Vermont Needlework Sampler, "Ann L. Reed Proformed This Trifle Aged 8 Years May 31 AD 1831," Shoreham, Addison County, Vermont, worked in silk threads on a linen ground with rows of alphabets and signature lines over the verse "Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do you the same to them.," over "Friendship & Unity," enclosed in a Greek key border, 8 1/4 x 3 1/4 in., in a later molded wood frame.
Note: Ann Livingston Reed was born in 1823, the daughter of Frederick John Reed, Shoreham, Addison County, Vermont. She may have been a Quaker as the phrase "Proformed This Trifle" is used almost exclusively on Quaker samplers.
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