Object Details

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Image courtesy of The Centre County Historical Society, Pennsylvania

Sara Spengler, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA002378
Maker: Sara Spengler
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Pennsylvania
Year Made: Unknown
Decade Made: Unsure
Owner: Diane & James Farr
Contributor: Centre County Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Show Towel
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 22.50 H x 12.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 26.00 H x 15.50 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: 3
Dividing Lines: 6
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Personal name
Text medium: Stitched
Motifs/Symbols: Celestial, Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
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Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Brown, Green, Pink
Thread Condition: Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Buttonhole, Half cross, Rice, Running, pink thread - unknown running type stitch, on dividers
Thread Count: Vertical:
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Maker History

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Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Donald Shelley
Relation to maker: Unknown

Conservation:
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

Literature:

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

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