Grace Kemish 1816 by The Scarlet Letter
When the original sampler was removed from its frame a cluster of at least thirty dried bay leaves had been placed behind the sampler, presumably put there to discourage insect damage, and it worked very well, as antique sampler is in very good condition.
Marsha has been reproducing samplers longer than pretty much anyone. I was lucky to tour her farmstead back in the 90s, and it continues to be a memorable day. Her reproduction charts are thorough, and come with stitch diagrams.