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Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 in x 7 in; 22.86 cm x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
letter
Date made:
1916-06
Description:
Letter from Mercy Richards Essig (Mrs. Norman Sturgis Essig), 1700 Locust Street, Philadelphia. Signed June 1916. The letter was sent with embroidered items from France made during World War I, purchased through the Society for Employment of Women in France. Mrs. Essig describes the living and working conditions of the peasant women in French Lorraine who embroider the linens in order to provide for themselves and their families while the war rages on around them.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift in honor of Elizabeth Dayton Johnson Napier (Mrs. George Ferry Napier) and Helen Napier Mayers (Mrs. D. Alexander Mayers)
ID Number:
2011.0086.21
Accession number:
2011.0086
Catalog number:
2011.0086.21
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, General
Military
French WWI Stitchery
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1693070