Object Details

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Susan E. Shuford, 1843

Sampler Archive ID: SA000118
Maker: Susan E. Shuford
Maker Birthplace: North Carolina
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina
School/Teacher:Lincolnton Female Academy
Year Made: 1843
Decade Made: 1840-1849
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 2004.18
Object Credit: Museum purchase M. Finkel and Daughter
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 16.20 H x 16.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 19.50 H x 19.50 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 2
Dividing Lines: 8
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Personal name, Personal initials, Date, , Vowel series, Verse, Maker signature, Motto or aphorism
Text medium: Stitched
Seek wisdom 1843
AEIOUWY are vowels.
Down in a green and shady bed
A modest violet grew,
Its stalk was bent it hung its head
as if to hide itself from view.
Susan E Shuford's Sampler. L.N.C
wrought in her 11th year AD 1843
Perseverance      & Industry
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Brown, Green, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Four sided, Straight, herring bone
Thread Count: Vertical: 32
Horizontal: 35

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
cemetery records
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State cemetery records
Death Date:
cemetery records
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
Uncertain
Parents:
North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2004
cemetery records
cemetery records
North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979 and cemetery records Old White Cemetery Lincolnton, Lincoln, North Carolina
North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979 and cemetery records Old White Cemetery Lincolnton, Lincoln, North Carolina
North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979 and cemetery records Old White Cemetery Lincolnton, Lincoln, North Carolina
Marriages:
Spouse:
North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979
Birth:
cemetery records
Death:
cemtery records Glenwood Cemetery Houston Texas
Date:
North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979
Place:
North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979
Children:
Kate ColdingBirth: Jul. 5, 1862Death: Apr. 3, 1944
Joseph L. ColdingBirth: 1865Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: M. Finkel and 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

Title: Creating the Ideal Home, 1800-1939: Comfort and Convenience in America
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Oct. 4, 2013 – Aug. 8, 2015

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