Object Details

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Mary Ann Ayer, 1823

Sampler Archive ID: SA000192
Maker: Mary Ann Ayer
Maker Birthplace: Charlestown [Boston], Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Charleston (now Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Year Made: 1823
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 87.38
Object Credit: Gift of Dorothy Bramford
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 16.50 H x 12.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 19.50 H x 15.20 W (inches)
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: 1
Dividing Lines: 10
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Place name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Blest be the maid when circling years improve
Her god the object of her fairest love
Whose rolling years delusive as they glide
Her book her needle and her pen divide.
Mary Ann Ayer. Charlestown Aug 22 1823
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: Landscape, Domestic, house & yard
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread:
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Green, Red, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet
Thread Count: Vertical: 32
Horizontal: 34

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
donor and family history,Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Birth Location:
donor, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
County: Suffolk
State donor, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Death Date:
family history, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Death Location:
family history, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Religion:
Parents:
family history, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
family history, The genealogies and estates of Charlestown : in the county of Middlesex and commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818 By THOMAS BELLOWS WYMAN.1879
family history,The genealogies and estates of Charlestown : in the county of Middlesex and commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818 By THOMAS BELLOWS WYMAN.1879
family history,Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
family history, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Marriages:
Spouse:
Birth:
family history, New Hampshire, Births and Christenings Index, 1714-1904
Death:
family history
Date:
Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850
Place:
Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850
Spouse:
Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915
Birth:
Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915
Death:
census records
Date:
Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915
Place:
Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915
Children:
Andrew Jackson DowBirth: 1828Death: 1887
Mary Jane DowBirth: c. 1836Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Dorothy Bramford
Relation to maker: Great, great grandaughter

Conservation:

Conservator: Cynthia Gompert
Date: 1994
Actions: removed from frame, cleaned

Conservator: Julia Brennan
Date: 2004
Actions: removed from frame, cleaned

Exhibitions: Title: Recent Accession
Host: DAR Museum, Washington, D.C.
Date: July 1987

Title: Home and Country: Quilts and Samplers from the DAR Museum Collection
Host: DAR Museum, Washington, D.C.
Date: Oct. 8, 2004 – Apr. 30, 2005

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

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