Museum logo
Museum logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object ID # 1959.046.033
Object Name Embroidery, Punched Paper
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Made Inglis, Helen/Inglis, Isabella?
Place of Origin Derby Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
Description Rectangular petit point embroidery on perforated paper. Image of a house with a fence and a tree in the background.
See RELATED for other items.
Provenance This sampler likely was made by either Isabella Inglis, or Helen Inglis. Both were daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Inglis of Inglis Falls, Derby Township, Grey County.

In 1868, Isabella was 7 years old, and did sampler embroidery, as there is a dated sampler in the collection that she made. 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 Inglis died in 1924 at the age of 77 (she was Mrs. Thomas Kennedy of Owen Sound).

Last owned by A. Amy Kennedy, a daughter of Helen Inglis (Mrs. Kennedy), and a niece of Isabella. She lived at Inglis Falls for many years, and later resided in Owen Sound.
Collection Textiles, Needlework & Accessories Collection
Material Paper/Embroidery Thread/Dye
Dimensions W-15 L-5.5 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Kennedy, Amy
Kennedy, Helen
Inglis, Isabella
Subjects Victorian
Sewing
Needlework