Object Details

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Mary Magdalena Statzell, 1832

Sampler Archive ID: SA000164
Maker: Mary Magdalena Statzell
Maker Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Maker Age: 7-9 years
Place Made: Probably Pennsylvania
Year Made: 1832
Decade Made: 1830-1839
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 66.86
Object Credit: Gift of Ethel King
Contributor: DAR Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 16.20 H x 17.20 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 19.50 H x 20.50 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 6
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
G H Statzell
S K Statzell
Mary Statzell's work 1832
Motifs/Symbols: Birds and insects, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Brown, Green, Red, Tan, White
Thread Condition:
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Rice
Thread Count: Vertical: 34
Horizontal: 40

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object and DAR lineage
DAR Lineage records
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State Census records
Death Date:
DAR Lineage records
Death Location:
DAR Lineage records
DAR lineage
DAR Lineage
DAR lineage, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985
DAR Lineage records
Birth: Death:
DAR lineage
DAR lineage
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915
DAR lineage
Place: uncertain
Catherine CliftonBirth: 1849Death:
Mary CliftonBirth: 1853Death:
Elwood CliftonBirth: 1856Death:
Mary CliftonBirth: 1853Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Ethel King
Relation to maker: grandaughter


Conservator: Julia Brennan
Date: 2004
Actions: stabilized, mounted on acid-free board, reframed

Conservator: Cynthia Gompert
Date: 1996
Actions: cleaned, mounted on acid-free board

Exhibitions: Title: Iowa Period room
Host: DAR Museum
Date: various

Title: Executive Selections
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Dec. 1, 1994 – May 1, 19951994

Title: Museum Gallery
Host: DAR Museum
Date: Aug. 1972

Title: Museum Gallery
Host: DAR Museum
Date: Jan. - Apr. 9, 1976

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

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


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