Soup Plates

Creator:
John Townsend
Publisher/Studio:
London

These plates bear the cipher “CRR” in florid Rococo script, the combined initials of Charles and Rebecca Ridgely. They are marked on the underside with a dove and lamb and "John" over "Townsend" below in cartouche outline, and stamped "Made in London" and "Super Fine Hard Metal."

Description (physical):

Material: Pewter. H: 3cm, Di: 24.5cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP11468_11469
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

Family Group In Newport

Date:
1864
Publisher/Studio:
Black & Case

In 1864, Eliza "Didy" Ridgely White (1828-1894) took her extended family to Newport, Rhode Island for the summer, where they stayed at the Bruen Villa on Bellevue Avenue. Several family members and their servants are seen on the porch in this photo, among them family companion Mary Evans, John Ridgely (1851-1938), Didy’s father-in-law Henry White I (1794-1882), Eliza Ridgely III (1858-1954), an unidentified African-American butler, Henry White II (1850-1927), Charles Ridgely (1853-1873), and Julian Leroy White (1853-1923).

Description (physical):

Photograph on Paper. H: 8.1cm, W: 5.8cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP16964
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site