Jane Westervelt's Sampler

This sampler by Jane Westervelt, dating to 1840, is stitched with wool embroidery thread on a linen ground with a thread count of warp 23, weft 33/ in. The stitches used are cross, herringbone, and stem. The inscription is: “Jane Westervelt her Work aged 10 year.” Jane Crolius Westervelt was born October 13, 1830, to Abraham and Marion McKenzie Westervelt in New York, New York. She married Anderson Jay Hagan on January 9, 1851, in New York. They had five children: Edward, Emma, Harry, Frank, and Mary.
Currently not on view
associated dates
1988 12 02 / 1988 12 02
Westervelt, Jane Crolius
associated place
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Physical Description
wool (overall material)
linen (overall material)
red (overall color)
pink (overall color)
rust (overall color)
olive (overall color)
green (overall color)
tan ground (overall color)
embroidery (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 13 1/8 in x 17 3/4 in; x 33.3375 cm x 45.085 cm
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Credit Line
Mrs. John H. Murray
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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