Object Details

Image courtesy of DAR Museum

Unknown, two young women, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA000171
Maker: Unknown
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Possibly Washington, District of Columbia
Year Made: c. 1815
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 74.244
Object Credit: Gift of Ella Willams Buek Smith
Contributor: DAR Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 18.70 H x 16.20 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 24.50 H x 21.50 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types:
Text medium:
Scenes/Pictures: Allegorical or symbolic, Landscape
Ground: Silk
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk chenille
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Brown, Gold, Green, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Symbols: Slight loss
Other Materials: Paint
Stitch Types: Knotted, Long and short, Satin, Stem
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Ella Willams Buek Smith[Mrs. James Gordon Smith]
Relation to maker: uncertain


Conservator: Cynthia Gompert
Date: 1991
Actions: mounted on acid-free board

Exhibitions: Title: Textile Cases
Host: DAR Museum
Date: Jan. - Apr. 9,1976

Title: Washington D.C. period room
Host: DAR Museum
Date: 1976, 1992, 2008,2009

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

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): Olive Blair Graffam
Title: Needlework in the District of Columbia 1800-1850
Publication/Publisher: Historic Alexandria Antiques Show Catalog
Date: 1994

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