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Ohio Is My Dwelling Place: Schoolgirl Embroideries, 1800-1850

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One of the most intriguing cultural artifacts of our nation's past was made by young girls — the embroidery sampler. In Ohio Is My Dwelling Place, American decorative arts expert Sue Studebaker documents the samplers created in Ohio prior to 1850, the girls who made them, their families, and the teachers who taught them to stitch.

In this lavishly illustrated book, these now highly prized works are coupled with the stories behind their creations and the circumstances under which...

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Overview

One of the most intriguing cultural artifacts of our nation's past was made by young girls — the embroidery sampler. In Ohio Is My Dwelling Place, American decorative arts expert Sue Studebaker documents the samplers created in Ohio prior to 1850, the girls who made them, their families, and the teachers who taught them to stitch.

In this lavishly illustrated book, these now highly prized works are coupled with the stories behind their creations and the circumstances under which they were sewn. Ohio Is My Dwelling Place also includes an extensive chart of known pioneer teachers and schools in Ohio, as well as maps depicting the counties where the samplers were made.

These samplers serve as a tangible and enduring legacy of Ohio's history, and readers will be intrigued and fascinated by the stories presented in this extraordinary keepsake volume.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Sue Studebaker's comprehensive book covering the development of female education and the role of needlework in a young lady's life in Ohio significantly contributes to the study of regional styles in American needlework and samplers."

— Kimberly Smith Ivey, Associate Curator of Textiles, Colonial Williamsburg

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780821414521
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sue Studebaker is the author of Ohio Samplers: Schoolgirl Embroideries, 1803-1850, and has published articles in the Antique Review and Early American Life. She lectures widely and teaches courses on American decorative arts.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps viii
Foreword ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction (The Early Settlement of Ohio, Why Samplers Were So Important, What Makes It Ohio?) xvii
Part 1. Southern Ohio 1
Washington County 3
Hamilton County 12
Warren County 27
Montgomery County 57
Clinton County 73
Butler County 86
Preble County 100
Greene County 104
Brown County 108
Scioto County 111
Ross County 113
Clermont County 118
Morgan County 120
Gallia County 123
Athens County 125
Part 2. Central Ohio 129
Clark County 131
Darke County 138
Miami County 140
Champaign County 147
Pickaway County 150
Franklin County 153
Delaware County 157
Union County 161
Licking County 163
Fairfield County 169
Perry County 173
Knox County 175
Holmes County 177
Muskingum County 180
Guernsey County 186
Monroe County 190
Belmont County 191
Jefferson County 195
Carroll County 201
Part 3. Northern Ohio 203
Trumbull County 205
Columbiana County 212
Geauga County 219
Ashtabula County 222
Wayne County 226
Mahoning County 230
Stark County 236
Portage County 237
Summit County 240
Cuyahoga County 242
Medina County 244
Lorain County 246
Crawford County 248
Ashland County 250
Erie County 252
Wood County 254
Part 4. Victorian Impulses: Selected Needlework after 1850 257
Epilogue: Everything Old Is New Again 265
Documented Ohio Samplers 267
Ohio Pioneer Teachers and Schools 277
Notes 296
Bibliography 301
Index 307
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