Object Details

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Welthy Andrus, 1815

Sampler Archive ID: SA000715
Maker: Welthy Andrus
Maker Birthplace: Rutland County, Vermont
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Richfield, New York County, New York
Year Made: 1815
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: Fenimore Art Museum
Accession Number: N0123.1939
Object Credit: Donor: Zoalma Wilsey
Contributor: Fenimore Art Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 12.70 H x 10.20 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 15.50 H x 12.50 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Place name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Welthy Andrus 
Richfield Feb 20th 1815 
Aged 11 years
Motifs/Symbols: ,
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Linen
Thread Colors Front: Blue
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials:
Stitch Types: Cross
Thread Count: Vertical: 36
Horizontal: 40

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
Records of Birth and Baptism 1797-1827 by Rev. Daniel Nash. The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011
Birth Location:
City:
County: The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011
State The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011
Death Date:
New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999
Death Location:
New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999
Religion:
Records of Birth and Baptism 1797-1827 by Rev. Daniel Nash. (online)
Parents:
Records of Birth and Baptism 1797-1827 by Rev. Daniel Nash. The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011
Ancestry.com family trees
Revolutionary War Pensioners, 1801-1815, 1818-1872
Records of Birth and Baptism 1797-1827 by Rev. Daniel Nash. The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011
The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011
ancestry.com family trees
Marriages:
Children:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Welthy Andrus
Relation to maker: Maker

Name: Mrs. William Wilsey
Relation to maker: uncertain

Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: Rediscovery: A Tribute to Otsego County Women Artists
Host: The Foreman Gallery (Hartwick College)
Date: September 22-October 27, 1989

Title: Building Citizens: A History of Public Schooling in Otsego County
Host: Cooperstown Graduate Program; Smithy Pioneer Gallery, Inc.
Date: May 10 to September 1, 1988

Title: Let virtue be a guide to thee: Needlework in the education of Rhode Island women, 1730-1830
Host: Rhode Island Historic Society
Date: 1983-1984

Literature:

Author(s): Stephen H. Light
Title: The Marking Sampler of Wealthy Andrus
Publication/Publisher:
Date: 2007

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