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Melisa Usher, 1829

Sampler Archive ID: SA000010
Maker: Melisa Usher
Maker Birthplace: Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island
Year Made: 1829
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1840.1.19
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: 7.12 H x 17.2 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 6
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Place name, Date
Text medium: Stitched
                     August 14, 1829
Wrought by Melisa Usher in the 12 year of her
age Smithfield August 24 1829
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Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
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Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross
Thread Count: Vertical:
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County: Providence
State: Rhode Island
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