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Animation of the Day: Early 18th-Century Escutcheon from George Washington’s Ferry Farm

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

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Today’s animation is an 18th-century escutcheon recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.   This escutcheon was scanned on site in the Small Finds Laboratory at Ferry Farm in December 2014.  According to Laura Galke, Small Finds Analyst for Ferry Farm, this escutcheon dates to the first part of the 18th century, prior to the occupation of Ferry Farm by the Washington Family.  However, it may have been part of built-in cabinets from a previous tenet, so the escutcheon may have seen use during the Washington occupation of the Ferry Farm house, which began in 1738 when George Washington was 3 years of age.

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Animation of the Day: Historic Feature from Ferry Farm

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

 

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Today’s animations are from a feature excavated archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.  This feature was scanned using a Sense 3D scanner as detailed here.

Courtney Williams holds a printed version of her feature (not actual size)

Courtney Williams holds a printed version of her feature (not actual size)

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Animation of the Day: Drawer Pull from Ferry Farm

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

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Today’s animation is a drawer pull recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.  This was likely for a cabinet, possibly for built-ins known to exist in the house.

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Animation of the Day: Another Decorative Escutcheon Fragment from Ferry Farm

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

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Today’s animation is a fragment of a decorative escutcheon recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm. It likely would have adorned a piece of furniture such as a cabinet. This fragment cross-mends with the animated version posted yesterday, which we will digitally mend with this piece and print as a mended object.

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Animation of the Day: Decorative Escutcheon Fragment from Ferry Farm

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

 

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Today’s animation is a fragment of a decorative escutcheon recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm. It likely would have adorned a piece of furniture such as a cabinet. We have also scanned another fragment of this escutcheon, which we will digitally mend and print as one piece.

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Animation of the Day: Drawer Pull from Ferry Farm

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laborato1206_drawer_pull_editedry

 

 

Today’s animation is a drawer pull recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.  This was likely for a cabinet, possibly for built-ins known to exist in the house.

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Animation of the Day: Bed Bolt from Ferry Farm

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

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Today’s animation is a bed bolt recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm in one of the cellar’s below the house the George Washington grew up.  This bolt would have helped hold together a twin-sized wooden bed frame.

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Animation of the Day: Drawer Pull from Ferry Farm

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

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Today’s animation is a drop-style drawer pull recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.  This key was scanned on site in the Small Finds Laboratory at Ferry Farm on March 10, 2014 by Digital Curation Specialist Lauren Volkers and Intern Vivian Hite as part of an effort to scan archaeologically recovered furnishings.  Details on this effort can be found here.

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Animation of the Day: Escutcheon from Ferry Farm

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

 

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Today’s animation is an escutcheon recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.   The decorative molded design may represent tobacco leaves, a major crop grown at George Washington’s Ferry Farm during the 18th and 19th centuries. This escutcheon was scanned on site in the Small Finds Laboratory at Ferry Farm on March 10, 2014  as part of an effort to scan archaeologically recovered furnishings.  Details on this effort can be found here.

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Animation of the Day: Lock Plate from Ferry Farm

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

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Today’s animation is a lock plate recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.  This key was scanned on site in the Small Finds Laboratory at Ferry Farm on March 10, 2014 by Digital Curation Specialist Lauren Volkers and Intern Vivian Hite as part of an effort to scan archaeologically recovered furnishings.  Details on this effort can be found here.

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