Lucy Smith Sampler – 1818

     Sampler measures 14 inches by 5.5 inches, and is in poor condition.  It reads: “Lucy Smith of Smithfield her sampler wrought by her AD 1818.  Good manners, grace, and truth, are ornaments of youth.  With early virtue plant thy breast, the specious arts of vice detest.”  

     This sampler may have been completed by Lucy Smith, born March 27, 1792, daughter of Samuel and Hope.  (Source: Vital records of Rhode Island, 1636 – 1850, by James N. Arnold, 1892.)

Click on images to enlarge.

19th Century Mourning Portrait – 1837

     A beautiful example of a 19th century mourning portrait.

 Submitted by Dyanne Smith

Click on image to enlarge.


Mourning portrait of Azubah Hopkins, widow of Benoni Hopkins, drawn 1837 by an unknown artist.

Return to Top ▲Return to Top ▲