Object Details

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Avis Harris, 1814

Sampler Archive ID: SA000042
Maker: Avis Harris
Maker Birthplace: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
Year Made: 1814
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1952.1.15
Object Credit: Bequest of Franklin R. Cushman, 1952
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 17.1 H x 12.1 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 9
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Verse
Text medium: Stitched
How blest the maid whose circling years impr
Her god the object of her warmest love 
Whose useful hours successive as they glide
The book the needle and the pen divide
Who see's her parents heart exult with joy
And the fond tear sparkling in their eyes
Avis Harris her sampl.
er made in the 13 year of
her age 1814
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Green, Pink, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Queen or rococo, Stem
Thread Count: Vertical: 23
Horizontal: 22

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object,Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
Birthdate:
object, RIHS files,Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
Birth Location:
RIHS files
County: Providence
State RIHS files
Death Date:
Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
Uncertain
Parents:
Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950, cemetery records
Marriages:
Children:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Franklin R. Cushman, 1952
Relation to maker: Unknown

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