Huntingtown High School
Historical Investigations Class

Curator's Choices

JPPM enjoys a productive relationship with Huntingtown High School and Social Studies teacher Jeff Cunningham. In previous years, Jeff’s archaeology classes, under the supervision of Education Director Kim Popetz, produced three cell phone tours for the park. The students worked on the audio tour projects at every level.  This year, we decided to take on a different type of project, with Jeff’s new “Historical Investigations” class. The students are analyzing the contents of a mid-19th century privy from Baltimore’s Federal Reserve site (18BC27). Archaeologists excavated the site in 1980, but since the artifacts were never studied or a report prepared, the students are working with an assemblage that has never before received any attention.


Part of this project included the mending of some of the broken vessels found in this assemblage. Below are the Curator's Choices written by the students on their mended objects.

2012 - 2013 Curator's Choice's

Mended bottle with J. A. Brown impressed in the bottle - click image to go to the Curator's Choice for this vessel. Mended bottle with J. A. Brown impressed in the bottle - click image to go to the Curator's Choice for this vessel.

Dr. J. A. Brown Tuberculosis Remedy,
By: Caroline Bland and Ashley Endrusick

Mended spitton - click image to go to the Curator's Choice for this vessel. Mended spitton - click image to go to the Curator's Choice for this vessel.

Spittoon,
By: Brigit Gilvary, Marissa Hill, and Sabrina Parker

Mended Lyon Kathairon Hair Tonic bottle - click image to go to the Curator's Choice for this vessel. Mended Lyon Kathairon Hair Tonic bottle - click image to go to the Curator's Choice for this vessel.

Lyon Kathairon Hair Tonic,
By: Rebecca Harris and Amanda Ortiz

Broken torpedo bottle found at the Baltimore’s Federal Reserve site - click image to go to the Curator's Choice. Broken torpedo bottle found at the Baltimore’s Federal Reserve site - click image to go to the Curator's Choice.

Torpedo Bottle,
By: Kody Powers, Emily Wilson, and Madison Wilson

Mended Mid-19th Century Green Glass Bottle - click image to veiw Curator's Choice. Mended Mid-19th Century Green Glass Bottle - click image to veiw Curator's Choice.

Mid-19th Century Green Glass Bottle,
By: Christy Ims, Christiana Nisbet, and Laura Osborne