To elaborate on the history of the suffragist movements, the Nantucket Historical Association has assembled a group of objects—paintings, literary paraphernalia, sculptures, and more—from those two successive waves of activism, which helped win the vote first for Blacks, then for women.
Scrimshaw on Nantucket
Nantucket, in cultural memory, will always be the island of whaling. But in spite of Herman Melville’s panegyrics, it was the center of the whaling world for only a brief historical moment.
A New England Gazeteer
Child’s apron, American, c. 1830. Photograph courtesy of Joan R. Brownstein American Folk Painting, Newbury, Massachusetts. Harriet Newell Keyes attributed to Thomas Ware (1803–1826), Pomfret, Vermont, c. 1820–1825. Photograph courtesy of Frank and Barbara Pollack, Highland Park, Illinois. Chest of drawers, Essex County, Massachusetts, c. 1700–1720. Photograph courtesy of Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. August is antiques month in New …