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Needlework Picture

Artist/Maker:
Unknown
Place Made:
Salem North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1836
Medium:
silk thread –chenille –ribbon –paint –ink –silk
Dimensions:
HOA 14 1/4; WOA 22 1/2
Accession Number:
4197.1
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Commemorative ribbon and chenille embroidery and watercolor on silk; ink inscription. Depicts central monument topped with ribbon rose garland and surrounded by bunches of ribbon flowers; monument framed by cedar tree embroidered with chenille thread on each side; watercolor foliage completes background; inscription surrounded by ribbon wreath with faded pink bow at bottom. This piece has been conserved.

“Danbarkeit” is the German word for gratitude, a consistent theme expressed on presentation pieces. This example descended in the Leinbach family of Salem, although its exact recipient is not known.

History:
LABEL NOTES: The donor is a descendent of the Bagge family of Salem, North Carolina. The actual needlework descended in the Leinbach family.
Credit Line:
Gift of Margaret Leinbach Kolb