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Alphabet sampler with sheep at the bottom; worked in cross, tent, and buttonhole stitches with polychrome threads with applied color and inscribed "Margaret Barker wrote this aged eight years 1806"

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, 1806

Object Place

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 38.1 x 33 x 2.5 cm (15 x 13 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

2003.429

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk, with hand-applied color

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles