Genealogy sampler

American
about 1832
Julyann Boyer (American, born in 1816)


Object Place: Berks County, Amity Township, Pennsylvania, United States

Dimensions

43.3 x 43.8 cm (17 1/16 x 17 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

50.4008

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Worked in a variety of cross stitches; border on three sides of angular flowering vine, narrow border on lower edge of angular strawberry vine, above strawberry vine two buildings, trees, and plants; body of sampler filled with inscription: “Henry Boyer was born in year 1781 / Hannah Boyer wife of Henry Boyer / was born Febuary 1789 first son / was born 24 July 1807 died insten first / daughter Abbaloney Boyer was born 21 / Septermber 1808 died in her 15 year secon / son Jeremiah Boyer was was born 26 April / 1810 secon daughter Maryann Boyer / was born 9 August 1812 3rd daughter / Julyann Boyer was born 27 Oct 1816 / Amity Township Bearks Cony her samp / ler was worked in her 16 year 3rd son / issac Boyer was born 3 Jan 1817 fou / rth daughter was born 15 November 1819 / died instent fif daughter Catharine Boyer was / born 23 Jan 1821 four son Henry Boyer was born / 2 may 1825 six daughter Hanah / Elisabeth * was born 19 / Febuary 1830 died in her 7 / month / “; a few brown stains.
* Hanah / Elisabeth Boyer etc.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moore and Miss Mary Magoun Brown to MFA, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moore, and Miss Mary Magoun Brown, in memory of their mother, Mrs. John Crosby Brown