Alphabet Sampler

Alphabet sampler, UK, c. 1860's. Alphabet sampler, UK, c. 1860's.

An alphabet sampler carries the alphabet as its main feature. This is a form of sampler that became popular in the seventeenth century in northwestern Europe. Often the alphabet is repeated in low case, high case and in various fonts. It should not be confused with a marking sampler, in which a simple alphabet in capital letters is embroidered. 

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 25th May 2016).


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