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Commemorative Samplers

Commemorative sampler, dedicated to King Charles I of England, made by Sarah Robertson, 1759. Commemorative sampler, dedicated to King Charles I of England, made by Sarah Robertson, 1759. Copyright Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, acc. no. T-1.1944.

A commemorative sampler is a type used to commemorate one or more birthdays, weddings, funerals or special events within a family or community. This type of sampler was popular in Northern Europe and elsewhere from the seventeenth century onwards and is still being produced.

See also the TRC Needles entries on commemorative embroidery and commemorative quilts.

Fitzwilliam Museum online catalogue (retrieved 20th June 2016).

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