Object Details

Image courtesy of The Centre County Historical Society, Pennsylvania

Susan S. Harris, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA002370
Maker: Susan S. Harris
Maker Birthplace: Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania
Year Made: Unknown
Decade Made: 1830-1839
Owner: Diane & James Farr
Contributor: Centre County Historical Society

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, Family Record or Register
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: H x W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 20.25 H x 19.50 W (inches)
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 1
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Personal name, Date, Verse, Maker signature, Family genealogy
Text medium: Stitched
William Petrikin died Octbr 1821 in the 60th year of his age. 
Elizabeth Petrikin died Ocbr 1832 in the 73d year of her age. 
Death cannot make our souls afraid
If God be with us there
We may walk through the darkest shade
And never yield to fear
Susan S Harris
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Pink, Rust, Tan, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Queen or rococo, Satin, Stem, Straight
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
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Birth Location:
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Death Date:
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/205824367/susan-harris
Death Location:
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/205824367/susan-harris
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Object History

Previous Owners:
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: Needlework Sampler from 19th Century Central Pennsylvania
Publication/Publisher: Centre County Historical Society
Date: 2017

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