Object Details

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Polly Gardner, 1805

Sampler Archive ID: SA000091
Maker: Polly Gardner
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island
School/Teacher:Kent Academy
Year Made: 1805
Decade Made: 1800-1809
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1999.121.1
Object Credit: Museum Purchase, 1999-11-22
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 11.5 H x 11.8 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 7
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
The loss of a Father is great. 
The loss of a Mother is more 
The loss of Christ is such a loss 
That no man can restore
Kent Academy. August. 1. 1805
AB Polly Gardner AEt 13 CD
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Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
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Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Pink, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Moderate loss
Text: Moderate loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Hemstitch, Tent
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