Alphabet Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1823

GUSN

GUSN-49511

Description

Alphabet sampler; squarish, ivory linen ground; pink cross stitched border; name at bottom. Cross stitch with eyelet hole stitch at the end of several lines. Alphabets: #1-missing "J"; #2-missing "J"; numbers: "1-9", "1-3".

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""march 29*1823*123*/ Elizabeth CheVer/ Hallowell Maine."" (date of completion; maker's name; location)

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Wheeler, Elizabeth Bancroft (Cheever), 1862-1947 (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Maine

Dimensions

5 1/2 x 6 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.560

Places

Maine (United States)
Hallowell (Kennebec county, Maine)