Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1831

GUSN

GUSN-297826

Description

Framed sampler. Embroidery on linen depicting the alphabet and numbers with Bible passage and signature of Lydia Ripley Priest (1819-1899).

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
linen (material)
thread
embroidering
paper (fiber product)
Sampler

Inscription

"ABCDEFGHIJKLM/NOPQRSTUVWX/ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUV/WXYZ*1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14/abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz./Oh! God my innocent soul convert/And deeply in my thoughtless heart/Eternal things impress/Give me to feel the solumn weight/And save me ere it be too late/Wake me to righteousness/Wrought by Lydia R Priest aged 12 yrs Oct. 1831. (In different thread colors, blues and greens. Surrounded by floral border.)

Additional Identification Number

993.1
955

Maker

Priest, Lydia Ripley, 1819-1899 (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Jaffrey, NH, United States

Dimensions

18 1/4 x 1 1/4 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Olive Smith Glaser

Accession Number

2014.42.1

Places

Jaffrey (Cheshire county, New Hampshire)