Animation of the Day: Pewter Spoon with “BW” Initials from Ferry Farm

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

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Today’s animation is a pewter spoon recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.  The spoon has raised initials on the handle, “BW,” that likely stand for Betty Washington, George Washington’s sister.  This spoon was used by Betty when she served tea, an important aspect of the proper duties of a gentry-class woman in the 18th century.

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

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