|Object ID #||1959.046.039|
|Title||"Forget Me Not" Bookmark Sampler|
|Lexicon category||6: T&E For Communication|
|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.|
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|
|Found||Grey County, Ontario|