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Sampler (USA)

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Mary Emiston and student at New York African Free School. It is dated 1803 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.

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

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 28 x 42.5cm (11 x 16 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

New York African Free School April 5th 1803 Mary Emiston

Cite this object as

Sampler (USA); Embroidered by Mary Emiston (American); silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 28 x 42.5cm (11 x 16 3/4 in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-77

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