This sampler has a very traditional format but the story behind it is one of the most unusual Bristol samplers you will here. Ada Walker stitched this sampler after she was released early from the orphanage due to a medical condition. She stitched her sampler by using her older sister Mary Ann's sampler as a template. This 1889 sampler is a Bristol orphan style sampler not stitched in Bristol.
Please open the Ada Walker PDF to read Ada's story.
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