Posts Tagged With: george washington’s ferry farm

Shark Vertebra from Jamestown

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

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Today’s animation is a shark vertebra recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery. It was scanned on September 9, 2015  at the Jamestown Rediscovery laboratory. It was scanned and later printed within two weeks of its discovery.

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Animation of the Week: Jack of Plates Plate from Jamestown

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

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Today’s animation is a Jack of Plates plate recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery.  Numerous of these plates would have been sewn to a cloth or leather garment to create armor.

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Animation of the Week: 17th Century Oyster Shell from Jamestown

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

 

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Today’s animation is a 17th century oyster shell recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery.  Oysters were substantially larger prior to historic over exploitation.

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Animation of the Day: Complete Goat Horn from Jamestown

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

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Today’s animation is a goat horn recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery.  According to Merry Outlaw, Curator of Archaeology for Jamestown Rediscovery, the butchered horn is from the post structure in the palisade extension to the original James Fort. It came from a large cellar (possible well) and dates prior to 1624. More information on the excavation of this feature can be found here.

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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: 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: Drummer 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 drummer from the French 54th Line Regiment from the Napoleonic Wars. The 3D scanner did not completely record the drumsticks, due to their thinness and cylindrical shape. 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: 18th Century Spigot from Colchester in Fairfax County, Virginia

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

 

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Today’s animation is an 18th century spigot that was scanned at Fairfax County’s Cultural Resource Management and Protection collections repository in the James Lee Community Center, Falls Church, Virginia. According to Chris Sperling of the Colchester Archaeological Research Team (CART), this spigot was found in a cellar feature context from the town of Colchester.  Other artifacts indicate that this context is a 3rd – 4th quarter 18th century deposit.  The cellar is believed to be associated with the house of Morris Pound, a vintner. George Mason IV issued a recommendation and call for subscribers to support Pound’s winemaking, including helping him purchase a press. One of these subscribers was George Washington. This spigot was scanned on July 27, 2012, as detailed here.

VCU alumnus Mariana Zechini sets up the spigot for scanning.

VCU alumnus Mariana Zechini sets up the spigot for scanning.

 

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Animation of the Day: World War II-Era Porcelain Japanese Hand Grenade Scanned at the Virginia War Memorial

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

 

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Today’s animation is a World War II-era porcelain Japanese hand grenade that was scanned at the Virginia War Memorial on October 20, 2014.  Toward the latter part of World War II, metal became increasingly scarce for the Japanese Empire so manufacturers turned to ceramics to produce hand grenades. Digital Curation Specialist Lauren Volkers created this animation from her edited digital model on October 21, 2014.

Scanning a porcelain Japanese hand grenade at the Virginia War Memorial.

Scanning a porcelain Japanese hand grenade at the Virginia War Memorial.

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Animation of the Day: Grenadier 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 soldier from the Grenadier Company of the French 54th Line Regiment 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.

Virginia War Memorial Curator Jesse Smith talks with VCU students Chelsea Miller, John Bush, and Hannah Lickey. John and Hannah are current interns in the Virtual Curation Laboratory.

Virginia War Memorial Curator Jesse Smith talks with VCU students Chelsea Miller, John Bush, and Hannah Lickey. John and Hannah are current interns in the Virtual Curation Laboratory.

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