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Highlights : Rituals : Life Stages

Subcategory Life Stages contains 11 item(s).

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front Boy in a Skeleton Suit
Frances and Mary Allen photographed this boy playing with a hoop for an illustration in Alice Morse Earle's book, "Home Life in Colonial Days."
front "The Life and Age of Woman"
c. 1840
This 19th century print dealt with the popular theme of life stages from cradle to grave.
Page 1 Indenture between Justin Hitchcock and Moses Church
May 5, 1766
This handwritten document indenturing young Justin Hitchcock (1752-1822) of Granville, Massachusetts, to learn the "art and mystery" of hatmaking with Moses Church of Springfield, Massachusetts, was written in 1766 when Justin was fourteen years old.
document Indenture between Samuel Wells & Jonathan Ballard
Sep 6, 1794
Jonathan Ballard of Sunderland agrees to "bind out" his daughter Rhoda, age twelve, to the care of Samuel Wells of Deerfield.
document Lease (Indenture) by Orlando Ware
Jun 8, 1807
This document names the terms of rental for part of the house owned by Orando Ware of Deerfield to Mr. Hildreth, preceptor of Deerfield Academy, in 1807.
front Christening Blanket
The blanket, approximately three feet by four feet, and woven of silk damask, was used for the christening of the children of Elijah and Hannah Dwight who married in 1774 in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Page 14 "New England Primer"
c. 1800
School books known as primers formed a basic tool of teaching the young how to read.
front Footed Baptismal Basin
The footed pewter bowl, or basin, was made in Hartford, Connecticut, between 1825 and 1830 by a member of the Boardman family.
front "Negro Funeral"
George Fuller drew this sketch after witnessing an African American funeral procession in March, 1858.
front Baby in Christening Robe
This cabinet card is of a young child wearing a christening gown made from Emily Rudman Tripp's wedding gown.


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