19th century

Animation of the Day: Daub with Finger Impression from Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

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

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Today’s animation is a fragment of daub with finger impressions recovered archaeologically at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest and was scanned in their archaeology laboratory. According to Jenn Ogborne, the Archaeology Laboratory Supervisor at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, “The daub is from the Tomahawk quarter farm at Poplar Forest, specifically in the plowzone above a two-room structure defined by postmolds, with a subfloor pit in both rooms. There are two other structures nearby. It was likely occupied about 1790 to 1812 (when Jefferson had the occupants moved to another location).” Jenn also provides these pictures of the daub alongside a 3D printed replica created in the Virtual Curation Laboratory.  The replica will be painted to resemble the original.

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Animation of the Day: Plain Pearlware Sherd from the Battle of Bladensburg, 1814

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

 

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Today’s animation is a plain pearlware sherd from the Bladensburg Battlefield site (51NE44) in Washington, D.C. This artifact  is part of a larger collection of artifacts from the Battle of Bladensburg that were loaned to the Virtual Curation Laboratory to be scanned for the battle’s bicentennial on August 24th, 2014.

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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: Union Coat Button from Civil War Confederate Prisoner-of-War Camp

Note: today’s animation is a guest animation from Lance Greene of Georgia Southern University.

 

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Today’s animation is a Union Army brass coat button recovered from Camp Lawton, a Confederate Prisoner-of-War camp located in Georgia. According to the Camp Lawton website,

Early in the war, buttons were stamped with a letter designating a branch of the service. In this case, the “I” signifies Infantry. Later in the war these designations were removed, and “general service” buttons were produced. Several of these buttons have been recovered from the prisoners’ encampment at Camp Lawton, and probably represent a trade item or form of currency in the camp. With a lack of real currency, buttons, grocery tokens, and other small items became a replacement, within the stockade and for trade with guards. Please click on the link below to see a scanned 3D image of the button.

For more information on Camp Lawton and Georgia Southern University’s work there, visit :

https://www.facebook.com/camplawton

http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/camp-lawton/

 

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Animation of the Day: Smoking Pipe Bowl of Bearded Man from Alexandria, Virginia

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

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Today’s animation is smoking pipe bowl of a bearded man found during excavations in Alexandria, Virginia. It was scanned in the Alexandria Archaeology Museum on October 19, 2013, as part of a celebration of International Archaeology Day in 2013.

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Animation of the Day: Grommet from the Battle of Bladensburg, 1814

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

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Today’s animation is a grommet from the Bladensburg Battlefield site (51NE44) in Washington, D.C. This artifact  is part of a larger collection of artifacts from the Battle of Bladensburg that were loan to the Virtual Curation Laboratory to be scanned for the battle’s bicentennial on August 24th, 2014.

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Animation of the Day: Susie Hutcheson’s Grave Marker in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

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

 

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Today’s animation is a grave marker scanned at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, on April 9, 2014.  The grave marker was for Susie Hutcheson, who lived from 1892 to 1900.  The grave marker is missing its right hand. A Sense 3D scanner was used by VCL’s Lauren Volkers to scan the grave marker.

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Animation of the Day: Civil War Eagle Button from Fairfax County, Virginia

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

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Today’s animation is a Civil War-era eagle button that was scanned at Fairfax County’s Cultural Resource Management and Protection collections repository in the James Lee Community Center, Falls Church, Virginia. This particular object was scanned as part of a Friends of Fairfax Archaeology symposium on the Civil War on March 31. 2012.

 

Discussing 3D scanning the FOFA event.

Discussing 3D scanning the FOFA event.

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Animation of the Day: Brass Casting Waste from the Battle of Bladensburg, 1814

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

 

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Today’s animation is a fragment of brass casting waste from the Bladensburg Battlefield site (51NE44) in Washington, D.C. This artifact  is part of a larger collection of artifacts from the Battle of Bladensburg that were loan to the Virtual Curation Laboratory to be scanned for the battle’s bicentennial on August 24th.

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Animation of the Day: Blue Willow Pattern Rim Sherd from James Madison’s Montpelier

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

 

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Today’s animation is rim sherd with a Blue Willow Pattern that was recovered archaeologically from James Madison’s Montpelier. It was scanned by Rachael Hulvey, who created this animation.

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