|Credit line||Bequest of Mary Watson Green|
Marking sampler on linen with a border of repeating snakes twined around staffs on the left and right sides and a border of flying birds across the top. The sampler contains three different sizes of the alphabet, the top most one of which is the largest and most elaborately embellished. The lower portion is embroidered with floral motifs, two stylized animals (dogs or lions), and the maker's name "Elmira Killgore 1842." The lower right corner also has the stitched initials "MK."
|Dimensions||W-18.25 L-16.75 inches|
|Provenance||Elmira Kilgore was a maternal aunt of the donor, whose mother was Mary Drucilla Kilgore (1836-1907; later Mrs. Daniel Green of Newport, DE), the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Borland) Kilgore of Christiana Hundred, DE.|
|Material||Linen; silk embroidery|
|Place of Origin||Christiana Hundred, DE|