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School sampler, 1861

Period:
19th Century
Description:

Sampler made with multi-coloured wool with numbers and alphabet by schoolgirl Janet Borland. Bottom half of sampler is stiched with 'C. Pollok, Teacher, New Educational, Mauchline, June 30th 1861', and is bordered with flowers.

 

Samplers with alphabets, Bible verses, or educations motifs were often made by young girls in school during the 18th and 19th centuries to demonstrate knowledge and skill. Domestic subjects were taught to young girls as a standard, with a gender divide separating girls to home science, and boys to wood and metalworking.

Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_00005493
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council