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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.

This is a sampler from United States. It is dated 1875 and we acquired it in 2008. Gift of Myra M. and William H. Mathers. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: wool and cotton embroidery on wool foundation technique: embroidered in chain stitch on plain weave foundation

Its dimensions are

Frame H x W x D: 55.9 x 76.2 cm (22 x 30 in.) Warp x Weft (unframed): 51.4 x 72.4 cm (20 1/4 x 28 1/2 in.)

This object was embroidered by Margaret Hoog

This object was agent: Ursula M. Nehrt and William M. Mathers and donated by Myra Mathers and William H. Mathers

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