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

Black background sampler - Huber

Hannah Goodard
Brookline, MA dated 1773

Let's not forget Hannah Goddard. Two hundred and forty five years ago Hannah at age 14 went through a lot of trouble to make sure we would still be talking about her. This rare solidly stitched black background sampler is inscribed: (Top right) In the Year 1773 - (The verse) Hannah Goddard is my name New England is My Nation Brookline is my Dwelling Place And Christ Is My Salvation When I Am Dead And Laid In Grave And All My Bones Are Rotten When This You See Remember Me And Never Let Me Be Forgotten.

Hannah (1759-1786) was the third of fifteen children born to John Goddard (1730-1816), a prosperous farmer and his second wife, Hannah Seaver (1735-1812). She died unmarried.

Silk on linen; 18" x 13 5/8" sight.

Provenance: Skinner 1988, Huber,s, Joan Stephens collection, Southeby's 1997, Huber,s, Private collection 2018, Huber's, (your name goes here).


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