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Sampler (USA), 1828

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Ann E. Kelly and student at Mrs. Leah Merguier's School. It is dated 1828 and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is silk embroidery, cotton foundation, painted paper and its technique is embroidered in chain, buttonhole, satin, and cross stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe. It is credited Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 48.9 x 48.9 cm (19 1/4 x 19 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Ann E. Kelly was born in Halifax April 20 in the year of our Lord 1814 and made this sampler in Mrs. Leah Meguier's school in Harrisburg, January 21 1828

Cite this object as

Sampler (USA), 1828; Embroidered by Ann E. Kelly (American, b. 1814); silk embroidery, cotton foundation, painted paper; H x W: 48.9 x 48.9 cm (19 1/4 x 19 1/4 in.); Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe; 1941-69-119

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