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Embroidered Sampler

Maker:
Betsey N. Davidson (1795–1839)
Date:
1806
Geography:
Made in Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silk on linen, embroidered
Dimensions:
24 x 16 1/2 in. (61 x 41.9 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909
Accession Number:
10.125.419
Not on view
Signature: [signed at lower center]: Betsey N. Davidson Charlestown Agd 10 Charlestown 1806.

Inscription: [inscribed in upper center]: (three alphabets and numerals)
[inscribed within urn]: M.D.
[inscribed below]: Who taught my simple heart the way / In feeble accents first to pray / Who watched my slumbers cheered my day / My Parents / Who lived in peace and died in faith / And blest me with their latest breath / My Parents / Oh shades of them I held so dear / Your loved remembrance still I bear / In my sad heart - thou livest there / My Parents
Mrs. Russell Sage, until 1909
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