Objects - Art

The fine art included in our collection ranges from classical portraiture to advertisements and shows how Vermonters both saw themselves and wanted others to see them. This collection includes paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and folk art.

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A Hopeless Undertaking
Name/Title
A Hopeless Undertaking
Entry/Object ID
1991.52.1
Description
Engraving printed on an interior page of "Harper's Weekly". The illustration shows a man in a diving suit underwater. He is attached to a sailboat filled with men by a long line, and he is grasping a rope attached to a shipwreck. The sail of the boat is labeled "VERMONT" over a maple leaf, and a man on the prow is blowing into a horn labeled "LOST CAUSE". The shipwreck is labeled, "DEMOCRACY. SUNK 1869". The weighted shoes of the diving suit are labeled, "TOO SOLID / SOUTH". There is a steam-assisted sailing ship at the right with a flag labeled, "THE REPUBLICAN SHIP", and there is a man floating in the water between the two vessels. Beneath the image is the caption, "HANCOCK (who has been sent down to see what can be done to raise an ancient wreck). "If I only had this old hulk above water, and on the White House dry-dock, she might be made ready for action again."" The back of the page is printed with four columns of political news stories.
Acquisition
1991.52
Made/Created
Artist
Rogers, William Allen (1854-1931)
1880
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Dimensions
Overall
A Little River
Name/Title
A Little River
Entry/Object ID
1998.10.1
Description
Hand-colored photographic print showing a river bed with a road beside it. The photograph shows evidence of editing where telephone poles and wires have been removed. The print is cut close and top mounted onto an embossed mat. It is labeled in pencil "A Little River / Wallace Nutting" beneath the print.
Acquisition
1998.10
Made/Created
Artist
Nutting, Wallace (1861-1941)
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Dimensions
A Scene Near Woodstock
Name/Title
A Scene Near Woodstock
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.345
Description
Oil painting on board showing a green field. There are trees on the right, and hills and mountains in the background. There is a sketch of a woman on the back of the board.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Acquisition
1957.1
Made/Created
Artist
Marble, John Nelson (1855-1918)
1890-1910
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Dimensions
A Storm Coming
Name/Title
A Storm Coming
Entry/Object ID
2021.30.2
Description
Watercolor painting showing a town in a valley. The town (Waterbury, Vermont) is situated to the left of a straight railroad track running from the lower left corner of the painting to the center horizon. The buildings are carefully drafted, with pencil marks visible through the paint. Green hills rise up behind and to either side of the town, with blue mountains in the far distance. Grey clouds darken the sky at the upper right. The painting is in a gilded frame, and the backboard is cut away in sections on the reverse to reveal the handwritten title.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Context
Painted by Rachael Robinson in Waterbury, Vermont
Acquisition
2021.30
Made/Created
Artist
Elmer, Rachel Robinson (1878-1919)
1893
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Web Links and URLs
A Vt. Kitchen Tunket
Interpretative Labels
Kitchen Tunket, 1935-1945 Napolean DeGuise (1894-1950) Waterbury, Vermont Pine Gift of Cornelia Tarbell, #1991.46.4 “Tunket” is a regional term meaning party or informal get-together. This folk-art carving by Napoleon DeGuise depicts the joy that can be found around a warm stove with company, music and dancing. In the Canadian Maritimes, this type of event is still referred to as a “Kitchen Party.” Napoleon DeGuise was born in Burlington in 1894 and began whittling in 1932, "to save the old ways...for the younger generation." A barber by trade, DeGuise whittled during his free time between customers in his Waterbury shop. He used local pine and carved with a small knife and his barber clippers. Though he gave many pieces away, his work traveled to craft shows around the country and was featured in The Saturday Evening Post in 1944 and Handicrafts of New England by Allen Eaton in 1949.
Name/Title
A Vt. Kitchen Tunket
Entry/Object ID
1991.46.4
Description
Wooden diorama scene showing several people dancing in a kitchen. The room, or box, is carved with the label, "A VT. KITCHEN TUNKET". The walls of the diorama are carved to represent a simple interior, with bead board or planking on the lower half of the walls, and a four-paneled door at the center back. From right to left, the scene includes a seated woman, a dog and puppies, a shelf of accessories, a stove, a fiddler atop a table, a step caller, four dancing couples, a clock on a shelf, two standing men, lanterns on a shelf, and two seated women.
Artwork Details
Wood
Context
Made by Napoleon DeGuise in Waterbury, VT.
Acquisition
1991.46
Made/Created
DeGuise, Napoleon F. (1894-1950)
1945-1950
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Relationships
Person or Organization
DeGuise, Napoleon F. (1894-1950)
A Winter's Day in Montpelier, Vt.
Name/Title
A Winter's Day in Montpelier, Vt.
Entry/Object ID
1954.22.14
Description
Landscape print showing a snowy city scene. there is a line of trees down the center of the composition, leading away from the viewer. The boundaries of the scene are lined with large, Victorian residential buildings. To the left of the trees are two figures in a sleigh being pulled by a donkey. A lone, dark figure is walking away from the viewer to the right of the trees. The lower left corner has the inscription, "A Winter's Day in Montpelier, Vt.", and the lower right is signed, "J.F. Gilman '86".

The back is completely filled with a handwritten note that reads, "This was done in 1889 - shows old granite posts & chains and iron fence in front of State House - Old DeBoer (maybe Reed) House before it was split and moved for construction of National Life - The Reed (Goerge) house back of that where Maurice Dewey lived (8 Bailey Ave) was moved in 2 sections onto a newly constructed basement and land filled by dirt from excavation for the new building - It took 3 weeks to move the sections on rollers to new location - A robin over front bed room blinds raised her young in transit and kept her nest in new location. This also shows at left the square rooming and boarding house, The Riverside, which was made out of the modern structure first built for the Episcopalian (Christ) Church and used for services till the new granite Church (opposite Court house) was put into use - Note "pung" deep in snow and man plodding along the would-be walk - no ploughs then - only snow rollers -"
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1954.22
Made/Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
1886
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Dimensions
Overall (print)
A. B. W. Tenney
Name/Title
A. B. W. Tenney
Entry/Object ID
2006.68.1
Description
This artwork is an oil painting on canvas depicting a portrait of a middle-aged white man with dark hair. He is shown wearing a suit consisting of a black jacket, black vest, black bowtie, and a white shirt. The background of the painting is brown in color. The painting is housed in a gilded frame.
Artwork Details
Oil
Tenney, Abner Bailey White Tenney (1795-1873)
Acquisition
2006.68
Made/Created
Artist
Tenney, Ulysses Dow
1870-1873
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Dimensions
Framed
Relationships
Place
Town
Newbury
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Aaron Goddard
Name/Title
Aaron Goddard
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1571
Description
Tinted photograph of an elderly man wearing a black suit. He has chin-length white hair with a short fringe. He is wearing a large bow tie. The portrait is within a large, gilded oval frame. The back of the painting is labeled, "Aaron Goddard of Reading, Vermont taken in 1846" and "Give to Vt Historical Society, Montpelier, Vt.", in pencil.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Goddard, Aaron (1795-1855)
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Rawson, Albert Leighton
1869
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Relationships
Place
Town
Reading
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Abdiel Kent
Name/Title
Abdiel Kent
Entry/Object ID
1992.86.1
Description
This portrait depicts a middle-aged or older white man with brown hair, dressed in a gray suit and a white shirt with a stand-up collar. He is also wearing a black bow tie. The background of the portrait is painted light blue.
Artwork Details
Oil
Kent, Abdiel (1850-1887)
Acquisition
1992.86
Made/Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Village
Kent's Corner
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Abigail Scott Bullard and Child
Name/Title
Abigail Scott Bullard and Child
Entry/Object ID
2014.37.5
Description
Portrait of a woman holding a young child. The woman is wearing a black dress that fades into the dark background. Over the dress she is wearing a sheer pelerine with a ruffled collar. A wide, white collar can be seen through the pelerine. She is also wearing a lacy, ruffled cap decorated with green ribbon held in bows at the top and tied beneath her chine. She is holding a young child, likely her son Henry, who has short, light-colored hair and is wearing a white dress.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Bullard, Abigail Scott (1779-1859), Bullard, Henry (1811-1852)
Acquisition
2014.37
Made/Created
circa 1820
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Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Bullard, Nelson (1804-1882)
Abraham Lincoln
Interpretative Labels
Abraham Lincoln, c. 1865 Unknown Artist Vermont Oil on canvas Gift of Robert and Dona Bradish, #2019.9 After Abraham Lincoln's death, images of the president became very popular in households and public buildings. This portrait, a copy of the famous Matthew Brady Gettysburg photograph, was commissioned by a family in Bellows Falls, Vermont.
Name/Title
Abraham Lincoln
Entry/Object ID
2019.9.1
Description
Portrait showing a man wearing a black, three-piece suit, a white shirt with a fall-collar, and a black tie or cravat. He has dark hair and a short beard following his jawline.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)
Acquisition
2019.9
Made/Created
circa 1865
19th Century
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Admiral George Dewey
Name/Title
Admiral George Dewey
Entry/Object ID
1969.28.30
Description
White marble portrait bust of Admiral George Dewey. He is shown with center-parted hair and a large mustache. He is wearing a double-breasted coat with a point fall collar. It sits on a round, fluted base. Each flute is painted gold.
Artwork Details
Marble
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Acquisition
1969.28
Made/Created
1899
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Spanish-American War
Admiral George Dewey
Name/Title
Admiral George Dewey
Entry/Object ID
1940.22.1
Description
This portrait is oval in shape and depicts an older man who is dressed in a uniform. He is wearing a white jacket with shoulder straps and stars, as well as a white hat with a black visor. The visor of the hat features a gold filigree design. The man has white hair and a white mustache. The portrait is signed with the words "For Mrs. George Fabyan with the best wishes of George Dewey". There is an additional autograph ("George Dewey") at the bottom center, below the portrait.
Photograph Details
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Acquisition
1940.22
Made/Created
Harper & Brothers
1899
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Dimensions
Admiral George Dewey
Name/Title
Admiral George Dewey
Entry/Object ID
1969.28.32
Description
Small, white bust of Admiral Dewey. The bust sits on a round, ogee pedestal. Dewey wears a double-breasted coat with a fall collar and epaulets, each with two anchors, and is shown facing slightly upwards. He has a handlebar mustache, his wavy hair is parted down the center. Mold seams are visible at the center back to the proper left of the buttons on the front.
Artwork Details
Marble
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Acquisition
1969.28
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Spanish-American War
Admiral George Dewey
Name/Title
Admiral George Dewey
Entry/Object ID
1969.28.23
Description
Silver-painted portrait bust of Admiral George Dewey. He has a large mustache, and his hair is parted in the center. He is wearing a double-breasted military coat with rectangular epaulets. The round base is molded with a flying eagle and architectural decorative elements.
Artwork Details
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Acquisition
1969.28
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Spanish-American War
Alexander Thuren
Name/Title
Alexander Thuren
Entry/Object ID
2002.31.1
Description
The artwork depicts a crayon enlargement placed within an oval frame. The subject of the artwork is a white man with thin hair, dressed in a black suit complemented by a bow tie. There is slight tinting on the cheeks and lips in a subtle shade of pink, while the rest of the image remains in grayscale.
Photograph Details
Crayon Enlargement
Thuren, Alexander Johnson (1873-1932)
Context
Alexander Thuren worked in the granite industry in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2002.31
Made/Created
1900-1910
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Alfred Randall
Name/Title
Alfred Randall
Entry/Object ID
1985.7.4
Description
Full length profile portrait of a young man in pen and ink with watercolor highlights. The man faces left and has his left hand on his hip. He holds a tall beaver hat in his right hand. He is dressed in black pants, a black cutaway jacket, a cream colored vest, a white shirt with stand-up collar, and and a white cravat. Pinned to the cravat is a gold chain with a brooch. A blue and red watch fob with metal ornament drapes from his right front hip area. The man's hair is cut short, swept forward in front of the ears and forward, and into a wave at the forehead. There is stylized grass and rocks in foreground, and written in ink on left side of portrait is the inscription, "Alfred Randall/ Portland/ County of Cumberland/ State of Maine" Written in ink on right side of portraid is, "A Compliment to his/ afectionate Mother/ Resident Derby V.T."
Artwork Details
Watercolor, Ink
Randall, Alfred (1803-1879)
Context
Alfred Randall was from Greensboro, Vermont
Acquisition
1985.7
Made/Created
circa 1830
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Dimensions
Alley In The Pleasure Gardens
Name/Title
Alley In The Pleasure Gardens
Entry/Object ID
1959.66.11
Description
The sketch portrays a landscape scene with various elements. On the left side, there is a tree positioned next to a pathway. On both sides of the pathway, there are neatly cut and trimmed box hedges. Moving towards the right side of the sketch, there are small trees and shrubs situated next to the hedge. In the background, there are additional trees, shrubs, and what appears to be a weeping willow tree towards the left.
Artwork Details
Pencil
Acquisition
1959.66
Made/Created
Artist
Hopkins, John Henry, Jr. (1820-1891)
1843
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Along The Winooski
Name/Title
Along The Winooski
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1606
Description
Landscape engraving showing a flat, wide river. The river is flowing through a wide valley, and there are rolling hills framing the horizon.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Cheffetz, Asa (1896-1965)
1948
Lexicon
Dimensions
Amelia Heilman Wait
Name/Title
Amelia Heilman Wait
Entry/Object ID
1953.63.2
Description
Miniature portrait of a woman. The woman has frizzy, curled hair worn high on her head, with a short fringe in the front and a plaid headband. She is facing toward the right but looking to the left of the viewer. She is wearing a white garment with a low, scooped neckline trimmed with white sheer fabric. She is shown in front of a blue sky with white clouds. The painting in held within a double frame: the inner frame is an oval, and the outer frame is a rectangle.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Ivory, Watercolor
Wait, Amelia Heileman (1781-1847)
Acquisition
1953.63
Made/Created
1800
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
Town
Waitsfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ammi B. Young
Interpretative Labels
Ammi B. Young, 1846 C. Rogers Montpelier, Vermont Oil on canvas Gift of Mrs. Margaret Ross Ferguson, 1971.53.1 Ammi Young (1800-1874) was the architect for the second Vermont State House. He went on to a successful career as an architect for the federal government during the 19th century. Among his other recognizable buildings are the Customs House in Boston and the Treasury Building in Washington, DC.
Name/Title
Ammi B. Young
Entry/Object ID
1971.53.1
Description
Portrait showing a man sitting in profile, holding a small painting. The man has curly, dark hair, and is wearing tan trousers, a white jacket, a white vest, and a black shirt. He holds a small painting on the arm of his red Windsor arm chair, but the painting is facing away from the viewer, showing the stretcher and the artist's signature on the back of the canvase ("C. Rogers Aug. 1846"). the stretcher itself is labeled with "No. 232 Young." His other arm is draped casually on the arm of the chair, and his legs are crossed at the knee.
Artwork Details
Oil
Young, Ammi Burnham (1798-1874)
Context
Painted by C. Rogers in Montpelier in 1846, and shows Ammi B. Young, the architect of the State House.
Acquisition
1971.53
Made/Created
Artist
Rogers, C.
Aug 1846
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Building
Vermont State House
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Links and URLs
Anna Gray Child
Interpretative Labels
Anna Gray Child, 1856 James Hope (1818-1892) Castleton, VT Oil on Canvas Gift of Stephen C. Millett, jr., #A-114 Castleton Resident Alonzo Child commissioned James Hope to paint his parents and in-laws in 1856. His mother-in-law, Mary Wallis Goodrich, can be found in the Freedom and Unity Exhibit. James Hope immigrated to Canada from Scotland with his father at a young age. At the age of 15, upon the death of his father, he walked to Vermont to start a new life. In addition to mechanical work, he studied painting at Castleton Seminary and set up a studio to produce portraits. After his Civil War service he increasingly produced landscapes, for which he is best known today.
Name/Title
Anna Gray Child
Entry/Object ID
1965.70.1
Description
Oval portrait showing an elderly woman in a white bonnet and black clothing. She is wearing gold-framed, rectangular glasses. The bonnets is tied in a small bow beneath her chin. Her clothing is quite loosely draped and may be either a dressing gown or a shawl.
Artwork Details
Oil
Child, Anna Gray (1776-1861)
Context
Anna Gray Child was one of the early residents of Castleton, Vermont
Acquisition
1965.70
Made/Created
Artist
Hope, James (1818-1892)
1856
Lexicon
Dimensions
Anna Partridge
Name/Title
Anna Partridge
Entry/Object ID
2004.49.1
Description
Portrait of a young girl. Her hair is pulled back from her face with small curls at her hairline and ringlets showing at her shoulders. She is wearing a garment that has a lace yoke. The girl has a birth defect that is seen in the image as her having no neck showing.
Photograph Details
Crayon Enlargement
Partridge, Anna (1871-1879)
Acquisition
2004.49
Made/Created
1877-1879
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Town
Middlebury
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Approach To Montpelier
Name/Title
Approach To Montpelier
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-263
Description
Landscape print showing a road running alongside a narrow, flat river. The grass-covered embankment between the road and water is lined with trees. Figures in the foreground include two young boys throwing rocks into the water, a girl picking flowers, and a girl or woman watching the two boys. In the middle ground, a wagon full of wood travels down the road and two horses drink from the river. There is a house by the road with more buildings lining that side of the road, and the dome of Vermont's statehouse at the center above the tree line. Written at the bottom right of the paper, beneath this image, is the label, "Proof No 15".
Artwork Details
Made/Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
1889
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Approach to Montpelier
Name/Title
Approach to Montpelier
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-10
Description
Landscape painting showing a road running alongside a narrow, flat river. The grass-covered embankment between the road and water is lined with trees. Figures in the foreground include two young boys throwing rocks into the water, a girl picking flowers, and a girl or woman watching the two boys. In the middle ground, a wagon full of wood travels down the road and two horses drink from the river. There is a yellow house by the road with more buildings lining that side of the road, and the red dome of Vermont's statehouse at the center above the tree line.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Context
Painted by James Franklin Gilman in 1889
Made/Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
1889-1889
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
Building
Vermont State House
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Approach to Montpelier
Name/Title
Approach to Montpelier
Entry/Object ID
1974.40.1
Description
Landscape print showing a road running alongside a narrow, flat river. The grass-covered embankment between the road and water is lined with trees. Figures in the foreground include two young boys throwing rocks into the water, a girl picking flowers, and a girl or woman watching the two boys. In the middle ground, a wagon full of wood travels down the road and two horses drink from the river. There is a house by the road with more buildings lining that side of the road, and the dome of Vermont's statehouse at the center above the tree line.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1974.40
Made/Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
1890
Lexicon
Dimensions
Apricot Tree on Frost Farm
Name/Title
Apricot Tree on Frost Farm
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1583
Description
Woodcut print showing a tree in front of a stone wall. The printed is signed in pencil, "J J Lankes". The words, "Apricot tree on Frost's Farm. Illustration for "Victorian Village" by Steese" is written across the bottom of the paper.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Lankes, J. J. (1884-1960)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Frost, Robert Lee (1874-1963)
Arthur Tandy
Name/Title
Arthur Tandy
Entry/Object ID
1972.63.1
Description
Orange and maroon screen print of a photograph showing three men standing in front of a locomotive engine. The side of the train is labeled, "ARTHUR TANDY / PEOPLE'S LINE", and the coal car is labeled, "MONTPELIER".
Acquisition
1972.63
Made/Created
Artist
Beals, A. L.
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Montpeleir & Wells River Railroad
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Asa Lyon
Name/Title
Asa Lyon
Entry/Object ID
1880.2.1
Description
Miniature portrait of middle-aged man facing right proper. Man wears black jacket, white shirt and tie. Written in ink on the face of the mounting paper: "Only/ _______ Portrait/ lation(?)/of/ Hon. Rev. Asa Lyon, M.C./ Depostied with the Vermont Historical Society/ Oct. 21, 1880/ By Miss Hemenway of Vt."

Watercolor portrait miniature on ivory. The portrait shows a middle-aged white man with short hair. His hairline is receding at the corners. He is wearing a black jacket and vest, and white shirt with a cravat tied into a bow. The background is painted brown and shaded to look like curtains. The ivory piece is oval, and there are two vertical cracks. The whole is mounted onto paper that has the inked inscription, "Only C[illeg]zin Portrait taken of / Hon. Rev. Asa Lyon, M. C. / Deposited with the Vermont Historical Society Oc 21, 1880. By Miss Hemenway of Vt."
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Watercolor, Ivory
Lyon, Asa (1763-1841)
Context
Shows Rev. Asa Lyon of Pomfret, Vermont, who served as US Representative from Vermont. Lyon was elected for multiple, non-consecutive terms, serving from 1799 to 1802, from 1804 to 1806, and in 1808.
Acquisition
1880.2
Made/Created
circa 1830
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Town
Pomfret
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Links and URLs
Asahel Peck
Name/Title
Asahel Peck
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.33
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket and tie, a cream vest, and a white shirt facing to the left. He has white hair brushed forward on his head, and hair on his neck. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "ASAHEL PECK 1874 - 76".
Artwork Details
Peck, Asahel (1803-1879)
Context
Asahel Peck was Governor of Vermont from 1874 to 1876.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Asbestos Mill - Belvidere Mountain
Name/Title
Asbestos Mill - Belvidere Mountain
Entry/Object ID
1980.33.45
Description
Pencil drawing showing a mountain-side factory. There are several raised passageways on stilts connecting from the large factory building to places outside the borders of the drawing. There are trees in the foreground and a large mountain in the background. The image is labeled, "Asbestos Mill - Belvidere Mountain" at the center bottom. The top edge of the paper is wavy from perforation.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Context
Asbestos was mined in Vermont until 1993.
Acquisition
1980.33
Made/Created
Artist
Burton, Arthur Gibbes (1883-1969)
1956
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Ash Trees
Name/Title
Ash Trees
Entry/Object ID
1989.43.1
Description
Print showing a copse of ash trees in a field. There are a series of barns in the background. The print is signed, "To Neil Davis / All good wishes Luigi Lucioni".
Acquisition
1989.43
Made/Created
Artist
Lucioni, Luigi (1900-1988)
1953
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (framed)
Relationships
Person or Organization
Davis, Neal
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Aurelia
Name/Title
Aurelia
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.4
Description
A drawing of of a shovel and a watering can near some recently dug dirt that reads “???????” or “Aurelia” in Greek. The scene is set against a wooden wall of some sort. It is charcoal and graphite. Signed in the bottom right corner and dated 1900.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
1900
Lexicon
Dimensions
Aurelia's Back Window
Name/Title
Aurelia's Back Window
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.11
Description
The title page for “Aurelia’s Back Window” by Helen Nicolay. It is a smaller and slightly different version than the other drawing for the title page. The left half is taken up by a window with smoke escaping a flowers below. Charcoal is also used. It is signed in the top left corner and dated 1900.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Pencil, Watercolor
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
1900
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Dimensions
Aurelia's Back Window
Name/Title
Aurelia's Back Window
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.10
Description
The title page for “Aurelia’s Back Window” bu Helen Nicolay. It takes up 3/4 of the paper and shows a window with smoke escaping it and flowers below to the left of the title. It is in black and white and also uses charcoal. Signed in the bottom left corner and dated 1900.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Pencil, Watercolor
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
1900
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Dimensions
Authors of the United States
Name/Title
Authors of the United States
Entry/Object ID
1968.28.2
Description
Framed print showing a large group of men and women in 19th-century clothing in a classical interior or courtyard. There are three tables around which people are seated, and stairways flank the scene, with people standing on the stairs. Numerous people stand behind those seated around the tables.
Context
Owned by the Myrick or Wheelock families of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1968.28
Made/Created
Artist
Hicks, Thomas
1866
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Autumn Roofs and Trees
Name/Title
Autumn Roofs and Trees
Entry/Object ID
1998.22.52
Description
Woodcut print showing rooflines beneath the leafless branches of tall trees. The bottom left corner is marked, "RM".
Acquisition
1998.22
Made/Created
Artist
Mould, Ruth Greene (1894-1979)
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Dimensions
Overall
Barre Academy
Name/Title
Barre Academy
Entry/Object ID
1987.47.1
Description
Pencil drawing showing a large, neoclassical building beside a 2.5-story house. The neoclassical building has 4 columns and central cupola. The house is 5 bays long, with the entrance at the center of the 3-bay front. The buildings are within a fenced-in yard, and a path leads out of the yard toward the viewer. There is a road running diagonally through the lower right foreground of the composition with 2 groups of travelers: a walking family, and a couple in a carriage. The back is labeled, "Barre Academy, Dr. Jacob Spaulding, principal".
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1987.47
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Dimensions
Overall
Basket of Strawberries
Name/Title
Basket of Strawberries
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.338
Description
Painting on velvet of a narrow basket filled with strawberries.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Acquisition
1957.1
Made/Created
Artist
Baldwin, Calista Rice (1805-1891)
1819
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Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Baldwin, Calista Rice (1805-1891)
Bennington Battle Moument
Name/Title
Bennington Battle Moument
Entry/Object ID
2006.69.8
Description
Colored lithographic print showing the Bennington Battle monument, which is a large obelisk. There are several grouping of people on the ground beneath the monument. Under the print is the title, "BENNINGTON BATTLE MONUMENT", an advertisement for a clothing store in Troy, New York, and details about the monument.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
2006.69
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
City
Troy
State/Province
New York
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bennington Monument
Name/Title
Bennington Monument
Entry/Object ID
1980.33.5
Description
Pencil drawing showing a large obelisk beside a tree. There is a smaller monument to the left of the tree. The bottom right corner is labeled, "BENNINGTON MONUMENT".
Artwork Details
Pencil
Acquisition
1980.33
Made/Created
Artist
Burton, Arthur Gibbes (1883-1969)
1954
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Relationships
Place
City
Bennington
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bennington Monument
Name/Title
Bennington Monument
Entry/Object ID
1953.62.1
Description
Print showing a tree-lined avenue leading to a tall obelisk. There are colonial style houses along the right of the avenue, and there is a woman pushing a stroller in front of the closest house.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1953.62
Made/Created
Artist
Shorey, George F. (1850-1925)
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Dimensions
Overall
Betsey Bent Green Perry
Name/Title
Betsey Bent Green Perry
Entry/Object ID
1959.65.2
Description
Oil portrait of a middle-aged woman with dark hair. She is shown seated in front of a dark background with her right arm resting on a plain wooden table. She is wearing a blue or grey dress with voluminous sleeves set low on her shoulders, and a wide, black belt around her waist. She has a large, frilled cap made of sheer white fabric is two long lappets hanging in front of her shoulders and extending from the center back of the cap. She is also wearing a fichu made of sheer white fabric. There is a small, oval brooch at her center neckline. Her dark hair is held in elaborate waves or rolls at the front, and hidden beneath the cap in the back. The canvas has been removed from the stretchers. The back has a penciled inscription that reads, "Mrs. Green / Mother of Darius".
Artwork Details
Oil
Perry, Elizabeth Bent Green (1784-1843)
Context
Shows Betsey Bent Green Perry of Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
1959.65
Made/Created
1835
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
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Big Pine near Bennington
Name/Title
Big Pine near Bennington
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1585
Description
Woodcut print showing a tall pine tree within a hilly landscape. On the left, a road runs from the foreground to the middleground. A row of telephone poles follows the road. In the foreground is a one-story building with an attached shed. A low hill is in the middleground, and there are high hills or mountains in the background. The sky with clouds occupies half the image. The inscription, "Big Pine near Bennington - No 13 - J.J.Lankes", is written beneath the print in pencil.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Lankes, J. J. (1884-1960)
1928
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Dimensions
Billings Bridge, Rutland, VT
Name/Title
Billings Bridge, Rutland, VT
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1631
Description
Landscape print showing a covered bridge spanning a low river. The bridge is open toward the viewer. The top of a building is visible on the far side of the crossing, and the horizon is bordered by mountains and tall trees.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Colby, Homer Wayland (1874-1950)
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Dimensions
Overall
Billings Hall
Name/Title
Billings Hall
Entry/Object ID
1998.22.27
Description
Lithographic print of a sketch showing a gothic style building. The building has a central peaked roof with a tower at each side of the front wall; the left tower is higher than the roof while the right tower is shorter. There is a large arch at the center of the front wall. It is signed, "Ruth G. Mould 1931-".
Artwork Details
Context
Shows Billings Hall at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
1998.22
Made/Created
Artist
Mould, Ruth Greene (1894-1979)
1931
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
University of Vermont
Billings Hall
Name/Title
Billings Hall
Entry/Object ID
1998.22.50
Description
Lithographic print of a sketch showing a gothic style building. The building has a central peaked roof with a tower at each side of the front wall; the left tower is higher than the roof while the right tower is shorter. There is a large arch at the center of the front wall. It is signed, "Ruth G. Mould 1931-".
Artwork Details
Context
Shows Billings Hall at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
1998.22
Made/Created
Artist
Mould, Ruth Greene (1894-1979)
1931
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
University of Vermont
Bird
Name/Title
Bird
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.146
Description
Pine cone bird that has a mottled black base, brown legs, pine cone boddy, black and white striped neck. Bird leans to the right.
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
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Birdhouse
Name/Title
Birdhouse
Entry/Object ID
2020.20.1
Description
Square birdhouse with peaked roof painted all over with images of Vermont. The front is painted with a stylized version of the Vermont seal, featuring bales of wheat and a cow in a field flanking a tree. The bust of a deer (in the form of a crest) surmounts the opening, and the base is framed with two tree branches and the words "FREEDOM/VERMONT/UNITY" in a red ribbon. A small dowel protrudes out from underneath the opening to act as a perch.

The proper left side of the house is painted with the exterior of the Spaulding High School building (now Vermont History Center), the monument of Robert Burns, and a green sign with the words "Vermont Historical Society" in white. This side opens up to allow access to the inside, and is held in place with a small wooden block that is painted to blend into the scene.

The back shows an aerial view of rolling fields with white sheep, spotted cows, and both green and autumn-colored trees bordering the fields. A small town is depicted near the center, and purple, snow-capped mountains form the horizon. There is hardware at the center top for mounting the house to a wall.

The proper right side shows an aerial view of a town center, with a white steepled church at center. Additional red and white buildings dot the rolling hills, which are painted in both greens and golds.

The bottom is painted bright green, and has three drainage holes.

Twine is attached to the peak of the roof to allow for hanging.
Acquisition
2020.20
Made/Created
2008
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Paint, Metal, Hemp
Relationships
Place
Town
Dover
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Birth Certificate
Name/Title
Birth Certificate
Entry/Object ID
1950.1
Description
Framed, handwritten birth information of Harriot Smalley. The certificate consists of the name Harriot Smalley written in large copperplate letters, filled in with a checkered patter. The last letter of Smalley is placed between the two words. Her birth details are written in script beneath. The designed is framed by a checkered pattern at the top and bottom and a chevron or X pattern on the sides. The certificate is held in a black-painted wooden frame, decorated with rivet-type nails. A note on the back of the frame reads, "This frame was made by uncle Osange Smalley (brother of Harriot) when he was only five years old. The pen work was by a schollar [sic] of here while she was teaching in Brandon Vt. D. A. G."
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Ink
Green, Harriot Smalley (1805-1848)
Acquisition
1950.1
Made/Created
Smalley, Orange Alfonsa (1812-1893), Carmen, William
Carmen, William
1817
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Dimensions
Overall
Web Links and URLs
Birthplace of a President, Plymouth VT.
Name/Title
Birthplace of a President, Plymouth VT.
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1603
Description
Print showing a retail building (general store) on the corner of a large, multi-use structure. The store has a front porch, and there are two men lounging on it, one in a chair and one on the ground. To the left of the store is a short section of building with a door that is raised from the ground with no steps. In front of the door is a gas pump. To the right of the small building sections is a garage opening with a car parked inside. There is a church building with a steeple behind the store, aligned to appear attached. There is a headstone or small monument in the bottom right corner. The bottom of the image is labeled "Birthplace of a President. Plymouth, Vermont / Alice Standish Buell" in pencil.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Buell, Alice Standish (1892-1960)
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Dimensions
Overall
Black River Bridge
Name/Title
Black River Bridge
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1575
Description
Full-color print showing a covered bridge. The bridge is crossing a river or stream that is hidden beneath the grassy foreground. There are four trees flanking the road and short, uncovered bridge leading to the structure. The sky is colored to indicate a sunset. The road and bridge are outlined with black, and details o the grass of the tree trunks are black.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Webster, Lucia H.
1937
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Dimensions
Blanche Hollister Kent
Name/Title
Blanche Hollister Kent
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-4
Description
Charcoal portrait of a young white woman with dark-colored hair. She is wearing a high-necked, dark-colored garment with a white neck ruffle and a large bow at the center front neck. Her hair is parted down the center. It is framed in a gilded wood frame with a white mat. It is signed on the bottom right, "J. F. Gilman '80".
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Charcoal
Kent, Susan Blanche Hollister (1852-1938)
Made/Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
1880
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Village
Kent's Corner
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2023.14.13a-b
Description
Ceramic box with detaching lid and brown painted glaze. The lid is molded with a squirrel within a circular medallion.
Context
Made or owned by Pasquale "Patsy" Santo of Rutland, Vermont.
Acquisition
2023.14
Ethnography
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Person or Organization
Santo, Pasquale "Patsy" (1893-1975)
Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Brevet Maj. Gen. George J. Stannard, U.S.V.
Name/Title
Brevet Maj. Gen. George J. Stannard, U.S.V.
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-175
Description
Portrait of a man facing slightly to the left. He is wearing a blue, double breasted military coat with rectangular shoulder straps. The coat is double breasted with the buttons in both rows grouped in threes. He has short, white hair and a white beard and is bald on the top of his head. The painting is in an ornate, gilded frame with the label, "BREVENT MAJ.-GEN. GEORGE J. STANNARD, U.S.V. 1820--1886", at the center bottom.
Artwork Details
Oil
Stannard, George Jerrison (1820-1886)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
2nd Vermont Infantry
Event
Civil War
Bridge
Name/Title
Bridge
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.177
Description
Pastel picture of a bridge and townhouses by a river in a whitish wooden frame. The artist's name is difficult to decipher, but appears to be George Mavtag, 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
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Bridge In Chester
Name/Title
Bridge In Chester
Entry/Object ID
1929.16.1
Description
Print showing a covered bridge crossing a river beside a decaying house. The house is sagging in the middle, with a prominent crack. There is a farm complex visible in the distance at the right of the scene.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1929.16
Made/Created
Artist
Plowman, George Taylor (1869-1932)
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Dimensions
Bridge In Chester
Name/Title
Bridge In Chester
Entry/Object ID
1929.16.3
Description
Print showing a covered bridge crossing a river. The bridge is oriented to the right, slightly toward the viewer, with the far side out of frame. It is shown as dilapidated, with multiple boards missing and several chips around the top of the entrance. A woman and young girl are standing by a fence near the entrance of the bridge's pedestrian path, and a man is exiting the path. The darkly shaded interior of the bridge has the work "CIRCUS" barely visible on the wall. There are dead trees flanking the bridge and on the far bank of the river.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1929.16
Made/Created
Artist
Plowman, George Taylor (1869-1932)
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Dimensions
Overall
Bridge In Pownal
Name/Title
Bridge In Pownal
Entry/Object ID
1929.16.2
Description
Prints showing a covered bridge crossing a river. The bridge has an extended pedestrian path on the right, and there is a person walking on the side of the road toward the bridge, away from the viewer. There are several signs around the entrance of the bridge: 3 at the top, 2 on the left, and 1 on the right. There are residential buildings visible on the far side of the river, and a tall hill rises in the right background.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1929.16
Made/Created
Artist
Plowman, George Taylor (1869-1932)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Bridge In Windsor
Name/Title
Bridge In Windsor
Entry/Object ID
1929.16.5
Description
Print showing a covered bridge crossing a river seen from a lower bank. The bridge is oriented to the right, slightly toward the viewer.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1929.16
Made/Created
Artist
Plowman, George Taylor (1869-1932)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Bridge In Woodstock
Name/Title
Bridge In Woodstock
Entry/Object ID
1929.16.4
Description
Print showing a large, covered bridge crossing a river. The bridge is oriented to the left, slightly toward the viewer, with the far side out of frame. There is an enclosed pedestrian path on the right of the bridge, with multiple people standing on the path in front of it. A short waterfall is visible to the left, and rapids are visible on the right.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1929.16
Made/Created
Artist
Plowman, George Taylor (1869-1932)
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Dimensions
Bridge Over Mad River
Name/Title
Bridge Over Mad River
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1605
Description
Landscape print showing a covered bridge crossing high above a rocky river. There are trees and shrubs covering the backs, and dark hills and sky in the background.
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Cheffetz, Asa (1896-1965)
1946
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Dimensions
Brigadier General Stephen Thomas
Name/Title
Brigadier General Stephen Thomas
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-146
Description
Portrait to the waist of an older man in uniform. He has short gray hair, parted on the left, blue eyes, a full mustache, and a long gray beard. Four gold buttons on front of his military coat are visible. He is holding the handle of a gold sword and stands before a dark sky with golden clouds.
Artwork Details
Oil
Thomas, Stephen (1809-1903)
Context
Brigadier General Stephen Thomas was commander of the 8th Vt. Regiment in the Civil War.
Made/Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
1886
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Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
8th Vermont Infantry
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Brookfield
Name/Title
Brookfield
Entry/Object ID
2020.15.2
Description
Drawing on board showing a wooden bridge leading to a small town. The buildings in the top directly abut the river over a rock wall. Mountains are in the background. A sheet of tissue paper has been taped at the top of the image to fall over it as protection, and bears the label, "BROOKFIELD." The drawing is signed at the lower right corner, "BOB VOGEL"
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Acquisition
2020.15
Made/Created
Artist
Vogel, Bob
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Relationships
Place
Town
Brookfield
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Brush
Name/Title
Brush
Entry/Object ID
2023.14.7
Description
Shoe polishing brush with a painted handle. The brush has horsehair bristles stemming from the entirety of one side of the handle. The other side of the handle is painted with the image of a monument of a mountain lion (the catamount monument in Bennington, Vermont) set in an exterior scene. The bottom is labeled, "Souvenir of Bennington".
Context
Made by Pasquale "Patsy" Santo of Rutland, Vermont.
Acquisition
2023.14
Made/Created
Artist
Santo, Pasquale "Patsy" (1893-1975)
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Wood, Horsehair, Paint
Relationships
Place
City
Bennington
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bull Thistle
Name/Title
Bull Thistle
Entry/Object ID
1988.22.6
Description
Landscape print showing a blooming thistle plant in front of a large tree trunk or rock. The right part of the composition shows meadows, hills, and trees. There are white, fluffy clouds in the sky. Two sheep are on a path in the meadow.
Acquisition
1988.22
Made/Created
Artist
Merrill, Hiram Campbell (1866-1958)
1948
Lexicon
Dimensions
Burlington, Vermont
Name/Title
Burlington, Vermont
Entry/Object ID
2013.29.7
Description
Landscape print removed from a book showing a slight bird's-eye view of a city [Burlington, Vermont] on the edge of a body of water [Lake Champlain]. The city has several clusters of buildings separated by low trees. While many of the buildings on nondescript, there are 4 buildings with steeples or cupolas: 2 with pillared steeples, 1 with single-point steeple, and 1 with 4 corner points. The body of water spans across the center of the composition with mountains along the far side. There are 6 crafts on the lake: 1 steamboat, 3 single-masted sailing boats, and 2 unidentifiable boats. A cloudy sky takes up the upper half of the composition, with rays of sunlight shining from the center onto the far mountains. The bottom of the composition is bordered by close foliage, giving the impression that the viewer is standing on a bluff. The words, "Burlington Vermont." are written in pencil at the center bottom.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
2013.29
Made/Created
1854
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Lake
Lake Champlain
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cabot Farmers Cooperative Creamery
Name/Title
Cabot Farmers Cooperative Creamery
Entry/Object ID
2009.2.4
Description
Linocut print. The central focus of the image is a building surrounded by 4-5 horse-drawn wagons. These wagons are being loaded with milk cans. In the background, there are figures of animals grazing peacefully in the fields. Below the image, there is the title, and positioned to the right of it, there is the "Rosedale Brand" logo, which features a rose blossom. Below the title, there is a statement that reads: "Vermonters working together / Since 1919." The print is mounted on light beige paper.
Acquisition
2009.2
Made/Created
Artist
Simpson, Mary
2008
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Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Cabot Farmers Co-op, Inc.
Place
Town
Cabot
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Calais/Woodbury
Name/Title
Calais/Woodbury
Entry/Object ID
2020.15.1
Description
Drawing on board showing a small farm complex situated along a road by a pond.

A piece of tissue paper has been secured at the top to fall over the drawing and bears the inscription, "CALAIS/WOODBURY" in red pencil. A yellow Post-It note affixed to the tissue reads, "This set of Field prints is for showing ONLY! Not to be sold. Prints are shipped from ARTIST."
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Acquisition
2020.15
Made/Created
Artist
Vogel, Bob
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Relationships
Place
Town
Woodbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
California
Name/Title
California
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.12
Description
Landscape with log cabin in small clearing in woods. Two large trees flank one story cabin. In cabin yard ia a horse, two wheeled cart. A man walks from right toward cabin. Along bottom (left to right) in pencil: California/ from Shaw/ Dec. '49"
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1948.12
Made/Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
Dec 1849
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Dimensions
Calista Rice Baldwin
Name/Title
Calista Rice Baldwin
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.332
Description
Oil painting of a woman with grey hair in a black dress and cap. She is seated with her hands placed in her lap, and she is looking off to the viewer's left. She is wearing oval, wire-rimmed glasses, pearl earrings, a pearl necklace, and a brooch. Her dress buttons up the center front and has low, full sleeves. There is a red curtain behind her.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Baldwin, Calista Rice (1805-1891)
Acquisition
1957.1
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (unframed)
Calvin Coolidge Homestead
Name/Title
Calvin Coolidge Homestead
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1602
Description
Print showing a house on a hill. The house consists of a 2-story, 5-bay main house with a barn addition on the left. There are two large trees close to the front of the house. There is a wooden fence stretching from the left side of the addition to the right side of the viewer.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Robbins, Frederick (1893-1974)
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Coolidge, Calvin (1872-1933)
Camel's Hump
Name/Title
Camel's Hump
Entry/Object ID
1958.51.1
Description
Woodcut print showing layers of hills and mountains. There is a colonial style house at the bottom right corner. Each layer of hills is distinct and interpreted with a different textural pattern. The final layer is Camel's Hump. There are two large trees at the left edge and a portion of a building can be seen near their base.
Acquisition
1958.51
Made/Created
Artist
Squire, Anne L. (1887-1965)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Camp Berdan
Name/Title
Camp Berdan
Entry/Object ID
2015.12.20
Description
Pencil sketch showing a long, clapboard building encircled by an oval path. There is a line of people to the left of the building, a man walking toward the building to the right, and a man holding a gun or stick over his shoulder in front of the building. There is a pole flying the United States flag at the center of the composition. The flag is the only part of the sketch that is colored. Hills border the horizon on either side of the composition. There are multiple labels: "Ball Road" on the left edge; "Village" at the bottom left; "Camp Berdan" at the bottom center; "West Randolph Vt" at the bottom right; "Wm [illeg]" at the bottom right. The page was previously folded for mailing, with the shipping label, "Mr. Exes Menet / care of capt. Stoughton / sec of the U.S.S.S. camp / instruction Washington DC".
Context
Shows Camp Berdan, likely a camp of sharpshooters under the command of Colonel Hiram Berdan, near Randolph, Vermont, during the Civil War. The drawing was mailed to Exes Minette at the main sharpshooter training camp, Camp of Instruction, in Washington, DC.
Acquisition
2015.12
Made/Created
1861-1865
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (paper)
Relationships
Person or Organization
Minette, Exes (1835-1889)
Place
Village
West Randolph
Town
Randolph
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Web Links and URLs
Candace Salter Stevens
Name/Title
Candace Salter Stevens
Entry/Object ID
1903.4.2
Description
Portrait of a woman wearing a black dress with a translucent white cap and collar. The woman is shown with rosy cheeks and dark hair and eyes. Her hair is held in large curls on either side of her head, and she is wearing a gold beaded necklace. Her cap is trimmed with pleats, as is her collar. Her sleeves are very wide, and she is holding her right hand in front of her at the waist. The whole is framed in an ornate gilt frame.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Stevens, Candace Salter (1792-1874)
Context
Candace Salter Stevens of Barnet was the wife of Henry Stevens, the founder of the Vermont Historical Society.
Acquisition
1903.4
Made/Created
Artist
Fletcher, Aaron Dean
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Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stevens, Henry (1791-1867)
Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Captain Stephen F. Brown
Name/Title
Captain Stephen F. Brown
Entry/Object ID
1927.2.2
Description
Plaster figure showing a man in a military uniform holding a hatchet. He is wearing a brimmed hat and has a goatee. His uniform is of the style worn during the Civil War. The hatchets handle consists of two twisted-together wires. The figure is panted to resemble bronze.
