Alphabet Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1818

GUSN

GUSN-38846

Description

Alphabet sampler on natural linen ground. Black lettering with white satin stitch border. Alphabets: #1 complete; #2 complete; #3 missing "J". Numbers: "1-9". Stitches used: cross stitch and satin stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Sybel Spalding wrought this in AD 1818 Aged 10 years." (Embroidered)

Maker

Spalding, Sybel, 1808- (Embroiderer)

Dimensions

7 1/2 x 17 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Miss Cornelia Durren

Accession Number

1936.964