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Object Name: Embroidered bookmark
Date: 1840-1880
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Medium: Paper, wool, silk
Dimensions: Overall: 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 2 7/8 in. ( 0.3 x 13.3 x 7.3 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Perforated paper embroidered bookmark, with various colors of wool and silk floss; motto throughout the center.
Object Number: Z.2372
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Marks: embroidered: throughout center: "Be ye strong / therefore and / let not your hands / be weak for your works / shall be rewarded." handwritten: on note attached to bookmark: "Except this from Mary J. Curtis, to her / Benefacetrer (sic) M. Hastings."

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A note found with the bookmark has a poem entitled "Christian Friendship," and indicates that it was a gift from Mary J. Curtis to M. Hastings.


"Home Sewn: Three Centuries of Stitching History," New-York Historical Society, November 18, 2003-April 18, 2004.