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The Magnet and the Iron: John Brown and George L. Stearns The Stories Behind the Busts

Stearns Highboy

Exhibit Description:
Highboy (chest of drawers) acquired by Tufts College from the Stearns Estate around 1919, now (2017) located in the third floor lobby of Ballou Hall. Family tradition maintained that the this piece of furniture was made by Benjamin Frothingham, Jr., of Charlestown. In 1971, this highboy was located in the Wessell Library. In 1950, this highboy was located in the Gott Memorial Room in Eaton Library. This photograph was taken in August 2017.
Tufts University
Frothingham, Benjamin, Jr. (unconfirmed)
Attribution Statement:
Image copyright Tufts University
Exhibit Tags:
Stearns EstatephotographsTufts UniversityobjectsBallou Hall