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Martha Woodnutt, 1814

Sampler Archive ID: SA000176
Maker: Martha Woodnutt
Maker Birthplace: Salem County, New Jersey
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Westtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania
School/Teacher:Westtown Boarding School
Year Made: 1814
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 81.9
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery Darning
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 10.00 H x 10.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 14.00 H x 14.50 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Martha         Woodnutt
Weston          School
        1814
Motifs/Symbols:
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen wool blend
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Cotton
Thread Colors Front: Yellow
Thread Condition: Text: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Darning
Thread Count: Vertical: 25
Horizontal: 25

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
family history, History and Genealogy of Fenwick's Colony, New Jersey by Thomas Shourds
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
State U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
Death Date:
family history
Death Location:
family history
Religion:
burial records
Parents:
DESCRIPTIVE HISTORY OF THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY ILLUSTRATED THE LEWIS PUBLISHING COMPANY NEW YORK AND CHICAGO 1900 DESCRIPTIVE HISTORY OF THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF
BIOGRAPHICAL, GENEALOGICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE HISTORY OF THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY ILLUSTRATED THE LEWIS PUBLISHING COMPANY NEW YORK AND CHICAGO 1900
SOME COLONIAL MANSIONS AND THOSE WHO LIVED IN THEM With Genealogies of the Various Families Mentioned BY THOMAS ALLEN GLENN 1900
SOME COLONIAL MANSIONS AND THOSE WHO LIVED IN THEM With Genealogies of the Various Families Mentioned BY THOMAS ALLEN GLENN 1900
Birth:
SOME COLONIAL MANSIONS AND THOSE WHO LIVED IN THEM With Genealogies of the Various Families Mentioned BY THOMAS ALLEN GLENN 1900
Marriages:
Spouse: Joshua ReevesBirth: Death:
Date: March 14, 1835Place: Salem New Jersey
Children:
Margaret ReevesBirth: Oct. 1, 1836Death:
William Woodnutt ReevesBirth: Nov. 15, 1843Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:
Conservation:

Conservator: Julia Brennan
Date: 2008
Actions:
Other actions: Paper file with specific conservation information missing.

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

Title: Telling Their Stories: 19th Century Samplers and Silk Needlework
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Apr. 11, 2008 – Aug. 30, 2008

Title: Quaker Reunion
Host: Woodlawn Plantation
Location: Alexandria, VA
Date: Jun., 1994 – Jul., 1994

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

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