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untitled sampler (Industry taught in early days)
  • Sarah Mills
    active: United States
  • untitled sampler (Industry taught in early days), circa 1800
  • Where object was made: United States
  • silk thread on wool mounted on linen, embroidering
  • Paper Type: cross, satin, stem
  • Canvas/Support: 43.18 x 41.91 cm
    Canvas/Support: 17 x 16 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6808
Label Text

Sampler with an inscription and floral motifs. There is an inscription in the top center (didactic verse) with baskets of flowers on either side. A floral band is underneath the verse and baskets, with a larger basket of flowers underneath. There is another verse below the basket. There is a floral (roses and daisies?) border on all four sides. Colors include: blue, brown, greens (faded to gold-browns), and pink on cream.