24 hours ago

Isabella had too much presence for just one n...

Isabella had too much presence for just one name! She was often referred to in the Boston society pages as “Belle,” “Donna Isabella,” “Isabella of Boston,” or “Mrs. Jack.”

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    Isabella had too much presence for just one name! She was often referred to in the Boston society pages as "Belle," "Donna Isabella," "Isabella of Boston," or "Mrs. Jack."
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25 hours ago

A guest at the 1903 Museum opening said, “I f...

A guest at the 1903 Museum opening said, “I felt last night as though I were in a Hans Anderson Fairy Tale, ready to go on a flying carpet" 💫 #CouldntHaveSaidItBetter

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    A guest at the 1903 Museum opening said, "I felt last night as though I were in a Hans Anderson Fairy Tale, ready to go on a flying carpet" 💫 #CouldntHaveSaidItBetter
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2 days ago

Isabella loved music from around the world an...

Isabella loved music from around the world and within the United States. Her book by musicologist Henry Edward Krehbiel is one of the first academic examinations of African American music produced in the 20th century! Object: Henry Edward Krehbiel, Afro-American Folk Songs, 1914, printed ink on paper.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella loved music from around the world and within the United States. Her book by musicologist Henry Edward Krehbiel is one of the first academic examinations of African American music produced in...
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2 days ago

It pays to have artists for friends! The lady...

It pays to have artists for friends! The lady on the left is a sketch depicting Isabella as a Madonna of Charity, illustrated by artist and close friend, Anders Zorn. To the right is a photo of the Palazzo Barbaro, her summer home in Venice that sits along the Grand Canal.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    It pays to have artists for friends! The lady on the left is a sketch depicting Isabella as a Madonna of Charity, illustrated by artist and close friend, Anders Zorn. To the right is a photo of the...
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2 days ago

Sound your horns for the lovely Angel’s Trump...

Sound your horns for the lovely Angel’s Trumpet! 🎺 This sculptural bloom has a powerful fragrance and vibrant color that attracts everyone around it. Visit our on-site Greenhouse to experience these beauties.

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    Sound your horns for the lovely Angel's Trumpet! 🎺 This sculptural bloom has a powerful fragrance and vibrant color that attracts everyone around it. Visit our on-site Greenhouse to experience these...
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2 days ago

#FarneseFact See those sparkling details on t...

#FarneseFact See those sparkling details on this figure’s dress? Those aren’t ancient sequins—they’re actually the traces of Egyptian blue pigment that are only visible through visible-induced infrared luminescence. The special light makes the blue appear bright white!

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    FarneseFact See those sparkling details on this figure's dress? Those aren't ancient sequins-they're actually the traces of Egyptian blue pigment that are only visible through visible-induced...
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3 days ago

#TBT Isabella and Jack Gardner traveled the w...

#TBT Isabella and Jack Gardner traveled the world together and of course had to see the Taj Mahal with their own eyes. Upon viewing this jewel of a palace, Isabella remarked, “The Taj perfect—a pearl.”

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    TBT Isabella and Jack Gardner traveled the world together and of course had to see the Taj Mahal with their own eyes. Upon viewing this jewel of a palace, Isabella remarked, "The Taj perfect-a pearl."
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3 days ago

☀ Allston Brighton CDC: June Newsletter - W...

☀ Allston Brighton CDC: June Newsletter - We’re pleased to share with you what we’ve been up to this past month, upcoming events and opportunities to get involved, and a spotlight on our incredible community partner, Etta. #Allston #BrightonMA #AllstonBrightonhttps://mailchi.mp/allstonbrightoncdc/allston-brighton-cdc-june-newsletter

    Allston Brighton CDC
    ☀ Allston Brighton CDC: June Newsletter - We're pleased to share with you what we've been up to this past month, upcoming events and opportunities to get involved, and a spotlight on our incredible...
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3 days ago

It’s finally here! Celebrate the summer solst...

It’s finally here! Celebrate the summer solstice tonight at our Third Thursdays: Solstice Soirée. Music, art-making, and conservation discoveries will all make this a memorable and entertaining night. Skip the line and buy your tickets now: http://bit.ly/2sVAWiY

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    It's finally here! Celebrate the summer solstice tonight at our Third Thursdays: Solstice Soirée. Music, art-making, and conservation discoveries will all make this a memorable and entertaining...
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4 days ago

Jamming out like Jimmy Page, this music lesso...

Jamming out like Jimmy Page, this music lesson from 1668 features a multi-neck string instrument that would make any rockstar jealous! 🎸 Image: Workshop of Gerard Ter Borch The Younger, The Music Lesson (detail), about 1668, oil on canvas.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Jamming out like Jimmy Page, this music lesson from 1668 features a multi-neck string instrument that would make any rockstar jealous! 🎸 Image: Workshop of Gerard Ter Borch The Younger, The Music...
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4 days ago

Once you’ve seen our Museum full of art spann...

