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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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Hanging lamp

    • Hanging lamp

    • Lamps; Lighting

    • The base and top of this cylindrical hanging lamp are made of filigreed metal with a curved handle and hook for hanging. The two metal pieces are connected by a tube of soft fabric that forms a collapsible lampshade.
    • Iron shoe last

    • Iron shoe last

    • Shoemaking; Equipment

    • Used by cobblers who made or repaired shoes, this detachable iron shoe last is mounted on a stand. The last is shaped like the sole of a shoe, and is inscribed "Warranted 17." The stand is inscribed "Warranted MED U.S.A. 2."
    • Meerschaum pipe

    • Meerschaum pipe

    • Pipes (Smoking); Tobacco pipes

    • Made of a white silicate mineral, this meerschaum pipe is shaped like the bust of a bearded man wearing a helmet and laurel, with an iron cross emblem at his neck. The pipe has an amber shaft and is accompanied by a brown case.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Paper cutter

    • Paper cutter

    • Office equipment & supplies

    • This black paper cutter is made of steel with yellow and red floral designs and narrow stripes. The piece is worn, and has a wooden handle trimmed with a silver band.

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