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Lydia Brown, 1793

Sampler Archive ID: SA000193
Maker: Lydia Brown
Maker Birthplace: Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Worcester County, Massachusetts
Year Made: 1793
Decade Made: 1790-1799
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 87.73
Object Credit: Gift of Louise Susan Spaulding Anderson
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 14.00 H x 10.70 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 17.00 H x 13.70 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 4
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Place name, Date, Maker signature, Motto or aphorism
Text medium: Stitched
I was Born Nov 1 1780 x 13 of my 
Years are now for ever Past and
13 more will fly away as fast

FITCHBURG           SR
I was Born Nov 1 1780 x 13 of my 
Years are now for ever Past and
13 more will fly away as fast

FITCHBURG           SR
Lydia Browns ExamPlary piece Wt
July 1793. 12345678 etcetera 

Motifs/Symbols:
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Cotton
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Brown, Red, Tan
Thread Condition: Text: Slight loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet
Thread Count: Vertical: 30
Horizontal: 35

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
object
Birth Location:
object and family history
County: Worcester
State object and family history
Death Date:
The Spaulding Memorial: A Genealogical History of Edward Spaulding of Virginia and Massachusetts and
Death Location:
family history
Religion:
Parents:
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
cemetery records
cemetery records
cemetery records
cemetery records
Marriages:
Spouse:
The Spaulding Memorial: A Genealogical History of Edward Spaulding of Virginia and Massachusetts and his descendants. By Rev. S.J. Sapulding; Charles Warren Spaulding
Birth:
The Spaulding Memorial: A Genealogical History of Edward Spaulding of Virginia and Massachusetts and his descendants. By Rev. S.J. Sapulding; Charles Warren Spaulding
Death:
DAR Lineage
Date:
TThe Spaulding Memorial: A Genealogical History of Edward Spaulding of Virginia and Massachusetts and his descendants. By Rev. S.J. Sapulding; Charles Warren Spauldi
Place: uncertain
Children:
William Safford SpauldingBirth: Mar. 4, 1809Death: 1884
Josiah Worcester SpauldingBirth: Nov. 4, 1810Death: 1892
Phineas Brown SpauldingBirth: Oct. 14, 1815Death: Nov. 1, 1864

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Louise Susan Spaulding Anderson [ Mrs. Andreas Spaulding]
Relation to maker: Great, great grandaughter

Conservation:

Conservator: Cynthia Gompert
Date: 1997
Actions: cleaned, 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

Literature:

Author(s): Olive Blair Graffam
Title: Schoolgirl Art at the DAR Museum
Publication/Publisher: American Needlepoint Guild, Inc.
Date: Mar. 2004

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