Philadelphia, PA Dated 1806
In the 9th year of her age, Mary Orr worked this graphic sampler featuring a mansion flanked with a disproportionately
large striped basket and a tree on a lawn with sheep, owl, and a large bird. A similar castlelike mansion appears
on Philadelphia samplers from the Zeller School, the image was probably adapted from the same source.
Mary Orr was born c. 1798 and was probably the Mary Orr that married Thomas Allen at Philadelphia's Third Presbyterian
Church on November 7, 1822 at age 24.
Illustrated in Girlhood Embroidery, Volume 2, page 367 by Betty Ring
Silk on linen; 20 ½" x 19" framed.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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