Object Details

Image courtesy of Rhode Island Historical Society

Mary B. Cleavland, 1823

Sampler Archive ID: SA000009
Maker: Mary B. Cleavland
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Unknown
Year Made: 1823
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1840.1.18
Object Credit: Gift of Mrs. Charles Cleveland, 1840
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 26 H x 22 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Personal initials, Verse
Text medium: Stitched
Author or being source of light
With unfading beauty bright
Fulness goodness rolling round......
Thy own fair orb without a bound.
Whether the the suppliants call
Truth or good or one for all .......
God of father thee we hail..........
Essence that can never fail.........
Grecian or Barbarick name...........
The steadfast being still the same
Thee when morning greets skies
With rosy cheeks and humid eyes
Thee when sweet declining day
Sinks in purple waves away.........
Thee my lips shall still proclaim...
And teach the world to bless thy name
Mary E Cleavland wrought this August 6th 1823 AE 14 years
Tis education forms the common mind
Just as the twig is bent the trees inclind
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: Landscape, animals [deer?] with trees and other plants
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Brown, Green, Rust, Tan, White
Thread Condition:
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Satin, Stem
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Mrs. Charles Cleveland, 1840
Relation to maker: Unknown


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