Sylvia Hall's Sampler

Description
One script alphabet, two block alphabets. 26 letters with two or three styles of some capital letters. Numbers 1 to 0 and to 8. These rows separated by rows of cross-stitch. Border of single row of cross-stitch on all four sides. Silk embroidery thread on linen ground. STITCHES: cross, four-sided, crosslet. THREAD COUNT: warp 23, weft 24/in.
Inscription:
"Zealously pursue the course
That leads young minds to god
For faith and love & holy hope
Point to the blest abode
S Hall"
Background:
Sylvia was born on April 18, 1805, to Andrews and Sylvia Blakeslee Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut, and she died there in 1859. See her mother's (Sylvia Blakeslee) sampler.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sampler
Date made
1810-1820
maker
Hall, Sylvia
Physical Description
linen (ground fabric material)
silk (embroidery thread material)
Measurements
overall: 15 in x 10 3/8 in; 38.1 cm x 26.3525 cm
Place Made
United States: Connecticut, New Haven
ID Number
TE*T16942
catalog number
T16942
accession number
310734
subject
Textiles
Alphabets
Samplers
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Samplers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Prisk

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