Posted 5 years ago
SEE 4 PHOTOS, ENLARGE
I was happy to get this even though I know it is in poor condition--It is poignant and loving and I have never seen anything like it.
The tin "Sam, and the name woven in hair with a message on back were always kept together, and bought in the original dirty worn envelope. I suppose it is 1870s or there abouts.
The tin has darkend, has damage and bends--probably because of being aprox 140 years old in a decaying envelope..must have passed thru a lot of future families hands and maybe most couldn't care less--or was in an old family album.
Anyway,I am glad at least they were kept together---The man was Sam, and either his wife, sister or daughter did this--- most likely after he passed. Very tiny, I think" tatting" stitches Intricate and not an easy task--but a very loving one. And my collection is all about loving ( "just folks and daily life)
I am asking today if anyone can decipher the back text, on the back of the hair work Long stitches over it that attached each section to the paper might make it difficult, but it starts "My Dear--or My Dearest--Can someone help read it?? Thanks so much!!! Lois