Thursday, 10 November 2011
The silk on linen sampler above is dated 1793 and was stitched by Sarah Herbert, probably in London, England. The donors stated that in 1794 Sarah Herbert married Christopher Hommann from Heidelberg in London and then, with her new husband, sailed to Philadelphia to make their home. The marriage of a Johan Christoph Hommann and Constantia Herbert is recorded at Saint Martin in the Fields, London. The archives at Christ Church in Philadelphia reveal a Sarah Hommann, daughter of John and Constantia Homman, who was born September 14, 1809 and baptized May 23, 1810. It seems likely that Constantia brought the sampler to Philadelphia and named her daughter for Sarah, a yet unidentified family member. (Gift of Miss Amelia Harrison Brooke and Mrs. William Hill Brooke)
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Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 19:09