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Mourning Sampler (USA), ca. 1850

This is a Mourning sampler. It is dated ca. 1850 and we acquired it in 1976. Its medium is wool, silk and metal-wrapped silk embroidery on cotton foundation and its technique is embroidered in cross stitch on plain weave cotton with paired warps and wefts (penelope canvas). It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Unknown. It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor from the Fraser/Martin Collection.

Its dimensions are

H x W (picture): 29.8 x 39.4 cm (11 3/4 x 15 1/2 in.) H x W (canvas): 33.7 x 45.1 cm (13 1/4 x 17 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Grandmother

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Mourning Sampler (USA), ca. 1850; wool, silk and metal-wrapped silk embroidery on cotton foundation; H x W (picture): 29.8 x 39.4 cm (11 3/4 x 15 1/2 in.) H x W (canvas): 33.7 x 45.1 cm (13 1/4 x 17 3/4 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor from the Fraser/Martin Collection; 1976-100-6

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