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Art Nov 25, 2009

Antique Dealer Spotlight | Artemis Antiques

Specializing in American Federal Furniture, Artemis Antiques has been in operation since 1975. Given a personal fondness for furniture of the period, 1790-1830 (aesthetically and intellectually) it has been a pleasure to see the stock of… Read more
Uncategorized Nov 11, 2009

Antique Dealer Spotlight | The Herrs

Don and Trish Herr have been in the antiques business since 1975. There speciality of Pennsylvania German decorative arts brings in a wealth of material to their rotating stock. Of particular note, the Herr’s focus on 18th and… Read more
Uncategorized Oct 20, 2009

Antique Dealer Spotlight | Jeff Bridgman

Nineteen years ago, Jeff Bridgman took the jump from collector to dealer of Americana. His focus is on folk art and painted furniture, and even more explicitly in Antique Flags. In fact, he’s the nations biggest seller of early Stars … Read more
Art Oct 14, 2009

100 Masterpieces of Art Pottery, 1880-1930

Now on view at the Newark Museum, 100 Masterpieces of Art Pottery examines the rise of art pottery as response to factory production. While artistic pottery was nothing new, the anti-industrial bend to production in the United States makes… Read more
Art Oct 13, 2009

Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry Film

Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry illuminates the life and lasting legacy of American inkslinger Norman K. Collins. Known as Sailor Jerry, he is widely regarded as the father of modern tattooing. The film features the words and wisdom of Jerry’s… Read more
Uncategorized Oct 9, 2009

Lincoln and New York

Freshly open at the New York Historical Society, Lincoln and New York focuses on exactly what you might expect. The exhibition explores the connection between Abe and the great metropolis, allowing for discussion of Civil War politics and… Read more
Design Sep 18, 2009

James D. Julia Historic Firearms Sale

James D. Julia Auctions in Fairfield, Maine hosts its annual rare and historic firearms sale October 6-7. Items range from the morbid death mask of FBI most wanted bank robber John Dillinger to a 1968 Browning pistol with a gold … Read more
Uncategorized Sep 16, 2009

Christie’s Americana Auction

Christie’s September 30 Americana sale boasts a healthy assortment of early American furniture, prints, paintings, and ceramics. Highlights include a dwarf clock made by Boston-area clockmaker Joshua Wilder, circa 1825. Preview the sale… Read more
Books & Magazines Sep 4, 2009

American Fashion Menswear

In American Fashion Menswear, fashion historian Robert E. Bryan travels from Levi’s through Zoot Suits to the present exploring the evolution of American fashion. The topic, undoubtedly, is rich. And, Bryan’s assertion that shifts in… Read more
Uncategorized Sep 2, 2009

Pro Football’s Past in Objects

Sporting history builds with a series of different source material – game film, statistics, and newspaper articles meld with folklore and oral histories. Then, of course, there are the objects. A welcome portion of the Pro Football Hall… Read more
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