Object Details

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Louisa Martha Vanlaw, 1834

Sampler Archive ID: SA000120
Maker: Louisa Martha Vanlaw
Maker Birthplace: Belmont County, Ohio
Maker Age: 16-18 years
Place Made: Chesterhill, Morgan County, Ohio
Year Made: 1834
Decade Made: 1830-1839
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 2005.48
Object Credit: Museum purchase M. Finkel and Daughter
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 17.20 H x 16.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 19.50 H x 19.00 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Personal initials, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Count that day lost whose low descending sun
Views from thy hand no worthy actions done
Louisa Martha Vanlaw's Sampler 1834
An Emblem
of love
RS
MRC
MVS
SV
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Geometric, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: Domestic, house & yard
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Green, Red
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet
Thread Count: Vertical: 38
Horizontal: 38

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. IV
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. IV
State Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. IV
Death Date:
cemetery records
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
Quaker records Stillwater Monthly Meeting Ohio
Parents:
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 [
cemetery records
U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
cemetery records
Marriages:
Spouse:
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Birth:
U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I–VI, 1607–1943
Death:
Cemetery records Hopewell Cemetery, Linn County Iowa
Date:
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Place:
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Children:
John V. DoudnaBirth: Nov. 19, 1843Death:
Martha DoudnaBirth: Mar. 14, 1846Death:
Mary DoudnaBirth: Jan. 19, 1851Death:
Edwin DoudnaBirth: Jul. 10, 1853Death:
Thomas E. DoudnaBirth: Mar. 5, 1859Death:
Sarah DoudnaBirth: Feb. 22, 1845Death:
Edwin DoudnaBirth: Jul. 10, 1853Death:
Eliza Ann DoudnaBirth: Jun. 9, 1848Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: William and Joyce Subjack
Relation to maker: none

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

Name: Erma Doudna Stone
Relation to maker: great grandaughter

Name: Erma May Derby Waidder
Relation to maker: Great, great neice

Conservation:
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

Literature:

Author(s): Sue Studebaker
Title: Ohio is My Dwelling Place: Schoolgirl Embroideries, 1800-1850
Publication/Publisher: Ohio University Press
Date: 2002

Author(s): Olive Blair Graffam
Title: Telling Their Stories: 19th Century Samplers and Silk Needlework
Publication/Publisher: Samplings, M. Finkel and Daughter
Date: 2008

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