Objects - Miscellaneous

With a collection as broad as ours, there were bound to be objects we could not classify. From catamount footprints to hairpins, you’ll find it all here.

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Admission Ticket
Name/Title
Admission Ticket
Entry/Object ID
2011.11.2
Description
Green paper ticket stub that reads, "Republic of Vermont Bicentennial Ball" along with dates, times, and location information. On the back is the ticket number (000024) and the handwritten word, "comp".
Context
Used by Governor Jim Douglas to attend the Vermont Bicentennial Ball in Rutland, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.11
Made or Created
1977
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Douglas, James H. (b. 1951)
Related Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Advertisement
Name/Title
Advertisement
Entry/Object ID
2002.34
Description
White cardstock card with a black pellet mounted in the lower left corner under plastic. The card is printed with an image of a cartoon character with a round head, a lightbulb nose, and a red lightning bolt for a body. The body curves around the card and terminates in an atomic spiral around the pellet. The top of the card reads, "energy for the future NUCLEAR POWER / VERMONT YANKEE NUCLEAR POWER CORPORATION". Between the pellet and the cartoon's body is an explanation that the pellet is simulated uranium, and details about how much power uranium can produce.
Context
Produced by Vermont Yankee to promote the nuclear power plant in Vernon, Vermont.
Acquisition
2002.34
Made or Created
1972
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Materials
Cardboard, Plastic
Relationships
Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Related Place
Town
Vernon
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Architect's Model
Name/Title
Architect's Model
Entry/Object ID
1943.4
Description
Wooden model of the foundation of the Vermont State House. The model is on a wooden board, which is covered in several pencil notes. The outline of the foundation is raised about 1/4" with spaces for windows and doors. There is a stairway at each end.
Context
Shows the foundation of the Vermont State House, built 1833 to 1837. Used to determine block sizes and quantities by the people who were quarrying the granite for the foundation.
Acquisition
1943.4
Made or Created
1833-1837
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Wheaton, Oren (1812-1861)
,
Ashtray
Name/Title
Ashtray
Entry/Object ID
1937.10.4
Description
Small ashtray made of shredded money. The dish is molded into a circle with the US Capitol building at the center with a banner over it that says, "OUR NATIONAL CAPITOL". The back is molded with the words, "MADE OF U.S. GREENBACKS REDEEMED AND DESTROYED BY U.S. TREASURY ESTIMATED VALUE $3,000. NATIONAL BANK NOTE SOUVENIR. N.J. AVE, WASHINGTON, D.C."
Context
Souvenir of the US Treasury.
Acquisition
1937.10
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
City
Washington
State/Province
Bag
Name/Title
Bag
Entry/Object ID
1989.4.1
Description
Brown paper bag printed with the logo for the Vermont Bicentennial. The logo consists of a simplistic line drawing of a church set into hills with fireworks in the sky.
Context
Produced for the Vermont Bicentennial celebration in 1991.
Acquisition
1989.4
Made or Created
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Bag
Name/Title
Bag
Entry/Object ID
2016.11.19
Description
Large white paper shopping back with jute handles. The bag is printed with an illustration of a bird sitting in a tree that has brown pears and red leave, framed in a scribbled green oval. The words, "Season's Greetings" and "Abernethy's" are at the top of the bag.
Context
Abernethy's department store operated on Church Street in Burlington from 1911 to 1981.
Acquisition
2016.11
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Abernathy's
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Baton
Name/Title
Baton
Entry/Object ID
2007.12a-b
Description
Black-and-white baton and carrying case. The baton is made of ivory and ebony. Both ends and the connection point between the two materials are mounted with ornately engraved silver. The center mount is engraved, "Josephine Edna Hovey from Spaulding Glee Club". The case is covered in black leather and lined in green velvet.
Context
Presented to Josephine Edna Hovey Perry by the Spaulding Glee Club of Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2007.12
Made or Created
1910
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Materials
Ebony, Silver, Ivory, Artificial Leather, Fabric
Relationships
Perry, Josephine Hovey (1885-1952), Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Beads
Name/Title
Beads
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.96
Description
Two strings of unpainted, turned wooden beads tied together. Both of the beads are shaped like domes with one flat side and the other side convex.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
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Bell
Name/Title
Bell
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.34
Description
Small metal bell with a ship's wheel as a handle. The handle consists of a red-stained wooden disc with a hole in the center, and five turned handles spaced equidistant around the edges.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1935-circa 1945
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Materials
Wood, Metal
Board
Name/Title
Board
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.194
Description
Board from the back of a frame with label and letter stuck to it.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Paper
Book
Name/Title
Book
Entry/Object ID
1945.24.1a
Description
Book with green cardboard cover and black leather spine entitled, "Peter Parley's Tales".
Acquisition
1945.24
Made or Created
S. G. Goodrich & Co.
1827
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Materials
Paper
Book
Name/Title
Book
Entry/Object ID
1945.24.1b
Description
Book, or portion of a book, with no cover. The first page has an illustration of a woman in a pink dress walking in a city street with a poem entitled "The Orphans".
Acquisition
1945.24
Made or Created
S. G. Goodrich & Co.
circa 1840
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Book
Name/Title
Book
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.124
Scope and Content
A medical book from 1585 donated by Madame Venves A. Schwartz, saying it is a souvenir of her husband, Dr. Victor Schwartz. She gave an address in Vincennes, France.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Book
Name/Title
Book
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.169
Description
A red-covered promotional book about the city of Lyon presented by the Syndicate D'Initiative of Lyon. A card written in English is bagged with the book.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Book
Name/Title
Book
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.178
Description
Paper-covered book titled, "Les Deux Jeunes Filles de lar Foret." Poem inside the cover. Author Elizabeth Lehr.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Book
Name/Title
Book
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.179
Description
Promotional and historical book about L'Auvergne, entitled, "L'Auvergen, Les Images."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Book
Name/Title
Book
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.180
Description
Book entitled "Caen" that describes and shows art and architecture damaged during World War II.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Book
Name/Title
Book
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.185
Description
Leather-covered book entitled, "View de Mdm Louise de France." It indicates is the "Fille de Louis XV." The book is dated 1826 and has 351 pages.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Leather, Paper
Book Jacket
Name/Title
Book Jacket
Entry/Object ID
1997.41.10
Description
Rectangular sheet of black leather. The right half is stamped with the inscription, "IN TRIBUTE TO ADDIE MAYNARD A VERMONT EDUCATOR" in green. On the back is the inscription, "MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN" written in chalk.
Context
Made to honor Addie Maynard, an employee of the Vermont Department of Education.
Acquisition
1997.41
Made or Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Maynard, Annie, Taplin, Winn Lowell (1893-1961)
Related Place
Village
East Corinth
Town
Corinth
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2010.78.1
Description
Tall, narrow wooden box with a hinged top lid. The lid has a narrow slit pierced into the center and locks closed with an internal lock box (now missing) at the center front. The front is painted with the words, "Contributions For The Church Of The Messiah" in gold and yellow paint. The box is finished with shellac except for the back and the interior. There are two holes in the back for mounting the box to a wall.
Context
Collection box used to hold donations to the Unitarian Church of of the Messiah in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2010.78
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Unitarian Church of Montpelier
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2015.20.1.2a-b
Description
Cardboard box with blue velvet insert. The box is covered in figured white paper. The lid is covered in blue paper with the word "Balfour" repeated throughout. The velvet insert is split in the center to hold a ring.
Context
Owned by Clarice Bianchi Cella Best and used to hold her class ring
Acquisition
2015.20
Made or Created
Balfour
1951
Lexicon
Materials
Cardboard, Silk
Relationships
Best, Clarice Bianchi Cella, Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2016.8.1.3a-b
Description
Square cardboard box separate lid and box. The interior is lined with tissue paper. The top of the lid has a 4.5 cent stamp with an image of the White House. Two name tag style paper stickers are cut to create a return address label and a shipping label. The return address is, "Vt. Hist. Soc. Montpelier, Vt." The shipping address is, "Mr. Douglas Howes Northfield High School Northfield, Vermont". The note, "PRINCIPAL FOR" is written in ink above the shipping label with an arrow pointing to the name of the school.
Context
Used to ship the Edmunds Award that was awarded to Douglas E. Howes, Jr. by the Vermont Historical Society.
Awarded to Douglas E. Howes, Jr. by the Vermont Historical Society. According to information provided by his daughter, Nancy Drake:

"Douglas Howes Jr. was born April 2, 1925 to Gladys and Douglas E. Howes Sr. he and his younger sister, Phyllis, were school in a one-room Vermont School house until they went to Northfield High School. His Father, Doug Sr., was an electrical engineer and later a professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. Doug Jr. graduated from Tufts College with a BS in chemistry. He and his fie, Lillian then moved to New Jersey where he was employed as an analytical research and development chemist for Colgate Palmolive Co. He worked there until he retired as their senior research chemist. He was honored for his over 60 years as a member of the American Chemical Society. He served on the board of education in Piscataway, N.J., 1967-1976 and was financial secretary for the Christ United Methodist church in Piscataway for 25 years as well as chairing many other church boards and committees. He and Lillian raised four children, three girls and a boy, in New Jersey."

About Edmunds:

"George Franklin Edmunds (February 1, 1828 – February 27, 1919) was a Republican U.S. Senator from Vermont. Before entering the U.S. Senate, he served in a number of high-profile positions, including Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives, and President pro tempore of the Vermont State Senate.

Edmunds was born in Richmond, Vermont and began to study law while still a teenager; he proved an adept student, and was admitted to the bar as soon as he reached the minimum required age of 21. He practiced in Burlington and became active in local politics and government.

After terms in the Vermont House of Representatives and Vermont State Senate, Edmunds was appointed to the U.S. Senate in 1866, filling the vacancy caused by the death of Solomon Foot. He was subsequently elected by the Vermont General Assembly, and reelected in 1868, 1874, 1880, and 1886. Edmunds served from April 1866 until resigning in November 1891. As a longtime member of the U.S. Senate, he served in a variety of leadership posts, including chairman of the Committee on Pensions, the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Private Land Claims, and the Committee on Foreign Relations. He was also the leader of the Senate's Republicans in his roles as President pro tempore of the Senate and chairman of the Republican Conference.

Edmunds was an unsuccessful candidate for president at the 1880 and 1884 Republican National Conventions.

After leaving the Senate he practiced law in Philadelphia. He later lived in retirement in Pasadena, California, where he died in 1919. He was buried at Green Mount Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont.

...The Vermont Historical Society maintains the George F. Edmunds Fund, which awards an annual prize for student research and writing on Vermont history."

