Pictorial Needlework

antique silk embroidered picture

antique silk embroidered picture

Tear Sheet

Attributed to “Misses Martin’s School”, Portland, Maine

c. 1817

Embroidered silk and paint on silk

Sight 11 ½” x 14 ¾”; Framed 17” x 20”

The child on the left holds a book with “A B C” on the left page and the initials “S O P” on the right.


Illustrated: For a closely related example from Misses Martin’s School, see Betty Ring, Girl Hood Embroidery, American Samplers and Pictorial Needlework, 1650-1850, Volume 1, Fig. 292.