Artwork Details
Brown, Stephen Flavius (1841-1903)
Context
Captain Stephen F. Brown was 1st Lieutenant of Co. K 13th Vermont Regiment during the Civil War. Just before the battle of Gettysburg he had been placed under arrest and deprived of his sword for disobeying orders in getting water for his men from a nearby spring on the way to the battle. When the battle started Lieutenant Brown was reenstated, but his sword could not be found. He weilded a camp hatchet until he recieved a sword from a captured Confederate officer. Brown reenlisted and was comminsioned as a Captain in Co. A 17th Vermont. He was wounded lost an arm at the Wilderness May 6, 1864.
Acquisition
1927.2
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Brown, Stephen Flavius (1841-1903), 13th Vermont Infantry
Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War
Carlos Coolidge
Name/Title
Carlos Coolidge
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.18
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and bowtie, and a white shirt. His white hair is worn short and brushed upward. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "CARLOS COOLIDGE 1848 - 1850".
Artwork Details
Coolidge, Carlos (1792-1866)
Context
Carlos Coolidge was Governor of Vermont from 1848 to 1850.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
Carlos Coolidge
Name/Title
Carlos Coolidge
Entry/Object ID
2005.32.3
Description
Oil portrait depicting a white man with short grey hair. His complexion features red cheeks. He is depicted wearing a black suit with a large black bowtie. The background of the portrait is dark. The artwork is encased within an ornate gilded frame.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Coolidge, Carlos (1792-1866)
Context
Carlos Coolidge was Governor of Vermont from 1848 to 1850.
Acquisition
2005.32
Made/Created
Artist
Ransom, Alexander (1818-1865)
1848
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Caroline and James Stevens
Interpretative Labels
James and Caroline Stevens, c. 1840 Horace Bundy (1814-1883) Craftsbury, VT Oil on canvas Gift of Elizabeth C. Waldo, #A-621 James Stevens (1816-1870) was cabinet maker in Craftsbury, Vermont. His account book, in the collection of VHS, indicates that he made frames for Horace Bundy. It's very probable that Stevens made this frame. Born in Hardwick, Vermont, Horace Bundy traveled throughout New England painting portraits until he was called to the ministry in the 1850s. His paintings are always signed in big, flowery letters on the back on the canvas.
Name/Title
Caroline and James Stevens
Entry/Object ID
1991.61.1
Description
Diptych portraits showing a woman (left) and man (right), both wearing black and looking toward the viewer. The woman is wearing a black dress with an off-the-shoulder neckline and low-set sleeves. Her bodice is pleated into a v-shape with high point at the neckline. She is also wearing a transparent shawl or stole. Her dark hair is parted in the center and held in a high bun. The man is shown wearing a black, three piece suit, a white suit with a high collar, and black cravat. His brown hair is parted on the side and swept across. His left hand rests on the back of a wooden chair.

The lustrous, burl wood frame is carved into an ogee shape with a flat divider between the two paintings.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Stevens, James Wellington (1815-1870), Stevens, Caroline Dustan (1817-1881)
Context
James and Caroline Stevens lived in Craftsbury, Vermont, where James worked as a cabinetmaker.
Acquisition
1991.61
Made/Created
Bundy, Horace (1814-1883), Stevens, James Wellington (1815-1870)
circa 1840
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Town
Craftsbury
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Publication
Horace Bundy: Itinerant Portraitist
Web Links and URLs
Carroll S. Page
Name/Title
Carroll S. Page
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.41
Description
Photograph of a man wearing a black suit and white shirt seated in an elaborately carved armchair. He is bald on the top of his head and has a short, white beard. He is holding a narrow book in his lap.
Artwork Details
Page, Carroll Smalley (1843 – 1925)
Context
Carroll S. Page was Governor of Vermont from 1890 to 1892.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Page, Carroll Smalley (1843 – 1925)
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2003.57
Description
Bas-relief carving of an eagle carrying a cannon in its talons. Its wings are spread outward, and its head is turned to its left. The labels "LYNDES" and "152" are carved into the back of each, and there is a metal hanging bracket screwed into the back. There are small (1/16-inch) holes drilled into th eback of each wing near the tips, and some at the back of the cannon.
Context
Made by Stanley H. Lyndes of Plainfield, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.57
Made/Created
Artist
Lyndes, Stanley H. (1898-1975)
1969
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
1981.31
Description
Wooden carving of a horse. The horse is slightly rotund and has a very detailed mane falling to one side of its face. It has proportionally short legs. It is standing upright with its head tilted slightly to the left.
Context
Made by Erik John Johnson of Proctor, Vermont
Acquisition
1981.31
Made/Created
Artist
Johnson, Erik John (1853-1938)
1880-1920
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.1
Description
Small wooden carving of a braying donkey. It is shown standing on all four feet with its ears back and mouth slightly open.
Artwork Details
Wood
Donkey
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made/Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Dimensions
Overall
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.2
Description
Small, whittled hanging plaque in the shape of a horseshoe with a horse's head in the center. The horse's head is three-dimensional and mounted similar to a hunting trophy in the center of the plaque. The back is marked, "Made in Feb - 13 - 1953 carved from scrap with jackknife." There is a brass hanging ring attached to the back with a screw.
Artwork Details
Wood
Horse
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made/Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.3
Description
Small wooden carving of a catamount, or mountain lion. It is shown lying down with a rock between its front legs and something in its mouth.
Artwork Details
Wood
Catamount
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made/Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Dimensions
Overall
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.4
Description
Small wooden carving of a woman balancing a bowl on her head. The woman is shown with her hair in a bun, holding a wrapped front coat or robe closed at the front of her body. The carving is carved in one with a short round base.
Artwork Details
Wood
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made/Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Dimensions
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.5
Description
Small wooden carving of a bull's head. The carving is flat on the back for mounting to a wall, similar to a hunting trophy. The bull has two curved horns.
Artwork Details
Wood
Steer
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made/Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Dimensions
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.6
Description
Small wooden carving of a man. The man is wearing cuffed pants, a button up shirt with the long sleeves rolled to his elbow, and a brimmed hat. He is holding a pickaxe. The carving is made as one with a square base.
Artwork Details
Wood
Laborer
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made/Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Dimensions
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.7
Description
Small wooden carving of a man laying on his side with a fishing pole held between his legs. The man is wearing long pants, shoes, and a button down shirt. He appears to have a bears. A long fishing pole made from a narrow dowel juts out at an angle from the man's knees, and a round wooden ball hangs from the end of the pole by a string.
Artwork Details
Wood
Fisherman
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made/Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Dimensions
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.8
Description
Small wooden carving of a man about to cast a fishing pole. The man is wearing long pants, a button down shirt, and a brimmed hat. He is standing with bent knees holding a fishing rod vertically. In his other hand he holds a wire that is attached to a small wooden stick. A fish hook is embedded into the back of the small rectangular base.
Artwork Details
Wood
Fisherman
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made/Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Dimensions
Overall
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.9
Description
Small wooden carving of a woman on skis. She has shoulder-length hair and is wearing a beanie. She is standing on two skis with her knees bent and is holding ski poles.
Artwork Details
Wood
Skier
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made/Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Dimensions
Overall
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.10
Description
Small wooden carving of a man sitting on a stump. The man has his legs crossed at the knee and is holding a round object. He is wearing long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a brimmed hat. The stump is inked with the inscription, "CARVED of Peach WOOD by Wm. W. Warren Sr. Windsor, VT. Soo Good." The bottom of the stump is inked with the inscription, "Jack Nife CARVED by W. W. WARREN ST PEACH WOOD".
Artwork Details
Wood
Man
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made/Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Dimensions
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.11
Description
Small carved wooden statue of a man. The man is showing wearing only a small garment over his groin and holding a hatchet and a large, unidentified object. His hair is shaved on both sides into a mohawk. He is wearing a pack on his back.
Artwork Details
Wood
Native American Man
Context
Made by William W. Warren in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.26
Made/Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Dimensions
Overall
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.12
Description
Small wooden carving of a woman holding up a tennis racket. She is wearing shorts and a shirt and has short hair. She is standing with her knees bent, holding the racket vertically in front of her.
Artwork Details
Wood
Tennis Player
Acquisition
2015.26
Made/Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Dimensions
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2015.26.13
Description
Small wooden carving of an indigenous American man. He is shown wearing only a small garment over his groin, with a sling across his chest. He is holding a bow and standing with bent knees beside an irregularly shaped object rising from the circular base.
Artwork Details
Wood
Native American Man
Acquisition
2015.26
Made/Created
Artist
Warren, William W. (1910-1989)
1945-1955
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Dimensions
Overall
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
1991.1.1
Description
Hyper-realistic wood carving of a bird mounted on a branch. The branch is mounted on a marble block that sits on a low wooden base inscribed, "VERMONT STATE BIRD HERMIT THRUSH". The back corner of the base has the written label, "F. L. Scholz Hancock, VT. #0208 1-91".
Artwork Details
Wood
Hermit Thrush
Context
Made by Floyd Scholz of Hancock, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial in 1991.
Acquisition
1991.1
Made/Created
Artist
Scholz, Floyd (b. 1958)
1991
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Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933)
Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
1964.35.2
Description
Carved wooden scene consisting of a cow, woman, and cat in a barn stall. The cow has a brown head and white body, with white horns. The woman is wearing a blue dress and sitting on a stool milking the cow. The cat is grey and seating on the ground beside the woman. There is a feeding trough in front of the cow.
Context
Made by Erik Johnson in Proctor, Vermont
Acquisition
1964.35
Made/Created
Artist
Johnson, Erik John (1853-1938)
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
1968.6
Description
Whale tooth decorated with scrimshaw carving. The carving shows a rudimentary landscape consisting of five mountains with a house, outbuilding, and fence in from. The house is square with a peaked roof, a chimney, two windows per side, and a central front door. The fence consists of a horizontal line with evenly-spaced vertical lines beneath it. The outbuilding sits at the far end of the fence from the house, near the point of the tooth. The carving is labeled, "HOME IN BARRE VT. SEPT. 12 1861".
Context
Made by James Hamilton of Barre, Vermont, while skipper on the ship, "Charles W. Morgan".
Acquisition
1968.6
Made/Created
Artist
Hamilton, James
1861
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Whale Bone
Relationships
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
2012.23.14a-b
Description
Cedar bird tail carving on an uncarved base. This carving is made from one piece of cedar, which is then fanned out to form the tail. A small bag of unattached carved pieces accompanies the carving.
Context
Made by Chester Nutting in West Danville, VT
Acquisition
2012.23
Made/Created
Artist
Nutting, Chester (1900-1975)
1975
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Casting
Name/Title
Casting
Entry/Object ID
1902.2
Description
Cast of a human hand on a rectangular base. The hand is cut off at the wrist, and the flat wrist portion is inscribed, "THE ORIGON CAPTAIN C.E. CLARK U.S.N. MARCH 29, 1902 / to WHITTEMORE FROM KELLY". There is a small loop inserted in the side for hanging.
Artwork Details
Plaster
Clark, Charles E. (1843-1922)
Acquisition
1902.2
Made/Created
Artist
Kelly, J. E.
Mar 29, 1902
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
Town
Bradford
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Spanish-American War
Castleton Seminary
Name/Title
Castleton Seminary
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-571
Description
Oblique front view of the 4-1/2 story brick building of Castleton Seminary. The front façade has a portico supported by four round columns. The roof has a tower with seven spires. A circular fence encloses a lawn in front of the building. A circular water trough is on the lawn to the left edge of the drawing.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Pencil
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Dimensions
Overall
Catamount
Name/Title
Catamount
Entry/Object ID
2013.12.1
Description
Rectangular piece of marble with a bas relief carving of a walking panther, or catamount. The animal is facing to the right and shown walking on a protruding base.
Artwork Details
Marble
Catamount
Context
Made by John Broadfield Warren from marble taken from his property in Dorset, Vermont
Acquisition
2013.12
Made/Created
Artist
Warren, John Broadfield
circa 1900
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
Town
Dorset
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Catamount
Interpretative Labels
Catamount Figurine, c. 1870 Owned by Marshal Harvey Twitchell (1840-1905) Kingston, Ontario, Canada Metal, alabaster Gift of the Twitchell family, 2010.61.1 Twitchell was born in Townshend and fought in the Civil War in the 4th Vermont Infantry. After the war, he worked for the Freedman’s Bureau, purchased property in Louisiana, and held several local political positions. His advocacy for formerly enslaved people made him a target; several members of his family were murdered, and in 1876 he lost both arms in an assassination attempt. When he recovered, he accepted a consulship in Kingston, Ontario and lived there for the rest of his life. This catamount statue held a place of honor on the mantel in his office; family lore says he used the tail to scratch his nose.
Name/Title
Catamount
Entry/Object ID
2010.61.1
Description
Small plaster statue showing a catamount walking downward on a craggy rock. The statue has been painted with layers of bronze, copper, and black paint to appear metal. It is mounted onto a rectangular piece of alabaster.
Acquisition
2010.61
Made/Created
1870-1900
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Twitchell, Marshall Harvey (1840–1905), 4th Vermont Infantry
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Name/Title
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Entry/Object ID
2012.53.1
Description
Print showing a large, modern church building in a flat landscape dotted with young trees. The church consists of a low, 1-story wall and a tall, slanted roof culminating in a upward protrusion along the ridge. There is a cross at the far end of the protrusion. There is an addition on the far side of the building, on the right of the composition, with a flat roof. There is a rectangular frame to the left of the building with a bell hanging at the top interior. The print is signed at the bottom left, "Bruce Lee", and numbered at the bottom right, "132/338".
Artwork Details
Context
Depicts the Cathedral of the Immaculate Consception, which was the cathedral church of the Catholic Diocese of Burlington from 1977 to 2018.
Acquisition
2012.53
Made/Created
Artist
Lee, Bruce
1984
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Dimensions
Overall
Celebrating Barre, Vermont
Name/Title
Celebrating Barre, Vermont
Entry/Object ID
2006.41.3
Description
Semi-abstract view of a city (Barre, Vermont) set in a valley and spreading up a mountain. The view shows several local landmarks, including recognizable buildings, with monuments shown at a much larger scale. Local features include the downtown bandstand, blocks of waste granite, Youth Triumphant, the labor hall, Robert Burns monument, Italian Granite Workers memorial, Spaulding School, First Church Universalist-Unitarian, and Barre Opera House.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Acrylic
Acquisition
2006.41
Made/Created
Artist
Cummings, Regis E.
1999
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Dimensions
Central Vermont Railway
Name/Title
Central Vermont Railway
Entry/Object ID
2020.11.1
Description
Charcoal drawing showing a man and train. The man is placed toward the foreground, and is shown wearing overalls and a conductor's hat. He is beckoning out of frame to the left, presumably to the engine car. Two train cars are in frame, both bearing the inscription, "CENTRAL VERMONT," in white paint. The cars are flat-topped, sideless freight cars and appear to be holding lumber. Evergreen trees and two mountains can be seen in the distance.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Central Vermont Railway
Context
The image was produced by McCann-Erickson, an advertising agency, for the Central Vermont Railway. It may have been the master for a series of advertising prints.
