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Family Register Sampler (USA), 1832

This is a Family register sampler. It was embroidered by Sarah A. Chalker. It is dated 1832 and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is silk embroidery on wool foundation and its technique is embroidered in cross stitch on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled A Hartford sampler.

This object was bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe. It is credited Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 43 x 56 cm (16 15/16 x 22 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Wrought by Sarah A. Chalker Aged 13 1832

Cite this object as

Family Register Sampler (USA), 1832; Embroidered by Sarah A. Chalker ; silk embroidery on wool foundation; H x W: 43 x 56 cm (16 15/16 x 22 1/16 in.); Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe; 1941-69-43

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