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Object Name: Sampler
Date: 1825
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Medium: Linen, silk
Dimensions: Overall: 10 5/8 x 15 1/2 in. ( 27 x 39.4 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Horizontal rectangular linen sampler with blue silk floss; horizontal rows of alphabets and numbers separated by rows of design, naturalistic images and house across bottom; stitches include cross, satin and eyelet.
Credit Line: Gift of Eleanor Paine Gardner
Object Number: 1941.367
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Marks: embroidered: above images at bottom: "Polly.Ann.Calkins.Aged.13.Years.1825"

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Polly Ann Calkins (1812-43) married Stephen Paine in 1828, and was the mother of Stephen Edson Paine. She was the grandmother of the donor.