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The alphabet is repeated three times across top, a band of geometric ornament and a pious verse, and band of ornament, below the maker's name age and date, "Sarah Williams ended this sampler in the fifteenth year of her age September the 23, 1761". Across bottom a landscape with little hills,...

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Provenance

Gift of William S. Rumrill to MFA, 1933

Credit Line

Gift of William S. Rumrill

American, 1761

Object Place

Newton, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

43 x 33 cm (16 15/16 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

33.324

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles