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sampler
Date Made/Found: 1860-1870
Maker: Mrs Maryann Roebuck
Material and Medium: Linen and thread
Dimensions: Overall: 685 x 755mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 1992.809
This sampler was made by Mary Ann Roebuck in remembrance of her first son, Charles Roebuck, following his death in 1860 at the age of 10 years. The sampler has been embroidered using cross stitch in brown thread on cream linen. It has been edged with a narrow border in fawn and brown. In the centre of the piece is a poem, in which two parents lament the death of their young son. The text at the top of the sampler reads: 'IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE/ OF CHARLES/ THE BELOVED SON OF ALFRED AND MARYANN ROEBUCK/ WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 10TH 1860/ AGED TEN YEARS AND THREE MONTHS'.
Display Location: In Store
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