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Object ID # 1959.046.039
Object Name Bookmark
Title "Forget Me Not" Bookmark Sampler
Lexicon category 6: T&E For Communication
Made Inglis, Isabella?
Place of Origin Derby Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
Description Vertically-striped ribbon Victorian bookmark in various colours with a perforated paper sampler sewn onto it. The perforated card has an intricate die-punched border with floral, fleur de lis and moon motifs. The green embroidered text reads "Forget me not" in cross stitch. A green embroidered blob in petit point is at the end of the text. It looks like it might have been unfinished but then why would it be sewn to the ribbon? See RELATED for other items found with this.
Provenance Previously owned by Amy Kennedy who resided at Inglis Falls, in Derby Township, Grey County, and also at Owen Sound, Ontario. She was descended from Mr. and Mrs. Peter Inglis through her mother, Helen (Mrs. Thomas) Kennedy, and also from the Wm. & Agnes (Stark) Kennedy family of Owen Sound.
The item has a 19th-century, Victorian appearance to it.
Her father died in 1878.
This bookmark is mounted together with some other samplers and bookmarks that likely were worked by Miss Isabella Inglis before she died (c. 1882-1883). She was Amy Kennedy's aunt.
Collection Textiles, Needlework & Accessories Collection
Material Paper/Ribbon/Embroidery Thread/Dyes
Found Grey County, Ontario
People Kennedy, Thomas
Kennedy, Amy
Subjects Victorian