Source: Wikipedia.
Acquisition
2016.8
Made or Created
circa 1940
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Northfield High School, Howes, Douglas E., Jr., Vermont Historical Society
Related Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2016.11.39a-b
Description
Large brown cardboard clothing box consisting of two pieces: the bottom (box) and top (lid). The left edge of the top is printed with an image of a trade sign hanging from a post. The sign reads, "Hickey-Freeman CUSTOMIZED CLOTHES" with a logo of a hand. The bottom right corner of the box has the inscription, "Hays and Carney, Inc. 127 Church Street Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2016.11
Made or Created
Hays and Carney, Inc.
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Hickey-Freeman
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2016.11.40a-b
Description
Two-piece clothing box consisting of a bottom (box) and top (lid). The exterior of both pieces are red with narrow black stripes. They are printed in the center in gold with a map of Vermont and the inscription, "Nate's INC. VERMONT'S LARGEST MEN'S CLOTHIERS". The interiors of both pieces are printed with a marbled pattern in gold and white.
Acquisition
2016.11
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Nate's Inc.
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Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2016.11.41
Description
Green, blue, gold, and white striped and checked garment gift box. The box unfolds flat or folds together so the top hinges upward along one of the long sides. The side opposite the hinge side has two tabs to secure the box closed and a center handle. The top of the box is printed with a map of Vermont and the inscription, "Nates INC. / VERMONT'S LARGEST MEN'S CLOTHIERS".
Acquisition
2016.11
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Nate's Inc.
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Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2016.11.43
Description
Large, orange one-piece cardboard box with lid that folds open. The top is printed with an image of an a-framed building labeled on the front wall, "SWISS CHALET". The words, "Essex Junction Vermont" are beneath the image in Gothic letters.
Acquisition
2016.11
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Swiss Chalet
Related Place
Village
Essex Junction
Town
Essex
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Brick
Name/Title
Brick
Entry/Object ID
1903.2
Description
Rectangular, red-clay brick with remnants of white mortar on the sides. The top has an attached paper label that reads, "New York, February 27th, 1903 This brick was taken from the roof of the cell one time occupied by Ethan Allen; in the building of late years known as the Hall of Records, and torn down by the City Authorities February 1903. This building was built in 1758 and used as an English Prison. Presented to the Museum by, Ervin A. Pratt, 496 Hancock St, Borough of Brooklyn, N.Y."
Context
Taken from the cell occupied by Ethan Allen in New York.
Acquisition
1903.2
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789)
Related Place
City
New York City
State/Province
New York
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
American Revolutionary War
Brick
Name/Title
Brick
Entry/Object ID
1905.3a-c
Description
Red clay brick broken into two pieces down the long side. The brick is held in a decorative box lined on the exterior with burgundy velvet and on the interior with blue satin.
Context
Taken from the Graff House in Philadelphia where Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence. It was likely acquired when the house was torn down in 1884.
Acquisition
1905.3
Made or Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Brick
Name/Title
Brick
Entry/Object ID
1928.12
Description
Rectangular brick
Context
Found in the debris of the foundation of the first normal school established in the United States in Concord, Vermont.
Acquisition
1928.12
Made or Created
1823
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Dimensions
Overall
Brick
Name/Title
Brick
Entry/Object ID
1953.52.19
Description
Rectangular brick. Evidence of mortar is on the top and left side.
Context
From the original chimney of the Ann Story house in Salisbury, VT.
Acquisition
1953.52
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Story, Ann (1741-1817)
Related Place
Town
Salisbury
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Brick
Name/Title
Brick
Entry/Object ID
1969.35.1
Description
Red brick. The brick is crumbled on one side and has remnants of white mortar.
Context
Taken from Mount Independence.
Acquisition
1969.35
Made or Created
1776
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Event
American Revolutionary War
Business Card
Name/Title
Business Card
Entry/Object ID
2014.44.1
Description
Small cardstock card. One side is printed with a cartoon image of a man holding open a round vault door. Where the inside of the vault would be, a penny is attached to the card. The words, "WHO SAYS THAT WE DON'T GIVE AWAY SAMPLES?" is at the top and bottom. The back reads, "Thank You For Coming To Our Open House MONTPELIER NATIONAL BANK "The Bank by the Clock"".
Context
A penny given away as a promotion by Montpelier National Bank in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2014.44
Made or Created
1971
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paperboard, Copper
Relationships
Montpelier National Bank
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Buttons
Name/Title
Buttons
Entry/Object ID
2020.26.7a-g
Description
A mail envelope that says, "a gift from Unspoiled Vermont and " with a one-and a half cent stamp. It opens to showcase six quarter-sized, intricate-edged buttons made from butternut wood. The inside of the unfolding envelop reads as follows:
"These Butternut Buttons fashioned by hand from native Butternuts by New England craftsmen represent their ingenuity in created useful articles from local resources. When you are in our section of New England visit our craft shop where many interesting articles are made. THE HANDICRAFTERS, Hardwick, Vermont, butternut buttons and belts, rock maple bowls, maple trays, lamps, buckets, salad sets."
Context
Owned by Sarah Dopp in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2020.26
Made or Created
The Handicrafters
Lexicon
Materials
Paper, Cardboard, Wood
Carousel Animal
Interpretative Labels
Name/Title
Carousel Animal
Entry/Object ID
2003.30a-c
Description
Carved wooden carousel horse. The horse is brown with a black mane and tail and is shown leaping. It is wearing a gold and green bridle with a leather rein. The saddle is green and gold and the saddle blankets are blue. The Vermont state seal and the dates 1791-1991 are painted on the side. A gold pole runs up the center of the horse. The pole is set into a large wooden cross base.
Context
Made to celebration the bicentennial of Vermont's Statehood.
Acquisition
2003.30
Made or Created
Artist
Hurd, Thomas
1991
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Materials
Wood, Metal, Leather
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
1966.15.26
Description
Two-dimensional carving of a rabbit in dark wood. The rabbit is shown on its hind legs, with its front legs on a tall piece of grass.
Context
Made in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1966.15
Made or Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Casting
Name/Title
Casting
Entry/Object ID
1995.44.2
Description
Plaster cast of a panther print, painted dark red. On the back of the casting is a piece of masking tape with the inscription, "1934 Chester, Vt. - original is in the Bennington, Vt. museum."
Context
Duplicate of plaster cast made from footprints at Grafton Gulf, December 1934, by Rev. William J. Ballou. The original is held in the Bennington Museum.
Acquisition
1995.44
Made or Created
The Bennington Museum
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plaster, Paint
Relationships
Ballou, William J., Rev.
Related Place
Town
Grafton
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Casting
Name/Title
Casting
Entry/Object ID
1995.44.3
Description
White plaster casting of panther print, from the original in the Bennington Museum.
Context
Duplicate of plaster cast made from footprints at Grafton Gulf, December 1934, by Rev. William J. Ballou. The original is held in the Bennington Museum.
Acquisition
1995.44
Made or Created
The Bennington Museum
20th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plaster
Relationships
Ballou, William J., Rev.
Related Place
Town
Grafton
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ceiling Fixture
Name/Title
Ceiling Fixture
Entry/Object ID
2014.18.3a-c
Description
Three pieces of a ceiling lighting fixture consisting of a base (a), a socket (b), and a wire nut (c). The round base is made of porcelain with a metal bar across the center. There are two holes for mounting. The socket consists of a porcelain base with a round metal tube, molded into grooves at the top. The wire nut is round and white.
Context
Used in the Pavilion Hotel, Montpelier
Acquisition
2014.18
Made or Created
1890
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Porcelain, Brass, Metal, Paperboard
Relationships
,
Certificate
Name/Title
Certificate
Entry/Object ID
2021.4.3
Description
Rectangular paper certificate. The certificate has "Windsor High School Athletic Association" printed in gothic font surround a large, green W. The blanks have been filled in with blue ink explaining that Herbert Howe was awarded a varsity letter (W) in "Basket-Ball" for the season of 1931-32. The certificate has been signed by Ralph W. Erickson (Athletic Director) and E. K. Boak (Principal).
Context
Awarded to Herbert Guy Howe by Windsor High School Athletic Association, 1931-1932
Acquisition
2021.4
Made or Created
1932
Lexicon
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Howe, Herbert Guy (1914-2002)
Certificate
Name/Title
Certificate
Entry/Object ID
2021.4.4
Description
Rectangular paper certificate. The certificate has "Windsor High School Athletic Association" printed in gothic font surround a large, green W. The blanks have been filled in with blue ink explaining that Herbert Howe was awarded a varsity letter (W) in "Basket-Ball" for the season of 1932-32. The certificate has been signed by Ralph W. Erickson (Athletic Director) and E. K. Boak (Principal).
Context
Awarded to Herbert Guy Howe by Windsor High School Athletic Association, 1932
Acquisition
2021.4
Made or Created
1932
Lexicon
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Howe, Herbert Guy (1914-2002)
Related Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Certificate
Name/Title
Certificate
Entry/Object ID
2021.4.5
Description
Rectangular paper certificate. The certificate has "Windsor High School Athletic Association" printed in gothic font surround a large, green W. The blanks have been filled in with blue ink explaining that Herbert Howe was awarded a varsity letter (W) in "Basket-Ball" for the season of 1931. The certificate has been signed by Ralph W. Erickson (Athletic Director) and E. K. Boak (Principal).
Context
Awarded to Herbert Guy Howe by Windsor High School Athletic Association, 1930-1932
Acquisition
2021.4
Made or Created
1931
Lexicon
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Howe, Herbert Guy (1914-2002)
Clarinet
Name/Title
Clarinet
Entry/Object ID
1991.35.1a-e
Description
19th century rosewood and boxwood clarinet in five pieces.

a= Rosewood mouthpiece, possible lead repair
b= Section next to mouth piece has ivory bands at each end. Barely legible printing on front: "MARSH & CHASE"
c= Next section has three tone holes and brass levers on front and back to control two other keys. Also printed on this piece but barely legible: "MARSH & CHASE/ CALAIS, VT." with an image of an eagle in center.
d= Next section has four tone holes down front, with two more brass levers and keys. An ivory band between (c) & (d) is missing. Also imprinted with "MARSH & CHASE"
e= The bottom end section is horn-shaped and is trimmed with ivory where it connects with (d) and around bottom edge. Imprinted with same trademark as on (c) but almost worn away.
Context
Cousins Perry Marsh and Nelson Chase made fifes, clarinets, and pianos in Calais from 1819 until 1836.
Acquisition
1991.35
Made or Created
Marsh & Chase
1819-1836
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Materials
Rosewood, Ivory, Boxwood, Tin
Coaster
Name/Title
Coaster
Entry/Object ID
2006.4.8
Description
Round wooden coaster with a laser-cut logo of a tree with the words "VERMONT QUALITY WOOD PRODUCTS SINCE 1891". The back is laser cut with "www.vermontwood.org".
Context
Given away as a promotional item during the 2005 Vermont History Expo
Acquisition
2006.4
Made or Created
Vermont Quality Wood Products
2005
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Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont History Expo
Commemorative Certificate
Name/Title
Commemorative Certificate
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.186
Description
A certificate from 1821 -- "Medaille de Sainte-Helene" -- awarded to Felix Mathieu.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Decorative Plate
Name/Title
Decorative Plate
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.171
Description
Decorative wooden plate with poppies and wheat etched on the rim and in the center. The rim and center are darkly stained with a ring between stained lighter.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Made or Created
Gerard
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Merci Train
Related Event
World War II
Deed
Name/Title
Deed
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.205
Description
Framed copies of two documents: the deed of donation of the State of Liberty in 1884 and a letter from Jules Ferry, prime minister of France, to L.P. Morton, a US official in France. The frame item is from a military official in Saint-Die "in testimony of his gratitude to the American people." The gold frame is chipped.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper, Wood
Display Box
Name/Title
Display Box
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.631
Description
Glass-topped display box. The exterior sides of the box are covered in leather, and it hinges open along the halfway point of the sides. The top is clear glass with a beveled edge. The interior is lined in burgundy satin on the bottom, and paper on the sides. The bottom bears the sticker labels, "LUNDBOR'S PERFUMES" in the center, and "Cost . . . Price . . . FROM H. L. & G. E. WILLIAMS Pharmacists WINDSOR, VT" in the corner.
Context
Sold by H. L. & G. E. Williams in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.1
Made or Created
Lundborg's Perfumes
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Materials
Glass, Artificial Leather, Wood, Metal, Paper, Brass
Relationships
H. F. & G. E. Williams
Related Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Envelopes
Name/Title
Envelopes
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.225
Description
There are 25 used envelops with stamps from African countries, most from Congo. Many are addressed to Jean Mosinski, who also sent a card with his name and best regards. There was a large envelop found with the stamped envelops that said "Pour un Philatelitte" or stamp collector.
There are also two see-through envelops containing never used stamps. Six show a man in a uniform and give his name as General LeClerc. In another envelop are three stamps with a winged figure declaring "Pour le salut public OUI." I added two stamps that fell out from among the envelops and have never been used. They show a girl and say "Tuberculose."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1994.54.24
Description
Hand fan made of a paperboard stapled to a wooden shim. The fan board is in the shape of a shield and is printed with a border that shows an owl at the top, flowers at the sides, and rabbits at the bottom. In the center is a black-and-white photograph of a man leading a horse into a building. The man is wearing a hat, vest, shirt, and pants, and is carrying a shovel. He has a long white beard. The horse is wearing blinders and a plow harness. The image is labeled at the center bottom, "WHEN THE DAY IS OVER".

