Object Details

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Sarah Ann Wirshing, 1845

Sampler Archive ID: SA000123
Maker: Sarah Ann Wirshing
Maker Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Maker Age: 7-9 years
Place Made: Possibly Pennsylvania
Year Made: 1845
Decade Made: 1840-1849
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 2006.24.1
Object Credit: Gift of Kim Muller-Thym
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 17.20 H x 18.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 21.50 H x 12.20 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 5
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Personal initials, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Sarah Ann Wirshing
Aged 8 Years May 12th
FmWb 1845 EW
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Motifs/Symbols: Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
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Loss:
Thread: Silk Wool Cotton
Thread Colors Front: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Red, Tan
Thread Condition: Borders: Slight loss
Text: Slight loss
Symbols: Slight loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Satin
Thread Count: Vertical: 42
Horizontal: 32

Maker History

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Alvin A. HutchinsonBirth:
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Charles D. HutchinsonBirth:
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Harvey H HutchinsonBirth:
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Ella Biron HutchinsonBirth:
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Sarah Ann HutchinsonBirth: 1864Death:
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Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Kim Muller-Thym
Relation to maker: uncertain

Conservation:

Conservator: Julia Brennan
Date: 2008
Actions:
Other actions: Cleaned and 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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