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Lydia Hollingsworth, 1759

Sampler Archive ID: SA000111
Maker: Lydia Hollingsworth
Maker Birthplace: Calvert County, Maryland
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Year Made: 1759
Decade Made: 1750-1759
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 1777
Object Credit: Gift of Hannah A. Babcock
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 22.5 H x 18.5 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: 1
Dividing Lines: 4
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Verse, Biblical scripture, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
THE LORD'S
 PRAYER
 Our Father, which
 Art in Heaven, Hallowed
 Be thy name. thy kingdom
 Come, thy will be done on
 Earth, as it is in heaven
 Give us this day our daily
 Bread and forgive us our
 Trespasses as we
 Forgive them that trespass
 Against us and lead us not
 Into Temptation, but
 Deliver us from evil, for
 Thine is the kingdom the
 Power, and the glory, for
 Ever and ever. Amen
I in the Burying place may
 See graves shorter there
 Than I, from Death's
 Arrest no Age is free
 Young Children too may
 Die. my God, may Such an
 Awful Sight awkening be
 To me, Oh, that by early
 Grace I might for death
 Prepared be.
O Lord. I am not proud of
 Heart, nor cast a scornful eye
 Nor my aspiring thoughts
 Employ in things for me too high
THE CREED

 I Believe in God the
 Father Almighty, Maker of
 Heaven and Earth: and in
 Jesus Christ, his only Son,
 Our Lord, who was conceived
 By the Holy Ghost, born of the
 Virgin Mary, suffered under
 Pontius Pilate, was
 Crucified, dead, and buried, he
 Descended into hell; the
 Third day he rose again from
 The dead. He ascended into
 Heaven, and sittith on the
 Right hand of God the Father
 Almighty, from thence he 
 Shall come, to Judge the Quick
 And the dead.
 I Believe in the Holy Ghost, the
 Holy Catholick Church, the
 Communion of Saints, the
 Forgiveness of Sins the
 Resurrection of the Body,
 And the life everlasting,
 Amen.
Lydia Hollingsworth
 Finished this Sampler in the
 Year of our Lord 1759
 november the 23
Motifs/Symbols: Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk Metal
Thread Colors Front:
Thread Condition: Borders: Slight loss
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: , thread of text faded
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Knotted, Satin
Thread Count: Vertical: 64
Horizontal: 50

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
Descendants of Richard & Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott of Popular Knowle, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Ida Murphy Shirk, Shirk Genealogical Publishing Com, Jun 1, 2009
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: Descendants of Richard & Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott of Popular Knowle, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Ida Murphy Shirk, Shirk Genealogical Publishing Com, Jun 1 2009
State Descendants of Richard & Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott of Popular Knowle, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Ida Murphy Shirk, Shirk Genealogical Publishing Com, Jun 1 2009
Death Date:
Descendants of Richard & Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott of Popular Knowle, West River, Anne Arundel County
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
Descendants of Richard & Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott of Popular Knowle, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Ida Murphy Shirk, Shirk Genealogical Publishing Com, Jun 1 2009
Parents:
Descendants of Richard & Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott of Popular Knowle, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Ida Murphy Shirk, Shirk Genealogical Publishing Com, Jun 1, 2009
cemetery records Elkton Cemetery Cecil County, MD
cemetery records Elkton Cemetery Cecil County, MD
Descendants of Richard & Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott of Popular Knowle, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Ida Murphy Shirk, Shirk Genealogical Publishing Com, Jun 1,2009
Descendants of Richard & Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott of Popular Knowle, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Ida Murphy Shirk, Shirk Genealogical Publishing Com, Jun 1,2009
cemetery records Elkton Cemetery Cecil County, MD
Marriages:
Spouse:
Descendants of Richard & Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott of Popular Knowle, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Ida Murphy Shirk, Shirk Genealogical Publishing Com, Jun 1, 2009
Birth:
Descendants of Richard & Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott of Popular Knowle, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Ida Murphy Shirk, Shirk Genealogical Publishing Com, Jun 1, 2009
Death:
Descendants of Richard & Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott of Popular Knowle, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Ida Murphy Shirk, Shirk Genealogical Publishing Com, Jun 1, 2009
Date:
Descendants of Richard & Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott of Popular Knowle, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Ida Murphy Shirk, Shirk Genealogical Publishing Com, Jun 1, 2009
Place: uncertain
Children:
Mary WallisBirth: Apr. 25, 1771Death:
John WallisBirth: Mar. 20, 1775Death:
Cassandra WallisBirth: Oct. 6, 1776Death:
Sarah WallisBirth: Aug. 19, 1778Death:
Hannah WallisBirth: Feb. 21, 1781Death: Feb. 28, 1859
Samuel Hollingsworth WallisBirth: Jan. 18, 1784Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Hannah A. Babcock
Relation to maker: uncertain
Source: DAR files

Conservation:

Conservator: Clarissa Palmieri
Date: 1974
Actions:
Other actions: cleaned and framed 1974 remounted 2010 reframed 2013

Conservator: Julia Brennan
Date: 2010
Actions:
Other actions: cleaned and framed 1974 remounted 2010 reframed 2013

Exhibitions: Title: Women Artists in Washington Collections
Host: Art Gallery, University of Maryland
Location: College Park, Maryland
Date: Jan. 18, 1979 – Feb. 25, 1979

Host: DAR Museum,
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: 1997

Literature:

Author(s): Elizabeth Donaghy Garrett
Title: American Samplers and Needlework Pictures in the DAR Museum Part I: 1739-1806
Publication/Publisher: The Magazine Antiques, pp. 356-364
Date: Feb. 1974

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