The back of the fan bears the inscription, "COMPLIMENTS OF A. G. FREEGARD / Dealer in GENERAL MERCHANDISE FEED AND COAL / WHITING VT."
Context
Distributed by A. G. Freegard in Whiting, Vermont
Acquisition
1994.54
Made or Created
1920-1930
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paperboard, Wood, Metal
Relationships
A. G. Freegard
Related Place
Town
Whiting
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
2008.56.26
Description
Hand fan printed on one side with a full-color illustration of a child sitting on a stone wall looking at green hill with the inscription, "The Vermont Historical Society presents Vermont History Expor 2006 Tunbridge, Vermont June 24-25, 10 am - 5 pm". The other side is printed with a brick pattern and the inscription, "Stowe Street Emporium WATERBURY VT Home Furnishings Clothing Gifts Cards 23 Stowe Street 244-5321 www.StoweStreetEmporium.com". There is a flat wooden stick extending from the bottom of the fan.
Context
Given away as a promotion during the 2006 Vermont History Expo
Acquisition
2008.56
Made or Created
2006
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard, Wood
Relationships
,
Related Event
Vermont History Expo
Feather Wreath
Name/Title
Feather Wreath
Entry/Object ID
1925.3
Description
Funeral wreath of feather flowers within a deep shadow-box frame. The arrangement consists of several flowers and leaves, all made of silk and white feathers.
Context
Made by Augusta Green Earle and one of her three sisters.
Acquisition
1925.3
Made or Created
Artist
Earle, Augusta Green (1848-1920)
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Feather
Fife
Name/Title
Fife
Entry/Object ID
1974.11.2
Description
One-piece body of nickel silver with raised fingerholes and short longitudinal lines engraved on each end. Ebonite mouthpiece.
Context
Played by Theron Jones as a member of the Montpelier Public Schools Bugle, Fife, and Drum Corps in 1909.
Acquisition
1974.11
Made or Created
circa 1909
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Composition
Relationships
Jones, Theron Oscar (1899-1918)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.136a-b
Description
Two carved novelty items in a yellowish/orange stone. One is a resting lion on a platform with a white mark on its head. The other is a small decorative dish with a stem and four drilled holes on top. The purpose of the holes is unclear.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Stone
File Folder
Name/Title
File Folder
Entry/Object ID
2000.16.10
Description
Brown cardstock file folder. The front is printed with the inscription, "Montpelier National Bank Montpelier, Vermont" as well as a sales slogan and contact information for Capitol Insurance Agency. A sticker at the top reads, "LILLIAN A. SCOTT MEMORIAL FUND". The folder opens to show two pockets, each printed with advertisements for local businesses (Tavern Garage, Inc., Cheever & Co. Florist, Peter Glass Pharmacy, Taylor Chevrolet Inc., Harpe Method Beauty Shop, and Winisquam Farms). The back of the folder is also printed with advertisements for local businesses (Vermont Business Equipment, United Plumbing & Heating Co., and K. R. Baird).
Context
Distributed by Montpelier National Bank of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2000.16
Made or Created
1940-1960
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Montpelier National Bank
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Flip Book
Name/Title
Flip Book
Entry/Object ID
2021.19.1
Description
Small flip book with an image of a roaring panther face and the inscription, "CATAMOUNT DINNER" on the cover. The inside is filled with a series of illustrations that, when flipped, show a panther attacking a deer. The back cover is printed with the inscription, "SEE THE LAST CATAMOUNT CHOT IN VERMONT AT: THE VERMONT MUSEUM VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY 109 STATE STREET PAVILION BUILDING MONTPELIER, VT 05609-0901 Copyright 1991 Andy Voda". The book is bound with a single staple at the top.
Artwork Details
Paper
Context
Produced to advertise the taxidermy Catamount at the Vermont History Museum
Acquisition
2021.19
Made or Created
Artist
Voda, Andrew
1991
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Relationships
Vermont Historical Society
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Flip Book
Name/Title
Flip Book
Entry/Object ID
2021.19.2
Description
Small flip book with an image of a roaring panther face and the inscription, "CATAMOUNT DINNER" on the cover. The inside is filled with a series of illustrations that, when flipped, show a panther attacking a deer. The back cover is printed with the inscription, "SEE THE LAST CATAMOUNT CHOT IN VERMONT AT: THE VERMONT MUSEUM VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY 109 STATE STREET PAVILION BUILDING MONTPELIER, VT 05609-0901 Copyright 1991 Andy Voda". The book is bound with a single staple at the top.
Artwork Details
Paper
Context
Produced to advertise the taxidermy Catamount at the Vermont History Museum
Acquisition
2021.19
Made or Created
Artist
Voda, Andrew
1991
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Relationships
Vermont Historical Society
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Fragment
Name/Title
Fragment
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.62
Description
Hollow piece of turned wood in the shape of a short-necked bottle.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1935-circa 1945
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Overall
Materials
Wood
Fragment
Name/Title
Fragment
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.138
Description
Cylindrical fragment of wood that is closed on one end and open on the other. The surface is painted red save for one stripe, which bears the inked inscription, "northeaster/Products inc/ Tool".
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1920-circa 1930
Fragment
Name/Title
Fragment
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.139
Description
Unpainted, cylindrical wooden base with a stepped bottom. It is wrapped with a paper label with the typed inscription, "HAND MADE SAMPLE/by/PHIL - 7-19-50".
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1920-circa 1930
Gavel
Name/Title
Gavel
Entry/Object ID
1925.2
Description
Wooden gavel consisting of a heavily molded cylindrical head on a long wooden handle.
Context
Made of wood from the "new barn shed" of Calvin Smith, where it is said that the fight that decided the name of the town of Barre, Vermont, took place on September 5, 1793.
Acquisition
1925.2
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Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Globe
Name/Title
Globe
Entry/Object ID
1989.3.1a-e
Description
Collapsible paper globe and accessories. The globe is made of paper, cut and printed in such a way that it can flatten into a disk or hang from a wire stand and be displayed round. It comes with a semi-circular wire mount on a triangular wooden base. The base is made of two, flat triangular pieces of wood that slide together in the center. It also come with an instruction card and a book of lesson plans.
Context
Made by Dennis Townsend of Felchville, Vermont
Acquisition
1989.3
Made or Created
Artist
Townsend, Dennis (1817-1874)
George M. Smith & Co.
1870
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paperboard, Paper
Relationships
Related Place
Village
Felchville
Town
Reading
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Glue
Name/Title
Glue
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.108
Description
Dry, crystallized glue in a resealable plastic bag. The bag is labeled in permanent marker with, "GLUE USED ON LOCK CORNER BOX".
Context
Used by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
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Hair
Name/Title
Hair
Entry/Object ID
2005.56.6
Description
Two plaited lengths of straight, reddish brown hair. The lengths are tied on one end with black elastic bands. The other ends are left loose. They were received in a paper-covered cardboard box with the label, "Some of Edna's and Merrill's Hair".
Context
From Edna and Merrill Dole of Taftsville, Vermont
Acquisition
2005.56
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Hair
Relationships
Related Place
Village
Taftsville
Town
Woodstock
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Hair Wreath
Name/Title
Hair Wreath
Entry/Object ID
1925.5.1
Description
Elaborate hair wreath inside a shadowbox frame. The wreath is formed from many flowers, each woven from hair. There are several shades of hair present, indicating it was made from the hair of many people.
Context
Made by Augusta Green Earle in Middletown Springs, Vermont
Acquisition
1925.5
Made or Created
Artist
Earle, Augusta Green (1848-1920)
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Hair
Handle
Name/Title
Handle
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.58
Description
Red-painted handle consisting of turned wood formed into a knob-shaped handle on one end. The other end is hollow and the edges are split into three pieces, either for attaching onto a lathe or into the rest of the object.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1935-circa 1945
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Handle
Name/Title
Handle
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.59
Description
Glossy, black-painted handle of turned wood. The handle tapers toward the base before flaring back out again.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1935-circa 1945
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Handle
Name/Title
Handle
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.60
Description
Glossy, black-painted handle of turned wood. It tapers toward one end, and has a small attached piece on the other end.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1935-circa 1945
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Handle
Name/Title
Handle
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.61
Description
Unpainted wooden handle with flared ends and bulbous center.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1935-circa 1945
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Handle
Name/Title
Handle
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.106
Description
Handle consisting of a hollow, turned wooden cylinder with a wire run through the center. The wire is turned at a ninety-degree angle at the ends of the handle.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
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Historic Relic
Name/Title
Historic Relic
Entry/Object ID
1921.13.1a-b
Description
Two irregularly shaped pieces of wood. The large piece resembles a tree stump with a whole across the middle. The small piece is flat on two opposite sides, and carved into a curve on other sides.
Wood from the schooner Royal Savage. Two pieces of wood with obvious cutting marks. On the flat surface of "b" are the words: "Royal Savage Lake Champlain, ___H. Puff_".
Context
The wood was taken from the schooner "Royal Savage", the flagship of General Benedict Arnold. It was retrieved from the wreckage by a diver in 1886.
Acquisition
1921.13
Made or Created
1770
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Dimensions
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)
Related Place
Lake
Lake Champlain
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
American Revolutionary War, Battle of Valcour Island
Historic Relic
Interpretative Labels
Historic Relic, 1969 Wood, nylon, plexiglass, rock By gift from Governor Deane C. Davis, 1970.13 These Moon rocks were brought back from the moon's surface by astronauts Neal Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, Jr. July 16-24, 1969 on the Apollo 11 flight. These chips, weighing 50 milligrams, are fragments of crystalline rock, breccia and glass sieved from the dusty lunar surface. The enclosed Vermont flag was also aboard the lunar module that landed on the Mare Tranquillitatis. This display was given to the Vermont Historical Society in 1970 by then-President Richard Nixon. Samples were given to 135 nations, US possessions and US states.
Name/Title
Historic Relic
Entry/Object ID
1970.13
Description
Wooden pedestal holding small fragments of material from the surface of the moon. The fragments are suspended in a resin sphere at the center top of the pedestal. Beneath the sphere is a small Vermont state flag. The whole face of the pedestal is covered in plexiglass. The base of the pedestal bears two metal plaques or labels. The top says, "PRESENTED TO THE PEOPEL OF THE STATE VERMONT BY RICHARD DIXON PRESIDENT OF THE UNITES STATES OF AMERICA". The lower says, "This flag of your state was carried to the Moon and back by Apollo 11, and this fragment of the Moon's surface was brought to Earth by the crew of that first manned lunar landing."
Context
Presented to the State of Vermont by President Richard Nixon.
Acquisition
1970.13
Made or Created
1969-1970
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Stone, Plexiglass, Glass, Plastic
Relationships
Davis, Deane C. (1900-1990), NASA
Historic Relic
Name/Title
Historic Relic
Entry/Object ID
1905.1a-o
Description
Purposefully constructed historic relic consisting of a chest, gavel and sounding block. The chest is made of wood with a brass handle at the center top, two brass hinges, two brass latches, and a brass escutcheon. The center front is inlaid with the word, "VERMONT." The interior of the box is lined with white satin and inside rest a wooden gavel, held by the handle in a velvet stand. The gavel has small square and diamond-shaped inlays throughout its surface. The interior of the lid is hollow and fronted with glass. Inside are several small objects, included a toy cannon, several pieces of wood, a miniature gavel, and paper currency. The top of the chest has a small window separated into two compartments: one holds dirt and the other holds sticks.
Context
Made from small pieces of material taken from buildings, battleships, battlefields, etc., related to the American Revolutionary War, the American Civil War, and the Spanish-American War.
Acquisition
1905.1
Made or Created
Artist
Reed, Reuben
circa 1903
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
American Revolutionary War, Civil War, Spanish-American War
Hourglass
Name/Title
Hourglass
Entry/Object ID
1945.16
Description
Clear glass hourglass in a wooden cage. The hourglass consists of two lacriform chambers connected at the points. It is filled with red sand. The dark wooden cage consists of two round disks connected with four turned spindles spaced just close enough to contain the hourglass.
Context
Used in the Old West Church in Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1945.16
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Glass, Wood, Sand
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Inkwell
Name/Title
Inkwell
Entry/Object ID
1944.11a-b
Description
Cylindrical inkwell mounted in a shadowbox.
Context
Used by Judge William Ward, who was a member of the committee tasked with drafting the first Constitution of the State of Vermont.
Acquisition
1944.11
Made or Created
circa 1800
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Dimensions
Overall (frame)
Relationships
Ward, William (1743-1819)
Invitation
Name/Title
Invitation
Entry/Object ID
1982.38.1
Description
Framed paper invitation to a community dance. The ticket indicates that it is for the "Last Supper Party and Dance, at the Old Pavilion Hotel" on February 3, 1875. Details on the ticket indicate that it could be used by the bearer and their guests and that festivities included a live band and a supper. Admission was $2.50. The reverse contains a list of names of men on the "Committee of Invitation". It finishes with the warning, "This will be the last opportunity the citizens of Montpelier and the patrons of the OLD PAVILION will have to meet and enjoy themselves under its roof, as the lease expires March 1st, and the House is be close before that date."
Context
Produced for the last gala at the Old Pavilion Hotel before it was torn down and replaced with a brick structure, also called the Pavilion Hotel.
Acquisition
1982.38
Made or Created
J. & J. M. Poland.
1875
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Dimensions
Invitation (unframed)
Materials
Paper
Relationships
,
Junk Drawer
Name/Title
Junk Drawer
Entry/Object ID
1998.39.33
Description
A "junk box" or "time capsule" consisting of a wooden tool box lid filled with miscellaneous objects. The lid has two hinges (partial) on one side, a latch closure (partial) on the opposite side, and a central metal handle on the top (now bottom).

Objects within the lid include:
A round button with the inscription, "VERMONT GREEN UP VOLUNTEER"
A round button with the inscription, "ELECT SNELLING GOVERNOR"
Two round, light-green buttons with the inscription, "I'M FOR REAL ARE YOU?", one of which has been altered to be past tense
A round buttons with the inscription, "I'LL TRY ANYTHING ONCE" altered to read, "I'LL TRY MOST ONCE"
A small, blue pin with an image of an American flag and the inscription, "OLD GLORY"
Two round buttons with the inscription, "MODERN HEALTH CRUSADER / K B", and images of knights
A round button with the image of Santa Claus and the inscription, "HEALTH TO ALL"
A round, white button with the inscription, "BRIGHTEN-UP AMERICA WITH SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINTS & VARNISHES" and an image of Uncle Sam and a painter pouring a can of red paint over a globe
A small, rectangular pin with the inscription, "HOOVER"
An oval pin with two crossed US flags and the initials P H
A small, green coat buttons with an image of a child in the center
A rectangular pin with the inscription, "FAITH AND HOPE CHARITY"
A silver lapel pin with two crossed baseball bats and the initials BBC
A domino tile
A white drawer knob
A small coin purse
A roll of tape
Five thimbles
A bracelet
Two rings
Two cufflinks (not matching)
A barrette
A clicker with an image of a person and a dog
A pendant with the image of a saint and the inscription, "SAINT DYMPHNA PRAY FOR US"
The top portion of a Christmas tree ornament
Three name stamps that read, "FORREST A. GRAY EAST CALAIS VERMONT 05650"
A wooden needle
A button threader
A watch winder
A small spoked tool
A lid to a small container
A cast-iron toy fragment
A leather wrap tied with shoelaces
Eight small bells
Several WWI ration coins
Context
Assembled by Forrest "Strad" Gray of East Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1998.39
Made or Created
Artist
Gray, Forrest (1884-1987)
20th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Gray, Forrest (1884-1987), Snelling, Richard Arkwright (1927-1991), Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964), Gray, Madeline (1914-1958)
Related Place
Village
East Calais
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Green Up Day
Key Ring
Name/Title
Key Ring
Entry/Object ID
2009.35.36
Description
Round metal key ring attached to a clear plastic tag. Encased within the tag is a purple piece of paper printed in white with a logo showing a 6-sided cupola or bell tower and the words, "Saint Michael's College". The other side of the tag is printed with the letters "S M C".
Context
Saint Michael's College is a Roman Catholic private college in Colchester, Vermont
Acquisition
2009.35
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Saint Michael's College
Letter
Name/Title
Letter
Entry/Object ID
2003.22.76
Scope and Content
Large sheet of paper folded into 18 sections. When folded, the outer layer is labeled like an envelope with no stamp. The return address is, "WHaven Mary 27", with the words "West Haven" printed in pencil beneath. The recipient is "L C Kellogg Esq. Benson Vt". There is a black ink stroke in the upper right corner in place of a stamp. On the back in the upper left corner in black ink is the sender, "Hiram Coleman Vt. March 1845".

