Sunday, September 21, 2014

Marcia Doten sampler discovered

Help Add the Sampler to Museum Collection
An unusual piece of needlework was recently found in Chiltonville, Plymouth’s historic rural village. An early 19th century sampler was rediscovered, attached to the back of a WWII needlework picture from Occupied Japan, a souvenir brought home by a Plymouth serviceman in 1946. The sampler was embroidered in silk on a linen ground by Marcia Doten of Chiltonville, sometime in the early 1820s. It features an unfinished design of a large basket of flowers, with some of the original pencil drawing visible in the unworked area. The Antiquarian Society hopes to acquire and conserve this important local sampler.

Your contribution to our Needlework Conservation Fund will help us acquire and conserve the Doten sampler. All donations will be used for the care and conservation of the Antiquarian Society’s collection of historic needlework, which includes 45 girlhood samplers. For more information, email or call 508-746-0012.
Any donation great or small is greatly appreciated.  Link for contributing is below.

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