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Ohio Is My Dwelling Place: Schoolgirl Embroideries, 1803-1850 Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Series: Ohio Bicentennial
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press; 1 edition (December 12, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0821414526
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821414521
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,610,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Sue Studebaker's comprehensive book covering the development of female education and the role of needle work in a young lady's life in Ohio significantly contributes to the study of regional styles in American needlework and samplers." - Kimberly Smith Ivey, Associate Curator of Textiles, Colonial Williamsburg

About the Author

Sue Studebaker is the author of Ohio Samplers: Schoolgirl Embroideries, 1809-1850 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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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Theresa M. Duskin on December 7, 2006
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Better than I expected, the coloration and samplers pictured are truly remarkable. A lot of good basic Ohio history, with maps by county and description of how the state was divided. It is one of my favorite things, and I never get tired of picking it up and reading more about their simple lives.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jane Augenstein on March 6, 2009
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This is a great book of Ohio embroideries also a bit of a history book too. Loved it! Would recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jane Kwiecinski on March 3, 2014
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I was lucky enough to meet the author and attend a few of her lectures. Ohio lost a treasure when she died.

She was a bright star and she gave Ohio an awesome bicentennial gift. I'm so sorry that the collection she assembled (which was documented in this book) was only a temporary exhibit instead of a permanent collection. This book covers samplers from each of the 88 counties in Ohio.

Her focus was the history of the samplers and their creators. It's not really a book for those that create samplers unless they are interested in authentic elements for a particular geographic area. Please keep this in mind if you are considering adding it to your collection.
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