Katharine Mayo's Sampler

Katharine Mayo's Sampler

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This sampler by Katherine Mayo of Roxbury, MA, dating to 1773, is stitched with silk embroidery thread on a linen ground with a thread count of warp 22, weft 26/ in. The stitches used are cross, crosslet, two-sided cross, marking cross, and Algerian eye. Katharine included the inscription: "KathaR / INE MAYO IS / MY NaME NEW / ENGLaND IS MY / NaTION ROXBVRY IS MY / DWELLING PLACE AND / ChriSt is MY SalVatION / When I aM Dead & MY BONES / are Rotin hear / YOV may see my name When I am ForgOtten Kat / harine MAYO her sample 1773." Katherine Mayo was born June 25, 1762, in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts to Thomas and Mary Heath Mayo. She died April 15, 1857.
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Object Name
Embroidery, Sampler
Date made
Mayo, Katherine
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston, Roxbury
Physical Description
linen (ground fabric material)
silk (embroidery thread material)
overall: 10 1/8 in x 7 in; 25.7175 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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