Object Details

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Sarah F. Sweet, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA000049
Maker: Sarah Foster Sweet
Maker Birthplace: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
Maker Age: 19-20+ years
Place Made: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
School/Teacher:Mary Balch School
Year Made: Unknown
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1968.6.13
Object Credit: Gift of Miss Eleanore Upton, 1968
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 10.7 H x 9.12 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Place name, Date, History
Text medium: Stitched
The first Congregational Church
       in Providence was
       destroyed by fire
       June 14th 1814.
        Sarah F. Sweet
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Religious
Scenes/Pictures: Cityscape
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Green, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Slight loss
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Chain, Half cross, Long and short, Satin, Stem, Straight
Thread Count: Vertical: 20
Horizontal: 20

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Rhode Island Historical Society Catalogue, Rhode Island birth records
Birthdate:
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring, Rhode Island birth records
Birth Location:
Rhode Island birth records
County: Providence
State Rhode Island birth records
Death Date:
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring,Rhode Island birth records
Death Location:
tombstone
Religion:
Parents:
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring,Rhode Island Vital statistics
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring,Rhode Island Vital statistics
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring,Rhode Island Vital statistics
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring, Rhode Island birth records
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring, Rhode Island Vital statistics
Rhode Island Vital statistics
Marriages:
Children:
Samuel Gladding JrBirth: Oct. 16, 1831Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Miss Eleanore Upton, 1968
Relation to maker: Unknown

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

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

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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