Blog Category: Reading List

Hot Water Kettle, London, England, c. 1754/5

May 10, 2020

Makers: William Shaw II (free from apprenticeship 1748) & William Priest (free from apprenticeship 1749, died between 1802–1811) Medium: Silver with Wicker Handle Gift of Mrs. Clifford Hendrix & Mrs. […]

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George Washington, c. 1835

May 3, 2020

By Rembrandt Peale, American, (1778-1860) Medium: Oil on Canvas 1953 Donated by Dr. Hall Pleasants This posthumous portrait of George Washington on a white horse was painted and signed by […]

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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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Research, Not Procrastination

Oct 19, 2012

When I’m having trouble focusing on cataloging our collection, promoting our special events, or pondering how to keep historic house museums relevant in the 21st century, I like to take […]

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