Object Details

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Rebecca Rooker, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA000156
Maker: Rebecca Rooker
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
Year Made: Unknown
Decade Made: 1800-1809
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 63.44.2
Object Credit: Gift of Mary Brooke Boles
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: 19.00 H x 26.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 25.70 H x 33.50 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types:
Text medium:
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Celestial, Floral and plant, Human figure
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Silk
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk chenille
Thread Colors Front: Black, Brown, Green, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: Paint
Stitch Types: Knotted, Long and short, Satin
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
information came from the great great greatgrandniece of the maker, also on the frame.England and Wales Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers 1567-1970
Birthdate:
cemetery records England and Wales Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers 1567-1970
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
cemetery records
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
Parents:
Donor information, England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970 and "The Norris Family of Maryland" Thomas M. Meyers 1916
"The Norris Family of Maryland" Thomas M. Meyers 1916
"The Norris Family of Maryland" Thomas M. Meyers 1916
England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970, "The Norris Family of Maryland" Thomas M. Meyers 1916
England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970, "The Norris Family of Maryland" Thomas M. Meyers 1916
"The Norris Family of Maryland" Thomas M. Meyers 1916
Marriages:
Children:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Mary Brooke Boles [Mrs. John K.Boles]
Relation to maker: Great, Great, Great niece

Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: Classical Quilts
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Jun., 1995- Oct., 1995

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: Sampler Exhibit: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: May, 1982

Title: Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Oct., 2014 – Sep., 2015

Title: A Few of Our Favorite Things
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Nov., 1987 – Jul., 1988

Literature:

Author(s): Elizabeth Donaghy Garrett
Title: American Samplers and Needlework Pictures in the DAR Museum Part II: 1806-1840
Publication/Publisher: The Magazine Antiques, pp. 699-701
Date: Apr. 1975

Author(s): Betsey Beeler Creekmore
Title: Traditional American Crafts
Publication/Publisher: Hearthside Press
Date: 1968

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