Object Details

Lucena A. Foster, 1849

Sampler Archive ID: SA000709
Maker: Lucena Alexander Foster
Maker Birthplace: Solon, Cortland County, New York
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Solon, Cortland County, New York
Year Made: Feb 25, 1849
Decade Made: 1840-1849
Owner: Fenimore Art Museum
Accession Number: N0034.1987
Object Credit: Donor: Lucena Kibbe
Contributor: Fenimore Art Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 13.7 H x 14.2 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 0
Decorative Bands: 0
Dividing Lines: 2
Cartouches: No
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Place name, Date, Verse or other block of text, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Lucena A. Foster aged 12 years. Solon Feb 25th 1849
Jesus permit thy gracious name to stand 
As the first efforts of an infant hand
And while her fingers o'er the canvass move
Engage her tender heart to seek thy love
With thy dear children let her share a part
And write thy name thy self upon her heart
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths
Motifs/Symbols: Geometric,
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear: worn
Cleanliness: stained
Loss: fold-line loss
Thread: Cotton
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Brown, Red
Thread Condition: Borders:
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials:
Stitch Types: Cross, Four sided, Rice, Other, Herringbone stitch on motif in upper right corner.
Thread Count: Vertical: 0
Horizontal: 0

Maker History

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Birth Name:
census records, cemetery records
cemetery records, ancestry. com family trees
Birth Location:
County: Cortland
State: New York
Death Date:
cemetery records, A Bisbee family history family tree online
Death Location:
cemetery records
Baptist; Donor record.
Donor record; census records
Donor record; A Bisbee family history family tree online
cemetery records
Donor record, cemetery records
New Hampshire, Births and Christenings Index, 1714-1904
cemetery records
Spouse: Jared Ebenezer Cushman Greene Kibbe (1830-1898)Birth: Death:
Date: 1859 or 1860Place:
Ruth Sophia KibbeBirth: May 5, 1861Death: April 5, 1904
Jared Burr KibbeBirth: Jan. 24, 1863Death: May 8, 1897
Orson Foster KibbeBirth: Dec. 1866Death: Oct. 8, 1884
Emmet Bisbee KibbeBirth: May 19, 1868Death: Jan. 5, 1948
William Henry KibbeBirth: Feb. 18, 1870Death: Nov. 26, 1941
Louisa Julia KibbeBirth: Apr. 1873Death: Mar. 10, 1961
Herbert Charles KibbeBirth: May 8, 1876Death: July 2, 1958
George Marcus KibbeBirth: 1880Death: 1880
Lee Garfield KibbeBirth: Dec. 9, 1881Death: Dec. 15, 1961

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Herbert Kibbe (1876-1958)
Relation to maker: Son

Name: Lucena Julia Kibbe (1917-2015)
Relation to maker: Grandddaughter

Name: New York State Historical Association
Relation to maker:


Author(s): Harvey, Erica
Title: From Mother to Daughter: The Sampler of Lucena Alexander Foster, 1849.
Date: December 13, 2007

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