Object Details

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Betsy Putnam, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA000212
Maker: Betsy Putnam
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Essex County, Massachusetts
Year Made: Unknown
Decade Made: 1790-1799
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1955.0083.003
Object Credit: Museum purchase.
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Coat of Arms
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 14.20 H x 10.10 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 16.50 H x 12.20 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Maker signature, Title
Text medium: Handwritten
BY THE NAME OF PUTNAM
WROUGHT BY BETSY PUTNAM
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Floral and plant, Geometric, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Silk
Ground Condition: Wear:
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Thread: Silk Metal
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Gold, Red, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Stem, All over, especially the black areas
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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County: unknown
State: unknown
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Object History

Previous Owners:
Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: Who's Your Daddy? Families in Early American Needlework
Host: Winterthur Museum
Location: Winterthur, DE
Date: Oct. 4, 2008 – Aug. 7, 2009

Literature:

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Plain & Fancy: American Women and their Needlework, 1650-1850
Publication/Publisher: Curious Works Press
Date: 1995

Author(s): Betty Ring
Title: New England Heraldic Needlework of the Neoclassical Period
Publication/Publisher: The Magazine Antiques, 144, pp. 484-493
Date: 1993

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Plain & Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework, 1700-1850
Publication/Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Date: 1977

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