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Sampler (USA)

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Catharine Parsells and student at New York Female Association School No. 2. It is dated 1825 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in cross stitch on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Not Only Ours.

This object was bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer. It is credited Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 25.4 x 30.5 cm (10 x 12 in.)

It is inscribed

Worked by Catharine Parsells, aged 10 New York Female Association School No 2 March 1825

Cite this object as

Sampler (USA); Embroidered by Catharine Parsells (American); silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 25.4 x 30.5 cm (10 x 12 in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-135

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