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

Nancy Davis And Eliza Ridgely Iii

Date:
1863
Publisher/Studio:
Israel & Co.

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 taken at a Baltimore photo studio during the Civil War. Davis was then nursemaid for little Eliza Ridgely (1858-1954), the daughter of Charles and Margaretta Howard Ridgely, and her brothers and sisters. Nancy continued to work for the Ridgelys of Hampton for many years, and is the only African American buried in the Ridgely family cemetery at Hampton.

Description (physical):

Photograph on Paper, Cardboard. H: 9cm, W: 5.8cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP6301
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

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

Nanticoke Schoolboys Playing "bear In Ring," Delaware, Ca. 1911

Date:
1911
Creator:
Frank G. Speck

This photograph shows Nanticoke school boys playing a game in a Delaware schoolyard. The boy facing the camera is Roosevelt Perkins.

Location:
4th St and Independence Ave SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
N01304
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian