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Object Name Picture, Needlework
Object ID # 1979.2.16
Creator Maker Unknown
Place of Origin probably Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 1920
Material Silk, Cotton
Dimensions W-20.75 L-22.75 inches
Description A needlework piece comprised of a manufactured white cotton ground with cross-stitched silk embroidery. Use of burgundy, green, light blue, black and dark blue silk for a large centered three headed floral motif, framed in a burgundy and black frame and flanked by three sets of geometric motifs. Located at the bottom is an upside down stamped mark which reads "GOLD SEAL DESIGN No 100/1."
Provenance There is no information about the maker or origin of this piece. This object came out of a donation from the Souderton Mennonite Home (formerly Eastern Mennonite Home) so the maker was probably a resident. The piece is believed to have originated out of Montgomery County.

Gold Seal Designs were a company that produced packaged embroidery kits, comprised of patterns and embroidery floss.
Source Gift of Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton
Collection Textiles-Needlework