Object Details

Lydia Fitch, 1793

Sampler Archive ID: SA000283
Maker: Lydia Fitch
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut
Year Made: 1793
Decade Made: 1790-1799
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1991.0034
Contributor: Winterthur Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 11.00 H x 11.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: H x W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 4
Dividing Lines: 8
Cartouches: No
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Place name, Date
Text medium: Stitched
LyDIA FITCH of Suffield Aged Ten Years 
March Eighteenth AD 17903
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant, Human made object, Urn with handles
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear: Intact
Cleanliness: Clean
Loss: none noted
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Gold, Green, Pink, Tan, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Chain, Eyelet, Four sided, Stem, , in the two trees in the lowest register she has used a loose circle of random stitches to show the a
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
Death Location:
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Father: Birth: Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

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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