Lydia Hindes' Sampler

This sampler by Lydia Hindes, dating to 1825, is stitched with silk embroidery thread on a linen ground with a thread count of warp 22, weft 22/ in. The same urn of flowers appears on her mother's sampler. See TE*T13213 The stitches used are cross, crosslet, and queen. The inscription is: "Lydia / Hindes / her work / age 9 y /ears July 26 / th 1825 / Regard no / t your bea / uty but / chiefly take / care That your mind is / well furnished / the matter lies there.” Lydia was born c. 1816 to Joseph and Abigail Cory Hindes in Elizabeth, Westfield, New Jersey. She died unmarried April 6, 1878, in Elizabeth Union, New Jersey.
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Hindes, Lydia
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
linen (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 8 1/4 in; 30.48 cm x 20.955 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Edith Evelyn Currens
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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