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Highlights : Art : Folk art

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front Silhouette of Caroline Stebbins Sheldon (1789-1865)
c. 1804
1918.15.01
This profile portrait, known as a silhouette, of Caroline Stebbins (1789-1865) was cut when she was fifteen years old and a student at Deerfield Academy.
front Pair of stone heads
1870-1880
1992.02
The style of carving on the pair of three-dimensional miniature (2 1/2" to 2 3/8") stone heads is reminiscent of carving on gravestones and probably dates to the late 19th century.
front Carved wooden hand
1795-1800
1954.05
The carved hand of wood was intended to support the sounding board over the pulpit of a church built in Buckland, Massachusetts 1793-1800.
front Silhouette of Abigail (Whitney) Chandler (1786-1833)
1808
N.223
The likeness of Abigail Whitney of Shelburne, Massachusetts, was cut from an October, 1808, issue of the local newspaper, the Greenfield Gazette, and affixed to a black sheet of paper.
front Jane Marshall Wood (1833-1841)
1836
1959.09.03
Ruth Henshaw Bascom (1772-1848), who lived in Phillipston and Ashby, Massachusetts, drew more than 1100 life-size profile portraits between 1819 and 1848.
front Miniature Chest of Drawers
1792
1916.14.24
The miniature 18th century wooden tall chest from Maine is six inches high with a lift top and three working drawers.
front Burke Tavern Overmantel Panel
c. 1813
1873.17.01f
This painted wood panel depicting Boston Harbor and painted about 1813 was removed from the chimney breast of the Burke Tavern in Bernardston, Massachusetts.
front Cradle with painted decoration
c. 1833
1891.25.03
A deep, narrow cradle was ideal for a newborn baby, swaddled in blankets, in a cold New England house.
front "E. Wells" Tavern sign
1809-1816
1878.52.01
Taverns in the 18th and early 19th centuries offered a place for local men to drink, socialize, and talk politics as well as providing food and lodging to paying travelers.
front "M. Root" Tavern sign
1795
MH.0602
The painted wooden sign with the name "M. Root" and an 18th century date marked the tavern in Montague, Massachusetts.

 

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