Object Details

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Hannah Cooper, 1791

Sampler Archive ID: SA000271
Maker: Hannah Cooper
Maker Birthplace: New Jersey
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
School/Teacher:Ann Marsh's School
Year Made: 1791
Decade Made: 1790-1799
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1987.0037
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Unsure, Extract?
Needlework techniques: Embroidery Buttonhole
Shape: Oval
Object Dimensions: 15.50 H x 13.30 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: H x W (inches)
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: 2
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Verse, Maker signature, Family genealogy
Text medium: Stitched
THE WISH
i ask not fortun'es
Partial smile, exhaustless
seource of care not all her
fancied gay delights can claim
a serious Prayer, nor Pleasure's soft
alluring form, with ardent wish i seek
far less the captivating bloom
that glows on beauty's cheek.
I ask not that in calm repose my even 
days may flow, unruffled by adversity,  
exempt from human woe, enough that no
reflections keen, no crimes my soul oppress  
to rob me of the flattering hope  
of future happiness, but grant me that  
blest frame of mind, where no vain thoughts 
intrude, that blest serenity which springs 
from conscious rectitude. 
Life's road let
me cautiously view, 
And no longer disdain to be wise, 
For bearing such paths to pursue
As my reason should hate or 
despise. To crown both my age and my youth,Let 
me mark where relig 
ion has trod
ISaac CooPer   Hannah CooPer 
AQuilla jones  Margaret jones 
Marmaduke CooPer   Mary CooPer
Margaret CooPer
MarY CooPer  ISaac Cooper
LYdia CooPer Elizabeth Cooper
Hannah Cooper Her Work in the Yr 1791
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk Unsure
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Gold, Green, Pink, Red, Rust, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Slight loss
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Buttonhole, Eyelet, Knotted, Satin
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object,Jones Family history Children of Elizabeth Cunreds and Griffith Jones: ancestry.com
Birthdate:
Jones Family history Children of Elizabeth Cunreds and Griffith Jones: ancestry.com
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State Jones Family history Children of Elizabeth Cunreds and Griffith Jones: ancestry.com
Death Date:
Jones Family history Children of Elizabeth Cunreds and Griffith Jones: ancestry.com
Death Location: New Jersey
Religion:
U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
Parents:
Jones Family history Children of Elizabeth Cunreds and Griffith Jones: ancestry.com
Jones Family history Children of Elizabeth Cunreds and Griffith Jones: ancestry.com
birth of last child and exclusion form will of husband
U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
Jones Family history Children of Elizabeth Cunreds and Griffith Jones: ancestry.com
Jones Family history Children of Elizabeth Cunreds and Griffith Jones: ancestry.com
Marriages:
Children:

Object History

Previous Owners:
Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: Hail Specimen of Female Art! New Jersey Schoolgirl Needlework, 1726-1860
Host: Morven Museum & Garden
Location: Princeton, NJ
Date: Oct. 3, 2014 – Mar. 29, 2015

Literature:

Author(s): Morven Museum & Garden
Title: Hail Specimen of Female Art! New Jersey Schoolgirl Needlework, 1726-1860
Publication/Publisher: Morven Museum & Garden
Date: 2014

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

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Recent Discoveries About Philadelphia Samplers
Publication/Publisher: The Magazine Antiques, 136, pp. 1334-1343
Date: 1989

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