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Scenic samplers depicting identifiable houses and buildings, such as this example of 1824 by Sarah Smith of Wethersfield, Conn., were popular in the Connecticut River Valley. The river stitched in the foreground leads the eye to the central building, the First Congregational Church in the artist's home town.

Scenic samplers depicting identifiable houses and buildings, such as this example of 1824 by Sarah Smith of Wethersfield, Conn., were popular in the Connecticut River Valley. The river stitched in the foreground leads the eye to the central building, the

Jane Atkinson late 1700's.  This sampler was reproduced by The Scarlet Letter (I've got this chart in my personal stash.)  This sampler is lush and balanced, and there's a lot to look at.

Sampler English around 1780 Embroidered by Jane Atkinson Linen embroidered with silk and wool MFA Boston

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Dauphin County, Pennsylvania silk on linen sampler, wrought by Fanny Keever, Hummelstown C Jontz instructor

573: Silk on linen Adam & Eve sampler, early 19th c. : Lot 573

Silk on linen Adam & Eve sampler, early c.

Antique Needlework, Sampler by Abigail Stratton, 1814, entire view

Antique Needlework, Sampler by Abigail Stratton, entire view

A 1762 Adam and Eve sampler -- wow, this is so similar to Ann Smith 1767 by the Scarlet Letter!!!!!

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Sampler worked by Maria Hulett in 1843. The text is from Proverbs 15:13:

Maria Hulett - 1843 - Proverb A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken

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