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Stephen & Carol Huber: 17th - 19th Century Needlework

Huber - Needlework sampler by Girdler of Marblehead, MA

Mary Girdler
Antique needlework sampler
Marblehead, MA c.1803

Mary worked this charming folksy sampler inscribed: MARY GIRDLER BORN/ APRIL 7 1793 AE10 YEARS while attending school in Marblehead, MA

She was one of eight children born to Joseph Girdler (1763-1808) and Rebecca Lewis (1765-1809) daughter of John Lewis and Abigail Wood of Marblehead. On May 4, 1823 she married Capt. Emanuel Lawrence (1789-1865) who was born in Spain. They had five children.

Mary Pedrick Lawrence (1824-1865)
Rebecca Lewis Lawrence (1827-1910)
? (1828-1828)
? (1830-1830)
Margaret Girdler Lawrence (1832-1902)

Silk on linen; 11 x 12 inches sight.


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