Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1797

GUSN

GUSN-28465

Description

Alphabet/Verse Sampler. Vertical rectangle, cream colored linen ground. Geometric floral border. Alphabet and numbers at top, verse below. Monochromatic-shades of green. 2 Alphabets: #1-complete #2-missing "J" Numbers:1-9; framed, under glass.

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Sampler

Inscription

""To lead the tender mind/to virtue's bower/ Pluck out the weed./and cultivate the flower."" ""M/G""/""Martha Putnam Sampl/er wrought in the 16th year of her age/Worcester May 9th 1797""/ ""L A S L""

Maker

Putnam, Martha, 1781- (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Worcester, Massachusetts

Dimensions

18 3/4 x 13 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Miss Mary C. Wheelwright

Accession Number

1918.1415

Places

Massachusetts (United States)