Object Details

Image courtesy of The Centre County Historical Society, Pennsylvania

Cadarina Sowr, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA002362
Maker: Catarina (Catharine) Sower
Maker Birthplace: Germantown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Germantown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
School/Teacher:Possibly initials S. B.
Year Made: Unknown
Decade Made: 1770-1779
Owner: Diane & James Farr
Contributor: Centre County Historical Society

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 14.50 H x 10.75 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 17.50 H x 13.75 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 5
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Personal name, Personal initials
Text medium: Stitched
Motifs/Symbols: Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Geometric, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Red, Tan
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Slight loss
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name: Catarina (Catharine) Sower
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Death Date:
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Spouse: Samuel Becker Harley (1758-1839)Birth: Death:
Date: May 10, 1785Place: Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania
Daniel HarleyBirth: 1787Death: 1865
Samuel Harley, Jr. Birth: 1788Death: 1865
Mary (Polly) HarleyBirth: 1789Death: 1860
Sarah HarleyBirth: 1791Death: 1869
John HarleyBirth: 1792Death: 1872
Catharine HarleyBirth: 1793Death: 1847
Birth: Death:
Joseph Sower HarleyBirth: 1795Death: 1837
Elizabeth HarleyBirth: 1797Death: 1862
Hannah HarleyBirth: 1799Death: 1800
Son Harley (stillborn)Birth: 1800Death: 1800
Jacob S. HarleyBirth: 1801Death: 1882
Abraham HarleyBirth: 1803Death: 1852
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Object History

Previous Owners:
Exhibitions: Title: Unraveling the Threads of History
Host: Centre County Historical Society
Location: Centre Furnace Mansion
Date: March 19-September 24, 2017


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

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