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Achsah Wilkens Goodwin, 1829

Sampler Archive ID: SA000200
Maker: Achsah Wilkens Goodwin
Maker Birthplace: Maryland
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Maryland
Year Made: 1829
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 89.33
Object Credit: Museum purchase Christie’s Auction
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 16.00 H x 14.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 22.50 H x 18.00 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 7
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Achsah Wilkins Goodwin 1829
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Satin
Thread Count: Vertical: 40
Horizontal: 42

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
family bible at Maryland historical society
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State family bible at Maryland historical society and census records
Death Date:
family bible at Maryland historical society
Death Location:
family bible at Maryland historical society
Religion:
Protestant
Parents:
family bible at Maryland historical society
Birth:
family bible at Maryland historical society
family bible at Maryland historical society
family bible at Maryland historical society
family bible at Maryland historical society
Marriages:
Children:

Object History

Previous Owners:
Conservation:

Conservator: Cynthia Gompert
Date:
Actions: cleaned, reframed

Exhibitions: Title: Adopt an Object
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Oct. 2, 1991 – Apr. 30, 1992

Title: Classical Quilts
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Jun., 1995 – Oct., 1995

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: Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Oct. 3, 2014 - Sep. 5, 2015

Literature:

Author(s): Alden O'Brien, Virginia Vis
Title: Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia
Publication/Publisher: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Date: 2014

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