Object Details

Image courtesy of The Centre County Historical Society, Pennsylvania

Mary Williams, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA002367
Maker: Mary Williams
Maker Birthplace: Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania
School/Teacher:Sarah Tucker
Year Made: Unknown
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: Centre County Library and Historical Museum
Contributor: Centre County Historical Society

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 20.75 H x 18.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 23.00 H x 20.00 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 2
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Verse or other block of text, Verse, Maker signature, Family genealogy
Text medium: Stitched
Hudson Williams
Agness Williams
Mary Williams Was born Novembr 26th 1801
William G Williams Lewis Williams
Hudson Williams
When death Shall Call Me to My Lord 
To bow beneath his Throne
His Praise be The Devine Reward 
That Charity Has Won
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Green, Tan
Thread Condition: Borders: Slight loss
Text: Slight loss
Symbols: Slight loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Long arm cross, Queen or rococo
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Birth Location:
City: Bellefonte
County: Centre
State: Pennsylvania
Death Date:
Death Location:
Birth: Death:
Birth: Death:

Object History

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

Title: Permanent Display
Host: Centre County Library and Historical Museum
Location: Centre County Library and Historical Museum textile room
Date: Permanent Display


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

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