Object Details

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Catherine Charlotte Wardell, 1845

Sampler Archive ID: SA000158
Maker: Catherine Charlotte Wardell
Maker Birthplace: New York
Maker Age: 7-9 years
Place Made: New York
Year Made: 1845
Decade Made: 1840-1849
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 64.159
Object Credit: Gift of Anna Coons, Althea Coons
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 17.00 H x 16.70 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 21.00 H x 21.00 W (inches)
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 5
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Place name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
              Faith
Father, increase my faith, and hear
My humble, weak imperfect prayer
Or let thy presence, ever near,
Roll back the clouds of sin and care.
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Yea I would fain serve Thee aright, 
With all the powers, which thou hast given,
But I am weak, they glory bright,
Will light me in my path to heaven.
8 years
Catharine Charlotte Wardell N Y.. 1845
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground:
Ground Condition: Wear:
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Thread:
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Red, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Slight loss
Text: Slight loss
Symbols: Slight loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Tent
Thread Count: Vertical: 34
Horizontal: 34

Maker History

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Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Anna Coons, Althea Coons
Relation to maker: descendants

Conservation:

Conservator: uncertain
Date: may 1975
Actions: removed from frame, cleaned

Conservator: Michele Pagan
Date:
Actions: removed from frame, cleaned

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: The Nursery: Remarks on Children's Play
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Aug. 15, 1981 – Dec. 1, 1981

Literature:

Author(s): Stefani Evans
Title: With Conflicting Sources, Choose the One That is Likely More Accurate
Publication/Publisher:
Date: Aug. 2008

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