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Makers / Maker's Age: Allen, (?)
Date Made: ca. 1810
Origin: VT US
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Stitches: Satin, Feather, Couching, Long and short. VanDyke, Stem.
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Silk
Dimensions: 19 5/8"w x 15 1/2" h
Owner: NSCDA Plum Grove Historic Home, Iowa City, IA
Inscriptions: (Printed on a silk ribbon on the L): Rev. Thomas Allen, FIRST MINISTER / OF / PITTSFIELD / DIED FEB. 11th, 1810, / AE TAT 68 / THE MEMORY OF THE JUST IS BLESSED / (Printed on a silk ribbon on the R): Thomas Allen, jun. Esq / DIED AT / BOSTON / MARCH 22, 1796 / AGED 37. / (On paper on the R monument side): Mrs. E. White / Died in London Feb. 22, 1798 / Aged 22 yrs. //
Predominant Motif: Two tombstones, one with an obelisk, one with an urn on top. Weeping willow on L , oak on R. Two female & one male mourner, dressed in black. Bordering the piece is a band of copper and a band of black-flocked paper. Painted sky and faces.
History of Owner: Gift of Elizabeth Allen Waterman
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No