A Maryland Sampling: Girlhood Embroidery 1738-1860
by Gloria Seaman Allen
This superbly researched book is a composite view of the lives and needlework created by young ladies of early Maryland. Building on several generations of scholarship in the study of American samplers, Gloria Seaman Allen's in-depth look into the samplers and embroideries made in Maryland clearly shows the importance of this previously largely unexplored body of work. With over 200 color photographs and a user-friendly format, needlework enthusiasts and scholars will find this a valuable contribution to the history of women's education.
400 pages, Hard bound