Alphabet Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1820

GUSN

GUSN-33227

Description

Alphabet sampler on ivory linen ground. Verse at bottom. Two complete alphabets with many letters repeated. Numbers: "1-8" with "3" repeated twice. Polychromatic threads in green and pink. Stitches used: cross stitch and eyelet hole stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Honor and shame from no condition rise / Act well your part there all the honor lies" "Boston, August 1820" "Sarah T. Howard" (Embroidered)

Maker

Howard, Sarah T. (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

12 1/4 x 8 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1930.310

Places

Massachusetts (United States)