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Region: Middle Tennessee
1850 Myra Lewis Tignor
Lasea, Maury Co.

19"V x 17"H © TSS 048
fibers: wool and oil paint
ground: 28 ct. linen
As the daughter of an itinerant carpenter, Myra Lewis Tignor (1827-1904) and her siblings spent part of their childhood with an aunt. Myra became a teacher and was teaching at a subscription school in Lasea when she began this sampler as a model for her students. She married twice, first to David Shires and then Jesse Harris, Jr.
Many years after she left her sampler unfinished, Myra's daughter commissioned a family friend to paint the verse and swag at the bottom of the sampler on the empty ground fabric.