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1969.355 (RS103904)

Description

Alphabet/Verse Sampler. Square, natural linen ground. Floral border, alphabets at top and middle. Verse below within its own floral border. Pastoral scene at bottom. 3 complete alphabets numbers: 1-9 Other stitches: satin stitch

Details

Maker
Lincoln, Mariah (Embroiderer)
Date
1800-1835
Inscriptions
""The Glowing Gem the Sparkling Stone/ May strike the sight with quick surprise/ But truth and innocense Alone/ can still engage the good and wise" "Mariah Lincoln Aged 10 years"" (Embroidered)
""Frame cleaned 1937" "Foster Brothers/ 4 Park Sq./ Boston"; (verse recorded with errors); "I gave a medal, to the Numismatic Bostonian Soc. Society of New York -- that was given to Mariah Lincoln by the Boston School Committee."/ "This sampler came into my possession when my Grandmother Edith Lincoln Lawrence died --"" (handwritten label, with printed framer's label)
Material
cross-stitching
embroidery (visual works)
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
embroidery (visual works)
floral patterns
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
pastoral
poetry
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (textile)
Dimensions
18 x 18 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.355
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Harold G. Storke
GUSN
41337

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