Object Details

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Mary E. Griggs, 1831

Sampler Archive ID: SA000144
Maker: Mary E. Griggs
Maker Birthplace: Orange County, New York
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: probably Cornwall, Orange County, New York
Year Made: 1831
Decade Made: 1830-1839
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 48.75
Object Credit: Gift of Alice Grigg
Contributor: DAR Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 16.00 H x 16.70 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 19.20 H x 20.20 W (inches)
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Tho youth may fade with all its bloom
And nervous strength decline
Yet age shall yield a rich perfume
If Innocence be thine
Mary E Griggs
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Green, Red, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross
Thread Count: Vertical: 32
Horizontal: 32

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: family history
State: New York
Death Date:
family history
Death Location: unknown
family history
family history
Death: 1869
family history
census records
family history

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Alice Grigg
Relation to maker: Niece


Conservator: Cynthia Gompert
Date: 1997
Other actions: Remounted on archival materials for storage 1997 Mounted for framing 2004

Conservator: Julia Brennan
Date: 2004
Other actions: Remounted on archival materials for storage 1997 Mounted for framing 2004

Exhibitions: 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


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