Alphabet Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1828

GUSN

GUSN-34887

Description

Alphabet sampler with zig-zag cross stitched border. Rows separated by lines of cross stitching. Upper half letters are slate blue, lower half are yellow. Alphabets: #1 complete plus "&" and "S"; #2 complete; #3 complete. Numbers: "1-11".

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Wrought by Sarah / Snelling Drew / Aged 9 years Boston March / the 17th 1828 "Be virtuous and be H/appy" (Embroidered)

Maker

Wilkinson, Sarah Snelling, 1818-1905 (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Massachusetts

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

17 x 7 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Mrs. Sidney R. Burleigh

Accession Number

1932.508

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)