Posted 11 years ago
I believe Inga Olsen (1861 - 1893) to be of Norweigan descendant..can I date this sampler as 1875--I don't know the significance of that date she cross stitched --I may have her 1861 birthdate wrong but the death date is solid.
Could that be he birthdate on the sampler? I think it was done here in the state of Minnesota.
When I got it it was a little sticky--I read up on samplers and so I bathed it in two separate pans of water. I think it was cigarette smoke no doubt..it still looks a little brown but the colors brightened a bit. Brown residue came off. The cloth was limp when it went in the water and once it dried it became stiff.
As other suggestions besides acid free back and no glare glass to frame it???
Thanks in advance for your knowledge and hints and tips!