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.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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