Object Details

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Lucy Tufts, 1819

Sampler Archive ID: SA000175
Maker: Lucy Tufts
Maker Birthplace: Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts
Maker Age: 7-9 years
Place Made: Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts
Year Made: 1819
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 81.89.4
Contributor: DAR Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 15.70 H x 14.20 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 18.50 H x 17.20 W (inches)
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 4
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Personal name, Place name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Lucy Tufts her sampler wroug
in the eighth year of her age June 23
Oh days of infant innocence i am
sure i near can call you hence For
ye are fled away. Danvers 1819
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Green, Pink, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Long and short, Satin, Stem
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Danvers Essex County MA Birth records
Birth Location:
Danvers Essex County MA Birth records
County: Danvers Essex County MA Birth records
State Danvers Essex County MA Birth records
Death Date:
Essex County Vital records
Death Location:
Essex County Vital records
Vital records of Danvers MA
census records
census records
Census records
census records
Town and Vital records Peabody MA

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Frank Reynolds
Relation to maker: uncertain


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

Exhibitions: 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


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

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