Adaline, at age 17, worked this charming silk embroidered picture while attending the Charlestown Academy in
Charlestown, MA, under the instruction of Miss Hannah Spofford.
The original glass is inscribed: Wrought by Adaline Bradford. Aged 17 years 1813.
The scene depicts a shy young girl holding a small object between her fingers, being coaxed to offer it to the
young man who is holding a sprig of flowers.
Adaline (c.1796-1846) was the middle child and only girl of the five children born to Isaac Bradford and Hannah
Bayles Trask. Although her parents were both from the Boston area they settled in North Yarmouth, Maine. Her father
grew up in Duxbury and is a direct decent of Gov. Bradford of Mayflower fame. Adaline in her late teens, was sent
to the Charlestown Academy which is in the environs of Boston for continued education.
Silk and watercolor on silk; 26 ¾" x 28" framed.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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