, signed by John Hancock, hung in a conspicuous place.
Chairs which belonged to the father of Oliver Wendell Holmes, to the father of Benjamin Franklin, and to Thomas Jefferson, attracted attention.
A chair which came to this country in the Anne, in 1623, was exhibited by a direct descendant of the original owner.
Thus were presented good examples of typical colonial furniture.
Other household belongings were family treasures loaned by members of the Kidder, Blanchard, Polly, Symmes, Le Bosquet, Porter, and Hall families—names known and honored in Medford from colonial times.
Several articles were shown which were considered genuine Mayflower relics.
A china nappy which had been handed down to the eldest daughter of each generation of the owner's family and a lamp which is vouched for by the family of Rev. Charles Brooks, historian of Medford, were among the number.
Several mementos of Sarah Bradlee Fulton, the Chapter Mother were shown; among them a punch bowl and ladle whi