Object Details

Image courtesy of The Centre County Historical Society, Pennsylvania

M. L., 1828

Sampler Archive ID: SA002379
Maker: Possibly M. Landis
Maker Birthplace: Probably Pennsylvania
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Pennsylvania
Year Made: 1828
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: Diane & James Farr
Contributor: Centre County Historical Society

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Show Towel
Needlework techniques: Embroidery Other fringing
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 52.5 H x 17.0 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: 1
Dividing Lines: 3
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Personal initials, Date
Text medium: Stitched
Motifs/Symbols: Celestial, Floral and plant, Geometric, Human made object, heart
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Brown, Pink, Red
Thread Condition: Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Buttonhole, Chain, Short
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Initials ML on towel
Birth Location:
City: Probably Pennsylvania
Death Date:
Death Location:
Parents: Mother: Birth: Death:
Father: Birth: Death:

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
Publication/Publisher: Centre County Historical Society
Date: 2017

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