Object Details

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Anna Lyford, 1806

Sampler Archive ID: SA000135
Maker: Anna Lyford
Maker Birthplace: Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Northfield, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Year Made: 1806
Decade Made: 1800-1809
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 2462
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 17.20 H x 17.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 21.00 H x 21.00 W (inches)
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: 1
Dividing Lines: 6
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Anna Lyford's samplar
wrought in the 13th year of her age August 27th AD 1806
Motifs/Symbols: Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: Landscape
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread:
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Pink, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Long and short, Satin, , bullion
Thread Count: Vertical: 35
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
History of the Town the Canterbury New Hampshire 1727-1912 by James Otis Lyford
Birth Location:
History of the Town the Canterbury New Hampshire 1727-1912 by James Otis Lyford
County: History of the Town the Canterbury New Hampshire 1727-1912 by James Otis Lyford
State History of the Town the Canterbury New Hampshire 1727-1912 by James Otis Lyford
Death Date:
History of the Town the Canterbury New Hampshire 1727-1912 by James Otis Lyford
Death Location:
family history
Religion:
Protestant
Parents:
History of the Town the Canterbury New Hampshire 1727-1912 by James Otis Lyford
History of the Town the Canterbury New Hampshire 1727-1912 by James Otis Lyford
History of the Town the Canterbury New Hampshire 1727-1912 by James Otis Lyford
History of the Town the Canterbury New Hampshire 1727-1912 by James Otis Lyford
History of the Town the Canterbury New Hampshire 1727-1912 by James Otis Lyford
History of the Town the Canterbury New Hampshire 1727-1912 by James Otis Lyford
Marriages:
Spouse:
History of the Town the Canterbury New Hampshire 1727-1912 by James Otis Lyford
Birth:
History of Northfield, New Hampshire 1780-1905: In Two Parts with Many Biographical Sketches and Portraits Also Pictures of Public Buildings and Private Residences. Mrs. Lucy Rogers Hill Cross Rumfor
Death:
History of Northfield, New Hampshire 1780-1905: In Two Parts with Many Biographical Sketches and Portraits Also Pictures of Public Buildings and Private Residences. Mrs. Lucy Rogers Hill Cross Rumfor
Date:
History of Northfield, New Hampshire 1780-1905: In Two Parts with Many Biographical Sketches and Portraits Also Pictures of Public Buildings and Private Residences. Mrs. Lucy Rogers Hill Cross Rumfor
Place:
History of Northfield, New Hampshire 1780-1905: In Two Parts with Many Biographical Sketches and Portraits Also Pictures of Public Buildings and Private Residences. Mrs. Lucy Rogers Hill Cross Rumfor
Children:
Thomas Lyford MorrisonBirth: Jan. 17, 1815Death: Dec. 11, 1899
Amos Hanaford MorrisonBirth: May 26, 1819Death: Sep. 20, 1900
Obadiah Hall Morrison [twin]Birth: Mar. 17, 1823Death: Dec. 24, 1875
Mary Hall Morrison [twin]Birth: Mar. 17, 1823Death: 1825
Liba Conant MorrisonBirth: May 13, 1828Death: Jul. 11, 1900
Birth: May 6, 1832Death: Jul. 5, 1891
Robert Gray MorrisonBirth: Apr. 16, 1817Death: Jun. 13, 1866

Object History

Previous Owners:
Conservation:

Conservator: Cynthia Gompert
Date: 1989
Actions:
Other actions: cleaned and re framed

Exhibitions: Title: Youth is the Time for Progress: The Importance of American Schoolgirl Art, 1780-1860
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Dec. 5, 1997 – May 4, 1998

Title: Home and Country: Quilts and Samplers from the DAR Museum Collection
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Oct. 8, 2004 – Apr. 30, 2005

Literature:

Author(s): Olive Blair Graffam
Title: Youth is the Time for Progress: The Importance Of American Schoolgirl Art, 1780-1860
Publication/Publisher: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Date: 1998

Author(s): Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett
Title: A Century of Samplers from the DAR Museum Collections
Publication/Publisher: The Decorator Magazine
Date: 1973

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