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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1930.310

Places

Massachusetts (United States)