Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1780

GUSN

GUSN-50219

Description

Alphabet/verse sampler; vertical rectangle, natural linen ground, polychromatic; simple cross stitch border; two lines of variations of Greek key at the top; various other needlework lines divide the rows of alphabet and verse; two alphabets, one at the top and one at the bottom with the verse inbetween: alphabets missing "J"; cross stitch, satin stitch, star stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""Martha Tufts is y/name New England is/my nation/Charlst/own is my nativ/e place and Christ is my Salvation.""

Related Items

Title sampler Accession Number 1982.244

Maker

Tufts, Martha, 1773- (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Charlestown, Massachusetts

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

15 11/16 x 9 1/16 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor Clarke Bowser

Accession Number

1982.243

Places

Charlestown (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Massachusetts (United States)