Object Details

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Rhoda Williams, 1799

Sampler Archive ID: SA000106
Maker: Rhoda Williams
Maker Birthplace: Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island
Year Made: 1799
Decade Made: 1790-1799
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1936.8.1
Object Credit: Bequest of Miss Jessie Glenn Bennett
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 21 H x 8.5 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: 4
Dividing Lines: 19
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Personal initials, Place name, Date, Verse, Biblical scripture, Maker signature, Motto or aphorism
Text medium: Stitched
RHODA WILLIAMS
IS MY NAME
ENGLISH IS MY
NATION CRANSTON
IS MY DWELLING 
PLACE AND 
CHRIST IS MY 
SALVATION
MAY VIRTUE GUIDE
ME THROUGH
THIS UNCEARTAIN
LIFE. 


RW   Born  June 20
1787        July 1799    
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Architectural, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Geometric, Human made object, Religious
Scenes/Pictures: Domestic, house & yard
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Brown, Green, Rust, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Text: Moderate loss
Symbols: Moderate loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Satin, Stem
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
The Waterman family, Volume 3 Edgar Francis Waterman E.F. Waterman, 1954
Birthdate:
object, The Waterman family, Volume 3 Edgar Francis Waterman E.F. Waterman, 1954
Birth Location:
cemetery records
County: Providence
State The Waterman family, Volume 3 Edgar Francis Waterman E.F. Waterman, 1954
Death Date:
Rhode Island, Deaths, 1630-1930, cemetery records
Death Location:
Rhode Island, Deaths, 1630-1930
Religion:
Protestant
Parents:
The Waterman family, Volume 3 Edgar Francis Waterman E.F. Waterman, 1954
The Waterman family, Volume 3 Edgar Francis Waterman E.F. Waterman, 1954
The Waterman family, Volume 3 Edgar Francis Waterman E.F. Waterman, 1954
The Waterman family, Volume 3 Edgar Francis Waterman E.F. Waterman, 1954
The Waterman family, Volume 3 Edgar Francis Waterman E.F. Waterman, 1954
The Waterman family, Volume 3 Edgar Francis Waterman E.F. Waterman, 1954
Marriages:
Children:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Miss Jessie Glenn Bennett
Relation to maker: Unknown

Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: Unknown
Host: Rhode Island Historical Society
Location: Providence, RI
Date: Mar. 1970 - Dec. 1970

Literature:

Author(s): Ethel Stanwood Bolton, Eva Johnston Coe
Title: American Samplers
Publication/Publisher: Massachusetts Society of Colonial Dames of America
Date: 1921

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