Currently a collaboration between Westtown School and the Chester County Historical Society provides an opportunity to see "select samplers and other embroidery made by girls from Chester County and the surrounding area 200 years ago."
This exhibit is inspiring on many levels, not just for the needlework itself but also for the approaches, categories of samplers, historical information about differences in philosophy between function and decoration, examples of mixed components that provide inspiration for current art quilt/fabric collage making, and some sewing items previously unknown to me.
There were several examples of this type of pincushion or pinball. This example came from this source.
In the forefront of the postcard you can also see one of the many embroidered globes featured in the exhibit.