Overall: 17 x 20 1/2 in. ( 43.2 x 52.1 cm )
Horizontal rectangular linen cross stitch sampler with various colors of silk floss; New York's City Hall is the central image with a verse in the sky area, straight black inside border and surrounded by floral motif.
Gift of Stuyvesant Fish
Signature and date: embroidered across bottom: "Elizabeth Jane Hunters Work in The Year 1828"
Inscription: embroidered verse: "Education is a companion which no misfortunes / can depress no clime destroy no enemy alienate / no despotism enslave At home a friend / abroad an introduction in solitude a solace / in society an ornament It chastens vice / it guides virtue it gives at once a grace and / government to genius"
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