Object Details

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Sinclair Massy, 1860

Sampler Archive ID: SA000132
Maker: Sinclair Massy
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Year Made: 1860
Decade Made: 1860-1869
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 2009.16.1
Object Credit: Museum purchase Finkel & Daughter
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 19.70 H x 12.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 22.00 H x 14.50 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: 12
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Place name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Sinclair Massy Detroit
 Michigan, 1860
Motifs/Symbols:
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Wool
Thread Colors Front: Green, Purple, Red
Thread Condition:
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross
Thread Count: Vertical: 26
Horizontal: 26

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
census records
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
Death Location: uncertain
Religion:
enrolled in Catholic school, known nuns in the family
Parents:
Mother: uncertain
Birth:
Death:
Father: uncertainBirth: Death:
Marriages:
Spouse: Daniel HickeyBirth:
census records
Death:
Deaths and Burial Index for Michigan 1867-1895
Date: uncertainPlace:
Children:
Kate HickeyBirth: 1867Death:
Hugh HickeyBirth: 1869Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: M. Finkel & Daughter
Relation to maker: none/dealer

Conservation:
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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