Object Details

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Esther Sargent, 1765

Sampler Archive ID: SA000172
Maker: Esther Sargent
Maker Birthplace: Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts
Year Made: 1765
Decade Made: 1760-1769
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 81.85.1
Object Credit: GIft of Elizabeth Sargent Anger
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 13.2 H x 7.5 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: 1
Dividing Lines: 20
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal initials, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Esther [Sar]gent is
My Name and wi
th My Needle I W
orkt the same and
If My skIll It had
been better I wo
uld have mended
every letter
ES          1765
  aged 10 year
Motifs/Symbols: Geometric
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Green, Red, Tan, White
Thread Condition:
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross
Thread Count: Vertical: 24
Horizontal: 32

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object, Vital records of Gloucester, Massachusetts
Birthdate:
family history
Birth Location:
City: Gloucester
County: Essex
State Epes Sargent of Gloucester and his Descendants; Arranged by Emma Worcester Sargent 1923
Death Date:
Epes Sargent of Gloucester and his Descendants; Arranged by Emma Worcester Sargent 1923
Death Location:
Epes Sargent of Gloucester and his Descendants; Arranged by Emma Worcester Sargent 1923
Religion:
Epes Sargent of Gloucester and his Descendants; Arranged by Emma Worcester Sargent 1923
Parents:
Epes Sargent of Gloucester and his Descendants; Arranged by Emma Worcester Sargent 1923
Epes Sargent of Gloucester and his Descendants; Arranged by Emma Worcester Sargent 1923
Epes Sargent of Gloucester and his Descendants; Arranged by Emma Worcester Sargent 1923
Epes Sargent of Gloucester and his Descendants; Arranged by Emma Worcester Sargent 1923
Epes Sargent of Gloucester and his Descendants; Arranged by Emma Worcester Sargent 1923
Epes Sargent of Gloucester and his Descendants; Arranged by Emma Worcester Sargent 1923
Marriages:
Spouse:
Epes Sargent of Gloucester and his Descendants; Arranged by Emma Worcester Sargent 1923
Birth:
Epes Sargent of Gloucester and his Descendants; Arranged by Emma Worcester Sargent 1923
Death:
Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991
Date:
Epes Sargent of Gloucester and his Descendants; Arranged by Emma Worcester Sargent 1923
Place:
Children:
John Stevens ElleryBirth: Jul. 29, 1773 Death: Nov. 18, 1845
Sarah Sargent ElleryBirth: May 30, 1777Death: Sep. 1, 1839

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Annabella Pinkham and Katherine Pinkham
Relation to maker: uncertain

Name: Edna Pinkham Hatch [ Mrs. Arthur Hatch]
Relation to maker: uncertain

Name: Constance Elizabeth Sargent Green
Relation to maker: uncertain

Name: Elizabeth Sargent Anger
Relation to maker: uncertain

Conservation:

Conservator: Julia Brennan
Date: 2013
Actions: mounted on acid-free board, other
Other actions: Framed 2013

Exhibitions: Title: Recent Acquisitions
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: May 1, 1982 – Oct. 1, 1982

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