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...We Will Not Say... sampler
  • United States
  • ...We Will Not Say... sampler, circa 1840
  • Where object was made: United States
  • silk thread on linen, embroidering
  • Paper Type: cross, double chain, eyelet, running
  • Object Height/Width: 43.81 x 42.54 cm
    Object Height/Width: 17 1/4 x 16 3/4 in
  • Gift of Mrs. E. M. Hopkins
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0971

Sampler with inscriptions and a landscape scene. There are four uppercase, one lowercase alphabets, an inscription (didactic verse), and the numerals one through sixteen in horizontal bands from the top to about two-thirds down. In the bottom third is a landscape scene with a willow three in the center and a flower basket and rose bush on either side. The border has a zigzag shape and circular projections (flowers?). Colors include blues, brown, green, red, tan, and yellow on tan.