Charlotte Draper's Sampler

Charlotte Draper's Sampler

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Embroidery, Sampler
sampler
date made
1797
maker
Draper, Charlotte
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
ID Number
TE.E300507
catalog number
E300507.000
accession number
61510
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Charlotte Ellis Danforth.
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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