Acquisition
2020.11
Made/Created
Mcann-Erickson
1946
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Central Vermont Railway
Central Vermont, in Winooski Valley
Name/Title
Central Vermont, in Winooski Valley
Entry/Object ID
1990.25.1
Description
Full-color print showing a painted image of a train traveling through a snowy valley. The engine is blue-grey with a short chimney at the front that is emitting dark grey smoke. The engine is labeled, "CENTRAL VERMONT" near the front, and "603" on the cabin beneath an opening through which the conductor is visible. The coal car is also labeled "CENTRAL VERMONT". The subsequent 7 cars are green passenger cars. The snow-covered ground inclines steeply on either side of the track, and there is a mountain visible in the background. The piece is signed within the artwork, "ARCHE McDONNEL". The print is marked within the lower right border, "Central Vermont, in Winooski Valley, an original painting by Arch McDonnell. (c) 1977 Village Press Publications, Concord, N. H."
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1990.25
Made/Created
Artist
McDonnell, Arch (1909-1978)
Village Press Publications
1977
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Central Vermont Railway
Chapel at University of Vermont
Name/Title
Chapel at University of Vermont
Entry/Object ID
1998.22.51
Description
Lithographic print of a sketch showing a church with a tall steeple. The steeple contains a clock beneath a tall, open belfry with a raised cupola at the very top. There is a tree on the left of the composition and portion of a gothic style building with a short corner tower on the right of the composition.
Artwork Details
Context
Shows the Ira Allen Chapel at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
1998.22
Made/Created
Artist
Mould, Ruth Greene (1894-1979)
1931
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
University of Vermont
Charles A Cook
Name/Title
Charles A Cook
Entry/Object ID
1936.7.3
Description
Folk-style portrait showing a young man with short brown hair parted at the side. He is wearing a black jacket, vest, and bowtie with a white, pleated shirt. He is in front of a brown background.
Artwork Details
Oil
Cook, Charles A. (1818-1855)
Acquisition
1936.7
Made/Created
circa 1845
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Town
Reading
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Charles J. Bell
Name/Title
Charles J. Bell
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.48
Description
Photographic print of a man sitting in an elaborately carved armchair. He is wearing a black suit and has dark hair and a white beard. He is seated with his legs crossed at the knee.
Artwork Details
Bell, Charles J. (1845-1909)
Context
Charles J. Bell was Governor of Vermont from 1904 to 1906.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1905
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Dimensions
Charles K. Williams
Name/Title
Charles K. Williams
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.19
Description
Print showing a man seated in an elaborately carved chair beside a table. The man has white hair and sideburns, and is wearing black pants, jacket, vest, and bowtie, and a white shirt. He is holding a folded piece of paper in his left hand and is resting his right hand on a book on the table. The print is in a wooden frame with a small metal plaque at the center bottom that reads, "CHARLES K. WILLIAMS. 1850 - 52".
Artwork Details
Williams, Charles Killbourne (1782-1853)
Context
Charles Williams was Governor of Vermont from 1850 until 1852.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
Charles Paine
Name/Title
Charles Paine
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.14
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and bowtie, and a white shirt. His hair is curly and swept to one side. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "CHARLES PAINE 1841 - 43".
Artwork Details
Paine, Charles (1799-1853)
Context
Charles Paine was Governor of Vermont from 1841 to 1843.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
Checkers Up at the Farm
Name/Title
Checkers Up at the Farm
Entry/Object ID
1951.11
Description
Plaster sculpture showing two men playing checkers while a woman and toddler look on. The checkerboard is balanced on a barrel; one man is sitting on a stool and the other is sitting on a basket. The oval base is marked, "John Rogers New York" and "CHECKERS [loss] FARM".
Artwork Details
Plaster
Acquisition
1951.11
Made/Created
Artist
Rogers, John (1829–1904)
1875
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Child with Cat
Name/Title
Child with Cat
Entry/Object ID
1964.59.22
Description
Portrait of a young child with a grey cat. The blond child is shown seated and wearing a long, white dress. The neckline sits off the shoulder, and the dress has short sleeves. The child is wearing a necklace, and has red-soled black shoes. It is holding a coin or medallion on a red ribbon. A grey striped cat sits at the left border of the painting..
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Context
Found in Clarendon, Vermont
Acquisition
1964.59
Made/Created
Artist
Fletcher, Aaron Dean
19th Century
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Dimensions
Chromatella
Name/Title
Chromatella
Entry/Object ID
1959.66.3
Description
Study of a full, yellow rose on a stem. The stem is brown with small thorns, and there are three branches of leaves and a split stem with a white rosebud. There is a shadow wash in the upper left corner, and the lower left corner has the inked label, "Chromatella".
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Context
Painted by Rev. John Henry Hopkins, Jr.
Acquisition
1959.66
Made/Created
Artist
Hopkins, John Henry, Jr. (1820-1891)
circa 1850
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Dimensions
Overall
Civil War Officer
Interpretative Labels
Name/Title
Civil War Officer
Entry/Object ID
2011.13.1
Description
Portrait showing a naval officer wearing a double-breasted uniform coat. The coat has a standing collar decorated in light blue edged with gold. He is wearing gold, braided epaulets. Addition gold braid decorates his sleeves. He is wearing white gloves and holding a sword in both of his hands. The piece is prominently signed in lower left in red: "T. W. Wood."
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Military officer
Acquisition
2011.13
Made/Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
1902
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (unframed)
Relationships
Event
Civil War
Clarendon House
Name/Title
Clarendon House
Entry/Object ID
2006.69.6
Description
This artwork is a lithographic print that has been hand colored. It depicts a large white building with a red roof. In front of the building, there is a circular drive lined with young trees. On the portico of the building, several people can be seen, and there is a large carriage positioned in front of it. In the center foreground of the circular drive, there is a smaller open-top calash. Towards the right edge of the print, there is another building with a peach-colored exterior and a brown roof. Behind that building, mountains are visible. The sky above is lightly clouded. The bottom margin is labeled, "CLARENDON HOUSE. At CLARENDON SPRINGS Vermont by Thomas McLaughlin, Proprietor, 1850."
Artwork Details
Acquisition
2006.69
Made/Created
Artist
Wood, A.
1850
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Dimensions
Overall
Clark Day
Interpretative Labels
Clark Day, c. 1820 Attributed to Zedekiah Belknap (1781-1858) Barre, VT Oil on wood panel Barre History Collection, #A-1060 Born February 5, 1811 in Barre, Vermont, Clark Day was the son of Ira and Martha Clark Day. His father, one of Barre's early residents, was a lawyer, prominent merchant, and businessman running the local tavern and helping to establish a coach line between Boston and Montreal. Although he trained to be a storekeeper, ill health forced him to take up farming. Artis Zedekiah Belknap was a prolific itinerant artist who worked primarily in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, but made a number of trips to Vermont.
Name/Title
Clark Day
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1295
Description
Portrait showing a young boy dressed in a black suit with a white pleated collar and red vest. His hair is cut into a mullet, and he is holding a thin book in front of himself.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Day, Clark (1811-1886)
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
Artist
Belknap, Zedekiah (1781-1858)
Attribution
Attributed to
circa 1820
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Dimensions
Col. E. H. Liscum
Name/Title
Col. E. H. Liscum
Entry/Object ID
1951.49.1
Description
This portrait is a full-length depiction of a man who is sitting in a chair. In the background of the portrait, there is a tent visible. The man in the portrait is shown in a Civil War style uniform and is sitting in a folding chair amidst tall grass. He is holding a cigar and has a paper in his lap. The man also has a white beard and mustache visible in the portrait.
Artwork Details
Liscum, Emerson Hamilton (1841-1900)
Acquisition
1951.49
Made/Created
Artist
Reich, Jacques
1902
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Town
Huntington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Col. Jonathan P. Miller
Name/Title
Col. Jonathan P. Miller
Entry/Object ID
1900.1.2
Description
Portrait of a stern-looking man wearing a black suit. He is holding a rough wooden cane or walking stick vertically in front of himself with both hands resting on top. To his left is a small table with a pitcher on top.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Miller, Jonathan Peckham (1797-1847)
Acquisition
1900.1
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Colonel Addison Preston
Name/Title
Colonel Addison Preston
Entry/Object ID
1957.41.1
Description
Portrait showing a man in a military uniform posing as if drawing a sword from his hip scabbard. The man has white skin and short dark hair with a large mustache. The image is in an ornate frame with a brass mat and red velvet columns around each side.
Photograph Details
Crayon Enlargement
Preston, Addison Webster (1831-1864)
Acquisition
1957.41
Made/Created
Clifford, D.A.
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Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
1st Vermont Cavalry
Place
Town
Danville
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1960.126.1a
Description
Two-sided plaster cast of the Vermont state seal. The seal has a tree in the center, a cow to the left, and two sheaves of wheat (that look more like mushrooms) flanking the tree. The lower half is molded with the state motto, which reads, "VERMONT / FREEDOM & UNITY". The plaster is painted gold and there is a large eye hook screwed into the top center.
Artwork Details
Plaster
Acquisition
1960.126
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Relationships
Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1960.126.2
Description
One-sided plaster cast of the Vermont state seal. The seal has a tree in the center, a cow to the left, and two sheaves of wheat (that look more like mushrooms) flanking the tree. The lower half is molded with the state motto, which reads, "VERMONT / FREEDOM & UNITY". The plaster is painted silver.
Artwork Details
Plaster
Acquisition
1960.126
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1960.126.1b
Description
One-sided plaster cast of the Vermont state seal. The seal has a tree in the center, a cow to the left, and two sheaves of wheat (that look more like mushrooms) flanking the tree. The lower half is molded with the state motto, which reads, "VERMONT / FREEDOM & UNITY". The plaster is painted gold, and the sides are back and lined with green-painted metal. There is a round extension of the metal at the center top.
Artwork Details
Plaster, Metal
Acquisition
1960.126
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Congregational Church, Brandon, Vermont
Name/Title
Congregational Church, Brandon, Vermont
Entry/Object ID
1959.56.6
Description
Pen and ink drawing showing a church viewed from the side. The church has a tall steeple and gothic arched windows. A row of power lines frames the left edge of the composition. The bottom left corner is signed, "E. Higgins Walker."
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1959.56
Made/Created
Artist
Walker, Edward Higgins (1879-1943)
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Dimensions
Overall
Copper Plate
Name/Title
Copper Plate
Entry/Object ID
1990.27.1
Description
Engraved copper plate showing the front view of Lawton Hall on the grounds of the Brattleboro Retreat. The back of the plate is printed with a short history of the building and is number 140 of 200.
Artwork Details
Copper
Brattleboro Retreat
Acquisition
1990.27
Made/Created
Artist
Fisher, Jean A. Pratt (1933-2005)
1983
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Dimensions
Overall
Cornelius Van Ness
Name/Title
Cornelius Van Ness
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.9
Description
Print showing a man wearing a double-breasted black coat and a white ruffled shirt and cravat.
Artwork Details
Van Ness, Cornelius P. (1782-1852)
Context
Cornelius Van Ness was Governor of Vermont from 1823 to 1826.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Unframed
Cornucopia Flower
Name/Title
Cornucopia Flower
Entry/Object ID
1959.66.2
Description
Watercolor study of a stem of wisteria. The green branch splits into three: two with leaves and one with flowers. The flower cone consists of several small, light-purple flowers that get smaller toward the end of the stem. There is a light wash on the entire background. The picture is signed in the lower right corner, "Cornucopia Flower, April 25th 1847".
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Watercolor
wisteria branch
Context
Painted by Rev. John Henry Hopkins, Jr.
Acquisition
1959.66
Made/Created
Artist
Hopkins, John Henry, Jr. (1820-1891)
Apr 25, 1847
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Dimensions
Overall
Country Mouse Book Cover
Name/Title
Country Mouse Book Cover
Entry/Object ID
1977.55.2
Description
Oil painting on paper showing a view through a barn. On the other side of the barn is a white house with a large mountain (possibly Camel's Hump) behind. In the yard, a group of people are dancing in a circle, holding hands.
Artwork Details
Oil
Context
Used at the cover art for the novel "Country Mouse" by Louise Andrews Kent
Acquisition
1977.55
Made/Created
Artist
Earle, Eyvind (1916-2000)
1945
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Kent, Louise Andrews (1886-1969)
Publication
Country Mouse
Country Store
Name/Title
Country Store
Entry/Object ID
1988.22.4
Description
Woodcut print showing a village scene with a retail store as the focus. The store is a white building with a covered porch and a gabled roof. There is an open carriage in front of the building with a single, dark-colored horse hitched to it. There is an electrical pole with attached wires to the right of the building, and a narrow road runs along that side toward the horizon.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1988.22
Made/Created
Artist
Merrill, Hiram Campbell (1866-1958)
1943
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Dimensions
Court House Newfane
Name/Title
Court House Newfane
Entry/Object ID
1980.33.2
Description
Pencil drawing showing a building with a central cupola and four large columns framing a two-story portico. The building is facing the viewer and is on the far side of a curved road. There is a fountain in the bottom left corner, and a young tree beside the fountain. The bottom right corner has the words, "COURT HOUSE / NEWFANE, VT." The left edge of the composition is framed by two vertical arrows pointed toward the outside with the number 4-5/8" at the center.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1980.33
Made/Created
Artist
Burton, Arthur Gibbes (1883-1969)
1954
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Relationships
Place
Town
Newfane
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cousins Dancing Front of the Nickelodeon
Name/Title
Cousins Dancing Front of the Nickelodeon
Entry/Object ID
1974.41.1
Description
Crayon illustration showing several people in a domestic room surrounding a large brown wooden nickelodeon. A person playing an organ is visible in a different room through a door on the left. The figures consist of a red-haired girl wearing a pink shirt and blue skirt; a black-haired girl wearing a green dress; a red-haired boy wearing a green shirt (playing the organ); a black-haired girl wearing a blue dress; a brown-haired girl wearing a yellow shirt and red skirt; and a black-haired boy wearing a green striped shirt. The bottom is labeled, "Cousins Dancing Front of the Nickelodeon".
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
1974.41
Made/Created
Artist
Aiken, Gayleen (1934-2005)
1974
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Web Links and URLs
Cover Design For "Country Mouse"
Name/Title
Cover Design For "Country Mouse"
Entry/Object ID
1977.55.1
Description
Ink and watercolor design on the right half of the paper shows the interior of a barn. Two figures, a man and a woman, stand at the far entrance beside a large pile of hay. In the distance is a small village in a valley with a mountain behind. On the left side of the page is a pencil mockup of the painting with the words "Country Mouse" written in the beams. Below the pencil sketch is a penciled letter addressed to Mr. Earle discussing potential changes to the painting.
Artwork Details
Ink
Context
Made by Eyvind Earle as a draft for the cover of the book, "Country Mouse", by Louise Andrews Kent.
Acquisition
1977.55
Made/Created
Artist
Earle, Eyvind (1916-2000)
Role
Painter
circa 1945
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Kent, Louise Andrews (1886-1969)
Publication
Country Mouse
Covered Bridge
Name/Title
Covered Bridge
Entry/Object ID
1998.22.54
Description
Charcoal drawing of two covered bridges seen from the road. The bridges each have one wall (on the left) and a pedestrian path (on the right). Powerlines attach to the bridge at the center. There is a building with a porch close to the front bridge on the right. Multiple buildings can be seen in the background through the bridges, and the left of the composition is framed by trees. The left margin is marked, "- Reduce 1/2 -".
