Object Details

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Image courtesy of Rhode Island Historical Society

Unknown, memorial to Allen family, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA000082
Maker: Unknown
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
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: 1985.8.1
Object Credit: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Kern
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Memorial or Mourning Picture, Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 20.5 H x 19.625 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Memorial, memorial
Text medium: Stitched
Sacred 
to the 
memory 
of 
Mr. Otis Allen 
who departed this 
life October 8th, 1811 
in the 20th year of his age.
What though short thy date
Virtue not the rolling sun the mind matures.
Inscribed to the remains 
          of 
   Capt. NOAH ALLEN 
 who died Feb. 21st, 1797 
in the 50th year of his age. 
          And 
   Mrs. SARAH ALLEN 
         his wife 
who died February 17th, 1799. 
  in the 37th year of her age.
Cease mourners cease nor with complaining eyes 
Lament the Christian's passage to the skies,
Follow the footsteps which they traced o'er; 
And you shall meet again to part no more.
Motifs/Symbols:
Scenes/Pictures: Landscape, Mourning or memorial
Ground: Silk
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black
Thread Condition: Text: Slight loss
Other Materials: Paint, Ink
Stitch Types: Satin, Straight, Tent, couch
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name: Unknown
Birthdate:
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
Death Location:
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Father: Birth: Death:
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Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Sybil and Arthur B. Kern
Relation to maker: Unknown

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