Object Details

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Mary A. Massey, 1860

Sampler Archive ID: SA000133
Maker: Mary A. Massey
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
School/Teacher:Trinity School, Detroit Michigan
Year Made: 1860
Decade Made: 1860-1869
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 2009.16.2
Object Credit: Museum purchase Finkel & Daughter
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 12.20 H x 7.75 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 14.00 H x 9.75 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Place name, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
   Mary A Massy
Trinity School 1860
      Detroit
Motifs/Symbols:
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Wool
Thread Colors Front: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Red
Thread Condition:
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross
Thread Count: Vertical: 30
Horizontal: 35

Maker History

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Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
Death Location: uncertain
Religion:
Catholic
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Death:
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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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