icon for Home page
icon for Kid's Home page
icon for Digital Collection
icon for Activities
icon for Turns Exhibit
icon for In the Classroom
icon for Chronologies
icon for My Collection

Online Collection
Select a page:

Page 1
(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
Contact us for information about using this image.



label levels:

There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: As with other academies, it was customary to hold academic examinations at the end of each quarter at Deerfield Academy. Parents, trustees, and townspeople were invited to hear the students display their learning progress. This invitation is printed on the back of a playing card (Jack of Diamonds). Often a ball followed the serious part of the day, such as this one held at Mr. Cooley's Hall. Oliver Cooley (b. 1772) had a tavern license for a building on Lot 29II on the Deerfield street from 1809 to 1816, a site that was the home of taverns and hotels from 1805 to 1935.

 

top of page

Examination Ball Invitation

creator   John Churchill Hoyt
creator   Jonathan Dickinson (1778-1855)
creator   Thomas Wells Dickinson, Jr. (1784-1849)
creator   Josiah Lyman Arms (1788-1828)
date   Oct 12, 1813
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
width   3.625"
height   2.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Personal Documents/Invitation
accession #   #L03.004


Look Closer icon My Collection icon Transcription icon Detailed info icon


ecard icon Send an e-Postcard of this object



See Also...

Ball Invitation for Stephen West Williams

"Junior Exhibition"

Schoolroom at the Mill and Bars: Recitation Day


button for Side by Side Viewingbutton for Glossarybutton for Printing Helpbutton for How to Read Old Documents

 

Home | Online Collection | Things To Do | Turns Exhibit | Classroom | Chronologies | My Collection
About This Site | Site Index | Site Search | Feedback