Object Details

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Hannah McIntier, 1790

Sampler Archive ID: SA000288
Maker: Hannah McIntire
Maker Birthplace: White Clay Creek, New Castle County, Delaware
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
Year Made: 1790
Decade Made: 1790-1799
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1993.0046
Object Credit: Please Contact Winterthur Registrar's Office for Credit Line
Contributor: Winterthur Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 17.25 H x 13 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 3
Decorative Bands: 2
Dividing Lines: 11
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Youth tho' yet no losses grieve you
   Gay in health and many a grace
Let not cloudless skies deceive you
    Summer gives to atumn place
On the tree of life eternal
    Mayst all thy hopes be stay'd,
Which alone forever vernal
  Bears the leaves that never fade
Hannah McIntier s fampler
made in August 3 AD 1790
in the Eleventh year of her
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Heart, diamond, strawberries, grapes(?)
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Unsure
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Gold, Green, Pink, Purple, Red, Rust, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Straight, Wrapped back stitch or stem stitch to outline the leaves, Detached buttonhole strawberries?
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object dated 1790, says made at age 11
Birth Location:
Winterthur records
County: Winterthur records
State marriage records
Death Date:
Winterthur files
Death Location:
Parents were Presbyterian.
Winterthur files
Winterthur files
Winterthur files
Winterthur files
Delaware Marriages, 1713-1919
Cemetery records, New Castle Presbyterian Cemetery, Delaware
Cemetery records, New Castle Presbyterian Cemetery, Delaware
Delaware Marriages, 1713-1919
Delaware Marriages, 1713-1919
James CouperBirth: Oct. 3, 1803Death: Aug. 12, 1865
Samuel McIntire CouperBirth: Oct. 17, 1804Death: Jul. 11, 1886
William CouperBirth: Sep. 9, 1806Death: Nov. 25, 1874
Ann Jane CouperBirth: Oct. 1, 1812Death: Jun. 14, 1877
Mary CouperBirth: 1815Death: Mar. 23, 1899

Object History

Previous Owners:

Author(s): Linda Eaton
Title: Quilts in a Material World: Selections from the Winterthur Collection
Publication/Publisher: Abrams Books
Date: 2007

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Delaware Samplers
Publication/Publisher: Delaware Antiques Show Catalogue
Date: 1985

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