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BOX FOLDER 4 Photographs and Negatives: PH01-PH25
Photographs taken by David A. Taylor on March 2, 2006. 25 color photographs, 25 color negatives.
Artifacts
BOX 2 Rug 1. When Pa Was Young - Skating the Bay
The rug displays an image of Mary Sheppard Burton’s grandfather, Edward Sampson Phipps, skating across the Chesapeake Bay. Tell Me ‘Bout Series, 1993-1994. Dimensions: 45 x 69 inches.
BOX 3 Rug 2. When Pa Was Young - The Tool Fetcher
The rug displays an image of Edward Sampson Phipps, Mary Sheppard Burton’s grandfather, who dove into the Susquehanna River retrieving the tools that had been dropped into the river by the workmen who were constructing the bridge above the river. Tell Me ‘Bout Series, 1993. Dimensions: 46.5 x 32.5 inches.
BOX 4 Rug 3. The Secret Place
The rug displays an image of Alice Phipps, Mary Sheppard Burton’s mother, in a tree with an apple and reading a book. This was her mother’s secret place. Tell Me ‘Bout Series, 1994. Dimensions: 43.75 x 52.25 inches.
BOX 5 Rug 4. Strawberry Capital of the World
The rug depicts images from the town of Pittsville, Maryland, where Burton’s father John Raymond Sheppard grew up. Tell Me ‘Bout Series, 1994-1995. Dimensions: 62 x 43 inches.
BOX 6 Rug 5. When Dad Was Two
The rug depicts the image of a two-year-old Charles Burton, Mary Sheppard Burton’s husband, head first in the snow. He was accidently given grape wine instead of grape juice. Tell Me ‘Bout Series, 1995. Dimensions: 44.25 x 33 inches.
BOX 7 Rug 6. The Bushel Basket Hat
The rug displays the image of Alice Phipps, Burton’s mother, as she flew upside down in a plane in a bushel basket hat. The rug also displays the image of the hat as it falls from the sky. Tell Me ‘Bout Series, 1996. Dimensions: 49.5 x 59.5 inches.
BOX 8 Rug 7. A Chicken in Every Pot
The rug displays Charles Burton, Mary’s Sheppard Burton’s husband, as he climbed a tree to witness the inauguration of Herbert Hoover. The rug also displays images of chickens and roosters. The rug refers to Hoover’s famous promise of “a chicken in every pot.” Tell Me ‘Bout Series, 1996. Dimensions: 66 x 44 inches.
BOX 9 Rug 8. Fox Hunting at Sycamore Hollow
The rug depicts images of men on horses at Sycamore Hollow in Montgomery County, Maryland. In the center Burton weaves a landmark barn which dates back to 1838. Tell Me ‘Bout Series, 1998. Dimensions: 66 x 44 inches.
BOX 10 Rug 9. Chicken Fishin’
Nellie Blaine Lankford was Mary Sheppard Burton’s mother-in-law. The rug depicts the images of Nellie and her sister Anna in Tyaskin, Maryland. The two would feed the chickens kernels that were attached to the end of a fishing line. Tell Me ‘Bout Series, 1999. Dimensions: 39 x 46 inches.
BOX 11 Rug 10. The First Meals on Wheels
Alice Phipps, Mary Sheppard Burton’s mother, would deliver food to the sick. This rug shows Alice on a bike along with other landmarks in Salisbury, Maryland. Tell Me ‘Bout Series, 1999. Dimensions: 42 x 58 inches.
BOX 12 Rug 11. Day’s End on the Sinepuxent Bay
Richard Dale, a relative of Mary Sheppard Burton, is depicted steering a sailboat on the Maryland coast. Richard Dale fought against pirates and also assisted in defending the island of Bermuda against the British. Tell Me ‘Bout Series, 2000. Dimensions: 19.25 x 34.5 inches.
BOX 13 Rug 12. When Mom was Wee, Mary Sheppard Burton’s Story
The rug depicts images of the Model A Ford, along with pigs on a farm and a little girl who represents Mary Sheppard Burton’s mother. Tell Me ‘Bout Series, 2005. Dimensions: 44.2 x 31 inches.
Moving Images
MV 01 Tape 1 of 2
Interview with Mary Sheppard Burton at her home in Germantown, Md. Undated. 1 VHS videocassette.
MV 02 Tape 2 of 2
Interview with Mary Sheppard Burton at her home in Germantown, Md. Undated. 1 VHS videotape.
MV 03 Tape of Mary Burton talking about her rugs. June 8, 2000.
Interview with Mary Sheppard Burton at her home in Germantown, Md. Undated 1 VHS videotape. [Unplayable - Damaged]

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