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Embroidered Picture

Lydia Mann was the sister of the well-known educator, Horace Mann (1796-1859). This embroidery was worked at Mary Balch's School and is dedicated to the memory of her parents, Thomas Mann and Rebecca Stanley of Wrentham, Massachusetts, and a brother, Stephen Mann.

Made by Lydia Mann, American, 1798 - 1888

Geography:
Made in Providence, Rhode Island, United States, North and Central America

Period:
antebellum

Date:
c. 1816, completed c. 1837

Medium:
Silk plain weave with gouache and silk embroidery in satin, stem, and couching stitches

Dimensions:
Framed: 24 1/2 x 29 inches (62.2 x 73.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1962-199-1

Credit Line:
Gift of Leon F.S. Stark for the Walter J. Johnson Memorial, 1962

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