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Alphabet/Verse Sampler

1918.1415 (RS103745)

Description

Alphabet/Verse Sampler. Vertical rectangle, cream colored linen ground. Geometric floral border. Alphabet and numbers at top, verse below. Monochromatic-shades of green. 2 Alphabets: #1-complete #2-missing "J" Numbers:1-9; framed, under glass.

Details

Maker
Putnam, Martha, 1781- (Embroiderer)
Date
1797
Inscriptions
""To lead the tender mind/to virtue's bower/ Pluck out the weed./and cultivate the flower."" ""M/G""/""Martha Putnam Sampl/er wrought in the 16th year of her age/Worcester May 9th 1797""/ ""L A S L""
Location of origin
Worcester, Massachusetts
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (textile)
Dimensions
18 3/4 x 13 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1918.1415
Credit Line
Gift from Miss Mary C. Wheelwright
GUSN
28465

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