Object Details

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Louisa Benson, 1823

Sampler Archive ID: SA000195
Maker: Louisa Benson
Maker Birthplace: Marcellus, Onandaga County, New York
Maker Age: 16-18 years
Place Made: Owasco, Cayuga County, New York
Year Made: 1823
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 87.95.194
Object Credit: Gift of Mildred C. Brown
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 13.00 H x 13.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 15.50 H x 15.50 W (inches)
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 11
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Personal initials, Date, Verse, Maker signature, Memorial, Information about death of maker on paper label under stitched weeping willow.
Text medium: Stitched Printed
Louisa Benson
[unreadable word letters appear to be Maroe] Nov 1
aged 16            LB
[unreadable poem]
_________To Prove
my love now many w
ay __________
Louisa Benson
Died 14 march
1824
Aged 17 years & 3 months
Motifs/Symbols:
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk chenille
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Pink, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Moderate loss
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Four sided, Satin
Thread Count: Vertical: 22
Horizontal: 30

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
Collections of the Maine Historical Society Maine Historical Society, 1897
Birth Location:
Collections of the Maine Historical Society Maine Historical Society, 1897
County: Collections of the Maine Historical Society Maine Historical Society, 1897
State Collections of the Maine Historical Society Maine Historical Society, 1897
Death Date:
object, Owasco cemetary records, Onondaga County New York
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
unknown
Parents:
Owasco cemetary records, Onondaga County New York
Owasco cemetary records, Onondaga County New York
Owasco cemetary records, Onondaga County New York
Owasco cemetary records, Onondaga County New York
Owasco cemetary records, Onondaga County New York
Owasco cemetary records, Onondaga County New York
Marriages:
Children:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Mildred C. Brown
Relation to maker: none

Conservation:

Conservator: Cynthia Gompert
Date:
Actions: cleaned, reframed

Exhibitions: Title: Mt. Walla: A Place on the James
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Jul. 18, 1988 – Jan. 8, 1989

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