Object Details

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Mary Arnold Potter, 1806

Sampler Archive ID: SA000045
Maker: Mary Arnold Potter
Maker Birthplace: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
Maker Age: 7-9 years
Place Made: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
Year Made: 1806
Decade Made: 1800-1809
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1960.7.1
Object Credit: Bequest of Waldo C. Sprague, 1960-12-14
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 11.6 H x 8.25 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 7
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Personal name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Mary Arnold Potter
was born March 8 
1799 and wrought
this September 30
        1806
Motifs/Symbols:
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Rust, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Considerable loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Queen or rococo, half cross
Thread Count: Vertical: 24
Horizontal: 25

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Rhode Island Historical Society Catalogue
Birthdate:
object
Birth Location:
RI Vital records
County: Providence
State RI Vital records
Death Date:
RI Vital records
Death Location:
RI Vital records
Religion:
married Baptist minister
Parents:
RI Vital records
Birth:
Death:
RI Vital records
RI Vital records
Death:
Marriages:
Spouse:
Massachusetts Vital records
Birth:
Massachusetts Vital records
Death:
Date:
RI Vital records 1636-1850
Place:
Children:
M. Louisa CurtisBirth: 1827Death:
Sarah L. CurtisBirth: 1829Death:
Ellen A. CurtisBirth: 1831Death:
Martha CurtisBirth: 1838Death: 1888
Adelaide L. CurtisBirth: 1842Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Waldo C. Sprague, 1960
Relation to maker: Unknown

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