Object Details

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Mary Ann Craft, 1822

Sampler Archive ID: SA000162
Maker: Mary Ann Craft
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: 7-9 years
Place Made: probably Baltimore, Maryland
Year Made: 1822
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 66.219
Object Credit: Museum purchase Stoll D. Kemp
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, Embroidered Picture or Scene, architechtural sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 20.20 H x 22.20 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 23.00 H x 25.00 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Place name, Date, Verse, Biblical scripture, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
       in excelsis
Gloria             Deo
In this place I will give peace
Saith the Lord of hosts
Blessed are they that dwell
in thy house O Lord
Mary Ann Craft's work finished in the 10th year 
of her 
age Baltimore October the 15th 1822
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Floral and plant, Religious
Scenes/Pictures: Landscape
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Pink, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Slight loss
Text: Slight loss
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Satin, Stem, Fly stitch, couching
Thread Count: Vertical: 34
Horizontal: 45

Maker History

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Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
Death Location: unknown
Religion:
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Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Stoll D. Kemp
Relation to maker: none/dealer

Conservation:

Conservator: Cynthia Gompert
Date: 1992
Actions:
Other actions: Cleaned in 1992 for reframing. Frame had gold leaf reapplied in 1997. Stabiltex applied to edges of sampler 2008.

Conservator: Julia Brennan
Date: 2008
Actions:
Other actions: Cleaned in 1992 for reframing. Frame had gold leaf reapplied in 1997. Stabiltex applied to edges of sampler 2008.

Conservator: William Adair
Date: 1997
Actions:
Other actions: Cleaned in 1992 for reframing. Frame had gold leaf reapplied in 1997. Stabiltex applied to edges of sampler 2008.

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

Title: Made in America
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Feb., 1981

Title: Souvenirs from the Voyage of Life
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Oct. 1, 1992 – Mar. 31, 1993

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 4, 1998

Title: Telling Their Stories: 19th Century Samplers and Silk Needlework
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Apr. 11, 2008 – Aug. 30, 2008

Literature:

Author(s): Gloria Seaman Allen
Title: A Maryland Sampling: Girlhood Embroidery 1728-1860
Publication/Publisher: Maryland Historical Society
Date: 2007

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): 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): Unstated
Title: Sesquicentennial: St. Patrick's Parish 1792-1942
Publication/Publisher: Baltimore: St. Mary's Industrial School
Date: 1942

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