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Object ID # 1959.046.015
Object Name Embroidery, Punched Paper
Title Perforated Paper Religious Sampler Bookmark
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Made Inglis, Isabella? Inglis, Helen?
Place of Origin Derby Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County?
Description Cross stitch needlework picture on perforated paper. The hand-stitched embroidery floss is pink and quite faded on the front. The text simply reads "Search the Bible" and is surrounded by a border.
See RELATED for other items found with this.
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 (unmarried).

Her sister Helen Inglis died in 1924 at the age of 77 (she was Mrs. Thomas Kennedy of Owen Sound, Ontario). The last owner, Miss A. Amy Kennedy, was a daughter of the former Helen Inglis (Mrs. Kennedy), and a niece of Isabella's. She lived at Inglis Falls for many years, and later resided in Owen Sound.
Collection Folk Art Collection
Material Paper/Embroidery Thread/Dye
Dimensions W-5.6 L-13.4 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Kennedy, Amy
Inglis, Isabella
Kennedy, Helen
Subjects Religion