Object Details

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Virginia Kramer, c. 1840

Sampler Archive ID: SA000163
Maker: Virginia Kramer
Maker Birthplace: Pittsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Pittsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Year Made: c. 1840
Decade Made: 1840-1849
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 66.261.1
Object Credit: Gift of Virginia Kramer Rahm MacCart
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 17.00 H x 19.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 19.00 H x 21.00 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Virginia Kramer Aged 12 years
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Architectural, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: Domestic, house & yard
Ground: Wool
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Wool
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Red, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Straight
Thread Count: Vertical: 76
Horizontal: 52

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object and donor information
Birthdate:
donor information, Thompson Family Tree on Ancestry.com
Birth Location:
Thompson Family Tree on Ancestry.com
County: Thompson Family Tree on Ancestry.com
State 1850 and 1860 federal census
Death Date:
cemetery records
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
family history, attended Methodist school
Parents:
family history
donor information
donor information
family history
family history
family history
Marriages:
Spouse:
family history
Birth:
census records, cemetery records
Death:
Cemetery records Kramer Circle, Allegheny Cemetery PA
Date:
family history
Place:
family history
Children:
Martin RahmBirth:
cens
Death:
ceme
Allen RahmBirth:
cens
Death:
ceme
Edward RahmBirth:
cens
Death:
ceme

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Virginia Kramer Rahm MacCart [ Mrs. Raymond D. MacCart]
Relation to maker: granddaughter

Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: Gunston Hall Needlework Exhibition
Host: Gunston Hall
Location: Lorton, VA
Date: Mar. 1, 1972 – Mar. 31 1972

Title: Just for Fun!
Host: The Octagon House
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Apr. 2, 1979 – Jun. 10, 1979

Title: American Education, 1700-1850
Host: Americana Room DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Mar. 5, 1985 – Jul. 1, 1985

Title: Canines and Felines in American Art
Host: Heritage Plantation of Sandwich
Location: Sandwich, MA
Date: Mar. 2, 1988 – Nov. 10, 1988

Title: A Century of Collecting: The DAR Museum at 100 Years
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Oct. 1, 1990 – Apr. 22, 1991

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

Literature:

Author(s): Heritage Plantation of Sandwich
Title: Canines and Felines: Dogs and Cats in American Art
Publication/Publisher: Sandwich, MA: Heritage Plantation
Date: 1988

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: The Needle Arts
Publication/Publisher: Time Life, American Country Series
Date: 1990

Author(s): Susan Tobey Publications
Title: 1987 Calendar
Publication/Publisher: Abbeville Press
Date: 1987

Author(s): Wendy Lavitt
Title: American Textiles
Publication/Publisher:
Date: 1987

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