Object Details

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Mary Vickers Wilson, 1828

Sampler Archive ID: SA000145
Maker: Mary Vickers Wilson
Maker Birthplace: New Jersey
Maker Age: 7-9 years
Place Made: Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey
Year Made: 1828
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 51.25
Object Credit: Gift of Mary C. Chevrier
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, Memorial or Mourning Picture, Coat of Arms, Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery Crochet
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 23.00 H x 22.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 28.00 H x 27.00 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Place name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Be Christ my pattern, and my guide!
His image may I bear!
O may I tread his sacred steps:
And his bright glories share!
                      Enfield.
Mary V. Wilson.Aged 9 Years.
Trenton.August the 25, 1828
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Architectural, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human figure, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: Landscape, Mourning or memorial
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Brown, Green, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: Paint
Stitch Types: Chain, Half cross, Knotted, Satin, Stem, Straight, split, couching,seed
Thread Count: Vertical: 28
Horizontal: 27

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
cemetery records Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State family history
Death Date:
Cemetery records
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
Uncertain
Parents:
Genealogical and Personal Memorial of Mercer County, New Jersey: Volume 1
Birth: c. 1795
census records
family history
Genealogical and Personal Memorial of Mercer County, New Jersey: Volume 1
Genealogical and Personal Memorial of Mercer County, New Jersey: Volume 1
Marriages:
Spouse: Charles ScottBirth:
cemetery records Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey
Death:
cemetery records Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey
Date: March 10, 1841Place:
Children:
Anna Elizabeth ScottBirth: 1841Death: Jan. 6, 1921
Emma W ScottBirth: 1843Death:
Lewis Winfield ScottBirth: 1847Death: 1921

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Anna Elizabeth Scott Chevrier [1841-1921]
Relation to maker: daughter

Name: Robert Scudder Chevier [1873-1950] and Mary C. Moorehead [1872-1945]
Relation to maker: grandson and wife

Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: Pride Before a Fall: Death and Dueling in the 19th Century
Host: Decatur House
Location: Washington D.C.
Date: Mar. 22, 1995 – Apr. 30, 1995

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 Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Oct. 8, 2004 – Apr. 30, 2005

Literature:

Author(s): Olive Blair Graffam
Title: Learning is an Ornament: Schoolgirl Art and Education 1770 - 1850
Publication/Publisher: Piecework Magazine
Date: Sep. 2004

Author(s): Dan Campanelli, Marty Campanelli
Title: A Sampling of Hunterdon County Needlework: The Motifs, the Makers, and their Stories
Publication/Publisher: Hunterdon County Historical Society
Date: Jan. 2013

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

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