Object Details

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Sarah Diamond, 1770

Sampler Archive ID: SA000138
Maker: Sarah Diamond
Maker Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Maker Age: 19-20+ years
Place Made: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Year Made: 1770
Decade Made: 1770-1779
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 3656
Object Credit: Gift of Lydia Cogswell McKown
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 15.20 H x 7.37 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 17.20 H x 9.75 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 2
Dividing Lines: 7
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Personal name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Sarah Diamond
1770
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human figure
Scenes/Pictures: Landscape
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Brown, Green, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Chain, Eyelet, Long and short, Satin, Stem
Thread Count: Vertical: 27
Horizontal: 25

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Birth Location:
City: Boston
County: Suffolk
State Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Death Date:
Colonial Albany Social History Project.
Death Location:
Colonial Albany Social History Project.
Religion:
Colonial Albany Social History Project.
Parents:
bible record
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Bible record
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cemetery records
Marriages:
Spouse:
Bible records
Birth:
Bible record, Colonial Albany Social History Project.
Death:
Colonial Albany Social History Project, Ancestry.com family tree
Date:
Ancestry.com family tree
Place:
Ancestry.com family tree
Children:
John JohnstonBirth: Death:
Hannah JohnstonBirth: Sep. 29, 1781Death:
Thomas Smith JohnstonBirth: Nov. 29, 1783Death:
Sarah JohnstonBirth: Feb. 27, 1786Death:
Elizabeth JohnstonBirth: Nov. 27, 1788Death:
Thomas D. JohnstonBirth: May 21, 1791Death:
John F JohnstonBirth: Aug. 8, 1794Death:
John W. JohnstonBirth: Jun. 9, 1797Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Lydia Cogswell McKown
Relation to maker: great, great granddaughter

Conservation:

Conservator: Julia Brennan
Date: 2005
Actions:
Other actions: Stabilized and remounted for reframing

Exhibitions: Title: Crafting a Nation
Host: Washington Antiques Show
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Jan. 5, 1987 – Jan. 12, 1987

Title: Women's History
Host: Office of the Historian General, DAR.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Apr. 8, 1992- Oct. 19, 1992

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: 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

Literature:

Author(s): Olive Blair Graffam
Title: By, For, and Of the People: Folk Art and Americana at the DAR Museum
Publication/Publisher: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Date: 2012

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): Gloria Seaman Allen
Title: Young Misses Often Mark Their Names With Care: Regional Samplers from the DAR Museum
Publication/Publisher: Washington Antiques Show Catalog
Date: 1987

Author(s): Elizabeth Donaghy Garrett
Title: American Samplers and Needlework Pictures in the DAR Museum, Part I: 1739-1806
Publication/Publisher: The Magazine Antiques, pp. 356-364
Date: Feb. 1974

Author(s): Gladys Hunkins Webster
Title: Behold This Early Sampler
Publication/Publisher: American Collector Magazine
Date: May 1947

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