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The Maritime World Through Miniatures and Beyond

The Maritime World Through Miniatures and Beyond

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy Peabody Essex Museum Russell W. Knight Curator of Maritime Art and History, Daniel Finamore, appears on the museums’ webpage to discuss the appeal of the sea. He argues, “the concept of voyaging is, I think, pretty universally understood and desirable today. It is dangerous, but it is also alluring, […]

From Rags to Riches, not Ruin: Papermaking, Preservation, and Conservation

From Rags to Riches, not Ruin: Papermaking, Preservation, and Conservation

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy It’s no accident that when we think of ephemera, we think of printed materials. Paper, though powerful as a vessel for art and the written word, is not prized for its durability. The very makeup of paper involves breaking other substances down to reshape them into something thin and […]

The Hudson Highway

The Hudson Highway

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy The river that flows two ways, the river of tides, the Great River of the Mountains – The Hudson has inspired countless artists and dreamers but is more than just a muse. From the early 17th century to the present day, the Hudson River served as a passageway into […]

Transformative Technology

Transformative Technology

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy As we look at the future of collecting and puzzle over what will be popular years from now, perhaps the best place to start is to examine how the world may change and our changing attitudes towards stuff in general. We live in a disposable society and as antique-lovers […]

From Stem to Stern: A Brief Survey of Wooden Canoe Collecting

From Stem to Stern: A Brief Survey of Wooden Canoe Collecting

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy From exploration and travel to pleasure cruising, racing, and romantic excursions, canoes have a long and storied history and offer an equally rich collecting base. Their connection with adventure and outdoor traditions make them strong presentation pieces and lovely, functional antique canoes can still be had if you prefer […]