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Alphabet Sampler

1951.M21 (RS103866)

Description

Alphabet sampler with geometric border. Floral pattern at bottom. Alphabets: #1 missing "J"; #2 missing "J"; #3 missing "J". Numbers: "1-4". Stitches used: cross stitch, eyelet hole, and chain stitch.

Details

Maker
Oliver, Ruth (Embroiderer)
Date
1799
Inscriptions
""BE MY ENDEAVOR ONLY/ TO EXCEL IN THE BLEST/ ART THE ART ART OF DOING WE/LL Ruth Oliver is my name And With my/Needle I Workt The Same IN 1799"" (Embroidered)
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
Education
embroidering
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
numerals
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (textile)
Dimensions
17 x 14 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1951.M21
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
45305

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