1812 History
Margaret Stewart Sewing Sampler, 1811


Description
Sponsors:
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type:
Object
Description:
A sampler sewn by Margaret Stewart in 1811. The sampler measures 38cm x 90cm, and there is a dark green trim around the outside. The lettering on the sampler reads "Learning will stand you friend when riches fail and happy are those that attain it". The sampler is also inscribed "MS in the year 10 of her age 1811". Samplers provide us an understanding of the education of women in Niagara during this time. This sampler shows the craftsmanship, creativity and skill required.
Date of Original:
1811
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
947.6
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the Niagara Historical Society & Museum
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Please contact the Niagara Historical Society & Museum for any reproductions of this image.
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Niagara Historical Society Museum
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43 Castlereagh Street

P.O. Box 208

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

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Margaret Stewart Sewing Sampler, 1811


A sampler sewn by Margaret Stewart in 1811. The sampler measures 38cm x 90cm, and there is a dark green trim around the outside. The lettering on the sampler reads "Learning will stand you friend when riches fail and happy are those that attain it". The sampler is also inscribed "MS in the year 10 of her age 1811". Samplers provide us an understanding of the education of women in Niagara during this time. This sampler shows the craftsmanship, creativity and skill required.