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Genealogy sampler

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Worked in a variety of cross stitches; border on three sides of angular flowering vine, narrow border on lower edge of angular strawberry vine, above strawberry vine two buildings, trees, and plants; body of sampler filled with inscription: "Henry Boyer was born in year 1781 / Hannah Boyer wife...

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Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moore and Miss Mary Magoun Brown to MFA, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moore, and Miss Mary Magoun Brown, in memory of their mother, Mrs. John Crosby Brown

American, about 1832

Object Place

Berks County, Amity Township, Pennsylvania, United States


43.3 x 43.8 cm (17 1/16 x 17 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts