The American Gothic Open Nail Thimble is the perfect tool for the professional seamstress. Crafted from genuine 925 sterling silver, it's durable and robust, giving you long-lasting protection while offering superior control and accuracy. Licensed with a copyright, this thimble is a must-have for your craft-making needs. The original American Gothic painting by Grant Wood was painted in 1934, the year Jan's parents were born. The house from the painting is 12 miles from her home. There are actually 4 of Grant Wood's paintings depicted around the thimble. Enjoy this piece of history!