Schoolgirl needlework sampler, attributed to Kentucky; stitched by Sally Judd circa 1845. Silk on linen, the upper half with 2 upper case alphabets (one in script) and 1 lower case alphabet, name with 4 other small characters to the side (faded and illegible), over a lower half with flowers and flowering baskets, and a Federal style two story home flanked by two trees, two dogs, and two birds in bushes. Framed under glass in a later wood frame. Sight: 11" H x 9 3/8" W. Framed: 14" H x 12 1/2" W. Accompanying the sampler is a packet of genealogical information for Sally Judd, born Green County, Kentucky, June 18, 1834. Miss Judd married Josiah Davenport (also spelled Dabenport/Debenport) August 15, 1856 in Green County and had at least two children. They had moved to Jackson County, Missouri by 1900, and Sally died in 1904. The packet also includes a copy of a death inventory of "articles set off to Sallie Davenport widow of J.S. Davenport." CONDITION: Thread loss and repair at center. An initial appears to have been removed between stitcher's first and last name. Scattered small spots of light staining/discoloration to ground. Fading throughout. Not examined out of frame.
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