Object Details

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Betsy Shed, 1793

Sampler Archive ID: SA000168
Maker: Betsy Shed
Maker Birthplace: Massachusetts
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Probably Massachusetts
School/Teacher:unknown
Year Made: 1793
Decade Made: 1790-1799
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 72.87
Object Credit: Gift of Lucie Belle Hoffman
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 12.50 H x 10.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 17.00 H x 15.00 W (inches)
Borders: 3
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Young misses often mark their name with 
Which shows their industry and art    care 
Let virtue Join to grace the blooming fair,
And thus, display the beauties of the heart
Wrought July 1793
Betsy Shed 
Born Dec. 
Io, 1779
Motifs/Symbols: Birds and insects, Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Red, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Moderate loss
Text: Intact
Symbols: Slight loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Satin
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
object, Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Death Date:
Death Location:
Religion:
Parents:
Daniel Shed Genealogy; 1327-1920 by Francis E. Shed
Daniel Shed Genealogy; 1327-1920 by Francis E. Shed
Daniel Shed Genealogy; 1327-1920 by Francis E. Shed
Daniel Shed Genealogy; 1327-1920 by Francis E. Shed
Daniel Shed Genealogy; 1327-1920 by Francis E. Shed, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Daniel Shed Genealogy; 1327-1920 by Francis E. Shed
Marriages:
Spouse: Josiah KidderBirth: Death:
Date: December 28, 1808Place:
Children:
possibly John KidderBirth: uncertainDeath:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Frank Wardell
Relation to maker: uncertain

Name: Hoffman
Relation to maker: none

Name: Lucie Belle Hoffman
Relation to maker: none

Conservation:

Conservator: Clarissa Palmai
Date: June 1980
Actions: removed from frame
Other actions: Framed 1960. Reframed and matted 1980.

Conservator: Eboli
Date: April 1960
Actions: removed from frame
Other actions: Framed 1960. Reframed and matted 1980.

Exhibitions: Title: Crafting a Nation
Host: Washington Antiques Show
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Jan. 5, 1987 – Jan. 12, 1987

Title: Executive Selections
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Dec. 1, 1994 – May 1, 1995

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

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