Object Details

Image courtesy of Rhode Island Historical Society

Unknown, memorial to Elizabeth Seamans, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA000002
Maker: Unknown
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
School/Teacher:Mary Balch School
Year Made: After 1795
Decade Made: 1800-1809
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1840.1.10
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Memorial or Mourning Picture, Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: 14 H x 17.625 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Personal initials, Memorial
Text medium: Stitched
Mrs. Elizabeth Seamans, departed 
this life October, 12th. 1795, 
aged 55 Years.
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant, Human made object, memorial, urn
Scenes/Pictures: Mourning or memorial
Ground: Silk
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk chenille
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Gold, Green, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Satin, Stem, Straight, couched
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name: Unknown
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
Death Location:
Parents: Mother: Birth: Death:
Father: Birth: Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:
Exhibitions: Title: Unknown
Host: Rhode Island Historical Society
Location: Providence, RI
Date: Mar. 1970 - Dec. 1970


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