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Object Name: Sampler
Date: 1821
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Medium: Cotton, linen
Dimensions: Overall: 10 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. ( 26 x 25.7 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Square cotton stitched "marking" or "alphabet" sampler stitched in brown and green cotton thread; horizontal rows of five alphabets (one stitched in eyelet stitch) numbers, diamond design of queen's stitch and signed with date "1821" and name and age, "Lucy Cole's Work Aged 12 Years"; horizontal rows separated by straightline rows of cross-stitching and bordered a simple sawtooth cross-stitch pattern; stitches include cross, eyelet, and queen's.
Credit Line: Gift of Louise I. Corell
Object Number: 1944.164
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Marks: embroidered: across bottom in brown floss: "Lucy Cole's Work Aged 12 Years" embroidered: right, near top in green floss: "1821"

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Lucy Cole lived on Greenwich Avenue in Manhattan and married Abraham Ackerman at the Dutch Reformed Church in 1833.


"Home Sewn: Three Centuries of Stitching History," New-York Historical Society, November 18, 2003-April 18, 2004.