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Title Elizabeth Gossom Roberts Sampler
Object Name Sampler
Catalog Number KM2016.39.1
Description Sampler constructed from embroidery floss on linen is composed of three different alphabets, a rendering of a house, possibly the family home, surrounded by trees, three sets of text blocks, one pair of interlacing hearts with "WG" and "EB" embroidered in the center, a pair of adjoining hearts with "EG" and "ETR" embroidered in the center, and a blue and cream embroidered border. The first text block reads: "William Gossom and Elizabeth Buckley was married the 25 of December 1797"; the second reads: "Names (?) of my brothers and sisters. Those trees will chance regain their bloom. When I am withered (?) in the tomb then will my friends who now are dear bare my memory with a tear"; and the third reads: "Edwin T. Roberts and Elizabeth Gossom was married the 20 of December 1836. Edwin T. Roberts was born August 7, 1809. Elizabeth Gossom was born June 18, 1819."
Place of Origin Warren County, KY
Used Warren County, KY
Material Embroidery Floss/Linen
Technique Embroidery
Artist Roberts, Elizabeth Gossom, 1819-1902
Role Artist Needleworker
Frame Size 18 x 19.375"
Search Terms Needlework
Subjects Embroidery
Year Range From 1836
Caption Elizabeth Gossom Roberts Sampler
Number of Images 1
Dimension type 1