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Ann West, 1787

Sampler Archive ID: SA000143
Maker: Ann West
Maker Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Year Made: 1787
Decade Made: 1780-1789
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 47.158
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, Family Record or Register, pictorial
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 17.50 H x 17.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 20.50 H x 20.50 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 1
Dividing Lines: 21
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Verse, Maker signature, Family genealogy
Text medium: Stitched
Charles West And Hannah His Wife Was Married The 4 the 4
Month 1752.
Neglect Not Thou T
hy Doing Well
But Strive In Virtue
To Excel
Let Virtue Be Thy
Only Guide
And That Will
Keep The Out Of
Pride
If Thou Knowest
Christ Thou Kneed
No Little More
If Not Alls Lost
Which Thou Hast
Learnt Before
Names And Ages Of Their Children
Isaac West Was Born 7 Mo 1 dy 1753
Hannah West Was Born 5 mo 20 dy 1755
Sarah West Was Born 6 Mo 25 dy 1757
Prudence West Was Born 7 mo 16 dy 1759
Charles West Was Born 8 mo 22 dy 1761
Lydia West Was Born 10 mo 29 dy 1763
Elizabeth West Was Born 4 mo 16 dy 1766
Mary West Was Born 8 mo 10 dy 1769
Samuel West Was Born 4 mo 13 dy 1772
Ann West Was Born 5 mo 25 dy 1774
Oh If My Mind
Should Be Incli
nd This Would
Increase My Fe
ar Lord From
Above
Thou God Of
Love Reveal
Thy Counsel
Near
Ann West Her
Work Finished In
The Thirteenth Year
Of Her Age 1787
Heaven Is a Flower That Fadeth aWay But Virtue Is a Thing That Will Never Decay Almighty God
Thy Precius Eye Strikes Through The Shades Of Night and Our Most Secret action Lie All Open To His
[S]ight Lord at thy feet ashamd i lie upward
i dare not look pardon my sins before i die
And blot them from thy book
Remember all the dying pains that my redeemer
felt and let his blood wash out m[y] stains
and answer for my guilt O may i now for
ever fear to indulge a singful thought
Since the great god can see and hear
and writes down every fault
glory to thee who safe hast kept and hast
refreshd me while i slept
Motifs/Symbols: Birds and insects, Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Brown, Green, Pink, Red, Tan
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Slight loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Tent
Thread Count: Vertical: 46
Horizontal: 50

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
object, Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
Birth Location:
Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
County: Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
State Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
Death Date:
Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
Death Location:
Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
Religion:
object,Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
Parents:
object,Quaker Meeting Records
Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935,Colonial Families of Philadelphia, Volume 1 edited by John Woolf Jordan
Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
object
Colonial Families of Philadelphia, Volume 1 edited by John Woolf Jordan
Quaker Meeting Records,Colonial Families of Philadelphia, Volume 1 edited by John Woolf Jordan
Marriages:
Spouse:
Colonial Families of Philadelphia, Volume 1 edited by John Woolf Jordan
Birth:
Colonial Families of Philadelphia, Volume 1 edited by John Woolf Jordan
Death:
U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
Date:
U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
Place:
U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
Children:
Hannah West JenksBirth: Sep. 28, 1772Death: Sep. 9, 1855
Ann West JenksBirth: Mar. 14, 1814Death: 1892

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Marion Terhune
Relation to maker: uncertain

Conservation:

Conservator: Virginia Pledger
Date: 1987
Actions: mounted on acid-free board, reframed

Exhibitions: Title: Museum Gallery
Host: DAR Museum Washington, D.C.
Date: Dec. 1973

Title: Textile Cases
Host: DAR Museum Washington, D.C.
Date: Jan. 1976 - Apr. 1976

Title: Recent Acquisitions
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: May 1, 1982 – Oct. 1, 1982

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

Title: In the Style of the Signers: The Decorative Arts of Philadelphia
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Mar. 23, 1987 – Jul. 5, 1987

Literature:

Author(s): Gloria Seaman Allen
Title: Young Misses Often Mark Their Names with Care: Regional Samplers from the DAR Museum
Publication/Publisher: The 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): Elizabeth Donaghy Garrett
Title: A Century of Samplers from the DAR Museum
Publication/Publisher: The Decorator Magazine
Date: Fall 1973

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