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Alphabet/Verse Sampler

1923.601 (RS103768)

Description

Alphabet Verse Sampler. Squarish, cream colored linen ground. Floral border around top two thirds, surrounding Alphabets and verse. Bottom third has large scale flowers in vases and basket. 3 alphabets: #1and #2 complete, #3 missing "J"; "AEIOUWYDHRKBMIJT"; numbers "1-9"; cross stitch, satin stitch, eyelet hole, other.

Details

Maker
Joy, Mary Ann, 1808- (Embroiderer)
Date
1821
Inscriptions
""Mary Ann Joy aged 13 years 1821""/""Madbury August 29""/ ""O source of wisdom I implore/Thy aid to guide me safely oer/The slipry paths of youth/ O deign to send a steady ray/To point the sure the certain way/To virtue and to truth."" (Embroidered)
Location of origin
Madbury, New Hampshire
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
Object type
Art
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
Alphabet
alphabets (symbols)
Cross-stitched
cross-stitching
Education
education
Embroidered
embroidering
Floral
floral patterns
Linen
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Numbers
numerals
Poetry
poetry
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
Dimensions
20 1/8 x 20 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1923.601
Credit Line
Gift from Miss Mary C. Wheelwright
GUSN
30011

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