Lydia Melvill Ingraham
This extremely rare antique sampler is one of only six known from Newport, RI worked in this format. It features
a central stylized tall brick building with three young ladies looking out the windows flanked with trees,
leaping stags, hounds, and squirrels along with alphabet, verses, and inscriptions all surrounded with a flowering
vine and saw tooth border. It is inscribed:"Lydia Melvill Ingraham Her Samplar Work In The Leventh Year Of
Her age" and "The Pinks Will fade and The Tulip Weather but a virtuous mind will bloom forever"
and "LMI 1764". Lydia probably attended Sarah Osborn’s School in Newport.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER