Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1814

GUSN

GUSN-170819

Description

Embroidered alphabet sampler in a plain wood frame. Inscription worked in cross stitch "Happy is she whose early/years receive instruction/Mary Willis born/Portland AE9 Dec 14, 1805"

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
embroidery (visual works)
Sampler

Inscription

Framed At/GOODSPEED'S BOOK SHOP/Ashburton Place/BOSTON (typed)
Sampler made by my grandmother/Mary Willis born in Portland 1805/at the age of nine. She married/James H. Duncun of Haverhill/and died in 1888. I remember her well./This sampler belonged to my mother/and came to me when the/house was broken up in 1928./My brother has a similar one made/by grandmother Phillips about/the same time./Stephen W. Phillips/Salem Jun. 9 1928. (handwritten)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

FD230

Maker

Duncan, Mary Willis, 1805-1888 (Embroiderer)
Goodspeed's Bookstore (Framer)

Location of Origin

Portland, Maine

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1159

Places

Probably Maine (United States)
Probably Portland (Cumberland county, Maine)