Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1835

GUSN

GUSN-242300

Description

Two alphabet samplers sewn together, smaller one stitched to the front of the other; larger piece has five complete alphabets plus "ABC" and "A-W"; numbers "1-6"; each line of letters divided by rows of cross stitch; tan and brown on natural linen ground. Smaller piece has three complete alphabets; numbers "1-8"; inscription; grass and trees; cross stitch, star stitch, other.

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
linen (material)
silk (fiber)
cross stitch
embroidery (visual works)
Sampler

Inscription

""Rebecca W. Brown"/ "Haverhill"/ "1835"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Little, Rebecca Woodruff Brown, b. 1828 (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Massachusetts

Dimensions

16 1/2 x 16 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Mrs. Charles Hall Little

Accession Number

1932.2466

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Haverhill (Essex county, Massachusetts)