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Lock of hair

A souvenir acquired by local solicitor William Buckingham. Although its authenticity has yet to be verified, Dorcas Young was born in 1832 and was a descendant of infamous English mutineers...

J.B. and Mary Davey

A partially erased inscription identifies the two children in this charming portrait as J. B. Davey (born 1820) and Mary Davey (born 1823). If accurate, their respective ages would indicate...

Goblin's gold or luminescent moss

This moss was collected in 1820. It is known as luminescent moss or goblin’s gold because of the way light is reflected inside its cells and it can be seen...

Portrait of a Lady

‘Portrait of a Lady’ in oil, by artist H. Wyatt Piper. The portrait has a partially decipherable inscribed date which suggests the 1820s. The costume and dress of the lady...

South Somerset ware cup

Cups like these are quite common in Exeter in the period around 1720 to 1820. They were often decorated on the inside of the cup with white slip and splashes...

Magic Lantern Slide: Warping machine (1820)

This illustration is part of lecture set on the topic of Samuel Crompton and the cotton industry. The slides originally belonged to John Crabtree, who was HM Inspector of Factories....

Exmouth

‘Exmouth’ by James Fidlor, 1820. This watercolour depicts the town of Exmouth, south Devon. The view includes the Trinity Church, Beacon, a windmill and town houses, with sandy inshore area...

Calyx-krater

Bowls called ‘kraters’ were used in ancient Greece for mixing wine and water at ‘symposium’ parties. One side shows a seated woman and her attendant who is holding a basket....

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