125 Treasures

125 Treasures: James Dooley’s Pocket Watch

July 19, 2018

James Dooley’s Pocket WatchTiffany & Co.American188618 Karat Gold CaseMaymont Mansion CollectionAcquired in 1985 through private donationsMF.85.007 This type of time piece, called a “minute repeater,” sounds the time down to…

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125 Treasures: James Dooley’s Georgetown College Academic Medals

July 9, 2018

James Dooley’s Georgetown College Academic MedalsSilverAmerican1857-1860Bequest of James and Sallie DooleyMaymont Mansion Collection25.270-274, 25.280, and 25.285 James Henry Dooley enrolled at Georgetown College (now Georgetown University) in 1856 and graduated…

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125 Treasures: Portraits of James Henry Dooley and Sallie May Dooley

June 28, 2018

Portrait of Sallie May DooleyPortrait of James Henry DooleyArtist: William Garl Brown (1823-1894)1889Oil on CanvasBequest of James and Sallie DooleyMaymont Mansion Collection25.056 and 25.057 In 1889, when plans for the…

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Maymont Museum Collection, 125 Treasures

June 25, 2018
Photo credit Dennis McWaters

Maymont – originally the home to New South financier and philanthropist, James H. Dooley, and his wife, Sallie – is an amazingly intact estate of the Gilded Age and is…

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