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Nancy Tucker, 1791

Sampler Archive ID: SA000173
Maker: Nancy Tucker
Maker Birthplace: Possibly Essex County, Massachusetts
Maker Age: 7-9 years
Place Made: possibly Massachusetts
Year Made: 1791
Decade Made: 1790-1799
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 81.89.1
Object Credit: Gift of Frank Reynolds
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 8.00 H x 7.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 10.50 H x 10.20 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 1
Dividing Lines: 6
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
This Work In Hand my Friend may hav
When I am Dead And in My Grave
Nancy Tucker aged 8 1791
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Birds and insects, Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: Landscape
Ground:
Ground Condition: Wear:
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Thread:
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Purple, White
Thread Condition: Text: Intact
Symbols: Moderate loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Half cross, Satin, Stem
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: Possibly Essex
State: Massachusetts
Death Date:
Death Location: uncertain
Religion:
Uncertain
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Mother: uncertain
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Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Frank Reynolds
Relation to maker: uncertain

Conservation:

Conservator: Virginia Pledger
Date: 1987
Actions: mounted on acid-free board
Other actions: Framed 1987

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

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: 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

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: By, For, and Of the People: Folk Art and Americana at the DAR Museum
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Oct. 7, 2011 – Sep. 2, 2012

Literature:

Author(s): Olive Blair Graffam
Title: By, For, and Of the People: Folk Art and Americana at the DAR Museum
Publication/Publisher: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Date: 2012

Author(s): National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Title: DAR 2009 Calendar
Publication/Publisher: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Date: 2009

Author(s): Olive Blair Graffam
Title: Schoolgirl Art at the DAR Museum
Publication/Publisher: American Needlepoint Guild, Inc.
Date: Mar. 2004

Author(s): Gloria Seaman Allen
Title: Young Misses Often Mark Their Names with Care: Regional Samplers from the DAR Museum
Publication/Publisher: The Washington Antiques Show Catalog
Date: 1987

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