Cross-stitch sampler by Amanda Graves. Plain weave linen and silk buttonhole twist thread. Hemstitched top and bottom, selvedges left and right. Block and Script capital alphabets with both upper case and lower case letters. Edge pattern with florets and crosses. The picture portion of the sampler contains six birds perched in trees, an animal that is most likely a horse, two dogs, another bird on the ground that is probably a turkey or goose.
17.13 x 17.13 in (43.5 x 43.5 cm)
Place of Origin
Harrison County (Tex.)
Caption / Inscription / Signature
"Amanda E. Graves, Worke in her [hand], Year 1836"