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Makers / Maker's Age: Tunis, Mary Elisabeth (age 11)
Date Made: 1843
Origin: Englishtown, Monmouth Cnty, NJ US
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Stitches: Crpss, Queen
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 12 7/8"w x 12 7/8" h
Owner: Phillips Museum, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Inscriptions: Mary Elisabeth Tunis Aged 11 years / O Memory thou fond deceiver / Still importunate and vain / To former joys recurring ever / And turning all the past to pain //
Predominant Motif: 3 alphabets: #2 missing the Z. Simple stitched lines. A large floral motif of roses at the center bottom. Reversing arcaded carnation border across the top and strawberries? on both sides.
History of Owner: #2024 Bequest of Serena May North Hutchinson Estate
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No