Monthly Archives: December 2011

Pick Your Poison: Oversized Wine? Chemical? Pharmaceutical? Bottles from City Point, Virginia

Here at the Northeast Museum Services Center, we see lots of old wine bottles.  We are very familiar with 18th-century, dark green “onions” and “mallets” – freeblown glass bottles with (respectively) a globular and cylindrical shape, pontil mark, and hand-finished lip.  … Continue reading

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Tea Trivia

Today is the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party (December 16, 1773). In honor of this famous (or infamous, depending on who you ask) event, here’s some tea trivia to brighten up your Friday: The earliest known English advertisement for … Continue reading

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Archeology in the 21st Century

When most people think of archeology, they usually think of excavations and lab work.  But, there is another, lesser known facet of archeology that involves computers and above-ground, non-invasive technologies.  This past August, I attended a workshop offered by Brown University and the National Park … Continue reading

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