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Mourning Sampler (USA)

This is a Mourning sampler. It was embroidered by Emily Silcox. It is dated 1839 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is wool embroidery on cotton foundation and its technique is embroidered in cross stitch on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W: 21 x 28cm (8 1/4 x 11in.)

It is inscribed

Emily Silcox Aged 7 years

Cite this object as

Mourning Sampler (USA); Embroidered by Emily Silcox (American); wool embroidery on cotton foundation; H x W: 21 x 28cm (8 1/4 x 11in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-142

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