Charlotte Fowler's Sampler


This sampler by Charlotte Fowler, dating to 1807, is stitched with silk embroidery thread on a linen ground with a thread count of warp 26, weft 24/in. In religion I look for comfort & in reliogion/I always find it/Charlotte Fowler born Nov 18th 1778/Westfield Oct. 12th/1807 Charlotte Fowler was born to Abner and Rhoda Dewey Fowler in Westfield, Massachusetts. On November 18, 1807 she married Henry Viets (1772-1866). They had seven children – Henry (1808 – 1894), Charlotte (1810 – 1880), William Atwater (1813 -), Margaret (1816 – 1849), Maria (1819 – 1858), Jane (1821 -), and Abner Fowler (1824 – 1825). She died May 3, 1841.

Date Made: 1807Associated Dates: 1965 04 28 / 1965 04 28

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Westfield

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T19313.01Accession Number: 259922Catalog Number: T19313.01

Object Name: Sampler

Physical Description: silk (overall material)linen (overall material)black (overall color)rose (overall color)green (overall color)rust (overall color)tan ground (overall color)embroidery (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 9 3/8 in x 12 3/4 in; x 23.8125 cm x 32.385 cm


Record Id: nmah_1138068

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