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Creator:
Shreve & Co.
Description (physical):

Fork, Dinner. Silver

Location:
1601 Richland Street,South Carolina,Columbia,29201
Identifier:
L2007.3.10A-F
Institution:
Historic Columbia Foundation
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Howard Ridgely And Otho Ridgely

Date:
1862

Howard Ridgely (1855-1900) and his younger brother Otho Ridgely (1856-1929) pose for a studio photograph with their pet squirrel on a leash. Other Ridgely family children kept pets, and their aunt Eliza "Didy" Ridgely White Buckler (1828-1894) also had a pet squirrel, whose antics she described in her journal in 1842.

Description (physical):

Studio photograph. Material: Paper, cardboard. H: 9.1cm, W: 6cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP18049
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

John Ridgely, Jr. And Charles Ridgely

Date:
1861
Publisher/Studio:
Israel & Co.

John Ridgely, Jr. (1851-1938), eldest child of Hampton’s fourth master Charles Ridgely and his wife Margaretta Howard Ridgely, become the fifth master of the estate. This studio portrait shows him dressed in soldier suit, complete with epaulettes, sword, and knee-length boots.  It was one 23 carte-de-visites of family and friends in an album given to him by his mother on the occasion of his 11th birthday on December 22, 1862. Charles Ridgely (1853-1873) is dressed as one of Three Musketeers for this studio portrait from a family album dated 1862. There are dozens of carte-de-visites showing the children of Charles and Margaretta Howard Ridgely, their cousins, and friends in fancy dress costumes ranging from soldiers and shepherdesses to peasants and highlanders to kings and princesses.

Description (physical):

Carte de visite. Material: Paper, cardboard. H: 9.1cm, W: 6cm (per image).

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP18047
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

William H. Buckler

Date:
1871

This formal portrait of William H. Buckler (1867-1953), Eliza "Didy" Ridgely White Buckler’s (1828-1894) youngest child, has always been referred to by the child’s family nickname, "Little Willie." His father was Didy’s second husband, Dr. Thomas Hepburn Buckler, whom she married in 1866. The portrait of Little Willie was likely painted in France, where the family resided at that period and for many years thereafter. Little Willie grew up to be a noted diplomat and a respected classical archeologist.

Description (physical):

Material: Oil on canvas. H: 63.5cm, W: 52.2cm.

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

John Ridgely, Charles Ridgely, Henry White Ii, And Julian Leroy White

Date:
1856
Creator:
John Carlin

Although to our modern eyes some of the children in this painting may appear to be girls due to their clothing, all the individuals depicted are boys. John Ridgely (1851-1938) and his brother Charles Ridgely (1853-1873) (on the right) are shown with their first cousins Henry White II (1850-1927) and Julian Leroy White (1853-1923), enjoying the pastimes provided by the countryside around Hampton. The mansion’s cupola can be seen in the background of the painting.

Description (physical):

Material: Oil on canvas. H: 49.8, W: 60.9 cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP1128
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

Pastoral Landscape With A Bridge

Date:
1875
Creator:
Helen West Stewart Ridgely, (1854-1929)

Helen West Stewart Ridgely (1854-1929) was a talented amateur artist who loved to paint landscape views in watercolor. Hampton NHS’s collection contains dozens of her works painted both in Maryland and during trips abroad. Helen was also interested in photography and took many images of historic buildings, especially churches, around Maryland.

Description (physical):

Material: Watercolor on paper. H: 17.3cm, W: 26.3cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP4450
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

Awarding Of Battle Honors List

Date:
1-May-45
Creator:
Army Air Corps

The list of officers and men in the Supply Squadron of the 60th Air Depot Group receiving battle honors for service during the New Guinea campaign during World War II includes the name of Staff Sergeant John Ridgely III.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. H: 26.5cm, W: 20cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP34355
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

John Ridgely Iii And Lillian Ketcham Ridgely

Date:
1940

John Ridgely III (1911-1990) and Lillian Ketcham Ridgely (1908-1996) are seen in this snapshot as a young married couple. Although John was never officially a master of the Hampton estate, as the eldest son of John Ridgely, Jr. (1882-1959) and Louise Roman Humichouse Ridgely (1883-1934), he and his wife played significant roles in the management of the property. The couple lived for several years at Hampton during the late 1930s, where Lil’s efforts focused on the restoration of Hampton’s gardens.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 9cm, W: 12.5cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP22475
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

Tea Service

Date:
1907
Publisher/Studio:
Baltimore, MD: Jacobi & Jenkins

This service was made at time of the marriage of Louise Roman Humichouse (1883-1934) to John Ridgely, Jr. (1882-1959) in 1907. The elegant six–piece set, comprised of a teapot, coffee pot, hot water pot on stand, waste bowl, sugar bowl, and cream pitcher, reflects the designs of Baltimore silver of a century earlier. Following family tradition, the Ridgely stag’s head crest is engraved on the side of each piece.

Description (physical):

Material: Silver. H 19.7, L 26.7 cm; W 10.2, H 20.5 cm; L 26.7 cm; W 12, H 32.1 cm; L 24.7, W 15.2 cm; H 13, L 13.3 cm; W 10.2, H 16.9 cm; L 19, W 8.3 cm; H 14.6, L 13.7 cm; W 7.3 cm

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP38468_38469_38470_38471_38472_38473
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

Louise Roman Humichouse Ridgely

Date:
1907
Publisher/Studio:
Kajiwaba Studio

Louise Roman Humichouse (1883-1934) wed John Ridgely, Jr. (1882-1959), Hampton’s sixth and final master, in 1907. This formal wedding photograph by Kajiwaba Studio, was taken in her hometown of Hagerstown, Maryland. After their marriage, John and Louise built their own home about a half mile west of Hampton Mansion at 503 Hampton Lane, where the couple resided until her death in 1934.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. H: 22cm, W: 15.7cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP3481
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site