Anna Leadbeater's Sampler


This sampler by Anna Leadbeater, dating to 1853, is stitched with cotton embroidery thread on a linen ground with a thread count of warp 23, weft 32/ in. The stitches used are cross, double cross, rice, and Algerian eye. The inscription is “Anna Leadbeater’s / Work / Aged 9 Alexandria, VA / 1852.” Anna Leadbeater was born on October 2, 1842, to John and Mary P. Stabler Leadbeater in Alexandria, Virginia. John Leadbeater was the owner of the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary in Alexandria, which today is an apothecary museum. She married Henry C. Slaymaker, a Civil War veteran, on November 6, 1866, and they had three children - Isabel, Henry C. Jr, and Frank. Henry, Sr. died of consumption on February 28, 1880, and Anna died on February 15, 1906, in Alexandria, Virginia.

Date Made: 1852

Maker: Leadbeater, Anna

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Virginia, Alexandria

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Clarence Milton Yohn

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T12611Catalog Number: T12611Accession Number: 235642

Object Name: Sampler

Physical Description: cotton (overall material)linen (overall material)Measurements: overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm


Record Id: nmah_639595

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