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Needlework picture

Artist/Maker:
Vogler, Louise Lauretta
Place Made:
Salem North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1836
Medium:
silk on silk
Dimensions:
LOA 20 7/8; WOA 17 3/4 (frame)
Accession Number:
374
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Embroidered floral wreath of silk and chenille with crepe, silk, and ribbon on silk with written verse. Framed in black painted wood frame with squares in the corners.
History:
LABEL NOTES: This needlework picture was done when she was 14 years old. “A similar design [wreath] was followed by fourteen-year-old Louise Lauretta Vogler in 1836 when she embroidered a floral wreath surrounding a written verse for her father’s fiftieth birthday. [note: actually, this needlework picture was not made for Vogler’s fiftieth birthday; P-568 is the sampler made by Christina Vogler for John’s birthday]. The verse again is written in ink, and, as she has predicted in her poem, the colors have faded.” (Welshimer in Welshimer and Bivins p. 55).

The frame is most likely original.
RELATED NAME: Vogler, Louise Lauretta

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Florence S. Wilson