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Object Name Sampler
Date 1843
Title [Sampler made by Martha G. Seguine]
Description Alphabet and verse sampler. Embroidered with silk thread on linen ground. Inscription: "Wrought / by / Martha G. Seguine / ag'd 8 years / Westfield Staten Island / July 23rd 1843". There are six rows of alphabet letters at top; the verse and and inscription are in the center; a flower basket with birds and vines is at the bottom. Overall dimensions are 11.250" H x 11.250" W.
(Keywords: New York)
Acquisition Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Seguine Smith
Ownership and History The verse on this sampler reads: "Blossoms and fruits and flowers together rise / And the whole year in gay confusion lies. / No deep laid plot adorns this humble page / But seem's adapted to my sex and age".

The maker of this sampler, Martha Seguine, travelled far from her Staten Island home after her marriage in February 1856. She and her husband, Albert Buell Holton, settled in Columbia, California, where their children Ellen and Albert were born. They returned to New York in 1864, and later moved to Chicago, where Martha remained until her death in 1911.

Earliest Date 1843
Latest Date 1843
Maker Seguine, Martha G.
Subjects Needlework
Lexicon Sub-category Art
Associated People Seguine, Martha G.
Catalog Number 90.025.0002
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
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