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: Gift of Joanne H. Foulk



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name

Textile: Sampler

Research Area

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

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

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.


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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