Mary Ann Oram circa 1820

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Origin and date: English 1820
Rated: Beginning/intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 13-1/2″x16″
Stitches: Cross and counted satin

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The finely stitched antique sampler from which we reproduced this was probably made in England around 1820. It features a verse commonly stitched on early 19th century samplers, both in England and America. Depicted in the lower register is a scene with a church atop a hill (with a gigantic pterodactyl on the roof), and a brick cottage with a fenced garden. (An interesting historic agricultural aside: at that time, livestock were generally left free to roam, hence the necessity to fence in the vegetable, herb, and f lower gardens, to keep hungry beasts out.)

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