Object Details

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Ruth Wright, 1815

Sampler Archive ID: SA000245
Maker: Ruth Wright
Maker Birthplace: Salem, Salem County, New Jersey
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Westtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania
School/Teacher:Westtown Boarding School
Year Made: 1815
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1969.0046
Object Credit: Museum purchase
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Map or Globe
Needlework techniques: Embroidery ink drawing
Shape: Sphere Sphere Circumference: 16 inches.
Object Dimensions: No dimensions for object
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Place name
Text medium: Handwritten
Motifs/Symbols:
Scenes/Pictures: , planet Earth continents and bodies of water
Ground: Silk Silk is typical of the outer shell of globes but t
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Green, Orange, White
Thread Condition:
Other Materials: Ink, Place names are written in ink.
Stitch Types: Running, , couching
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
note attached to object, written by previous owner, U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
Birthdate:
U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
Birth Location:
U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
County: U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
State U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, census records
Death Date:
New Jersey, Deaths and Burials Index, 1798-1971
Death Location:
New Jersey, Deaths and Burials Index, 1798-1971
Religion:
U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
Parents:
http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.ridgway/1.4.143.149.1/mb.ashx
http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.ridgway/1.4.143.149.1/mb.ashx
http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.ridgway/1.4.143.149.1/mb.ashx
U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.ridgway/1.4.143.149.1/mb.ashx
Marriages:
Spouse:
New Jersey, Marriages, 1678-1985,
Birth:
ancestry.com family trees, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/z/e/Diane-B-Szeliga/ODT10-0054.html
Death:
Ancestry.com family trees, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/z/e/Diane-B-Szeliga/ODT10-0054.html
Date:
New Jersey, Marriages, 1678-1985
Place:
New Jersey, Marriages, 1678-1985
Children:
Milton BuzbyBirth: 1820Death:
Nathan Wright BuzbyBirth: Aug. 20, 1821Death: 1852
Beulah Ann BuzbyBirth: 1824Death: 1905
Mary Wright BuzbyBirth: 1826Death: 1882

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Mrs. Arthur Lane
Relation to maker: granddaughter

Conservation:

Conservator: Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE
Date: 1991
Actions:
Other actions: too fragile for treatment

Exhibitions: Title: Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience
Host: Winterthur Museum
Location: Winterthur, DE
Date: Apr. 20, 2013 – Jan. 5, 2014

Literature:

Author(s): Winterthur Museum
Title: Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience
Publication/Publisher: Winterthur Museum (exhibition catalog online)
Date: 2013

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Plain & Fancy: American Women and their Needlework, 1650-1850
Publication/Publisher: Curious Works Press, p. 64
Date: 1995

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Plain & Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework, 1700-1850
Publication/Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, pp. 60-61
Date: 1977

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: A Winterthur Guide to American Needlework
Publication/Publisher: New York: Crown Publishers, p. 21
Date: 1976

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Needlework, An Historical Survey,"Worked Pocketbooks"
Publication/Publisher: Antiques Magazine Library, pp. 53-58
Date: 1975

Author(s): Margaret B. Schiffer
Title: Historical Needlework of Pennsylvania
Publication/Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, p. 64
Date: 1968

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