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Alphabet Sampler

1941.735 (RS103847)

Description

Alphabet Sampler with floral border. Vertical rectangle. Natural linen ground. Silk thread. Alphabets occupy top two-thirds of space. Blue lettering. Flower border, polychromatic. Alphabets: #1 complete, #2 missing "J", #3 missing "J" Numbers: "1-9,0"; cross stitch, satin stitch, French knots.

Details

Maker
Abbot, Martha Frye, 1800- (Embroiderer)
Date
1809
Inscriptions
""wrought by Martha Fry/Abbot in the year 1809/ Aged 9 years/Let virtue be a guide to thee"" (Embroidered)
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (textile)
Dimensions
16 1/8 x 11 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1941.735
Credit Line
Gift from Mrs. William F. (Ada C.) Hopson
GUSN
52376

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