Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1821

GUSN

GUSN-30011

Description

Alphabet Verse Sampler. Squarish, cream colored linen ground. Floral border around top two thirds, surrounding Alphabets and verse. Bottom third has large scale flowers in vases and basket. 3 alphabets: #1and #2 complete, #3 missing "J"; "AEIOUWYDHRKBMIJT"; numbers "1-9"; cross stitch, satin stitch, eyelet hole, other.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""Mary Ann Joy aged 13 years 1821""/""Madbury August 29""/ ""O source of wisdom I implore/Thy aid to guide me safely oer/The slipry paths of youth/ O deign to send a steady ray/To point the sure the certain way/To virtue and to truth."" (Embroidered)

Maker

Joy, Mary Ann, 1808- (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Madbury, New Hampshire

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift from Miss Mary C. Wheelwright

Accession Number

1923.601

Places

New Hampshire (United States)