Object Details

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Clarissa Dyer, 1820

Sampler Archive ID: SA000129
Maker: Clarissa Dyer
Maker Birthplace: Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Maker Age: 16-18 years
Place Made: Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine
School/Teacher:Canaan School
Year Made: 1820
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 2008.1.2
Object Credit: Gift of Rolfe Towle Teague
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, Family Record or Register
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 18.20 H x 16.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 20.20 H x 18.50 W (inches)
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: 3
Dividing Lines: 15
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Personal name, Place name, Date, Verse, Biblical scripture, Maker signature, Family genealogy
Text medium: Stitched
The Lord is good a strong
hold in the day of trouble
and he knoweth them that 
trust in him.
Asa Dyer 
was born at
Abington
July 27, 1773
     Asa Dyer
and Mehitable Cham
berlin were married at 
Abington Sept. 10, 1801
Mehitible Cha
mberlin was born
at Plymton
Sept 10 1780
Names    Births   M      D    Y
Clarissa Dyer     Jan    14   1804
John     Dyer     Dec    31   1805
Elbridge Dyer     April  21   1808
Quincy   Dyer     Oct     9   1810
Chandler Dyer     Sept.  30   1812
William  Dyer     March  22   1818
Isaac    Dyer     Nov     1   1820
The heart that
bleeds for others
woe
Shall feel each
selfish sorrow 
less
That breast that
happiness bestows
Reflected happi
ness shall bless
Marked by Clarissa Dyer
at Canaan School 1820
Motifs/Symbols: Birds and insects, Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: Landscape
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Green, Red, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Half cross
Thread Count: Vertical: 90
Horizontal: 75

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
object
Birth Location:
Vital Records of the Town of Abington, Plymouth, Mass. Births, Deaths, Marriages (to 1850)
County: Plymouth
State: Massachusetts
Death Date:
cemetery records North Cemetery, Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine
Death Location:
cemetery records North Cemetery, Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine
Religion:
Uncertain
Parents:
object
object, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Skowhegan on the Kennebec, Louisa Helen Coburn pub 1941
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Skowhegan on the Kennebec, Louisa Helen Coburn pub 1941
Marriages:
Spouse:
cemetery records North Cemetery, Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine
Birth:
Vital Records of the Town of Abington, Plymouth, Mass. Births, Deaths, Marriages (to 1850)
Death:
cemetery records North Cemetery, Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine
Date:
Ancestry of William Dyer, "The Abington pioneer"..Ebeneser Alden Dyer Dyer Association, 1911
Place:
Children:
Hannah ReedBirth: 1832Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Rolfe Towle Teague
Relation to maker: none

Conservation:

Conservator: uncertain
Date: before 2008
Actions:
Other actions: remounted and placed in new frame

Exhibitions: Title: Gallery
Host: DAR Museum
Date: 2010

Literature:

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