Blog Category: Item of the Week

Slavery Exhibition Kitchen

Materials Matter: Copper Surfaces

Apr 29, 2020

If you have been inside the historic kitchen at the Hammond-Harwood House you have seen the museum’s extensive collection of kitchen implements, including the copper items (fig 1) that glisten […]

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Tall Case Clock

Apr 25, 2020

Clockmaker Joseph White, London, England, c.1760, Cabinetmaker John Shaw, Annapolis, Maryland, c. 1797 Medium: Mahogany; Tulip Poplar; Yellow Pine, Brass, Iron Donated by The Gaillard Family in 2007 The phrase […]

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Ann Proctor with Doll and Parrott

Apr 18, 2020

By Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) Baltimore, Maryland, c.1789 Medium: Oil on Canvas Donated by Arunah Brady in 1953 Ann Proctor (1783-1815) was the daughter of John Proctor (1745-1790), who was […]

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Rim Lock, English, c.1774

Apr 12, 2020

Medium: Brass Original to the Hammond-Harwood House As everyone is spending time at home, our object of the week is something very important to the late 18th and early 19th […]

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Apr 3, 2020

Clock, Paris France, c. 1800 Maker: Jean-Baptiste Dubuc (1743-1819) Medium: Ormolu, a high-carat gold-mercury amalgam adhered to an object of bronze Gift of Ethel Miller in 1941 This week I […]

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Chinese Export Dining Set

Mar 28, 2020

C. 1820 Medium: Celadon porcelain Gift of Lenora Jackson McKim Baltimore merchant Isaac McKim (1775-1838) was the original owner of this plate. After the War of 1812 McKim was hailed […]

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A Front View of the State House in Annapolis

Mar 3, 2020

C. 1789 Maker: Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) Medium: Engraving Museum Purchase in 1951 In addition to his work as a portraitist, naturalist, and museum professional, Maryland born artist Charles Willson […]

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