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"Love Dominating The World" (William H. Buckler)
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
The head of the allegorical figure of Love is a portrait of Little Willie Buckler (1867-1953), the son of Eliza "Didy" Ridgely White Buckler (1828-...
A Children's Ball
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
This is one of two delightful drawings depicting children at large parties with dancing done by Sophie Latimer Hoffman, a Baltimore school friend of...
Amy Watson
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
A family friend of the Ridgelys who was traveling with them in Europe in the early 1870s, the girl in this portrait was painted in Paris by...
Armchair
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
Painted furniture was popular at Hampton from the time Charles Carnan Ridgely (1760-1829) purchased a suite of white and gilt painted seating...
Awarding Of Battle Honors List
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
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...
Barouche
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
Horses played a major role in the life at Hampton under third master John Ridgely. Rather than continuing his father Charles Carnan Ridgely’s focus...
Bowl
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
In addition to selecting European wares, Rebecca Dorsey Ridgely also purchased Chinese export porcelains, such as this Chien Lung period bowl. As...
Captain Charles Ridgely
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
Captain Charles Ridgely (1733-1790) was the builder and first master of Hampton. A ship’s captain in his early career (note the telescope depicted in...
Captain John Ridgely
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
Always styled “Captain,” John Ridgely (1851-1938) was the eldest son of Hampton’s fourth master Charles Ridgely (1830-1872) and Margaretta Sophia...
Captain John Ridgely Helen West Stewart Ridgely
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
These are unusual photographs on glass from the early 1870s. Capt. John Ridgely (1851-1938) was then a young man dressed in a suit, tie, and academic...
Catalogue Of The "Hampton" Herd
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
Capt. John Ridgely was especially interested in Hampton’s prize-winning herd of Jersey dairy cattle. In this booklet, he meticulously recorded the...
Charles Carnan Ridgely
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
Charles Carnan Ridgely (1760-1829), son of John and Achsah Ridgely Carnan, sister of Captain Charles Ridgely (1733-1790), was educated and trained in...
Charles Ridgely
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
In 1870, Charles Ridgely (1830-1872) went abroad with his family for an extended trip to Europe. Even while away, however, he remained very...
Charles Ridgely
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
Hampton’s fourth master Charles Ridgely (1830-1872) was the second child of John Ridgely (1790-1867) and Eliza Eichelberger Ridgely (1803-1867). He...
Cinderella Or The Little Glass Slipper
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
This book was inscribed by Margaretta S. Ridgely (1869-1949) who may have acquired it in London as a child during her family’s visit in 1870....
Compote
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
This elegant serving piece bears a mark printed in purple used by the Coalport factory only in the early 1820s: a circle of laurel leaves surrounding...
Dairyman At The Hampton Dairy
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
This gelatin print of the dairy at Hampton shows a building that remained largely unchanged from the 19th century through the 20th century. In...
Eliza "didy" Ridgely
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
This charming small portrait of Eliza "Didy" Ridgely (1828-1894) is likely the work of English miniaturist George L. Saunders. The Memorandum Book of...
Eliza "didy" Ridgely White Buckler And William H...
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
This charming statue shows Eliza "Didy" Ridgely White Buckler (1828-1894) holding her infant son William H. Buckler (1867-1953). In later life,...
Eliza Eichelberger Ridgely
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
In 1828, John Ridgely married his second wife, Eliza Eichelberger Ridgely (1803-1867), daughter of Nicholas Greenbury Ridgely (1770-1829), a...
Eliza Ridgely III
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
Little Miss Eliza Ridgely (1858-1954) looks none too happy to be having her photograph taken in a Baltimore studio. She pays little attention to the...
Evil Deeds And Evil Consequences
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
Evil Deeds and Evil Consequences was given as a Christmas present to Charles Ridgely, Jr. (1853-1873) in 1857 by his great, great Uncle Otho...
Family Bible
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
Priscilla Dorsey Ridgely inscribed this copy of the bible. Like her older sister Rebecca, the first mistress of Hampton, she was a pious and ardent...
Family Group In Newport
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
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...
Fireback
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
This is a part of a fireback cast at the Northampton Iron Works, established by Colonel Charles Ridgely and his sons John and Captain Charles in 1761...