Artwork Details
Charcoal
Acquisition
1998.22
Made/Created
Artist
Mould, Ruth Greene (1894-1979)
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Dimensions
Overall
Covered Bridge
Name/Title
Covered Bridge
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.344
Description
Print showing a covered bridge from the view of the approaching road. The bridge has illegible signs at the top and left of the entrance. A person approaches the bridge along the right side of the road. There are buildings on the other side of the river, and a hill rises steeply on the right.
Artwork Details
Context
Shows Chase Bridge in Lyndon, Vermont
Acquisition
1957.1
Made/Created
Artist
Plowman, George Taylor (1869-1932)
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Dimensions
Covered Bridge Winter
Name/Title
Covered Bridge Winter
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.341
Description
Print showing a covered bridge as seen from the road. There is fencing on both sides of the bridge, and the entrance is flanked with leafless trees. There are two figures walking in the bridge.
Acquisition
1957.1
Made/Created
Artist
Plowman, George Taylor (1869-1932)
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Dimensions
Covered Bridge Woodstock
Name/Title
Covered Bridge Woodstock
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.340
Description
Print showing a covered bridge as seen from the road. There are small illegible signs to the left of the bridge entrance. There is a house to the left of the bridge with a tall chimney.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1957.1
Made/Created
Artist
Plowman, George Taylor (1869-1932)
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Cow Lane #2
Name/Title
Cow Lane #2
Entry/Object ID
1988.22.5
Description
Landscape print showing a herd of cows walking on a path toward the viewer. A wooden fence borders the left and a stone wall on the right. There are trees on either side. The lead cow has stopped and is looking to the rear.
Acquisition
1988.22
Made/Created
Artist
Merrill, Hiram Campbell (1866-1958)
1946
Lexicon
Dimensions
Crayon Enlargement
Name/Title
Crayon Enlargement
Entry/Object ID
2006.78.9
Description
Crayon enlargement portrait of three young white men wearing suits. They each have short, dark hair. The 2 on the left are clean shaven, and the one on the right has a mustache.
Context
Shows Silvio, Frank, and John Cardi of Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
2006.78
Made/Created
circa 1900
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Cardi, Silvio Luigi (1884-1950), Cardi, Frank Edward (1891-1959), Cardi, John Egidio (1886-1961)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Crayon Enlargement
Name/Title
Crayon Enlargement
Entry/Object ID
2006.78.10
Description
Crayon enlargement portrait showing two older white people. The person on the left is a woman with dark hair parted in the center wearing a black dress. The person on the right is a man with grey hair and a mustache wearing a suit.
Context
Shows Constantino and Teresa Cardi of Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
2006.78
Made/Created
circa 1900
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Cardi, Teresa Caverzasi (1855-1931), Cardi, Constantino (1851-1915)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Crucifixion of Christ
Name/Title
Crucifixion of Christ
Entry/Object ID
2009.10.2
Description
Pen an ink drawing accented with watercolor. The drawing shows Christ on a cross flanked by winged angels. Small human figures stand at the right and along the bottom. Two small human figures hang from the cross horizontal beam and another stabs Christ in the lower abdomen. There are inscriptions in various places throughout the drawing that are quotes from the Bible. The paper is mounted on linen. The work is signed in the upper right corner on the back, "Mrs. Robert Chase, Guildhall, Vermont."
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Ink, Watercolor
Acquisition
2009.10
Made/Created
1840-1860
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Custer's Last Rally
Name/Title
Custer's Last Rally
Entry/Object ID
2011.50
Description
Poster showing a battle scene between United States troops and indigenous Americans. The partial poster is mounted to a portion of a clapboard wall. The scene shows mounted soldiers wearing blue, double-breasted uniforms charging to the left, bearing swords and pistols and flying a United States flag. To the right are stylized indigenous Americans wearing large, feathered headdresses and fringed, tan-colored pants. Behind the indigenous people is a settlement of pointed tents in front of a line of trees. The scene is bordered on the right with a red ribbon, and a small portion of a military scene is visible on the other side of the border. A blue circle and a yellow ribbon with the letters "SH" are partially visible at the top left and bottom right, respectively. There is a rectangular piece missing at the bottom left. The whole is framed with grey-painted wooden molding
Context
The poster shows an act from the show, "Adam Forepaugh and the Wild West Circus", and advertises the performance on August 25, 1890 in Barre, VT.
Acquisition
2011.50
Made/Created
1890
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Links and URLs
Cynthia Penniman
Name/Title
Cynthia Penniman
Entry/Object ID
2006.56.1
Description
Portrait painting showing a woman with a lace-frilled cap. She has dark hair that is parted in the center and held in high curls on either side of her face. She is wearing a black dress with a V-shaped neckline and low puffed sleeves. She has a white neckerchief secured by a miniature portrait showing two young girls.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Marvin, Cynthia Penniman (1782-1854)
Acquisition
2006.56
Made/Created
Artist
Reed, B.
1840
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
City
St. Albans City
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Daffodils
Name/Title
Daffodils
Entry/Object ID
2001.32.3
Description
Painting showing a blue vase holding yellow daffodils. The vase sits on a pink table in front of a pink wall. There is a red Chinese character in the lower left corner. The painting is on canvas-wrapped board.
Type of Painting
Context
Painted by Lan-Hui Hsieh, owner of the Santung Goatery in Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
2001.32
Made/Created
Artist
Hsieh, Lan-Hui Hsueh-Ching (1900-1986)
circa 1960
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Dangerous Ground
Name/Title
Dangerous Ground
Entry/Object ID
1990.45.3
Description
Engraving printed on the cover of "Harper's Weekly". The illustration shows a group of men in 18th-century clothing holding guns and swords. The man at the front right is pointing to the right while leaning to speak to the man at his left. The man at the front left of the group is holding a large canteen, a haversack, and has rolled fabric slung over his chest. In the background of the group, two men on horses are raising their hands to signal to group members further back. An unseen man holds up a large United States flag. At the right, one man is on the ground dying while another comforts him. Beneath the image is the label, "DANGEROUS GROUND.--Drawn by Julian Scott.--[See Page 386.]" The back of the page is printed with 4 columns of political news stories.
Acquisition
1990.45
Made/Created
Artist
Scott, Julian A. (1846-1901)
Harper & Brothers
1876
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Daniel Pierce Thompson
Name/Title
Daniel Pierce Thompson
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-124
Description
Portrait of a man leaning against a tree with his arms cross. He has short, curly black hair parted at the side. Though he is turned toward the right, he is looking straight at the viewer with one eyebrow raised. He is wearing a black suit, vest, and bowtie with a white shirt that has a standing collar. He is shown outside amid mountains and trees. The mountain in the background may be Camel's Hump.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Thompson, Daniel Pierce (1795–1868)
Context
Daniel Pierce Thompson was a Vermont politician and famous novelist.
Made/Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
circa 1855
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Daniel Pierce Thompson and Eunice Wright Robinson Thompson
Name/Title
Daniel Pierce Thompson and Eunice Wright Robinson Thompson
Entry/Object ID
1957.40.1
Description
Portrait showing a man and woman. The man is wearing a black suit jacket and a white shirt with a pleated cravat. He is holding up a small open book. The woman is wearing a white dress with large, transparent sleeves. Her hair is parted down the center and held in two bow shapes on either side of the part. She is looking at the viewer, and her hand is indicating a passage from the book. The pair is seated in an interior with red drapery behind. The man's arm is around the woman at her shoulder.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Thompson, Daniel Pierce (1795–1868), Thompson, Eunice Wright Robinson (1814-1894)
Context
The portrait shows Daniel Pierce Thompson, the famous Vermont author and one of the founders of the Vermont Historical Society, and Eunice Wright Robinson Thompson. It was painted shortly after their marriage in Montpelier by the itinerant portrait painter, Benjamin Franklin Mason.
Acquisition
1957.40
Made/Created
Artist
Mason, Benjamin Franklin (1804-1871)
circa 1831
Lexicon
Dimensions
Web Links and URLs
Darius Lorenzo Green
Name/Title
Darius Lorenzo Green
Entry/Object ID
1959.65.1
Description
Miniature watercolor portrait of a young man painted on an oval ivory disk. The man has short brown hair with no sideburns and blue eyes. He is wearing a very high-necked black jacket, vest, and wide black cravat over a white shirt. The painting is set into a gold-toned pendant with a small glass enclosure on the reverse holding a lock of hair.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Watercolor, Ivory, Metal, Hair
Green, Darius Lorenzo (1815-1891)
Context
Shows Darius Green of Mount Holly, Vermont
Acquisition
1959.65
Made/Created
circa 1835
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
Town
Mount Holly
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dashing through the Snow
Name/Title
Dashing through the Snow
Entry/Object ID
2009.2.5
Description
Woodcut print showing a couple in a horse-drawn sleigh waving to a man wearing snowshoes. There are groups sledding down a hill in the middle ground and mountains in the background. At the bottom is the label, "DASHING through the SNOW: Winter travel in Vermont" and a string of sleigh bells.
Context
Commissioned from Mary Simpson for Vermont History Expo, 2007
Acquisition
2009.2
Made/Created
Artist
Simpson, Mary
2007
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Event
Vermont History Expo
Dead Men Tell No Tales
Name/Title
Dead Men Tell No Tales
Entry/Object ID
1990.36.1
Description
Engraving on an interior page of "Harper's Weekly". The image shows 4 men and 1 woman around a tombstone. The men stand to the left of the tombstone and wear various expressions, from sadness to annoyance. They are all wearing black suits. 3 of the men are holding top hats while the man at the front has let his fall to the ground. A newspaper if the man's coat pocket reads, "STONE STOCKS / NEW SCHEMES / ERIE R". The woman is two the right of the grave and is dressed as an allegory of justice, with a sword and scale in her left hand. She is touching her eye with her right hand. The tombstone has the partial inscription, "[H]ERE [LI]ES FISK. JR". The image is labeled at the center bottom, "DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES". Below the illustration is an article condemning the surviving managers of the Erie Road for making their assassinated partner the scapegoat for the program's corruption. It is followed by the start of an article entitled, "Slaughter of Buffaloes". The back of the page is printed with four columns containing articles and advertisements.
Acquisition
1990.36
Made/Created
Artist
Nast, Thomas (1840-1902)
Harper & Brothers
1872
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen United States of America
Name/Title
Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen United States of America
Entry/Object ID
1972.66.2
Description
Decoratively titled and handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence. The title is written at the top in a combination of large serifed letters and cursive script, surrounding an ink drawing of a federal eagle and two 6-pointed stars. The text is written in small, cursive script on graphite ruled lines filling the rest of the paper. A diagonal stripe is formed from the top left corner of the text to the bottom right corner by orienting the letters to the left. The upper right and bottom left wedges of text are oriented to the right.
Type of Drawing
Context
Made by Augustus Porter Walter of Burke, Vermont
Acquisition
1972.66
Made/Created
Artist
Walter, Augustus Porter (1834-1872)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Decorative Plaque
Name/Title
Decorative Plaque
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.303
Description
Rectangular wood plaque painted with an image of a sprig of pink and yellow flowers with green leaves. The words "Belongs to Sarah E. Fay" is written on the back in both pencil and ink.
Context
Owned by Sarah Elizabeth Fay of Richmond, Vermont
Acquisition
1976.43
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Fay, Sarah Elizabeth Hager Goddard (1856-1928)
Place
Town
Richmond
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dennis Duhigg
Name/Title
Dennis Duhigg
Entry/Object ID
1968.49.10
Description
Oval portrait showing a mustached man in a military uniform. His hair is parted at the side. His uniform coat buttons down the center front, and he has rectangular epaulets on either shoulder.
Artwork Details
Duhigg, Dennis (1841-1864)
Context
Dennis Duhigg enlisted into the Union Army from Lyndon, Vermont
Acquisition
1968.49
Made/Created
1862-1864
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Event
Civil War
Distant View of the Marble Quarry of William F. Barnes, Esq. Clarendon, VT.
Name/Title
Distant View of the Marble Quarry of William F. Barnes, Esq. Clarendon, VT.
Entry/Object ID
2004.65.1
Description
Full-color print showing a farm complex (foreground) with a mountain in the background. The complex consists of a white house with two sections and a porch, a large barn, and two small outbuildings. People, chickens, and cows are visible in the farmyard. In the middle distance, there is a group of men around an upright pole with several lines stretching from the top of the pole to the ground, forming a cone shape. The rest of the men's activity is hidden behind a hill. The print is labeled, "DISTANT VIEW OF THE MARBLE QUARRY OF WILLIAM F. BARNES, ESQ. CLARENDON, VT." The lower left corner has the label, "Painted by FRANK CHILDS." and the lower right corner has the label, "J.H. Bufford's Lith. 490 Washn. St. Boston."
Artwork Details
Acquisition
2004.65
Made/Created
Artist
Childs, Frank
Bufford's Lithography
1880-1890
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Barnes, William Franklin (1806-1871)
Doctor Macomber
Name/Title
Doctor Macomber
Entry/Object ID
1965.69.1
Description
Portrait showing a white man with dark hair and beard. His is wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and bowtie, and a white shirt. The painting is in an ornate gilded frame with a white cotton-covered mat. The painting is signed "J. F. Gilman 1887" in the lower left corner.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Gouache
Macomber, Job Edwin (1834-1896)
Acquisition
1965.69
Made/Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
1887
Lexicon
Dimensions
Dorset Marble Quarry Entrance
Name/Title
Dorset Marble Quarry Entrance
Entry/Object ID
1963.76.1
Description
Unframed oil painting showing the entrance to a quarry. There is a man and white draft horse in the bottom right corner. The man is wearing blue overalls, a red shirt, and a brown hat. The entrance fills the composition. It is signed in the lower left corner, "Edwin B. Child".
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Context
Shows the entrance to the Freely Quarry in Dorset, Vermont
Acquisition
1963.76
Made/Created
Artist
Child, Edwin Burrage (1868-1937)
1905
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Doyle Poll
Name/Title
Doyle Poll
Entry/Object ID
2016.31.29
Description
Ink and marker drawing showing an elderly man clinging to the top of a leaning wooden pole. The man is wearing a loose-fitting suit and a small propeller beanie. The words "Doyle Poll" are written to the right in pink outlined with purple.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Ink
Doyle, William T. (b. 1936)
Context
Bill Doyle was a Republican member of the Vermont Senate representing the Washington District from 1969 to 2017. He is the longest-serving state legislator in Vermont history. The artis, Don Hooper, also served as a state legislator.
