Kentucky needlework cross-stitched sampler, brown and teal silk thread on linen, by Louisa Cooper of Pulaski County, KY, dated 1835. Upper and lowercase alphabets divided by a row of numbers, over signature "Louisa Cooper Sept. 8 1835 Aged 11" flanked by tree designs on each side, all within and between multiple geometric bands. Antique, possibly original wide ogee mahogany veneered frame with gilt rabbet edge. Sight: 9 5/8" H x 8 1/2" W. Framed: 19 3/4" H x 18 1/2" W. Sampler is accompanied by a packet of genealogical information on Louisa Cooper. She was born in Somerset, KY in 1824 to Levi Graniel Cooper Sr. (b. Edgecombe, NC, 1792) and Lucy Nancy Jones. Her school remains unknown. In 1864, Louisa married William R. Hogland of Marion, KY, who fought for the Union during the Civil War. She gave birth to thirteen children and died 1887 in Pulaski County, one year after her husband passed away. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with even toning. No holes noted. Two small stains (near lower case Y and upper case E). Not examined out of frame. Frame joints have been glued together in back.
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