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A rustic, hand-embroidered portrait of St. Vincent de Paul is an example of the 19th-century craft, often practiced by young girls to improve their sewing skills. The item is from DePaul University’s collection and is part of a special exhibition, “The Many Faces of Vincent de Paul: Nineteenth-Century French Romanticism and the Sacred,” at the DePaul Art Museum. (DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)

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