Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1817

GUSN

GUSN-51023

Description

The sampler with rows of letters, decorative bands, a motto and an inscription over three floral sprigs. It is worked with silk thread in shades of blue, yellow, green, brown and black on a linen ground. It is in a simple modern frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

Embroidered in the lower left is: Industry is fortune's right hand and/frugality is her left/Eliza Adams Aged 13 years 1817.

Associated Building

Used At Spencer-Pierce-Little House,

Related Items

Title Sampler Accession Number 1986.642

Maker

Adams, Eliza, 1803- (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

12 5/8 x 11 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.644

Places

Massachusetts (United States)