Once you’ve seen our Museum full of art spanning centuries and continents, you’ll want to put that inspiration to good use! Drop by the Studio for our weekly Saturday Open Studios to bring out your inner artist. Mark your calendars: http://bit.ly/2JDbZ6j

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    Once you've seen our Museum full of art spanning centuries and continents, you'll want to put that inspiration to good use! Drop by the Studio for our weekly Saturday Open Studios to bring out your...
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4 days ago

Haven't experienced Life, Death & Revelry for...

Haven't experienced Life, Death & Revelry for yourself? Here's what the Boston Globe had to say! Our “cosmic” 3D video installation feels, “like you’re looking at the afterlife.” Read on and visit us today: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

    At the Gardner, death gets a new lease on life - The Boston Globe
    The Queen of Spain loved it. Napoleon Bonaparte nearly stole it. Pope Pius VII rescued it. And, when it went up for sale in 1897, near its 1,672nd birthday, Isabella Stewart Gardner had to have it.
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5 days ago

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Ni...

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Life Cycles! This free event features dance, music, and poetry performances inspired by our latest exhibition Life, Death & Revelry. Mark your calendars for this exciting night: http://bit.ly/2JlFjdc

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    Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Life Cycles! This free event features dance, music, and poetry performances inspired by our latest exhibition Life, Death & Revelry. Mark your...
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5 days ago

We have two openings in The Homebuying Mentor...

We have two openings in The Homebuying Mentors® department: Manager and Coordinator of Financial Coaching and Homeownership Programs! Please see our website for more details and how to apply: http://allstonbrightoncdc.org/about-us/jobs/ #Allston #BrightonMA

    Jobs
    Thank you for your interest in joining the Allston Brighton CDC team. Check out our open job opportunities below. Financial Coaching and Homeownership Programs Manager Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation (Allston Brighton CDC) seeks a Manager for its Financial Coaching and Homeownership Education and Counseling Programs. These programs help people in our community to increase their understanding of credit, debt, savings, budgeting, and the homeownership process, with the goals of building assets, stabilizing housing situations, and preparing for and achieving homeownership.
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5 days ago

Can you tell we’re only halfway through clean...

Can you tell we’re only halfway through cleaning? 🌓 This sculpture of Virgin and Child might look a little two-faced now, but soon will be fully restored and back on display in the Long Gallery! Object: Imitator of Antonio Rossellino, Virgin and Child, before 1888, marble.

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    Can you tell we're only halfway through cleaning? 🌓 This sculpture of Virgin and Child might look a little two-faced now, but soon will be fully restored and back on display in the Long Gallery!...
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6 days ago

Once upon a time, the Blue Room was more of a...

Once upon a time, the Blue Room was more of a party room. Decorated with art from Isabella’s best friends, the informal environment served as a reception area for concert goers when they came to see performances in the old Music Room!

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    Once upon a time, the Blue Room was more of a party room. Decorated with art from Isabella's best friends, the informal environment served as a reception area for concert goers when they came to see...
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Jun 18

Wells Fargo has been an invaluable partner to...

Wells Fargo has been an invaluable partner to us over the years and we are so appreciative for their ongoing support. Special thanks to Bob for stopping by today and for Wells Fargo's unwavering commitment to the #Allston #BrightonMA community!

    Allston Brighton CDC
    Wells Fargo has been an invaluable partner to us over the years and we are so appreciative for their ongoing support. Special thanks to Bob for stopping by today and for Wells Fargo's unwavering...
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Jun 17

Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the cons...

Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the construction site of her museum, which she saved for good luck! 🍀

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    Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the construction site of her museum, which she saved for good luck! 🍀
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Jun 17

Landscape architecture is a real art form, bu...

Landscape architecture is a real art form, but it wasn’t recognized as such until the early 1900s. Isabella, always ahead of the game, constructed her Museum and its lush Courtyard to be impeccably designed and aesthetically beautiful. 🌸

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Landscape architecture is a real art form, but it wasn't recognized as such until the early 1900s. Isabella, always ahead of the game, constructed her Museum and its lush Courtyard to be impeccably...
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Jun 17

Happy Father’s Day! Show your dad how much he...

Happy Father’s Day! Show your dad how much he means to you by treating him to a day at the Gardner Museum. Take a break and enjoy this lovely day together. 💕

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    Happy Father's Day! Show your dad how much he means to you by treating him to a day at the Gardner Museum. Take a break and enjoy this lovely day together. 💕
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Jun 17

Jun 16

These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more l...

