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Alphabet sampler with Spys of Canaan at bottom; worked in chain, sawtooth, stem, long-armed cross, cross, counted satin, and eyelet stitches and inscribed "Haphzibah Lord/sampler/Made at her Uncle Eliot."

Provenance

Purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Berger; Gift to the MFA, September 17, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Berger in memory of Susan Jeannette Westfall

American, 1750–1800

Object Place

possibly Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 32.1 x 23.5 x 1.9 cm (12 5/8 x 9 1/4 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2003.427

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles