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Rocking chair, belonged to Pickarel family (friends of Abraham Lincoln)
Antebellum; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Seat furniture; Furnishings; Chairs
Black horsehair-upholstered rocking chair with partially upholstered arms. Back curved, ending in slight scroll. Arms curve around to front and back, up to underside of arms, with fleur de lis and curved...
Loveseat, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Seat furniture; Furnishings; Chairs
Small mahogany sofa or loveseat, black horsehair upholstery, serpentine rail with carved rose and open Molding. Legs and seat rail have carvings as well. Legs have carved petals, and center has fruit-like...
Easy chair, owned by Rev. Charles Dresser, a friend of the Lincoln family
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Seat furniture; Furnishings; Dresser, Rev. Charles; Chairs
Upholstered lady's chair. Victorian Rococco style. Exposed walnut trim, medium stain. Chair back crest carved with two closed buds hanging upside-down, flanked by open roses, leaves and scrolls. Upholstered...
Japanese Bisque Happifat Doll
Japan; United States; Happifat dolls; American pop culture; Nippon dolls; Glandular diseases; Japanese doll industry
Bisque molded doll. It is all one piece except for the moveable detached arms. The arms are moveable by means of a connected elastic thread. The face has painted eyes with eyelashes. The smiling open mouth...
Letter from A.S. Coe to Samuel A. Jones
Civil War; Gettysburg; Jones, Samuel A., 1834-1912; Coe, A.S.; Culpepper, Pennsylvania; Medicines
Letter from A.S. Coe to Samuel A. Jones dated September 29th, 1863 describing the battle of Gettysburg. Samuel A. Jones was a homeopathic physician and scholar of American Transcendentalism. He served...
Ghana Asipim (Chief's Chair)
Ghana; Africa; Ceremonies; Festivals; Furniture; Chairs; Seat furniture; Akan culture
Low chair made of wood with short, straight legs, four stretchers, a straight but slightly angled short back. The top rail of the back rises to a high curve; there are tall brass finials at each end. All...
Ghana Wooden Comb
Ghana; Africa; Hair; Ornaments; Carving; Asanti culture
This narrow comb with nine round, tapered tines is carved in one piece from light-colored wood. The large, decorative carved handle is flat on the back but the front is carved in the form of a female figure....
Ghana Fertility Figure (Akua'ba)
Ghana; Africa; Sculptures; Dolls; Asanti culture
Carved wooden female figure is an abstraction, with a disproportionally large head. The cylindrical body stands on a short base and the tapering arms extend straight out from the body. The head is a nearly...
Nigerian Offertory Bowl with Lid
Nigeria; Africa; Bowls (Tableware); Containers; Yoruban culture
A decorative bowl carved from a single piece of wood in the form of a kneeling woman holding a lidded bowl in the shape of a rooster. The woman has large breasts and is unclothed. Four rings suggesting...
Incan vessel with monkey motif
Inca; Incan; Ceramic; Vessel; Pots & pans; Tanware; Monkey; Animal
Noth coast whistling pot. Single spout tanware pot with monkey motif. Flat bottom with flared spout in center of top. A scroll pattern and lines surround the base of the spout. Vertical lines are painted...
Rocking chair, belonging to the Lincoln Family
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Seat furniture; Furnishings; Chairs
Small black horsehair-upholstered rocking chair. Very low arms from front seat rail at seat height, running back rising to little knobs at elbow height. Bottom rim on front seat rail. Front legs modified...
Easy chair, typical during mid-19th century
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furnishings; Seat furniture; Chairs
Large ballon-back upholstered easy chair or armchair. Front legs on casters, leg and arm finger-carved, knee and back also finger-carved. Top of arm upholstered, back seat and arms upholstered in black...
Daybed, belonging to Lincoln Family
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furniture; Furnishings; Bed
Caned day bed. Two caned round arms fit onto bed with screw key. Ring-turned legs and supports, opens up and has 13 round supports for mattress, etc. The mattress is missing. L 54" H 28" x W 26 1/2".
Hall chair, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Seat furniture; Furnishings; Chairs; Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926;
Spool-turned hall chair on castors. Chair arms, back, and seat upholstered. Back is straight with two beaded rods next to back. The rods are topped with spindles. Back of chair is topped with "s" turned...
Sofa, left by Rev. Charles Dresser when he sold his home to the Lincolns
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Antebellum; Furniture; Sofa; Formal; Empire
Transitional Late Empire sofa. Upholstered in rose brocade; slightly swelled wedge shape, small legs on castors, back is modified simple comb with slight scrolls 1/3 & 2/3 down top rail. Cyma curved arms,...
March on Washington
King, Martin Luther, Jr. 1929-1968; Civil rights; Civil rights movement--United States; African Americans--Civil rights; Civil rights workers--United States; March on Washington
Flask, Powder; Revolutionary War; Hunting; Arms & armament; Military art & science;
Brown leather tear-drop shaped flask with a brass nozzle and powder measure built in. Spring-loaded lever opens the base, then the flask. Raised picture of a dog (a retriever) under a tree is on both sides...
Brown Composition Baby Doll
Composition dolls; African American history; American cloth dolls; American pop culture;
This is a baby doll made of brown composition. She has moveable arms and legs and the eyes and lips seem to have been repainted. The body is clothed in a dress of light weight cotton. The skirt of the...
Patsy Tinyette; EffanBee Durable Patsy Dolls;
EffanBee Toy Company; Doll clothes; Patsy dolls; U.S. toy industry; American fan clubs
A composition doll with moveable arms, legs, and head by ball and joint. The hair is molded, the face has painted eyes with eyelashes and lips. She is dressed in a red plaid shirt and white underwear....
All-Bisque Kewpie Doll - Reissued Version
Reissued dolls; All-bisque dolls; Kewpie dolls; American pop culture; O'Neill, Rose, 1874-1944;
This is a Kewpie doll with an all-bisque body. It has blue wings on each side of the shoulders. The arms are missing and there is light brown hair painted down the center and back of the head. The cheeks,...
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