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Rare Antique American North Carolina Hairlock Sampler

Signed Labitha Jane Hanner: Samplers from the American Antebellum South are scarce, and hairlock samplers from any region of the country are rare; so to find a surviving Southern hairlock sampler in excellent condition is a real treat for the early textile collector. Labitha Jane Hanner's primitive and folksy sampler was completed in August 1843 during the dog days of the rural North Carolina summer. This lovely piece of 19th century schoolgirl needlework contains six alphabets, two rows of numbers, a series of practice initials, young Miss Hanner's signature and completion date, and, most importantly, a humble lock of blonde woven into a circle and accented with a small silk ribbon. One can imagine a young blonde-haired girl working diligently with her needle and thread as her needlework teacher nodded in approval. This is a rare and desirable antique American needlework sampler offered at a reasonable and affordable price.

Dimensions: 16" h x 7"w (framed size: 19 x 9 1/2")

Antique American Sampler School Girl Alphabet Needlework Rare North Carolina Hair Lock Sampler Signed 1843

Antique American Sampler School Girl Alphabet Needlework Rare North Carolina Hair Lock Sampler Signed 1843

Antique American Sampler School Girl Alphabet Needlework Rare North Carolina Hair Lock Sampler Signed 1843

Antique American Sampler School Girl Alphabet Needlework Rare North Carolina Hair Lock Sampler Signed 1843

Antique American Sampler School Girl Alphabet Needlework Rare North Carolina Hair Lock Sampler Signed 1843

Antique American Sampler School Girl Alphabet Needlework Rare North Carolina Hair Lock Sampler Signed 1843

Antique American Sampler School Girl Alphabet Needlework Rare North Carolina Hair Lock Sampler Signed 1843

North Carolina Hairlock Sampler
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