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In Female Worth And Elegance: Sampler And Needlework Students And Teachers In Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1741-1840

LaBranche, John F.
(Peter E. Randall, 1996)

Instruction in needlework played an important part well into the late nineteenth century in the education of Portsmouth females, who were daughters of sea captains, shipbuilders, merchants, politicians, and gentleman farmers. Many of the teachers were widows, or those women who needed to support themselves. The book includes chronologies of teachers and students, information on the samplers worked by the young women, and twenty-four samplers reproduced in full color.
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