Raised Embroidery

Description
A raised woolwork piece, with a floral wreath on black felted wool fabric. The raised work is a bit different in that it is created with layered stitches (laid and couched) rather than tufted or turkey stitching. Made by Viola Mosher Edson who was born April 27, 1829 to Hugh S. and Abigail Briggs Mosher in New York. She married George W. Edson about 1857 and had one daughter Effa. George died in 1871 and in 1881 she married William Henry Lusk. She died February 13, 1909. The piece was donated by her granddaughter Mildred Corliss Andrews.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Edson, Viola Mosher
made at
United States
ID Number
TE.T14676
catalog number
T14676.000
accession number
279550
Credit Line
Gift of Mildred Corliss Andrews
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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