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Object ID 1954.009.003
Object Name Sampler
Collection Textiles
Credit line Bequest of Miss Ella C. Cornell
Date 1853
Artist Margaret Crosby
Made Margaret Crosby
Description Marking sampler on linen that is colorfully embroidered in wool with the letters of the alphabet in various sizes and styles and the numbers one though nine. There is also an image of a small embroidered house in the lower right corner and it is marked "1853 M. Crosby" by the maker.
Dimensions W-11.5 L-13.25 inches
Dimension Details sampler dimensions only; the silk grosgrain conservation ribbon border adds 3/4" all the way around.
Owned Crosby family
Provenance This sampler was made by Margaret Crosby, daughter of Taylor and Sarah (Lawrence) Crosby of Wilmington. She is the niece of Ann Crosby Wollaston (1809-1857).
Subjects Textiles
Search Terms Samplers
Margaret Crosby
Nineteenth Century
Material Linen; wool embroidery
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE