What this embroidered shawl reveals about Victorian-era romance

What this embroidered shawl reveals about Victorian-era romance

This story of Amanda Degall and Matthew Rodgers is a fitting one for Valentine’s Day. In 1835, Amanda Degall (1819-1899) embroidered the lines: “And when those hands / that marked these lines / in death’s cold grasp shall be / by all you love in Earth or Heaven / Will you remember me?” It was …

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Who is the creator of this 175-year-old German love poem?

Who is the creator of this 175-year-old German love poem?

“Put your seal on my heart like the seal on your arm for love is strong.” This is a translation of one of the many verses about love that wind their way around this scherenschnitte. German for “scissor cuts”, scherenschnitte is a traditional Pennsylvania German art form brought to Pennsylvania in the 18th century by German …

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