Object Details

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Elizabeth Elmendorph, 1766

Sampler Archive ID: SA000218
Maker: Elizabeth Elmendorph
Maker Birthplace: Kingston, Ulster County, New York
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York
Year Made: 1766
Decade Made: 1760-1769
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1958.0968
Object Credit: Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: 12.50 H x 18.30 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 15.00 H x 20.70 W (inches)
Borders: 3
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 2
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
ELiZaBeth ELmendorPh Her Work Aged 10 Years 
1766
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Architectural, Birds and insects, Celestial, Floral and plant, Human figure, Human made object, Religious
Scenes/Pictures: Allegorical or symbolic, Landscape, Religious or Biblical
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Gold, Green, Red, Rust, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Moderate loss
Text: Moderate loss
Symbols: Moderate loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Queen or rococo
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object, Baptismal and marriage registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston : Ulster County, New York, 1660-1809
Birthdate:
Baptismal and marriage registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston : Ulster County, New York, 1660-1809
Birth Location:
Baptismal and marriage registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston : Ulster County, New York, 1660-1809
County: Baptismal and marriage registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston : Ulster County, New York, 1660-1809
State Baptismal and marriage registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston : Ulster County, New York, 1660-1809
Death Date:
Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley: A Record of the Ac
Death Location:
Religion:
U.S., Dutch Reformed Church Records from Selected States, 1660-1926
Parents:
Baptismal and marriage registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston : Ulster County, New York, 1660-1809
cemetery records
cemetery records
Baptismal and marriage registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston : Ulster County, New York, 1660-1809
cemetery record
cemetery records
Marriages:
Spouse: Cornelius Raij/RayBirth: Death:
Date: July 25, 1784Place:
Children:
Richard Ray Birth: May 13, 1785Death: before 1792
Marij/Mary RayBirth: Mar. 22, 1787Death: before 1790
Robert RayBirth: Apr. 21, 1789Death: before 1794
Richard RayBirth: Jun. 17, 1792Death:
Edmund RayBirth: Sep. 11, 1796Death:
Charles RayBirth: Jan. 31, 1798Death:
Richard RayBirth: Dec. 4, 1794Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Henry Francis du Pont
Relation to maker: none

Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: Winterthur Museum Permanent Display
Host: Winterthur Museum
Location: Winterthur, DE
Date: ongoing

Literature:

Author(s): Amelia Peck
Title: Biblical Samplers from New York City
Publication/Publisher: The Magazine Antiques, 167, p. 80.
Date: Feb. 2005

Author(s): Betty Ring
Title: Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework 1650-1850, Vol. II
Publication/Publisher: A. A. Knopf, pp. 294-303
Date: 1993

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