Elizabeth Lord Sampler
Norwich, CT dated 1764
Elizabeth Lord - worked this overall stitched , black background Norwich, CT sampler inscribed: Elizabeth Lord
done in the 9th year of her age - June th 7 AD 1764.
Elizabeth was born, Feb. 3, 1757, in Norwich, CT to Eleazer Lord and Elizabeth Lord, She married at age 24 to Jehiel
Pettis and they had five children. She and her husband lived in Norwich, Franklin, New London, Old Saybrook, and
West Haven, CT. At age 70 she died and is buried in Franklin, CT.
Silk on linen; 11 ¼ X 10 inches sight, 13 ¾ x 12 ¼ inches framed.
Provenance: Betty Ring collection
Illustrated in American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the collection of Betty Ring
(p. 22, fig. 33), and Expiated at the Museum of American Folk Art, New York, NY.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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