With Needle and Brush: Schoolgirl Embroidery from the by Carol Huber, Stephen Huber, Susan P. Schoelwer, Amy Kurtz

By Carol Huber, Stephen Huber, Susan P. Schoelwer, Amy Kurtz Lansing, Jeffrey Andersen

The Connecticut River Valley was once a huge middle for the educating and construction of embroidered images by way of younger women in inner most academies from the mid-eighteenth to the early 19th century. This publication identifies the specified kinds built by means of academics and scholars at colleges during the valley, from Connecticut and Massachusetts to Vermont and New Hampshire. Needlework was once a way of instilling the values of citizenship, religion, wisdom, and patriotism into ladies who may develop into moms within the early republic. This publication describes and illustrates how those embroideries offer perception into the character of women's education at present. Over the process their schooling, ladies undertook an increasing number of complicated and tough needlework. ahead of the age of ten, they stitched ordinary samplers on linen. because the end result in their reviews, they performed intricate samplers, memorials, and silk photographs as facts of the talents and accomplishments befitting a woman. Proudly displayed as enticements to capability suitors, those items affirmed a tender woman's mastery of the well mannered arts, which encompassed wisdom of spiritual and literary subject matters in addition to paintings and music.This booklet has been made attainable during the beneficiant help of The Coby origin, Ltd., the Connecticut Humanities Council, the Connecticut fee on tradition and Tourism, additionally: a application of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, and a number of other inner most donors.

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221/2 x 181/2 in. framed Saybrook, Connecticut Private collection Register Of Elihu Ingham’s Family He was╯ born March 22. 15. 1817 She was╯/ born Dec. 5. 1787 and by her he hath╯ the following Children viz. Names Births Deaths died March 26. AD╯ Betsey M. Ingham 1839. aged 20. born Aug. 20 1818. Polonard C. Ingham born March 15 1828. Mr. Elihu Ingham Mrs. Saba C. Ingham Died. Sept. 7. 1837. aged 54 Died. Dec. 5. 1862. aged 75. Executed by Betsey M. Ingham Saybrook Sept. 4. 1830. 32 Betsey Marie Ingham was the daughter of Elihu Ingham (1783–1837) and Saba Chalker (1788–1862) and a descendant of John Alden of Mayflower fame.

Framed Probably worked in Woodstock, Connecticut Private collection 52 Two remarkable canvaswork pictures, seen in plates 30 and 31, have descended in the Chandler family of Worcester, Massachusetts, and Woodstock, Con­ necticut (at the time these needleworks were made, Woodstock was part of Worcester County). , one depicts an intriguing scene of two courting couples engaged in conver­ sation, one holding hands, the other about to be smitten with Cupid’s arrow. Servants of African descent carry food and beverage and two young gentlemen sit reading, all in front of a center-chimney house with the date 1758 above the doorway.

Thomas Trinder, whose wife Martha Trinder ran a prominent boarding school for girls in Northampton, England, in the mid-eighteenth century. ” The sentiment takes on deeper meaning considering the hours these two young sisters must have shared working on their sampler. Frances (Fannie) and Sophia Willard were the two oldest of three children born to Abel Willard (1788–1827) and Fanny Grout (b. 1792). The Willards were a pioneering family and moved to Fort #4 in Charlestown in 1742. Frances’s and Sophia’s grandfather Lieutenant Moses Willard was killed by Indians in 1756.

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