Object Details

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Emily C. Rawlings, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA000207
Maker: Emily C. Rawlings
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
School/Teacher:Martha & Francis Gardner (Allen, 2007)
Year Made: Unknown
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 97.24
Object Credit: Museum purchase John L. Long Merry Oak Antiques
Contributor: DAR Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 17.00 H x 16.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 18.20 H x 18.20 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Teach me to feel anothers woe
To hide the fault I see
That mercy I to others show
That mercy show to me
Emily C. Rawlings wrought this in (illeg.)
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: Domestic, house & yard
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Green, Pink, Red, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Slight loss
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross
Thread Count: Vertical: 36
Horizontal: 32

Maker History

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

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: John L. Long Merry Oak Antiques
Relation to maker: none [dealer]


Conservator: Cynthia Gompert
Date: 1998
Actions: reframed

Exhibitions: Title: Needles and Thread: Women's Handiwork, Men's Craftsmanship
Host: Homewood House Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Sep. 6, 2001 – Nov. 25, 2001

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


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