Historic portraits returned to Oxford

OXFORD – Village and Town Historian, Charlotte Stafford recently acquired a pair of watercolor portraits, estimated to be from c.1820, of Polly Knapp and Samuel Balcom, for the Oxford Historical Society Museum. This rare and treasurable pair of paintings, complete with provenance on the frame backs, was advertised on eBay from Central Point, OR. How they made the journey all the way to the coast from New York may remain a mystery, but the main thing is their importance to Oxford and that they’re back.

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