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    • Blouse 1

    • Blouse 1

    • Clothing & dress; Shirtwaists

    • This maroon cotton shirtwaist has brown velveteen trim on the neckline and cuffs, edged with braided detail. A small pocket adorns the front of the blouse.
    • Projectile point 1

    • Projectile point 1

    • Arrowheads; Indians of North America; Indians of Central America

    • Is made of brown stone. Edges are recurves. Shoulders are squared w/ one tip chipped. Stem edges are parallel and the base is straight w/ one corner slightly chipped. Blade is triangularly shaped.
    • Purse 1

    • Purse 1

    • Purses; Handbags; Leather goods

    • This tooled black leather purse has a strap and a metal clasp. A vine design decorates the front, and the reverse side has a pocket used to store calling cards.
    • Woven sash

    • Woven sash

    • Textiles; Beads; Indians of North America

    • This sash is woven from red, blue, and khaki colored threads believed to be from Spanish military uniforms. The piece is designed with white beads and fringe, and was thought to be worn by Encarnacion Chireno, who died in the Battle of Nacogdoches...
    • Playing cards

    • Playing cards

    • Playing cards; Games

    • This set of 52 playing cards is unnumbered, and is likely made up of cards from multiple decks. In a set of cards with matching green backs, there are two with yellow and red backs. The nine of diamonds card has penciled markings.
    • Pocket watch

    • Pocket watch

    • Clocks & watches

    • A side winder style pocket watch was manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Co. The face has black arabic numbers surrounded by smaller brown arabic numbers denoting seconds. A smaller seconds watch is included on the face of this watch. The back of...
    • Umbrella

    • Umbrella

    • Umbrellas

    • This black satin folding umbrella has scalloped edges and a red lining. Decorating the parasol are black beads affixed in a floral design and a black lace cover. The wooden handle is painted in matching black and red.
    • Corn husk mop

    • Corn husk mop

    • Mops & mopsticks; Brooms & brushes

    • Over 4.5 feet tall, this wooden mop consists of a rectangular mop head and a varnished cylindrical handle attached with nails. Bundled dried corn husks are inserted into four holes in the mop head to form stiff bristles for sweeping or scrubbing.
    • Painted canvas fan

    • Painted canvas fan

    • Fans (Accessories)

    • The bottom section of this fan is made of black painted wood, while the top portion is dark pleated canvas with an edging of black velvet. One side of the fan is painted with a white floral design. The fan is closed by a small pin with porcelain...
    • Clothes stand

    • Clothes stand

    • Stands (Furniture)

    • The adjustable clothes stand is a combination of painted wood and metal with a shaped hanger at the top. Also known as a valet stand or clothes tree, it is designed to neatly display clothing.
    • Souvenir plate

    • Souvenir plate

    • Tableware; Souvenirs

    • This blue and white glazed ceramic plate is decorated with a floral edging. It depicts historic sites in Nacogdoches, Texas, including the Old Nacogdoches University, Adolphus Sterne House, Old Stone Fort, Thomas J. Rusk Monument, Peter Ellis...
    • Crocheted bedcovering

    • Crocheted bedcovering

    • Bedspreads; Crocheting; Quilts; Textiles

    • This off-white, medium weight crocheted bedcovering has a knotted design with plain edging on one side and fringe on the remaining sides. Its shape allows it to be used as a bedspread.
    • Spinning wheel

    • Spinning wheel

    • Spinning apparatus; Yarn; Thread

    • Used to spin thread or yarn, this is a great, or walking, type spinning wheel commonly used during the 19th century. The entire piece is made of dark brown varnished wood with an overall length of seven feet. The 3.5 foot wheel is attached to main...
    • Link and pin coupler

    • Link and pin coupler

    • Railroads; Railroad construction & maintenance; Cast ironwork

    • To join train cars together, the cast iron pin was inserted into the removable oblong link and a permanently attached coupler. Switchmen worked between railroad cars to complete the dangerous task of linking them.
    • Black sun bonnet

    • Black sun bonnet

    • Bonnets; Clothing & Dress; Hats

    • This black sun bonnet has a quilted bill with ruffled edging. A ruffled cap is attached at back of the bill with a gathered ruffle extending at the bottom to cover the neck. Ties are attached to each side of the front of bonnet.
    • Sadiron

    • Sadiron

    • Irons (Pressing); Equipment

    • The sadiron is a forged, pointed block of iron with a flat bottom and a thick handle. Used for pressing and ironing fabric, it was the precursor to the electric steam iron. The iron was heated over an open fire or other heat source.
    • White leather shoes

    • White leather shoes

    • Shoes; Clothing & dress

    • This pair of white leather lace-up shoes has pointed toes and low heels. The soles are attached on each heel with seven nails. The shoes are scuffed with brown markings.
    • Cane knife

    • Cane knife

    • Knives; Machetes

    • Similar to a machete, this cane knife is nearly 27 inches long with a three inch blade. Used to harvest sugarcane, it has a rusted blade and is in worn condition. The hook at the tip of the blade is used to pick up cut cane. Sugarcane was grown...
    • Blouse 2

    • Blouse 2

    • Clothing & dress; Shirtwaists

    • This blouse is constructed of black polished cotton with leg of mutton sleeves that are extremely wide over the upper arm and narrow from the elbow to the wrist. The neckline is trimmed with ecru crocheted lace. The blouse closes at the front with...

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