Object Details

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Sarah Collins, 1673

Sampler Archive ID: SA000267
Maker: Sarah Collins
Maker Birthplace: probably Massachusetts
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: probably Massachusetts
Year Made: 1673
Decade Made: 1670-1679
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1987.0001
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 17.87 H x 8.5 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: 13
Dividing Lines: 14
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
SARAH*COLLINS*HER
SAMPLER*1673
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant, Geometric
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Green, Pink, Red, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Satin, back, Double Running,Reversible and Diagonal Cross, Montenegrin is possible, throughout
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Location:
City: probably Massachusetts
County: unknown
State: unknown
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Religion:
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Object History

Previous Owners:
Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: With Cunning Needle: Four Centuries of Embroidery
Host: Winterthur Museum
Location: Winterthur, DE
Date: Sep. 3, 2011 – Jan. 8, 2012

Literature:

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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