Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

May 8, 1820

GUSN

GUSN-44978

Description

Framed alphabet/verse sampler; beige linen ground; silk thread; cross stitch, eyelet, satin stitch, long and short satin stitch; four complete alphabets, numbers 1-10; verse surrounded by a floral garland; floral geometric border around the outside edge of entire sampler.

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
textiles
needlework (visual works)
cross stitch
linen (material)
silk (fiber)
embroidery (visual works)
education
poetry
flowers (plants)
letters (correspondence)
numbers
Needlework
Education
Poetry
Alphabet
Numbers
Sampler

Inscription

""Let virtue Prove your never fading bloom / For mental beauties will survive the tomb" / "Elizabeth Freeman Aged 10 years Norridgewock May 8 1820"" (sampler verse and maker identification)
"P17" / "N.G. Antiquities Inc. / 141 Cambridge St. / Boston, Mass." ("P17" handwritten)

Additional Identification Number

P17

Maker

Freeman, Elizabeth, 1810- (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Maine

Dimensions

18 11/16 x 18 3/16 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.2

Places

Maine (United States)
Norridgewock (Somerset county, Maine)