Object Details

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Ann Cox, 1774

Sampler Archive ID: SA000201
Maker: Ann Cox
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Unknown
Year Made: 1774
Decade Made: 1770-1779
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 89.35.1
Object Credit: Gift of Thelma Morgan Clark
Contributor: DAR Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 16.50 H x 12.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 18.00 H x 13.50 W (inches)
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 5
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Verse, Maker signature, Memorial, Christian prayer, creed and commandments.
Text medium: Stitched
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father which art in Heaven
hallowed be thy Name Thy King
dom come Thy will be done in
Earth as it is in Heaven Give
us this Day our daily Bread and
forgive us our Trespasses as we
forgive them that Trespass a..
gainst us And lead us not into
temptation But deliver us from
evil For thine is the Kingdom and
the power and the glory for ever
and ever Amen
The Apostles Creed
I Believe in God the Father Al
mighty Maker of Heaven and
Earth And in Jesus Christ his on
ly Son our Lord Who was con
ceived by the Holy Ghost Born
of the Virgin Mary Suffered
under Pontius Pilate Was cruci
fied dead and buried He descend
ed into hell The third day he rose
again from the dead He ascend
ed into Heaven And sitteth on the
right hand of God the Father Al
mighty From thence he shall come
to judge the quick and the dead
I believe in the Holy Ghost the ho
ly Catholick Church the communion
of Saints the forgiveness of sins
the resurrection of the body and
the life everlasting Amen
The X Commandmets
From Sinai thus the Lord to Israel spoke
Twas I who freed thy Neck from Egypts
Have thou no other God but only me
Before no helpless Idol bow thy knee
Thou shalt not take my holy Name in vain
Nor thou nor thine my Sabbath shall profane
Honour thy Parents that thou long mayst live
Thou shalt not kill nor take the Life I give
Adultery shun in Chastity delight
Thou shalt not steal nor take anothers right
Nor tell a wilful lie nor love it
What is thy Neighbours do not covet
For the short Space of Life allotted me
I ask but Peace Content and Liberty
Far from vain State & Pageantry & Shew
Let Competence & Health their [s]miles bestow
[T]he Housewifes needle & the moral page
Employ my Youth & sooth the pains of Age
Ann Cox's Work finifhed Nov[r] 29th 1774 In the 11th Year of her age
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Brown, Green, Tan
Thread Condition: Borders: Slight loss
Text: Slight loss
Symbols: Slight loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Buttonhole, Chain, Eyelet, Knotted, Long and short, Satin, Stem, outline
Thread Count: Vertical: 51
Horizontal: 47

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: Thelma Morgan Clark [ Mrs. S. Albert Clark]
Relation to maker: Descendant

Name: Inez Fetterolf Morgan [Mrs. George Fetterolf]
Relation to maker: descendant

Name: Emma Strait Fetterolf
Relation to maker: descendant


Conservator: Cynthia Gompert
Date: 1996
Actions: removed from frame

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

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


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

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

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