"No Place Like Home" sampler, Westport Island, ca. 1875

Contributed by Dedee Greenleaf-Hodgdon through Westport Island History Committee

"No Place Like Home" sampler, Westport Island, ca. 1875

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Charles Colby (1861-1939) made the crewel embroidery sampler, "No Place Like Home", when he was a boy.

Colby was a farmer, carpenter and portable mill owner who had six children with his wife Annie May Perkins. Verlie, one of his daughters, recalled the many talents her father had when she was interviewed by a fellow Westport Islander. She said her father made most of the children's toys, including doll cradles, hundreds of colored wooden blocks, and game boards such as Parcheesi.

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  • Title: "No Place Like Home" sampler, Westport Island, ca. 1875
  • Creator: Colby, Charles E
  • Creation Date: circa 1875
  • Subject Date: circa 1875
  • Town: Westport Island
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Burlap, silk
  • Dimensions: 20.3 cm x 25.4 cm
  • Collection: Colby Greenleaf Collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Westport Island History Committee
6 Fowles Point Road, Westport Island, ME 04578
(207) 882-8477

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