Object Details

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Sarah Jane Ridge, 1848

Sampler Archive ID: SA000119
Maker: Sarah Jane Ridge
Maker Birthplace: Lafayette County, Missouri
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Lafayette County, Missouri
School/Teacher:Miss Lent, Dover Acadamy
Year Made: 1848
Decade Made: 1840-1849
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 2005.31
Object Credit: Gift of Maryjane M. Petersen
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 19.00 H x 15.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 22.50 H x 19.00 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 10
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Place name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Wrought by Sarah J. Ridge. in her 12th
year under the tuition of Miss. Lent.
Dover Academy. July 4th 1848.
Motifs/Symbols: Geometric
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Wool
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Red, Tan
Thread Condition:
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Queen or rococo
Thread Count: Vertical: 24
Horizontal: 24

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object and family records
Birthdate:
DAR lineage
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: Lafayette
State family history
Death Date:
tombstone
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
Uncertain
Parents:
cemetery records
Birth:
Death:
cemetery records
Birth: Death:
Marriages:
Spouse: Lucien M. MajorBirth:
History Of Lafayette County Missouri 1881
Death:
cemetery records
Date:
History Of Lafayette County Missouri 1881
Place:
History Of Lafayette County Missouri 1881
Children:
Eugene MajorBirth: uncertainDeath:
Mary Elizabeth MajorBirth: uncertainDeath:
ScruggsBirth: uncertainDeath:
William H. MajorBirth: 1854Death:
Mary E. MajorBirth: 1858Death:
Lucien S. MajorBirth: 1860Death:
Weightman MajorBirth: 1862Death:
Isaac MajorBirth: 1866 Death:
Georgia MajorBirth: 1866 or 1869Death:
Joseph MajorBirth: 1872Death:
Ada MajorBirth: 1875Death:
Earl MajorBirth: 1877Death:
Mary E. MajorBirth: 1858Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Maryjane M. Petersen
Relation to maker: Great Grandaughter

Conservation:

Conservator: Julia Brennan
Date: 2006
Actions:
Other actions: Remounted

Exhibitions: 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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