Object Details

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Elizabeth Taylor, c. 1798

Sampler Archive ID: SA000281
Maker: Elizabeth Taylor
Maker Birthplace: Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Maker Age: 7-9 years
Place Made: Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
School/Teacher:Mrs. Galligher's School
Year Made: c. 1798
Decade Made: 1790-1799
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1991.0006
Contributor: Winterthur Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 17.50 H x 18.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: H x W (inches)
Borders: 4
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 1
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Personal name, Place name, Date, Verse, Family genealogy
Text medium: Stitched
Elisabeth Taylor a Daughter of James
and Elizabeth Taylors was born in
October 8 1789 and made this
Sampler in Mrss Gallighers School in
the 9 year of her age in the year
Dear Saviour oh What ails this Heart
sure tis of Stone it cannot smart
nor yet relent the Death of thee
Whose Death alone could ransom me
Can I behold thy Pain so great
Thy dying sighs thy bloody sweat
cants thou pour forth such streams
for me and I not drop one tear for 
thee This is Doctor Hand's House
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Birds and insects, Diamonds; queen stich berries; trees with birds;house with windows
Scenes/Pictures: Landscape
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Pink, Red, Tan, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: Ribbon
Stitch Types: Cross, Long arm cross, Queen or rococo, elongated cross
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Birth Location:
Winterthur files
County: Winterthur files
State Winterthur files
Death Date:
Death Location:
Birth: Death:
Spouse: Davis BeaumontBirth: Death:
Date: Place:
Elizabeth Townsend BeaumontBirth: Jan. 21, 1824Death: Dec. 17, 1922

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Elizabeth Oat Rockwell
Relation to maker: uncertain

Exhibitions: Title: Who's Your Daddy? Families in Early American Needlework
Host: Winterthur Museum
Location: Winterthur, DE
Date: Oct. 4, 2008 – Aug. 7, 2009


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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