Letter about WWI French stitchery

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
Object Name
letter
date made
1916-06
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 in x 7 in; 22.86 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
2011.0086.21
accession number
2011.0086
catalog number
2011.0086.21
related event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
Military
French WWI Stitchery
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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