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When This You Polly Young Her... sampler
  • Polly Young
    active: United States
  • When This You Polly Young Her... sampler, 1801
  • Where object was made: United States
  • silk thread on linen, embroidering
  • Paper Type: chain, cross, eyelet, satin
  • Object Height/Width: 39.37 x 31.75 cm
    Object Height/Width: 15 1/2 x 12 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • On view: Long Ellis Gallery, 315, E3
  • 1928.6810
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Sampler with bands of text and geometric decoration. There are four uppercase and one lowercase alphabets and the numbers one through fourteen in horizontal bands from the top. There is a band of four stylized tulips. There is an inscription (poem) on the bottom. Colors include: black, blue, green, pink, and yellow on mustard.