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One sampler showing the Richmond Theatre Fire that I am aware of is sampler by Sally Clark Washington, dated December 26, 1811, is Figure 12, page 9 in Kim Ivey's book, "In the Neatest Manner: The Making of the Virginia Sampler Tradition". It is in the Valentine Museum Collection, 81.119.I don't know if it was reproduced.
I saw this The Scarlet Letter reproduction kit for sale on ebay just a few days ago. It was gone in a day or two.
And if you don't have a book that Barbara mentioned, you can still see a picture of original here:http://books.google.be/books?id=XVoSO0dI5GoC&pg=PA8&lpg=PA8&dq=richmond+theater+fire+sampler&source=bl&ots=TDgMPXJj5y&sig=nEdjOeDzjIe58FSGDXK-WXz9FmA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ubj2UPioJ8TL0QXv7oHwCw&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=richmond%20theater%20fire%20sampler&f=false
I reproduced this with permission of the Valentine Museum in Richmond, VA, some years ago. The design was silk screened onto linen; i.e. it was not stitched using the counted thread technique. Unfortunately the printed linen is long gone but I still have a few charts available, if you can figure out how to transfer the sketched design onto linen.
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