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Mary Adams, 1772

Sampler Archive ID: SA000204
Maker: Mary Adams
Maker Birthplace: Massachusetts
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Unknown
Year Made: 1772
Decade Made: 1770-1779
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 94.1.1
Object Credit: Gift of Edith Pike Wingate Norton
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 17.20 H x 12.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 18.50 H x 13.00 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: 1
Dividing Lines: 16
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Maker signature, Motto or aphorism
Text medium: Stitched
MARY ADAMS HER SAMPLER BORN OC
TOBER 18 1759 AGED 13 YEARS ONE MONTH
IN ALL YOUR ACTIONS BE SINCERE YO
UR NEIGHBOUR LOVE YOUR GOD REV
ERE              MARY HOMAN [?]
Motifs/Symbols: Celestial, Indeterminate motifs after alphabet 7
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
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Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front:
Thread Condition: Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Half cross, Satin
Thread Count: Vertical: 34
Horizontal: 36

Maker History

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County: unknown
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Death Location: uncertain
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Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Edith Pike Wingate Norton
Relation to maker: Descendant

Conservation:

Conservator: Cynthia Gompert
Date: 1997
Actions: cleaned, mounted on acid-free board, reframed

Exhibitions: Title: Creating the Ideal Home, 1800-1939: Comfort and Convenience in America
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Oct. 4, 2013 – Aug. 8, 2015

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