Object Details

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Ingeber R. Vandever, 1829

Sampler Archive ID: SA000278
Maker: Ingeber Robinson Vandever
Maker Birthplace: Delaware
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Delaware
School/Teacher:Catherine A. Washington
Year Made: 1829
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1990.0073
Contributor: Winterthur Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 18.50 H x 18.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: H x W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Tuition by CA Washington  
Ingeber R Vandever's 
work in the 12th year
of her age 1829.
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Floral and plant, Human figure, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: Allegorical or symbolic
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk chenille
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Green, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: Paint
Stitch Types: Cross, Knotted, Long and short, Satin, Stem, Straight, French knot
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object,Marriage records, Hamilton County, Ohio
object, cemetery records
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State Winterthur files
Death Date:
cemetery records
Death Location:
cemetery records
Winterthur files
cemetery records
cemetery records
Winterthur files
Birth: Death:
cemetery records
cemetery records
cemetery records, Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati,Ohio
Marriage records, Hamilton County, Ohio
Marriage records, Hamilton County, Ohio
Samuel Castania AskewBirth: Feb. 8, 1838Death: Apr. 16, 1921

Object History

Previous Owners:

Conservator: Winterthur conservator
Date: 1991
Actions: cleaned, mounted on acid-free board, reframed, other
Conservation notes: The textile was mechanically removed from the cardboard, and it was vacuumed front and back through a screen. The corners were flattened with slight moisture. The loose chenille threads were tacked down, and the piece was mounted to a muslin covered acid-free board. A new frame (1991.0507) was constructed by M. Anderson for the piece, and it was framed by M. Peterson.


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

Author(s): Betty Ring
Title: Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework 1650-1850 Vol. II
Publication/Publisher: A. A. Knopf
Date: 1993

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