1831 Sampler Deborah Hobbs

1831 Sampler Deborah Hobbs

Lively pictorial sampler by Deborah Hobbs (b April 7, 1810, Randolph County, NC; d  February 9, 1899 Henry County, IN, USA). Features rhythmic vine decorated band, capital alphabet in two colors concluded with "A.A.I.A.P.A." (possibly "Ad amor in arte per acta," -  art produced in love).  Bottom third of sampler is filled by an abundant floral basket.  10" X 12"

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