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Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies, & Society

Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies, & Society – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – October 2003 Tea caddies or tea chests – the decorative boxes that contain canisters – epitomize a whole era of English society. It was the era of decorum, when social repartee attained a delicious peak of theatrical interaction. Tea was served ceremoniously, […]

The National Museum of American Illustration: A New Treasure in Newport, Rhode Island

The National Museum of American Illustration: A New Treasure in Newport, Rhode Island – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2003 A New Treasure in Newport, Rhode Island Long shunned by art museums for their mass-produced works, illustrators have earned a home of their own in one of Newport’s most beautiful neighborhoods. The National […]

Johnson & Wales’ Culinary Museum: Greasin' Up the Griddle and Rollin' into History

Johnson & Wales’ Culinary Museum: Greasin’ Up the Griddle and Rollin’ into History – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2003 Johnson & Wales’ Culinary Museum in Providence, RI Celebrates 130 Years of Diners Jack Nicholson got angry in one. Kevin Bacon got famous in one. Rosie the Bounty waitress got tidy in one. So […]

Artistic Detective Work: Finding the elusive work of Giddings Hyde Ballou

Artistic Detective Work: Finding the elusive work of Giddings Hyde Ballou – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2003 By: C. L. Sebrell Until Ellen St. Sure became an art sleuth, the portraits of Giddings Hyde Ballou were a mystery. Ballou never signed his works, and his paintings were never catalogued. His work […]

Signs of the Time: Post-Civil War Advertising

Signs of the Time: Post-Civil War Advertising – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2003 By Harvey Leventhal Soon after the Civil War, Americans were on the move and settling new, small communities all over the country. Most of these settlements were far away from the big cities, and each small town needed […]

Designs from the Golden Age of Hawaiian Shirts

Designs from the Golden Age of Hawaiian Shirts – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2003 by Gary L. Moss Lasting a mere two decades and beginning more than a half century ago, the “golden age” of Hawaiian shirts has left an enduring fashion legacy. Once you have worn a World War II-era […]

Their Eyes Were Watching Change: The Harlem Renaissance and Its Legacy

Their Eyes Were Watching Change: The Harlem Renaissance and Its Legacy – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2003 By C.L. Sebrell At The Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts now through April 13 In 1939 Billie Holiday first sang “[amazon_link id=”B00006AWJC” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Strange Fruit[/amazon_link],” a poem-song written by Lewis Allan about […]

Hand-Painted Porcelain: Women Played a Major Role

Hand-Painted Porcelain: Women Played a Major Role – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2003 by Debby DuBay Collecting hand-painted Limoges porcelain can become addictive, but in our world today there are much worse addictions! Limoges porcelain is the finest hard-paste porcelain in the world and when decorated can become one of the […]

How I Got to Carnegie Hall: A Retrospective Look at Over 100 Years of One of New York's Most Famous Concert Venues

How I Got to Carnegie Hall: A Retrospective Look at Over 100 Years of One of New York’s Most Famous Concert Venues – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2003 by Gino Francesconi I have probably heard the line, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” more than anyone on the planet.  Having worked […]