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Alphabet/Verse Sampler

1982.243 (RS103938)

Description

Alphabet/verse sampler; vertical rectangle, natural linen ground, polychromatic; simple cross stitch border; two lines of variations of Greek key at the top; various other needlework lines divide the rows of alphabet and verse; two alphabets, one at the top and one at the bottom with the verse inbetween: alphabets missing "J"; cross stitch, satin stitch, star stitch.

Details

Maker
Tufts, Martha, 1773- (Embroiderer)
Date
ca. 1780
Inscriptions
""Martha Tufts is y/name New England is/my nation/Charlst/own is my nativ/e place and Christ is my Salvation.""
Location of origin
Charlestown, Massachusetts
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Charlestown (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Alphabet
alphabets (symbols)
Cross-stitched
cross-stitching
Education
education
Embroidered
embroidering
Linen
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Poetry
poetry
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
Silk
silk (textile)
Dimensions
15 11/16 x 9 1/16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1982.243
Credit Line
Bequest of Eleanor Clarke Bowser
GUSN
50219
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Title sampler Accession number 1982.244 Relationship same maker

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