Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1793

GUSN

GUSN-10541

Description

Small needlework alphabet sampler on ivory linen ground. Brown silk thread on tan fabric. Two complete alphabets with additional practice letters and numbers 1-6.

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
linen (material)
hand sewing
embroidery (visual works)
silk (fiber)
letters (signs)
numbers
education
Sampler

Inscription

"Rachel Dean/ Aged 10 years Marshfield/ July 1793" (cross stitch)
""The society foor the Preservation of N.E. Antiquities/ Made by Rachel Dean (of Dean Academy Family) mother of John Dean Norton, grandfather of donor, Helen Sanborn Whitney."" (Ink label)
"For - Society for the Preservation of N. E. Antiquities #1" (ink label)
"Gramstorff Bros., Inc./ Artistic Picture framing/ Developing, Printing/ and Enlarging/ 101 Ferry St./ 29175/ Malden, Mass." (label)

Maker

Dean, Rachel, 1783-1845 (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA, New England

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

6 1/4 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elsie Allen

Accession Number

1995.399

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Mansfield (Bristol county, Massachusetts)