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Sampler (USA), 1818

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Sophia Stevens Smith. It is dated 1818 and we acquired it in 1974. Its medium is silk embroidery and paint on cotton foundation and its technique is embroidered in cross, satin, stem, surface satin, chain and knot stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Rosalie Coe. It is credited Bequest of Rosalie Coe, from the collection inherited from her mother, Eva Johnston Coe.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 43.8 x 59.7 cm (17 1/4 x 23 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

August 5 1818 Sophia Stevens Smith, Aged 14 years

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Sampler (USA), 1818; Embroidered by Sophia Stevens Smith (American, 1804 - 1881); silk embroidery and paint on cotton foundation; H x W: 43.8 x 59.7 cm (17 1/4 x 23 1/2 in.); Bequest of Rosalie Coe, from the collection inherited from her mother, Eva Johnston Coe; 1974-42-17

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