Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1851

GUSN

GUSN-29850

Description

Alphabet/Verse Sampler. Ivory linen ground. Vertical rectangle, polychromatic. Many rows of large and small scale Greek key pattern cross stitched at bottom and throughout. Alphabets: #1 complete, #2 missing "J", #3 complete: Numbers: "1-3", "1-9", "1-9,0", "1-8"

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
alphabets (symbols)
education
numerals
poetry
Linen
Silk
Embroidered
Cross-stitched
Poetry
Numbers
Education
Alphabet
Sampler

Inscription

""Elizabeth D. Walcott Aged 8 /Wrought in the year 1851 Sept. 16 "" ""Now that my journey's just begun/My road so little trod/I'll come before I further run/And give myself to God"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Walcott, Elizabeth D., 1843- (Embroiderer)

Dimensions

12 x 10 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Miss Eleanor L. May

Accession Number

1923.234