Object Details

Image courtesy of The Centre County Historical Society, Pennsylvania

Ruth R. Burk, 1826

Sampler Archive ID: SA002373
Maker: Ruth R. Burk
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Pennsylvania
Year Made: 1826
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: Private collection
Contributor: Centre County Historical Society

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 12.50 H x 10.75 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 14.75 H x 12.75 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 4
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Ruth R Burk
Motifs/Symbols: Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Green, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Slight loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Chain, Eyelet, Four sided, Queen or rococo, Rice
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Birthdate: Unknown
Birth Location:
State: Unknown
Death Date: Unknown
Death Location:
Parents: Mother: Birth: Death:
Father: Birth: Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Estate of Judge Sharp, Philipsburg, PA
Relation to maker: Unknown

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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