George Washington’s Ferry Farm

Animation of the Day: Colonial Features and an STP from George Washington’s Ferry Farm

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

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Today’s animation is a cluster of linear features, possibly associated with drainage, from an 18th century context that may be attributed to George Washington and his family in the home where he grew up as a boy from the age of 6 until his early 20s. It was excavated  earlier this year at George Washington’s Ferry Farm. A square hole evident in the animation is a shovel test pit initially excavated in a 1990s era survey of Ferry Farm.

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Animation of the Day: Human Tooth with Cavity 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 adult human male’s tooth, with cavity, that was recovered archaeologically from a plowzone context at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.   George Washington grew up here as a boy from the age of 6 until his early 20s.

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Animation of the Day: Wig Hair Curler from George Washington’s Ferry Farm

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

 

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Today’s animation is a wig hair curler from an 18th century context associated with George Washington and his family in the home where he grew up as a boy from the age of 6 until his early 20s. It was recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.  For more about wig hair curlers, visit our sister blog at the Virtual Curation Laboratory.

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Animation of the Day: Chert Chipped Stone Drill from Ferry Farm

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

 

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Today’s animation chipped stone drill recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.  This chipped stone drill was scanned by now VCU alumnus Courtney Bowles on February 17, 2012.

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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: Plastic Toy Soldier from Ferry Farm

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

 

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Today’s animation is a plastic toy soldier recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.  This toy was played with by one of the children that live on this property in the latter part of the 20th century A.D.

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