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Makers / Maker's Age: Diffenderfer, Juliann C. (age 13)
Date Made: 1893
Origin: New Holland, PA US
School / Teacher: New Holland School, New Holland, PA
Stitches: Cross, Satin,
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 16 1/2"w x 12 1/2" h
Owner: Phillips Museum, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Inscriptions: (Across the top): Juliann C. Diffenderfer.s / Performance in the 13th year of her age April 3rd / On the L side): O how shall I repay / The bounties of my God / This feeble spirit pants beneath / The pleasing painful load / On the R side): My life I would anew / Devote O Lord to thee / And in thy blissful service spend / A long eternity / Center: My parents are John and / Catharine Diffenderfer / My Brother & / Sister are Henry / & Margaret Diffenderfer / (On the L): Presented by my Aunt Mary Lainhart (On the R): Preceptress R McElrow / (Across the bottom in large letters): New Holland School & Township //
Predominant Motif: 1 alphabet: uppercase script missing the J. One cross band with tulips and other flowers. Two floral wreaths. At the bottom a central basket of flowers with tree motifs on both sides. Arcaded small flower border all four sides.
History of Owner: #4504
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No