Abigail French's Sampler wrought in the Seventeenth/ year of her age A x d 1822. The whimsical samplers of the Canterbury, New Hampshire area are easily identified by the rolling hillock bottom band filled with stylized flowers, tiered trees, baskets, birds, and a double-leaf moustache above, all outlined in black creating a very bright and bold effect. These pieces usually contain a large saw-tooth border setting off the text and a large strawberry band separating the alphabets.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 by Mary Simth Lockwood, Mary Desha, Ellen Hardin Walworth, and Eugenia Washington. This memorial, on the grounds of Washington, DC's Constitution Hall, was dedicated to the DAR founders on April 17, 1929. Here, historian Richard Norton Smith talks about the memorial, sculpted by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, herself a DAR member.
Marjorie Merriweather Post, Philanthropist. A woman who was a DAR member and who made significant and positive contributions to American or international culture, society, or history through diligent application of her unique talents and abilities.
The Four Founders | Daughters of the American Revolution. "Founders Memorial On April 17, 1929, under the leadership of President General Grace L. H. Brosseau, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution dedicated this memorial to its four founders: Mary Desha, Mary Smith Lockwood, Ellen Hardin Walworth, and Eugenia Washington."
1925 Daughters of The American Revolution At Mount Vernon Virginia Press Photo
"Mary S. Lockwood | Daughters of the American Revolution "Mary S. Lockwood was born in Hanover, Chautauqua County, New York, on October 24, 1831. She moved to Washington, DC, in about 1878. Mrs. Lockwood’s residence was Washington’s elegant and imposing Strathmore Arms, and it was there on October 11, 1890, the formal organization of the NSDAR took place. "