Object Details

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Rachel Bell Pooser, 1824

Sampler Archive ID: SA000128
Maker: Rachel Bell Pooser
Maker Birthplace: Orange County, South Carolina
Maker Age: 16-18 years
Place Made: Orangeburg, Orangeburg County, South Carolina
Year Made: 1824
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 2007.28
Object Credit: Museum purchase M. Finkel & Daughter
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 21.20 H x 21.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 23.50 H x 24.00 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 1
Dividing Lines: 4
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Biblical scripture, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Like as a father Pitieth his children, so the LORD Pitieth them that fear him.
 Rachel Bell Pooser
Wrought this Sampler
  June 14, 1824
  aged 17 Years
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures:
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Green, Red, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet
Thread Count: Vertical: 42
Horizontal: 42

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
cemetery records
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: cemetery records
State: South Carolina
Death Date:
cemetery records
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
husband was a protestant minister
Parents:
Mother: Margaret Weimer
Ancestry.com family trees
Death:
Boyd Family Information Center
International Genealogical Index family group record
International Genealogical Index family group record
Marriages:
Spouse:
Boyd Family Information Center
Birth:
cemetery records Marion Methodist Churchyard, Marion County, South Carolina
Death:
cemetery records Marion Methodist Churchyard, Marion County, South Carolina
Date:
Boyd Family Information Center
Place:
Boyd Family Information Center
Children:
Elizabeth PooserBirth: uncertainDeath:
Sarah Ann PooserBirth: Sep. 26, 1831Death: Sep. 9, 1920
Robert Watson PooserBirth: May 27, 1833Death: Aug. 10, 1900
Charles Wesley PooserBirth: Mar. 27, 1835Death: May 2, 1863
Mary Eliza PooserBirth: Feb. 1838Death: Mar. 10, 1915
John A. PooserBirth: Mar. 3, 1848Death:

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

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