Nancy Mary Lindley's Sampler

Description
Five block alphabets; one script alphabet; numbers to 15. All alphabets colored in pairs or groups. Six narrow geometric crossbands. Verse in lower register flanked by two-story house and tree. Red cotton thread used only for "s" in "Lindleys" and for three small geometric motifs at bottom of sampler. Border of geometric zig-zag on all four sides. Silk and cotton embroidery thread on linen ground. STITCHES: cross, Algerian eye. THREAD COUNT: warp 39, weft 42/in.
Inscriptions:
"Nancy Mary Lindleys work done at the age of 8 years
Let virtue be my greatest care
And study my delight
So shall my day be always fair
And peaceable my night,"
Background:
Nothing is known about the life of Nancy Mary Lindley.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sampler
Date made
1800-1825
maker
Lindley, Nancy Mary
Physical Description
linen (ground fabric material)
silk (embroidery thread material)
cotton (embroidery thread material)
Measurements
overall: 16 in x 16 in; 40.64 cm x 40.64 cm
Place Made
unknown
ID Number
TE*T14662
catalog number
T14662
T.14662
accession number
279148
subject
Alphabets
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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