Object Details

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Phebe Bratton, 1805

Sampler Archive ID: SA000249
Maker: Phebe Bratton
Maker Birthplace: Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Maker Age: 19-20+ years
Place Made: Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
School/Teacher:Mrs. Armstrong's School
Year Made: 1805
Decade Made: 1800-1809
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1970.0098
Object Credit: Gift of Miss Elizabeth Hudson in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Francis du Pont
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 18.20 H x 18.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: H x W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Place name, Date, Verse, Maker signature, Family genealogy
Text medium: Stitched
Phebe Bratton Daughter of James and
Isabella Bratton was born March 13 1783
and made this Sampler in Mrs Armstrongs
School Lancaster in the year of our Lord-1805. 
Teach me the measure of my days
Thou maker of my frame
I would survey lifes narrow space
And learn how frail I am.  
Phebe Bratton 1805
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Birds and insects, Celestial, Floral and plant, Human figure, Human made object, Face of sheep, arm and face of man and wreath on his head are painted.
Scenes/Pictures: Allegorical or symbolic, scene of woman sitting on mound with lamb in right hand and a bird perched on her left hand
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Green, Pink, Rust, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: Paint
Stitch Types: Cross, Knotted, Long and short, Satin, Stem, Straight, Split, Cross over four
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
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Birthdate:
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Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
State Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Death Date:
DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE EPHRAIM BRATTON rootswebhttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wort
Death Location:
DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE EPHRAIM BRATTON rootswebhttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~worths/brown/georgebratton.html
Religion:
Uncertain
Parents:
DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE EPHRAIM BRATTON rootswebhttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~worths/brown/georgebratton.html
DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE EPHRAIM BRATTON rootswebhttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~worths/brown/georgebratton.html
DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE EPHRAIM BRATTON rootswebhttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~worths/brown/georgebratton.html
DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE EPHRAIM BRATTON rootswebhttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~worths/brown/georgebratton.html
DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE EPHRAIM BRATTON rootswebhttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~worths/brown/georgebratton.html
DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE EPHRAIM BRATTON rootswebhttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~worths/brown/georgebratton.html
Marriages:
Spouse:
tombstone
Birth:
cemetery records
Death:
cemetery records
Date:
ancestry.com family trees
Place:
Children:
Rebecca Jane BrownBirth: Oct. 25, 1817Death: Aug. 24, 1899

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Miss Elizabeth Hudson
Relation to maker: uncertain

Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: Who's Your Daddy? Families in Early American Needlework
Host: Winterthur Museum
Location: Winterthur, DE
Date: Oct. 4, 2008 – Aug. 7, 2009

Title: Winterthur Museum Permanent Display
Host: Winterthur Museum
Location: Winterthur, DE
Date: ongoing

Literature:

Author(s): Winterthur Museum
Title: Who's Your Daddy? Families in Early American Needlework
Publication/Publisher: Winterthur Museum (exhibition catalog)
Date: 2008

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Plain & Fancy: American Women and their Needlework, 1650-1850
Publication/Publisher: Curious Works Press, pp. 188-189
Date: 1995

Author(s): Betty Ring
Title: Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework 1650-1850. Vol. II
Publication/Publisher: A. A. Knopf, p. 41
Date: 1993

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Plain & Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework, 1700-1850
Publication/Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, p. 53
Date: 1977

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