Long format; floral border and patterns; three alphabet sequences; floral center; good verse; stitches: eyelet and queen; verse reads: "It is no wonder that men turn to clay when rocks and stones and monuments decay/ Sarah Baley her sampler made in the 11 year of her age 1738" Daughter of Samuel And Alice Baley, B. 1727, Middletown. Center motif similar to Elizabeth Scott sampler, 1741, And Anon. sampler, see: 66.3 and 01.53. Ref: Bolton & Coe, P. 31; Bowen, R.L., Article In Rhode Island History, II, 1 (Jan. 1943), P. 14.
Object Typesneedlework (visual works), samplers (embroidery)
Related People & OrganizationsBaley, Sarah (associated)
Baley, Samuel (associated)
Baley, Alice (associated)