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Almira Cady, 1814

Sampler Archive ID: SA000081
Maker: Almira Cady
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: 7-9 years
Place Made: Possibly Providence, Possibly Providence County, Possibly Rhode Island
Year Made: 1814
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1985.27.10
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: 3.87 H x 9.12 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 1
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Place name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Almira Cady's work Feb. 6, 1814. Providence
Motifs/Symbols:
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue
Thread Condition: Text: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Satin, half cross
Thread Count: Vertical: 29
Horizontal: 34

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring
Death Location: probably Providence, Rhode Island
Religion:
Uncertain
Parents:
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring
Death: 1857
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring
Marriages:
Spouse: Thomas BackusBirth:
"Let Virtue be a Guide to thee" Betty Ring http://backushistory.info/index.php
Death:
Date:
"Let Virtue be a Guide to thee" Betty Ring
Place:
Children:
Thomas Backus IIIBirth: Oct. 9, 1822Death: Aug. 13, 1902
Susan BackusBirth: Aug. 1, 1824Death: Dec. 23, 1909
Lydia BackusBirth: c. 1827Death: Jan. 26, 1847

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