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    • Garment clasp

    • Garment clasp

    • Clothing & dress

    • Two silver chains with decorative oval medallions at each end are attached to a third medallion to form a closure for the neckline of a garment, such as a woman's chemise.
    • Coin - Mexican Republic 2 reales (1798)

    • Coin - Mexican Republic 2 reales (1798)

    • Coins; Money

    • The obverse of this coin depicts the profile of Carolus IIII and includes DEI GRATIA 1798. On the reverse side the margin inscription is "HISPAN ET IND REX M H 2R F M" and the center features the coat of arms of Castile and León, surrounded by...
    • Coin - Mexican Republic 1/2 real (1781)

    • Coin - Mexican Republic 1/2 real (1781)

    • Coins; Money

    • The obverse of this coin depicts the profile of Carolus III and includes DEI GRATIA 1781. On the reverse side the margin inscription is "HISPAN ET IND R M H R" and the center features the coat of arms of Castile and León, surrounded by two...
    • 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...
    • Hand cards

    • Hand cards

    • Cotton industry; Textiles

    • This pair of wooden hand cards were used to brush clumps of cotton fiber into uniform strands by pulling the two cards against each other. Each rectangular card has a handle and metal teeth that separate, straighten, and align fibers. The cards...
    • Saber

    • Saber

    • Daggers & swords

    • The scabbard of this dark metal sword is encircled by two metal bands. The weapon has a black handle, and three curved metal lines form the hand guard.
    • Fireplace tongs

    • Fireplace tongs

    • Equipment

    • Constructed from two long parallel hinged handles that curve into opposing semi-circles near the ends, these tongs were used to handle hot wood and coals in a fireplace or fire.
    • Rag rug shuttle

    • Rag rug shuttle

    • Equipment; Weaving

    • The wooden shuttle is comprised of two long pieces of wood that are tapered at each end. They are connected by dowels so they remain approximately two inches apart. The shuttle was used to hold yarn or rag strips for rug weaving.
    • 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.
    • Turquoise feathers

    • Turquoise feathers

    • Feathers

    • Two long feathers are twisted together to form a spiral shape. One feather is black and the second is variegated shades of turquoise. The piece has a black taped base and could be attached to hat as a decorative accessory.
    • Blue feathers

    • Blue feathers

    • Feathers

    • Dark blue feathers are gathered with black tape to form pom poms. Two smaller pom poms extend from the center of a large ball-shaped grouping of feathers. The feathers could be used as a decorative millinery accessory.
    • Feather fan

    • Feather fan

    • Feathers; Fans (Accessories)

    • White and pale cream feathers make up this fan with a bird-shaped handle. The unusual handle has two small black beads representing eyes on a bird's face. The back of the fan has twisted wire covered with cream colored tape and an attached tag with...
    • Pie safe

    • Pie safe

    • Furniture; Cupboards

    • This pie safe is a raised cabinet with four legs. Two doors with punched tin inserts conceal shelves used to store baked goods and other foods. The pie safe has a drawer and is topped with an arched cornice.
    • Door hook

    • Door hook

    • Hardware

    • This is a wrought iron door hook, one of two pieces used to latch a door. The second piece of the latch is the eye, into which the hook is placed to secure a door so it cannot swing open.
    • 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...
    • Horse hames

    • Horse hames

    • Harnesses; Collars

    • These two curved pieces of a wooden horse hames are part of a harness that attaches to a collar for an animal when performing heavier labor, like pulling a cart or large load. The collar and hames harness place the weight of the load onto the...
    • 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...
    • Horse bit

    • Horse bit

    • Horses; Ironwork

    • This Spanish horse bit is designed with two curved iron side pieces ending in loops. The pieces are joined with a semi-circular iron mouthpiece. A bit is the metal mouthpiece of a bridle that serves to control, curb, and direct an animal.
    • Horse bit

    • Horse bit

    • Horses; Ironwork

    • This nineteenth century horse bit is designed with two curved iron side pieces ending in loops. The pieces are joined by the mouthpiece. A bit is the metal mouthpiece of a bridle that serves to control, curb, and direct an animal.

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