New Hampshire Needlework House Sampler, "Sarah Marden Aged 14 1827," Rye, New Hampshire, worked with silk threads on a linen ground with ten rows of alphabets over a scene with a house flanked by a fence and trees, enclosed on three sides with a sprigged zigzag border, (fading, toning), 16 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. , in a later molded cherry archival frame. Note: A label affixed to the back and other research indicates that Sarah Marden was born April 11, 1813, in Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. She was one of ten children born to Josiah and Hannah (Berry) Marden. She married Abner Chase Kidder (b. 1810), who was a farmer and later a merchant, residing in Boston.