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Elizabeth Shermer's sampler usa 1833

One lower-case alphabet; six block alphabets; 26 letters. Numbers 1 through 17. Three practice eyelets, one worked in red cotton, two worked in red wool. Silk embroidery thread on linen ground. STITCHES: cross, tent, four-sided, eyelet, upright cross. THREAD COUNT: warp 26, weft 39/in. Inscription: "Elizabeth Shermer's work done in the eleventh year of her age 1833" Background: This may be the Elizabeth Shermer who was born to Anthony and Anna Barbara Diehl Shermer of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The sixth alphabet on her sampler is very unusual and has been found on other Pennsylvania samplers. Measurements: Overall: 15 3/8 x 16 1/8 in.; 39.0525 x 40.9575 cm Maker(s): maker: Shermer, Elizabeth maker: Shermer, Elizabeth Date Made: 1833 Place Made: unknown
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