Archives Month Lunchtime Talk: Deborah Child
Date: October 5, 2015
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Litchfield History Museum
Age(s): All
Fee: Free for members; $5 for non-members
Registration: Yes, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Description: In honor of American Archives Month, author Deborah Child will be on hand to talk about her new book Soldier, Engraver, Forger: Richard Brunton's Life on the Fringe in America's New Republic. Brunton was a British grenadier during the Revolutionary War before deserting in 1779. Despite his skill with engraving, Brunton was never able to make an honest living with his art and turned to counterfeiting. Deborah M. Child is an author, lec­turer, and independent curator. A graduate of the Master of Arts Program at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada, she is the author of The Sketchbooks of John Samuel Blunt (Portsmouth Athenaeum, 2007). She is also a regular contributor to Antiques and Fine Art. Her essays include: “A Portrait to Be Treasured Once Again: A Copley Pastel of a Boston Maiden,” “Thank Goodness for Granny Notes: Rufus Porter and His New England Sitters,” and “Samuel Jordan: Artist, Thief, Villain.”