Object Details

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Harriet M. Ward, c. 1830

Sampler Archive ID: SA000269
Maker: Harriet Marie Ward
Maker Birthplace: Southborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Southborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Year Made: c. 1830
Decade Made: 1830-1839
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1987.0003
Object Credit: Gift of Russell Ward Nadeau, in memory of D. J. and Alice Shumway Nadeau
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 17.00 H x 17.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: H x W (inches)
Borders: 3
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 7
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Personal name, Date, Verse, Maker signature, The letter J is stitched to the left of the verse.
Text medium: Stitched
Jesus permit thy gracious name to stand
As the first effort of my youthful hand
And while my fingers o er the canvass move
Engage my tender heart to seek thy love
Harriet M. Ward Age 14
Aug.A.D
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant, Geometric
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Chain, Eyelet, Hemstitch, Long and short, Satin, Stem
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object,Vital Records of Southborough, Massachusetts: To the End of the Year 1849 Southborough (Mass.)F.P. Rice, 1903
Birthdate:
Vital Records of Southborough, Massachusetts: To the End of the Year 1849 Southborough (Mass.)F.P. Rice, 1903
Birth Location:
Vital Records of Southborough, Massachusetts: To the End of the Year 1849 Southborough (Mass.)F.P. Rice, 1903
County: Worcester
State Vital Records of Southborough, Massachusetts: To the End of the Year 1849 Southborough (Mass.)F.P. Rice, 1903
Death Date:
Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915
Death Location:
Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915
Religion:
Uncertain
Parents:
Vital Records of Southborough, Massachusetts: To the End of the Year 1849 Southborough (Mass.)F.P. Rice, 1903
The William Ward genealogy : the history of the descendants of William Ward of Sudbury, Mass., 1639-1925
cemetery records
The William Ward genealogy : the history of the descendants of William Ward of Sudbury, Mass., 1639-1925
The William Ward genealogy : the history of the descendants of William Ward of Sudbury, Mass., 1639-1925
Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915
Marriages:
Spouse:
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Birth:
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Death:
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Date:
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Place:
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Children:
John Walter PutnamBirth: Sep. 13, 1852Death:
Emma Jane PutnamBirth: Mar. 19, 1854Death: after 1880

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Achsah Ward Shumway
Relation to maker: sister

Name: Russell Ward Nadeau
Relation to maker: great grandnephew

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