1809 Lewis, Cecilia Goold - Sampler, Pleasant Valley, NY [Wisconsin Historical Society Collections, Madison].
The sampler was stitched on off-white silk, 19 by 22 1/2 inches. The names of states and rivers are embroidered in very fine black silk. States and bodies of water are outlined by couching silk chenille. Cecilia Lewis was born Jan. 12, 1791, in Flushing, NY; she may have never heard of Chicago.