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Alphabet Sampler

1966.5 (RS103899)

Description

Alphabet Sampler. Horizontal rectangle, natural linen ground. Red cross stitched border on sides, green cross stitched border at top and bottom. Polychromatic. Alphabets: #1 complete, some letters repeated; #2 missing "J"; #3 incomplete; #4 complete; Numbers: "1-9".

Details

Maker
Thaxter, Sarah, 1786-1873 (Embroiderer)
Date
1796
Inscriptions
""Sally Thaxter Worcester/September 28th"" ""1796"" (Embroidered)
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Alphabet
alphabets (symbols)
Cross-stitched
cross-stitching
Education
education
Embroidered
embroidering
Linen
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Numbers
numerals
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
Silk
silk (textile)
Dimensions
12 1/2 x 15 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1966.5
Credit Line
Gift from Roland B. Hammond
GUSN
47270

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