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1941

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2019

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Family Register Sampler (USA), 1830

This is a Family register sampler. It was embroidered by Dorcas A. Kelly, American. It is dated 1830 and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in cross, satin and stem 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: 49 x 47 cm (19 5/16 x 18 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Wrought by Dorcas A. K. Men. 1830. aged 11

Cite this object as

Family Register Sampler (USA), 1830; Embroidered by Dorcas A. Kelly, American ; silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 49 x 47 cm (19 5/16 x 18 1/2 in.); Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe; 1941-69-70

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