Stuff May Useful Arts Employ My Youth: The Hope R. Hacker Sampler Collection in the Allentown Art Museum
by Margaret Vincent (Intro.)
ISBN-10: None
ISBN-13: None
Allentown Art Museum
1987
Soft Cover
Pages: 24
Language(s): English
Like New - Very light cover and edge wear.
$42.00

In 1980 the Allentown Art Museum received a generous donation of samplers from Mrs. William P. Hacker. At that time the Textile Department was just five years old, and although the museum held over 2,000 textiles, none of these were samplers or schoolgirl embroideries. This catalog provides a complete checklist of those embroideries so generously donated. Included are complete descriptions (including inscriptions given verbatim, including misspellings and other errors) and provenance, if known. There are 14 family embroideries, 29 other American samplers and 15 European and Mexican samplers.