Memorial to Metcalf and Samuel Bowler

Miss Balch's Boarding and Day School American
Probably by Amy Harris Bowler American

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This memorial is typical of those worked at Mary Balch’s School in the early nineteenth century. The silken willow leaves were skillfully shaded to create a shimmering effect, and the inscriptions were embroidered in the finest black silk. It was likely executed by Amy Harris Bowler in memory of her grandfather, Metcalf, and father, Samuel.

Memorial to Metcalf and Samuel Bowler, Miss Balch's Boarding and Day School (Providence, Rhode Island), Silk embroidered with chenille and silk threads, American

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