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Samplers (embroidery)

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Textile works, typically fine cloth embroidered by women or girls in various stitches and intended to be framed. They were usually created as demonstrations of a beginner's skill and featured a combination of stitches, motifs, letters, verses, and often the date of completion and the stitcher's name.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Betsy Beinecke Shirley collection of American children's literature

Call Number: GEN MSS 764
Overview: Collection consists of manuscripts (correspondence and drafts of writings), illustration material (drawings in all media, photographs, book dummies, and printing blocks and plates), and publication proofs by various authors and artists including Louisa May Alcott, Alexander Anderson, Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel, Gelett Burgess, Harrison Cady, Palmer Cox, F. O. C. Darley, W. W. Denslow, Jo Mora, Peter Newell, and Symeon Shimin, as well as work produced for the McLoughlin Brothers publishing...
Dates: 1640-2001