Object Details

Polly More, 1829

Sampler Archive ID: SA000692
Maker: Mary (Polly) More
Maker Birthplace: Roxbury, Delaware County, New York
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Roxbury, Delaware County, New York
Year Made: 1829
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: The Farmers' Museum
Accession Number: F0005.2000
Object Credit: Donor: Clifton C. More and Jean More Porter
Contributor: Fenimore Art Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 18.00 H x 14.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 20.50 H x 16.50 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 1
Dividing Lines: 8
Enclosures:
Cartouches: No
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Place name, Date, Verse or other block of text, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Polly More's sampler made 
in the 13th year of her age. 1829
      J

PM   PM
Roxbury
Motifs/Symbols: Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human made object,
Scenes/Pictures: Landscape,
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear: holes
Cleanliness: spotted
Loss: interior loss
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Pink
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Slight loss
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials:
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Rice
Thread Count: Vertical: 37
Horizontal: 41

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Object File
Birthdate:
Chronicles of the More Family, editor Grace Van Dyke More
Birth Location:
object
County: Delaware
State: New York
Death Date:
Chronicles of the More Family, editor Grace Van Dyke More
Death Location:
Chronicles of the More Family, editor Grace Van Dyke More
Religion:
Parents:
Chronicles of the More Family, editor Grace Van Dyke More
cemetery records
cemetery records
Chronicles of the More Family, editor Grace Van Dyke More
Object File
Chronicles of the More Family,editor Grace Van Dyke More
Marriages:
Spouse: Edward I. BurhansBirth:
cemetery records Roxbury Cemetery Roxbury, Delaware County, New York, USA
Death:
cemetery records Roxbury Cemetery Roxbury, Delaware County, New York, USA
Date: Oct. 14, 1837Place: New York
Children:
Maria Du Bois BurhansBirth: June 5, 1840Death: Dec. 18, 1929
Jonas More BurhansBirth: May 31, 1842Death: Jan. 19, 1849
Edward Clay BurhansBirth: Sept. 19, 1851Death: Mar. 29, 1912

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Clifton C. More
Relation to maker: descendant

Name: Jean More Porter
Relation to maker: descendant

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