Helen West Stewart Ridgely
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
Helen West Stewart Ridgely (1854-1929) was the wife of Hampton’s fifth master, Capt. John Ridgely (1851-1938). She was a highly accomplished woman: a...
Helen West Stewart Ridgely
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
Helen West Stewart Ridgely (1854-1929) was the wife of Hampton’s fifth master, Capt. John Ridgely (1851-1938). She was a highly accomplished woman: a...
Henry White
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
Henry White II (1850-1927), eldest grandson of John and Eliza Ridgely, accompanied by his mother Eliza “Didy” Ridgely White and brother Julian White...
Howard & Joe Louis
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
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...
Howard Ridgely And Otho Ridgely
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
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...
John Carnan Ridgely
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
John Ridgely (1790-1867) was the first child born in Hampton Hall and third master of the estate.  He became the heir after the untimely death of his...
John Ridgely Iii And Lillian Ketcham Ridgely
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
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...
John Ridgely Iii And Lillian Ketcham Ridgely
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
This photograph shows John Ridgely III (1911-1990) and his wife Lillian Ketcham Ridgely (1908-1996); both served their country during World War II....
John Ridgely, Charles Ridgely, Henry White Ii, And Julian...
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
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, Jr.
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
The Hampton herd of registered Jersey cattle continued to be a significant part of the life and business of the estate into the mid-20th century....
John Ridgely, Jr.
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
John Ridgely, Jr. (1882-1959), the son of Capt. John Ridgely (1851-1938) and Helen West Stewart Ridgely (1854-1929), was the sixth and final master...
John Ridgely, Jr. And Charles Ridgely
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
John Ridgely, Jr. (1851-1938), eldest child of Hampton’s fourth master Charles Ridgely and his wife Margaretta Howard Ridgely, become the fifth...
John Ridgely, Jr., Jane Rodney Ridgely, And Servant
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
This image, taken by renowned Maryland photographer A. Aubrey Bodine, was published on the cover of the Baltimore Sun magazine in June, 1948. John...
Louise Roman Humichouse Ridgely
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
Louise Roman Humichouse (1883-1934) wed John Ridgely, Jr. (1882-1959), Hampton’s sixth and final master, in 1907. This formal wedding photograph by...
Lozenge-shaped Serving Dish
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
This dish is part of a large dessert service originally ordered by Charles Carnan Ridgely of which 17 plates and 10 serving dishes survive. The...
Margaretta S. Ridgely With Three Children
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
Margaretta S. Ridgely (1869-1949) was the youngest daughter of Charles (1830-1872) and Margaretta Howard Ridgely (1824-1904). After her mother’s...
Margaretta Sophia Howard Ridgely
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
This carte-de-visite taken in a Baltimore photo studio around the end of the Civil War shows Margaretta Sophia Howard Ridgely (1824-1904), wife of...
Margaretta Sophia Howard Ridgely With Her Daughter Juliana...
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
In a photo taken just a few years before her death, Margaretta Sophia Howard Ridgely (1824-1904) is seen strolling the brick terrace south of the...
Mary
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
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...
Mary
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
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....
Nancy Davis And Eliza Ridgely Iii
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
Nancy Davis (1833 - 1908) was born a slave at Cowpens, the Howard family plantation near Hampton. However, she was free by the time this image was...
Nancy Davis, Margaretta Sophia Ridgely, And Juliana Ridgely...
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
Nancy Davis (1833-1908) greets Juliana Ridgely Yeaton (1862-1951) and Margaretta Sophia Ridgely (1869-1949), daughters of Charles and Margaretta...
Notebook
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
During a lengthy trip abroad in 1846-1848, Charles Ridgely (1830-1872) and his family lived for extended periods of time in Paris. During this time,...
Pastoral Landscape With A Bridge
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
Helen West Stewart Ridgely (1854-1929) was a talented amateur artist who loved to paint landscape views in watercolor. Hampton NHS’s collection...
Permit
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
This Permit of Residence allows Margaretta S. Ridgely to live for one year in Liberia. Then sixty years old, Margaretta spent 1929 as her twenty-...
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