Object Details

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Susan Ann Russ, c. 1839

Sampler Archive ID: SA000706
Maker: Susan Ann Russ
Maker Birthplace: Solon, Cortland County, New York
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Rensselaerville, Albany County, New York
Year Made: 1839
Decade Made: 1830-1839
Owner: Fenimore Art Museum
Accession Number: N0020.1977
Object Credit: Donor: Mrs. Jacob Bosnian
Contributor: Fenimore Art Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 18.5 H x 12 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 0
Dividing Lines: 12
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Place name, Verse, Biblical scripture, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
O may Columbia's daughters seek and find That real good which satisfies the mind
Susan Ann Russ. 
AE 12 years birth Sept 1827 
Rensslaer Ville
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Floral and plant, Geometric, Human made object,
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Brown, Green, Red, Tan, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials:
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Four sided, Rice
Thread Count: Vertical: 26
Horizontal: 27

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Sampler
Birthdate:
Object File, Record of the Rust family : embracing the descendants of Henry Rust, who came from England and settled in Hingham, Mass., 1634-1635
Birth Location:
object file
County: object file
State: New York
Death Date:
Object File, Record of the Rust family : embracing the descendants of Henry Rust, who came from England and settled in Hingham, Mass., 1634-1635
Death Location:
Object File
Religion:
Trinity church is Episcopal, need to confirm but is likely since they were buried at the church.
Parents:
Record of the Rust family : embracing the descendants of Henry Rust, who came from England and settled in Hingham, Mass., 1634-1635
Record of the Rust family : embracing the descendants of Henry Rust, who came from England and settled in Hingham, Mass., 1634-1635
Record of the Rust family : embracing the descendants of Henry Rust, who came from England and settled in Hingham, Mass., 1634-1635
Object File, Record of the Rust family : embracing the descendants of Henry Rust, who came from England and settled in Hingham, Mass., 1634-1635
Record of the Rust family : embracing the descendants of Henry Rust, who came from England and settled in Hingham, Mass., 1634-1635
Record of the Rust family : embracing the descendants of Henry Rust, who came from England and settled in Hingham, Mass., 1634-1635
Marriages:
Spouse:
Record of the Rust family : embracing the descendants of Henry Rust, who came from England and settled in Hingham, Mass., 1634-1635
Birth: c1803Death:
Record of the Rust family : embracing the descendants of Henry Rust, who came from England and settled in Hingham, Mass., 1634-1635
Date:
Record of the Rust family : embracing the descendants of Henry Rust, who came from England and settled in Hingham, Mass., 1634-1635
Place:
Record of the Rust family : embracing the descendants of Henry Rust, who came from England and settled in Hingham, Mass., 1634-1635
Children:
Charles Ephaiam PiersonBirth: 1857Death: Dec. 3, 1876
unnamed infant died at birthBirth: Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Mrs. Jacob Bosnian
Relation to maker: Unsure

Conservation:
Exhibitions:
Literature:

Author(s): Ethel Stanwood Bolton & Eva Johnston Coe
Title: American Samplers
Publication/Publisher: Weathervane Books, NY
Date: 1973

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