Charlotte Draper's Sampler


This sampler by Charlotte Draper, dating to 1797, is stitched with silk embroidery thread on a linen ground with a thread count of warp 26, weft 28/ in. The stitches used are cross and rice. The inscription is: "Charlotte Dra / pers Sampler Wrote / In The 13 Year of her / Age June the 23 1797." Charlotte Draper was born on May 8, 1785 to Isaac (1736 – 1824) and Chloe Tingley (1746 – 1828) Draper in Attleboro, Massachusetts. She never married and died on August 22, 1848, in Thompson, Connecticut.

Date Made: 1797

Maker: Draper, Charlotte

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Charlotte Ellis Danforth.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.E300507Catalog Number: E300507.000Accession Number: 61510

Object Name: Embroidery, Samplersampler

Physical Description: linen (overall ground)silk and cotton (overall thread)Measurements: overall: 12 1/4 in x 7 3/8 in; 31.115 cm x 18.7325 cm


Record Id: nmah_639704

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