These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more like a Mondrian painting than Gothic stained glass! After being destroyed in WWI, an American ambulance driver collected some of the pieces and had them reset. He then gifted the glass to Isabella in 1919. Object: French, Fragments from Reims Cathedral, 18th century, stained glass.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more like a Mondrian painting than Gothic stained glass! After being destroyed in WWI, an American ambulance driver collected some of the pieces and had them...
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Jun 15

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Ni...

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Creative Cycle! This free evening event is inspired by our Life, Death & Revelry exhibition and features music, dance, and art-making all night long. Mark your calendars: http://bit.ly/2Jj61HP

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Creative Cycle! This free evening event is inspired by our Life, Death & Revelry exhibition and features music, dance, and art-making all night...
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Jun 15

Select Board June 19, 2018 Executive Session 5:00 P.M., Public Session 6:30 P.M.

Question of approving the application of the lodging house located at 1087 Beacon Street, David Gloth, Innkeeper/General Manager, for a Change of Lodging House Agent: Kathryn O’Leary.

    Select Board June 19, 2018 Executive Session 5:00 P.M., Public Session 6:30 P.M.
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Jun 15

It’s June, it’s hot out, the sun is always sh...

It’s June, it’s hot out, the sun is always shining—what better way to enjoy the summer than with a cactus?🌵 Don’t let this plant fool you, though. While it may look soft to the touch,this cactus is plenty prickly!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    It's June, it's hot out, the sun is always shining-what better way to enjoy the summer than with a cactus?🌵 Don't let this plant fool you, though. While it may look soft to the touch,this cactus is...
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Jun 14

#CelebritySnapshot Henry James and author J.M...

#CelebritySnapshot Henry James and author J.M. Barrie made headlines after their stroll in London. You might not know Barrie on sight, but you definitely know his work—he’s the author of Peter Pan! 🧚‍♀️ #TBT Image: Unknown, Barrie and Henry James on a Street in London, 1910, ink on newspaper.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    CelebritySnapshot Henry James and author J.M. Barrie made headlines after their stroll in London. You might not know Barrie on sight, but you definitely know his work-he's the author of Peter Pan!...
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Jun 14

Music? ✅ Free food? ✅ Custom Snapchat filter?...

Music? ✅ Free food? ✅ Custom Snapchat filter? ✅ Tons of fun? ✅ We’ve got it all at tonight’s Teen Takeover: Glow From Within! So what are you waiting for? Join us form 5:30 - 8pm for this awesome event. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2J5ADIh

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Music? ✅ Free food? ✅ Custom Snapchat filter? ✅ Tons of fun? ✅ We've got it all at tonight's Teen Takeover: Glow From Within! So what are you waiting for? Join us form 5:30 - 8pm for this awesome...
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Jun 14

Today is the grand opening of Life, Death & R...

Today is the grand opening of Life, Death & Revelry! For the first time in over 100 years, our Farnese Sarcophagus is on full display. See the incredible effort it took to create this exhibition and be sure to experience this once in a lifetime show: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Today is the grand opening of Life, Death & Revelry! For the first time in over 100 years, our Farnese Sarcophagus is on full display. See the incredible effort it took to create this exhibition and...
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Jun 14

Life, Death & Revelry is now open! For the fi...

Life, Death & Revelry is now open! For the first time in over 100 years, our Farnese Sarcophagus is on full display. See the incredible effort it took to create this exhibition and be sure to experience this once in a lifetime show: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Today is the grand opening of Life, Death & Revelry! For the first time in over 100 years, our Farnese Sarcophagus is on full display. See the incredible effort it took to create this exhibition and...
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Jun 13

Allston Brighton CDC posted 3 photos.

Come on down to @aeronautallston and tell us what you love about #Allston #BrightonMA! @ Zone 3

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    Allston Brighton CDC added a new photo.
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Jun 13

A courtly couple decorate the center of this ...

A courtly couple decorate the center of this Iranian ceramic plate. The Naskhi inscription around them reads, “The heart is branded with the grief of your love on its soul; separation from you makes the world like a prison; that heart that has not the patience for union with you, alas that it can suffer through separation.” 💔 Image: Iranian, Ceramic Plate: A Courtly Couple, about 1208, fritware with overglaze-painted luster design and splashes of turquoise.

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    A courtly couple decorate the center of this Iranian ceramic plate. The Naskhi inscription around them reads, "The heart is branded with the grief of your love on its soul; separation from you makes...
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Jun 13

Ever visit the Gardner Museum feeling inspire...

Ever visit the Gardner Museum feeling inspired to create, but don’t know where to start? Join us for our upcoming Saturday Open Studio to get your creative energy out on paper! Plan your visit now: http://bit.ly/2JAI65N

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    Ever visit the Gardner Museum feeling inspired to create, but don't know where to start? Join us for our upcoming Saturday Open Studio to get your creative energy out on paper! Plan your visit now:...
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Jun 13

Only one more day until the opening of Life, ...

