Susanna Goodale's Sampler

This sampler by Susanna Goodale, is stitched with linen embroidery thread on a cotton ground with a thread count of warp 42, weft 36/ in. The stitches used are cross and tent. It is unusual to see the word “performed” on a sampler, mostly it is “wrought by.” The inscription is: “Performed by Susanna / Goodale Thetford August 5th.” Thetford is in Vermont.
Currently not on view
Physical Description
cotton (overall ground)
linen (overall thread)
overall: 8 7/8 in x 8 3/8 in; 22.5425 cm x 21.2725 cm
ID Number
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Credit Line
Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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Data Source
National Museum of American History