1st item: Elmira Deacon Dungan, 19th century American needlework family record sampler with house, silk and wool or cotton on linen. Floral vine top border and alphabet and numbers over the names of 5 Dungan family members: Elizabeth B. Dungan 1802, Mary Ann Dungan 1829, Henry Newton Dungan, Robert Kelton Dungan, Sarah Ann Dungan 1839, and Charles Fisk Dungan 1843. Alternate spelling Duncan. Beneath the names are stitched a two story house and garden with two geese. Sampler 16" H x 13" W. Antique giltwood frame: 18-5/8" H x 15-3/4" W. Note: Elmira Deacon Dungan was born Oct. 1, 1833 in Shepardstown, Virginia. She was the daughter of Henry Miller Dungan and Elizabeth Borton Newton. She made her sampler at the Springdale Boarding School for Girls in Loudon Co., VA. She became a student there in 1848 and is listed in the school catalog in 1850. The family was living in Morgan Co.,VA in 1850 and in Covington, Alleghany Co., VA in 1860. Elmira married John Wesley Cornelius in Marietta, OH in 1864. By 1870 the couple had moved to Baltimore, MD. They had six children. Elmira died March 29, 1929 in Baltimore. She is buried in the Baltimore City Cemetery, Baltimore, MD. 2nd item: 19th century American needlework school girl sampler, wool and cotton on linen, signed Mary H. Philes, aged 10, 1847, cross stitch and embroidery stitches with six rows of alphabet and numbers divided by geometric rows, over a verse and floral lower border. Verse reads: "This work in hand my Friends may have When I am in my silent grave And which when e'er their chance to see May kind remembrance picture me. While on the glowing canvass (sic) stands The labour of my youthful hands Few other cares than this I knew But perserverence brought me through." Sight: 15-3/4" H x 16-1/4" W. Wooden veneered frame: 16-3/4" H x 17-1/4" W. Estate of J.D. and Jane Vandercook, Hendersonville, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Burn marks and holes mostly affecting upper left corner, lower left and right margin. Scattered stains, particularly around center sides. Losses to frame lower left corner. 2nd item: Very good condition with some darkening to original linen and a couple of scattered light stains. Frames not original.
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