The Hester Elting Sampler

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Title

The Hester Elting Sampler

Description

Hester Elting created this "marking sampler" in 1808, when she was about 9 years old. An embroidered sampler of this era was used to teach a young girl the alphabet and numbers, as well as how to spell her own name. It was necessary for a girl to learn how to stitch in order to mark linens, whether her own or her employer's if she entered into domestic service.

Date

1808-01-01

Files

sampler photo.jpg

Citation

“The Hester Elting Sampler,” Hudson River Valley Heritage Exhibits, accessed August 10, 2022, https://omeka.hrvh.org/items/show/666.

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  1. sampler photo.jpg