alphabet sampler done on a natural colored canvas-backing in cross-stitch using two strands of wool yarn - Textiles
  • Date 1849
  • Place of Origin Norway
  • Creator Bertte Olsdatter

This traditional alphabet sampler (navneduk) was done on a natural colored canvas-backing in cross-stitch using two strands of wool yarn. The sampler includes variations of alphabet, initials, and numbers.

The sampler, which belonged to Bertina Midboe, was probably made by her mother and brought from Norway when the family immigrated to Wisconsin in the mid 1800’s.

Inscriptions: Bertte Olsdatter 13 Aar gammal; dene Mai; TOS; MOS; OTS; BKD; KOS; SOD: 1849

  • Materials Linen, wool
  • Dimensions width: 15.5 inches; length: 21.25 inches
  • Identifier / Source LC6507 - Gift of Mrs. David Lloyd Brown
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