Object Details

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Ann Ireton Simon, 1823

Sampler Archive ID: SA000301
Maker: Ann Ireton Simon
Maker Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
School/Teacher:Mrs. Leah Meguier's School
Year Made: 1823
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 2008.0011.050
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 17.00 H x 16.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 19.20 H x 16.50 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 1
Dividing Lines: 4
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Place name, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Ann Ireton Simon a Daughter of David
and Elizabeth Simon was born in Phil
adelphia March 22 AD 1808 wrought 
This sampler in Mrs Leah Meguier sch
ool Harrisburg AD 1823  
My dearest Saviour and my guide
I Would be Walking at thy Side
O never let me run astray
Nor follow the forbidden way

Within thy circling power I stand
On every Side I find thy hand
Awake asleep at home abroad
I am surrounded still with god

O may these thoughts posses my-breast
Where er I rove Where er I rest
Nor let my Weaker passions dare Consent to sin for god is there
Jesus can make a dying bed
Feel soft as downy pillows are
While on his breast I lean my head,
And breath my life out sweetly there

Arise my soul from deep distress
And banish every fear
God calls thee to his throne of grace To spread thy sorrows there

    Come all ye vilest sinners come Hell form your soul anew
His gospel and his heart has room
For rebels such as you
Motifs/Symbols:
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Gold, Green, Tan, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Four sided, Irish, Queen or rococo, Rice, elongated cross, Roman, wrapped-pulled work
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object,Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985
Birthdate:
object, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985
Birth Location:
City: Philadelphia
County: Philadelphia
State object
Death Date:
Death Location:
Religion:
Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985
Parents:
History of the Counties of Dauphin and Lebanon, Elle, William Henry, M.D., M.A 1883
Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985
History of the Counties of Dauphin and Lebanon, Elle, William Henry, M.D., M.A 1883
Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985
History of the Counties of Dauphin and Lebanon, Elle, William Henry, M.D., M.A 1883
History of the Counties of Dauphin and Lebanon, Elle, William Henry, M.D., M.A 1883
Marriages:
Children:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Oliver I. Shoemaker
Relation to maker: uncertain

Conservation:
Exhibitions:
Literature:

Author(s): Jean McClure Mudge
Title: Chinese Export Porcelain for the American Trade, 1785-1835
Publication/Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Date: 1985

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