Alphabet/Pictorial Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1806

GUSN

GUSN-50755

Description

Alphabet sampler with bees, birds, and urn with flowers. Enclosed by a flowering border. Worked in shades of green, yellow, pink, blue, and black. Silk and linen threads on a linen ground. Molded (twentieth-century) gilt frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

Embroidered on upper half: ""Abigail Little Born Decr 5 1797 AE 9 Years 4567""

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Little, Abigail, 1787-1871 (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Newburyport, MA, USA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

12 1/8 x 10 7/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.218

Places

Massachusetts (United States)