Object Details

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Mary King, c. 1815

Sampler Archive ID: SA000110
Maker: Mary King
Maker Birthplace: New York
Maker Age: 4-6 years
Place Made: La Grange, Dutchess County, New York
Year Made: c. 1815
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 1744
Object Credit: Gift of Adeline Palmer
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: 13.00 H x 19.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 16.50 H x 22.70 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: , Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
MARY KING AGED 6
Motifs/Symbols: Geometric
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Green, Red
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Rice
Thread Count: Vertical: 34
Horizontal: 34

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
cemetary records - Freedom Plains La Grange NY
Birth Location:
City:
County:
State census records
Death Date:
cemetary records - Freedom Plains La Grange NY
Death Location:
cemetary records - Freedom Plains La Grange NY
Religion:
cemetary records - Freedom Plains La Grange NY
Parents:
Mother: uncertain
Birth: Death:
Father: uncertainBirth: Death:
Marriages:
Spouse: Rev Sumner MandevilleBirth:
cemetery records Freedom Plains Cemetery, Lagrangeville, NY
Death:
cemetery records Freedom Plains Cemetery, Lagrangeville, NY
Date: March 26, 1834Place: New York
Children:
Mary W. MandevilleBirth: 1835Death:
William Chester MandevilleBirth: 1837Death: 1854
John King MandevilleBirth: 1839Death: 1873
Eugene T MandevilleBirth: 1841Death: 1868
Elijah MandevilleBirth: 1847Death: 1873

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Adeline Palmer
Relation to maker: uncertain

Conservation:

Conservator: Julia Brennan
Date: 2004
Actions:
Other actions: Mounted on acid free materials

Exhibitions: Title: Home and Country: Quilts and Samplers from the DAR Museum Collection
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Oct. 8, 2004 - Apr. 30, 2005

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

Literature:

Author(s): National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Title: DAR Calendar 2009
Publication/Publisher: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Date: 2009

Author(s): Complied by Staff
Title: Celebrating Home and Country
Publication/Publisher: American Spirit Magazine, pp. 28-33
Date: Apr. 2005

Author(s): Olive Graffam
Title: Learning is an Ornament: Schoolgirl Art and Education 1770 - 1850
Publication/Publisher: Piecework Magazine
Date: Sep. 2004

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