Joe Murphy and Ann Monaghan
Aug 29, 2015
Date of creation:
Early 20th century
Red material (velvet?) with colourful cotton or silk embroidery and twisted piping.
This is a letter holder, perhaps designed to be hung on a wall or propped on a desk. It is embroidered with the word 'Recuerdo' , which can mean 'memory' or 'souvenir'.
The letter holder was sent to Isabel Marcos Fernández (Llanera, 1873 - Liverpool, 1955) by her brother Emilio, who lived in Havana, Cuba. Isabel was the maternal grandmother of Ann Monaghan and Joe Murphy. She married her husband Baltasar González in Spain in 1903, and they moved to Liverpool shortly afterwards.