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Berlin Work Pattern

Place Made:
Berlin Germany
Date Made:
1820-1858
Medium:
paint –paper –cardboard
Dimensions:
HOA 3-1/4″; W 5″
Accession Number:
5700.2
Description:
Small Berlin needlework pattern with a pink, blue, and red floral bouquet in the center; round-in-shape; the pattern is on paper with a grid; the grid is then painted, each square accordingly. The paper is adhered to cardstock with blue and yellow marbled paper. Written in ink beneath teh flowers is the name “Lisetta C. Meinung.” The “No. 6” is written in the upper left corner in pencil. Printed ont he left side of the grid (upper left corner) is the patten number “1675.”
History:
This pattern belonged to Lisetta Caroline Meinung who was born January 8 1812 and died July 25, 1855. She was a teacher at Salem Girls School from 1830 to 1844. She never married. Her parents were Friedrich Christian Meinung and Johanna Elizabeth Praezel.