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Reference Books and Internet Accessible Articles

Girlhood Embroidery American Samplers and Pictorial Needlework 1650-1850
A comprehensive catalog of samplers and embroidered pictures by region.

Betty Ring in two volumes published by Alfred A. Knope NY 1993

To Ornament Their Minds: Sarah Pierce's Litchfield Female Academy 1792-1833
Female education in America

edited by Catherine Keene Fields, Lisa C. Kightlinger, published by: Litchfield Historical Society 1993

American Needlework Treasures Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring
Catalog of Betty Ring's collection

Betty Ring E P Dutton and the Musuem of American Folk Art

New England Samplers to 1840 Illustrated with a list of schools and teachers linked to examples

Glee Krueger Old Sturbridge Village

Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence: Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americiana in two volumes
In depth study of selections from a prominent and important collection of Americana

Jane Katcher, David Schorsch, Ruth Wolfe editors Marquand Books

Small Folk: A celebration of Childhood in America
Paintings, toys and other items associated with childhood

Sandra Brant and Elissa Cullman E. P. Dutton NY in association with the Musuem of American Folk Art

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