Artifact Detail



Artifact #: I2018.001.115
Dimensions: W 33 X L 33 cm
Weight: 46.72 g
Medium: Textile
Condition: Fair; Very faded and stitched onto a piece of construction paper
Condition Report Year: 2018
Description: Large square sampler on beige fabric with beige and green stitching showing printed and cursive letters, capital and lower case and the numbers 1-10
Inscription/Marks: Elizabeth Bixby's Sampler Aged 9 Years Hinsdale August 5th 1824 The acquisition of knowledge is one of the most honorable occupations of youth Prudence Adams Instructress
Date/Period: August 8, 1924
Provenance: Hinsdale, N. H.
Maker/Artist: Elizabeth Bixby married John Roberts and had no children. She appears to have operated a female seminary in Vergennes, VT-there is an ad in the 1843 Vergennes newspaper-note from Susan Ferland
Maker/Artist Dates: No information available
Maker Birthplace: No information available
Maker Nationality: No information available
Source: Elizabeth Bixby