B Holländer's Sampler

B Holländer's Sampler

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This sampler features one Hebrew alphabet of 21 consonants. (Vowels were not included in the Hebrew alphabet.) The inscription on the bottom includes a first initial, the last name, and date: “B Holländer 1845.” The sampler was stitched with silk embroidery thread on a cotton ground with a thread count of warp 35, weft 35/in. It is very similar to the sampler stitched by B Lazarus 1843. These may have been done at the same school. There are very few known Jewish samplers and these are a welcome addition to the collection.
B Holländer has not yet been identified.
Object Name
date made
Hollander, B.
Physical Description
cotton (overall ground)
silk (overall thread)
overall: 10 in x 9 1/2 in; 25.4 cm x 24.13 cm
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catalog number
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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