Made by Charles Thomas Davis, 1873, Gift of the William Steeple Davis Trust

On exhibit in Village House

This ship model was made by Charles Davis, who married Carrie Hubbard of Orient. Their only child was William Steeple Davis, an artist whose work is well represented at OHS. Charlie made this for Carrie at the time of their engagement. On April 12, 1873, Carrie wrote to her grandfather: This last winter …[he] improved his spare time evenings by making me a handsome full rigged ship in miniature. It is much admired. I long for you to see it, he named it “Carrie” after me.