Object Details

Image courtesy of DAR Museum

Rosetta Old, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA000182
Maker: Rosetta Old
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Unknown
Year Made: Unknown
Decade Made: Unsure
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 85.24
Object Credit: Museum purchase Gary And Martha Ludlow Antiques
Contributor: DAR Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery Crochet
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions:
Framed Dimensions: 22.20 H x 24.70 W (inches)
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Verse, Maker signature, Family genealogy
Text medium: Stitched
H Townsley     E Townsley
The heart of stone
Oh! for a glance of heavenly day
To take this stubborn heart away
And thaw with beams of love divine
This heart this frozen heart of mine
Rosetta Old did this        work in her 11th year
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: Domestic, house & yard
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front:
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: Ribbon, Other
Stitch Types: Cross, Knotted, Satin, Stem, split stitch
Thread Count: Vertical: 22
Horizontal: 34

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
Death Location:
Parents: Mother:
Father: Birth: Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Gary And Martha Ludlow Antiques
Relation to maker: none [dealer]

Exhibitions: Title: Generations II
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Apr., 1985 – Sep., 1985

Title: As Centuries Turn...
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Apr. 13, 2000 – Oct. 15, 2000

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


Author(s): Olive Blair Graffam
Title: Patriotic Imagery in Schoolgirl Needlework Pictures
Publication/Publisher: 51st Annual Washington Antiques Show Catalog
Date: 2006

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