Hannah Lane, American, 1813 - unknown



Linen embroidered with silk thread

Frame: 23 3/4 × 20 3/4 in. (60.3 × 52.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Joanne H. Foulk



North America, United States


19th century

Object Name

Textile: Sampler


Decorative Arts

Not on view


Embroidered across center: Pittsfield July 4th 1826 / Hannah Lane Sampler Wrought in her 12th Year.; embroidered in rectangular box with meandering strawberry border, lower center: O, Source of Wisdom, I implore / Thy aid to guide me safely o‘er / The slipp‘ry paths of youth. / O deign to send a steady ray, / To point the sure, the certain way / To virtue and to truth."

Exhibition History

Lessons Stitched in Silk: Samplers from the Canterbury Region of New Hampshire, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 10 - May 13, 1990, cat. no. 27.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 22, 2008.


Purchased by Joanne and Theodore Foulk, between 1986 and 1990; Joanne H. Foulk, Lyme, New Hampshire; given to present collection, 2007.

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