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Embroidered sampler

Elizabeth L. Smith (1815–1841)
Made in East Haven, Connecticut, United States
Embroidered silk on cotton
22 3/4 x 21 1/4 in. (57.8 x 54 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joel B. Leff Gift, 2000
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: at top center: [four alphabets]; in center: [Smith family record]; at lower center above pictorial scene: Wrought by Elizabeth L./ Smith under the instruction of Miss Maria M. Street at the age of 10 ye/ Sept 14th 1825.
Purchased from a dealer by the sellers. Came with a family history from consignor to the first dealer that links it to the Smith and Ostrander families of Gaines, Orleans County, New York.
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