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Fragment of a Sampler

Object Number: 
1937.345
Date: 
1846
Medium: 
Linen, wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/8 x 15 in. ( 30.8 x 38.1 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: across bottom third in various colors: "Emily Ada Willis. / Aged 9 Years April / 20th 1846 Drummon"
Description: 
Horizontal rectangular linen sampler with various colors of wool floss; horizontal rows of alphabets and numbers separated by rows of stitching, surrounded by geometric motif; stitches include cross and whipping.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group