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Object ID # 1959.046.038
Object Name Bookmark
Lexicon category 6: T&E For Communication
Made Unknown
Description A blue silk ribbon bookmark with a perforated paper sampler sewn onto one side.
The perforated card has a scalloped edge with embroidery holes in it. The text is cross stitched in blue and red. The embroidered text reads: "Happy May thy Birthday be". The text is flanked by two stylized flowers in petit point embroidery. The paper is attached on the ends by white embroidery thread. 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 Silk/Paper/Embroidery Thread/Dye
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Kennedy, Amy