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Zilpah Wadsworth sampler, Portland, 1786

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Embroidered onto this sampler are "Zilpah Wadsworth/her Sampler aged 8" and "1786", "Remember now thy Creator/in the days of thy youth." Zilpah was the mother of noted poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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  • Title: Zilpah Wadsworth sampler, Portland, 1786
  • Creator: Wadsworth, Zilpah
  • Creation Date: 1786
  • Subject Date: 1786
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: linen, silk; photo transparency
  • Dimensions (cm): 26 x 20
  • Local Code: A85-353
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

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