Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1819

GUSN

GUSN-49945

Description

Alphabet/Verse Sampler. Vertical rectangle, cream colored linen ground. Alphabets in top half, verse in bottom. Monochromatic-green and white. Geometric border. Alphabets: #1 missing "J"; #2 "A-G"; #3 complete; #4 "A-F,I"; #5 "A-X"; cross stitch, eyelet hole; framed, under glass.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""Guide of my youth to thee I cry/Great God to me br ever nigh/Lighten mine eyes convert my heart/Nor let me from my ways depart"" ""Deborah Thaxter Aged 7 years/Hingham 1819"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Stimson, Deborah Thaxter, 1812- (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

14 1/4 x 13 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Louise Stimson

Accession Number

1981.47