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Collection Textiles-Needlework
Catalog Number 1970.92.09
Object Name Sampler
Year Range from 1850
Year Range to 1880
Creator Sands, B.
Place of Origin Probably Southeastern Pennsylvania
Material Cotton, Linen
Dimensions W-16 L-16 inches
Description A bleached linen sampler with one alphabet set and cross-stitched embroidery. At the top there is the alphabet set (missing the letter "J" but with an extra "C," "D," "I" "M" and "T") in uppercase typical and ornamental block lettering, all embroidered in red cotton. Following the alphabet are the numbers "1-9" and the digit "0" and the name "B SANDSS" (with an extra "S") in uppercase typical lettering. With the exception of an "&" symbol and a diamond, there are no other embroidered motifs in the lower half, but it is likely there would have been designs in the blank space if finished. Framing the sampler is a red cotton border in a "x" design.
Provenance The name pertains to the maker, but there is no additional information about the maker or origin of this piece.
Cataloged by C.Harvey
Search Terms Sampler
Alphabet
Block
Embroidery
Needlework