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Makers / Maker's Age: Lemoine, Maria Magdalene
Date Made: ca. 1800-1805
Origin: Alexandria, VA US
School / Teacher: Mrs. Cooke's School, Alexandria, VA
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Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 19 1/4"w x 32" h
Owner: NSCDA Dumbarton House, Washington, DC www.nscda.org
Inscriptions: (In lower center): Plan / of the CITY of / Washington / (in the Territory of Columbia) / ceded by the States of / VIRGINIA and MARYLAND / to the / United States of America / and by them established as the / SEAT of their GOVERNMENT / after the Year / M D C C C / (At bottom L): George Washington / First President of the United States / and late Lieutenant General of the / American Armies / Died at Mount Vernon 14th Dec 1799 Aged 68 Years //n lower center): Plan / of the CITY of / Washington / (in the Territory of Columbia) / ceded by the States of / VIRGINIA and MARYLAND / to the / United States of America / and by them established as the / SEAT of their GOVERNMENT / after the Year / 1800 / (At bottom L): George Washington / First President of the United States / and late Lieutenant General of the / American Armies / Died at Mount Vernon 14th Dec 1799 Aged 68 Years //
Predominant Motif: A silk embroidered and painted map sampler of the City of Washington depicting Georgetown, the Eastern Branch of the Potomac River, city blocks, streets, waterways, the President's House and the Capitol. A scale at bottom R. Embroidered and painted allegorical figures of "Hope," "Liberty," and "Justice" are at the top left, center, and right. A painted and embroidered portrait bust of George Washington is in a cartouche in the left bottom corner. Two winged angels on top of the cartouche. A painted scene of the allegorical figures of Fame and Liberty flanking the Washington armorial shield are to the right of the cartouche. NOTE: See a nearly identical map sampler done at the same school #4983, owned by Colonial Williamsburg //
History of Owner: Purchased
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No