Overall: 8 1/4 x 7 7/8 in. ( 21 x 20 cm )
Nearly square sampler 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.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
The embroidery is stitched to several layers of German language newspapers dated 1822, which include Pennsylvania place names such as Harrisburg and Lebanon.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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