American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 45, fig. 77)
The lettering and floral sprays of this unfinished sampler reflect Quaker instruction. It is attributed to Mary Huston (1806-1826), the daughter of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Charles Huston (1771- 1849) and Mary Winters (c. 1776-1845) of Bellefonte, Centre County. Another child, Lucy, was born in 1819. Mary, a Presbyterian, was probably taught by Miss Sarah Tucker, a Quakeress, and the best-known schoolmistress in Bellefonte from 1807 until about 1825. About 1821, Lucy Winters Alexander, Mary's first cousin, worked a sampler with exactly the same house, and her alphabet, in the same bold Quaker style, also lacks the letter V . Lucy' s sampler is now at the Centre County Library and Historical Museum , Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.
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