Object Details

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Frances Tyson, 1819

Sampler Archive ID: SA000108
Maker: Frances Tyson
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: possibly New York City, New York
Year Made: 1819
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 1246
Object Credit: Gift of Emma A. Greeley Merritt Chester
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 16.50 H x 10.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 20.20 H x 13.50 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 3
Dividing Lines: 10
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
   Frances Tyson
wrought this in her eleventh
     Year 1819
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Wool
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Green, Pink, Red, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Slight loss
Text: Intact
Symbols: Slight loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet
Thread Count: Vertical: 36
Horizontal: 32

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
DAR lineage
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
DAR lineage
Death Location:
DAR lineage
Religion:
Uncertain
Parents:
Family history
Birth:
Death:
family history
Birth: Death:
Marriages:
Spouse:
family history,New Hampshire, Births and Christenings Index, 1714-1904
Birth:
family history,New Hampshire, Births and Christenings Index, 1714-1904
Death:
family history,New Jersey, Deaths and Burials Index, 1798-1971
Date:
family history
Place:
family history
Children:
Joseph GreeleyBirth: 1841Death:
George GreeleyBirth: 1842Death:
Emma GreeleyBirth: 1858Death:
DAR lineage

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Emma A.Greeley Merritt Chester
Relation to maker: daughter

Conservation:

Conservator: Julia Brennan
Date: 2008
Actions:
Other actions: Mounted on acid free materials

Exhibitions: Title: Telling Their Stories: 19th Century Samplers and Silk Needlework
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Apr. 11, 2008 - Aug. 30, 2008

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