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Stephen & Carol Huber: 17th - 19th Century Needlework

Portsmouth, NH sampler from Huber

Priscilla Hall Badger
Portsmouth, NH 1818

Priscilla, at age 13, stitched this classic “house and barn” sampler while attending Elizabeth S. Smith’s school on Vaughn Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This is the earliest-known dated sampler within the “house and barn” group with examples dating from 1818 to 1840.

Priscilla Hall Badger (1805-1842) was the second oldest of seven children born to John Badger (a stove dealer in Portsmouth, NH) and Elizabeth Pierce. Priscilla married Dr. Brackett Hutchings in 1831. Priscilla died in 1842 at aged 37 and Dr. Hutchings married Priscilla’s younger sister Elizabeth in 1843.

Published in Girlhood Embroidery by Betty Ring and New England Samplers to 1840 by Glee Krueger.

Provenance: Bunny Mellon collection.

Silk on linsey-woolsey; 15 3/8” x 20 ¾” sight.


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