Object Details

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E. A. Townsend, 1835

Sampler Archive ID: SA000252
Maker: Elizabeth Ann Townsend
Maker Birthplace: Frederica, Kent County, Delaware
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Newark, New Castle County, Delaware
School/Teacher:Mr. Samuel Bell's School
Year Made: 1835
Decade Made: 1830-1839
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1977.0108
Object Credit: Museum purchase
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 14.50 H x 15.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 18.30 H x 18.80 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Biblical scripture, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
With all thy soul
Love God above
And as thy self
Thy neighbor love 
E A Townsend 
1835
Motifs/Symbols: Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Geometric, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Green, Red, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Queen or rococo, Satin, Stem, Seed
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
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Birthdate:
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Birth Location:
Winterthur catalog files
County: Winterthur catalog files
State Winterthur catalog files
Death Date:
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Death Location:
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Religion:
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Parents:
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Marriages:
Spouse:
census records
Birth:
cemetery records
Death:
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Date:
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Place:
Children:
Elizabeth Catherine WhiteleyBirth: Jul. 21, 1842Death: Dec. 27, 1916
Benjamin WhiteleyBirth: Sep. 11, 1844Death: Sep. 26, 1908
Madaline WhiteleyBirth: Mar. 29, 1847Death: Oct. 8, 1856

Object History

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

Literature:

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Delaware Samplers
Publication/Publisher: Delaware Antiques Show Catalogue, p. 57
Date: 1985

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