Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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t past, the somewhat different ideas regardingthe raising of children which obtained several generationsago. The word sampler is derived, of course, fromexample, or the older English word ensample, and, asthe name implies, is a sample of the degree of skill andwide range of resource inneedlework to which theyouthful maker had attained.The making of samplershas never been confined toany one land, for house-wives of every Europeancountry have trained theirdaughters in needlecraft andthe sampler has been merelya specimen of ability or akind of diploma for meritachieved. American cus-toms which have been solargely derived from thoseof England and Holland,brought the art of needle-work to a high degree of de-velopment and many of themost interesting of samplersare the work of little womenof New England or NewAmsterdam. Samplers were usuallyworked upon canvas or ahomemade fabric somewhatresembling scrim. The colorused was generally cream orecru, and against this plainbackground was arranged
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An unusually interesting map of Scotland sampler, dated 1811, fromthe Drake Collection i78 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS May, 1913 pression and chal-lenge recognition inone sampler. Mostof the map samplerswhich have been pre-served seem to havebeen the work ofEnglish makers, al-though all of themaps embroideredare by no meansthose of England.Maps of England,Wales and Scotland,were favorite sub-jects, however, andare generally workedwith scrupulous fidel-ity so that the various shires appearin correct proportions and properlylabeled. Rivers and large cities andislands are sometimes included, thesurrounding bodies of water are dulynamed and such neighboring coun-tries as France and Ireland are oftenindicated. Map samplers do not al-ways include the makers name northeir ages, nor the place of theirhomes—they are maps of needleworkand not a great deal else. When a little English girl under-took the making of a sampler uponwhich was to appear a map of aforeign land, the task was not thesimp
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