© 2011 The Posy Collection PC-1341.
Counted Cross Stitch Kit
|In 1883, Emma Lazarus wrote a sonnet entitled "The New Colossus" as a donation for an auction to raise funds for the construction of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. Although the sonnet, with its immortal words, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free," was read aloud at the auction, afterwards it disappeared from public view. In 1903, thanks to an effort by Georgina Schuyler, a bronze plaque engraved with the sonnet was mounted on the inner wall of the pedestal. In 1945, the plaque was moved to the Statue of Liberty's main entrance. The design of this kit features the five final lines of Lazarus' sonnet superimposed on a pattern inspired by the ironwork of the statue's torch.|
Finished size 11" by 5" on 18 count Charles Craft fabric. Kit includes Charles Craft material, DMC floss, needle, chart, instructions, and color photograph of finished project. Designed by Ceil Humphreys for The Posy Collection.
To order this kit:
1. Call 201-401-2149.
2. Ask for the Emma Lazarus Poem Counted Cross Stitch Kit PC-1341.
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