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Lucy D. Ballard's Sampler Wrought at Oxford... sampler
  • Lucy D. Ballard
    born: Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States ; active: United States
  • Lucy D. Ballard's Sampler Wrought at Oxford... sampler, 1825
  • Where object was made: United States
  • silk thread on linen, embroidering
  • Paper Type: cross, eyelet, buttonhole
  • Object Height/Width: 53.97 x 41.91 cm
    Object Height/Width: 21 1/4 x 16 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0962

Sampler with lines of text and a building. There are two upper and one lower case alphabets and the numbers one through nine. There is a band of geometric pattern, followed by a large inscription (identified as the "Jesus permit" rhyme) with a smaller inscription above and below. There is another band of geometric patter, with a brown two-story house depicted below (identified as probably that of Lucy D. Ballard). There is a blue and white checkerboard and a zigzag border on all four sides with drawn work and metallic braid added. Colors include black, blue, brown, greens, and pink on tan.