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Region: Middle Tennessee
1817 Mary (Polly) Armistead Atkinson
The Carter House, Franklin

1714"V x 1512"H © TSS 001
fibers: silk
ground: 26 ct. linen
Mary (Polly) Armistead Atkinson (1806-1852) became the wife of Fountain Branch Carter (1787-1871) and the mother of 12 children. Her son Theodrick (Tod) died during the Battle of Franklin. Her home, The Carter House in Franklin, is open to visitors.
This simple marking sampler is enlivened by a small white house with blue details in the lower left hand corner.