Object Details

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Image courtesy of The Centre County Historical Society, Pennsylvania

Mary Potter, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA002381
Maker: Mary Potter
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Unknown
Year Made: Unknown
Decade Made: Unsure
Owner: Private collection
Contributor: Centre County Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 13.25 H x 13.25 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 16.00 H x 16.00 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 3
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Personal name, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Mary Potter Aged  13 years
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen possibly wool
Ground Condition: Wear:
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Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Gold, Green, Pink, Purple, Red, Rust, Tan, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Running
Thread Count: Vertical:
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Maker History

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State: Unknown
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Object History

Previous Owners:
Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: Unraveling the Threads of History
Host: Centre County Historical Society
Location: Centre Furnace Mansion, State College, PA
Date: Mar. 19, 2017-September 24, 2017

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