Object Details

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Judith Paul, 1791

Sampler Archive ID: SA000029
Maker: Judith Paul
Maker Birthplace: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
School/Teacher:Mary Balch School
Year Made: 1791
Decade Made: 1790-1799
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1916.3.1
Object Credit: Gift of Mrs. L. Knight, 1916-10-09
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle 17 by 13.625
Object Dimensions: 17 H x 13.6 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 3
Decorative Bands: 1
Dividing Lines: 3
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Place name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
         May 
      Spotless inno
cence and truth my ev
ry action guide.
     And 
  guard my 
unexperienced youth 
from arrogance & 
            pride
JUDITH PAULS WORK PROVIDENCE 1791
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Architectural, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Geometric, Human figure, Human made object, Religious
Scenes/Pictures: Cityscape, Domestic, house & yard, domestic - trees with pairs of people our for a walk
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Gold, Green, Pink, Red, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Chain, Half cross, Long and short, Queen or rococo, Rice, Satin, Stem, Straight, Tent, split?, Romanian, seeding
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring
Birth Location:
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring
County: Providence
State "Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring
Death Date:
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring
Death Location:
Religion:
Parents:
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring
Birth: Death:
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring
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Marriages:
Children:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Mrs. L. Knight, 1916
Relation to maker: Unknown

Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: Let Virtue be a Guide to Thee: Needlework in the Education of Rhode Island Women, 1730-1830
Host: Rhode Island Historical Society
Location: Providence, RI
Date: Nov. 1983

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

Literature:

Author(s): Betty Ring
Title: Let Virtue be a Guide to Thee: Needlework in the Education of Rhode Island Women, 1730-1820
Publication/Publisher: Rhode Island Historical Society
Date: 1983

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