Object Details

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Sarah R. Vandegrift, 1841

Sampler Archive ID: SA000232
Maker: Sarah Ruth Vandegrift
Maker Birthplace: St. George's Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: New Castle County, Delaware
Year Made: 1841
Decade Made: 1840-1849
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1961.0500.002
Object Credit: Museum purchase
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, Square with hemmed edges
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 8.75 H x 8.625 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 8
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Sarah R. Vandegrift 
Sept 1841
Motifs/Symbols:
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk not cotton
Thread Colors Front: Green, Orange, Tan
Thread Condition: Text: Slight loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Irish, Rice, Satin
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object, Delaware Marriage Records, 1744-1912
Birthdate:
tombstone
Birth Location:
Ancestry.com family record online
County: Ancestry.com family record online
State Ancestry.com family record online
Death Date:
tombstone
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
buried in Protestant Churchyard
Parents:
Delaware Death Records, 1855-1961
tombstone
cemetery records
Delaware Death Records, 1855-1961
cemetery records, Ancestry.com family record online
tombstone
Marriages:
Spouse:
Delaware Marriage Records, 1744-1912
Birth:
cemetery records
Death:
gravestone, Old Drawyers Church Cemetery, Odessa, DE
Date:
Delaware Marriage Records, 1744-1912
Place:
Delaware Marriage Records, 1744-1912
Children:
Walter Vandegrift WoodsBirth: 1854Death: 1917
John Mathews WoodsBirth: 1855Death: 1860
Roeleff De Hause/De Hass WoodsBirth: 1861Death: Apr. 12, 1871
Isaac Janvier WoodsBirth: 1863Death: Aug. 30, 1931

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Mrs. W. Edward Wright
Relation to maker: great niece

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