Boston Objects

Wellness

A 19th-Century Apothecary Kit

See it at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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See This Pilgrim Beer Tankard in Plymouth

Pay tribute to our Puritanical ancestors by raising a tankard of ale.

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The Questionable Legacy of Judge John Hathorne

Ponder the questionable legacy of Judge John Hathorne at his burial site in Salem.

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Built to Last: A Charles P. Holden Job Backer

Still used today at the Boston Athenaeum.

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John F. Kennedy Had a Thing for Scrimshaw

He kept this one on his desk.

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The Forbes Pigment Collection at Harvard Art Museums

How to spot a fake, the Harvard way.

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Crossed Swords from the Battle of Bunker Hill

These crossed swords tell a story of reconciliation.

Arts & Entertainment

‘Glass Flowers’ Exhibit Reopens at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Where spring blooms eternally.

A marathon medal.
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A Medal from the First Boston Marathon Race in 1897

Check out a medal from the inaugural race.

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Four Historic Red Sox Artifacts You Can See at Fenway Park

It’s hard to appreciate the history  in Fenway Park when you’re barreling through the crowds with a beer in one hand and a sausage in […]

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You Can See Martin Luther King Jr.’s Briefcase at BU

It’s very worn from all his travels.

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The History of Boston in Objects

A visual history, from the ­Puritans to the Combat Zone.