Ann Irvin, age 39
This sampler has the wonderful charm of a young schoolgirl sampler, with a house, little birds, dogs and many flowers; however, Ann Irvin was 39 years old when she worked her needle. It is quite rare to find a sampler made by a woman of such a late age in life, as this was a skill taught to young girls in schools.
Size (W x H): 19 3/4 x 20 1/4 inches
Media: Wool on linen
This sampler was accompanied by a note from the original backboard, written by Ann's granddaughter Alice Irvin Grange (Photo #8). The stitching date of this sampler was determined from knowing that Ann died in 1891 at the age of 81.
Ann Irvin Age 39
(This sampler was added to the site on February 15, 2013)