Object Details

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Rosena Diament, 1801

Sampler Archive ID: SA000180
Maker: Rosena Diament
Maker Birthplace: Jones Island, Cumberland County, New Jersey
Maker Age: 7-9 years
Place Made: Cumberland County, New Jersey
Year Made: 1801
Decade Made: 1800-1809
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 82.81
Object Credit: Gift of Eloise Sheppard Whitlock Dunn
Contributor: DAR Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 16.70 H x 13.70 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 20.50 H x 17.50 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 1
Dividing Lines: 13
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Rosena Diament was born Janu-
ary 11th 1793 did this work in the
9th year of her age 1801.
Rosena Diament was born Janu-
ary 11th 1793 did this work in the
9th year of her age 1801.
Virtue's sacred lamp alone
Unerring points the way
Where happiness forever shines
With unpolluted ray.
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Green, Pink, Red, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Four sided, Half cross, Queen or rococo, Rice, Stem, Straight
Thread Count: Vertical: 27
Horizontal: 35

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Birth Location:
City: Jones Island
County: Cumberland
State family history and "Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey" Vol II
Death Date:
DAR lineage
Death Location:
DAR Lineage
marriage records
cemetery records
cemetery records
cemetery records
family history
"Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey" Vol II published 1910
cemetery records Old Stone Church Cemetery, Fairton, Cumberland County, New Jersey
Spouse: Isaac Preston FosterBirth:
DAR Lineage
DAR lineage
New Jersey Marriages, 1684-1895
Place: Cumberland County New Jersey
Elmer FosterBirth: Jan. 30, 1819Death: Nov. 6, 1897
Isaac Preston Foster Jr.Birth: Jan. 24, 1824Death: Oct. 10, 1902
Sarah FosterBirth: 1830Death:
Charles Carroll FosterBirth: Jun. 27, 1833Death: Oct. 3, 1898
James D. FosterBirth: 1817Death: Jul. 2, 1820
Theodosia FosterBirth: Sep. 13, 1822Death: Nov. 12, 1845
Ezekiel FosterBirth: Apr. 19, 1828Death: Aug. 1, 1831

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Eloise Sheppard Whitlock Dunn[Mrs. James Dunn]
Relation to maker: Great, great grandaughter


Conservator: Julia Brennan
Date: 2008
Actions: mounted on acid-free board, reframed

Conservator: Cynthia Gompert
Date: 1993
Actions: cleaned, mounted on acid-free board

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


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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