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2014.42.1 (RS221497)

Description

Framed sampler. Embroidery on linen depicting the alphabet and numbers with Bible passage and signature of Lydia Ripley Priest (1819-1899).

Details

Maker
Priest, Lydia Ripley, 1819-1899 (Embroiderer)
Date
1831
Inscriptions
"ABCDEFGHIJKLM/NOPQRSTUVWX/ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUV/WXYZ*1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14/abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz./Oh! God my innocent soul convert/And deeply in my thoughtless heart/Eternal things impress/Give me to feel the solumn weight/And save me ere it be too late/Wake me to righteousness/Wrought by Lydia R Priest aged 12 yrs Oct. 1831. (In different thread colors, blues and greens. Surrounded by floral border.)
Location of origin
Jaffrey, NH, United States
Material
embroidering
linen (material)
paper (fiber product)
thread
Object type
Art
Places
Jaffrey (Cheshire county, New Hampshire)
Descriptive terms
embroidering
linen (material)
paper (fiber product)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
thread
Dimensions
18 1/4 x 1 1/4 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2014.42.1
Credit Line
Gift of Olive Smith Glaser
GUSN
297826

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