The Joseph Atkins Nickerson, Jr. Portrait Gallery at Atwood House Museum, Chatham, MA contains portraits of sea captains, notable residents of Chatham and other mariner themed items from the Historical Society archives. #chatham, #chathamhistoricalsociety, #atwoodhouse, #capecod
Photo taken 2014: Model of the ship "Flying Cloud" in glass display case. Object ID: 2012.037.001. Gift of the Value Family. The Flying Cloud, a clipper ship, was the masterpiece of Donald D. Mckay. The foremost marine architect and shipbuilder of his time. As seen in the Atwood House Museum Nickerson Portrait Gallery. #flyingcloud, #modelship, #ship, #atwoodhouse, #chathamhistoricalsociety, #chatham, #capecod
Archive photo: Sailor's Valentines belonged to Capt. John Crowell who died in 1864. Gift of his grandson, John H. Crowell. Double shadow boxes,hinged, octagon shape, rosewood cases with glass fronts, containing various shells in different colors arranged in geometric or floral patterns. Made in Barbados of native shells. Circa 1800s. Accession: 1926.519.001 #atwoodhouse, #sailorsvalentine, #chatham, #capecod, #sailor
Archive photo: Seaman's wall box (Mariner's Library Chest). Pine wall box loaned to a Mariner by the American Seaman's Friend Society. Used for books. Three shelves, l door. Stenciled "S547" and inside door "American Seamans Friend Society. To be returned to Congresional Home on Beacon and Somerset Sts, Boston or So. Wall St. N. York" Accession: X.0525 #seachest, #marinerlibrary, #chest, #wallchest, #sea, #sailing, #atwoodhouse, #chathamhistorcialsociety, #chatham, #capecod
Figurehead from barkentine Altamaha. Built in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1846 named "Gypsy Queen". Later renamed "Termagant". Sold to an American Company and renamed "Altamaha" with her home port in Boston. She was on her way to Boston from Georgia when, she struck the partially submerged wreck of the Vanderbilt yacht "Alva". Attempting to save the vessel, Capt. Parsons beached her on Inward Point on Monomoy. Crew was saved. #chathamhistoricalsociety, #atwoodhouse, #capecod, #chatham, #ship
Description that hangs beside the paintings of the Brig R. This tells the story of the brig explaining why the ship differs from painting to painting. The first painting shows the Brig at full sail. The second shows the Brig under a jury rig.
Photo taken 2014: Close up of Altamaha figure's head. When salvaged from the wreck the figurehead was repainted white and placed in the yard of one of the Chatham town's people for decoration. Years later, after being donated to the Historical Society, the figurehead was restored to her natural wood. #altamaha, #shipfigure, #figurehead, #atwoodhouse, #chathamhistoricalsociety, #chatham, #capecod
Archive Photo: Object ID: X.0548 Antique American (per Eldred & Co. - 09-10-2012) Sheraton; painted mustard yellow settee with three chair backs. Top rail re-stenciled with blue grapes and green leaves and gilded decoration; back cross pieces are decorated similarly. Fifteen turned spindles under cross piece. Gift of John & Elliott K. Blaisdell and their mother. June 1981. Once owned by John Emory and his daughter, Mary Atwood Emory Blaisdell. #atwoodhouse, #setee,
Tools of Charles A. Howes He lived at 66 Cross Street in Chatham, MA. These tools, used for making sails were found in the attic of his hold house and are now on display at Atwood House Museum, Chatham, MA.
Stick Barometer mounted in the Nickerson Gallery at Atwood House Museum, Chatham, MA.
Captain Samuel Gilman Harding Portrait painted by Frederick S. In his own words "I was captain of the Western Sea for ten years." A quote from A Home on the Rolling Deep. Captain Samuel lived at 120 Seaview Street in Chatham, MA.