Likely date from late 19th-early 20th century.
An embroidered American eagle, "E. Pluribus Unum" ribbon in beak, olive branch in talons. Embroidered crossed American flags below, shield in front of poles of flags. These were embroidered on blue silk which has become brittle and is disintegrating. The embroideries are still lovely, however, and it might be possible to have them transferred to a new background. Approx. 26 x 29.5 in.
Portrait of a sailor that appears to be painted on cloth from a photograph. Around his head is an embroidered arch of flowers. Below is an embroidered eagle on a shield with four crossed flags, two American flags and two that may be the ship's flag since it has what looks like a ship's figurehead on it. 17 x 29.5 in. (sight) Framed and glazed to 20.5 x 32.5 in.
Embroidered eagle on shield with olive branch, arrows and crossed flags behind shield. Below is embroidered arched-top frame with baby photo mounted in it. 16.75 x 18.5 in. (sight). Framed and glazed to approx. 21.5 x 23.5 in.
Same eagle and flags as previous one. This frame hold a photograph of a young woman (girlfriend/wife?).
These embroidered vignettes were popular around the turn of the 20th century. Soldiers and sailors from the Spanish-American War to Vietnam have come back with examples of this type of work.
Provenance:Property from the Inventory of Rex Stark
Last three in generally good shape but not removed from frame for examination.
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