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Eliza Aborn, 1794

Sampler Archive ID: SA000090
Maker: Elizabeth Aborn
Maker Birthplace: Pawtuxet/Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island
Maker Age: 7-9 years
Place Made: Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island
Year Made: 1794
Decade Made: 1790-1799
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1998.60.1
Object Credit: Museum Purchase, 1998-01-10
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 12.5 H x 9.75 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 3
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 3
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Place name, Date, Verse, Maker signature, History
Text medium: Stitched
Eliza Aborn was born April 29th
1782 made this sampler in A.
pril 1794
Favor is the deceitful, and beauty is va
in: but a woman that feareth the Lord
she shall be praised.
Pawtuxtet School house built A.D. 
             1793.
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: Landscape
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
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Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Slight loss
Text: Intact
Other Materials: Paint
Stitch Types: Cross, Queen or rococo, Rice, Satin, Stem, split
Thread Count: Vertical: 42
Horizontal: 47

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County: Providence
State: Rhode Island
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