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Sampler

Artist/Maker:
Hooper, Unity D.
Place Made:
Hanover County Virginia United States of America
Date Made:
1819
Medium:
silk on linen
Dimensions:
HOA: 16 1/2; WOA: 15 1/2
Accession Number:
3959
Description:
MAKER: Unity Hooper was born in Hanover County, Virginia, around 1807. She married Tavener Winn Wisdom (b.1796) in December of 1827, and they settled in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. By 1840 they had moved west to Tennessee (1840 census) and then to Todd County, Kentucky (1850 census).

DESCRIPTION: Silk on linen sampler. Single alphabet across top, followed by poem by English clergyman and writer Rev. James Hervey. A central basket of flowers are at bottom, flanked by inscriptions.

Credit Line:
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Vogler Purchase Fund