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    • Black fan

    • Black fan

    • Fans (Accessories)

    • The fan made of accordian pleated coarse black fabric and unfolds forming a full circle. The brass-tipped handles are made of wood covered with a thin layer of leather, and can be held together by a small metal clip.
    • Stuffed dolls

    • Stuffed dolls

    • Dolls; Toys

    • Dolls representing a man and woman are made of nylon stretched over stuffed canvas bodies. The woman is dressed in a navy blue dotted swiss dress with a slip and bloomers. She also wears black shoes, a blue and white bonnet, and plastic glasses. In...
    • 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.
    • Hairpin lace

    • Hairpin lace

    • Lace; Lace making; Needlework

    • Using a hairpin shaped metal frame and a crochet hook, crocheted hairpin lace is made by wrapping yarn around the frame forming loops that are held together with crochet stitches in the center. Strips of this type of lace can be stitched together...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Wellington pipe

    • Wellington pipe

    • Pipes (Smoking); Tobacco pipes

    • The Wellington French briar smoking pipe has a wooden bowl and a distinctive curved stem. The band is stamped "Oxford Plate Made in U.S.A."
    • Glass bottle

    • Glass bottle

    • Bottles; Glassware

    • This dark amber cigar shaped glass bottle is embossed with a tobacco leaf design. The bottom of bottle tapers to a rounded point with a hole in the tip. Bottles such as this were made unique and dramatic in color, texture and shape to warn of...
    • Ceramic pipe

    • Ceramic pipe

    • Pipes (Smoking); Tobacco pipes

    • This well-worn ceramic pipe was used to smoke tobacco. Its stem is missing. Ceramic pipes were made of materials such as clay, earthenware, stoneware and porcelain.
    • Glue pot

    • Glue pot

    • Glue; Pots & pans

    • 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.
    • Feathers

    • Feathers

    • Feathers

    • This object is made of two feathers in various colors: bright orange, red-orange, gold, brown, and black. The underside of the wing-shaped piece is covered with a black backing. The feathers could be used as a hair or millinery accessory.
    • Stockings 1

    • Stockings 1

    • Hosiery; Clothing & dress

    • These stockings are made of finely woven white cotton with narrow hems at the top and seams at the back of each.
    • Wooden gavel

    • Wooden gavel

    • Gavels

    • This gavel is made from wood from the Old Stone Fort in Nacogdoches, Texas. The head is designed with carved bands and the handle has turned detailing. Gavels are ceremonial mallets used to call for attention in court proceedings or to punctuate...
    • Derringer pistol

    • Derringer pistol

    • Handguns; Firearms

    • The derringer is a small handgun that is easily concealed. This pistol is made of metal and wood, and is similar to the handgun used to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.
    • Apron

    • Apron

    • Aprons; Clothing & dress

    • Made of pink cotton, this child's apron has a round collar with white lace edging. The ends of the short, wide sleeves are also trimmed with white lace. The apron has a front neckline opening with five small white buttons, and it has two small...
    • Stone celt

    • Stone celt

    • Axes; Rocks

    • The stone celt axe was an important tool in ancient America, used to chop or cut wood. Celts are made of various kinds of stone and can vary considerably in shape.
    • Rocking chair

    • Rocking chair

    • Rocking chairs; Furniture

    • The rocker has a wooden frame with cane inserts on the seat and back. The wooden arms have a graceful teardrop shape. The upper back, front legs, and cross supports have spooled detailing. Metal supports appear between the runners and base of the...
    • Clay pipe

    • Clay pipe

    • Pipes (Smoking); Tobacco pipes; Clay

    • Red oxide gives this oval shaped clay pipe its reddish color. A seam in the pipe indicates that it was probably made using a mold. A portion of the pipe surrounding the neck has been broken off and repaired with plaster. The pipe is marked in ink...
    • Double tree harness

    • Double tree harness

    • Harnesses

    • This harness is an example of a double tree style of harness that connects two horses to a wagon. It is made of wood with metal attachments. Typically, two single harnesses are attached to the double tree section that is, in turn, attached to the...

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