Page 8 - Hampton Plantation


Photograph of two men identified on reverse (left to right) as "L.V. Coleman and Dwight Franklin at Hampton Plantation." The image was taken during a lunch break at one of the outings for the 18th annual meeting of the American Association of Museums held in Charleston. The conference coincided with the 150th Anniversary of the founding of The Charleston Museum and then Director, Laura Bragg arranged for tours of various sights and plantations around the Lowcountry.

Laurence Vail Coleman wrote several books and articles regarding museums and their care and was considered the leading authority on the subject at that time. He served as the director of AAM from 1927 to 1958. Dwight Franklin was a taxidermist for the American Museum of Natural History and built historical dioramas for them as well as for the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the Newark Museum, and the Museum of the City of New York from 1906 to the early 1930s.