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Embroidered sampler

Maker:
Betsy P. Cross (born ca. 1808)
Date:
1817
Geography:
Made in Danvers, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silk on linen/wool, embroidered
Dimensions:
17 3/8 x 6 7/8 in. (44.1 x 17.5 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mabel Herbert Harper, 1957
Accession Number:
57.122.754
Not on view
Samplers like this one, that have a ground fabric, usually green in color, woven with a linen warp and a woolen weft (commonly called linsey-woolsey), most often originated in Essex County, Massachusetts, or in southeastern New Hampshire.
Inscription: inscribed in upper section: [three alphabets and 1-9]; signed and dated in lower center: Betsey P. Cross / Ae 9 Danvers Oct 7 / AD 1817
Mabel Herbert Harper, until 1957
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