With Needle and Brush
"With Needle and Brush: Schoolgirl Embroidery from the Connecticut River Valley, 1740-1840". By Carol and Stephen Huber; Susan P. Schoelwer, Senior Curator, George Washington's Mount Vernon; and Amy Kurtz Lansing. ISBN: 978-0-9830532-1-7. Copyright 2011. Softcover with 98 pages including images of 70 color plates and index.
The Connecticut River Valley was an important center for the teaching and production of embroidered pictures by young women in private academies from 1740-1840 with each area developing its own distinctive style. Needlework was a means of instilling the values of citizenship, faith, knowledge, and patriotism into girls who would become mothers in the early republic and their elaborate samplers, memorials, and silk pictures were evidence of the skills and accomplishments befitting a lady.