Lucretia M. Hand's Sampler

Lucretia added to her basic marking sampler a decoration of flowering plants, which stand for nature. It is hemstitched on all sides with dark thread. Lucretia included the inscription: “Lucretia M Hand.” The sampler is stitched with silk embroidery thread on a linen ground with a thread count of warp 32, weft 39/in. The stitches used are: cross, Algerian eye, back, queen, and hem.
Lucretia M. Hand was born on October 7, 1799, in Sag Harbor (Long Island), New York to Jared (1762-) and Beulah Hedges (1769 –1828) Hand. On July 30, 1823, she married, Dr. George Washington Harris of Greenport, Long Island. She died on Long Island in 1863.
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Object Name
date made
Hand, Lucretia M.
Physical Description
silk on linen (overall material)
overall: 11 5/8 in x 7 5/8 in; 29.5275 cm x 19.3675 cm
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catalog number
accession number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Mabel E. Harris

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