|Object ID #||1959.046.032|
|Title||Sampler by Isabella Inglis|
|Lexicon category||8: Communication Artifact|
|Year Range from||1868|
|Year Range to||1879|
|Place of Origin||Derby Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County|
|Description||This is a Victorian, square-shaped, cross-stitched sampler, undated, but likely from the late 1860s or early 1870s? The alphabet is worked in cross stitch with only capital letters, and in the first row the letters are doubled. Each row is separated by a decorative border. In the bottom right hand corner is an embroidered bird and tree motif. The sampler has a plain, hand-stitched hem.|
Stitched by Isabella Inglis, who was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Inglis of Inglis Falls, Derby Township, Grey County.
We are not sure when she worked this sampler, but it was likely when she was quite young.
Her sister Helen Kennedy, died in 1924 at the age of 77 (she married Thomas Kennedy of Owen Sound, Grey County).
Later owned by A. Amy Kennedy, a daughter of the former Helen Inglis (Mrs. Kennedy), and a niece of Isabella's.
|Collection||Textiles, Needlework & Accessories Collection|
|Dimensions||W-16 L-16.5 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|