Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1834

GUSN

GUSN-28466

Description

Alphabet/Verse Sampler. Squarish, cream colored linen ground. Floral border around square cross stitched inner border. Within this, flowers at four corners. Alphabets above verse below. Polychromatic. Alphabets: 3 complete alphabets Numbers: 1-10

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""May wisdom guide my youthful mind/In virtue's pleasant ways/And may I in God's service spend/The remnant of my days"" ""Wrought by Caroline Lewis in the 11th year of her age 1834/Providence R.I."" (Embroidered)

Maker

Lewis, Caroline, b. 1823 (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Providence, Rhode Island

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

20 7/8 x 23 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Miss Mary C. Wheelwright

Accession Number

1918.1416

Places

Rhode Island (United States)