Acquisition
2016.31
Made/Created
Artist
Hooper, Donald M. (b. 1945)
1985-1993
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Dr. B.J. Kendall and his Spavin Cure Manufactory
Name/Title
Dr. B.J. Kendall and his Spavin Cure Manufactory
Entry/Object ID
2009.2.2
Description
This artwork is a linocut print featuring a central focus on a large building with a mansard roof and a prominent sign that reads "KENDALL'S / 1880 / SPAVIN CURE." Positioned in front of the building are three teams of horses and either buggies or small wagons, each carrying two individuals. In the upper right corner of the print, there are three interlocking circles arranged horizontally. On the left side, there is a profile of a man with the text "DR. KENDALL" below it. Towards the center, there is another building with the text "1st LABORATORY" below it. To the right of the central building, there is a bust of a horse with the text "1876 TRADEMARK" below it. The title of the print is located below the image. Additionally, there are pencil notations on the print, including "10/40," "2006," and "M. Simpson." The print is mounted on light beige paper.
Acquisition
2009.2
Made/Created
Artist
Simpson, Mary
2006
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Kendall, Burney James (b. 1845), Dr. B. J. Kendall Company
Place
Village
Enosburg Falls
Town
Enosburg
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dr. Edward Lamb
Interpretative Labels
Dr. Edward Lamb, 1895 Thomas Waterman Wood (1823-1903) Montpelier, VT Oil on canvas Gift of Frederick J. Prentiss, #A-121 Born in Charlton, MA in 1771, Dr. Edward Lamb served Montpelier from his arrival in 1796 until his death in 1845. Frederick Prentiss commissioned this portrait for the Vermont Historical Society well after Lamb's death. Thomas W. Wood is arguably Montpelier's most famous artist. The son of a cabinet maker, he was largely self-taught, yet rose to the highest ranks of genre painters in the United States.
Name/Title
Dr. Edward Lamb
Entry/Object ID
1895.3.3
Description
Portrait showing a man in the process of taking snuff. The man is wearing a black suit, a white suit with a high collar, and a white bow tie. He has a can under his left arm with a wood shaft and a white knob. He is holding a metal case and preparing to pinch material from the case. He has long sideburns and appears to wearing an expression of annoyance.
Artwork Details
Oil
Lamb, Edward (1770-1845)
Acquisition
1895.3
Made/Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
1895
Lexicon
Dimensions
Web Links and URLs
Dr. Julius Yemans Dewey
Interpretative Labels
Dr. Julius Yemans Dewey Unknown Montpelier, VT Oil on canvas Gift of Emily Shipman Howland Gay, #A-576 Dr. Julius Dewey (1801-1877) practiced medicine in Montpelier, Vermont until the 1840s when he founded the National Life insurance company. What started out as a one-man operation soon turned into a major, national corporation still in operation today. His son, Admiral George Dewey, went on to fame in the Spanish American War. Susan Dewey was Dr. Dewey's third wife.
Name/Title
Dr. Julius Yemans Dewey
Entry/Object ID
1989.23.2
Description
Oval portrait showing a man wearing a black three-piece suit, a white, pleated-front shirt with a high collar, and black bow tie. His grey hair is swept back and he has long, white sideburns. His right hand rests on the handle of a cane.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Portrait
Dewey, Julius Yemans (1801-1877)
Context
Dr. Dewey was the founder of National Life insurance company and the father of Spanish-American War hero Admiral George Dewey.
Acquisition
1989.23
Made/Created
circa 1860
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, Susan Elizabeth Griggs (1816-1886)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Links and URLs
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.87
Description
A drawing of two women. The one on the left is wearing a grey dress and a hat. The other woman wears a dark skirt and white blouse with a hat and carries a racquet. It is unsigned and undated.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.34
Description
A full length portrait of a woman in profile sitting in a chair. The chair is carved and ornate. She wears a dark dress with a kerchief around her neck and her hair is up. There are shadows around her. Signed in the bottom right corner and undated.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.59
Description
A drawing of a man and a woman sitting on crates and eating. There are shelves behind them. There are various notes on the page about dimensions. It is signed in the bottom left hand corner and there is a note on the back that says “108374.”
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.76
Description
A drawing on grey paper of a Native American man sitting in profile. He holds an object in his hands. It is unsigned and undated.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.6
Description
A full length portrait of a woman wearing a long dark skirt, white blouse, and long neck tie. She is looking down to her left. She also wears a hat and carries something in her hands. Her clothing is Edwardian in style. Signed in the top left corner and undated.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.63
Description
A full length portrait of a man in a suit and hat carrying a suitcase in one hand and a coat in the other. Unsigned and undated.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.74
Description
A drawing of a woman (head and torso) in a coat, blouse, tie, and flowered hat. It is signed in the bottom right corner.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.37
Description
A picture of a young girl wearing an apron and a shawl and looking off into the distance as she stands against a brick wall on a cobbled street. Signed in the bottom right corner and dated 1903.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
1903
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.69
Description
A drawing of a woman wearing white sitting in a chair playing the violin with a child in a dark dress at her feet, watching. It is signed in the bottom right corner.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.66
Description
A drawing of a man turn away from the viewer wear what looks like a cape and doublet. He stands in front of a small table and a window. It is signed in the bottom right corner and undated.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.46
Description
A charcoal drawing of a house on a hill. Not very detailed and unsigned and undated.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.20
Description
A graphite drawing of a woman in a long dress sitting in a chair against a dark background. She has her hair in an updo and has a flower in her hair. The drawing is very smudged and has few definite reasons, angular lines. It is unsigned and undated.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.82
Description
A full length portrait of a woman in graduation dress reading from a book. It is signed in the bottom left corner.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.26
Description
A drawing of a clergyman with his hands clasped in prayer. He wears long robes and a cap. Signed only with “Paris 04.”
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
1904
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.64
Description
A drawing of a man in profile painting at an easel. He had long hair and a beard and wears glasses.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.79
Description
A drawing of a sailor sitting on some steps next to a rope and smoking a pipe as he looks into the distance. It is signed in the bottom left hand corner and dated “Feb. 11.”
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.36
Description
A drawing of a woman in an elaborate patterned dress and large hat tied under her chin with a ribbon and decorated with flowers. In her outstretched arms she holds a kitten, which she looks at. Unsigned and undated. There is a sticker on the top of the paper and a piece of fabric glued to the back of the paper, which has a border of black.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.54
Description
A full length portrait of a woman sitting in a chair and holding a branch with leaves or flowers. She is wearing dark clothes and looking at her hands. It is signed in the bottom right hand corner and undated.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.30
Description
A drawing of a woman sitting in a chair and looking out a window to her right, which is shrouded by a curtain. She wears a light too and a dark skirt and is partially in shadows. It is signed in the bottom left corner and undated.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.24
Description
A drawing of a clergyman reading a small book and leaning against an object. His face is not drawn in detail and he is kneeling and wears robes and a cap. Signed only with “Paris ‘04.” The back of the paper has a label from the paper manufacturer.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
1904
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.58
Description
A drawing of a woman sitting in a chair wearing a skirt, hat, and a striped jacket. Standing on her right is a girl in a white dress with a bow in her hair. It is signed in the bottom right hand corner.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.81
Description
A man and a woman standing facing arch other and holding hands. The man wears a suit and the woman wears a white blouse and dark skirt. There is a desk and an easel in the room with them, and they stand in front of a door. Unsigned and undated.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.19
Description
A drawing of a woman in a gown. It has a large collar and puffy sleeves and a full skirt. She wears a Peale necklace and is looking down slightly. Her hair is up. There is a pencil drawing of a face in profile in the upper right hand corner. In the upper left hand corner there is a stamp that reads “ Bristol LM France.” On the back there is a note that says “No. 489.” It is signed in the bottom right hand corner and dated Nov. 11 ‘96.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Nov 11, 1896
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.71a-b
Description
A drawing of two women having tea. One is standing and the other sits at a table. One corner is torn (b). It is signed in the bottom right corner and dated 1901. On the back is written “Frances Ide 68 West 10th St.”
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
1901
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.45
Description
A drawing of a man in uniform (head and shoulders only). It is unsigned and undated.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.84
Description
A drawing of a woman with her back turned to the viewer. She wears a pleated gown with puffed short sleeves and her hair is up, there is an object covered by a sheet on her right. On the other side of the paper there is the same drawing but half finished. It is signed under the finished drawing in the center.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.86
Description
A drawing of a boy and a woman on a grassy bank near a River. The boy is wearing striped pants and a cap and holds a basket with a net. The woman is sitting on a stool and wears a plaid skirt, shawl, and hat. She is fishing in the the river. It is signed in the bottom right corner.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.61
Description
A drawing for the book Milton Blairlee and the Green Mountain Boys by Willard Goss Davenport. It shows two men, one with a gun, and bear. One man is grabbing the bear’s mouth and his hat is flying off. There is a forest behind them. It is signed in the bottom left corner.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
1904
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Publication
Milton Blairlee and the Green Mountain Boys
Web Links and URLs
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.88
Description
A drawing of a woman sitting in a chair and sewing or embroidering. She wears a white dress with dark ruffled trim and bows. It is signed in the bottom right hand corner.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.77
Description
A drawing of a woman from behind. She has a full skirt and a scalloped collar. Her hair is in a low bun. There is shadow in front of her. It is signed in the bottom right corner.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.67
Description
Drawing of a man sitting in a chair and wearing a pinstriped suit and bowler hat. It is signed in the bottom left corner and dated “Dec 18.”
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.33
Description
A drawing of a woman sitting in the end of a table. She holds papers in her right hand and wears a dress with large ruffled sleeves. Her hair is braided. Signed in the bottom right corner and undated.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.56
Description
A drawing of a woman kneeling at the foot of an older woman a headdress and black dress. The kneeling woman has braided hair and wears a light top with a tie and a dark skirt. There are shadows behind them. It is signed in the bottom left corner and undated. The back has been repaired.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.70
Description
A drawing of a man with a cane sitting in a chair and reading a paper. There are sketches of fingers on the right side of the page. It is signed in the bottom right hand corner and dated “mch 5.”
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
1995.26.1
Description
Large hand-drawn political cartoon labeled, "DEMOCRACY AT WORK - VERMONT - 1956". The cartoon shows four very large men in suits looking down on several small people, each with a speech bubble stating what they want the government to achieve.
Type of Drawing
Context
Produced to support the unsuccessful 1956 gubernatorial campaign of E. Frank Branon
Acquisition
1995.26
Made/Created
Artist
Beckwith, Dan
1956
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Branon, Edward Frank (1891-1962)
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.75
Description
A drawing of a woman sitting in a chair. She has an elaborately ruffled blouse and a dark skirt, and wears a feather hat. She is leaning on one of the arms of the chair. It is signed in the bottom right corner and has a line of unreadable text with the number “16” above it.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.35
Description
A woman sitting in a chair, full length. Her hands are clasped on her knee and she wears a white dress with puffy sleeves and her hair is up. She is cast in shadows. The chair is simple and not ornate. There is a sketch of one of her hands in the upper right hand corner. It is signed on the back and undated.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.199
Description
Print of an etching of a tower, signed by L. Chesnay.
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
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.200
Description
Printing of an etching of a barge with a bridge in the background. Signed, but Artist's signature difficult to decipher. With a label that says objects of art and fantasy, Galerie D'Expoistion, Marseille.
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
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.73
Description
A drawing of a woman sitting in a chair and holding a teacup. She wears a kerchief and a patterned shawl. It is signed in the bottom right corner and on the back.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.65
Description
A full length drawing of a man in a shirt, vest, tie, and striped pants. He has dark hair and a mustache and looks bitter. It is signed in the bottom left corner and has a date that got ripped off.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.72
Description
A drawing of a man wearing a suit and hat and sitting in a chair holding out his hand. He has a dark beard. It is signed in the bottom right corner.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.206a-d
Description
Four pencil sketches by children at the College Moderne et Technique in Montceau Les-Mines, France, plus a letter and envelop from R. Dubreuil at the college to the direction of a French Red Cross center.
a. A sketch of a cactus in a pot by Rene Guinet.
b. A sketch of a chair, some jettisoned clothes and a briefcase by Jacques Braunstein.
c. A sketch of a teapot atop two books by Bernadette Ninlias.
d. A sketch of a heron by Daniel Pernette.
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
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.44a-b
Description
A drawing of the old woman who lived in a shoe and her cat. The nursery rhyme is written in the top right corner. It is ripped in two and unsigned.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.31
Description
A drawing of a woman’s torso in profile reading a book. Her face is in shadow and sits in a chair. Unsigned and undated.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.68
Description
A drawing of a sailor pulling on a rope. There are sketches of his hands around the page and the drawing is not finished. It is signed in the bottom right corner and dated “Feb [unreadable].”
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.85
Description
A drawing of a woman standing in profile. She wears a white blouse and a patterned skirt and a hat with decorations. She has a bunch of flowers in her hand. It is signed in the bottom right corner.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.25
Description
A drawing of a clergyman sitting against the wall and holding his cap in his hands. He wears glasses and robes. There is some graphite detailing among the charcoal. Signed only with “Paris 1904.”
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
1904
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Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.83
Description
A drawing of a woman sitting in a chair. She wears a dark dress with a centerpiece that’s lighter, a large ruff collar, and spectacles. There is a painting behind her. Signed in the bottom right corner.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
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Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.80
Description
A drawing of a man wearing a suit asleep in a rocking chair. It is signed in the bottom center and dated “Apr. 27.” The back has a sketch of a woman’s face.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
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Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.57
Description
A drawing of a woman sitting on a couch with pillows in a fancy dress and facing a man who wears a suit and sits in a rocking chair. It is signed in the bottom right hand corner.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
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Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.23
Description
A drawing of a clergyman reading a small book that he holds in both hands. He wears long robes and a small hat. Signed only with “Paris 1904.”
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
1904
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Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.55
Description
A drawing of a woman in a carriage sitting and looking at a man facing her on the street. Signed in the bottom right hand corner by the date is ripped off.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
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Dimensions
Drawing
Name/Title
Drawing
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.78
Description
A full length portrait of a woman shown in 3/4 view from behind. She wears a white blouse and a dark skirt and her hands are clasped behind her. It is signed in the bottom right corner.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
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Dimensions
East Corinth
Name/Title
East Corinth
Entry/Object ID
2020.15.5
Description
Drawing on board of an aerial view of a small downtown. The town has residences, stables, a store, and church. The town is framed from behind with rolling hills.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Acquisition
2020.15
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Ebenezer Ormsbee
Name/Title
Ebenezer Ormsbee
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.39
Description
Photograph showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and tie, and a white shirt. His hair is swept to the side, and he has a long "goatee" style beard and mustache. The print is framed in a wooden frame. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "EBENEZER ORMSBEE 1886 - 88".
Artwork Details
Ormsbee, Ebenezer Jolls (1834-1924)
Context
Ebenezer Ormsbee was Governor of Vermont from 1886 to 1888.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Edge of the Birches
Name/Title
Edge of the Birches
Entry/Object ID
1998.37.1
Description
Landscape print. In the foreground, there is a prominent stand of birch trees. Moving towards the middle ground, there is a meadow or field. The background of the artwork shows distant trees and hills. A steeple can be seen among the trees.
Acquisition
1998.37
Made/Created
Artist
Lucioni, Luigi (1900-1988)
1951
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Dimensions
Edward C. Smith
Name/Title
Edward C. Smith
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.45
Description
Print showing a seated man wearing a black suit. He has short, dark hair, and a cropped, light mustache. He is wearing a large ring on left hand, and has a finger of his right hand in a book.
