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Lena Ter Meulen-1800

Lena Ter Meulen-1800Lena's sampler is typical of small red samplers made in one of the orphanages in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Het Diaconie Weeshuis. Upon entering the orphanage the children were given a number and Lena's number was 142 and she was 13 and 3/4 years old. She was the daughter of Lena Friesbach and Gerrit Ter Meulen (GTM). She was baptized on April 5, 1786 in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.

She entered the orphanage Jan, 29, 1800 at the age of 13. S She left the orphanage on October 22, 1807 and received her inheritance. She took a position as a servant girl. At the age of 27, in 1813, she married Casper Speelmeijer. She was married a second time to Isaac Sluiter in 1842. They divorced in 1848 and she married a third time to Benjamin Verbruggen.

The initials of SEB or SB appear on these samplers from 1773 to 1801. SEB or Sophia Elizabeth Baerselman was hired to be the linen mother for the large linen shop in the orphanage. Her duties included teaching her charges a set of skills that would allow them to be self-sufficient. her initials always appear first, followed by numerous other sets of initials.

These little samplers are all worked in marking stitch making them reversible and most were done on a 70 count linen. Four sided stitch and algerian eye were also used on this sampler.
Stitch count is 214 x 168. On 45 count linen measures 9.5" x 7.5".

Please specify which count of linen you want, 35, 40 or 45.

Size: on 35 ct measures 12.2" x 9.6"
Thread Count: on 40 count it measures 10.7" x 8.4"
Recommended Level: Intermediate
Cost: chrt $18.00
Categories: , Dutch & German
ID: 347

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