Abigail Gould 1796
Origin and date: New York, 1796
Linen count and finished size: 25 count, 12-1/2″x10-1/2″
Stitches: Cross stitch
Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
This sampler shows a man and a woman beneath an apple tree, reminiscent of Adam and Eve, but in contemporary dress. Possibly of New York origin (the format and background suggest this), this reproduction is stitched on linen with either cotton or silk, with the background filled in entirely with wool.