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Sampler

2007.2 (RS161171)

Description

Framed alphabet/verse sampler; beige linen ground; silk thread; cross stitch, eyelet, satin stitch, long and short satin stitch; four complete alphabets, numbers 1-10; verse surrounded by a floral garland; floral geometric border around the outside edge of entire sampler.

Details

Maker
Freeman, Elizabeth, 1810- (Embroiderer)
Date
May 8, 1820
Inscriptions
""Let virtue Prove your never fading bloom / For mental beauties will survive the tomb" / "Elizabeth Freeman Aged 10 years Norridgewock May 8 1820"" (sampler verse and maker identification)
"P17" / "N.G. Antiquities Inc. / 141 Cambridge St. / Boston, Mass." ("P17" handwritten)
Location of origin
Maine
Material
cross stitch
embroidery (visual works)
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
silk (fiber)
textiles
Object type
Art
Places
Maine (United States)
Norridgewock (Somerset county, Maine)
Descriptive terms
Alphabet
cross stitch
Education
education
embroidery (visual works)
flowers (plants)
letters (correspondence)
linen (material)
Needlework
needlework (visual works)
Numbers
numbers
poetry
Poetry
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (fiber)
textiles
Dimensions
18 11/16 x 18 3/16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.2
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
44978

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