Olive Howard's Sampler

This sampler by Olive Howard, is stitched with silk embroidery thread on a linen ground with a thread count of warp 48, weft 48/ in. The stitches used are cross, tent, and hem. The inscription is: “Olive Howard.” Olive Howard was born September 20, 1810, to Dr Nathaniel and Olive Brown Howard in Temple, New Hampshire. She died February 14, 1846, at Newton, Massachusetts and is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts. See her mother's (TE*T18586) and sister Mary's (TE*T18587) samplers.
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Howard, Olive
Physical Description
linen (overall ground)
cotton and silk (overall thread)
overall: 5 1/4 in x 5 3/4 in; 13.335 cm x 14.605 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fielding Pope Meigs, Jr.
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Data Source
National Museum of American History