Amanda Hinds' Sampler

Description
One script alphabet; no "J," "O," "T," or "U." Two block alphabets, one of 26 letters; these rows separated by simple crossbands. All lettering on sampler black. Below inscription, tulip, paired flower baskets, and trees. Center square outlined by sawtooth band, as outer edge of border. Border of wide geometric flowering vine with pair of small geometric motifs in upper corners and pair of flower baskets in lower corners. All four edges hemstitched. Silk embroidery thread on linen ground. STITCHES: satin, cross, eyelet, queen, long-armed cross, hem. THREAD COUNT: warp 30, weft 27/in.
Inscription:
"Amanda Hindf[s]
1818"
Background:
Amanda may have been the daughter of Abraham Hinds or the daughter of David and Hannah Tucker Hinds.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sampler
Date made
1818
maker
Hinds, Amanda
Physical Description
linen (ground fabric material)
silk (embroidery thread material)
Measurements
overall: 16 1/2 in x 16 7/8 in; 41.91 cm x 42.8625 cm
Place Made
unknown
ID Number
TE*T14663
catalog number
T14663
accession number
279148
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. and Mrs. Carl H. Sebenius, from the collection of his mother Mrs. C. Harold Sebenius

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