Object Details

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Cassandanna Hetzel, 1823

Sampler Archive ID: SA000141
Maker: Cassandanna Hetzel
Maker Birthplace: probably Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Maker Age: 19-20+ years
Place Made: Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
School/Teacher:Mrs. Leah Meguier's School
Year Made: 1823
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 4503
Object Credit: Gift of Margaret Riviere Hetzel Pendleton
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 17.00 H x 17.70 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 21.20 H x 22.20 W (inches)
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Place name, Date, Verse, Maker signature, Family genealogy
Text medium: Stitched
Cassandanna Het
zel a daughter of Iohn
and Mary Hetzel
was born in Mifflin
Town Iuly 12 18[02]
and wrought this
sampler in Harrisburg
in Mrs Leah Meguiers
School Iuly 22 1823
when I am dead and in my grave and all
bones are rotten when [damaged letters] you see remember me le [damage]
should be forgotten
Cassandanna Het
zel is my name
Harrisburg is my
Habitation Harris
burg is my dwelling 
place and Christ is 
my salvation the rose
is red the leaves are
green the days is
past that i have seen
Motifs/Symbols: Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human figure, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: Landscape
Ground: Muslin backed with linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Brown, Green, Red, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Chain, Knotted, Long and short, Satin, Stem, split stitch
Thread Count: Vertical: 90
Horizontal: 73

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
object
Birth Location:
City: probably Harrisburg
County: Dauphin
State: Pennsylvania
Death Date:
Death Location: uncertain
Religion:
Parents:
DAR lineage
DAR lineage
Death:
DAR lineage and object
DAR lineage
family history
Marriages:
Children:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Margaret Riviere Hetzel Pendleton
Relation to maker: niece

Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: America Mourns
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Dec. 1976 – Feb. 1977

Title: Folk Arts and Crafts of the Susquehanna and Chenango River Valley
Host: Roberson Center for the Arts and Sciences
Location: Binghamton, NY
Date: 1978

Title: Welcome Little Stranger
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Sep. 8, 1976 – Nov. 30, 1976

Title: Sampler Exhibit: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Host: DAR Musuem
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: May 1982

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 Musuem
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): Elizabeth Donaghy Garrett
Title: The Arts of Independence
Publication/Publisher: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Date: 1985

Author(s): Elizabeth Donaghy Garrett
Title: American Samplers and Needlework Pictures in the DAR Museum Part II: 1806-1840
Publication/Publisher: The Magazine Antiques, pp. 699-701
Date: Apr. 1975

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