Lot 8
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MOURNING PRINT TO GEORGE WASHINGTON, CIRCA 1801

Estimate
2,000 - 2,500 USD
Sold
1,000 USD
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Description

  • cloth, paper, hair
Inscribed G. Washington./There is Rest in HEAVEN";"SACRED to the MEMORY of the ILLUSTRIOUS G. WASHINGTON. Together with a cotton bag, Susan Webster, Weare, New Hampshire, circa 1820 inscribed: Sacred/To the memory of Mrs Betsy Tucker who/died March 25th,1820/in the 29th yr of her age & Abig al Webster who d../August 19th 1807 aged 3 yrs/They die in Jesus and are blest./How sweet their slumbers are/From sufferings, and from sin releas'd/And freed from every snare; on Reverse: Wrought by/Susan Webster/Weare, N.H. at bottom Beware, all that the earth calls happiness, beware,/ All joys, but joys which never can expire. Defer not till tomorrow to be wise, Tomorrow's sun to thee may never rise.; and a paper, hair, and hairwork mourning brooch. 3 pieces.

Provenance

The first: Ron de Silva, New York.
The second: Gift of Ron Bourgeault.
The third: Sharon Platt, Manchester, Missouri.
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