Only one more day until the opening of Life, Death & Revelry! Join us tomorrow in Hostetter Gallery and take in the rich beauty and history of our Farnese Sarcophagus. A 3D video of the sarcophagus’ most intricate details won’t be something to miss. Tell your friends and be sure to visit our exhibition page to watch the Making of Maenads & Satyrs video: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Only one more day until the opening of Life, Death & Revelry! Join us tomorrow in Hostetter Gallery and take in the rich beauty and history of our Farnese Sarcophagus. A 3D video of the sarcophagus'...
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Jun 13

Allston Brighton CDC shared Zone 3's photo.

Apply now if you're an artist in or connected to #Allston!

    Zone 3
    Zone 3 added a new photo.
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Jun 12

Life, Death & Revelry is only two days away! ...

Life, Death & Revelry is only two days away! Our Farnese Sarcophagus dates back two millennia and now it’s on full display for you to enjoy. Join us June 14 for the grand opening: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Life, Death & Revelry is only two days away! Our Farnese Sarcophagus dates back two millennia and now it's on full display for you to enjoy. Join us June 14 for the grand opening: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6
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Jun 12

Jun 11

Of all the rooms in the Museum, this one was ...

Of all the rooms in the Museum, this one was probably the last to be finalized by Isabella. The Little Salon came into its own when construction on the Spanish Cloister allowed the room to be expanded. She continued to fine-tune its arrangement into its current and final form.

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    Of all the rooms in the Museum, this one was probably the last to be finalized by Isabella. The Little Salon came into its own when construction on the Spanish Cloister allowed the room to be...
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Jun 11

Only three more days until the opening of our...

Only three more days until the opening of our latest exhibition, Life, Death & Revelry! Join us on June 14 and see our Farnese Sarcophagus like never before. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Only three more days until the opening of our latest exhibition, Life, Death & Revelry! Join us on June 14 and see our Farnese Sarcophagus like never before. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6
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Jun 10

#FunFact Gardner kept this simple box of magi...

#FunFact Gardner kept this simple box of magical souvenirs from her 1874 journey along the Nile close at hand, inside her desk in the Macknight Room.

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    FunFact Gardner kept this simple box of magical souvenirs from her 1874 journey along the Nile close at hand, inside her desk in the Macknight Room.
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Jun 09

Artist James McNeill Whistler had rather loft...

Artist James McNeill Whistler had rather lofty ideas about painting. In 1884, he published “Proposition,” which reads, “A picture is finished when all trace of the means used to bring about the end has disappeared.” 🎨 Image: James McNeill Whistler, Proposition, 1884, lithograph.

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    Artist James McNeill Whistler had rather lofty ideas about painting. In 1884, he published "Proposition," which reads, "A picture is finished when all trace of the means used to bring about the end...
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Jun 08

Keep an eye out for the Hellebores in the Mon...

Keep an eye out for the Hellebores in the Monk’s Garden! These flowers are kind of shy, and love to turn their blooms to the ground, but their dark purple petals are some real show stoppers.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Keep an eye out for the Hellebores in the Monk's Garden! These flowers are kind of shy, and love to turn their blooms to the ground, but their dark purple petals are some real show stoppers.
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Jun 08

Though reluctant to discuss her childhood, Is...

Though reluctant to discuss her childhood, Isabella saved many books, albums, and papers as relics of her youth, including this certificate. A rebellious student, she was awarded a “premium” “if she remain till the close of school to receive it.” Image: Mary Okill, Certificate of Excellence, January 1855, ink on paper.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Though reluctant to discuss her childhood, Isabella saved many books, albums, and papers as relics of her youth, including this certificate. A rebellious student, she was awarded a "premium" "if she...
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Jun 08

Jun 07

Calling all teens! Join us on June 14 for Tee...

Calling all teens! Join us on June 14 for Teen Takeover: Glow From Within, a night full of art and performances by the best of Boston’s youth. Admission is free and so is the food! Thank you @Consigli1905 for making this all possible. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2J5ADIh

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Calling all teens! Join us on June 14 for Teen Takeover: Glow From Within, a night full of art and performances by the best of Boston's youth. Admission is free and so is the food! Thank you...
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Jun 07

#TBT Isabella adored her grandmother, who was...

#TBT Isabella adored her grandmother, who was presented this silver pitcher by the Agricultural Society of New York in 1821. Isabella paid tribute to her by displaying her it in the Short Gallery. Object: William Thomson, Pitcher, about 1821, sterling silver.

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    TBT Isabella adored her grandmother, who was presented this silver pitcher by the Agricultural Society of New York in 1821. Isabella paid tribute to her by displaying her it in the Short Gallery....
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