Overall: 16 1/8 x 17 1/4 in. ( 41 x 43.8 cm )
Nearly square silk-embroidered linen sampler with various colors of silk floss; verse in upper two-thirds, inscription in bottom third, floral designs, floral border on all sides; cross and satin stitches; inscribed "Ruth Titus 1820".
Gift of Stephen Taber Willets
Signature and date (embroidered): bottom center, black floss: "Ruth Titus / 1820"
Ruth Titus (1801?-1850), who married Isaac E. Haviland (1803-1885); to their nephew, Samuel Titus Taber (1814-1871); by descent to his grandson, Stephen Taber Willets, the donor.
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