Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1784

GUSN

GUSN-50220

Description

Alphabet/verse sampler; vertical rectangle, ivory linen ground; rows of alphabet and verse each separated by one line of cross stitching; one row of flowers at bottom; one aphabet, missing "J", "U"; cross stitch, whip stitch, star, stem, long and short satin, satin stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""Martha Tufts/is my name New E/ngland is my Nat/ion Charlestow/n is my Native Pl/ace and Christ/is my Salvation I/was born April/The 28 1773 I Mad/e This Sampler/July The 5 1784"" (verse)

Maker

Tufts, Martha, 1773- (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Massachusetts, New England

Dimensions

14 1/4 x 8 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor Clarke Bowser

Accession Number

1982.244

Places

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

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