Object Details

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Susannah McClure, 1858

Sampler Archive ID: SA000127
Maker: Susannah McClure
Maker Birthplace: Des Moines County, Iowa
Maker Age: 16-18 years
Place Made: Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
School/Teacher:Iowa School for the Deaf
Year Made: 1858
Decade Made: 1850-1859
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 2007.27
Object Credit: Museum purchase M. Finkel & Daughter
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 16.70 H x 17.70 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 19.20 H x 20.00 W (inches)
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 5
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Memorial, There are several names on the sampler. Connection to maker uncertain
Text medium: Stitched
Cynthia A
Lizzie & Edwin Ha
Susannah McClure aged 18 1858
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Floral and plant, Geometric
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk Wool
Thread Colors Front: Black, Brown, Green, Red, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Slight loss
Text: Slight loss
Symbols: Slight loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Satin, herring bone
Thread Count: Vertical: 26
Horizontal: 24

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
object, DAR files
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: Des Moines
State: Iowa
Death Date:
Iowa Gravestones Index
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
Uncertain
Parents:
U.S. Special Census on Deaf Family Marriages and Hearing Relatives, 1888-1895
DAR lineage
DAR lineage
census records, U.S. Special Census on Deaf Family Marriages and Hearing Relatives, 1888-1895
census records
U.S. Special Census on Deaf Family Marriages and Hearing Relatives, 1888-1895
Marriages:
Spouse: Conrad ZorbaughBirth:
cemetery records Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa
Death:
cemetery records Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa
Date:
U.S. Special Census on Deaf Family Marriages and Hearing Relatives, 1888-1895. Iowa, Select Marriages, 1851-1900
Place:
U.S. Special Census on Deaf Family Marriages and Hearing Relatives, 1888-1895
Children:
Charles Louis ZorbaughBirth: Jan. 5, 1867Death:
Mary Annette ZorbaughBirth: Aug. 12, 1869Death: 1879
Grace Stone M. ZorbaughBirth: Mar. 29, 1872Death:
tombstone
John Conrad ZorbaughBirth: Nov. 6, 1873Death: Mar. 1875
Annie Laura ZorbaughBirth: Mar. 8, 1876Death: 1879
Elizabeth Cynthia ZorbaughBirth: Jan. 23, 1879Death:
Francis Marion ZorbaughBirth: Jul. 5, 1881Death: 1940

Object History

Previous Owners:

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

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): Olive Blair Graffam
Title: Susannah's World: A Rare Sampler from the DAR Museum
Publication/Publisher: DAR Museum Website (blog post)
Date: August 23, 2016

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