Embroidery, Flowers In Blue And Green, Motto - 'what Is A Home  Without A Father'
Embroidery, Flowers In Blue And Green, Motto - 'what Is A Home  Without A Father'
Embroidery, Flowers In Blue And Green, Motto - 'what Is A Home  Without A Father'


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Samplers ➔ Embroidery, Flowers In Blue And Green, Motto - 'what Is A Home Without A Father'

Identifier:
145254
Description:
This sampler is completed on perforated paper which is a lightweight cardboard with evenly spaced holes that imitate an embroidery canvas. This method of embroidery started in 1820 as plain sheets but hit its peak in 1870 with a new printing process that allowed for pre-printed designs and mottoes on the paper. This piece is an example of the pre-printed embroidery method. The ink can be seen as a very faint blue color throughout the pattern. Pieces of this size were characteristically framed and displayed on the wall. The pattern contains flowers in both blue and green with the motto "What is Home without a Father". Phrases like this one were an integral part of victorian life and were intended to inspire "proper" thoughts and behaviour among its readers. 
Date:
1878 – 1882
Dimensions:
7.5" h 20.5" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Bracker, Mrs. Mary
Rights:

Maker/Donor
Bracker, Mrs. Mary
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