Object Details

Image courtesy of Rhode Island Historical Society

Diana Thornton, 1813

Sampler Archive ID: SA000098
Maker: Diana Thornton
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: possibly Rhode Island
Year Made: 1813
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1999.72.4
Object Credit: Gift of William Claflin, 1999-10
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 18.75 H x 17 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 1
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Personal initials, Date, Verse, Maker signature, Motto or aphorism
Text medium: Stitched
G Nov M Thornton B 1813 S
Jesus permit thy gracious name to stand
As the first efforts of a youthful hand
And as her fingers o'er the canvas move
Permit her tender heart to seek thy love
With thy dear children let her share a part
And Write they name thyself upon her heart.
D Thornton
In they fair Book of life divine
My God inscribe this name
There let it fill some humble
Beneath the slaugter'd Lamb
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Gold, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
Thread Condition:
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Hemstitch, Long and short, Queen or rococo, Running, Satin, Stem
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
Death Location:
Parents: Mother: Birth: Death:
Father: Birth: Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: William Claflin, 1999
Relation to maker: Descendant


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