Resource: “Notes from the Orlop”

26 August, 2008 at 9:25 pm Leave a comment

“Notes from the Orlop”

is a wonderful blog integrated in the website of the Maine Maritime Museum, and it’s truly a treasure trove for the researchers or simply curious among us! There are 34 entries so far, and each of them is well worth reading.

The latest entry, “Pretty Hair”, sure kept me glued to the screen for a while. It’s both informative and touching – call me an old romantic, but there’s just something very sweet about the custom of giving your lover a lock of your hair. Now even a complete pigtail!

You can find links to all entries under the cut.

No. 34, Pretty Hairy

No. 33, The Lesser Miseries: Annoyances, Hazards, and Travails of Earlier Life

No. 32, The Greater Miseries

No. 31, A Jostling of Contraptions

No. 30, The War from the Shipyards

No. 29, Trash to Treasures: Collectively Disposable

No. 28, Floating the Currency: Monetarily Maritime

No. 27, Maiden Voyage: Weddings to Wives in Maritime Maine

No. 26, Snagged: A Look at the Hook

No. 25, Between a Rock and a Wet Place: Death and the Mariner

No. 24, Far-Flung Finery: Formal & Frivolous Furs & Feathers

No. 23, The Artifact Track: Ten Tracks To The “Tomb”

No. 22, The Pressure’s On: Powered By Air

No. 21, What is the Oldest? : Should We Care?

No. 20, Getting the Lead In: Pouring Ranger’s Keel

No. 19, More Ephemeral than Ephemera: Marginalia

No. 17, Fashions That Float: Jackets of Life and Other Buoyancies

No. 16, Like Clockwork, Objects That Are All Wound Up.

No. 15, Out of Chaos: Fragments Transformed

No. 14, Artifacts of Substance (Part Two): Your Humble Servants

No. 13, Artifacts of Substance (Part One): Greasing the Skids

No. 12, In the Blink of Eye: Our Stanhope Viewers

No. 11, “Hid in Darkness”: Artifact Hitchikers

No. 10, Extreme Artifacts

No. 9, Toys and Games: A Holiday Catalogue

No. 8, Before the Paint: A Marine Artist’s Sketchbook

No. 7, A Phantom Artifact: the Missing Daniels Planer

No. 6, Adding It Up

No. 5, Not Quite What They Appear

No. 4, Signs of Their Times

No. 3, Three Shells: Vessels of Memory

No. 2, Surgeon’s Instrument Case, ca. 1880

No. 1, The Mary Dennett Steamer Trunk

Take your time and enjoy!

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