Sue Studebaker is the author of Ohio Samplers: Schoolgirl Embroideries, 1803-1850 and has published articles in the Antique Review and Early American Life. She lectures widely and teaches courses on American decorative arts.
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Ohio Is My Dwelling Place
Schoolgirl Embroideries, 1800–1850
By Sue Studebaker
One of the most intriguing cultural artifacts of our nation’s past was made by young girls—the embroidery sampler. In Ohio Is My Dwelling Place, American decorative arts expert Sue Studebaker documents the samplers created in Ohio prior to 1850, the girls who made them, their families, and the teachers who taught them to stitch.In