Object Details

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Mary Brooks, 1833

Sampler Archive ID: SA000014
Maker: Mary Ann Brooks
Maker Birthplace: Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Year Made: 1833
Decade Made: 1830-1839
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1840.1.22
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, Family Record or Register
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 17.5 H x 17 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 3
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 8
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Place name, Date, Verse, Maker signature, Family genealogy
Text medium: Stitched
A Family Record
Mr Samuel Brooks born Jan. 25. 1790.
Miss Sally Campbell born Dec. 4. 1789.
Married Dec. 18. 1817.
Names    Births    Deaths
John Brooks June 24. 1818.
Fernando Brooks Sept. 19. 1819.
Mary Brooks June 10. 1821.
George Brooks July 20. 1823.
Caroline Brooks Oct. 20. 1825.
Warren Brooks Feb. 15. 1829
Charles Brooks Mar. 24. 1831
Our names recorded here will stand,
Though months and years do fly.
But Oh these tender feeble frames
Will shortly fade and die.
Wrought by Mary Brooks Townsend aged 12.Years  1833.
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Pink, Red, Rust, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Knotted, Satin, Stem
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object, online genealogy (http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/44592453/person/24078255198)
Birth Location:
online genealogy (http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/44592453/person/24078255198)
County: Middlesex
State online genealogy (http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/44592453/person/24078255198)
Death Date:
Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
Death Location:
Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
object,Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915
ancestry.com family trees
object,Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915
Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915
Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915
Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915, census records
Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915
Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915
Wallace WhitneyBirth: Sep. 18, 1846Death:
Ellis Brooks WhitneyBirth: Jun. 2, 1848Death: Oct. 2, 1896
Melbourne WhitneyBirth: Sep. 1847Death: Mar. 4, 1903

Object History

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


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