Object Details

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Caroline L. Newcomb, 1817

Sampler Archive ID: SA000157
Maker: Caroline L. Newcomb
Maker Birthplace: Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, New York
Maker Age: 16-18 years
Place Made: Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut
School/Teacher:Sarah Pierce's Litchfield Female Academy
Year Made: 1817
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 64.129
Object Credit: Gift of Emma Cheesman Bruns
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Embroidered Picture or Scene, Memorial or Mourning Picture
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: 17.50 H x 24.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 25.50 H x 31.50 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Handwritten
Sacred
To the memory
of
Isaac & Mary Bloom
To
The memory of
Sally, Phebe, Adeline
Zacheus, George
and Richard Newcomb.
CAROLINE L. NEWCOMB 1817.
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Architectural, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human figure, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: Landscape, Mourning or memorial
Ground: Silk
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black
Thread Condition: Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: Paint, Ink
Stitch Types: Knotted, Long and short, Satin, Stem, Straight, , outline, fly stitch
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object, "Andrew Newcomb and his Descendants" B.M. Newcomb 1923
Birthdate:
"Andrew Newcomb and his Descendants" B.M. Newcomb 1923
Birth Location:
"Andrew Newcomb and his Descendants" B.M. Newcomb 1923
County: Dutchess
State "Andrew Newcomb and his Descendants" B.M. Newcomb 1923
Death Date:
"Andrew Newcomb and his Descendants" B.M. Newcomb 1923
Death Location:
"Andrew Newcomb and his Descendants" B.M. Newcomb 1923
Religion:
Uncertain
Parents:
"Andrew Newcomb and his Descendants" B.M. Newcomb 1923
"Andrew Newcomb and his Descendants" B.M. Newcomb 1923
"Andrew Newcomb and his Descendants" B.M. Newcomb 1923
"Andrew Newcomb and his Descendants" B.M. Newcomb 1923
"Andrew Newcomb and his Descendants" B.M. Newcomb 1923
"Andrew Newcomb and his Descendants" B.M. Newcomb 1923
Marriages:
Spouse:
DAR lineage
Birth:
DAR lineage
Death:
DAR lineage
Date:
DAR lineage
Place: Pleasnt Valley New York
Children:
Charles CheesemanBirth: 1834Death: 1915
Nathaniel Filkins CheesemanBirth: 1823Death:
Jacob CheesemanBirth: Nov. 5, 1829Death: Nov. 16, 1867
John N. CheesemanBirth: 1824Death: Jan. 12, 1831

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Emma Cheesman Bruns [Mrs. John Henry Bruns]
Relation to maker: granddaughter

Conservation:

Conservator: Cynthia Gompert
Date: 1992
Actions: removed from frame, stabilized, mounted on acid-free board, reframed

Exhibitions: Title: Museum Gallery
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Jul., 1972

Title: America Mourns
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Dec., 1976 – Feb., 1977

Title: Museum Gallery
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Sep., 1978

Literature:

Author(s): Olive Blair Graffam
Title: Telling Their Stories: 19th Century Samplers and Silk Needlework
Publication/Publisher: Samplings, M. Finkel and Daughter
Date: 2008

Author(s): Diane L. Dunkley
Title: Souvenirs From the Voyage of Life
Publication/Publisher: American Spirit Magazine
Date: Mar. 1993

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

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