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

memorial silk embroidery from Huber by Whittemore
Charlestown, MA c. 1803

Eliza stitched this silk embroidered memorial with a portrait of herself standing next to a monument dedicated to her older sister Mary who died at the age of 21. The inscription reads, "IN Memory/ of/ Mary Whittemore/ obit Jan 28th/ 1803/ Wrought by her sister/ Eliza Whittemore."

Eliza (1791-1860) and Mary (1781-1803) were two of six children born to Nathan Whittemore (1757-1825) and Mehitable Carter of Charlestown, MA. Eliza married Captain John Harris in 1818. They had four children and resided in Charlestown.

Silk and watercolor on silk; 26 1/2" x 30" with original elaborate frame.


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