Object Details

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Betsey Williams, 1796

Sampler Archive ID: SA000003
Maker: Betsey Williams
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Unknown
Year Made: 1796
Decade Made: 1790-1799
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1840.1.11
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 10.5 H x 8.12 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: 1
Dividing Lines: 11
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
BETSEY WILLIAMS HER SAMPLER AGED 13 YEARS 1796
THIS WORLD IS LIKE A 
TROUBLED SEA 
NO STATE OF LIFE 
FROM SORROW FREE
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant, Geometric
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
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Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Gold, Orange, Purple, Red, Rust, Tan
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Satin, hemstitch (around edge)
Thread Count: Vertical: 26
Horizontal: 27

Maker History

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County: unknown
State: unknown
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Object History

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

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