Object Details

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Mary Chase Lewis, c. 1839

Sampler Archive ID: SA000035
Maker: Mary Chase Lewis
Maker Birthplace: Rhode Island
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Rhode Island
Year Made: c. 1839
Decade Made: 1830-1839
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1930.5.1
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, Memorial or Mourning Picture
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 25 H x 17.5 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 1
Dividing Lines: 15
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Personal initials, Date, Verse, Maker signature, Memorial
Text medium: Stitched
A holy Judge - a righteous doom -
A bar where none dissemble-
A short quick passage to the tomb -
How should we stoP and tremble!
Great God ! as Years Pass swiftly by,
Write on each heart - Thou, thou must die
CC
Born 
Nov 
1795
CL
Died 
Oct6
1836
Wrought by
MC Lewis
in the 11th Year of
 her age
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant, Human made object, urns on pedestals
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Green, Red, Tan
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Queen or rococo, Satin, Romanian
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
RIHS files
Birthdate:
Edmund Lewis, of Lynn, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants By George Harlan Lewis Publisher Salem, Mass., Essex institute 1908 http://archive.org/stream/edmundlewisoflyn00lewi/edmundlewisoflyn00lewi_djvu.txt
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State census records
Death Date:
Rhode Island, Deaths, 1630-1930
Death Location:
Rhode Island, Deaths, 1630-1930
Religion:
New England, Select United Methodist Church Records, 1787-1922
Parents:
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
object, Rhode Island, Historical Cemetery Commission Index, 1647-2008
Edmund Lewis, of Lynn, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants By George Harlan Lewis Publisher Salem, Mass., Essex institute 1908 http://archive.org/stream/edmundlewisoflyn00lewi/edmundlewisofl
Edmund Lewis, of Lynn, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants By George Harlan Lewis Publisher Salem, Mass., Essex institute 1908 http://archive.org/stream/edmundlewisoflyn00lewi/edmundlewisofl
Rhode Island, Historical Cemetery Commission Index, 1647-2008
Marriages:
Spouse:
Rhode Island, Marriages, 1851-1920
Birth:
census records
Death:
Rhode Island, Deaths, 1630-1930
Date:
Rhode Island, Marriages, 1851-1920
Place:
Rhode Island, Marriages, 1851-1920
Children:

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