Kent, William (1860 - 1955)

Genre: Non-Fiction - Scholarly

William Winthrop Kent was born in Bangor, ME, graduated from Philips Exeter (1878) and Harvard (1882) where he was at one time and editor of the Harvard Advocate and The Harvard Lampoon. He did extensive research into the history of rug hooking and was considered an authority on the subject.

Selected Bibliography

  • The Hooked Rug: A Record of Its Ancient Origin, Modern Development, Methods of Making, Sources of Design... (1937)
  • Rare Hooked Rugs: And Others, Both Antique and Modern, From Cooperative Sources (1941)
  • Hooked Rug Design: Showing Twenty Eight Reproductions of the Author's Own Designs, Some in Full Color... (1949)

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