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Sampler (USA), 1759

This is a Sampler. It is dated 1759 and we acquired it in 1974. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Unknown. It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor from the Fraser/Martin Collection.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 55.9 x 38.4 cm (22 x 15 1/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Alice Pearlee Born September (?) 1745 This sampler I wrought the year 1759

Cite this object as

Sampler (USA), 1759; silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 55.9 x 38.4 cm (22 x 15 1/8 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor from the Fraser/Martin Collection; 1974-100-17

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