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Makers / Maker's Age: Cleaves, Mary Ellen
Date Made: 1832
Origin: Portsmouth, NH US
School / Teacher:
Stitches: Cross, Eyelet, Satin, Stem
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 17 3/4"w x 16 1/2" h
Owner: NSCDA Moffatt-Ladd House, Portsmouth, NH
Inscriptions: A.D. 1831 May / Portsmouth N Ham / / HaPPiness / / Let virtue be your guide / / Mary Ellen Cleaves wrought this in 1832 June //
Predominant Motif: 6 alphabets: each 26 letters with ampersands. At the bottom a house and barn with a fence between. Two trees with birds, a bird house and two baskets of climbing strawberries. Reversing arcaded border all four sides.
History of Owner:
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No Verse: #748 (partial). 1815. Page 349