For December, our artifact of the month is a lovely watercolor of a dredged anchor, the sea life growing on it almost making it look like a holiday wreath. This piece is new to our collection and the staff were all pretty excited about it as it. That excitement grew as the piece was further researched.
The image is supposed to be a depiction of an anchor dredged up in 1885 off Cape Ann by Alpheus Hyatt. To anybody with some knowledge of our institutional history, the name Hyatt should sound familiar. Alpheus was the father of our founder, Anna Hyatt Huntington.