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Christianna Holmes, 1851

Sampler Archive ID: SA000152
Maker: Christianna Holmes
Maker Birthplace: Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Maker Age: 19-20+ years
Place Made: Illinois
Year Made: 1851
Decade Made: 1850-1859
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 61.35
Object Credit: Gift of Mary Martin Cassis
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, This is a presentation sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery satin binding all four sides with eyelet holes upper border
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: 7.00 H x 8.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 9.50 H x 11.50 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Memorial, Dedication
Text medium: Stitched
           A
      Birthday Gift
           to 
Christianna Holmes Tillson 

     From her mother
      Feb. 25 1851
Motifs/Symbols:
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black
Thread Condition: Text: Intact
Other Materials: Ribbon
Stitch Types: Cross, Half cross
Thread Count: Vertical: 32
Horizontal: 34

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
The Tilson Genealogy by Mercer V. Tilson 1975
Birth Location:
The Tilson Genealogy by Mercer V. Tilson 1975
County: The Tilson Genealogy by Mercer V. Tilson 1975
State The Tilson Genealogy by Mercer V. Tilson 1975
Death Date:
The Tilson Genealogy by Mercer V. Tilson 1975
Death Location:
The Tilson Genealogy by Mercer V. Tilson 1975
Religion:
Parents:
The Tilson Genealogy by Mercer V. Tilson 1975
donor information
cemetery records
cemetery records
cemetery records
Cemetery records
Marriages:
Spouse:
Birth:
The Tilson Genealogy by Mercer V. Tilson 1975
Death:
The Tilson Genealogy by Mercer V. Tilson 1975
Date:
The Tilson Genealogy by Mercer V. Tilson 1975
Place:
The Tilson Genealogy by Mercer V. Tilson 1975
Children:
Charles Holmes Tillson Birth: Sep. 15, 1823Death: Nov. 25, 1865
John Tillson Birth: Oct. 12, 1825Death: Aug. 7, 1892
Robert Hiram Tillson Birth: Oct. 22, 1831Death:
cemetery records
Christianna Holmes Tillson Birth: Feb. 25, 1838Death:
cemetery records
Charles Holmes Tillson Birth: Sep. 15, 1823Death: Nov. 25, 1865

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Mary Martin Cassis [Mrs.Elias George]
Relation to maker: uncertain

Conservation:

Conservator: Julia Brennan
Date: 2005
Actions:
Other actions: Cleaned, mounted for framing.

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