|Object ID #||1959.046.016|
|Title||Sampler Worked By Isabella Inglis (1868)|
|Lexicon category||8: Communication Artifact|
|Place of Origin||Derby Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County|
Long rectangular cross-stitched sampler by Isabella Inglis, 1868
|Makers mark||Hand-stitched lettering and date|
Stitched by Isabella Inglis, who was a daughter of Peter and Ann Inglis of Inglis Falls, Derby Township, Grey County.
Isabella's sampler is dated 1868. She was seven years old at that time, although she was listed in the 1871 census as 10 years old. She attended high school in Owen Sound in the 1870s. She died circa 1882-1883.
Her sister Helen Kennedy, died in 1924 at the age of 77 (she married Thomas Kennedy of Owen Sound, Ontario).
Later owned by A. Amy Kennedy, a daughter of the former Helen Inglis (Mrs. Kennedy), and a niece of Isabella's.
|Collection||Folk Art Collection|
|Material||Linen?/Embroidery Thread/Thread / Dyes|
|Dimensions||W-20.2 L-43 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
A needlework project undertaken by a female child. It was advantageous for a young girl to learn how to embroider letters and numerals, so that someday she could mark her linens. This was a good thing to do, especially if you sent your linens out for laundering and wished them not to become lost.