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South Hadley, MA memorial - Huber

Maria Hulbert
Abby Wright School
South Hadley, MA c.1805

Maria Hulbert stitched this unusual composition c.1805 memorializing her parents and positioned two figures (probably representing herself and a sister) as mirror images beside heavily embellished monuments that, characteristically of Abby Wright School, are trimmed with silver metallic thread. The background is a graphically stylized ground cover with intricately worked weeping willow trees.

Maria Hulbert (1788-1810) of Middletown, Connecticut was one of nine children born to Hezekiah Hulbert (1749-1800) and Hannah Clark (1753-1796) his second wife. He had three children by his first wife and two more by his third. Her mother died in childbirth when she was eight and she was just twelve when her father died. Maria died unmarried in Lowville, New York.

Inscribed on left monument: IN MEMORY OF/ MRS. HANNAH HULBERT,/ Deceased December 15, 1796,/ Aet 44 years

Inscribed on right monument: IN MEMORY OF/ MR. HEZEKIAH HULBERT,/ Deceased January 19th, 1800/ Aet 51 years

Inscribed on glass: MARIA HULBERT

Silk, metallic thread and watercolor on silk; 16 ¼' x 17 ¾".


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