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Stephen & Carol Huber:  Dealers in antique needlework samplers, silk embroidery, cross stitch, tapestries.

Silk embroidered memorial from Huber to Stockbridge

Scituate, Massachusetts c.1802

Mourning embroideries became extremely popular needlework endeavors for schoolgirls after the death of George Washington. This memorial was made by the daughter of Captain Samuel Stockbridge who served in the company of minute men.
She inscribed it, “IN MEMORY OF/ Capt Sam l Stockbridge/ AE 54/ THE JUST SHALL RE/ HAD IN EVERLASTING/ REMEMBERANCE.”

Penelope Stockbridge (1787-1864) was the daughter of Captain Samuel Stockbridge (1740-1802) and Sarah Litchfield (1744-1810) of Scituate, Massachusetts. She married Festus Litchfield (1783-1812) her first cousin in 1806 and they had four children.

Silk and watercolor on silk; 16” x 13 ¾” oval, 22 ¾” x 21 ½” with frame.


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