There are two groups of objects in this category.  The first selection of objects suggest the tremendous changes that were taking place at the turn of the 19th to 20th century. The second group of images suggest that the past is always with us as we speed into the future.  wwww

Technological Change wwww

Velocipede, 1855-1865
Popular during the mid-19th century, the velocipede was one of the earliest forms of bicycles.

Velocipede: Guide

Ropes Mansion, 1727, renovated 1894
When the home was renovated in 1893-4, the family chose to incorporate Colonial Revival architectural elements and a modernized kitchen.

Ropes Mansion: Guide

Titanic Disaster Amusement Park Attraction, 1914
This poster advertises an attraction that opened at Luna Park (Coney Island, New York) in the summer of 1914.

Titanic Poster: Guide

New Ways on the Banquereau, 1981
This image depicts an old fisherman in a dory looking out at a steam powered fishing trawler in the distance.
New Ways on the Banquereau: Guide

Tradition in the Age of Modernity wwww

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Nampeyo, 1900
Nampeo (ca. 1860-1942) achieved international recognition as a premiere potter who reinvigorated traditional Hopi pottery techniques and motifs.
Nampeyo: Guide
A Relic of History, Old Derby Wharf, Salem, ca. 1915
The choice of the word “relic” is telling; the artist understands the power of Salem’s past, but he also acknowledges that Salem's Derby Wharf does not hold the importance that it once commanded.
Relic of History: Derby Wharf: Guide
Enlist, 1915
Fred Spear's 1915 image of a drowning mother and child was inspired by a newspaper account of sinking of the Lusitania, an event that swayed the country’s intention to enter into the World War.
Enlist: Guide
The Tuna Shed, 1951
This painting shows the heavy, manual, visceral labor that generations of people in the tuna industry performed.
Tuna Shed: Guide
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