Once open, the letter is written on the upper have of the paper and reads, "West Haven March 25th 1845
"Mr. Kellogg sir
"I have just received a copy of the rule to attend the referee Court between Dana Kilborn Erastus Coleman on the 31st March next at one o'clock in the afternoon at Wm C. Kitredge office Fairhaven.
I expect to be gone three or four days but will meet you at the time appointed.
"Yours Respectfully
"Hiram Coleman
"L C Kellogg"
Context
Letter sent from Hiram Coleman of West Haven, Vermont, to L. C. Kellogg of Benson, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.22
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Dimensions
Relationships
,
Letter Opener
Name/Title
Letter Opener
Entry/Object ID
1937.10.1
Description
Wooden letter opener in the shape of curved sword. The words, "Cedar Creek Sept. 19, 1885", are written on the blade.
Context
Souvenir of the monument to the 8th Vermont at Cedar Creek Battlefield in Virginia, which was erected in 1885. The brigade lost 110 of its 164 members.
Acquisition
1937.10
Made or Created
1885
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Related Event
Civil War
Letter Openers
Name/Title
Letter Openers
Entry/Object ID
1965.26.12a-c
Description
Three wooden souvenir letter openers, or paper knives. Two are shaped like Felchions and the third is shaped like a hatchet. Each is decoratively burned and has the inscription, "Fort Ticonderoga Float Bridge".
Context
Made from wood from a float bridge that connected Fort Ticonderog to Mount Independence across Lake Champlain.
Acquisition
1965.26
Made or Created
circa 1913
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Dimensions
Materials
Wood
Relationships
,
Related Event
American Revolutionary War
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1959.53.6
Description
Metal plate with the inscription, "VERMONT Remembers 1797-1991 SESQUI-CENTENNIAL". At the left is an illustration of the State House and at the right is an illustration of the Vermont state seal with the inscription, "150 YEARS OF STATEHOOD VERMONT".
Use
Attached to a car above the standard license plate
Context
Made for the Vermont Sesquicentennial
Acquisition
1959.53
Made or Created
Erickson
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Place
Building
Vermont State House
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Sesquicentennial
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
2011.70.67
Description
Decorative automobile license plate printed with the Vermont Bicentennial Commission's logo. The logo consists of a folk art style illustration of a village amid hills, with a large white church building at the center and red barn and silo to the right. The license plate has the inscription, "14th STATE / 1791*1991 / VERMONT BICENTENNIAL".
Context
Made to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Vermont becoming a state
Acquisition
2011.70
Made or Created
1991
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Metal
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Vermont Bicentennial
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1966.10
Description
Vermont legislative license plate. The plate is enameled green with raised white lettering, "VT.GENERAL / H 1 / ASSEMBLY 65". There are four holes, two at the top and two at the bottom.
Context
Issued to Ulric Choiniere, representative to the Vermont General Assembly from Brownington, Vermont
Acquisition
1966.10
Made or Created
1965
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Choiniere, Ulric E.
,
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
2006.33.2
Description
Commemorative license plate that reads, "Republic of Vermont", over a green silhouette of a mountain. The mountain is flanked by the dates 1777 and 1791. The back of the license plate is printed with an explanation of the design and instructions for use.
Context
Made to commemorate Vermont's 14 years as a republic before becoming a state. The plate could be attached to the front of cars above their front license plate until July 1, 1991.
Acquisition
2006.33
Made or Created
1991
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Metal
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Vermont Bicentennial
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1977.50.2
Description
White commemorative license plate with red, white and blue 'Bennington' flag across the center. The label "Vermont Bicentennial" is printed in blue below the flag.
Use
Attached over the standard Vermont front license plate.
Context
Produced for the Vermont Bicentennial Celebration.
Acquisition
1977.50
Made or Created
1977
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont Bicentennial, US Bicentennial Celebration
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1978.21.2
Description
Green rectangular license plate. The top of the plate has the inscription, "SEE VERMONT" and the license number is "BICEN". The upper right corner has a blue-and-red sticker with the Vermont state seal and the inscription, "VERMONT 76".
Context
Made for the Vermont celebration of the US Bicentennial. Used by Robert Hagerman in Morrisville, Vermont.
Acquisition
1978.21
Made or Created
1976
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Overall
Materials
Metal
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Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1978.21.3
Description
Rectangular metal license plate with green ground and white lettering. The words "GREEN MOUNTAINS / VERMONT" are along the top and bottom (respectively) and the license number is "JAN16". A small red sticker in the lower right corner says "EXPIRES LAST DAY OF SEP 78".
Context
Used by Robert Hagerman to celebrate the bicentennial of Vermont signing the Declaration of Independence. He later learned that the correct date was January 17.
Acquisition
1978.21
Made or Created
1977
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
2010.41.9a
Description
Rectangular metal license plate with the words "STATE OF VERMONT" across the top and the code "VBC76" in the center. There are four holes (two in the top and two at the bottom) for mounting the plate onto a car.
Context
Made for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the American Revolutionary War
Acquisition
2010.41
Made or Created
1976
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
2011.39.7
Description
Maroon metal license plate decoration. The metal is stamped into the shape of a double arch and printed with the Spaulding High School logo and the words, "CRIMSON TIDE SPAULDING HIGH". It has two slits along the bottom edge for fastening above a car's license plate.
Acquisition
2011.39
Made or Created
1952-1956
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
2010.41.9b
Description
Rectangular metal license plate with the words "STATE OF VERMONT" across the top and the code "VBC76" in the center. There are four holes (two in the top and two at the bottom) for mounting the plate onto a car.
Context
Made for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the American Revolutionary War
Acquisition
2010.41
Made or Created
1976
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Life Mask
Name/Title
Life Mask
Entry/Object ID
1928.4
Description
Plaster cast of a man's (Abraham Lincoln) face. The face is thin with no beard, and the eyes have been hollowed out.
Context
Cast from a mold made of Abraham Lincoln's face in 1860.
Acquisition
1928.4
Made or Created
1860
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Materials
Plaster
Relationships
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)
Magazine
Name/Title
Magazine
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.207
Description
Geologic and mining history of the region where the College Moderne and Technique de Montceau Les Mines is located, written by students. Title is "Le Bassin Minier Des Houileres de Blanzy." A director's handwritten note inside says it was written and printed by the students.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Materials
Paper
Magazine
Name/Title
Magazine
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.208
Description
"Allo Speciale" is the name of a mimeographed journal by and for students at the College Moderne et Technique in Montceau Les Mines, France. It is six pages long with various unsigned articles. It was the first such newspaper published by the students and came out in December, 1948.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Magnet
Name/Title
Magnet
Entry/Object ID
2000.55.4
Description
Photographic magnet showing a city street lined with shops. Two church steeples are in the background, and the who is in front of a large mountain. The bottom of the image is labeled, "Rutland, Vt." in gold. The back of the magnet bears the inscription, "SCENIC VERMONT / Eastern Illustrating Union, Maine Made in USA".
Context
This was part of a Vermont Manufacturing Exhibit at the Pavilion. The donor is unknown.
Acquisition
2000.55
Made or Created
Eastern Illustrating
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Overall
Materials
Magnet, Paperboard
Relationships
Related Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Magnet
Name/Title
Magnet
Entry/Object ID
2000.55.6
Description
White, rectangular plastic magnet with a simplistically drawn scene of a city within rolling hills, with water in the foreground, and ski trails in the background. Above the image is the word, "MidVermont", and below is the inscription, "For all Seasons Addison County Chamber of Commerce."
Context
This was part of a Vermont Manufacturing Exhibit at the Pavilion. The donor is unknown.
Acquisition
2000.55
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Paperboard, Magnet
Relationships
Related Place
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Map
Name/Title
Map
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.193
Description
A piece of a large map detailing roads, forests, towns and villages for La Ferte Bernard in France.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2011.68.23
Description
Small cardstock matchbook. The booklet is pink and printed with the words "HAMILTON the world's first . . . Electric Watch / HAMILTON . . . AT AMERICA'S FINE JEWELERS . . . . . . / Goodfellows". The reverse has a lighter strip and the inscription, "HAMILTON Electric Watch . . . . . . THE WATCH OF TOMORROW IS HERE TODAY! Goodfellows "Jeweler Since Before The Turn of the Century" 119 North Main St. Barre, Vermont Tel. GRanite 6-4002 YOUR HAMILTON WATCH DEALER". There is a full set of grey-headed matches inside, along with the inscription, "FINE HAMILTON WATCHES / Conventional Automatic Electric".
Context
Distributed by Goodfellows, a jewelry store in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.68
Made or Created
Universal Match Corp.
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
W. H. Goodfellow & Son
Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2002.37.3
Description
White card stock matchbook with white-headed matches inside. The matchbook opens with a flap that secures at the edge under a shorter flap that is held with staples. The front has the logo for the Vermont State Employees Credit Union. The back of the matchbooks has the logo as well as the contact information for two branches. A strip of striking material goes across the back near the bottom.
Context
Distributed by the Vermont State Employees Credit Union.
Acquisition
2002.37
Made or Created
Universal Match Corp.
1990-1995
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paperboard
Relationships
Vermont State Employees Credit Union
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1977.48
Description
White cardstock match folder with the printed red inscription, "Happy Birthday Vermont 1777-1977 / First Vermont Bank / First Vermont Bank." The inside is printed with bank locations.
Context
Distributed by First Vermont Bank for Vermont's celebration of the US Bicentennial.
Acquisition
1977.48
Made or Created
1977
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Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
First Vermont Bank
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Matchbox
Name/Title
Matchbox
Entry/Object ID
2008.6.6a-b
Description
Cardboard matchbox filled with pink-headed matches. The box is printed with an image of a bird and the words, "The Woodstock Inn & Resort WOODSTOCK VERMONT". The side of the box is printed with, "802-457-11-- RES: 1-899-448-7900". There is a scratch strip for lighting the matches on the opposite side.
Context
Made for The Woodstock Inn & Resort in Woodstock, Vermont
Acquisition
2008.6
Made or Created
Universal Match Corp.
1980-1990
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paperboard, Wood
Relationships
Woodstock Inn
Related Place
Town
Woodstock
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Medicine Case
Name/Title
Medicine Case
Entry/Object ID
1950.8.3a-m
Description
Small leather case filled with parchment envelopes. The case opens flat, closing with four flaps like an enveloped. It is labeled in gold, "Wm. A. Grover, M. D." The envelopes are labeled in gothic script with abbreviated Latin names for medicines contained within.
Context
Owned by Dr. William A. Grover. Grover studied at Vermont Medical College in Woodstock, Vermont, in 1842, then travelled to California to practice in 1849.
Acquisition
1950.8
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Dimensions
Overall (closed)
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Grover, William Augustus, Vermont Medical College
,
Miniature Carriage
Name/Title
Miniature Carriage
Entry/Object ID
2011.7a-c
Description
Miniature Napoleonic style landau carriage. The coach body is painted blue with a black roof and gilded accents. The wheels and axels are red with gilded accents. The driver's seat is covered in plush faux fur accented with pink fringe with purple glass beads. The doors on each side open, revealing a cream-colored velvet interior of upholstered bench seats and silk valances and curtains. A pull-out step is hidden inside each door.
Context
Made by John W. Lovely during his senior year at Springfield High School in Springfield, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.7
Made or Created
Lovely, John W.
1932
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Silk, Metal
Relationships
Springfield High School
Money Box
Name/Title
Money Box
Entry/Object ID
2008.38.12
Description
Wooden tray with four round divots, or bowls, along the straight edge and two oval-shaped divots, or bowls, at either side of the front. There are three Xs written on the surface with ink. One bowl is marked "Express".
Context
Used at the Fairlee Train Station.
Acquisition
2008.38
Made or Created
1930-1960
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Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Money Box
Name/Title
Money Box
Entry/Object ID
2008.38.13
Description
Wooden tray with four round divots, or bowls, along the straight edge and two oval-shaped divots, or bowls, at either side of the front. The wood has been painted a darker shade of brown.
Context
Used at the Fairlee Train Station.
Acquisition
2008.38
Made or Created
1930-1960
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Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Music, Sheet
Name/Title
Music, Sheet
Entry/Object ID
2010.26.2
Description
Paper folder printed on the front with the words, "CONN MUSIC FOLDER" within a purple rectangle. Inside the folder are several booklets of sheet music arranged for band, plus three advertisements for band music.
Context
Used by the band leader at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2010.26
Made or Created
1900-1940
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Dimensions
Overall (closed)
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Spaulding High School
,
Musical Scale Register
Name/Title
Musical Scale Register
Entry/Object ID
1984.12.1a-d
Description
Long pine box and lid. In the body of the box are 21 arms, each of which can swing outward. There are two cylindrical beads on each arm: the top beads are printed with the numbers 1-5, and the bottom beads are printed with a letter with sharp and flat symbol. The top beads can turn around the arm, and the bottom beads cannot. The inside of the lid is printed with a description of the object and directions for use.
Use
Developed to help people learn to play the piano or organ
Context
Made by George Byron Wheelock Bliss in East Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1984.12
Made or Created
Bliss, George Byron Wheelock (1836-1891)
1890
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Materials
Metal, Paper, Pine
Nametag
Name/Title
Nametag
Entry/Object ID
2016.17.4
Description
Nametag encased in plastic holder. The nametag is in two parts: a piece bearing a logo, and a smaller piece with perforated edges printed with the name, "JEAN JONES" and the group, "CENTRAL VERMONT SQUARE". The logo, printed onto the top portion, is in the shape of a shield that is blue at the top and red-and-white striped on the bottom. The Vermont state seal is printed onto the striped portion of the shield, and the inscription, "BICENTENNIAL 1776 - 1976 V S D A" is at the top. There is a safety pin back at the center top on the reverse, and the maker's label, "Wester Plastic Products / 1701 Magnolia Avenue P.O. Box 1429 / Long Beach, Calif. 90801 (213) 435-4881 / Patent No. 2.364.870."
Context
Worn by Jean Jones while attending a square dance in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the American Revolutionary War.

