Amanda Hinds' Sampler


One script alphabet; no "J," "O," "T," or "U." Two block alphabets, one of 26 letters; these rows separated by simple crossbands. All lettering on sampler black. Below inscription, tulip, paired flower baskets, and trees. Center square outlined by sawtooth band, as outer edge of border. Border of wide geometric flowering vine with pair of small geometric motifs in upper corners and pair of flower baskets in lower corners. All four edges hemstitched. Silk embroidery thread on linen ground. STITCHES: satin, cross, eyelet, queen, long-armed cross, hem. THREAD COUNT: warp 30, weft 27/in.


"Amanda Hindf[s]


Amanda may have been the daughter of Abraham Hinds or the daughter of David and Hannah Tucker Hinds.

Date Made: 1818

Maker: Hinds, Amanda

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: World

Subject: Alphabets

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Sebenius, from the collection of his mother Mrs. C. Harold Sebenius

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T14663Catalog Number: T14663Accession Number: 279148

Object Name: sampler

Physical Description: linen (ground fabric material)silk (embroidery thread material)Measurements: overall: 16 1/2 in x 16 7/8 in; 41.91 cm x 42.8625 cm


Record Id: nmah_639612

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