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

Huber - Yale University sampler

Yale University
New Haven, CT 1825

Inscribed: Wrought by Sarah Ann/ Bradley under the instruction/ of Miss Maria M. Street/ at the age of 9 years AD 1825. Note: (Maria Street and her sister both taught in New Haven.)

Sarah's sampler includes a family record and a verse describing the advantages of learning while you're young and without worries. The buildings at the bottom are in New Haven and associated with Yale.

A consensus of opinion is that the buildings represented are, on the left, “Connecticut Hall” built in 1752, and “Union Hall” built in 1794, and torn down in 1893 for “Vanderbilt Hall”. “Connecticut Hall” and “Union Hall” were the first two buildings that established the layout of the “Old Brick Row”. Currently, the greatly altered Connecticut Hall”, the only remaining building from the “Old Brick Row”, is a mirror image to its twin building, “McClellan Hall”, which wasn’t built until 1925.

Sarah (1816-1889) was born in East Haven, CT, daughter of Roswell Bradley (b.1780) and Polly Potter (b.1781). She married a farmer, Joseph Hotchkiss in 1836 and they had 5 children.

Silk on linen; 24 3/8" x 19 5/8 sight.


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