Alphabet Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1796

GUSN

GUSN-47270

Description

Alphabet Sampler. Horizontal rectangle, natural linen ground. Red cross stitched border on sides, green cross stitched border at top and bottom. Polychromatic. Alphabets: #1 complete, some letters repeated; #2 missing "J"; #3 incomplete; #4 complete; Numbers: "1-9".

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
alphabets (symbols)
education
numerals
Linen
Silk
Cross-stitched
Embroidered
Numbers
Education
Alphabet
Sampler

Inscription

""Sally Thaxter Worcester/September 28th"" ""1796"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Thaxter, Sarah, 1786-1873 (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

12 1/2 x 15 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Roland B. Hammond

Accession Number

1966.5