Nickerson Portrait Gallery

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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

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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

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

Sailor's Valentines that belonged to Capt. Jack Crowell. Circa 1800s. Accession: 1926.519.001. Double Shadow boxed. As shown on display in the Nickerson Portrait Gallery, Atwood House Museum, Chatham, MA. #sailorsvalentine, #valentine, #seashells, #maritime, #nickerson, #gallery, #chathamhistoricalsociety, #atwoodhouse, #chatham, #capecod

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Sailor's Valentines that belonged to Capt. Jack Crowell. Circa 1800s. Accession: 1926.519.001. Double Shadow boxed. As shown on display in the Nickerson Portrait Gallery, Atwood House Museum, Chatham, MA. #sailorsvalentine, #valentine, #seashells, #maritime, #nickerson, #gallery, #chathamhistoricalsociety, #atwoodhouse, #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

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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

The two paintings of the Brig R. M. Heslan.  under the command of Captan Zenna Gould. The lower painting shows the ship at full sail. the upper painting shows the ship under a jury rig. While bringing back a supply of oranges the ship was caught in a storm. Her formast was carried off in the storm and thus the crew jury rigged her to keep her sailing. The crew survived the return journey to Boston on rainwater and the cargo of oranges. #brig, #sailing, #painting, #chathamhistoricalsociety

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The two paintings of the Brig R. M. Heslan. under the command of Captan Zenna Gould. The lower painting shows the ship at full sail. the upper painting shows the ship under a jury rig. While bringing back a supply of oranges the ship was caught in a storm. Her formast was carried off in the storm and thus the crew jury rigged her to keep her sailing. The crew survived the return journey to Boston on rainwater and the cargo of oranges. #brig, #sailing, #painting, #chathamhistoricalsociety

Description that hangs beside the paintings of the Brig R. M. Heslan. 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. #ship, #brig, #painting, #atwoodhouse, #chathamhistoricalsociety, #chatham, #capecod

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Description that hangs beside the paintings of the Brig R. M. Heslan. 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. #ship, #brig, #painting, #atwoodhouse, #chathamhistoricalsociety, #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

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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

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

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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,

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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,

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

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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

Tools of Charles A. Howes (1850-1938). 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. #atwoodhouse, #chathamhistoricalsociety, #howes, #sail, #sailing, #tools, #chatham, #capecod

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Tools of Charles A. Howes (1850-1938). 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. #atwoodhouse, #chathamhistoricalsociety, #howes, #sail, #sailing, #tools, #chatham, #capecod

Stick Barometer mounted in the Nickerson Gallery at Atwood House Museum, Chatham, MA. #atwoodhouse, #barameter, #chatham, #capecod, #chathamhistoricalsociety

Stick Barometer mounted in the Nickerson Gallery at Atwood House Museum, Chatham, MA. #atwoodhouse, #barameter, #chatham, #capecod, #chathamhistoricalsociety

Captain Samuel Gilman Harding (1843-1947). Portrait painted by Frederick S. Wight. 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. #atwoodhouse, #chatham, #capecod, #chathamhistoricalsociety

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Captain Samuel Gilman Harding (1843-1947). Portrait painted by Frederick S. Wight. 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. #atwoodhouse, #chatham, #capecod, #chathamhistoricalsociety

Charles A. Howes (1850-1938). He lived at 66 Cross Street in Chatham, MA. Portrait painted by Frederick S. Wight. In his own words: "Yes, I believe I am the last sailmaker on the Cape -I can't be bothered with teaching the trade. There is a lot more to it -more than you would think." Quote from A Home on the Rolling Deep. #atwoodhouse, #chatham, #capecod, #chathamhistoricalsociety, #gallery, #portrait, #sailmaker

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Charles A. Howes (1850-1938). He lived at 66 Cross Street in Chatham, MA. Portrait painted by Frederick S. Wight. In his own words: "Yes, I believe I am the last sailmaker on the Cape -I can't be bothered with teaching the trade. There is a lot more to it -more than you would think." Quote from A Home on the Rolling Deep. #atwoodhouse, #chatham, #capecod, #chathamhistoricalsociety, #gallery, #portrait, #sailmaker

Photo taken in the Nickerson Gallery in 2014: Ship "Leland" "Passing the Downs on Her Way to London" Capt. Nathaniel Kendrick. the Leland was built in Medford, MA in 1839. #atwoodhouse, #leland, #ship, #nickersongallery, #capecod, #chatham, #chathamhistoricalsociety

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Photo taken in the Nickerson Gallery in 2014: Ship "Leland" "Passing the Downs on Her Way to London" Capt. Nathaniel Kendrick. the Leland was built in Medford, MA in 1839. #atwoodhouse, #leland, #ship, #nickersongallery, #capecod, #chatham, #chathamhistoricalsociety

Photo taken in 2014 in the Nickerson Gallery: Quarterboard From the Ship Altamaha which was shipwrecked off of Chatham on March 17, 1893. #altamaha, #ship, #shipwreck, #atwoodhouse, #chatham, #chathamhistoricalsociety, #capecod, #quarterboard

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Photo taken in 2014 in the Nickerson Gallery: Quarterboard From the Ship Altamaha which was shipwrecked off of Chatham on March 17, 1893. #altamaha, #ship, #shipwreck, #atwoodhouse, #chatham, #chathamhistoricalsociety, #capecod, #quarterboard

Photo taken in the Nickerson Gallery in 2014 at Atwood House Museum: Portrait of Captain Nathaniel Kendrick (1813-1895), artist unknown. Captain Kendrick was the Master of the brig "Cervantes". #atwoodhouse, #chatham, #chathamhistoricalsociety, #capecod

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Photo taken in the Nickerson Gallery in 2014 at Atwood House Museum: Portrait of Captain Nathaniel Kendrick (1813-1895), artist unknown. Captain Kendrick was the Master of the brig "Cervantes". #atwoodhouse, #chatham, #chathamhistoricalsociety, #capecod