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Eliza Camp, 1810

Sampler Archive ID: SA000179
Maker: Eliza Camp
Maker Birthplace: Durham, Middlesex County, Connecticut
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Connecticut
Year Made: 1810
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 82.34
Object Credit: Gift of Maurice Durkee
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: H x W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 18.00 H x 14.50 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Printed
ELIZA CAMP.
   1810.
Motifs/Symbols: Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human figure, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: Allegorical or symbolic
Ground: Silk
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk chenille
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Red, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: Other, sequins
Stitch Types: Cross, leaves on trees
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object,History of Durham, Connecticut: From the First Grant of Land in 1662 to 1866 By William Chauncey Fowler Press of Wiley, Waterman & Eaton, 1866
Birthdate:
donor information,History of Durham, Connecticut: From the First Grant of Land in 1662 to 1866 By William Chauncey Fowler Press of Wiley, Waterman & Eaton, 1866
Birth Location:
donor information, History of Durham, Connecticut: From the First Grant of Land in 1662 to 1866 By William Chauncey Fowler Press of Wiley, Waterman & Eaton, 1866
County: donor information, History of Durham, Connecticut: From the First Grant of Land in 1662 to 1866 By William Chauncey Fowler Press of Wiley, Waterman & Eaton, 1866
State donor information, History of Durham, Connecticut: From the First Grant of Land in 1662 to 1866 By William Chauncey Fowler Press of Wiley, Waterman & Eaton, 1866
Death Date:
cemetery records
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
Uncertain
Parents:
donor information, History of Durham, Connecticut: From the First Grant of Land in 1662 to 1866 By William Chauncey Fowler Press of Wiley, Waterman & Eaton, 1866
Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920
Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920
donor information, History of Durham, Connecticut: From the First Grant of Land in 1662 to 1866 By William Chauncey Fowler Press of Wiley, Waterman & Eaton, 1866
cemetery records
cemetery records
Marriages:
Spouse:
Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934
Birth:
cemetery records Westside Cemetery , Guilford CT
Death:
cemetery records Westside Cemetery , Guilford CT
Date:
census records, birth of children
Place: uncertain
Children:
Charles W. MillerBirth: c. 1822Death:
Maria E. MillerBirth: c. 1830Death:
Mary J. MillerBirth: c. 1832Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Marguerite Matteson Durkee [Mrs. Maurice Durkee]
Relation to maker: none

Name: Mary Jane Tyler
Relation to maker: descendant

Name: Maurice Durkee
Relation to maker: none

Name: Arthur Malan Durkee
Relation to maker: none

Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: A Few of Our Favorite Things
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Nov. 1987 – Jul., 1988

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

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

Literature:

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: Patriotic Imagery in Schoolgirl Needlework Pictures
Publication/Publisher: 51st Annual Washington Antiques Show Catalog
Date: 2006

Author(s): Olive Blair Graffam
Title: Youth is the Time for Progress: The Importance Of American Schoolgirl Art, 1780-1860
Publication/Publisher: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Date: 1998

Author(s): E. McClung Fleming
Title: From Indian Princess to Greek Goddess: The American Image, 1783- 1815
Publication/Publisher: Winterthur Portfolio, Vol. 3, pp. 37-66
Date: 1967

Author(s): Louis C. Jones
Title: Liberty and Considerable License
Publication/Publisher: The Magazine Antiques
Date: 1958

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