Oh, this is so wonderful!
Thank you, Lenny Feenan for sharing this with us!
For those of you who do not know, Mary Sheppard Burton has a collection of 12 rugs on permanent collection at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
A friend recommended to post this because one of the reasons the library fell in love with Mary was because of her rug 'A Chicken in Every Pot', it is a scene of the presidential inauguration of Herbert Hoover in 1929. The rug and Mary's story of it can be viewed here http://www.loc.gov/folklife/msburton/commentary07.html as well as the other 11 rugs in the collection.
I made plenty of trips to the Jefferson building to assist Mary with the Library interviews when the acquired the collection. Rug Hooking groups can request a collection viewing by calling and scheduling a visit with the American Folklife Center director. And if you have not toured the Jefferson building, it is wonderful. Yes, this means the Mary Sheppard Burton is a recognized American folk artist.
You can see the rugs in two sizes, and even zoom in closer to view the loops.