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Tennessee needlework sampler signed Ellen Moredaunt Oldham, Mrs. Ellis's Female Academy, Davidson Tennessee (Nashville), Jan. 28th 1833. Wide floral border with geometric top over five lines of alphabet in varying cases and colors,each separated by a row showcasing different kinds of stitches including straight, cross, rice, closed herringbone, eyelet, Queen's, lazy daisy, four sided stitch in block, crossover one, crossover two, and crossover four. A verse reads:"To think of summers yet to come/that I am not to see/To think the roses yet to bloom/From the the dust I must be." Mounted on blue matboard and framed in a contemporary giltwood frame. Condition: light discoloration consistent withage, small area of ground loss at center of quarter fold lines, some thread loss to letter K at fold line, overall very good condition. Sampler size 16" x 17", framed, 20" x 21". Note: This sampler has been documented by the TennesseeSampler Survey and assigned to the Pink and Green (formerly White and Green) Group associated with Middle Tennessee. Ellen Mordaunt Oldham was born 1819 in Williamson County, moved with her parents and 7 siblings to Wilson County by 1830, and was