Monthly Archives: July 2011

Party like it’s 1776: A Look at Eighteenth-Century Ceramics

With the 4th of July approaching, you are probably busy planning picnics, cookouts, and parties to celebrate the nation’s 235th birthday.  One thing these events all have in common is food.  Nowadays, disposable and reusable plates and plastic storage containers are common at … Continue reading

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Ask a Curator Time – Insulator from Knob and Tube Wiring

This week’s Ask a Curator object is an insulator from knob and tube wiring. Look at the insulator at the top of this photo from Wikipedia (below left) – notice any similarities between this one and the one we found in the Fort McHenry collection (below … Continue reading

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