Meet author James H. Johnston and learn about the fascinating life and career of Yarrow Mamout March 14, 2013 at Tudor Place.
In his new book, From Slave Ship to Harvard, Johnston recounts the fascinating life and career of an educated Muslim brought here from Africa in 1752 on a slave ship, his rise, and that of his descendants. Forty-four years after his arrival in America, Yarrow Mamout was freed and settled in Georgetown where he owned a house and lot on Dent Place, near Tudor Place.
The famous American portrait painter Charles Willson Peale was so taken by Mamout that he did a stunning portrait of the man, portraying him as a wealthy Georgetowner.
Mr. Johnston will outline the ties between Mamout and the owners of Tudor Place, beginning with Christopher Lowndes of Bladensburg, who owned the ship that brought him to America. Lownde's son, Francis, sold the 8.5 acres that became Tudor Place to Martha Parke Custis and Thomas Peter. Records also show that Mamout worked for Thomas Peter's father, Robert Peter, a merchant, land speculator, and first mayor of Georgetown.
Event starts at 6:00 pm with wine and light hors d'oeuvres. Lecture begins at 6:30 pm.
Complimentary to Landmark Society Members
Tudor Place Members welcome at $15/Non-Members: $20
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Tudor Place is located at 1670 31st Street.
Bonhams' Martin Gammon discovers important Abraham Lincoln letter on Monday's Antiques Roadshow.
The latest season of PBS' Antiques Roadshow continues February 25th with Martin Gammon of Bonhams Auctioneers' Georgetown office discovering an important autograph letter by Abraham Lincoln. The taping was made this summer in South Carolina, where Gammon and several other specialists from Bonhams and other auction houses taped the celebrated PBS program, now in its 17th Season. Gammon has been a regular appraiser on the show for the past five years.
During the taping Gammon was presented with the letter by a woman whose father had collected Presidential manuscripts. Dated June 1860, the letter was actually composed in Springfield in the month following Lincoln's come-from-behind victory for the Republican nomination. The letter is written affectionately to Col. William Jones, who was Lincoln's very first employer and mentor in Indiana in his youth. Indeed, while working in Jones' country store, Lincoln was known for returning money that was overpaid for goods to a woman some distance away, earning him in later life the moniker "Honest Abe."
"It was quite an exciting discovery because it illustrates a critical juncture in Lincoln's development," Gammon recalls. "Lincoln has just ascended to the national stage as the Republican nominee, and is inundated by requests for an audience at his Springfield law practice. And out of the blue, his first mentor from his modest beginnings in Indiana appears and hopes to meet with him. Mr. Jones had an impressive library and was the first to teach the young Lincoln about American history, and so it must have been an emotional moment to be called upon by his first guiding hand, who had helped set him on his path to greatness, at the moment he arrives on the national stage. It is also bittersweet, in retrospect, as the elderly Col. Jones would enlist in the Union Army, and later perish in the Battle of Atlanta in 1864."
You can view a preview of the appraisal from Monday's episode here.
Think you might have a treasure of your own? Bonhams is planning on hosting an Appraisal Day with many of the specialists appearing on the Antiques Roadshow at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown in late April. Please contact Bonhams' Georgetown office for more details at 202.333.1696 or email@example.com
Internationally-renowned dermatologist, Dr. Tina Alster has launched the world’s first clinical practice dedicated to advanced laser skin treatments for men. Dr. Terrence Keaney, whose main area of interest is identifying and treating the specific cosmetic dermatologic needs of men, will be spearheading the men’s center under the auspices of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery (WIDLS). Dr. Terrence Keaney is a board-certified dermatologist with specialized training in cutaneous laser and dermatologic surgery. Dr. Keaney graduated with honors from University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed a dermatology residency at the University of Miami (FL).
“Because the anatomical and behavioral differences between men and women require specialized study and different clinical approaches, we are keen to augment our extensive array of treatment options and cement our leadership in the industry regarding gender differences in aesthetic dermatology,” said Dr. Alster, the founding director of the Institute. “Dr. Keaney brings a wealth of knowledge to support our commitment to providing the highest level of care for our male patients.”
During his dermatology residency training, Dr. Keaney quickly recognized the lack of academic study and clinical care being provided to male aesthetic patients. Seminars, lectures, and academic publications regarding concepts of beauty and cosmetic enhancement invariably focused on female patients. By understanding that the anatomical and behavioral differences between men and women require specialized study and clinical approach, Dr. Keaney has positioned himself to be a leader in the study of gender differences in aesthetic dermatology. His ideas and clinical approach to the male patient have been presented at national dermatology meetings and featured in Cosmetic Surgery Times, an industry publication. Dr. Keaney is a member of American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).
Find out more about Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery for Men here.