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    • Pincushion

    • Pincushion

    • Pins & needles; Sewing equipment & supplies

    • A black metal band encircles this red velvet pincushion decorated with a black button at the top. Four straight pins with black heads are attached through the band. The small stuffed cushion is used in sewing to rigidly hold pins or needles.
    • Plunger vacuum cleaner

    • Plunger vacuum cleaner

    • Vacuum cleaners; Housework; Equipment

    • A long, slender cylinder tapers at the bottom of this vaccum machine with a nozzle connected at the end that contacts the floor. A red plunger handle is located at the top of the cleaner and another handle stabilizes the machine. The body of the...
    • 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...
    • Stone Fort Rifles Texas Militia Hat

    • Stone Fort Rifles Texas Militia Hat

    • Hats; Clothing & Dress; Uniforms

    • Stone Fort Rifles Texas Militia hat. Flat black leather brim which is squared off in front. On either side of brim is a gold button bearing a 5 point star and letters T-E-X-A-S surrounding star, a gold rope is attached to the two buttons and lays...
    • Leather satchel

    • Leather satchel

    • Bags; Leather goods

    • Styled from brown alligator skin, this oblong, rectangular satchel has a hinged top opening and a flat bottom. The bag closes with a locking metal latch and has a matching handle.
    • Clothes stand

    • Clothes stand

    • Stands (Furniture)

    • The adjustable clothes stand is a combination of painted wood and metal with a shaped hanger at the top. Also known as a valet stand or clothes tree, it is designed to neatly display clothing.
    • Child's glass cup

    • Child's glass cup

    • Glassware; Drinking vessels

    • The amethyst glass child's cup with a pedestal base has a molded handle. The pressed design includes diagonal bands with flowers and striped markings, and the top of the cup is embossed with a pointed border.
    • 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.
    • Cape

    • Cape

    • Capes (Clothing); Clothing & dress

    • The black fabric cape is embellished with small black plastic cylindrical shaped beads woven into a floral pattern. Designed to drape over the shoulders, the body of the cape is constructed of three pieces that taper inward from top to bottom....
    • 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...
    • Straw hat

    • Straw hat

    • Hats; Clothing & dress; Millinery

    • The brimmed hat is constructed of black straw and is enhanced with an ecru cotton crocheted covering. The hat has a rounded crown and a wide circular brim. The top of the hat is embellished with yellow, pink, white, purple, and blue silk...
    • Trapunto quilt

    • Trapunto quilt

    • Bedspreads; Textiles; Quilts

    • The design of this white trapunto bedcovering includes an embossed floral and leaf design. Trapunto quilting is a technique that utilizes two layers of fabric and padding that results in a raised surface on the quilt top.
    • 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.
    • Cast iron kettle

    • Cast iron kettle

    • Kettles; Cast ironwork; Pots & pans

    • The number 8 cast iron kettle has a short spout and a fitted lid. A wire handle is attached at the top of the kettle, and raised ridge designs encircle the kettle and the lid.
    • Masonic emblem medal

    • Masonic emblem medal

    • Medals

    • The square metal medallion contains the Masonic emblem and is engraved "V. E. Middlebrook, 2.11.04." The reverse side of the medal is engraved "Nacogdoches, Tex." A hole in the top corner allows it to hang diagonally.
    • Ceramic pitcher and wash bowl

    • Ceramic pitcher and wash bowl

    • Pitchers; Bowls (Tableware)

    • The white ceramic pitcher is decorated with a white, orange, and yellow floral design, and has gold edging around the top and on the handle. The white bowl has an embossed pattern on the rim. Until the mid 1800's indoor plumbing was not common, so...
    • 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...
    • 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.

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