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    • Canning jar

    • Canning jar

    • Containers; Glassware

    • This Globe amber glass canning jar, including a lid and wire bail, was patented May 25, 1886. The bottom of the jar is numbered "50."
    • Jacket and skirt

    • Jacket and skirt

    • Coats; Wool; Clothing & dress; Skirts

    • This black Karakul wool jacket has an off center button closure at the front and has gathering at the waist. Styled with long sleeves, slit cuffs, pockets, and a mandarin collar, it is lined with red satin. The right pocket has a purse enclosure,...
    • Quilt

    • Quilt

    • Quilts; Textiles; Needlework

    • Designed with narrow bands of velvet and silk, the fabric bands are sewn together to create a diagonal pattern. The quilt features dark colors and sections imprinted with various Texas places and events.
    • Railroad lantern

    • Railroad lantern

    • Lanterns; Lighting

    • The railroad lantern has a metal cage with a translucent glass globe inscribed "R. Parmelee, Nacogdoches, Texas." This type of lantern was used to relay signals and to inspect trains at night.
    • Butter churn

    • Butter churn

    • Churns

    • The cream colored stoneware churn from Star Pottery, in Marshall, Texas, is decorated with three blue stripes and numbered "2." It includes a wooden dasher or plunger.
    • Beaded necklace

    • Beaded necklace

    • Beads; Necklaces; Jewelry

    • One hundred fifty three small ceramic beads strung on thread make up this bracelet found near San Augustine, Texas. Twenty four of the rounded beads are white or ivory, while the remainder are varying shades of blue.
    • Can capping machine

    • Can capping machine

    • Canning & preserving; Machinery

    • Manufactured by Automatic Canning Devices, Inc. in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, this dark aluminum capping machine was cranked by hand with a wooden handle. Patent numbers include 1711336-1780729, 1961650 and others. The machine was used to attach lids...
    • Cradle scythe

    • Cradle scythe

    • Scythes; Agricultural machinery & implements

    • This rake-like harvesting tool has a curved metal blade parallel to five wooden tines, forming a cradle that is attached to a wooden handle. The long handle, known as a snath, curves away from the blade and includes a secondary handle allowing two...
    • Cape

    • Cape

    • Capes (Clothing); Clothing & dress

    • The black fabric cape is embellished with small black plastic cylindrical shaped beads woven into a floral pattern. Designed to drape over the shoulders, the body of the cape is constructed of three pieces that taper inward from top to bottom....
    • Bayonet

    • Bayonet

    • Bayonets

    • The bayonet consists of a slender, triangular shaped blade that tapers to a point. A curved portion extends from the larger end of the blade forming an open ring or socket. The slender spike-shaped weapon is designed to fit on the muzzle of a...
    • Shot glass

    • Shot glass

    • Glassware; Drinking vessels

    • This heavy, clear shot glass has a worn gold rim at the top. The outside of the glass has a beveled pattern that is repeated on the upper interior as well. The small glass is designed to measure liquor.
    • Framed scarf

    • Framed scarf

    • Scarves; Eagles; Shields; Clothing & dress

    • This framed white neck scarf is designed with a brown eagle holding a blue and gold shield. Beneath the shield the words "Honor to the brave" are lettered in black, and the piece is dated July 4, 1846.
    • Four poster bed

    • Four poster bed

    • Beds; Furniture

    • This wooden four poster bed has turned posts and a scroll shaped headboard. This type of bed is used with a heavy cotton mattress and a feather bed. The bed was made in Nacogdoches, Texas, in the fall of 1836 for the Rusk family, and was later...
    • Sword

    • Sword

    • Daggers & swords

    • The single edged thin blade of this saber curves upward slightly. It has a textured, ribbed handgrip decorated with ropelike copper threads.


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