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    • Wooden pillbox

    • Wooden pillbox

    • Containers; Boxes

    • Made of burled and inlaid wood, this small elegant rectangular box was used as either a pillbox or snuff box. The box has curved edges and two hinged lids on the top that open in opposite directions, concealing small compartments. The lids are...
    • White platter

    • White platter

    • Tableware

    • The size of this white oval serving platter is approximately 10.5 by 7 inches. The plate has a raised rim and is stained or darkened from use and age.
    • Wedding dress

    • Wedding dress

    • Wedding clothing & dress; Dresses

    • This full length, antique white wedding dress has a fitted bodice with four darts at the front. The dress has short puffed sleeves that are trimmed in lace to match the neckline trim. The dress fastens with snaps at the center of the back....
    • Wax letter seals in container

    • Wax letter seals in container

    • Correspondence; Containers

    • This hinged metal box contains five intact wax letter seals along with four fragmented seals. Before adhesive envelopes were available, wax seals were used to prevent letters from being opened until accepted by the proper recipient.
    • Victorian parlor table

    • Victorian parlor table

    • Tables; Furniture

    • The rectangular wooden table with a small circular lower shelf is adorned with decorative trim including drop finials at each corner. The four out-swept legs end with round disk shapes and have carved detailing.
    • Tobacco cutter

    • Tobacco cutter

    • Agricultural machinery & implements; Cast ironwork

    • Embossed with "Brown Mule, 1 inch 2 inch, R.J.R. Tob Co. N 3019," this cast iron tobacco cutter uses a hand operated lever to raise and lower the cutting blade. Holes in the base allow the cutter to be mounted on a wooden platform or base. Most...
    • Stoneware pitcher

    • Stoneware pitcher

    • Pitchers; Tableware; Containers

    • This deep brown stoneware pitcher features a curved handle extending from the neck to the widest part of the container. The rim has a small pour spout.
    • Stockings 2

    • Stockings 2

    • Hosiery; Clothing & dress

    • The heavy gauge white cotton stockings are knee high and reinforced at the heel and toe. Each stocking has a narrow band around the top.
    • Skein winder

    • Skein winder

    • Yarn; Textile machinery

    • Used to wind yarn into skeins, this wooden machine was brought from Canada in the 19th century. Four arms are mounted on a winding shaft that is supported on a base comprised of two curved boards stabilized with crosspieces. The winding arms each...
    • Shoe fitting stool

    • Shoe fitting stool

    • Shoes; Stools

    • This wooden shoe fitting stool has a seat mounted on metal legs. A foot rest extension in front of the seating area slopes down and is marked with shoe sizes on a metal ruler.
    • Medicine case label

    • Medicine case label

    • Medicine; Labels

    • Instructions printed on a paper label for a package of Ramon's Laxative cold tablets are included inside a worn brown leather medicine bag. The text of the label reads: "1 ingredient reduces fever, another stops aches and pains and then having...
    • Sewing wallet

    • Sewing wallet

    • Sewing; Pins & needles

    • With pockets and an expandable flap, the blue, brown, and green fabric sewing case includes a small pin cushion filled with cotton.
    • Razor strop

    • Razor strop

    • Shaving equipment

    • Used to sharpen the blade of a straight edge razor, this strop is constructed of wood covered with leather. One side of the strop is flat and the other is padded. The cardboard cover that encloses the strop is printed on one side with instructions;...
    • Quilted pillow cover

    • Quilted pillow cover

    • Quilts; Pillows; Textiles; Needlework

    • A variety of embroidery stitches and fabrics make up this crazy quilt pillow covering. One piece of the quilt depicts the Cotton Centennial Exposition.
    • Quilt

    • Quilt

    • Quilts; Textiles; Needlework

    • This brightly patterned quilt is designed with a variation of the Grandmother's Flower Garden motif. It is lined with pink silk fabric, and the quilted side has several damaged areas.
    • Purse 2

    • Purse 2

    • Purses; Handbags

    • Lined in red, this black velvet bag, shaped like a pouch, has a velvet ribbon handle. Red, black, blue and yellow sequins embellish the bag. A faded black tassel hangs from the base of the purse.
    • Projectile point 2

    • Projectile point 2

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

    • Is red and has a triangular shaped blade that has straight edges. Shoulders are barbed and flair downward. The stem is contracted.
    • Powder horn and shot pouch

    • Powder horn and shot pouch

    • Gunpowder; Containers

    • The filled powder horn, numbered '879,' has a wooden cover fastened with nails and secured with a screw and string. A leather shot pouch is tied to the horn with a strip of leather.
    • Pocket watch

    • Pocket watch

    • Clocks & watches

    • The floral embossed cover of this gold Elgin pocket watch is also engraved with the initials R & S and the numbers 3 0 2 8 9 2. The watch face has black Roman numerals, and there is a winding mechanism on the side. The gold chain is approximately...

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