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Sampler (USA), March 29, 1803

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Lydia Smith. It is dated March 29, 1803 and we acquired it in 1970. Its medium is silk embroidery on cotton foundation and its technique is embroidered 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: 46 x 74 cm (18 1/8 x 29 1/8in.)

It is inscribed

Lydia Smiths Work in the 11 (?) year of her age March 29 1803

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Sampler (USA), March 29, 1803; Embroidered by Lydia Smith (American); silk embroidery on cotton foundation; H x W: 46 x 74 cm (18 1/8 x 29 1/8in.); Bequest of Emily Coe Stowell from the Coe Collection; 1970-28-20

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