Item #2570 Hand Sewn Alphabet Sampler. Betsey Lamson.

Hand Sewn Alphabet Sampler

Beverly, MA: 1817. 8.5" x 12", blue thread on loose weave cloth. Attractively framed, 13.5" x 18", with a teal mat matching the stitching thread and antireflective glass. Not inspected outside of the frame. This is a fine specimen of an early American effort.

Betsey Lamson (March 14, 1810 - July 19, 1893) was born the oldest of five children in Beverly, Massachusetts. She was only 7 years old when she produced this piece. Betsey survived all of her siblings, never having lived anywhere other than her hometown. Needlework samplers are a piece of embroidery or cross-stitching which were produced to demonstrate an achievement level in the skill. Not uncommonly, including the theme of this one, they often include the alphabet, numbers, figures, motifs and decorative borders. Sometimes, also as in this example, the name of the person who embroidered it and the date. Item #2570

Price: $250.00

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