Alphabet Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1809

GUSN

GUSN-52376

Description

Alphabet Sampler with floral border. Vertical rectangle. Natural linen ground. Silk thread. Alphabets occupy top two-thirds of space. Blue lettering. Flower border, polychromatic. Alphabets: #1 complete, #2 missing "J", #3 missing "J" Numbers: "1-9,0"; cross stitch, satin stitch, French knots.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""wrought by Martha Fry/Abbot in the year 1809/ Aged 9 years/Let virtue be a guide to thee"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Abbot, Martha Frye, 1800- (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

16 1/8 x 11 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Mrs. William F. (Ada C.) Hopson

Accession Number

1941.735