Object Details

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Doratha Rumer, 1803

Sampler Archive ID: SA000297
Maker: Doratha Rumer
Maker Birthplace: Delaware
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
Year Made: 1803
Decade Made: 1800-1809
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 2000.0065
Object Credit: Museum purchase
Contributor: Winterthur Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 23.10 H x 19.30 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: H x W (inches)
Borders: 3
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 3
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
And when my Saviour calls me home
Still this my cry shall be ....... 
Hinder me not come welcome death 
I'll gladly go with the ..
Dora tha Rumer
Her work
In the year 1803
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Green, Pink, Rust, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Buttonhole, Chain, Eyelet, Irish, Knotted, Satin, Stem, Straight, couching, seed, fern?
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State Glora Seaman Allen, A Maryland Sampling, page 101
Death Date:
cemetery records
Death Location:
cemetery records
buried in Episcopal cemetery
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cemetery records
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Birth: 1730
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Maria RubencameBirth: Mar. 2, 1800Death: July 5,1882

Object History

Previous Owners:

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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