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Stephen & Carol Huber: 17th - 19th Century NeedleworkBradford, NH antique sampler by Cressy from Huber

Maria M. Cressy
Needlework Sampler
Bradford, New Hampshire c.1826

Maria Cressy was born November 30, 1817, in Bradford, NH, and wrought this sampler at aged 9 while attending as yet an unidentified school.

An accompanying hand written note mentions she danced with President Franklin D, Pierce at a ball given in his honor. Pierce was a native of NH and president of the US from 1853 to 1857.

Records indicate she died in Michigan on 6 Aug 1881.

Silk on linen; 20 ½ x 17 inches sight.


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