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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

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


c. 1816, completed c. 1837

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

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:

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

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