Object Details

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Henrietta E. Bedell, 1836

Sampler Archive ID: SA000130
Maker: Henrietta E. Bedell
Maker Birthplace: New Baltimore, Greene County, New York
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: New Baltimore, Greene County, New York
Year Made: 1836
Decade Made: 1830-1839
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 2008.31.2
Object Credit: Gift of John S. Beach
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 17.70 H x 17.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 21.50 H x 21.00 W (inches)
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: 1
Dividing Lines: 7
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Place name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Written on the blank leaf of a ladys Bible 
When thy beauty shall fade as tis certain it must
And thy youth as it flies steals the bloom which it gave
When the cold hand of Death shall consign thee to dust
And the wild flower bloom on the clod of thy grave

If this volume of Heaven has been thy delight 
If thy offering of praise to its God have ascended 
If thy prayers have encircled the throne of his might 
And the tear of repentance in love thou hast blended
Henreitta E Bedell
AE 13 years born 8th month 24 1823
New Baltimore 1836
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Geometric, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Green, Pink, Red, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Queen or rococo, Satin
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
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Birthdate:
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Birth Location:
City: New Baltimore
County: Greene
State: New York
Death Date:
Death Location:
census records
Religion:
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Parents:
Mother: Mary Bedell
Ancestry.com family trees
Death:
cemetery records Stanton Hill Cemetery, New Baltimore, Greene County, New York
cemetery records Stanton Hill Cemetery, New Baltimore, Greene County, New York
cemetery records Stanton Hill Cemetery, New Baltimore, Greene County, New York
Marriages:
Spouse:
Records of the Dorland family in America embracing the principal branches Dorland, Dorlon, Dorlan, Durland, Durling in the United States and Canada, sprung from Jan Gerreste Dorlandt, Holland emigrant
Birth:
cemetery records Lakeside Rural Cemetery, Bernard's Bay, Oswego County NY
Death:
cemetery records Lakeside Rural Cemetery, Bernard's Bay, Oswego County NY
Date: February 1, 1843Place: New York
Children:
Alving DorlandBirth: Oct. 5, 1844Death: Aug. 23, 1882
Edgar DorlandBirth: Jan. 7, 1848Death: Oct. 22, 1848
Alfred DorlandBirth: Sep. 4, 1858Death: Apr. 27, 1859

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: John S. Beach
Relation to maker: nephew

Conservation:

Conservator: Julia Brennan
Date: 2009
Actions:
Other actions: Cleaned and remounted

Exhibitions: Title: By, For, and Of the People: Folk Art and Americana at the DAR Museum
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Oct. 7, 2011 – Sep. 2, 2012

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