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Alphabet/Verse Sampler

1936.997 (RS103825)

Description

Alphabet and verse, bordered by leaves; ivory linen ground; polychrome: white, green, yellow; three complete alphabets; cross stitch, satin stitch, other.

Details

Maker
Perry, Lydia (Embroiderer)
Date
August 1816
Inscriptions
""Virtue is the chiefest beauty of the mind/ The noblest ornament of human kind/ Virtue is our safe guard & our guiding star/ Stir up reason when our senses err"" ""Ah when/thy morn of/ youth is fled/ no second spring th/ee returns"" ""Lydia/Perry/Milford/August/ 1816"" (Embroidered)
Location of origin
Milford
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
Education
embroidering
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
Dimensions
16 1/2 x 17 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1936.997
Credit Line
Gift from Mrs. Herbert Howe Glines
GUSN
38860

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