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Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum

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Catalogue by Carol Humphrey, Honorary Keeper of Textiles at The Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Fitzwilliam's remarkable collection, Sampled Lives shows the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives. The beautifully embroidered and stitched samplers included in this lovely book illuminate the lives of girls and women, from mid-17th century English Quakers to early 20th century school pupils, encompassing their education, employment, religion, family, societal status and needlework skills.

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  • Published by Fitzwilliam Museum Enteprises Ltd, for The Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Year of publication: 2017
  • 242 pages with over 140 colour illustrations
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