Darning Sampler

c. 1880
Location: not on view
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On their samplers the orphans often embroidered the initials of relatives.


Orphaned as a child, Willemijntje was sent to the Burgerweeshuis (Citizen's Orphanage) in Amsterdam along with her three sisters. While there, she embroidered her own name along the top edge.
Darning Sampler

Darning Sampler

c. 1880

Willemijntje Elisabeth Wakker

(Dutch, b. 1875)
Netherlands, early 19th century

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