BARRE TOWN - Jean Newton Jones, 88, of Osborne Road, died Friday evening, August 9, 2013, at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. Her family was at her bedside.

Born in Moretown on April 3, 1925, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Etta (Neill) Newton. She was a graduate of Spaulding High School in 1942.

On September 25, 1949, she married the love of her life, Maurice T. Jones, in the Barre Congregational Church. Following their marriage, they made their home in St. Johnsbury, West Burke, Montpelier, and moved to their present residence in 1957 to establish the Jones Compound.

She had worked as a bookkeeper for many years at the former Beaulieu Oil Co. in Barre.

Jean enjoyed flowers and gardening, her berry patch, mowing her acreage on her "Jean Deere" tractor, bowling, square dancing, hand work, cooking and entertaining Jennifer and Jessica Pinkans, her cross-the-road neighbors.

She was a longtime member and supporter of the Barre Congregational Church.

Besides her husband, Maurice, she leaves three nieces, Nancy Audet and her husband, Alonzo, of Milan, Ohio, and Elizabeth Jones of Burlington; as well as her nephew, Christopher Jones and his girlfriend, Stephanie Walker, of Granville; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Wayne Newton.
Acquisition
2016.17
Made or Created
Western Plastic Products
1976
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Metal, Paper
Relationships
Jones, Jean Elaine Newton (1925-2013), Central Vermont Squares, Inc., Vermont Square Dancing Association
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Nametag
Name/Title
Nametag
Entry/Object ID
2016.17.5
Description
Nametag encased in plastic holder. The nametag is in two parts: a piece bearing a logo, and a smaller piece with perforated edges printed with the name, "MAURICE JONES" and the group, "CENTRAL VERMONT SQUARE". The logo, printed onto the top portion, is in the shape of a shield that is blue at the top and red-and-white striped on the bottom. The Vermont state seal is printed onto the striped portion of the shield, and the inscription, "BICENTENNIAL 1776 - 1976 V S D A" is at the top. There is a safety pin back at the center top on the reverse, and the maker's label, "Wester Plastic Products / 1701 Magnolia Avenue P.O. Box 1429 / Long Beach, Calif. 90801 (213) 435-4881 / Patent No. 2.364.870."
Context
Worn by Maurice Jones while attending a square dance in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the American Revolutionary War.

About Maurice T. Jones from his obituary in the Times Argus (link at https://www.timesargus.com/obituaries/maurice-t-jones/article_740cc173-1a2a-5fd2-a555-9e1865a30b3f.html

"BARRE TOWN — Maurice Taylor Jones, 93, of Osborne Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin with his family at his side. He was admitted Friday, Jan. 15. He was very independent and had remained comfortable in his home until that time.

Born May 25, 1922, in Northfield Falls, he was the son of Ward and Ella (Calef) Jones. He attended Lincoln Elementary School in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1940.

On Sept. 25, 1949, he married the love of his life, Jean Newton, of Moretown, in the Barre Congregational Church. Following their marriage they made their home in St. Johnsbury, West Burke, Montpelier and, since 1957, at their present residence where they joined the “Jones Compound.” Jean died Aug. 9, 2013.

In 1946, he began employment with the New England Telegraph and Telephone Company in Bellows Falls as a lineman. He moved to St. Johnsbury and worked as central office repairman and remained with the company, retiring as district manager in the Montpelier office in 1981.

Maurice enjoyed gardening, especially raising asparagus, blueberries, raspberries and apples, both cross-country and downhill skiing, fishing, square dancing, and was very instrumental in building the home that he and Jean lived in. He was also interested in genealogy and the history of Northfield. One of the maps that he worked on is in the library.

As a veteran of World War II, he served as a radio and advanced radar technician in the Army Air Corps in Boca Raton, Florida, Wisconsin, and Illinois from 1943 to 1946. He was discharged as a sergeant.

His memberships included the Barre Congregational Church, Barre American Legion Post #10, the Telephone Pioneers of America and the “251” Club.

Maurice is survived by three nieces: Nancy Audet and her husband, Alonzo, of Milan, Ohio, Jody Jones, of Newark, Delaware, and Elizabeth Jones, of Burlington; and his nephew, Christopher Jones and his wife, Stephanie, of Granville, Vermont; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and his wife, Jean, he was predeceased by his brother, Loren Jones, and his sister, Lorene Jones Armstrong."
Acquisition
2016.17
Made or Created
Western Plastic Products
1976
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Metal, Paper
Relationships
Jones, Maurice Taylor (1922-2016), Central Vermont Squares, Inc., Vermont Square Dancing Association
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Napkin
Name/Title
Napkin
Entry/Object ID
2015.20.15
Description
Yellow paper napkin with scalloped edge. The napkin is folded into a triangle and printed in purple with the inscription, "SHS 25th. Reunion".
Context
Made for the 25th reunion of the Spaulding High School Class of 1951.
Acquisition
2015.20
Made or Created
1976
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Dimensions
Overall (unfolded)
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Best, Clarice Bianchi Cella, Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pattern Sample
Name/Title
Pattern Sample
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.54
Description
Piece of turned wood with attached peg on one side, and the lathe tenon. The piece is turned to a slight point on one end (leading to the tenon), and flares to a flat base (leading to the peg) on the other.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1935-circa 1945
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Pattern Sample
Name/Title
Pattern Sample
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.55
Description
Piece of turned wood with the lathe tenon still attached. The turned piece is cylindrical before tapering to a narrow connection and widening back out to a ball. The lathe tenon is black and chipped on one side.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1935-circa 1945
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Pattern Sample
Name/Title
Pattern Sample
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.56
Description
Piece of turned wood with the lathe tenon still attached. The turned section is uniform aside from two narrow, raised bands and a bulbous center. At the opposite end of the lathe tenon is the inked inscription, "CROSS STR./221-261".
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1935-circa 1945
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Pencil
Name/Title
Pencil
Entry/Object ID
2011.37.12
Description
Unused yellow pencil with a green eraser. The pencil is printed with the inscription, "R. BIANCHI, Depot Sq., Barre, Vermont WISHES YOU A HAPPY & HEALTHY SCHOOL YEAR".
Context
Made by Remo Bianchi of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.37
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal, Rubber, Lead
Relationships
Bianchi, Remo J. (1903-1974)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Photograph
Name/Title
Photograph
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.132
Description
Wooden frameed photograph of a woman in a traditional costume. Woman has a white lace hat, white lace collar, black sleeves, fancy trim and lace at the neck, aqua apron. The frame made to stand on a surface and has a cardboard back and support.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Glass, Cardboard, Paper
Pipe
Name/Title
Pipe
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.612
Description
Wooden pipe carved from a single burl. It has copper fittings on both openings. The cover on the bowl is hinged. The stem is missing.
Context
Attributed to Marlboro, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.1
Made or Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Pipe
Name/Title
Pipe
Entry/Object ID
1960.179.6
Description
Wooden pipe carved with Irish symbols. The bowl of the pipe is chip carved with shamrocks, a harp, and a dog. The mouth piece is tortoiseshell.
Context
Owned by Rudyard Kipling.
Acquisition
1960.179
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Materials
Wood, Tortoiseshell
Relationships
Kipling, Joseph Rudyard (1865-1936), Hardie, Robert Gordon
Plaque
Name/Title
Plaque
Entry/Object ID
1991.1.5
Description
Plaque commemorating the crew of the Challenger Shuttle. The plaque is mounted with an insignia patch showing a shuttle and the crewmembers' names, a small American flag, and a small Vermont flag. It is printed with the inscription, "Presented to The People of the State of Vermont From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration", and "These flags and crew patch were flown as part of the Official Flight Kit aboard the orbiter "Challenger", STS 51-L, January 28, 1986." It is signed by James C. Fletcher, Administrator.
Context
Produced by NASA on the first anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy.
Acquisition
1991.1
Made or Created
1987
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Fabric, Metal, Plexiglass, Glass
Relationships
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933), NASA
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Plaque
Name/Title
Plaque
Entry/Object ID
2011.70.78
Description
Metal plaque on a wooden board. The plaque is printed with an image of a shield over two laurel branches. Within the shield is a map of the United States of America encircled by the words, "OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED AFFILIATE ORGANIZATION". The words "THE UNITED STATES JAYCEES" are within the shield beneath the map.

On the plaque beneath the image is the inscription, "A TESTIMONIAL OF A GRATEFUL ORGANIZATION Presented to JIM MILNE IN HONOR AND WITH DEEP APPRECIATION OF THE DISTINGUISHED AND UNSELFISH SERVICE GIVEN TO THE UNITED STATES JAYCESS WHILE SERVING WITH OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP, VISION AND ABILITY."

