Makers / Maker's Age: Adams, Susan (age 8)
Date Made: 1813
Origin: Grafton, MA US
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Stitches: Cross, Eyelet, Chain, French Knot, Satin, Buttonhole, Running, Outline.
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 20"w x 25 1/2" h
Inscriptions: Let us suppose the virtuous mind a rose, / Which nature plants and education blows / Let virtue prove your never fading bloom, / For mental beauty will survive the tomb / Wrought by Susan Adams Grafton / Aged 8 Years //
Predominant Motif: 4 alphabets; upper and lowercase, each with 26 letters. Numbers 1-8 and 1-12. Floral arcade across top. Marsh or field design at the bottom with a leaf arcade below. Hem stitched all four sides.
History of Owner: Purchased
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No