Object Details

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Lucy W. Alexander, c. 1821

Sampler Archive ID: SA002366
Maker: Lucy Winters Alexander
Maker Birthplace: Loyalsock Township , Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania
School/Teacher:Sarah Tucker
Year Made: c. 1821
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: Centre County Library and Historical Museum
Contributor: Centre County Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 16.50 H x 18.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 18.50 H x 20.50 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 2
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Lucy W Alexanders work in the 10th year of her age
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Architectural, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Brown, Green, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Chain, Eyelet, Queen or rococo, Satin, Stem, Straight
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16750889
Birthdate:
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16750889
Birth Location:
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County: ancestry.com family tree
State ancestry.com family tree
Death Date:
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16750889
Death Location:
ancestry.com family tree
Religion:
Parents:
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/127554410
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/127554410
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/127554410
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16750889
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16750889
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/127554410
Marriages:
Spouse: Edward Humes Birth: 1810Death: 1895
Date: Dec. 1843Place: Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania
Children:
William Potter HumesBirth: 1844Death: 1920
Ann Elmira HumesBirth: 1845Death: 1935
Hamilton HumesBirth: 1848Death: 1892

Object History

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

Host: Centre County Library and Historical Museum
Location: Centre County Library and Historical Museum Textile Room
Date: Permanent Display

Literature:

Author(s): Centre County Historical Society
Title: Unraveling the Threads of History; Needlework Samplers from 19th Century Central PA
Publication/Publisher: Centre County Historical Society
Date: 2017

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