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Sampler (USA), 18th century

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Mary Ann Smith and student at Scofton School. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1918. Its medium is wool embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Frank K. Sturgis. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Frank K. Sturgis.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 43 x 49 cm (16 15/16 x 19 5/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Mary Ann Smith Scofton School

Cite this object as

Sampler (USA), 18th century; Embroidered by Mary Ann Smith (American); wool embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 43 x 49 cm (16 15/16 x 19 5/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Frank K. Sturgis; 1918-39-1

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