Sampler, 1875 Medium: wool and cotton embroidery on wool foundation Technique: embroidered in chain stitch on plain weave foundation. Gift of Myra M. and William H. Mathers. 2008-31-23.
What is this?
At the top, an eagle with spread wings is perched atop a shield, with flags and buntings, surrounded by floral sprays. At the bottom is a landscape with a small town, a locomotive, and a horse and carriage. In the center is the inscription: John the Hoog O Love Remember me Margaret Hoog Married 1875 June 3, surrounded by birds and flowers. The entire surface is covered with chain stitch embroidery.