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Alphabet band sampler embroidered in cross and eyelet stitches by Harriet Bertram, aged 8 years; back of frame labeled "A Haig Product, Lady Haig's Poppy Factory, Made by disabled Scottish ex-service men in Lady Haig's Poppy Factory, Marryat House, 24 Calton Road, Edinburgh."


Purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Berger; Gift to the MFA, September 17, 2003

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Berger in memory of Susan Jeannette Westfall

Scottish, first half 19th century

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Overall: 44.5 x 21.6 x 1.3 cm (17 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 1/2 in.)

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Wool plain weave embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts