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Countess of Ellesmere Embroidering

Photograph of a seated woman working a piece of needlework, c. 1850. Photograph of a seated woman working a piece of needlework, c. 1850. © The Trustees of the British Museum, acc. no. 1851,1231.7.

A photograph from c. 1850 shows a seated woman working what appears to be a narrow band of needlework. The photograph is housed in the British Museum, London. In pencil a text is added: Presented by the Earl of Ellesmere. The woman is believed to be the Earl's wife, Harriet Catherine, Countess of Ellesmere.

British Museum online catalogue (retrieved 4 September 2016).

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