GOULDING FAMILY RECORD
Worchester, MA 1820
Family record samplers are aesthetically pleasing windows into the past. In this example the central portion
is worked on very fine gauze framed with a graphic flowered border on three sides and homestead and town scene
flanking a monument at the bottom.
Elizabeth was 22 years old in 1820 when she worked this sampler. She included a memorial to her brother William
but not Franklin, maybe because the second Franklin was still alive. Elizabeth died just 2 years after completing
her family record, leaving behind something for future generations.
Silk on linen; 19 ½ x 18 ¼ inches.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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