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Alphabet Sampler

1977.560 (RS103918)

Description

Alphabet sampler; squarish, ivory linen ground; pink cross stitched border; name at bottom. Cross stitch with eyelet hole stitch at the end of several lines. Alphabets: #1-missing "J"; #2-missing "J"; numbers: "1-9", "1-3".

Details

Maker
Wheeler, Elizabeth Bancroft (Cheever), 1862-1947 (Embroiderer)
Date
1823
Inscriptions
""march 29*1823*123*/ Elizabeth CheVer/ Hallowell Maine."" (date of completion; maker's name; location)
Location of origin
Maine
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Hallowell (Kennebec county, Maine)
Maine (United States)
Descriptive terms
Alphabet
alphabets (symbols)
Cross-stitched
cross-stitching
Embroidered
embroidering
Linen
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Numbers
numerals
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
Silk
silk (textile)
Dimensions
5 1/2 x 6 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.560
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
49511

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