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
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. Carl H. Sebenius, from the collection of his mother Mrs. C. Harold Sebenius

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