These photos, in two sections, show parts of two different displays at the Elkridge Heritage Society for the past holidays of Christmas and when we toasted in the New Year, and are historical in theme. These displays do not illustrate specific talks or lectures we have had, but they do represent Elkridge history in imagining what another era or time it could have been like, and those memories left to us.
Designing with tiny objects I brought from home as well as a few toy items from the EHS collection, the full displays laid out were to evoke a commonality of joy and wonder that we might have experienced growing up, as well as what our ancestors might have seen and appreciated — like looking at the gardens under a Christmas tree or dreaming, all in miniature.
“Dreaming through the past” using cards, and other ephemera, old Elkridge toys, and representational objects (not all photographed).
1. Greeting card.
2. Dreaming of sugar plum fairies…
3. Yesteryear’s Edwardian couch (settee) potato.
4. Pointing out theatrics and costumes.
5. The two Lassies.
6. Victorian paper doll.
7. Santa on parade…
8. The Union Jack and Humpty D…
9. Handmade tree ornament and picture card.
10. Froggy went a courtin’…kiss “that” your royal highness.
11. Somebody got a baby from St. Nick.
12. “Maryland My Maryland” greeting card.
13. Hare’s a present…
“Ye Olde Elk Ridge Landing in Winter – 1700’s.”
1. Over winter ice.
2. Up the Chesapeake to Elk Ridge.
3. Mallards on the Bay.
4. Antics on the water. Farm house by the river with rising sun.
5. Farm yard shelter.
6. Horse in deep snow by a gate.