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Sampler (USA)

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Mary Hamilton, American and student at Miss Catharine Welshans School. It is dated 1812 and we acquired it in 1970. Its medium is silk and metal thread embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in satin, cross, running, stem, and rococo stitches with figure eight looping on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Emily Coe Stowell. It is credited Bequest of Emily Coe Stowell from the Coe Collection.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 44.5 x 41.9 cm (17 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Mary Hamilton a Daughter of John and Catherine Hamilton was born in County Antrim February the 1 in the year of our Lord 1794 and made this Sampler in Maytown in Miss Welchens School in the year of our Lord 1812

Cite this object as

Sampler (USA); Embroidered by Mary Hamilton, American ; silk and metal thread embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 44.5 x 41.9 cm (17 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.); Bequest of Emily Coe Stowell from the Coe Collection; 1970-28-17

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