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Kitchens; Home food processing; Bowls (Tableware) ;
Round wooden bowl. Made from a burl of a tree. Has been carved out -- not turned. There is a repair made with tin on one side which covers a crack which extends over the lip and to the base.
Lanterns; Tin; Revere, Paul, 1734-1818; Pioneers; Revolutionary War; Lighting; Candlesticks;
Pierced tin lantern with a white and black streaked horn window on a hinged door. Cylindrical body with a flat base and cone-shaped crown of pierced tin. Ribbed flat tin bracket and loop riveted to bracket...
French Trade Bucket Bale/Ear
Fur trade; Bucket bale; French artifacts; Metalwork; Metallurgy; Explorers; Trade item; Kettles
The diameter of the rim is 12.2 cm. The height of the bale ears is 5.7 cm. The bucket bale is made of iron. The bale ears are welded to the rim. The lower portion of the bucket would have been made out...
Three Liberty Dimes
Pileus; Phrygian Cap; Liberty Cap; Coins; French Revolution; American Revolution; U.S. Mint; King Midas; Seated Liberty
The 1864 dime has a wreath and says "United States of America." The other two coins just have the wreath. All three say "One Dime." The earliest dimes were called "dismes."
Equipment; Hand forged; Screwdriver; Chesebro Blacksmith Shop; Blacksmithing; Iron;
Hand made screwdriver with 5" oval handle. Painted black with a twisted head. 13" long.
Patent Model of device to refloat boats (reproduction)
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Patent; Boat; Sandbar; Invention; Wood
Reproduction of model boat with system of accordian bellows on sides and seven long poles to work system extending along sides of boat from base to well above deck. Model is stained in red oak stain. Bellows...
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...
Workman's lamp; Lamp, Whale oil
Whale; Whales; Oil lamp; Whale oil; United States; Light; Lighting device; Baker; Baker's lamp; Workman's lamp
Oval lamp made of tin with a cone shaped handle area. A wooden handle would have made this useful for workmen who needed to see inside something.
Whale; Whales; Oil lamp; Whale oil; United States; Light; Lighting device; Patent lamp; London lamp
A globe-shaped manufactured glass lamp stamped with the words "London lamp". A tin reflector sits behind a single wick holder which is fitted into a tin screw top lid for the glass portion of the lamp....
Hair; Clothing & dress; Tortoise Shell; Women
Dark brown and gold streaked hair comb. Eight long teeth, ornately carved crest with pierced and carved dragon design which wraps around itself. Scroll-vine design around the edge.
Candlesticks; Wax; Pioneers; Lighting; Tallow;
Tin hog-scraper style candlestick. Has a round concave base with a tin cylinder protruding upwards from the center and a flattened lip with a short flat handle. 5" high. Candle drippings cover the entire...
French Art Doll
France; Flappers; Roaring 20s culture; American bed dolls; Paris, France; Fashion industry; French doll industry
This is a cloth doll with blonde hair. The head is made of a cheese cloth type material and has painted features including blue eyes under black eyebrows and red lips. The long slender body is made of...
Bedcovering; Weaving; Coverlet
This fancy coverlet was woven from red, navy blue, green and undyed wool. The centerfield pattern is made of five rows of a large four-leaf cluster design alternating with an eight petal flower with diamond...
The Great Temple, Abu Simbel
Africa; Ancient Egypt; Abu Simbel; Temples; Statues; Frith, Francis, 1822-1898
Black and white photograph showing the colossal statues flanking the entrance to the temple. 1857. Francis Frith, the photographer, was a world-wide traveler. He made a series of trips to the Nile region...
Nigerian House of the Head Personal Shrine
Nigeria; Africa; Containers; Yoruban culture; Ritual objects
The round leather container with flat bottom is made in the shape of a royal African crown. The inward sloping sides are covered with fabric onto which cowrie shells are stitched; four small framed mirrors...
Perdew Fancy Duck Call
Ducks; Decoys; Hunting; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; Carving; Illinois River
A wooden duck call with carved decoration of three ducks (one hen and two drakes) in flight around the body. The initials DGB (Donald G. Beste) are carved in strong relief on one end. A light green plastic...
Perdew Mallard Drake Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; Illinois River; Carving; Hunting
A mallard drake decoy made of polychromed carved wood with a lead keel weight on the bottom reading "HENRY ... PERDEW ... ILL". The head is green with a yellow beak, reddish brown chest, a white ring around...
Iowa; Landscape; Prints; American Regionalism; Wood, Grant, 1891-1942; Lithographs; Farm life; Corn; Barns; Silos; Farmhouses
A print of a black and white stylized view of a farmstead including ripening rows of corn, a large barn with silo and a small farmhouse. Dimensions are 9" x 12".
Spirit of America Racecar
Racecars; Jet-powered racecars; Racing cars; Automobiles; World records; Speed records; Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah; Land transportation
A jet-powered racecar. It has an elongated aerodynamic fuselage, which is supported by one large wheel in the front and two in back. The internal structure consists of welded tubular white metal welded...
Octave Chanute Glider Model
Gliders; Aviation; Air transportation; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Transportation; Models; Aircraft
The Octave Chanute Glider model is a one-quarter the scale prototype of a full sized glider. Its dimensions are: the height is eight inches high, thirty-six inches wide, forty-eight inches long. The glider...
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