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Sampler (USA)

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Mary Fitz and student at Mrs. Buchanan's School, Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. We acquired it in 1941. Its medium is silk and human hair embroidery, cotton foundation, silk ribbon and its technique is embroidered in cross, half cross, satin, stem, rococo, feather and buttonhole stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Children at Play.

This object was bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.

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Sampler (USA); Embroidered by Mary Fitz (American, b. 1807); silk and human hair embroidery, cotton foundation, silk ribbon; 1941-69-26

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