A Maryland Sampling: Girlhood Embroidery 1738- 1860



Gloria Seaman Allen, 2007 

One of the nation's premier textile scholars discusses over 500 samplers and embroideries. Examples include samplers with registers of family history; memorials for loved ones, poems, proverbs and biblical verses. Especially engaging are the samplers with "busy yards," populated by animals, birds and people. Reflecting Maryland's rich mix of ethnic and religious cultures, they provide glimpses into the lives of young women from Colonial times to the eve of the Civil War.

384 pages, Hardbound    


List Price: $75.00
Price: $75.00