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The alphabet is repeated several times, with Arabic numerals, and a verse beginning "Lord what is life tis like a flower", and these words, partly destroyed, "Wrought by XX At Miss Halls School, Boston XX", below which are two pyramidal tombstones, on one Abigail on the other Caroline Augusta....

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Provenance

Gift of William S. Rumrill to MFA, 1933

Credit Line

Gift of William S. Rumrill

American, early 19th century

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

59.1 x 46.2 cm (23 1/4 x 18 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

33.325

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles