Needlework

Object Number: 
INV.1079
Date: 
ca. 1822
Medium: 
Paper, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 7 7/8 in. ( 21 x 20 cm )
Description: 
Nearly square embroidered picture of various colors of silk floss on layers of paper, plain paper ground with newspapers on reverse; Pennsylvania-German style flowers in basket; stitches include satin, straight, chain, outline, cross.
Gallery Label: 
The embroidery is stitched to several layers of German language newspapers dated 1822, which include Pennsylvania place names such as Harrisburg and Lebanon.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group