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Sampler
1976.20
Sampler
Rectangle shape sampler on off-white linen. Sampler includes the alphabet and numbers, as well as different stitch types. Stitching is mostly in a tan color thread, but also includes gray and blue. Small patch applied with additional needlework letters, original to object. Note with object reads: "A true simple sampler, not for show but for practice".
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Sampler
2003.0182
Sampler
Framed sampler displaying the alphabet repeated twice in different styles, plus numbers 1 through 7. Reads at bottom: "Sarah Coe. Little Compton. August 16th AD. 1822." Dark brown frame with gold trim.
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Sampler
2003.0183
Sampler
Sampler features the alphabet and numbers in brown and green thread. Sampler reads, "Eliza T. Simmons sampler wrought in the 11 year of her age Little Compton June 27 AD, 1828" Eliza Simmons (b. 1818) was the daughter of Lindall Simmons and his first wife, Mary Taylor Simmons. She married Deacon George Church in 1841 and had three children. She died in 1897. See LC Families pgs. 589 and 184.
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Sampler
2003.0184
Sampler
Sampler scrap - it is difficult to read. Might say, "William Whitfer, his age 27, 1760." Has alphabet and numbers in green, brown, blue, black and beige thread.
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Sampler
2003.0185
Sampler
Linen sample with silk thread. Alphabet in red, blue, brown and beige threads. Reads: "Sarah Davenport Her sampler made in the year of our Lord 1806 in the 8th year" Sarah Davenport (b. 1798) was the daughter of Rev. Jeremiah Davenport and his first wife, Anna Burroughs Davenport. Her sister, Mary Ann married into the Shaw Family and the sampler descended through them to Allen Bartlett. See LC Families pgs. 229-230 and 561.
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Sampler
2003.0186
Sampler
Two pieces of linen sewn together make this sampler. Alphabet in red, blue and brown threads. Reads: "Sophia Irish ???68 Sampler wrought in the tenth year of her age Little Compton August 18, 1820" Sophia (b. 1811) was the daughter of John Irish and Nancy Little Irish. She married Sanford Almy in 1854. She died in 1889. See LC Families pgs. 377-378 and pg. 8.
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Sampler
2000.0265.1
Sampler
Linen sampler has alphabet and numbers in shades of beige and blue. Reads: "Deter not till tomorrow to be wise Tomorrow's sun to thee may never rise Matilda Wilbur" Matilda (b. 1798) was the daughter of Judge Anthony Wilbor and Grace Shaw Wilbor. She married Augustus Peckham in 1822 See LC Families pgs. 731-732.
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Sampler
2003.0187
Sampler
Alphabet and numbers with green & beige threads. Features a house and two trees. Reads: "This needlework of mine can tell in my youth was learned well and by my elders I was taught not to spend my time for naught" "Mehitable Hicks Sampler wrought in the 7th year of her age 1820" Mehitable (b. 1813) was the daughter of John & Lydia Hicks. She married Charles Howland (son of William and Innocent Howland) in 1834 and had 3 children. She died in 1875. Her daughter Elizabeth married George Gray and their daughter was Bessie Gray. See LC Families pg. 356 and Notes on LC pg. 196. Sampler was treated at the Textile Conservation Center in 1989.
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Sampler
2003.0188
Sampler
Linen sampler with blue and dark brown embroidery. Has alphabet twice and numbers. Reads: " Phebe Minerva Woodman Little Compton July 27, 1836." "Honour they Father and they Mother that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord they God giveth thee" Phebe Minerva Woodman: b. April 30, 1826 d. Sept. 22, 1852 m. June 17, 1846 William Tillinghast Devol She had at least two daughters, Phebe (b. Aug 31, 1847 d. July 26, 1916) and Ellen (b. July 22, 1852). She may have had a son too – see LC Families, pg. 239 Note on back of sampler's frame says sampler was washed in 1987 then mounted between protective light film and put on acid-free board. Removed from frame March 2004.
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Sampler
1996.0328
Sampler
Alphabet, numbers, different kinds of stitches done in multicolored threads. Made by Bithia Townsend at the age of 7 years.. Reads "BT 1739 Refrain much talk you seldom hear of any undone by hearing but by speaking many" There are no Townsend family members in LC Families or in the cemetery database.
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Sampler
2000.0014
Sampler
Embroidery sampler with alphabet and numbers. Also stitched into text are the words "Priscilla Wilbour her sampler wrought in the tenth year of her age and in the year 1810 Little Compton September the 12/12345". In wood frame.
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Rug
2007.2403
Rug
Large, oval shape hooked rug of wool. Features a gray house with yellow shutters surrounded by large green trees, green grass foreground and blue sky background. Light green cotton edging around rug.
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