Object Details

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Elizabeth Ann Ivins, 1819

Sampler Archive ID: SA000116
Maker: Elizabeth Ann Ivins
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Possibly New Jersey
Year Made: 1819
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 2003.60.2
Object Credit: Gift of Helen and Charles Ellzey
Contributor: DAR Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 17.00 H x 16.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 21.20 H x 19.70 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 1
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Personal name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Elizabeth Ann Ivins s Work Wrought in 1819
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Birds and insects, Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: Domestic, house & yard, House with fences at sides, lawn in front. Sheep on lawn. Outsized birds and vining plants surround house.
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front:
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Queen or rococo
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
Death Location:
Parents: Mother: Birth: Death:
Father: Birth: Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Charles and Helen Ellzey
Relation to maker: none


Conservator: Julia Brennan
Date: 2004
Other actions: Edges stabilized, mounted with 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


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