On another, smaller plaque at the center bottom is the inscription, "GREATER BARRE JAYCEES MAIN MAN AWARD".
Context
Presented by the Greater Barre Jaycees to Jim Milne
Acquisition
2011.70
Made or Created
1976-1977
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Wood
Relationships
Milne, James F. (b. 1950)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Plaque
Name/Title
Plaque
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.170
Description
Turned wooden plaque with carved silhouettes of a man and a woman. The wooman is shown in a traditional headdress, and the man is shown in a jacket and wide-brimmed hat. The word or name 'May' is etched near the faces.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Made or Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Merci Train
Related Event
World War II
Plaque
Name/Title
Plaque
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.173
Description
A carved and wood-burned plaque showing two Tudor-style country houses within rolling hills.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Made or Created
Artist
Hauld, L.
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Merci Train
Related Event
World War II
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
2011.52
Description
Red-painted wooden plate stenciled in the center with the Spaulding High School logo. The logo consists of an oil lamp (the "lamp of learning") with the initials SHS surrounded by the inscription, "SPAULDING HIGH SCHOOL - BARRE VT."
Context
Made by a student at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.52
Made or Created
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1946.16.1
Description
Rimmed dessert plate carved from marble. The back has the penciled inscription, "Mrs. Pelkey / Made from Vermont Marble".
Acquisition
1946.16
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Marble
Pocket Flask
Name/Title
Pocket Flask
Entry/Object ID
2006.78.8.1 -- .67
Description
67 cardboard box forms for holding sputum; scored to fold into the correct pocket shape. The interior is coated with wax. The boxes are orange-red with the black inscription, "To be Certain----Burn it All/POCKET SPUTUM FLASK "XL"/Patented/BURNITOL MANUFACTURING CO./Boston, Massachusetts/Patent Numbers/1,719,876/Made in U.S.A." The Burnitol Trade Mark (Burnitol within a black circle) appears above all the lettering.
Use
To hold and dispose of the highly contagious phlegm of people with tuberculosis.
Context
Distributed by doctors to workers in the granite industry. (Never used.)
Acquisition
2006.78
Made or Created
Burnitol Manufacturing Company
1918
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard, Waxed Paperboard
Relationships
Brown's Pharmacy
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Portable Files
Name/Title
Portable Files
Entry/Object ID
1944.10a-b
Description
Two rolled files or bill carriers. Each file consists of a long, narrow piece of leather with folds at the top and bottom. They are each slit periodically across the center to hold a tie use to keep them rolled. One roll is marked, "C Rockwell Cornwall Vt". The other roll was filled with bills upon receipt, transferred to the archive.
Context
Owned by C. Rockwell in Cornwall, Vermont
Acquisition
1944.10
Made or Created
1850-1860
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Materials
Leather
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Cornwall
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Postcard
Name/Title
Postcard
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.195
Description
Cardboard cutout of France with a child's photo in the center plus other magazine pictures of people in costumes. Red, white and blue yarn stiched around child's photo. One the back are the words, " Souvenir d'une petite fille de France." An envelop with the map says it is for a young American girl. It came from Paris.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Paper, Cardboard, Yarn
Postcard
Name/Title
Postcard
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.214
Description
These 11 postcards are of paintings. Many say Salon de Paris. The description on the backs, on the edge of the area set aside for writing a message, is written in several languages, including English.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Postcard
Name/Title
Postcard
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.215
Description
Postcard of angels in trees entitled "Serenity."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Postcard
Name/Title
Postcard
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.216
Description
A postcard showing two girls with the taller handing a doll to the younger. The only colors on the card are blue and yellow. The title at the top says, "Ligue Franternelle Des Enfants De France." There is poem on the bottom.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Postcard
Name/Title
Postcard
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.217
Description
A postcard cut into an oval shape showing a young woman with long dark hair, a pink blouse and gray skirt with pink roses on her lap and one in her hand.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Poster
Name/Title
Poster
Entry/Object ID
1974.4.2
Description
Poster showing an image of a satellite, a United States Flag, and a Skylab II patch. The poster is signed, "To the people of the State of Vermont for their contribution to making the dream of a manned earth orbiting space station a reality" and autographed by Alan Bean, Owen Garriott, and Jack Lousma.
Context
Sent to the State of Vermont along with a fragment of moon rock.
Acquisition
1974.4
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Fabric, Paper, Paperboard, Cardboard
Relationships
NASA
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Poster
Name/Title
Poster
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.198
Description
A black and white poster that explains the history of the name "America" from a publication from April 25, 1507. One side has a copy of the early document and the other side has an English translation. The poster came from the mayor of Saint-die-Vosges, France.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Prayer Card
Name/Title
Prayer Card
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.218
Description
This collection of items includes a family photograph with a note on the back saying it was taken at the first communion of Jean-Loup. A boy in the photo has a white ribbon tied on the sleeve of his jacket, a white handkerchief in his breast pocket and white gloves. He is pictured with two other children and seven adults all dressed in finery.
There are three prayer cards.
One shows a priest and has what is said to be a snip from a piece of material that he touched. Another show three people praying and has a message of friendship handwritten on the back from Marie Louise and Emile Lagache.
A third shows Jesus giving someone communion. Handwritten on the back is the name of the boy in the picture at his first communion.
The envelop has a note that says, "A nos chers amis d'Amerique" (To my dear American friends).
The sheet says it is "pour le Jubile D'or Sacerdotal de Monsieur le Chanoine Georges Desbrosses." It appears to be a poem written by Marie-Louise Lagache.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper, Paper
Product Model
Interpretative Labels
Train Model, 1877 Alfred Edward Butterfly (1848-1891) Montpelier, Vermont Painted metal Gift of Alfred Emmanuel Butterfly, #1945.27 The locomotive "Stranger" started operations on the Vermont Central Railroad in 1852 and may have served the stone industry, transporting unfinished stone to the finishing sheds in Barre and Montpelier. Alfred Butterfly, the son of Canadian immigrants, worked as a polisher in the stone sheds of Montpelier. He died at the age of 43 in 1891 of silicosis, a disease of the lungs caused by granite dust.
Name/Title
Product Model
Entry/Object ID
1945.27ab
Description
Model train consisting of an engine car and fuel car. The engine has a chimney, a large bell, and whistle along the top. The front has a pilot grate and a lantern. The wheels are painted red and there is a small red cab at the back printed on the sides with "STRANGER". A small car is attached to the back of the engine with three sides. (The back is left open.) The sides are printed with "N.G.R.R."
Context
Model of the locomotive, "Stranger", which operated for the Vermont Central Railroad starting in 1852. This model was made by Alfred E. Butterfly in 1877.
Acquisition
1945.27
Made or Created
Artist
Butterfly, Alfred E. (1848-1891)
1877-1877
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Rail
Name/Title
Rail
Entry/Object ID
1975.2
Description
Rusting cast iron railroad rail segment. The rail is cast in an "I" shape with a narrow center and flared top and bottom. The bottom flair is wider than the top. The broken end suggests that it may have been saved to use as a Dutchman, or splice.
Context
Found along the abandoned road bed of the Montpelier and Wells River Railroad near Wells River, Vermont. The rail segment is one of the earliest types of rail used in Vermont in the 1840s and 1850s.
Acquisition
1975.2
Made or Created
1840-1850
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Iron
Relationships
Related Place
Village
Wells River
Town
Newbury
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ration Book
Name/Title
Ration Book
Entry/Object ID
2003.15.1a-f
Description
Brown leather bifold folder or wallet with four ration books and a quarantine notice. The ration books are noted to be "War Ration Book Four". The issue information is written on the front page of each in pen. They were issued to Parker Perry, Margaret Perry, Judith Perry, and Anthony Perry. The quarantine notice is titled, "Modified Quarantine Notice", signed by a Health Officer (illegible), and dated Aug. 1948. It states that the quarantine was issued because of a report of measles in the family.
Context
Issued to the Perry family of Morrisville, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.15
Made or Created
1948
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Dimensions
Materials
Cardboard, Leather, Paper
Relationships
Perry, Parker (1903-1988)
Related Place
Village
Morrisville
Town
Morristown
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
World War II
Relic, Historic
Name/Title
Relic, Historic
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.74
Description
Reportedly a piece of the Arc de Triomphe that was blasted off when the Germans tried to destroy that monument during World War II. It is piece of concrete with a gray/white outer layer slightly different in composition from what is inside. An accompanying note (c) written on graphing paper says in French that the fragment was blown off on May 8, 1944. The chunk came in a blue box (b).
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Concrete
Ring
Name/Title
Ring
Entry/Object ID
1972.28.6a-b
Description
Jet mourning ring and an uncarved piece of jet.
Context
Owned by a member of the Maxham family of Middlesex, Vermont
Acquisition
1972.28
Made or Created
1860-1880
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Materials
Jet
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Middlesex
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Rock
Name/Title
Rock
Entry/Object ID
1932.1.1
Description
Smooth round rock collected as a petrified potato. The rock is accompanied by a paper note reading, "Not a petrified potato".
Acquisition
1932.1
Materials
Stone
Rock Fragment
Name/Title
Rock Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1977.51.3
Description
Wedge-shaped piece of rock glued to a rectangular piece of cardboard. The cardboard reads, "A piece of stone from the fortress at Fort St. Frederick"
Context
Originally used in construction of Fort Saint-Frédéric, a French fort on Lake Champlain built to defend against British colonization.
Acquisition
1977.51
Made or Created
1813
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
City
Crown Point
State/Province
New York
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
War of 1812
Rock Fragment
Name/Title
Rock Fragment
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.710
Description
An igneous grey rock with traces of mortar on it. A rectangular side is worn clean, indicating exposure.
Context
Taken from Fort Ticonderog by W. E. Carpenter in July of 1895.
Acquisition
2014.60
Made or Created
1755
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Related Place
City
Fort Ticonderoga
State/Province
New York
Country
United States of America
Continent
Sales Sample
Name/Title
Sales Sample
Entry/Object ID
1994.31a-d
Description
A salesman's model of a silo with its carrying case. The miniature silo is made of red stained wood with a wooden roof. The side of the model is painted with the label, "THE GREEN MOUNTAIN SILO". The inside of the model has a sticker with the inscription, "MANNING MANUFACTURING CO./MANUFACTURERS OF DAIRY & CREAMERY APPARATUS/RUTLAND, VERMONT". The roof comes off the model to show the inside and has a wedge-shaped opening secured with strap hinges. Each level up the side of the silo has a functioning, removable square door. The sample kit comes with two silo board samples. The leather carrying case is shaped to fit the model, with a tightly-fitted removable lid, and a carrying handle on the side.
Use
Used as an example by traveling salespeople in order to sell full-sized silos.
Context
Made in Rutland, VT by Manning Manufacturing Company.
Acquisition
1994.31
Made or Created
Manning Manufacturing Company
1900-1914
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Shadow Box
Name/Title
Shadow Box
Entry/Object ID
1941.25
Description
Shadow box frame containing several loose buttons. The buttons are pressed against the glass with cotton batting, almost holding them in place. Buttons are are clothing fasteners, but range from decorative buttons, to military buttons, to utilitarian buttons.
Context
Collected by Luella J. Ordway of Tunbridge, Vermont
Acquisition
1941.25
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Ordway, Luella Jane Osborn (1864-1957)
Related Place
Town
Tunbridge
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shell
Name/Title
Shell
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.44
Description
Twenty sea shells and two stones with the bag they were found in. A note on the bag reads, " the things which are in this (bag) come from "La Bretagne" in France." Printed in blue on the bag are the words, "Produit de Choix."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Shell, Stone
Sign
Name/Title
Sign
Entry/Object ID
2003.13
Description
Wooden sign with the gold-painted inscription, "WHITE-RIVER-BRIDGE, LOTTERY OFFICE." The sign consists of a half-circle above a rectangle. The whole is painted black and textured with sand. At the center of the sign is a painting of a cornucopia tilting downward to pour coins into an upturned top hat. The sign is framed with a narrow piece of wood.
Acquisition
2003.13
Made or Created
1826
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Hartford
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Sign
Interpretative Labels
The Barre, Vermont Board of Trade commissioned this sign around the turn of the 20th century to promote the city. The Board was the forerunner of the Chamber of Commerce in the area. In the 1980s, workers found this sign along with nine other identical ones in a barn, still packed in its original railroad shipping crate. We don't know why the signs were never uncrated and used.
Name/Title
Sign
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1245
Description
Square wooden sign made from 6 pine planks nailed to three vertical boards. The front of the sign is painted white with a black border and the words, "TO BARRE VERMONT THE GRANITE CENTER OF THE WORD GOOD HOTELS-GARAGES-STORES" with a right-pointing arrow. The back of the sign is painted black with the words, "Barre Board of Trade Barre, Vt." in white painted vertically.
Acquisition
2014.60
Made or Created
circa 1900
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal
Sign
Name/Title
Sign
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.1
Description
Metal sign that has a green leaf at the top and the words "DON'T / TRASH / VERMONT" in the bottom half in black.
Acquisition
2001.31
Made or Created
2001
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Event
Green Up Day
Sign
Interpretative Labels
Starting in 1921, Vermont schools could apply for a state "STANDARD" or "SUPERIOR" enameled plate to display. Under this system, meant originally to encourage improvements to rural schoolhouses, approval points were granted for building improvements such as painted walls, electrical lighting, and flush toilets. While the program phased out in the 1970s, signs such as these can still be found on current and former school buildings around Vermont.
Name/Title
Sign
Entry/Object ID
2011.17
Description
Green metal sign printed in white with the Vermont state seal at the center top and the inscription, "STANDARD SCHOOL / OFFICIALLY APPROVED BY VERMONT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION".
Context
Used to indicate whether a school building met certain standards, such as having electrical lighting
Acquisition
2011.17
Made or Created
1950-1969
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Enamel
Smoking Pipe
Name/Title
Smoking Pipe
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1293
Description
Smoking pipe made of soapstone. The pipe consists of an upright hollow tube with a slightly flaring mouth set into a nearly perpendicular hollow triangle that is open on one side. The whole is carved from a single piece of soapstone.
Context
Found in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.1
Made or Created
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Soapstone
Relationships
Related Place
Town
St. Johnsbury
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Snuffbox
Name/Title
Snuffbox
Entry/Object ID
1932.5.5
Description
Papier-mâché oval snuffbox with hinged top. The box is thickly lacquered in black with the letters "H R Tyl / K[illeg]sar[illeg]e" scratched into one side.
Context
Owned by a member of the Tyler family in Brattleboro, Vermont
Acquisition
1932.5
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Papier-mâché
Relationships
Tyler, Royall (1757-1826)
Snuffbox
Name/Title
Snuffbox
Entry/Object ID
1932.5.6
Description
