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
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
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:
cemetery records
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: cemetery records
State: South Carolina
Death Date:
cemetery records
Death Location:
cemetery records
husband was a protestant minister
Mother: Margaret Weimer
Ancestry.com family trees
Boyd Family Information Center
International Genealogical Index family group record
International Genealogical Index family group record
Boyd Family Information Center
cemetery records Marion Methodist Churchyard, Marion County, South Carolina
cemetery records Marion Methodist Churchyard, Marion County, South Carolina
Boyd Family Information Center
Boyd Family Information Center
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

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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