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Abigail Prather Churchill, needlework sampler, 1828-1830

Item

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Title

Abigail Prather Churchill, needlework sampler, 1828-1830

Description

Samplers were a staple in the education of girls, designed to teach needlework skills needed for household duties. Samples could be symbolic of the girl's culture, religion, social class, or personal accomplishments. Sampler making was seen as the ground work for civic, social, and familial responsibility. This was made by Abigail Prather Churchill the daughter of Abigail Pope Oldham Churchill (1789-1854), around age 11-13 at Nazareth Academy (which is near Bardstown, KY).

Source

1947.2.26, Museum Collection, The Filson Historical Society

Format

Language

Identifier

1947.2.26

Citation

Churchill, Abigail Prather, “Abigail Prather Churchill, needlework sampler, 1828-1830,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed May 28, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5843.