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Obituaries Martha Tabor, visual artist Martha Tabor, 64, of Washing- ton, D.C. and Broadkill Beach, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, of cancer. Ms. Tabor was a sculptor, print- maker and documentary photog- rapher. Her sculptures are in the permanent collections of the Loudon Hospital Center, Wash- ington Theological Union, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Wesley Theological Semi- nary, Friends Meeting of Wash- ington, the Urban Institute of Washington, and the new Chil- dren's Inn at the National Institute of Health. Ms. Tabor was the re- cipient of grants from the Nation- al Endowment of the Arts and the DC Commission for the Arts. She was awarded artist residencies to the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Studios Midwest in Illinois and Blue Mountain Center in New York State. She worked as a freelance pho- tographer and visual artist from 1979 to 2003. She studied art at the Corcoran School of Art, the Women's Studio Workshop and Pyramid Atlantic. Her major bod- ies of work include a series of wood sculptures influenced by traditional gospel music, a series of screenprints called "My Dog as Art," and photography projects in midwifery and women in blue collar trades. She was a member of Washington Sculptors' Group and Impact Visuals, a photogra- phers' cooperative based in New York City. Ms. Tabor was also an active member of Friends Meeting of Washington, and her Quaker faith was a consistent source of solace and inspiration. She was born in Knoxville, Tenn., but lived most of her life in the Washington, D.C. area. She receive a bachelor of arts from Colby College in Maine in 1961, a master of arts in comparative lit- erature from the University of Maryland in 1967, and a second master's degree in photography from Goddard College in Ver- mont in 1980. She held a wide range of jobs. In the 1960s, she taught English composition and literature at Frederick Community College. In the 1970s, she worked heavy con- struction as a welder and was in- volved in the building of parts of the Metro system, the first woman welder to do such work. She was a Journeyman of Local 2311, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, and later president of Local 2677, the American Federation of Govern- ment Employees. She worked as a program officer for a federal eco- nomic development grant pro- gram and was a union organizer for white and blue collar workers. In the late 1970s, she founded her freelance photography business, Working Images. Her documen- tary photography focused on so- cial and political issues - antiwar, civil rights, equal opportunity in employment - that were directly influenced by her early work ex- periences. In the last year of her life, Ms. Tabor made major dona- tions of photographic work to the Continued on page 58 CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Jan. 23 - Jan. 29, 2004 - 57 i [ IMP, DOVER, DE 2 DAY ESTATE AUCTICh00[ Estate Items Moved For Ease Of Sale From Dover, DE to Rehoboth Beach Convention Center Blind pine corner Cross banded 1881 century rneple Sheraton Lady Hepplewhite mah. cupboard, mah. ChippendaJe shell canrsd slant front wTflJng desk with chestc. 1790. game table. Chippendale desk. gothic arch. English pine tall case clock c. 1800. SESSION #1 FRIDAY, JANUARY 30th 6 P.M. Approx, 130 pcs! Important estate jewelry Lalique, Baccarat & Goebel, Waterford Crystal, Herend China, Jade & Ivory, Hardback Books, Post Cards & Case Smalls, Rosenthal & Lefton 18kt Gold Jewelry, 14k't Import Watches incl. Man's Patek Phillipe. i ::! " : 4 rush bottom Mah. and giltwood Hitchcock chairs Chippendale mirror in black and gilt. with Phoenb( c. 1780 SESSION #2 SATURDAY, JANUARY 31st 10 A.M. Important period Furniture, incl. Newport Desk, Period Smalls & Collectibles, Original Artwork, Sterling & Sheffield Silver, Rugs & Carpets, Architectural Pieces, Portraits & Oils Emmert Auction Associates is pleased to announce the sale at Public Auction of the antique furnitura including rare Amedcana of the late Nice Boone of Dover, DE. Mrs. Boone and the late Dr. Myron Boone were collectors of rare antique American and English period fumiture as well as original art, sterling, jewelry, china and porcelains, you will not attend a finer sale anywhere on the Delmarva Peninsula!!! Pair applewood ffancy" Mah. Chippendale ann Sheraton chairs with Pennsylvania pine 3 chair c. 1780 wleo, wire & rush seats, drawer blanket brass fender & early ct late 170. andinms. , pine oo ii, :,, c...,  lilii I e. wao   liii!ii!:ii! I Chippendale rolled arm 10' Sheraton dining table sof Io desks, rniniature w/console erid & 6 par'sons bench and Chippendale chairs, cellerette. i Walnut 18th century Chippendale chest w/ogee feet These shoes walked to a new location' MEN'S & LADIES' SHOES FIRSt QUAIXI F{X)TWEAR AT A DIS(X)UNT Featuring: Sebago Docksides * Keds Trotters Sperry Top-Sider New Balance Rockport Grasshoppers * Naturalizer LifeStride Best selection from thousands of pairs in stock. Men's sizes: N 9-14, M 6 1/2-15, W 6 1/2-14, WW 8-14. Women's sizes: N 7-10, M 5-11, W 6-10, WW 6 1/2-10. LOCATIONS n Now Open Rt. I at West Virginia Ave. 33 Midway Shopping Center (4 streets north of MD (behind Roadhouse line on ocean side) Steak Joint) Fenwick Island, DE 302-644-8010 302-539-4599 Ex. unsigned early porb'ait "Mr. Emerson" of " Dove, DE, // Pedod Map Queen Anne highboy with hidden drawer, Huge selection of estate jewelry ind. Patek Phillip wristwatch, dwnend & precious stone dngs & earrings, large solitaire and a large lot of exce 14kt, 18kt gold pieces plus costume jewry. Walnut 4 drawer Chippendale Large selection of 18th century walnut & mah. chests of chestw/bracket feetc. 1770. various odgins incl. signed 'Appoquinimink" DE chest. J TEllLMS: Cash or personal check with 2 I.D,'s on l day of sale. A 10% buyers premium will De added to all purchases. 5% buyers premium on vehictles. CALL For More Details Highly important Newport Rhode Island slant tront desk. Mrs. Boone I represented and documented that is was built by the Goddard/T'ownsend family [ circe 1770 and purchased by the late Dr. Myron Boone at a Massachusetts estate auction in 1951. An EXTREMELY rare desk in excellent condition, j E M MERT00AUCTION -- ASSOCIATE5 "We Bring Buyer & Seller Together" (302) 227-1433 Day (302) 227-3946 Fax (302) 227-2714 Night