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Catalog Number 10248-187
Title Sampler; Etta Gwyer, 1870
Object Name Sampler
Description The sampler is stitched with purple, green, pink, blue and white thread. It reads "Etta Gwyer. Aged 9. 1870." In the middle of the sampler is a design of a vase (with a curved handle) and a bouquet of flowers and leaves. The vase is sitting on grass. Under the vase are the words "Omaha Neb." There is a double border around the edges. The inner border is flowers and leaves. The outer border is blue, with elaborate corners.

The sampler is in a brown frame and covered by glass. The back of the frame is covered in cardboard and brown tape. There is a red, white and blue label on the back of the frame: "Coral Gables Picture Framing Shop" and the address and phone number for the shop. There are two holes on the back on either side of the frame near the upper portion of the frame for nails for hanging the sampler.
Date 1870
Year Range from 1870
Year Range to 1870
Material Canvas, thread, wood, glass
Made Gwyer, (Sarah) Etta
Place of Origin USA: Nebraska (Dodge), Omaha
Height (in) 0.75
Length (in) 18.313
Width (in) 11.875
History Made by (Sarah) Etta Gwyer in 1870 when she was nine years old. Ms. Gwyer was the daughter of Mr. William Augustus Gwyer, who was a businessman and politician in Omaha, Nebraska in the mid- to late 1800s. He was elected to the state senate in 1873, and was its president and for a short time acting governor.
Credit line Yates, Gwyer, Glass, Schlossberg Collection, Omaha (Douglas), Nebraska
Collection Yates, Gwyer, Glass, Schlossberg