Object Details

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Melissa Cory, c. 1825

Sampler Archive ID: SA000137
Maker: Melissa Cory
Maker Birthplace: Honey Creek, Seneca County, Ohio
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Honey Creek, Clark County, Ohio
Year Made: 1815
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 3295
Object Credit: Gift of Martha Stafford Neff
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 16.00 H x 15.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 19.20 H x 19.20 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 8
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Place name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Aged. 10
Melissa Cory was born
at honey creek Feb the 22 1815
Motifs/Symbols: Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Red, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Slight loss
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Long arm cross
Thread Count: Vertical: 32
Horizontal: 27

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
object, cemetery records
Birth Location:
object
County: Seneca
State: Ohio
Death Date:
cemetery records
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
Uncertain
Parents:
Warren County Historical Society
cemetery records
Warren County Historical Society, cemetery records
Warren County Historical Society
cemetery records
Warren County Historical Society
Marriages:
Spouse:
cemetery records
Birth:
cemetery records New Carlisle Cemetery, Clark County Ohio
Death:
cemetery records New Carlisle Cemetery, Clark County Ohio
Date:
Warren County Historical Society
Place:
Warren County Historical Society
Children:
Hannah M StaffordBirth: 1835Death: Feb. 20, 1913
David Cory StaffordBirth: 1839Death:
Elnathan StaffordBirth: Apr. 6, 1846Death: Dec. 3, 1919
Martha M. StaffordBirth: 1852Death: 1931
Nancy StaffordBirth: 1845Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Martha Stafford Neff
Relation to maker: daughter

Conservation:

Conservator: Michele Pagan
Date: 2004
Actions:
Other actions: Remounted on new stretcher bars, returned to existing frame for exhibition in 1988. Remounted and returned to frame 2004.

Conservator: Cynthia Gompert
Date: 1988
Actions:
Other actions: Remounted on new stretcher bars, returned to existing frame for exhibition in 1988. Remounted and returned to frame 2004.

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

Title: Telling Their Stories: 19th Century Samplers and Silk Needlework
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Apr. 11, 2008 – Aug. 30, 2008

Title: A Basket of Flowers
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Apr. 23, 1979 – Jul. 31, 1979

Title: Ohio Samplers: School Girl Embroideries, 1803-1850
Host: Warren County Historical Society Museum
Location: Lebanon, Ohio
Date: 1988

Literature:

Author(s): Sue Studebaker
Title: Ohio Samplers: School Girl Embroideries, 1803-1850
Publication/Publisher: Warren County Historical Society
Date: 1988

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