Charlotte Draper's Sampler

Charlotte Draper's Sampler

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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.
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Object Name
Embroidery, Sampler
date made
Draper, Charlotte
Physical Description
linen (overall ground)
silk and cotton (overall thread)
overall: 12 1/4 in x 7 3/8 in; 31.115 cm x 18.7325 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Charlotte Ellis Danforth.
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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