Monthly Archives: November 2014

Animation of the Day: Hornfels Biface Fragment from Fort Lee RACF

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

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Today’s animation is a hornfels biface fragment scanned in the Virtual Curation Laboratory.  This point was on loan from the Fort Lee Regional Archaeological Curation Facility (RACF) to aid in the development of a digital type collection of chipped stone tools, and for replication to be used in public programs.

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Animation of the Day: French 54th Line Regiment Grenadier Soldier Miniature from the Virginia War Memorial

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

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Today’s animation is a miniature representing a French 54th Line Regiment Grenadier Company soldier from the Napoleonic Wars. Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduate student Chelsea Miller brought this figurine to the Virtual Curation Laboratory from the Virginia War Memorial, where she is currently an intern.  The figurine was scanned as part of an effort to digitally highlight part of the Virginia War Memorial’s collection, which includes an extensive collection of historic-period miniatures.

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Animation of the Day: French 54th Line Soldier Miniature from the Virginia War Memorial

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

 

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Today’s animation is a miniature representing a French 54th Line Soldier from the Napoleonic Wars. Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduate student Chelsea Miller brought this figurine to the Virtual Curation Laboratory from the Virginia War Memorial, where she is currently an intern.  The figurine was scanned as part of an effort to digitally highlight part of the Virginia War Memorial’s collection, which includes an extensive collection of historic-period miniatures.

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Animation of the Day: Bacon’s Rebellion Bomb Fragment from Jamestown

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

 

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Today’s animation is an iron alloy bomb fragment recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery. This object was involved in the September 19, 1676 attack led by Nathaniel Bacon against the colonial capital and Governor William Berkely.

French soldier with bomb, ca. 1660-1696. Adapted from Plate 61, Racinet's Full-Color Pictorial History of Western Costume,  1987, Dover Publications, Inc.

French soldier with bomb, ca. 1660-1696. Adapted from Plate 61, Racinet’s Full-Color Pictorial History of Western Costume, 1987, Dover Publications, Inc.

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Animation of the Day: Kiln Furniture from Franics Bell Pottery, Fredericksburg, Virginia

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

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Today’s animation is a piece of kiln furniture recovered from salvage excavations at the 19th-century Francis Bell Pottery site located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  Details on the salvage excavations can be found here.

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Animation of the Day: Monument Miniature to Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign from the Virginia War Memorial

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

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Today’s animation is a monument miniature to Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign. Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduate student Chelsea Miller brought this figurine to the Virtual Curation Laboratory from the Virginia War Memorial, where she is currently an intern.  This monument was scanned as part of an effort to digitally highlight part of the Virginia War Memorial’s collection, which includes an extensive collection of historic-period miniatures.

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Animation of the Day: Egyptian Arab Miniature from the Virginia War Memorial

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

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Today’s animation is a miniature representing an Egyptian Arab that is associated with a display related to the Napoleonic Wars. This figurine was scanned onsite at the  Virginia War Memorial on Saturday, November 22, as part of a public program.  The figurine was scanned as part of an effort to digitally highlight part of the Virginia War Memorial’s collection, which includes an extensive collection of historic-period miniatures.

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Animation of the Day: French 3rd Regiment Miniature from the Virginia War Memorial

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

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Today’s animation is a miniature representing a French 3rd Regiment soldier from the Napoleonic Wars. Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduate student Chelsea Miller brought this figurine to the Virtual Curation Laboratory from the Virginia War Memorial, where she is currently an intern.  The figurine was scanned as part of an effort to digitally highlight part of the Virginia War Memorial’s collection, which includes an extensive collection of historic-period miniatures.

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Animation of the Day: 12th Brandenburg Regiment Prussian Miniature from the Virginia War Memorial

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

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Today’s animation is a miniature representing a 12th Brandenburg Regiment Prussian soldier from the Napoleonic Wars. Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduate student Chelsea Miller brought this figurine to the Virtual Curation Laboratory from the Virginia War Memorial, where she is currently an intern.  The figurine was scanned as part of an effort to digitally highlight part of the Virginia War Memorial’s collection, which includes an extensive collection of historic-period miniatures.

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Animation of the Day: 92nd Highlander Miniature from the Virginia War Memorial

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

 

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Today’s animation is a miniature representing a 92nd Highlander from the British Second Battalion from the Napoleonic Wars. Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduate student Chelsea Miller brought this figurine to the Virtual Curation Laboratory from the Virginia War Memorial, where she is currently an intern.  The figurine was scanned as part of an effort to digitally highlight part of the Virginia War Memorial’s collection, which includes an extensive collection of historic-period miniatures.

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