Stuff Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework 1650-1850
by Betty Ring
ISBN-10: 0394550099
ISBN-13: 9780394550091
Alfred A. Knopf
1993
HC w/ Slipcase
Pages: 583
Language(s): English
Like New/Very Good - Light cover and edge wear.
$110.00

Long considered the most complete work on the subject of American samplers, this two-volume edition contains 583 pages of indispensable information on the embroideries of old that have become so dear to us and so very sought after. This work is the fullest and most lavishly illustrated ever published on early American samplers and pictorial needlework. An unprecedented book both in its presentation of the art and as a synthesis that links the sampler with the social history of young girls in America. Using diaries, letters, newspaper advertisements and other documents of the time, Betty Ring has recaptured the lives of these unacknowledged artists: the young girls and the women who taught them. Mrs. Ring has provided a wealth of information on needlework in women's education followed by chapters covering the needlework of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Quaker Samplers, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia and the South. Contains 623 illustrations, 376 in full color.