Object Details

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Eunice Osborn, 1815

Sampler Archive ID: SA000174
Maker: Eunice Osborn
Maker Birthplace: Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts
Year Made: 1815
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 81.89.3
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: 15.50 H x 17.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 18.70 H x 21.70 W (inches)
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 6
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Place name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Eunice Osborn's samplar Wrought in
The fourteenth year of her age 1815 Was
born November 18th 1801 Danvers
Our days are as the Grass
Or like the Morning flower
When blasting winds Spread o'er the Field
it withers In and Hour
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant, Geometric, xs, dots and dashes after verse
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Wool
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Green, Pink, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Chain, Eyelet, Satin, Stem
Thread Count: Vertical: 28
Horizontal: 32

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
object
Birth Location:
object and Vital records of Danvers Massachusetts
County: Essex
State object and Vital records of Danvers Massachusetts
Death Date:
Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915
Death Location:
Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915
Religion:
Uncertain
Parents:
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Vital records of Danvers MA
Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts Births to 1850
Essex, Massachusetts Probate Records, 1648-1840
Marriages:
Children:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Frank Reynolds
Relation to maker: uncertain

Conservation:

Conservator: Julia Brennan
Date: 2004
Actions: repaired, mounted on acid-free board, other
Other actions: Framed 2004

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

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: Creating the Ideal Home, 1800-1939: Comfort and Convenience in America
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Oct. 4, 2013 – Aug. 8, 2015

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