Overall: 15 1/2 x 12 5/8 in. ( 39.4 x 32.1 cm )
Vertical rectangular linen sampler stitched with various colors of silk floss; horizontal rows of alphabets and numbers separated by rows of designs in upper portion, motto in center portion, monograms and designs at bottom, border surrounds all sides; cross and satin stitches.
Gift of Adelaide Milton deGroot
embroidered: across center above motto, green and yellow floss: "Martha Coggeshall Holly. Aged 10 Years / Stamford Connecticut. August 29. AD 1818" embroidered: bottom, left of central design: "DH / April / 25 1768" embroidered: bottom, right of central design: "MC / Novr / 11 1767"
Martha Coggeshall Holly was born in Stamford, CT in 1804 and married John Bissell in Fairfield in 1829.
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