Mary

Date:
Aug. 1936

An inscription on is snapshot “Mary, Aug 1936” identifies one of the long-time servants at Hampton. Mary had many roles at Hampton including cook. She is seen in front of the octagonal servants quarters, found just east of the mansion until the building burned in 1945.

Description (physical):

Photograph on Paper. H: 9cm, W: 6.5cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP4334
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

Mary

Date:
1900

Evidence in photographs indicates that Mary worked at Hampton for at least 40 years. She is seen here leaning over one of the garden urns on the great terrace.

Description (physical):

Photograph on Paper. H: 8.5cm, W: 5.5cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP19623
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

Howard & Joe Louis

Date:
1936

Identified and dated in an inscription on the photo, a man who may be one of the tenant farmers or farm workers at Hampton is seen holding a dog near the farm side of the estate to the north of the mansion. The cow barn is nearby and the corn crib can be seen in the background.

Description (physical):

Photograph on Paper. H: 8.7cm, W: 6.5cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP19632
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

Nancy Davis, Margaretta Sophia Ridgely, And Juliana Ridgely Yeaton

Date:
1895

Nancy Davis (1833-1908) greets Juliana Ridgely Yeaton (1862-1951) and Margaretta Sophia Ridgely (1869-1949), daughters of Charles and Margaretta Howard Ridgely who the longtime Ridgely family servant had cared for when they were children. Margaretta Howard Ridgely’s half brother James McHenry Howard recorded in his memoirs (1894) that Nancy “…has passed all her life with the family & has in the course of it had charge at times of the children of three generations.”

Description (physical):

Photograph on Paper. H: 8.9cm, W: 8.4cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP20312
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

Unidentified African-American Woman

Date:
1897

A woman who may be the wife of a tenant farmer or a worker on the Hampton estate is seen standing under a tree near the back porch of the Lower House. Two former stone slave quarters, the log building, and an ash house are also visible in the image.

Description (physical):

Photograph on Paper. H: 8.6cm, W: 8.7cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP44214
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site