Object Details

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Ann Holberton, 1824

Sampler Archive ID: SA000053
Maker: Ann Holbertson
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: 7-9 years
Place Made: Unknown
Year Made: 1824
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1969.6.2
Object Credit: Gift of Miss Mary Casey, 1969
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 17.7 H x 12.7 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Verse
Text medium: Stitched
Obedience to Parents 
Let children that would fear the Lord  
Hear what their teachers say 
With rev'rence meet their patents' word 
And with delight obey.
Ann Holberton's Sampler
finished in the 9th year 
     of her age
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Architectural, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Geometric
Scenes/Pictures: Landscape
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Gold, Green, Pink, Purple, Red, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Satin, Stem
Thread Count: Vertical: 48
Horizontal: 47

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
Death Location:
Parents: Mother: Birth: Death:
Father: Birth: Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Miss Mary Casey, 1969
Relation to maker: Unknown


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