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Let the Sweet Work of Prayer and Praise... sampler
  • Lydia Buxton
    1804–?
    born: Salem, Massachusetts, United States ; active: United States
  • Let the Sweet Work of Prayer and Praise... sampler, 1814
  • Where object was made: United States
  • silk thread on linen, embroidering
  • Paper Type: cross, eyelet, satin
  • Object Height/Width: 36.19 x 36.19 cm
    Object Height/Width: 14 1/4 x 14 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6816
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Sampler with two uppercase, one lowercase, and one script alphabet, numbers one through nine, and an inscription (identified as Isaac Watts’ “Divine Songs for Children”) in horizontal bands. There are two pink flowers in the bottom right and left corners on the lowest band of inscription. On all four sides there is a realistic strawberry border. Colors include blue, cream, green, pinks, and yellow on blue and brown homespun linen.