Looking Glass

Glass probably England; frame probably New England, 18th century
Eastern white pine, glass
Gift of Cummings E. Davis (1886) F2521

This object holds significance as one of the few documented possessions of an 18th century African-American, Casy Minott (1732-1822). Casy Minott was possibly the slave of Timothy Minott (1692-1778) or his son Timothy (1726-18054), although more recent research indicates that a slave "Case" was actually owned by Samuel Whitney. The looking glass descended to George Prescott Minott (1783-1861), friend of Concord Museum’s founder, Cummings E. Davis.