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Sarah Ann Underhill, 1829

Sampler Archive ID: SA000186
Maker: Sarah Ann Underhill
Maker Birthplace: New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York
Maker Age: 7-9 years
Place Made: Unknown
Year Made: 1829
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 86.105
Object Credit: Museum purchase D. Copperfield Fine Antiques
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 17.50 H x 15.70 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 20.50 H x 19.00 W (inches)
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 2
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
1829
Sarah Ann Underhill aged 9 years
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Architectural, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Green, Pink, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Satin
Thread Count: Vertical: 28
Horizontal: 29

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
cemetery records
Birth Location:
family history
County: family history
State family history
Death Date:
cemetery records
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
cemetery records
Parents:
Underhill Genealogy Descendants of Cpt John Underhill by Josephine C. Frost, cemetery records
Underhill Genealogy Descendants of Cpt John Underhill by Josephine C. Frost, cemetery records
Underhill Genealogy Descendants of Cpt John Underhill by Josephine C. Frost.
Underhill Genealogy Descendants of Cpt John Underhill by Josephine C. Frost.
Underhill Genealogy Descendants of Cpt John Underhill by Josephine C. Frost, cemetery records
Underhill Genealogy Descendants of Cpt John Underhill by Josephine C. Frost, cemetery records
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Children:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: D. Copperfield Fine Antiques
Relation to maker: none [dealer]

Conservation:

Conservator: Virginia Pledger
Date: 1987
Actions: removed from frame, mounted on acid-free board, reframed

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

Literature:

Author(s): Olive Blair Graffam
Title: Learning is an Ornament: Schoolgirl Art and Education 1770 - 1850
Publication/Publisher: Piecework Magazine
Date: Sep. 2004

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

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