Object Details

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Mary Jane Hales, c. 1869

Sampler Archive ID: SA000131
Maker: Mary Jane Hales
Maker Birthplace: Tuolumne County, California
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Tuolumne, Tuolumne County, California
Year Made: c. 1869
Decade Made: 1860-1869
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 2008.9
Object Credit: Museum purchase M. Finkel & Daughter
Contributor: DAR Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 14.50 H x 10.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 16.20 H x 12.20 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 4
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Maker signature, Motto or aphorism
Text medium: Stitched
Remember Me
Mary Jane Hales Work
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk Wool
Thread Colors Front: Brown, Green, Red, White
Thread Condition:
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet
Thread Count: Vertical: 30
Horizontal: 30

Maker History

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Birth Name:
census records
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: census records
State census records
Death Date:
California, Death Index, 1905-1939
Death Location:
California, Death Index, 1905-1939
census records
census records
family history
Census records
census records
Death: 1858
Spouse: James TrevithickBirth:
1851 England Census, Ancestry.com family trees
Ancestry.com family trees
family history, Ancestry.com family trees
Spouse: Aleck Arthur DavisBirth:
census records,cemetery records Sonora City Cemetery, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California
California, Death Index, 1905-1939
Place: uncertain
Emily May TrevithickBirth: 1875Death: 1950
Richard TrevithickBirth: 1877Death: 1937
Hattie Louise TrevithickBirth: 1889Death: 1964
Athol James TrevithickBirth: 1883Death: 1925
Thelma DavisBirth: 1901Death:
Richard DavisBirth: 1898Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Trevithick family
Relation to maker: descendants

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


Author(s): National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Title: DAR Calendar 2009
Publication/Publisher: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Date: 2009

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