Table of Contents

Foreword — Lynne Anderson xi
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Overview: The District of Columbia 1

Part I Alexandria

  1. Introduction to Alexandria and Its Teachers 7
  2. Alexandria Samplers 15
  3. Alexandria Pictorial Embroideries and Maps 49

Part II Georgetown

  1. Introduction to Georgetown and Its Teachers 71
  2. Georgetown Samplers 79
  3. Young Ladies’ Academy, Georgetown — Gloria Seaman Allen and Susi B. Slocum 101

Part III Washington City

  1. Introduction to Washington City and Its Schools 141
  2. Washington City Samplers 151
  3. Navy Yard Architectural Samplers 167

Part IV Teaching Needlework in the District of Columbia

     Sheryl De Jong

  1. The Teachers and Schools 191
  2. The Teaching and Learning Enterprise: three vignettes 203

Afterword: Some Reflections on Samplers from the District of Columbia 213

Appendices

  1. Samplers and Embroidered Pictures from the District of Columbia — Susi B. Slocum  217
    • Alexandria 220
    • Georgetown 222
    • Washington City 224
    • Worked by District of Columbia girls in out-of-town schools 228
  2. Needlework Teachers and Schools in the District of Columbia — Sheryl De Jong  231
    • Alexandria 232
    • Georgetown 234
    • Washington City 238
  3. Young Ladies’ Academy, Georgetown, Student Records — Susi B. Slocum  251

Select Bibliography 259
Index 264