Object Details

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Martha Turner, 1837

Sampler Archive ID: SA000260
Maker: Martha Turner
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: 16-18 years
Place Made: Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
School/Teacher:Lititz Seminary
Year Made: 1837
Decade Made: 1830-1839
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1984.0051
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: , Embroidered wreath
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle Circular object worked on silk ground
Object Dimensions: 18.00 H x 18.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 22.50 H x 22.50 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Place name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Printed
Martha Turner
Litiz Seminary
June 13, 1837
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Unsure
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Unsure Ribbon, chenille, netting or tulle
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Brown, Gold, Green, Red, Tan, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Slight loss
Other Materials: Ink, Ribbon, Unsure, Not sure what the buds are made from.
Stitch Types: Knotted, Satin, Stem, Straight, Couched
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
Winterthur files : re her enrollment in the Litiz Seminary at the age of 16 in 1836
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
Death Location:
Religion:
Uncertain
Parents:
Mother:
Birth:
Death:
Turner Genealogy and Allied Families 1769-1970; Mildred Turner Tirk
Birth:
Turner Genealogy and Allied Families 1769-1970; Mildred Turner Tirk
Marriages:
Spouse: Thomas K. TurnerBirth: Death:
Date: December 24, 1846Place:
Children:

Object History

Previous Owners:
Conservation:
Exhibitions:
Literature:

Author(s): Patricia Herr
Title: Moravian Schoolgirl Needlework from Lititz, Pennsylvania
Publication/Publisher: The Magazine Antiques
Date: 1993

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

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