Object Details

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Hester Vanderburgh, 1789

Sampler Archive ID: SA000197
Maker: Hester Vanderburgh
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York
Year Made: 1789
Decade Made: 1780-1789
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 88.1
Object Credit: Museum purchase Eleanor M. Lynn and Elizabeth A. Monahan
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: 15.50 H x 21.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 18.00 H x 24.00 W (inches)
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 1
Enclosures: None
Text types: Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
1   7  8  9
Hester.Vandeburgh.her.work.Newyork. age.12.oct6
Motifs/Symbols: Religious
Scenes/Pictures: Religious or Biblical, Domestic, house & yard
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross
Thread Count: Vertical: 28
Horizontal: 25

Maker History

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Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
Death Location: unknown
Religion:
probably protestant
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Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Eleanor M. Lynn and Elizabeth A. Monahan
Relation to maker: none [dealer]

Conservation:

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

Title: By, For, and Of the People: Folk Art and Americana at the DAR Museum
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Oct. 7, 2011 – Sep. 2, 2012

Literature:

Author(s): Olive Blair Graffam
Title: By, For, and Of the People: Folk Art and Americana at the DAR Museum
Publication/Publisher: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (exhibition catalog)
Date: 2011

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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