Maria Minton's Sampler

Description
One script and two block alphabets of all 26 letters; all these rows separated by simple crossbands. Numbers to 9 (below inscription). All letters and numbers worked in black. In lower register, hearts, flower-basket, flowering plants, birds. Inscription in solidly filled lozenge. Border of simple geometric band on all four sides. Silk embroidery thread on cotton canvas ground. STITCHES: cross, long-armed cross, herringbone, queen. THREAD COUNT: warp 23, weft 23/in.
Inscription:
"Maria Minton
aged 13 years"
Background:
Nothing is known about the life of Maria Minton.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sampler
Date made
1826
maker
Minton, Maria
Physical Description
linen (ground fabric material)
silk (embroidery thread material)
Measurements
overall: 17 1/2 in x 11 in; 44.45 cm x 27.94 cm
Place Made
unknown
ID Number
TE*T11675
catalog number
T11675
accession number
219034
subject
Textiles
Alphabets
Samplers
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Samplers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Roger Pryor Templin.

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