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Phebe Hughes, 1796

Sampler Archive ID: SA000112
Maker: Phebe Hughes
Maker Birthplace: Centreville, Kent County, Rhode Island
Maker Age: 7-9 years
Place Made: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
Year Made: 1796
Decade Made: 1790-1799
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 1970
Object Credit: Gift of Mary Anne Green
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 13.20 H x 10.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 17.00 H x 14.00 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: 1
Dividing Lines: 8
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Place name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Phebe Hughes's sampler wrought at eight
 years of age Providence May 3 1796 
When tides of youthful blood run high
 And scenes of greatest joy are nigh
 Health presuming beauty blooming
 Oh how dreadful tis to die
Phebe Hughes
Motifs/Symbols: Birds and insects, Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Pink, Red, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Text: Considerable loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Satin
Thread Count: Vertical: 29
Horizontal: 29

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
Greene Family book of Rhode Island 1903 by Loiuse Brownelle Clarke
Birth Location:
Greene Family book of Rhode Island 1903 by Loiuse Brownelle Clarke
County: Kent
State Greene Family book of Rhode Island 1903 by Loiuse Brownelle Clarke
Death Date:
Greene Family book of Rhode Island 1903 by Loiuse Brownelle Clarke
Death Location:
Greene Family book of Rhode Island 1903 by Loiuse Brownelle Clarke
Religion:
Protestant
Parents:
Green Family book of Rhode Island 1903 by Loiuse Brownelle Clarke
Greene Family book of Rhode Island 1903 by Loiuse Brownelle Clarke
Death:
Greene Family book of Rhode Island 1903 by Loiuse Brownelle Clarke
Greene Family book of Rhode Island 1903 by Loiuse Brownelle Clarke
Death:
Marriages:
Spouse:
Greene Family book of Rhode Island 1903 by Loiuse Brownelle Clarke
Birth:
Greene Family book of Rhode Island 1903 by Loiuse Brownelle Clarke
Death:
Green Family book of Rhode Island 1903 by Loiuse Brownelle Clarke
Date:
Greene Family book of Rhode Island 1903 by Loiuse Brownelle Clarke
Place:
Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899
Children:
Catherine Francis GreeneBirth: 1809Death:
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William GreeneBirth: Jul. 9, 1811Death:
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Mary Ann GreeneBirth: Nov. 7, 1813Death:
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George Washington GreeneBirth: Jun. 7, 1815Death:
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Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Mary Anne Greene
Relation to maker: Great, great granddaughter

Conservation:

Conservator: Cynthia Gompert
Date: Nov.1999
Actions:
Other actions: mounted on acid free materials

Conservator: Julia Brennan
Date: 2008
Actions:
Other actions: mounted on acid free materials

Exhibitions: Title: Telling Their Stories: 19th Century Samplers and Silk NeedleworkNeedlework
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Apr. 11, 2008 – Aug. 30, 2008

Literature:

Author(s): Gloria Seaman Allen
Title: Young Misses Often Mark Their Names With Care: Samplers at The DAR Museum
Publication/Publisher: American Spirit Magazine
Date: May 1987

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