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Abigail Guild, 1802

Sampler Archive ID: SA000071
Maker: Abigail Guild
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Unknown
Year Made: 1802
Decade Made: 1800-1809
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1982.14.4
Object Credit: Anonymous Gift
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 17.7 H x 10.3 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 5
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Personal initials, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
We stand exposed to every sin
While idle and without employ
But business holds our passions in
And keeps out all unlawful joy
Abigail Guild Aged 11 Years 1802
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
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Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Green, Pink, Purple, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross
Thread Count: Vertical: 24
Horizontal: 19

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