Object Details

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M. E. England, 1843

Sampler Archive ID: SA000282
Maker: Mary Elizabeth England
Maker Birthplace: Nottingham, Cecil County, Maryland
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Unknown
Year Made: 1843
Decade Made: 1840-1849
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1991.0020
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery ribbon work
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 21.80 H x 19.00 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
  worked by 
 M.E. England 
 10th mo. 1843
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, hearts
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Wool
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: Ribbon
Stitch Types: Cross, Chain, Knotted, Running, Satin, Stem, Straight
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object,Nottingham, Cecil County, Maryland Quaker Records
Birthdate:
Nottingham, Cecil County, Maryland Quaker Records
Birth Location:
Nottingham, Cecil County, Maryland Quaker Records
County: Nottingham, Cecil County, Maryland Quaker Records
State Nottingham, Cecil County, Maryland Quaker Records
Death Date:
Nottingham, Cecil County, Maryland Quaker Records
Death Location:
Nottingham, Cecil County, Maryland Quaker Records
Religion:
Nottingham, Cecil County, Maryland Quaker Records
Parents:
HISTORIC-GENEALOGY OF THE KIRK FAMILY,AS ESTABLISHED BY Roger Kirk, By CHAS. H. STUBBS, M. D., 1872
HISTORIC-GENEALOGY OF THE KIRK FAMILY,AS ESTABLISHED BY Roger Kirk, By CHAS. H. STUBBS, M. D., 1872
HISTORIC-GENEALOGY OF THE KIRK FAMILY,AS ESTABLISHED BY Roger Kirk, By CHAS. H. STUBBS, M. D., 1872
Nottingham, Cecil County, Maryland Quaker Records
cemetery records
cemetery records
Marriages:
Spouse:
Nottingham, Cecil County, Maryland Quaker Records
Birth:
Nottingham, Cecil County, Maryland Quaker Records
Death:
HISTORIC-GENEALOGY OF THE KIRK FAMILY,AS ESTABLISHED BY Roger Kirk, By CHAS. H. STUBBS, M. D., 1872.
Date:
census records, birth of children
Place:
Children:
Emma E. KirkBirth: Dec. 27, 1851Death: Aug. 12, 1863
Marcella M. KirkBirth: Mar. 12, 1854Death: Jul. 23, 1854
Leora KirkBirth: Feb. 28, 1858Death: Mar. 28, 1861
Rachel A. KirkBirth: Jul. 1, 1860Death: 1939
Mary Louisa KirkBirth: Nov. 6, 1862Death: 1947

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Louisa Kirk Lynch
Relation to maker: daughter

Name: Helen Lynch
Relation to maker: grandaughter

Conservation:
Exhibitions:
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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