Hannah Prince in 1787, at age 12, from Marblehead, MA, worked this unique sampler. This very early example
predates most known Marblehead samplers. The later ones are not as complex but they share some of the design characteristics.
The somewhat formal large flowering band at the top is a more elaborate rendition of similar bands found on 17th
and early 18th century samplers from England, Boston, and Philadelphia. In contrast to the top, the bottom of this
sampler is less structured and very whimsical.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER