Alphabet Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1768

GUSN

GUSN-48548

Description

Alphabet sampler, lines divided by rows of cross stitching. Border on top edge followed by Greek key-type pattern and X-pattern. Bottom border of an undulating vine. Alphabets: #1 double letters, missing "U"; #2 missing "J". Numbers: "1-14".

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Priscilla Scollay Aged 12 Years 1786"

Maker

Scollay, Priscilla, 1774- (Embroiderer)

Dimensions

10 1/4 x 7 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Mr. Howard Wallingford

Accession Number

1971.354