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1995.399 (RS103951)

Description

Small needlework alphabet sampler on ivory linen ground. Brown silk thread on tan fabric. Two complete alphabets with additional practice letters and numbers 1-6.

Details

Maker
Dean, Rachel, 1783-1845 (Embroiderer)
Date
1793
Inscriptions
"Rachel Dean/ Aged 10 years Marshfield/ July 1793" (cross stitch)
""The society foor the Preservation of N.E. Antiquities/ Made by Rachel Dean (of Dean Academy Family) mother of John Dean Norton, grandfather of donor, Helen Sanborn Whitney."" (Ink label)
"For - Society for the Preservation of N. E. Antiquities #1" (ink label)
"Gramstorff Bros., Inc./ Artistic Picture framing/ Developing, Printing/ and Enlarging/ 101 Ferry St./ 29175/ Malden, Mass." (label)
Location of origin
Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA, New England
Material
embroidery (visual works)
hand sewing
linen (material)
silk (fiber)
Object type
Art
Places
Mansfield (Bristol county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
education
embroidery (visual works)
hand sewing
letters (signs)
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
numbers
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (fiber)
Dimensions
6 1/4 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1995.399
Credit Line
Bequest of Elsie Allen
GUSN
10541

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