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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.

This object was donated by Unknown, Mrs. Richard S. Koehne, Myra Mathers and Mrs. John L. Handy Jr.. It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor from the Fraser/Martin Collection.

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

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