A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida and southern New England and other places he goes.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Prudence Punderson was a young woman in Preston, Connecticut, around 1780. She embroidered this picture showing herself as a baby, as a young woman and in death. It is one of the earliest pieces to include an African American woman as part of a wealthy family's domestic scene. The Connecticut Historical Society staff member who showed it to me said with pride that this is exceptionally fine sewing.