Object Details

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Jane Elisabeth Smith, 1842

Sampler Archive ID: SA000199
Maker: Jane Elisabeth Smith
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: 7-9 years
Place Made: Unknown
Year Made: 1842
Decade Made: 1840-1849
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 89.22
Object Credit: Gift of Caroline Greene Look Lareuse
Contributor: DAR Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 17.50 H x 12.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 21.00 H x 16.20 W (inches)
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
A sampler
resembles an
elegant mind
whose passion
by reason sub
dued and refin
ed moves only 
in lines of affec
tion and duty refl
ecting a picture 
of order and beauty
Jane EliSabeth Smith aged 7 years 1842
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Red, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Slight loss
Text: Intact
Symbols: Slight loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross
Thread Count: Vertical: 34
Horizontal: 34

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
Death Location: unknown
Parents: Mother:
Father: Birth: Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Caroline Greene Look Lareuse
Relation to maker: none


Conservator: Julia Brennan
Date: 2004
Actions: cleaned, repaired, mounted on acid-free board, stored in acid-free paper, box, cabinet

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

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


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