Sampler

Object Number: 
1944.148
Date: 
1838
Medium: 
Linen, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 7 1/4 in. ( 30.5 x 18.4 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: near bottom in green floss: "MARGARET. A. / MORRIS. / aged eight / years."
Description: 
Vertical rectangular linen marking sampler with green and copper silk floss; horizontal rows of alphabets and numbers separated by rows of different borders in cross and herringbone stitch patterns; straight line borders of cross-stitch; green is the only dyed silk thread stable, copper thread has faded; inscribed "Margaret A. Morris aged eight years"; embellished with heart and diamond shapes in cross-stitch.
Gallery Label: 
Margaret Morris (1830-1911) was the daughter of William Lewis Morris and Mary E. Babcock; she married John Austin Stevens, Jr. in 1855. She died at Newport, R.I.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Babcock Morris, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group