This off-white woman's bonnet has a bill with multiple rows of stitching in cream thread arranged in groups of three. The bonnet has ties on either side of the bill, and ruffled portions to cover the wearer's neck and hair. The edging of the bill,...
This Minié ball is a conical, cylindrical soft lead bullet with three grooves around the base of the cylinder. This type of bullet, used in muzzle loading rifles, became prominent during the United States Civil War.
The dolman jacket is constructed of black velvet with a floral design. The fringed dolman is designed with sleeves hidden under capelike arm pieces. It has a flat collar banded with tassels, and it has hook and eye closures.
Similar to a double boiler, this set of pots was used to heat hide glue, an adhesive made by boiling animal connective tissue. The larger pot is marked "Marietta, PA" on its exterior. Both pots have curved wire handles.
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.
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.
Handmade by John Alfred Speer, this wooden toy wagon features a canvas covering and two carved wooden oxen in a harness. A carved horse is tied to the back of of the black wagon, and has a tale and mane fashioned of rabbit fur. Oxen measurements...
The tan leather wallet with stitched detailing shows signs of wear. It has a strip of leather that encircles the wallet forming a tab closure. The interior of the wallet has currency or receipt flaps that open to the center.