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Alphabet/Verse Sampler

1982.244 (RS103939)

Description

Alphabet/verse sampler; vertical rectangle, ivory linen ground; rows of alphabet and verse each separated by one line of cross stitching; one row of flowers at bottom; one aphabet, missing "J", "U"; cross stitch, whip stitch, star, stem, long and short satin, satin stitch.

Details

Maker
Tufts, Martha, 1773- (Embroiderer)
Date
1784
Inscriptions
""Martha Tufts/is my name New E/ngland is my Nat/ion Charlestow/n is my Native Pl/ace and Christ/is my Salvation I/was born April/The 28 1773 I Mad/e This Sampler/July The 5 1784"" (verse)
Location of origin
Massachusetts, New England
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Charlestown (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (textile)
Dimensions
14 1/4 x 8 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1982.244
Credit Line
Bequest of Eleanor Clarke Bowser
GUSN
50220
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