Mary Ingersoll's Sampler


Man in fawn-colored fall-front trousers, short blue jacket decorated with faceted gilt beads, and tall dark hat. On his arm, lady wearing long dress with wide white collar and blue bonnet tied with long bonnet-strings; she carries parasol and reticule and wears necklace or chain of gilt beads. To right of couple, blue-domed building (temple?) with tall columns on hill above pond, with two deer and flowering bush; to left of couple large tree and under it, sheep and dog. In each upper corner, bluebird under grapevine; children's names enclosed in panel outlined by wave band. Grapes on vines in upper corners worked by coiling purple thread and tacking down each coil in two or three places. Border on all four sides, straight vine bearing roses and rose buds. Silk embroidery thread on linen ground. STITCHES: cross, crosslet, chain, four-sided, French knot. THREAD COUNT: warp 28, weft 28/in.



Mr Levi Ingersoll was born Dec 26th 1775
Miss Sarah Hubbard was born Jan 2nd 1779
They were united in marriage Jan 31 1802


Hannah Ingersoll was born Jan 30th 1803
Eliza Ingersoll was born Oct 30th 1804
Ann Ingersoll was born Nov 1st 1806
Henry H Ingersoll was born Feb 25th 1809
Charles Ingersoll was born Jan 23rd 1811
Jane Ingersoll was born July 1st 1815
Mary Ingersoll was born Sept 27th 1819 [last 2 numbers replaced or filled in later]
Sarah Ingersoll was born Feb 10th 1821 [last number replaced or filled in later]

By Miss Mary Ingersoll in the 9th year of her age New York 1830" [number 9 replaced or filled in later]


Mary was born on September 27, 1819, to Levi and Sarah Hubbard Ingersoll in Pound Ridge, New York. She died unmarried on April 18, 1889.

Date Made: 1830Associated Dates: 1990-03-26

Maker: Ingersoll, Mary

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Pound RidgeAssociated Place: United States: Michigan, Tecumseh

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Credit Line: Gift of Clarence and Dorothy M. Damon

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1990.0146.01Catalog Number: 1990.0146.01Accession Number: 1990.0146

Object Name: samplerOther Terms: sampler; 1830

Physical Description: linen (overall material)silk (overall material)beads (overall material)brown (overall color)blue (overall color)green (overall color)yellow (overall color)pink (overall color)tan ground (overall color)embroidery (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 17 1/2 in x 17 1/2 in; 44.45 cm x 44.45 cm


Record Id: nmah_1067103

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