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Embroidered Sampler

Margaret (Peggy) Ingraham (1778–1818)
ca. 1792
Made in Bristol, Rhode Island, United States
Silk on linen
16 1/4 x 12 1/2 in. (41.3 x 31.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Barbara Schiff Sinauer, 1984
Accession Number:
Not on view
This Bristol, Rhode Island, alphabet sampler includes a carefully stitched three-bay red brick Federal house on a dramatic black background. Two courting couples are being serenaded by a flutist who reads from the score on a music stand. The worked alphabet has the V preceding the U, an anomaly found on other Bristol samplers.
Inscription: inscribed in upper center: [alphabet]; Let Virtue Be A Guide To Me; inscribed in lower center: Peggy Ingraham Born / May 18th 1778 Bristol
Barbara Schiff Sinauer, New York, died 1984
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