Animation of the Day: Smoking Pipe with Masonic Emblem

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory

495_Masonic pipe FFToday’s animation is a clay tobacco smoking pipe made in England but recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm. The pipe has a molded Masonic emblem. This pipe may have belonged to George Washington himself, and the Masonic emblem was positioned to be seen by the smoker and no others.  A video produced for Instagram by Archaeology in the Community in the Virtual Curation Laboratory features Olivia McCarty discussing the object, using a printed version made with a MakerBot Replicator.  The InstaGram video can be found here: http://instagram.com/p/jh-KOmKqat/

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Categories: 18th century, Animation of the day, Gallery, George Washington's Ferry Farm, Smoking pipe | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

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