Huntingtown High School
Historical Investigations, Archaeology Class, and Archaeology Club

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.  In 2012, we decided to take on a different type of project, with Jeff’s new “Historical Investigations” class, in 2013 with the Archaeology Class, and in 2014 with the Archaeology Club. The students analyzed the contents of several mid-19th century privies 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 assemblages that have never before received any attention.


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

2012 - 2013 Curator's Choice - Historical Investigations Class

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

   

2013 - 2014 Curator's Choice - Archaeology Class

White Ironstone brush box from 18BC27. White Ironstone brush box from 18BC27.

White Ironstone Brush Box,
By: Rebecca Forrester and Stella Hayden

Fragments of a Relief Molded Stoneware jug in blue and white colors. Fragments of a Relief Molded Stoneware jug in blue and white colors.

Relief Molded Stoneware Jugs,
By: Kari Crandell and Amy Chaffee

Broken fragments of a J. C. Baker's Genuine Essence bottle. Broken fragments of a J. C. Baker's Genuine Essence bottle.

J. C. Baker's Genuine Essence,
By: Benjamin Cimoli

   

2014 - 2015 Curator's Choice - Archaeology Club

Victorican Rubber ball A Victorian rubber ball.

A Victorian Rubber Ball,
By: Sean Winters

Dr. John Bulls sarsparilla bottle from MAC Lab collections. Dr. John Bulls sarsparilla bottle from MAC Lab collections.

Dr. John Bulls Extract of Sarsaparilla,
By: Isaiah Johnson

Piece of pomade lid from ox marrow pomade jar. Piece of pomade lid from ox marrow pomade jar.

Ox Marrow Pomade Lid,
By:Amanda Crandell