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Near Logan Airport - Airplane Coming in for a Landing Over Neptune Road Homes

Original Caption: Near Logan Airport - Airplane Coming in for a Landing Over Neptune Road Homes 05/1973..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-5961..Photographer: Manheim, Michael Philip, 1940-..Su... more

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505]

Diptych of Adam & Eve with snake and priest celebrating Mass separated by Jesus on Cross.


This joined cradle exhibits a well-balanced arrangement of horizontal panels with mortise-and-tenon joints. It was probably fitted with mattresses of feathers or chopped wool, and specially made blankets and be... more

Spindle-back armchair

The rarest and grandest of the early turned chairs are those with rows of spindles below the seat as well as above it. Although its boxlike form may look simple at first glance, this chair is a complex composit... more

Trestle Table

Made in Massachusetts, United States

Joint stool

Joint stools provided basic everyday seating in seventeenth-century households. Although common in their day, they were subjected to hard use, and few have survived. This oak stool, with its solid columnar turn... more

Slat-back armchair

This is an example of the earliest known type of turned slat-back chair made in New England. The back consists of three broad, horizontal slats with straight upper edges cut away at the ends. The slats are grad... more

Side Chair

The great rarity of this chair lies in the original wool Turkey-work that covers its seat and back. "Turkey-work" refers to a type of woven fabric with a knotted-and-cut wool pile that was made in England in im... more

Window with Shutter

Made in Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


The ornamentation composed of applied elements and geometric patterns of moldings on the door of this small cabinet achieves a distinctly architectural effect. Several different kinds of wood were employed; ori... more

Room from the Hart House, Ipswich, Massachusetts

Made in Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States

Folding table

The heavy balusters and applied bosses on this table may indicate that it was produced en suite with a matching cupboard, since such bold decorative elements were more commonly found on that form. The polygonal... more


Probably made in Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Chest of Drawers

Probably made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Side Chair

Made in Massachusetts, United States


Possibly made in Massachusetts, United States


Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

High chest of drawers

Japanning, a Western imitation of oriental lacquerwork, became fashionable in the colonies after 1700. A stylish surface treatment in which motifs of vaguely Far Eastern origin were raised, gilded, and varnishe... more

High chest of drawers

The decoration on this chest, with its oriental motifs and palette of red, orange, and what was originally bright yellow on a black ground, was meant to imitate a technique known as japanning. Beginning in the ... more

Side Chair

Made in Massachusetts, United States