Mourning Sampler (USA), 1838
This is a Mourning sampler. It was embroidered by Mary Bechler. It is dated 1838 and we acquired it in 1974. Its medium is silk and human hair embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 43.5 x 48cm (17 1/8 x 18 7/8 in.)
It is inscribed
Mary Bechler's work made in Maytown in the year 1838
Cite this object as
Mourning Sampler (USA), 1838; Embroidered by Mary Bechler ; silk and human hair embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 43.5 x 48cm (17 1/8 x 18 7/8 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor from the Fraser/Martin Collection; 1974-100-31