Wide border of urns, flowering plants and people. In center, alphabet, text and more people. Alphabet. "At home abroad in Peace in War Thy God will thee Defend Conduct thee through Life's Pilgrimage Safe to thy journey's end.

American Sampler ~ 1773 ~ Embroidered by Catharine Congdon (American, ~ silk embroidery on linen foundation ~ Cooper Hewitt

Colonial Sampler - In the colonial era, embroidery was an elite accomplishment. The alphabets that embellished schoolgirl samplers signified both a girl's literacy and her future role as keeper of household textiles, which before industrialization were far more valuable than furniture.

Sampler by Sally Jackson Linen plain weave, embroidered with silk in cross, split, French knot and stem stitches. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Hadley, Massachusetts  c. 1800  Silk embroidery on linen  Mr. and Mrs. Hugh B. Vanderbilt Fund for Curatorial Acquisitions, 2000.18.6

Hadley, Massachusetts c. 1800 Silk embroidery on linen Mr. Vanderbilt Fund for Curatorial Acquisitions,

N e e d l e p r i n t: The Stonington Collection of Samplers @ Auction * Christies New York * 25 January 2013

N e e d l e p r i n t: The Stonington Collection of Samplers @ Auction * Christies New York * 25 January 2013

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