SAM-05002

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SAM-05002

Estimated Date Stitched:
1840

Estimated Age of Stitcher:
6 years

School and/or Teacher:

Name of Stitcher:
Letitia Ramage

Type of Sampler:
alphabet

Size of Sampler:
Width: 43cm
Height: 43cm

Description:

Condition: Excellent

Description of condition:

Fabric Type:
Linen

Approximate thread count:

Embroidery thread type:
cotton, wool, other

Number of letters:

Case: Mixed Case

Description of alphabets:

Number of sets of numerals:

Description of numerals:

Borders: Flower Pattern

Motifs: plants, animals, buildings

Type of stitches: Cross

Name or initials on sampler: Letitia Ramage

Verse or Inscription:

Letitia Ramage age 6 1840

 

Verse: Let the rich deride; the proud distain/ these simple blessings of the lowly train/to me more dear,congenial to me heart/one native,charm than all the gloss of art. Faith, hope and charity are the immutable principles of all real piety

Owner / Donor Story:

Museum records show the sampler was stitched by the great Aunt by marriage of the donor.George F. Macdonald. The sampler was given to the Macdonalds on a trip to Scotland. The Macdonalds were a prominent business family in Windsor.

Donor information: Estate of Mr & Mrs George F. Macdonald Nov. 5, 1994

Other Information:

Photographs

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Reference numbers: (Museum, archive or other references associated with sampler)

Accession Number: 1959.129

Catalogue Number: FBH;fort;161

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