Object Details

Image courtesy of DAR Museum

Unknown, Liberty with eagle, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA000159
Maker: Unknown
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: possibly New Jersey
Year Made: Unknown
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 64.87
Object Credit: Museum purchase Avis and Rockwell Gardiner
Contributor: DAR Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: 22.70 H x 24.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 26.50 H x 28.50 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types:
Text medium:
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Birds and insects, Human figure, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Silk
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Gold, Green, Red, Tan
Thread Condition:
Other Materials: Other, Sequins used for stars on flag.
Stitch Types: Long and short, Satin, Stem, Straight
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name: Unknown
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
Death Location: unknown
Parents: Mother:
Father: Birth: Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Avis and Rockwell Gardiner
Relation to maker: none/dealers

Exhibitions: Title: Patriotic Folk Art
Host: Virginia Independence Bicentennial Commission
Location: Yorktown, VA
Date: Nov. 11, 1979 - Apr. 15, 1979

Title: Washington Antiques Show
Host: Washington Antiques Show
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Jan. 4, 1982 - Jan. 11, 1982

Title: Liberty with Liberties
Host: Museum of American Folk Art
Location: New York, NY
Date: Feb. 25, 1986 – Jun. 6, 1986

Title: Youth is the Time for Progress: The Importance of American Schoolgirl Art, 1780-1860
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Dec. 5, 1997- May 04, 1998

Title: Home and Country: Quilts and Samplers from the DAR Museum Collection
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Oct. 8, 2004 – Apr. 30, 2005


Author(s): Julie Roy Jeffrey, Peter J. Frederick
Title: American History First Hand. Vol I
Publication/Publisher: Longman Publishers
Date: 2007

Author(s): Olive Blair Graffam
Title: Patriotic Imagery in Schoolgirl Needlework Pictures
Publication/Publisher: 51st Annual Washington Antiques Show Catalog
Date: Jan. 5, 2006

Author(s): Olive Blair Graffam
Title: Learning is an Ornament: Schoolgirl Art and Education 1770 - 1850
Publication/Publisher: Piecework Magazine, pp.22-25
Date: Sep. 1, 2004

Author(s): Uncertain
Title: History in a Box
Publication/Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman
Date: 1999

Author(s): Olive Blair Graffam
Title: Youth is the Time for Progress: The Importance Of American Schoolgirl Art, 1780-1860
Publication/Publisher: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Date: 1998

Author(s): Uncertain
Title: Integrated Language Arts
Publication/Publisher: Scott Foresman (textbook)
Date: 1997

Author(s): Uncertain
Title: The American Promise
Publication/Publisher: Bedford Books (textbook)
Date: 1997

Author(s): Lois Brown (Ed.)
Title: America in Poetry and Art
Publication/Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Date: 1987

Author(s): Uncertain
Title: Symbols of Liberty
Publication/Publisher: Colonial Homes Magazine
Date: Jul./Aug. 1986

Author(s): Elizabeth Donaghy Garrett
Title: American Samplers and Needlework Pictures in the DAR Museum Part I: 1739-1806
Publication/Publisher: The Magazine Antiques, pp. 356-364
Date: Feb. 1974

Author(s): Uncertain
Title: Liberty as Goddess of Youth Giving Support to a Bald Eagle
Publication/Publisher: The Magazine Antiques [cover]
Date: Feb. 1971

Author(s): Louis C. Jones
Title: Liberty and Considerable License
Publication/Publisher: The Magazine Antiques
Date: Jul. 1958

Author(s): Uncertain
Publication/Publisher: The Magazine Antiques
Date: Nov. 1931

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