Octagonal papier-mâché snuffbox. The box is thickly lacquered in black with a small brass shield inlaid at the center top. The letters "SHa" are scratched into the bottom.
Context
Said to have been owned by Daniel Shays of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, who led Shays' Rebellion.
Acquisition
1932.5
Made or Created
circa 1780
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Papier-mâché
Relationships
Shays, Daniel (1747-1825)
Souvenir
Name/Title
Souvenir
Entry/Object ID
2015.19.8a-c
Description
Rock collection in cardboard box. The collection consists of several small rock samples adhered to a piece of paper labeled, "ROCKS & MINERALS gathered in or near The Green Mountains of Vermont". The rocks are quartz, epidote, mica, spodumene, jasper, marble, copper ore, slate, granite, talc, asbestos, garnet, feldspar, serpentine, galena, and actinolite. Two of the rocks, mica and galena, are missing.
Context
Made by Ruth Partridge Roy as a school project.
Acquisition
2015.19
Made or Created
Artist
Roy, Ruth Partridge
1960
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Materials
Cardboard
Souvenir Card
Name/Title
Souvenir Card
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.212
Description
A bright yellow circle with the picture of a black boy shining shoes. A second piece of cardboard is attached on the back and moves, allowing different letters to appear through cutouts on the top edge of the circle and two different speech lines to appear in a speech bubble by the boy. One line says in French that the boy is called Amadou and the other line says he is at your service. One set of letters at the top spell "CITRAGE" and the others spell "AUFRA."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Materials
Paper, Cardboard
Spindle
Name/Title
Spindle
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.57
Description
Dark piece of turned wood with an ornate profile consisting primarily of beading and long cymas.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1935-circa 1945
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Streetcar Bell
Name/Title
Streetcar Bell
Entry/Object ID
1980.18.3
Description
Round metal streetcar bell. The bell is mounted on a central post to a square metal base that in turn was meant to be mounted on a vertical wall with bolt holes in each corner. There is a long pull chain with a wooden knob on the end attached to a lever at the top for ringing the bell.
Context
Used on the Waterbury/Stowe trolley
Acquisition
1980.18
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Dimensions
Materials
Iron
Relationships
,
Syrup Sampler
Name/Title
Syrup Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1994.35a-f
Description
Sampler of four glass bottles of maple syrup inside a plywood display case. The case is made of five pieces of plywood and fronted with glass. The top of the case has a drawer handle and the handwritten label, "Pawlet VT." An index card secured to the inside of the glass panel reads, "THIS SYRUP MADE FROM SAME SUPER BUSH SAME FAMILY, ONE ON RIGHT MADE IN [IRON] KETTLE". Inside the case are four bottles, held within a custom divider system created from repurposed styrofoam packing materials. Each bottle has a handwritten paper label giving the year the syrup was tapped (left to right: 1945, 1922, 1888, 1877). In front of the divider is a wooden tap spout.
Context
Made by the Moore family of Pawlet, Vermont.
Acquisition
1994.35
Made or Created
1877-1945
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Dimensions
Materials
Glass, Metal, Paper, Wood, Styrofoam
Tableware Set
Name/Title
Tableware Set
Entry/Object ID
1971.20.2a-u
Description
Handpainted wooden bowls, salad serving pieces and utensils. Each piece is painted with a different scene of woodland animals, primarily deer.
Context
Made by Manuel & Lucille Miller of Bethel, Vermont
Acquisition
1971.20
Made or Created
Miller, Lucille (1910-1977), Miller, Manuel
1946
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Materials
Wood
Taxidermy Mount
Interpretative Labels
Catamount (Puma concolor), 1881 Barnard, Vermont Gift of Col. John B. Mead, #1960.8 The cougar, mountain lion, puma, or catamount as it’s known in Vermont, was once considered such a threat to livestock that it was hunted to extinction. Today the catamount has become a beloved symbol of Vermont and lives on in art, literature, and popular culture. Alexander Crowell killed this catamount on Thanksgiving Day, 1881 in Barnard, Vermont. Responding to complaints of a predator eating sheep, a small group of hunters tracked this catamount all day through its tracks in the snow. Crowell first shot the animal in the leg with the shotgun (1968.15) and then used a borrowed rifle to shoot the catamount in the head. Newspaper reports called the catamount (or panther) the largest ever seen in the state. The “Monster Panther” was preserved and exhibited around the state. Since 1886, the catamount has been on display at the Vermont State House and at the Vermont Historical Society. Though prevalent in other parts of the continent, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declared the cougar extinct in most of the east. However, sightings of the elusive animal continue. Do you have a catamount story?
Name/Title
Taxidermy Mount
Entry/Object ID
1960.8
Description
Taxidermy mount of a North American cougar, also known as a catamount, mountain lion, or panther. The animal is mounted so as to appear to be walking.
Context
The animal was shot by Alexander Crowell on November 24, 1881 in Barnard, VT.
Acquisition
1960.8
Made or Created
1881
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Crowell, Alexander (1837-1913)
Related Place
Town
Barnard
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Ticket Box
Name/Title
Ticket Box
Entry/Object ID
1950.6
Description
Long, leather covered box. The box lid hinges from the back and secures with a front flap that locks in the center. The flap is labeled, "R. C. BUSH," on the left and "VT. C. R. R." on the right. The interior of the box has wooden dividers separating it into two rows with several small cubbies.
Use
Used to collect train tickets from passengers on the Vermont Central Railroad.
Context
Used by R. C. Bush, a train conductor for Vermont Central Railroad. Bush died when the engine on his train exploded around 1850.
Acquisition
1950.6
Made or Created
1840-1850
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Bush, R. C., Central Vermont Railway
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
2002.36.8
Description
Wooden token printed with purple ink. One side is printed with the the inscription, "WATERBURY, VT. June 30th thru July 6th" around the edge, and images of four buildings above a central banner and flooded building in water below the banner. The banner reads, "WATERBURY, VERMONT BICENTENNIAL". The other side of the token is printed with the inscription, "WOODEN NICKEL GOOD IN TRADE AT ANY COOPERATING BUSINESS OR REDEEMABLE AT FACE VALUE AT BICENTENNIAL HEADQUARTERS ON OR BEFORE JULY 3, 1963 FACE 5c VALUE".
Context
Produced for use at local shops to celebrate the bicentennial of the chartering of Waterbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
2002.36
Made or Created
1963
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Waterbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Waterbury Bicentennial
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
2002.36.9
Description
Wooden token printed with blue ink. One side is printed with the the inscription, "WATERBURY, VT. June 30th thru July 6th" around the edge, and images of four buildings above a central banner and flooded building in water below the banner. The banner reads, "WATERBURY, VERMONT BICENTENNIAL". The other side of the token is printed with the inscription, "WOODEN NICKEL GOOD IN TRADE AT ANY COOPERATING BUSINESS OR REDEEMABLE AT FACE VALUE AT BICENTENNIAL HEADQUARTERS ON OR BEFORE JULY 3, 1963 FACE 5c VALUE".
Context
Produced for use at local shops to celebrate the bicentennial of the chartering of Waterbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
2002.36
Made or Created
1963
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Waterbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Waterbury Bicentennial
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
2002.36.10
Description
Wooden token printed with black ink. One side is printed with the the inscription, "WATERBURY, VT. June 30th thru July 6th" around the edge, and images of four buildings above a central banner and flooded building in water below the banner. The banner reads, "WATERBURY, VERMONT BICENTENNIAL". The other side of the token is printed with the inscription, "WOODEN NICKEL GOOD IN TRADE AT ANY COOPERATING BUSINESS OR REDEEMABLE AT FACE VALUE AT BICENTENNIAL HEADQUARTERS ON OR BEFORE JULY 3, 1963 FACE 5c VALUE".
Context
Produced for use at local shops to celebrate the bicentennial of the chartering of Waterbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
2002.36
Made or Created
1963
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Town
Waterbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
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United States of America
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Waterbury Bicentennial
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
2002.36.11
Description
Wooden token printed with red ink. One side is printed with the the inscription, "WATERBURY, VT. June 30th thru July 6th" around the edge, and images of four buildings above a central banner and flooded building in water below the banner. The banner reads, "WATERBURY, VERMONT BICENTENNIAL". The other side of the token is printed with the inscription, "WOODEN NICKEL GOOD IN TRADE AT ANY COOPERATING BUSINESS OR REDEEMABLE AT FACE VALUE AT BICENTENNIAL HEADQUARTERS ON OR BEFORE JULY 3, 1963 FACE 5c VALUE".
Context
Produced for use at local shops to celebrate the bicentennial of the chartering of Waterbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
2002.36
Made or Created
1963
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Town
Waterbury
County
Washington County
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Vermont
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United States of America
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Related Event
Waterbury Bicentennial
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
2002.36.12
Description
Wooden token printed with green ink. One side is printed with the the inscription, "WATERBURY, VT. June 30th thru July 6th" around the edge, and images of four buildings above a central banner and flooded building in water below the banner. The banner reads, "WATERBURY, VERMONT BICENTENNIAL". The other side of the token is printed with the inscription, "WOODEN NICKEL GOOD IN TRADE AT ANY COOPERATING BUSINESS OR REDEEMABLE AT FACE VALUE AT BICENTENNIAL HEADQUARTERS ON OR BEFORE JULY 3, 1963 FACE 5c VALUE".
Context
Produced for use at local shops to celebrate the bicentennial of the chartering of Waterbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
2002.36
Made or Created
1963
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Wood
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Town
Waterbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
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United States of America
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Related Event
Waterbury Bicentennial
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
2010.41.10
Description
Round wooden disk ("wooden nickel") printed on one side with the inscription, "VERMONT BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Rockingham, Vt. July 15-17, 1877". The other side is printed with an outline of the map of Vermont beneath a flying flag on a pole that reads "LIBERTY" beneath a crescent moon. The inscription "VERMONT STATE BICENTENNIAL VERMONT" is around the edge.
Context
Made for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the American Revolutionary War
Acquisition
2010.41
Made or Created
1977
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Wood
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Town
Rockingham
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1984.3.1
Description
Round wooden token. One side is printed with an image of a church steeple and the inscription, "MANCHESTER, VERMONT - BICENTENNIAL / 1761 FOUR SEASON RESORT 1961". The other side is printed with the inscription, "WOODEN NICKEL / GOOD IN TRADE AT ANY COOPERATIVE BUSINESS OR REDEEMABLE AT FACE VALUE AT BICENTENNIAL HDQTR'S ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 11, 1961 / FACE 5c VALUE".
Context
Produced for the 200th anniversary celebration of Manchester, Vermont
Acquisition
1984.3
Made or Created
1961
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Wood
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Town
Manchester
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Trade Catalog
Name/Title
Trade Catalog
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.209
Description
This is a four-page catalog if gifts from Aux Trois Quartiers in Paris. It features canes, hat pines, pens, manicure sets, butter and cheese knives, tea set, umbrellas, purses and inside is a page of toys such as a farm set, a doll, a trains, tops and paints.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Paper
Trade Catalog
Name/Title
Trade Catalog
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.210
Description
A 32-page catalog of gifts from Aux Trois Quartiers in Paris. The front page features toys for ChristmasInside there are books, chess sets, china and glass items, silver, purses, clocks, fans, desk accessories, picture frames, lamp shades, umbrellas, furniture, lace, tablecloths, furs, gloves, and handkerchiefs.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Paper
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Merci Train
Trade Sign
Interpretative Labels
Wendell G. Lane is listed in the Barre City Directories during the 1940s and 1950s with this telephone number. His contracting business was then located at 57 Spaulding Street. Earlier in his life he worked as a draftsman for his father, Adolph B. Lane. As a draftsman he probably had the skill to paint this wooden sign for his own business.
Name/Title
Trade Sign
Entry/Object ID
2007.68
Description
Rectangular wooden sign painted with the inscription, "W. G. LANE CONTRACTOR BARRE VT. TEL. 1776-W". The words are painted blue on a white ground and there is a blue border on all four sides.
Acquisition
2007.68
Made or Created
1945-1960
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Wood
Trade Sign
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Mechanical engineer Richard W. Cary formed his engineering & machine company in 1959, focusing on machine design for the granite industry. He was also a consulting engineer specializing in polishing machines, wire saws, conveyors and accessories, cranes and crane modernization, wire saw sheaves, sheave rims, and liners.
Name/Title
Trade Sign
Entry/Object ID
2006.75
Description
Square, orange metal sign painted in black with the words, "CARY ENGINEERING & MACHINE CO. Barre, Vermont, U.S.A."
Context
Cary Engineering & Machine company was founded in 1959 in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2006.75
Made or Created
1958-1995
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Metal
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Cary Engineering and Machine Company
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City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Trade Sign
Name/Title
Trade Sign
Entry/Object ID
2012.59
Description
Semicircular metal and wooden sign painted in gold with the inscription, "Dr. LYMAN ALLEN HOURS 130 to 3 P.M." The front of the sign has a attached grains of sand, giving it a round texture. The back is hollow, using what appear to be scrap pieces of molding to hold the sign away from the wall.
Context
Used on the office of Dr. Lyman Allen on Main Street in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2012.59
Made or Created
1900-1920
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Wood, Metal
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Allen, Lyman (1872-1961)
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City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Trade Sign
Interpretative Labels
The painted-wood sign for the Blacksmith Shop of Sylvanus Aldrich uses symbols, such as a horseshoe and anvil, to indicate the services provided. Such symbolism was common in eighteenth and nineteenth century signs to overcome language and literacy barriers. Aldrich ran a successful business in Barre, VT, from 1800 until his death in 1850. His shop featured the first trip-hammer, a mechanical iron-working hammer, in Vermont. Aldrich's family became distinguished citizens with the Aldrich Library named after son Leonard.
Name/Title
Trade Sign
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1235
Description
Rectangular wooden trade sign. The front of the sign is painted white with black images of a long-haired horse, an axe head, a hatchet head, and a horseshoe. The inscription, "S. ALDRICH." is painted across the bottom. There are remnants of three leather straps along the top of the sign. The reverse is marked in pencil, "Blacksmith sign of Sylvenus Aldrich (Farth) Leonard F. Aldrich / from OJ Dodge".
Context
Used to the mark the blacksmith shop of Sylvanus Aldrich in Barre, Vermont, from 1830 to 1850.
Acquisition
2014.60
Made or Created
1830-1840
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Wood, Leather
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Aldrich, Sylvanus (1779-1850)
Trade Sign
Interpretative Labels
Name/Title
Trade Sign
Entry/Object ID
2010.60
Description
Large, rectangular wooden trade sign. The sign is painted black with gold lettering saying "S. F. DUTTON'S OFFICE".
Context
Used outside the office of Judge Salmon F. Dutton of Cavendish, Vermont
Acquisition
2010.60
Made or Created
1850-1860
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Wood
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S. F. Dutton, Dutton, Salmon Fletcher (1803-1857)
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Town
Cavendish
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Traffic Sign
Interpretative Labels
