Object Details

Image courtesy of The Centre County Historical Society, Pennsylvania

Mary Irvin, 1825

Sampler Archive ID: SA002360
Maker: Mary Irvin
Maker Birthplace: Linden Hall, Centre County, Pennsylvania
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Centre County, Pennsylvania
Year Made: 1825
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: Centre County Historical Society
Accession Number: 2015.08.01
Object Credit: Gift of Anne Hamilton Henszey Pyle
Contributor: Centre County Historical Society

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: H x W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 17.75 H x 13.50 W (inches)
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 5
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Mary Irvins 
Motifs/Symbols: Birds and insects, Celestial, Floral and plant, Geometric
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Brown, Gold, Green, Tan
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Queen or rococo, Satin
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/24784168/mary-thompson
Birth Location:
ancestry.com family tree: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/11463693/person/250073079988/facts
County: ancestry.com family tree: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/11463693/person/250073079988/facts
State ancestry.com family tree: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/11463693/person/250073079988/facts
Death Date:
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/24784168/mary-thompson
Death Location:
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/24784168/mary-thompson
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21541458/
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21541458/
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21541458/
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21541423/ir
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21541423/ir
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21541423/ir
Centre County Historical Society records
Birth: Mar. 25, 1810Death:
Centre County Historical Society records
Date: Jan. 4, 1838Place: Centre County, Pennsylvania
Sarah Irvin Thompson Birth: Jul. 4, 1839 Death: Feb. 20, 1887
Elizabeth McFarlane Thompson Birth: Feb. 14, 1841 Death: Nov. 6, 1915
John Irvin Thompson Birth: Oct. 11, 1843 Death: Nov. 17, 1916
James M. ThompsonBirth: 1845Death: Jul. 17, 1848
William Thompson Birth: Jul. 22, 1848 Death: Feb. 22, 1912
Anna Eliza Thompson Birth: Nov. 5, 1852 Death: Aug. 26, 1854
James Irvin Thompson Birth: Aug. 3, 1854 Death: Feb. 22, 1930

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Elizabeth McFarlane Thompson Hamilton
Relation to maker: Daughter

Name: Mary Irvin Christ MacMillan
Relation to maker: Granddaughter

Name: Anne Hamilton Henszey Pyle
Relation to maker: Great-great granddaughter

Exhibitions: Title: Unraveling the Threads of History
Host: Centre County Historical Society
Location: Centre Furnace Mansion, State College, PA
Date: Mar. 19, 2017 - Sep. 24, 2017


Author(s): Centre County Historical Society
Title: Unraveling the Threads of History
Publication/Publisher: Centre County Historical Society
Date: 2017

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