Sue Wrbican

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In 1905 my Slovakian grandfather disembarked from a ship hailing from Bremen, Germany on this spot in Baltimore’s harbor. He immediately boarded a train to Pittsburgh where he lived for a time on Mulberry Street and worked on the railroad. The script is his name as inscribed on the ship’s manifest. The stitching represents the stories my father told me about my grandfathers skill at mending his clothes.