Embroidered sampler

Embroidered by Julia Ann Fitch American

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This exquisite Federal pictorial family record has much to say about the ideals of the young country and the importance of educating women. The beautifully worked center reserve depicts a woman reading a book sitting under a unique architectural structure—an outdoor pavilion with a round domed roof, draped and curtained sides, and a checkerboard floor.

Embroidered sampler, Embroidered by Julia Ann Fitch (born 1792), Silk on linen, American

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