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

Ohio sampler by Mapes from Huber

Mary Jane Mapes
Lake County, Ohio 1841

Mary Jane stitched this large graphic sampler with mirror images of two center hall houses bracketing a cartouche inscribed: Remember thy Creator in the/ days of thy youth -- Mary Jane Mapes . Nov 1841.

Mary, (born in Willoughby, OH Jan. 17,1833), was the 6th or 7 children born to Samuel Mapes and Hannah Holblock. About 2 months before her 9th birthday she completed this sampler. She married Van Rensselaer Brott and they had 2 children. She at age 32 and her two children ages 6 and 3 all died the same year, 1865.

Silk on linen: 17 x 17 sight.


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