1957.0067.010 Sampler, View 2
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Sampler (Alphabet sampler)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Needlework)

  • Creator (Role):

    Mary Remington (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Warwick, Rhode Island, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Silk; Linen; Cotton

  • Techniques:

    Cross stitched, Embroidered, Woven (plain)

  • Museum Object Number:


  • Complete Details

Object Number


Object Name

Sampler (Alphabet sampler)


Textiles (Needlework)

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

Mary Remington (Maker)
April 13, 1792-November 14, 1820
Mary (Polly) Remington was born on April 13, 1792 to parents Henry Remington and Margaret LeValley, who both descended from early settlers of the town of Warwick in Kent County, Rhode Island. Her father was a lawyer and a judge who served on Rhode Island's Supreme Court, between 1801 and 1808. Both Mary and her mother were often not well, which is indicated in letters written to her suitor and future husband, Peleg Congdon. In 1816, Mary and Peleg married. Their marriage, which was preceded by an uncertain courtship, was not a happy one. In their first year of marriage, Peleg got work in New York building a ship. He refused to live in Warwick with Mary and her family, but at the same time did not request for Mary to come to him. Peleg eventually moves back to Warwick in 1819, for unknown reasons, but stays at a hotel instead of living with the Remington family. That same year their first son, John Remington Congdon, was born. Mary died on November 14, 1820, a few months after giving birth to their second son, Henry Remington Congdon. Peleg Congdon died in 1862 at the age of seventy-seven.

Place of Origin

Warwick, Rhode Island, New England, United States, North America



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; On the front; "M L Remingt / on / 1799" (embroidered thread)
2. Label; Sewn on label; "57.67.10" (ink)


Silk; Linen; Cotton


Cross stitched, Embroidered, Woven (plain)

Construction Description


Dimensions (inches)

7.75 (L) , 4.5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

19.685 (L) , 11.43 (W)

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Eaton, Linda. 2007 Quilts in a Material World: Selections from the Winterthur Collection.
Published: p. 20; information on Mary Remington's life
[Book] Swan, Susan Burrows. 1977 Plain & Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework, 1700-1850.
Published: p. 76, 77, pl. 4