Object Details

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Lydia Russell, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA000198
Maker: Lydia Russell
Maker Birthplace: West Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: West Cambridge, now Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
School/Teacher:Mrs. Gill's Academy
Year Made: Unknown
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 88.40
Object Credit: Gift of Sheila and Edwin Rideout
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Family Record or Register, Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 24.00 H x 19.20 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 30.00 H x 25.20 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Family genealogy
Text medium: Handwritten
Edward Russell
Born Oct 5th 1764
was married.
May 11th 1786
Died Novr 3d 1808
Lydia Adams
Born Sept 2d 1767
Lydia R 1st.*..
Died Augst 28 
1790
Jeremiah
born Augst 28th 
1786
Lydia 1st born
Jany 22d
1789
Lydia 2d born
Febry 26th 
1791
Sophia born
Sept 2d
1793
Edward born
October 19
1795
Leonora born
February 24
1797
Mary born
March
12
1801
Motifs/Symbols: Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: Landscape, Mourning or memorial
Ground: Silk
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front:
Thread Condition: Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: Ink
Stitch Types: Stem
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
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Birthdate:
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Birth Location:
Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915
County: Middlesex
State Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915
Death Date:
Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915
Death Location:
Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915
Religion:
Uncertain
Parents:
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Marriages:
Spouse: Samuel SkiltonBirth:
U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930
Death:
U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930
Date:
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Place:
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Children:
Lydia SkiltonBirth: Nov. 30, 1814Death: May 7, 1904
Samuel D. SkiltonBirth: May 14, 1816Death: Mar. 22, 1906
Elenor Malvina SkiltonBirth: May 27, 1818Death:
Mary A SkiltonBirth: Jan. 13, 1820Death:
Leonora A SkiltonBirth: Jan. 15, 1822Death:
William Eustis SkiltonBirth: Jan. 23, 1824Death:
Sarah C. SkiltonBirth: Apr. 10, 1862Death:
James M. SkiltonBirth: May 2, 1833Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Suzanne Courcier and Robert W Wilkins
Relation to maker: none [dealer]

Name: Sheila and Edwin Rideout
Relation to maker: none

Conservation:
Exhibitions:
Literature:

Author(s): magazine staff
Title:
Publication/Publisher: American Spirit Magazine
Date: Mar./Apr. 2011

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

Author(s): Peter Benes
Title: Decorated Family Records from Coastal Massachusettes, New Hampshire, and Connecticut. In Families and Children: Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, 1985
Publication/Publisher: Boston: Boston University
Date: 1987

Author(s): Ethel Stanwood Bolton, Eva Johnston Coe
Title: American Samplers
Publication/Publisher: Massachusetts Society of Colonial Dames of America, p 28, 113
Date: 1921

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