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The Early American Sampler

Object Name: Tablecloth
Date: 1941
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Medium: Rayon, cotton
Dimensions: Overall: 52 x 52 in. ( 132.1 x 132.1 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Rayon-cotton blend tablecloth printed with an image of an early American cross-stitch sampler divided into two columns; on the left are a man and a woman in colonial dress on either side of a pear tree, above decorative stripes of animals, flowers, part of the alphabet and numbers, at the bottom it is inscribed, "When this you see/ Remember me."; on the right inscribed at the top, "A pleasent sight/ It is to see..../ Fruitful dusters/ On the tree....", above decorative stripes of flowers, keys, part of the alphabet and numbers, all above a two story home with five occupants; two roosters in the lower right corner; printed in red, navy, yellow and blue; blue border with diamonds.
Credit Line: Gift of Hermann & Jacobs
Object Number: 1941.662
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Marks: printed: lower left: "When this you see/ Remember me." printed: upper right: "A pleasent sight/ It is to see..../ Fruitful dusters/ On the tree...."

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The design of this tablecloth was based on an early Pennsylvania Dutch Sampler dated 1747. The original is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.