DORCAS PAGE. Bedford, Middlesex, MA, 1785
Massachusetts silk on linen sampler worked by Dorcas Page, age 10, in Bedford, Middlesex, MA. Worked in 4 thread colors in cross and Algerian eye stitches, with two rows of uppercase, followed by inscription, and two more rows of uppercase A - L.
DORCAS / PAGE IS MY NA / ME AT TEN YE / ARS OLD I WR / OUGHT THE S /AME 1785 / AJM
Dorcas Emily Page
Birth: 22 Apr 1775, Bedford, Middlesex, MA
Father: Timothy Page (11 Jun 1741 - 25 Oct 1776) s. of John Page and Rebekah Wheeler, b. Bedford, MA, slain in battle at White Plains, NY
Mother: Margaret Wellington (22 Aug 1745 - 25 Oct 1804) m. 12 May 1766
Step Father: Asa Fassett (27 Feb 1752 - 25 Oct 1804) m. 13 Nov 1777, s. of Capt. Josiah Fassett and Joanna Page
Spouse: James Wright (2 Nov 1774 - 27 Mar 1826) s. of James Wright and Ruth Tidd #25753424
Marriage: 16 Mar 1797, Bedford, Middlesex, MA
Death: 22 Nov 1846, Bedford, Middlesex, MA
Burial: Old Burying Ground, Bedford, Middlesex, MA
Memorial ID: #25753414
Joseph W. Page: (16 May 1767 - )
Timothy Page Wright: (25 Jan 1800 - 22 Sep 1801)
Joseph Bixby Wright: (13 Sep 1804 - 18 July 1879) m. Mary E. Smith
Dorcas Emily Wright: (12 July 1806 - ) m. Seth Sweetser of Woburn
Sally Wright: (22 Sep 1808 - 5 Mar 1844) m. Abel S. Monroe
Betsey Wright: (28 Mar 1810 - 5 Jun 1990) m. Edmund Hoar
Margaret Sophronia Wright: (8 Feb 1812 - 10 May 1832)
Caroline Wright: (28 Sep 1814 - )
Frame: 8.5" x 10" x 0.5"
Stitching threads are faded consistent with age with the black and teal threads being the most vibrant. In laterperiod frame with backing AS-IS.
Backing label: FOSTER BROS., Pictures & Frames, 4 Park Square, Boston.
"Established by Stephen Bartlett Foster (1856-1932) and John Roy Foster (1863-1931), Foster Brothers opened in 1893 at 164 Boylston Street, Boston. By 1896, Foster Brothers had moved to 3 Park Square, just around the corner from its first location. Eventually, the business relocated to 4 Park Square, where it stayed for the remainder of its existence. The original Foster Brothers factory was housed in the old Parkman’s Market building on Cambridge Street in Boston. In 1918, the Fosters built a new factory in Arlington, the suburb in which the brothers lived."