Alphabet Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1808

GUSN

GUSN-38259

Description

Alphabet Sampler. Square, natural linen ground. Strawberry vine border. Alphabets in cream and black lettering. Name at bottom in green thread with two trees flanking a geometric design below. Alphabets: #1-incomplete; #2-"A-Q"; #3-incomplete

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""Sept 13 AD 1808"" ""Lydia Hill's sampler/wrought in the 11th year of/her age"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Hill, Lydia, 1797- (Embroiderer)

Dimensions

12 x 12 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of William Sumner Appleton

Accession Number

1935.1428