Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

GUSN

GUSN-46501

Description

Alphabet/Verse Sampler. Green and tan thread on ivory linen ground. Alphabets in top half, verse at bottom, floral border below. Vertical rectangle. Alphabets: #1-"A-X", #2-complete, #3-complete; Numbers: "1-9,0"

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""This needle work of mine though small/Is wrought with diligence and care/And though it ask no praise at all/Will from a friend due merit share/Ruth Lummus Aged 10 years/17th of 8th Mo""

Maker

Lummus, Ruth (Embroiderer)

Dimensions

13 x 8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Alice and Emil Ahlborn

Accession Number

1961.151