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Sampler (USA)

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Mary Emiston and student at New York African Free School. 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 Day series in a post titled To banish Slav'ry's Bonds from Freedom’s Plains.

This object was bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.

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Sampler (USA); Embroidered by Mary Emiston (American); silk embroidery on linen foundation; 1981-28-77

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