Object Details

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Mary Hiester, 1795

Sampler Archive ID: SA000305
Maker: Mary Elizabeth Hiester
Maker Birthplace: Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Year Made: 1795
Decade Made: 1790-1799
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 2009.0006
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: No dimensions for object
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 3
Decorative Bands: 2
Dividing Lines: 5
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Our Infant Years Like, Budding Flowers
Require A Skilful Hand
Short And Uncertain Are The Hours
We Have At Our Command 
Come Lord And Never From Me Go This Worlds A Darksome Place
I Find No Pleasure Here Below When Thou Dost Veil Thy Face
MARY HIESTER HER WORK
1795
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Unsure
Thread Colors Front: Black, Brown, Gold, Green, Pink, Red, Rust, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Slight loss
Symbols: Slight loss
Other Materials: Ribbon
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Long and short, Satin, Stem, Straight
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object, tombstone
Birthdate:
tombstone
Birth Location:
Winterthur files
County: Berks
State Winterthur files
Death Date:
tombstone
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
Husband was Lutheran Minister
Parents:
Minardi, Lisa. 2011. Pastors & Patriots: The Muhlenberg Family of Pennsylvania.
tombstone
tombstone
Minardi, Lisa. 2011. Pastors & Patriots: The Muhlenberg Family of Pennsylvania.
tombstone
tombstone
Marriages:
Spouse: Henry Augustus Philip MuhlanbergBirth:
tombstone
Death:
tombstone
Date:
Marriages and Deaths from Baltimore Newspapers, 1796-1816
Place:
Marriages and Deaths from Baltimore Newspapers, 1796-1816
Children:
Mary Elizabeth MuhlanbergBirth: Mar. 2, 1806Death: Feb. 21, 1838

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Winterthur Museum
Relation to maker: none

Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: The Diligent Needle: Instrument of Profit, Pleasure, and Ornament
Host: Winterthur Museum
Location: Winterthur, DE
Date: Aug. 23, 2014 – Jul. 5, 2015

Literature:

Author(s): Lisa Mindardi
Title: Pastors & Patriots: The Muhlenberg Family of Pennsylvania
Publication/Publisher: Winterthur Primer, Antiques and Fine Art
Date: 2011

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