In December 2016, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
Museum Collection Highlights
Atom Bomb Hits New York City: Illustration for "Hiroshima, U.S.A." in Collier's, 5 August 1950, cover
Oil on paper laid on board
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Brass chamberstick with large saucer base and cylindrical shaft.
Gift of Mrs. Mary Boyce Spell
According to accession records, this candlestick was brought from Scotland in 1802 by Agnes Hall, who married David Smith. They ran an inn at East Chester that Lafayette visited in 1824 on his way to Boston, when he used this candlestick. The candlestick was passed down to Sarah Jane Smith (Mrs. Robinson Boyce), then to Nicholas Hall Boyce, and finally to Mary Boyce (Mrs. Mary Boyce Spell), the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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