Object Details

Eunice Norton, 1834

Sampler Archive ID: SA000720
Maker: Eunice Norton
Maker Birthplace: New York
Maker Age: 19-20+ years
Place Made: Otsego County, New York
Year Made: 1834
Decade Made: 1830-1839
Owner: Fenimore Art Museum
Accession Number: N0156.1976
Object Credit: Donor: Roy Fox
Contributor: Fenimore Art Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: 22.2 H x 32 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 0
Dividing Lines: 12
Cartouches: No
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Personal initials, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Eunice Nortons 
Sampler made in the year 1834
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant, Geometric, Other, Unidentifiable loop motif at the end of third, fourth and fifth alphabets. After discussion with professors, it was determined these mystery symbols a
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear: splits or tears holes
Cleanliness: stained
Loss: perimeter loss fold-line loss
Thread Colors Front: Brown
Thread Condition: Borders: Moderate loss
Text: Slight loss
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials:
Stitch Types: Cross, Four sided, Algerian eyelet stitch
Thread Count: Vertical: 0
Horizontal: 0

Maker History

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Birth Name:
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Birth Location:
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Death Date:
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Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Eleanor Mary Norton Fox [1883-1960]
Relation to maker: descendant

Name: Elisi Norton [Nov. 1851-?]
Relation to maker: descendant

Name: Roy Fox [1908-1993]
Relation to maker: descendant


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