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Catalog Number 10248-186
Title Sampler; NE, 1870
Object Name Sampler
Description Sampler is stiched with thread that is purple, pink, salmon pink, red, light blue, white, green, brown, tan, dark green and olive green. The sampler is in a tan frame and is covered by glass. The name "Gwynnie Gwyer" is stitched at the top. In the middle, is a multi-colored pheasant, standing on grass. Under the pheasant are the words "Aged 12 1870." The sampler is surrounded by a double border. The inner border consists of flowers and leaves. The outer border is white with elaborate corners.

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 textile, thread, wood, glass
Made Gwyer, Gwynnie (Gwyndaline)/ (Mrs. W. A. Berryman)
Place of Origin USA: Nebraska (Dodge), Omaha
Height (in) 0.75
Length (in) 18.313
Width (in) 11.813
History Made by Gwynnie (Gwyndaline) Gwyer in 1870 when she was twelve years old. She became Mrs. W. A. Berryman. She 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