Object Details

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Martha Smith, 1824

Sampler Archive ID: SA000147
Maker: Martha Smith
Maker Birthplace: Virginia
Maker Age: 16-18 years
Place Made: Virginia
Year Made: 1824
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 56.20
Object Credit: Gift of Martha Waugh Smith Boyle
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: 18.50 H x 19.00 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 4
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Personal initials, Verse, Maker signature, Family genealogy
Text medium: Stitched
Caleb Smith. Mary W Smith. Eliza Smith
Oh child most dear incline thine ear
And hearken to God's voice
His counsel take for he doth make
His children to reJoice
Martha Smith marked this sampler in AD 18[??]
ET. RP.
              MF SN MN
               
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Brown, Green, Pink, Red, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Rice, Dividing line 3
Thread Count: Vertical: 28
Horizontal: 28

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
History of Virginia from Settlement of Jamestown to Close of the Civil War By Robert Alonzo Brock, Virgil Anson Lewis
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State History of Virginia from Settlement of Jamestown to Close of the Civil War By Robert Alonzo Brock, Virgil Anson Lewis
Death Date:
Death Location:
Religion:
family history
Parents:
The genealogy of the Sidney- Smith family published 1927 by Lucy Smith Price
The genealogy of the Sidney- Smith family published 1927 by Lucy Smith Price
The genealogy of the Sidney- Smith family published 1927 by Lucy Smith Price
The genealogy of the Sidney- Smith family published 1927 by Lucy Smith Price
The genealogy of the Sidney- Smith family published 1927 by Lucy Smith Price
The genealogy of the Sidney- Smith family published 1927 by Lucy Smith Price
Marriages:
Spouse:
Memoirs of Governor William Smith, of Virginia: His Political, Military, and Personal History John W. Bell, William Smith. Moss engraving Company, 1891
Birth: Death:
Memoirs of Governor William Smith, of Virginia: His Political, Military, and Personal History John W. Bell, William Smith. Moss engraving Company, 1891
Date:
Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
Place:
Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
Children:
Mary BellBirth: uncertainDeath:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Martha Waugh Smith Boyle
Relation to maker: great niece

Conservation:

Conservator: Cynthia Gompert
Date: 1996
Actions:
Other actions: Cleaned, mounted for re-framing, re framed.

Exhibitions: Title: Telling Their Stories: 19th Century Samplers and Silk Needlework
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Apr. 11, 2008 – Aug. 30, 2008

Title: Creating the Ideal Home, 1800-1939: Comfort and Convenience in America
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Oct. 4, 2013 – Aug. 8, 2015

Literature:

Author(s): Olive Blair Graffam
Title: Schoolgirl Art at the DAR Museum
Publication/Publisher: American Needlepoint Guild, Inc.
Date: Mar. 2004

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