1843 Mourning Needlework Sampler

November 23, 2010

1843 Mourning Needlework SamplerJust using the text, this sampler is a charming statement from a sister to a departed infant brother. Miss Preston, who created this piece may not have been terribly old herself, but her poem shows signs of a mature woman’s grief for her brother.

1843 Mourning Needlework SamplerCourtesy: Barbara Robbins

“In Memory of The Late Matthew Preston O Departed
This Life June 1 1843 Aged 3 Years
death has been here
and borne away a
brother from our side
Just in the morning
of is life as soon as
When he died”

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