Object Details

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Betsey Chase, c. 1789

Sampler Archive ID: SA000054
Maker: Betsey Chase
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Unknown
Year Made: c. 1789
Decade Made: 1780-1789
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1972.18.2
Object Credit: Gift of Read Tompson
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: 10 H x 11.5 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 2
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Personal name, Verse
Text medium: Stitched
BETSEY CHASE
AGE TEN YEARS
NOW IN THE
BLOOM OF YOUTH
PREPARE FOR 
DEATH
Motifs/Symbols: Geometric
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Cotton
Thread Colors Front: Black, Brown, Green
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross
Thread Count: Vertical:
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Maker History

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County: unknown
State: unknown
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Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Read Thompson
Relation to maker: Unknown

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