Object Details

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Catherine Ann Cowgill,1835

Sampler Archive ID: SA000114
Maker: Catherine Ann Cowgill
Maker Birthplace: Virginia
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Frederick County, Virginia
Year Made: 1835
Decade Made: 1830-1839
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 2003.34
Object Credit: Museum purchase M. Finkel & Daughter
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 15.70 H x 16.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 19.50 H x 19.70 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 1
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Emblems        of Love
A solitary blessing few can find,
Our joys with those we love are intertwin'd;
And he whose wakeful tenderess removes
                                             loves,
The obstructing thorn which wounds the friend he
Smooths not another's rugged path alone,
But scatters roses to adorn his own.
Catharine Ann Cowgill.
 1835
Motifs/Symbols: Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Green, Pink, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Moderate loss
Text: Intact
Symbols: Slight loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross
Thread Count: Vertical: 30
Horizontal: 30

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
Cowgill History Genealogy Research Beatarice Elenaora Cowgill 1986
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State Cowgill History Genealogy Research Beatarice Elenora Cowgill 1986
Death Date:
Cowgill History Genealogy Research Beatarice Elenaora Cowgill 1986
Death Location:
Cowgill History Genealogy Research Beatarice Elenaora Cowgill 1986
Religion:
Quaker records, Radnor Meetinghouse, Norristown PA
Parents:
online - "Cowgill Cousins"
online - "Cowgill Cousins"
online - "Cowgill Cousins"
Cowgill History Genealogy Research Beatarice Elenaora Cowgill 1986
online - "Cowgill Cousins"
online - "Cowgill Cousins"
Marriages:
Spouse: Isaac B. StokesBirth: Death:
Date:
The Philadelphia Public Ledger, Marriages and Deaths 1828-1865
Place:
Children:
Mary Ellen StokesBirth: Mar. 5, 1851Death: 1851
William Cowgill StokesBirth: Oct. 24, 1852Death:
Anna Mickle Stokes Birth: Apr. 13, 1858Death: 1858

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: M. Finkel & Daughter
Relation to maker: none,dealer

Conservation:
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

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