Object Details

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Phebe Prout, 1827

Sampler Archive ID: SA000731
Maker: Phebe Prout
Maker Birthplace: New York
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Windham, New York
Year Made: August 1st, 1827
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: Fenimore Art Museum
Accession Number: N0412.1972
Object Credit: Donor: Miss Phoebe Prout Smith
Contributor: Fenimore Art Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 11.2 H x 12.5 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 0
Decorative Bands: 0
Dividing Lines: 5
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Personal initials, Place name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
P. P
Phebe Prout's Sampler made in the 10th 
year of her age Windham August 1st 1827
A B P L H
          ES
Motifs/Symbols: Geometric,
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Brown, Tan
Thread Condition: Borders:
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials:
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Half cross
Thread Count: Vertical: 39
Horizontal: 39

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Sampler, cemetery records
Birthdate:
cemetery records
Birth Location:
City:
County:
State: New York
Death Date:
cemetery records
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
Parents:
MIDDLETOWN UPPER HOUSES a history of the north society of Middletown, Ct. from 1650 to 1800 with genealogical and biographical chapters on early families. Charles Collard Adams New York: Grafton Press, 1908
cemetery records
cemetery records
MIDDLETOWN UPPER HOUSES a history of the north society of Middletown, Ct. from 1650 to 1800 with genealogical and biographical chapters on early families. Charles Collard Adams New York: Grafton Press, 1908
cemetery records
cemetery records
Marriages:
Spouse:
The Treat Family: A Genealogy of Trott, Tratt, and Treat for Fifteen Generations, and Four Hundred and Fifty Years in England and America, Containing More Than Fifteen Hundred Families in America ...John Harvey Treat Salem Press publishing & printing Company, 1893
Birth:
cemetery records Pleasant Valley Cemetery Ashland, Greene County, New York, USA
Death:
cemetery records Pleasant Valley Cemetery Ashland, Greene County, New York, USA
Date:
The Treat Family: A Genealogy of Trott, Tratt, and Treat for Fifteen Generations, and Four Hundred and Fifty Years in England and America, Containing More Than Fifteen Hundred Families in America ...John Harvey Treat Salem Press publishing & printing Company, 1893
Place: New York
Children:
Helen BarlowBirth: Apr. 4, 1842Death: 1915

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Mary Straughn Smith [1863-?]
Relation to maker: granddaughter

Name: Phoebe Prout Smith [1891-1981]
Relation to maker: great grandaughter

Name: Helen Barlow Straughn [1842-1915]
Relation to maker: daughter

Conservation:
Exhibitions:
Literature:

Author(s): C. Kurt Dewhurst and Marsha MacDowell
Title: Artists in Aprons: Folk Art by American Women
Publication/Publisher:
Date: 1979

Author(s): Ethal Stanwood Bolton and Eva Johnston Coe
Title: American Samplers
Publication/Publisher:
Date: 1973

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