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2006.44.1159 (RS84945)

Description

Embroidered alphabet sampler in a plain wood frame. Inscription worked in cross stitch "Happy is she whose early/years receive instruction/Mary Willis born/Portland AE9 Dec 14, 1805"

Details

Maker
Duncan, Mary Willis, 1805-1888 (Embroiderer)
Goodspeed's Bookstore (Framer)
Date
ca. 1814
Inscriptions
Framed At/GOODSPEED'S BOOK SHOP/Ashburton Place/BOSTON (typed)
Sampler made by my grandmother/Mary Willis born in Portland 1805/at the age of nine. She married/James H. Duncun of Haverhill/and died in 1888. I remember her well./This sampler belonged to my mother/and came to me when the/house was broken up in 1928./My brother has a similar one made/by grandmother Phillips about/the same time./Stephen W. Phillips/Salem Jun. 9 1928. (handwritten)
Location of origin
Portland, Maine
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
embroidery (visual works)
Object type
Art
Places
Probably Maine (United States)
Probably Portland (Cumberland county, Maine)
Descriptive terms
embroidery (visual works)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
Accession Number
2006.44.1159
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
170819

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