Mary N. Southwick
Mary at age 8 (in the ninth year) worked this graphically dynamic sampler with silk thread on a green linsey-woolsey
background.. It consists of numerous alphabets, numerals, an inscription: MARY N SOUTHWICK her Sampler/ wrought
in the ninth year of her age aug/ ust 22 1819, and a poem: Each pleasing art lends softness to/ our minds and by
our studies are our/ lives refine Danvers September 8. A highly developed flowering vine border emanate from a
basket at the bottom and surrounds the sampler. It is in excellent condition and retains strong colors, 19 ½"
x 16 ¾" framed.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER