Links to Collections
These are non-profits and museums with collections of samplers and schoolgirl needlework, which you can visit online or in person.
- The Sampler Consortium
- Tennessee Sampler Survey
- Antique Kentucky Samplers
- Old Sturbridge Village
- MFA Boston
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- American Folk Art Museum
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Museum of Welsh Life
- National Museum of American History
- Colonial Williamsburg's eMuseum
Within the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, there will be a gallery dedicated soley to their permanent collection of samplers.
The website from The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America has newley catalogued American samplers, and is an excellent resource: Decorative Arts Sampler Survey. They hope that collectors will submit their samplers for inclusion, as well.
For an excellent education and information regarding antiques samplers please visit: www.antiquesamplers.org.
And for those who would like to know what is happening in the UK please visit: www.thesamplerguild.co.uk.
M. Finkel & Daughter is known for the amount of research we do on each sampler we acquire. Here are websites which can help you do the same kind of research on the samplers you own.
If you are seeking a sampler with a particular family name, or a sampler from a certain town or geographic location, let us know. We will inform you when we find it. You can email us or call us at 215-627-7797.
Philadelphia and Environs
Our shop is located in Philadelphia - a fascinating and historic place to visit. Here are websites which list events and provide information about this wonderful city.