Perforated Paper Picture

Perforated Paper Picture

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The motto “God is our Refuge and Strength” embroidered on perforated paper with wool thread, using satin, half cross, and straight stitches. The advent of perforated paper made an inexpensive way to display mottos that promoted proper thoughts and behavior in the Victorian era. “Home Sweet Home” was also a very popular motto. The design was printed on the paper.
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Object Name
embroidery, picture
made at
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Leland
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Victorian Needlework
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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