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Friday Photo: Historical Serendipity

Apr 6, 2012

History works in mysterious and wonderful ways. The Hammond-Harwood House has a portrait of Philip Yorke, the 1st Earl of Hardwicke, that descended in his family to Susan Amelia Yorke Hambro (pictured above) and was eventually sold at auction. Mrs. Clifford Hendrix, a former director of the Hammond-Harwood House, purchased it at the sale and […]

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Friday Photo Update!

Dec 23, 2011

Remember Mrs. Middleton from last week? In case you don’t, here she is again: Thanks to the miracle that is the Internet, I may (fingers crossed) have a better idea who she is. In the file I have on her portrait there was a terrible photocopy of an article from the November 1904 issue of […]

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Friday Photo: Good Day Mrs. Middleton

Dec 16, 2011

I used the Hammond-Harwood House Facebook page to request ideas for blog posts. The suggestions all had to do with our collection of portraits, so this will be the first post in what will (hopefully) become a series  about the paintings hanging in the House and the artists who painted them. Today, we have Mrs. […]

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