Sampler, 1831 Medium: cotton and silk embroidery on cotton foundation Technique: embroidered in cross and stem stitches on plain weave foundation. Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe. 1941-69-153.
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A sampler with six scenes: a church with a garden, figures, animals, birds and butterflies in front; the garden of Eden with Adam and Eve; and a mourning scene with a weeping willow, and funerary urn, and four figures, two adults and two children. Three additional scenes show figures with animals and trees. With a rose vine border. The verse reads: Mother dear weep not for me When to this yard my grave you see my time was short and blest was he that called me to eternity