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

Ipswich, MA sampler from Huber

Elizabeth Hale Pickard
Antique needlework sampler
Ipswich, MA c.1834

Elizabeth was born April 7th 1823 and worked this beautifully crafted graphic sampler when she was eleven years old. She compared her future life to a "sampler worthy to be shown". The poignant verse reads: This little sampler here I show/ To prove the care my friends bestow/ So be my life when I am grown/ A sampler worthy to be shown.

Elizabeth and her younger brother were the only children born to Isaac and Ednah (Hale) Pickard, all from Ipswich, MA. At age 22 on July 10, 1845 she married James Tibbetts and died two months later. She had a short life but left us her beautiful sampler that is still being cherished centuries after her death.

Silk on linen 16 ½" x 16" sight, 19 ½" x 19" framed.


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