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Robert McGuffin (maker) and Henry Connelly (retailer), Worktable Owned by Susan Theresa Pratt, Philadelphia, 1808. Satinwood with satinwood, rosewood, and ebony veneers; eastern white pine, mahogany, and yellow poplar. Yale University Art Gallery, Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

E-Study Tour, Women and Early America in the Hume Furniture Study

John Stuart Gordon and Rebecca Tannenbaum
Friday, October 15, 2021, 12:30 pm

Women’s domestic roles and educational opportunities in colonial America and the early United States influenced the types of objects they used, valued, and created. This virtual tour with John Stuart Gordon, the Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Curator of American Decorative Arts, and Rebecca Tannenbaum, Senior Lecturer in the Department of History, explores a selection of works with particularly rich and detailed histories in the Leslie P. and George H. Hume, B.A. 1969, American Furniture Study Center. These varied objects—ranging from a 17th-century carved chest to a 19th-century terrestrial globe—provide insights into the lives these women led and the greater landscape of social conventions and gendered expectations.

Closed captions will be available in English.

Registration required; to register, visit https://bit.ly/2YUobbc.

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General Public