This sign is similar in age to the other toll road sign in this exhibit dating from the early 1800s. It was used at Toll Gate No. 4 in Stockbridge on the road between Middlebury and Woodstock. It may have hung on the old Cobb Bridge in Stockbridge which was near the donor's home.
Name/Title
Traffic Sign
Entry/Object ID
1936.3
Description
White-painted wooden sign. The sign is stenciled with gate toll rates based on vehicle type, including types of carriages and carts pulled by various animals.
Context
Said to have been used on the road through Stockbridge, Vermont, possibly at the Old Cobb Bridge.
Acquisition
1936.3
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Wood, Paint
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Town
Stockbridge
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
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United States of America
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Trash Bag
Name/Title
Trash Bag
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.2
Description
Large, brown paper bag with a square bottom. The bag is printed in green ink with the Green Up logo as well as the logos for Vermont Federal Bank and C. V. Landfill. There is a dotted line printed across the bag near the top that reads, "DO NOT FILL ABOVE THIS LINE / TO CLOSE PLASE ROLL DOWN TOP OF BAG AND CRIMP SECURELY".
Context
Distributed in Mansfield, Vermont, for use during Green Up Day
Acquisition
2001.31
Made or Created
Set Point Paper Co.
circa 1980-circa 1990
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Paper
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Vermont Green Up, Inc.
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State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
Green Up Day
Trash Bag
Name/Title
Trash Bag
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.3
Description
Large, brown paper bag with a square bottom. The bag is printed in green ink with an image of New England surrounded by three arrows with the words, "ECOLOGICAL RECYCLABLE BIODGRADABLE" on them. Below the image is the inscription, "Emerging Solutions to the Disposal Crisis / New England Resource Recover Conference Organized By: The New Hampshire Resource Recovery Association".
Acquisition
2001.31
Made or Created
circa 1980-circa 1990
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Paper
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Vermont Green Up, Inc.
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State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
Green Up Day
Trash Bag
Name/Title
Trash Bag
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.4
Description
Large, brown paper trash bag. The bag is printed in green ink with a dashed line near the top and the inscription, "DO NOT FILL ABOVE THIS LINE / FOR EASY CLOSING-ROLL DOWN TOP OF BAG AND CRIMP SECURELY". Near the bottom are the words, "THIS BAG IS MADE OF RECYCLABLE AND BIODEGRADABLE KRAFT PAPER" and the logo for Ecolo-bag.
Context
Made for Green Up Day
Acquisition
2001.31
Made or Created
circa 1980-circa 1990
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Paper
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Vermont Green Up, Inc.
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State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
Green Up Day
Trash Bag
Name/Title
Trash Bag
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.5
Description
Large, green plastic bag printed in black with the Green Up logo and the logo of 7 sponsors. The Green Up logo is flanked by the words "30 YRS". The sponsors include Chittenden Bank, Vermont Yankee, Pepsi, National Life, Casella Waste Systems, Inc., McDonald's, and Maplefields.
Context
Produced for Green Up Day, 2000.
Acquisition
2001.31
Made or Created
2000-2001
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Plastic
Relationships
Vermont Green Up, Inc.
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State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
Green Up Day
Trash Bag
Name/Title
Trash Bag
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.6
Description
Large, green plastic bag printed in black with the Green Up logo and the logo of 7 sponsors. The Green Up logo is flanked by the words "30 YRS". The sponsors include Chittenden Bank, Vermont Yankee, Pepsi, National Life, Casella Waste Systems, Inc., McDonald's, and Maplefields.
Context
Produced for Green Up Day, 2000
Acquisition
2001.31
Made or Created
2000-2001
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Plastic
Relationships
Vermont Green Up, Inc.
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State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
Green Up Day
Trash Bag
Name/Title
Trash Bag
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.7
Description
Large, green plastic bag printed in black with the Green Up logo and the logo of 7 sponsors. The Green Up logo is flanked by the words "30 YRS". The sponsors include Chittenden Bank, Vermont Yankee, Pepsi, National Life, Casella Waste Systems, Inc., McDonald's, and Maplefields.
Context
Produced for Green Up Day, 2000
Acquisition
2001.31
Made or Created
2000-2001
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Plastic
Relationships
Vermont Green Up, Inc.
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State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
Green Up Day
Trash Bag
Name/Title
Trash Bag
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.8
Description
Large, green plastic bag printed in black with the Green Up logo and the logo of 4 sponsors. The sponsors include WSI Wasted Systems International, Inc., Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation, Pepsi, and Casella Waste Management.
Context
Produced for Green Up Day
Acquisition
2001.31
Made or Created
1995-2000
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Plastic
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Vermont Green Up, Inc.
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State/Province
Vermont
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United States of America
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Related Event
Green Up Day
Trash Bag
Name/Title
Trash Bag
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.9
Description
Large, green plastic bag printed in black with the Green Up logo and the logo of McDonald's (a sponsor).
Context
Produced for Green Up Day
Acquisition
2001.31
Made or Created
1995-2001
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Plastic
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Vermont Green Up, Inc.
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State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
Green Up Day
Trash Bag
Name/Title
Trash Bag
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.10
Description
Small, white plastic back printed in green with an illustration of a cow and the inscription, "GREEN UP VERMONT / 30 Yrs" above the logos of several sponsors. Sponsors include Chittenden Bank, Vermont Yankee, Pepsi, Casella Waste Systems, Inc., National Life, McDonalds, and Maplefields.
Context
Produced for Green Up Day, 2000.
Acquisition
2001.31
Made or Created
1970-1999
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Plastic
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Vermont Green Up, Inc.
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State/Province
Vermont
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United States of America
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Related Event
Green Up Day
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
2008.38.15
Description
Round wood tray burned around the edge with the inscription, "JOE + LAURA ALGER / AUG. 17, 1916 / GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY / AUG 17, 1966". There are handwritten names covering the middle of the tray. The back is burned, "Friendship Tray" and inked, "ABCDE&F".
Context
Presented to Joseph and Laura Alger of Fairlee, Vermont, to commemorate their 50th wedding anniversary
Acquisition
2008.38
Made or Created
1966
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Wood
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Related Place
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Treenails
Name/Title
Treenails
Entry/Object ID
1975.9a-b
Description
Pair of wooden pins. Each pin tapers to a point on one side and is square on the other side.
Context
From the old grist mill in Wheelock, Vermont, originally built in 1793. These were removed when the mill was torn down in September, 1941.
Acquisition
1975.9
Made or Created
1793
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Wood
Trophy
Name/Title
Trophy
Entry/Object ID
2014.51.10
Description
Rectangular clear acrylic panel set into a wooden base. The panel is etched and gilded with the words, "Outstanding Corporate Member 1998 / Central Vermont Public Service Corporation / Northeast Public Power Association". Beneath the words, a small medallion is embedding into the acrylic that is molded with a logo consisting of the letters N and E and an arrow pointing upwards to the right.
Context
Awarded to Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, once the largest electricity supplier in Vermont.
Acquisition
2014.51
Made or Created
1998
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Wood, Plexiglass, Acrylic
Relationships
Central Vermont Public Service Corporation
Related Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Trunk
Name/Title
Trunk
Entry/Object ID
1932.5.1
Description
Rounded leather trunk. The edges of the lid and each side are studded with round brass studs.
Context
Owned by Royall Tyler in Brattleboro, Vermont. Tyler was Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court from 1807 until 1812.
Acquisition
1932.5
Made or Created
1795-1810
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Tyler, Royall (1757-1826)
Typewriter Ribbon
Name/Title
Typewriter Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.34a-b
Description
Unused typewriter ribbon and box. The ribbon is on a black plastic spool and wrapped in a thin, cellophane case (torn). The whole is stored in a blue-and-white cardboard box labeled with manufacturing information.
Context
Likely used in a train station in Vermont
Acquisition
2021.5
Made or Created
Western Union
1958
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Materials
Plastic, Cardboard, Ink
Vase
Interpretative Labels
In 1949, the French people shipped 49 boxcars filled with tokens of gratitude for the trainloads of food, clothing, and medicine that the United States had sent in 1947 to assist France's recovery following World War II. The "Merci Train," a response to the "American Friendship Train," arrived in February. There was an antique boxcar full of gifts and messages for each of the 48 states, plus one for Hawaii and the District of Columbia to share. Vermont's boxcar arrived in the state aboard a flatbed car on February 9. It made short stops in Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, and White River Junction on its way to Montpelier. The official welcoming ceremony took place on February 10, and included Governor Ernest W. Gibson Jr. and Count Max de Montalembert, the French vice-consul in Boston. Bermont's boxcar contained hundreds of items--dolls, toys, paintings, crafts, pencil boxes, embroidered collars, wooden puppets, ornamental fans, paintings, vases, trinkets, books, cards, and letters. Some of the artwork was given to the Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont in Burlington, some French books to Middlebury College, and individual items were sent via legislators to towns and libraries throughout the state. The remainder--nearly 200 items--has been in the custody of and stored at the Vermont Historical Society. Pieces from the collection have been displayed twice since they arrived in that boxcar 70 years ago--in the 1950s and in 1988.
Name/Title
Vase
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.73
Description
Paper mache vase painted blue-gray, silver and gold. The vase has a short body that flares outward in a saucer shape and has a long neck. A card inside the vase says it was made by students at the College Moderne et Technique.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Made or Created
College Moderne et Technique de Montceau-les-Mines
20th Century
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Overall
Materials
Papier-mâché
Relationships
Merci Train
Related Event
World War II
Vase
Name/Title
Vase
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.134
Description
Box vase or container, perhaps of papier mache, gray/blue background with silver and gold dots. The bottom says it was made by a 12-year-old at the College Moderne et Technique De Montceau Les Mines.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Cardboard
Vase
Name/Title
Vase
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.167
Description
Box-shaped papier mache vase made by children at the College Moderne et Technique in Montceau Les Mines. Vase has a greenish, gray background, nubbly surface and is speckled with gold and silver paint.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Materials
Papier-mâché
Water Supply Pipe
Name/Title
Water Supply Pipe
Entry/Object ID
1945.5
Description
Soapstone water pipe and lead joint for use in connecting pipes. The pipe is square on the outside with a hollow, round tube drilled through the center.
Context
Quarried and manufactured in Grafton, likely by Butterfield and Smith. This was part of the watermain in the village of Cambridgeport, VT.
Acquisition
1945.5
Made or Created
Butterfield and Smith
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Overall
Materials
Soapstone, Lead
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Related Place
Village
Cambridgeport
Town
Grafton
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Wood Fragment
Name/Title
Wood Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1904.1a-b
Description
Wood fragment. The piece is smooth on one side and round around the rest.
Context
Taken from the prison ship, HMS Jersey, which held prisoners of war during the American Revolutionary War. More than 1,000 men were imprisoned aboard the Jersey at a time, with as many as twelve dying per day.
Acquisition
1904.1
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Wood, Paper
Wood Fragment
Name/Title
Wood Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1921.5
Description
Wood fragment from a flat board. The wide side of the piece is shaped like a 1. One narrow side is pasted with a paper label that reads, "[illeg] of one of the last rails that Abraham Lincoln split before he commenced to practice law." [edited for spelling]
Context
Purchased at an 1864 fair in Chicago to raise funds for Civil War hospitals, the piece was reportedly taken from a fence of a house Lincoln built in Illinois, ca. 1830.
Acquisition
1921.5
Made or Created
1828-1830
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Overall
Materials
Wood, Paper
Relationships
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)
Related Place
City
Chicago
State/Province
Illinois
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Civil War
Wood Fragment
Name/Title
Wood Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1940.1
Description
Piece of wood sawn flat on two sides. The other sides have rough edges. There is a round dark spot at the lower left on one side.
Context
Taken from the Steamer Vermont, which operated between Whitehall, New York, and St. Johns, Canada, from 1809 to 1815. It was the second commercially operated steamboat in the work. In 1815, it sunk in the Richelieu River, and was partially raised in 1934 through the efforts of Daniel Loomis. This piece was likely recovered during the raising.
Acquisition
1940.1
Made or Created
1809
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Wood
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,
Writing Slate
Name/Title
Writing Slate
Entry/Object ID
1976.10.5
Description
Writing slate framed in green-painted wood. Incised in slate at top of one side are the words, "Mary H. Green, Windsor, Vt. August 1846 - 1852".
Context
Used by Mary Harriet Green of Windsor, Vermont at Meriden Academy. Though Mary died at the age of 30, she made a name for herself locally by publishing several poems in the newspaper.
Acquisition
1976.10
Made or Created
1846
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Overall
Materials
Slate, Wood
Relationships
Tucker, Mary Harriet Green (1838-1869)
Related Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Yard Sign
Name/Title
Yard Sign
Entry/Object ID
2021.18.4
Description
Corrugated plastic yard sign with the inscription, "Burlington High School Class of 2020 Seniors Stronger Together #Seahorse Pride" on both sides.
Context
Produced to celebrate Burlington High School's graduating class of 2020, who finished school remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Acquisition
2021.18
Made or Created
May 2020
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Materials
Plastic
Relationships
Burlington High School
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Covid-19 Pandemic
Yard Sign
Name/Title
Yard Sign
Entry/Object ID
2021.18.5
Description
Corrugated plastic yard sign. One side is printed with the inscription, "THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT CATS WEAR MASKS "Because we care about others."" with six images of people wearing nonmedical face masks. The other side is printed with the inscription, "THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT RALLY TOGETHER Thanks for keeping our community healthy." with a small image of the UVM mascot holding a team flag.
Context
Produced to encourage community members to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Acquisition
2021.18
Made or Created
2021
Materials
Plastic
Relationships
University of Vermont
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Covid-19 Pandemic
Yard Sign
Name/Title
Yard Sign
Entry/Object ID
2021.15.1
Description
Corrugated plastic yard sign printed on both sides with the words, "VERMONT LOVES OUR ESSENTIAL WORKERS" and four red and blue hearts. There are metal wires inserted through the corrugation to be inserted into soft ground.
Context
Produced by CW Print & Designs in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2021.15
Made or Created
CW Print & Designs
2020
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Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Related Event
Covid-19 Pandemic

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