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Object ID # 1959.046.032
Object Name Sampler
Title Sampler by Isabella Inglis
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Date 19th-century
Year Range from 1868
Year Range to 1879
Made Inglis, Isabella
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.
Provenance 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
Material Linen/Embroidery Thread/Dye
Dimensions W-16 L-16.5 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Kennedy, Amy
Inglis, Peter
Subjects Embroidery
Search Terms Victorian