Hampton National Historic Site : Fall 2009

 

 Site: A former plantation located outside of Baltimore, Maryland

Students: Architecture, Ceramics, Furniture, Industrial Design, Textiles

Themes: Gentility, slavery, the South after the Civil War

Books: The Refinement of America; Scraping By: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore; The Landscape of Slavery, The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass

Guests: Seth Rockman, author of Scraping By, Louis Hutchins, Senior Historian, NPS

Exhibition: "Witness Tree Project," Hampton National Historic Site, March 25 - July 8, 2010

 

Student Work

 
"SlaveBench" by Dale Broholm Wood Bench made in collaboration with Dan Cavicchi for donation to Hampton National Historic Site Friends Group. Made from pecan wood from the Site for use in the Witness Tree Project, which we co-teach at Rhode Island School of Design. Laser cut lettering in top is text from a run away slave announcement in the Baltimore Sun newspaper from the mid 1800s. Bleached pecan, Pecan. Lacquer finish.

"SlaveBench" by Dale Broholm

Wood Bench made in collaboration with Dan Cavicchi for donation to Hampton National Historic Site Friends Group. Made from pecan wood from the Site for use in the Witness Tree Project, which we co-teach at Rhode Island School of Design.

Laser cut lettering in top is text from a run away slave announcement in the Baltimore Sun newspaper from the mid 1800s. Bleached pecan, Pecan. Lacquer finish.