“Tree of Life” Needlework Sampler
A Mulliken Family Record, Lexington, Massachusetts, of a rare group from the Lexington and Concord area. Made by the youngest daughter, Faustina, of John Mulliken and Lydia Whiting.
The Mulliken Family’s home and clock shop were famously set fire by British Troops April 19th, 1775, following the first engagements with the Colonial militias in Lexington & Concord. The scene of the burning is preserved in Amos Doolittle’s famous line engraving “A View of the South Part of Lexington, 1775” John Mulliken, case maker for his father Nathaniel’s clocks, likely made the coffins to bury the Lexington provincials who fell in action during the first engagement of the War of Independence.