Scituate, Massachusetts c.1802
Mourning embroideries became extremely popular needlework endeavors for schoolgirls after the death of George
Washington. This memorial was made by the daughter of Captain Samuel Stockbridge who served in the company of
She inscribed it, IN MEMORY OF/ Capt Sam l Stockbridge/ AE 54/ THE JUST SHALL RE/ HAD IN EVERLASTING/ REMEMBERANCE.
Penelope Stockbridge (1787-1864) was the daughter of Captain Samuel Stockbridge (1740-1802) and Sarah Litchfield
(1744-1810) of Scituate, Massachusetts. She married Festus Litchfield (1783-1812) her first cousin in 1806 and
they had four children.
Silk and watercolor on silk; 16 x 13 ¾ oval, 22 ¾ x 21 ½ with frame.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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