American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 51, fig. 87)
Parthenea E. Dunigan and Martha Jane Warmath were cousins who lived in Ramas, McNairy County, Tennessee. Their sampler represents the lingering tradition of sampler embroidery that occurred occasionally, particularly on the frontier, throughout the nineteenth century.
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