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Homewood Museum provides images for educational presentations, professional research, print and electronic publications, and media projects. All requests for images must be made in writing to the Director-Curator. All requests are processed in a timely manner, according to the order in which they are received.

Contact:
Catherine Rogers Arthur
Homewood Museum
The Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
tel: 410.516.5589
fax: 410.516.7859

3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
410.516.5589

homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu
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Side Chamber

The Side Chamber, located in the east hyphen and connected to the Chintz Chamber, may have been offered to important visitors for use as a dressing room. Otherwise, the room is likely to have been used as an office. Its location across from the hyphen’s door and the presence of built-in bookshelves on either side of the fireplace support this theory. Charles Carroll, Jr. could have used the room to meet with the property’s overseer or business associates who could use the exterior door to come and go without disturbing the rest of the house. The traveling writing desk, the Baltimore shield back side chair, c. 1800, and the book on the table, The American Register, all have a Carroll family provenance.