Stuff American Samplers
by Ethel Stanwood Bolton & Eva Johnston Coe
ISBN-10: 0486254186
ISBN-13: 9780486254180
Dover Publications, Inc.
1973
Soft Cover
Pages: 416
Language(s): English
Very Good - Very light cover and edge wear; spine not creased; PO name on ffep.
$9.00 $5.40

This book, the best guide for study or identification of American samplers, traces the sampler from the 17th century colonial period to 1830. The authors, with the aid of the Society of Colonial Dames, collected descriptions and illustrations of thousands of samplers from all periods of American history. From this collection they began to identify historical influences, patterns, materials, verses, even influences of individual schoolmistresses -- virtually everything that could be known about samplers in America. 800 sampler verses are listed and 128 photographs show the best and most typical samplers from all three centuries and give the most common patterns used in American sampler work.