Object Details

Image courtesy of Rhode Island Historical Society

Lydia W. Searlle, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA000103
Maker: Lydia W. Searlle
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: 2001.61.1
Object Credit: Gift of Martha Armstrong
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Memorial or Mourning Picture
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: 17 H x 22.5 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Motto or aphorism, History, Memorial, Memorial
Text medium: Stitched
Consecrated to the remains 
  Capt John Anthony 
who was born May 26
1774, and died  July 23 
1811, aged 37 Years.
Believe, and look with triumph on the tomb.
Daniel Anthony, 
was born July 24,
1803, & died Sept. 
10 1805.
Life how short!
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Floral and plant, Geometric, Human figure, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: Mourning or memorial
Ground: Silk
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Tan, Yellow
Thread Condition: Text: Slight loss
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: Paint, Ink
Stitch Types: Long and short, Satin, Stem, couching, encroaching satin
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
RIHS files
census records
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
census records
Death Location:
Parents: Mother: Birth: Death:
Rhode Island marriage records
Birth: Death:
Spouse: James M. WarnerBirth:
Vital records Rhode Island
Lydia listed as widow in 1850 census
Date: May 24, 1812Place:
Amos Manning WarnerBirth: 1814Death: Nov. 23, 1888

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Martha Armstrong
Relation to maker: Unknown


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