Rhode Island BALCH SCHOOL Samplers 1785-1814 Reference
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Sold Date: 01/14/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Textiles, Clothing & Accessories
Vintage bound reference material on antique Balch School samplers of Providence, Rhode IslandPhotos and descriptions of antique Rhode Island samplers & pictorial embroideries made at Miss Mary Balch's Academy in Providence during the 1785 - 1814 time period. Includes: 1785 sampler made by Abigail Nabby Dexter --- 1791 sampler made by Sophia Packard -- 1774 sampler made in Newport, R.I. by Hannah Taylor --- 1786 sampler made by Abigail Martin -- 1786 sampler made by Cynthia Burr --- 1793 First Baptist Meeting House sampler attributed to Susan Smith --- family register sampler from 1794 made by Mary Balch herself (the only known example of her needlework in existence) --- undated sampler by Rebekah Munro --- 1796 Congressional Church sampler by Abby Bishop --- 1796 First Congregational Church sampler by Polly Spurr --- 1796 sampler by Hannah Carlisle --- 1794 sampler by Eunice Lincoln --- 1799 Providence Court House sampler made by Clarissa Daggett --- 1802 embroidery by Fanny Winsor --- 1799 Brown University Hall sampler made by Ann Macomber --- 1802 Providence College & President's House (Brown University) sampler made by Abigail Adams Hobart --- 1814 family register sampler by Sophia Packard Balch (Mary Balch's niece) --- 1800 mourning embroidery by Mary Weeden --- 1803 mourning embroidery by Salome Hobart --- 1817 mourning embroidery by Mehitable Tucker. This 12-page article seems to have been removed from some sort of exhibition catalogue (or similar) and then bound, page-trimmed, and mounted in a blue 3-ring 9" x 11.5" paper file folder/binder. This reference material came from the estate of a relative who collected and studied Colonial & Early American textiles.
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