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City council gets silversmith preview
City Council - Gloves 2 Web
Camden City Council members Jeffrey Graham and Deborah Davis examine, respectively, a silver tablespoon and teaspoon crafted by Alexander Young in the 1800s. They are wearing the blue non-latex gloves in order not to get oil from their skin on the spoons. The examples of Youngs craftsmanship were part of a special presentation to council by Katherine Richardson, director of the Camden Archives and Museum, where an exhibit of Youngs work is on display through Jan. 28, 2018. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
Members of Camden City Council, along with City Manager Mel Pearson, donned blue non-latex gloves at the behest of Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine Richardson during Tuesday’s council meeting. Richardson had council and Pearson wear the gloves, which she also wore, in order to pass around examples of silver work done by Alexander Young. Richardson said Young was born Scotland in 1783, moved to Baltimore at age 16 and then again to South Carolina, living in Camden by 1807.

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