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    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Cotton bonnet

    • Cotton bonnet

    • Bonnets; Hats; Clothing & Dress

    • The off white bonnet is made of heavy cotton with a design of stitched parallel lines that run from the front to back. The bonnet has a curved shape to cover the head and sides of the face, and has a ruffle extending from the bottom.
    • 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...
    • Musket balls

    • Musket balls

    • Bullets; Ammunition

    • Musket balls are an early form of ammunition, generally made from lead. The balls are muzzle-loaded into the barrel of a long gun, or musket, wrapped in a loosely-fitting paper patch and backed with gunpowder.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Gourd cup

    • Gourd cup

    • Drinking vessels

    • This drinking container is made from the dried, hollowed-out shell of a gourd. The container may also be called a calabash, named after the French and Spanish words for gourd.
    • Glass insulator

    • Glass insulator

    • Electrical apparatus

    • Used to mount and separate electrical power and signalling lines on poles, this clear glass insulator is made up of several parts that give it a distinctive shape: the rounded dome and crown, a wire ridge and groove, skirt, and base.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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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