Embroidered Signatures ProjectSignatures 1899: Cloth

Embroiderers' Guild of South Australia Museum
77cm x 51cm
Historical Period/Date
19th Century (1870-1999 Late)/1899
ID Number
Cloths,Drawn Thread Work,Stem Stitch,

Physical Description

An autographed tray cloth on white plain-weave linen ground. There is a border of drawn thread work inside the hem. Motifs on two diagonally opposite corners depict a scene showing kangaroo and yaccas encircled with wattle blossom and Sturt peas. The central pattern is filled with embroidered autographs and the date1899. The corner motifs suggest that the mat is of South Australian origin and the date and some signatures suggest that there may have been a connection with the Boer War.


Below are the names that have been transcribed from this object. Multiple instances of a name on one object is indicated by a bracketed number after the name. A name in bold appears on other objects. Click these names to see the other objects.

Abotoring, Chrissy?

Allan, Laura

Anderson, Louise

Bagot, Ada

Bagot, Alexandra

Bednall, Margaret

Berry, Agnes

Boothby, Mabel

Boothby, Minnie

Bullock, H

Chapman, M

Clausen, A W

Collins, Archibald

Dunn, May

Eaton, L

Egan, Ada

English, K B

Evans, S A

Gill, Enid W

Glass, Dudley

Glass, Harold

Greenshields, E G

Harding, Garry

Harris, Beatrice E

Harris, C M

Harvey, Kate

Hendy, C L

Henning, C

Henning, Lillie

Honeyville, Nellie

Honeywell, E M

Jackman, M

Jeffries, Edith

Jones, N C

Jude, Francis

Korff, K L

Legarding, Harry?

Longbottom, Jon

M?toblie, Chris?


Merroot, E C?


N?ing, Jim?

Naplline, M

Nicholas, M

Nichols, A

Nichols, J

O'Halloren, Mellissa

Otto, Blanche V

Packer, H

Pollock, N H

Pollock, Violet

Reynolds, M

Rogers, Ella

Rowe, L

Saunders, Sophia

Scales, H M

Schultz, Julia

Scott, M C

Stacey, J F

Swan, W E

Tod, Minnie

Tolley, E A

Wald, E O

White, Beatrice

Wright, A O H (Trumpeter)

Wynn, Abbie

Young, Harry