Artwork Details
Smith, Edward Curtis (1854-1935)
Context
Edward C. Smith was Governor of Vermont from 1898 to 1892.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Edward Kinsman
Interpretative Labels
Edward Kinsman, c. 1836 Uknown Artist Barre, VT Oil on canvas Barre History Collection, #A-1163 Newell Kinsman (1795-1858) moved to Barre as a young lawyer and quickly established the leading law firm in town. This remarkable family group illustrates the talent of itinerant portrait painters of the day. Included in the group are his wife Leonora Lamb Kinsman (1810-1856) and their three children, George (b. 1829), Edward (b. 1831), and Ellen (b. 1833).
Name/Title
Edward Kinsman
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1374
Description
Portrait showing a young boy in a three-piece suit consisting of a black jacket and pants and white vest. He's wearing a white shirt with a wide fall collar and black bow tie. He is holding a red book.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Kinsman, Edward
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
circa 1836
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Elijah Ball Jones
Name/Title
Elijah Ball Jones
Entry/Object ID
1977.54.2
Description
Portrait showing a man with light-colored skin and short, dark hair. He is wearing a white shirt with a high, pointed collar, a white stock, and a black coat. The background is brown. The painting is in a wooden frame with a narrow gilded border along the interior edge.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Jones, Elijah Ball (1800-1871)
Acquisition
1977.54
Made/Created
Artist
Tuthill, Abraham Guliebmus Domini (1805-1897)
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Elijah raising the Widow's Son 1.Kings, Ch. 17
Name/Title
Elijah raising the Widow's Son 1.Kings, Ch. 17
Entry/Object ID
1991.75.3
Description
Engraved print showing a child in a bed with a bearded man kneeling on floor beside him. The child is not clothed, but is covered to the mid-chest with fabric. The man is draped in fabric, either a robe or a cloak. The top and left edges of the composition are framed in drapery, indicating bed hangings. The scene is set in a room with patterned wall-to-wall carpeting and paneled lower walls.
Acquisition
1991.75
Made/Created
Artist
Eddy, Isaac (1777-1847)
Merifield and Cochran
1812
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Town
Weathersfield
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Elisha Payne Jewett
Name/Title
Elisha Payne Jewett
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-40
Description
Portrait of an older man with a white beard and dark, grey hair. He is shown wearing a black suit and facing the left. The background is dark green, and the whole is framed in an ornate gild frame.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Jewett, Elisha Payne (1801-1894)
Context
Elisha Payne Jewett was Vermont State Treasurer from 1846 to 1847.
Made/Created
Artist
Burgess, Ruth Payne Jewett (1865-1934)
1922
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Ella Luthera Dewey Pitkin
Interpretative Labels
Ella Luthera Dewey Pitkin, 1883 Thomas Waterman Wood (1823-1903) Montpelier, VT Oil on canvas Gift of J. Brooks Buxton, #A-945 Ella Luthera Dewey Pitkin (1850-1879) was the second daughter of Charles and Betsy Tarbox Dewey and granddaughter of Julius Dewey. She married Carrol Pitkin in 1873 but died young in 1879. This portrait is one of two commissioned by the family from Thomas Waterman Wood after her death. Thomas W. Wood is arguably Montpelier's most famous artist. The son of a cabinet maker, he was largely self-taught, yet rose to the highest ranks of genre painters in the united states.
Name/Title
Ella Luthera Dewey Pitkin
Entry/Object ID
2011.13.2
Description
Portrait showing a young woman wearing a white lace dress embellished with a bouquet of brightly-colored flowers. The dress has a high, ruffled lace collar with a rose bud and stem pinned at the center. The translucent sleeves are gathered into poofs. A posy of pink and white flowers with green foliage is pinned to her chest at center. She is holding a lace shawl. Her hair is swept back from her face and held in a simple style.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Pitkin, Ella Luthera Dewey (1850-1879)
Acquisition
2011.13
Made/Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
1883
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Dimensions
Ellen Kinsman
Interpretative Labels
Ellen Kinsman, c. 1836 Unknown Artist Barre, VT Barre History Collection, #A-1164 Newell Kinsman (1795-1858) moved to Barre as a young lawyer and quickly established the leading law firm in town. This remarkable family group illustrates the talent of itinerant portrait painters of the day. Included in the group are his wife Leonora Lamb Kinsman (1810-1856) and their three children, George (b. 1829), Edward (b. 1831), and Ellen (b. 1833).
Name/Title
Ellen Kinsman
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1375
Description
Portrait showing a young girl wearing a blue dress. The dress has an off-the-shoulder neckline edged in narrow lace, with low set sleeves gathered into three sections. The bodice pleats into a v-shape at the waist. She is holding a red book.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Kinsman, Ellen
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
circa 1836
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Elms by the Lake
Name/Title
Elms by the Lake
Entry/Object ID
1990.52.1
Description
Print showing two large elm trees in a grassy area at the edge of a body of water, possibly Lake Champlain. There is a small path curving along the left edge. Tree-covered land juts into the water at the middle distance, and low mountains can be seen in the background at the right.
Acquisition
1990.52
Made/Created
Artist
Lucioni, Luigi (1900-1988)
1939
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Dimensions
Overall
Elvina L. Smith
Name/Title
Elvina L. Smith
Entry/Object ID
1946.47.1
Description
Portrait of a seated woman shown from the waist up. Her body is turned slightly to the right. The woman wears a pink dress with a fitted bodice, flared skirt, and large, puffed sleeves. A green sash or belt circles her waist. Her brown hair is gathered in two large groups of curls on either side of her head.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Smith, Elvina L. Hayes
Acquisition
1946.47
Made/Created
circa 1835
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Dimensions
Emery L. Smith
Interpretative Labels
Emery L. Smith, c. 1895 James Franklin Gilman (1842-1929) Barre, VT Oil on canvas Barre History Collection, #A-1082 Emery L. Smith (1842-1929) helped found the granite industry in Barre and served as the newly incorporated city's first mayor in 1895.
Name/Title
Emery L. Smith
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1317
Description
Impressionistic portrait showing a man in a brown and green suit jacket, a black vest, black tie, and white shirt with a fall collar. The man has a slightly receding hairline cut close to the head and large mustache that curls low below his mouth. The background is a gradient of brown, from light to dark. The painting is in a wide, gilded frame with molded acanthus and oak leaves. At the bottom center of the frame is a small plaque with the inscription, "EMERY L. SMITH/1895-1896".
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Smith, Emery L. (1842-1929)
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
Role
Painter
circa 1895
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Links and URLs
Envelope
Name/Title
Envelope
Entry/Object ID
2020.15.6
Description
Bi-fold envelope for holding artwork. The front of the enveloped is stamped with three images: a dog holding a fountain pen; a sign saying "greetings from the sticks" held by three sticks; and the artist's information, "HAL/Mayforth/RD #1 Box 4135, BARNES RD./MONTPELIER, VERMONT/05602."
Context
Made by Hal Mayforth for National Life
Acquisition
2020.15
Made/Created
Artist
Mayforth, Hal
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Erastus Fairbanks
Name/Title
Erastus Fairbanks
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.20
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and bowtie, and a white shirt. His white hair is brushed tall, and he has a white beard running under his jawline. He is wearing small, wireframed glasses. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "ERASTUS FAIRBANKS 1852 - 53 AND 1860 - 61".
Artwork Details
Fairbanks, Erastus (1792-1864)
Context
Erastus Fairbanks was Governor of Vermont from 1852 to 1853 and again from 1860 to 1861.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
Ethan Allen
Name/Title
Ethan Allen
Entry/Object ID
1942.17
Description
Roughly carved wooden statue of a man in the act of pulling his sworn from its scabbard. The man has a cloak draped over his right shoulder, hanging to the floor and wrapping around his left leg. He is wearing a double-breasted coat with an epaulet on his left shoulder. The figure is on an oval base with the name, "H. M. Abrams" written in pencil on the bottom.
Artwork Details
Wood
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789)
Context
Carved by Horace M. Abrams of Arlington, Vermont, using wood from a tree that grew near Ethan Allen's home site.
Acquisition
1942.17
Made/Created
Artist
Abrams, Horace Mills (1894-1960)
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Kinne, Benjamin Harris
Ethan Allen
Name/Title
Ethan Allen
Entry/Object ID
1954.36.28
Description
Silhouette of a man, bust size. Distinguishing features are: pointed nose, long sloping forehead and pronounced cravat. Written o back inold script is "Ethan Allen." At lower edge of silhouette stamped into paper is a spread eagle with "Peale's Museum." See A-306. Silhouette is mounted in a period grain painted frame.

Small cut paper silhouette of a man in a wooden frame. The man has a high hairline, a long nose, and is wearing a cravat or bow tie. The words, "Ethan Allen" are written on the back of the silhouette, and there is a stamped mark of an eagle that reads, "Peale's Museum."
Artwork Details
Paper
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789)
Context
Said to be a silhouette of Ethan Allen previously held by Peale's Museum in New York. The museum closed in 1837, and the stamped mark was used on counterfeit silhouettes afterward, which is likely the case for this piece.
Acquisition
1954.36
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Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789)
Exode des paysans devant l'ennemi
Interpretative Labels
Exode des paysans devant l'ennemi, 1940 Joseph Pinchon (1871-1953) Paris, France Oil on board Gift of State of Vermont, 1964.63.182 Joseph Pinchon was born in Amiens, France, the second of eight children. He studied in Paris, and began working as an illustrator for children's magazines. In 1905, he created the character Becassine, and became one of the earliest and best artists developing a new style of illustration that would be called, in French, "bandes dessinees" (In America, we would call them comics, but their cultural role in France is very different). He continued to work as a prolific illustrator and artist for the rest of his life, with occasional forays into different art forms. In addition to the oil painting you see here, Pinchon also served briefly as the costume director for the Opera Garnier in Paris.
Name/Title
Exode des paysans devant l'ennemi
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.182
Description
Painting on cardboard or paint board of refugees traveling in two wagons pulled by horses. People are piled onto the wagons with goods. A dog walks beside the wagon. There is a large tree and a house in the background. The work is signed in the left hand corner: Emile Joseph Porphyre Pinchon.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Context
Given to the State of Vermont by the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Made/Created
Artist
Pinchon, Joseph P. (1871-1953)
circa 1940
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Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Event
World War II
Ezekiel Parker Walton
Name/Title
Ezekiel Parker Walton
Entry/Object ID
2020.19.2
Description
Photograph of a painted portrait showing a young man wearing a high-collared suit with a white cravat. He has dark hair and long sideburns. The photograph has been enhanced with watercolor paint. The portrait is cut in an oval and pasted onto a white mat, with two lines of gilding tracing the outline of the applied portrait. The whole is framed in a gilded oval frame embellished on the top, bottom and sides with molded melons and vines.
Artwork Details
Walton, Ezekiel Parker (1789-1855)
Acquisition
2020.19
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Dimensions
Overall (framed)
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Ezra Butler
Name/Title
Ezra Butler
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.10
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black coat and white shirt and cravat. His hair is swept back away from his face and long over his ears.
Artwork Details
Butler, Ezra (1763-1838)
Context
Ezra Butler was Governor of Vermont from 1826 to 1828.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Unframed
Family Scene
Name/Title
Family Scene
Entry/Object ID
1995.5.1
Description
Charcoal of a family seated and standing around a table. The family consists of the parents and three children. A dog and cat are present as well. The father is reading the Scientific American and the mother has mending on her lap.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Charcoal
Context
Possibly drawn in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
1995.5
Made/Created
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Dimensions
Fanny Wyman Houghton Wright
Name/Title
Fanny Wyman Houghton Wright
Entry/Object ID
1967.2.23
Description
Pencil drawing showing a seated woman in profile. The woman is visible from the waist up, with the bottom edge cut off in a curve. The is wearing her hair secured at the back of her head with a decorative comb and two bands that circle from the nape of her neck to her hairline. There is a curled ringlet hanging in front of her ear. Her black dress has voluminous sleeves and a wide, white collar with small rosettes. Her disproportionately small hand is holding a tiny book.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Pencil
Edwards, Fanny Wyman Houghton Wright (1814-1886)
Acquisition
1967.2
Made/Created
Artist
Dibble, H.C.
circa 1835
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Fence on Robert Frost Farm
Name/Title
Fence on Robert Frost Farm
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1584
Description
Woodcut print showing a section of a broken wooden fence. It is signed in pencil, "J J Lankes 1929". The words, "Headpiece for ' A Victorian Village' Fence on R. Frost's Farm. / 200", are written across the bottom of the paper.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Lankes, J. J. (1884-1960)
1929
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Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Frost, Robert Lee (1874-1963)
Ferdinand Foch
Name/Title
Ferdinand Foch
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.176
Description
Painting of a mustached man in an official looking hat and blue jacket. In a wooden frame. Signed by A Ehkirch 1918. A sticker on the back says it is a portrait of "Foch." Ferdinand Foch was the commander of Allied Forces at the end of World War I.
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
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
1943.8.1
Description
Plywood cutout figurine of soldier. The figure is painted on the front, and the plywood is left bare on the reverse. The soldier is shown wearing an eighteenth-century-style military uniform consisting of a black tricorn hat, a green coat edged in red, a fawn waistcoat, fawn breeches, and brown shoes. He is holding a long gun with a strap behind his right arm. The figure sits in a slot within a rectangular wooden base. The back is stamped with the words, "JEHIEL HAWLEY STUDIOS by" and signed, "Horace Mills Abrams".
Context
Made by Horace Mills Abrams to exhibit as a clothing reference for military clothing worn at the Battle of Bennington during the American Revolutionary War.
Acquisition
1943.8
Made/Created
Artist
Abrams, Horace Mills (1894-1960)
1930-1940
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Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Wood, Paint
Relationships
Battle of Bennington, American Revolutionary War
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
1943.8.9
Description
Plywood cutout figurine of soldier. The figure is painted on the front, and the plywood is left bare on the reverse. The soldier is shown wearing an eighteenth-century-style military uniform consisting of a black bicorn hat, a green coat edged in red, a fawn waistcoat, fawn breeches, and tall black boots. He is holding a long gun across his body with his right arm and there is a sword at his left hip. The figure sits in a slot within a rectangular wooden base. The back is stamped with the words, "JEHIEL HAWLEY STUDIOS by" and signed, "Horace Mills Abrams". It is inked with the inscription, "Lt. Ira Allen in Parade Uniform of Green Mountain Rangers and by N.Y. Pro. Congress July 4, 1775".
Context
Made by Horace Mills Abrams to exhibit as a clothing reference for military clothing worn at the Battle of Bennington during the American Revolutionary War.
Acquisition
1943.8
Made/Created
Artist
Abrams, Horace Mills (1894-1960)
1930-1940
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Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Wood, Paint
Relationships
Battle of Bennington, American Revolutionary War
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
1943.8.7
Description
Plywood cutout figurine of soldier. The figure is painted on the front, and the plywood is left bare on the reverse. The soldier is shown wearing an eighteenth-century-style military uniform consisting of a tall gold hat, a blue coat trimmed with red, a tan waistcoat, fawn breeches, black leggings, and black shoes. He is holding a long gun over his left shoulder and has a curled black mustache. The figure sits in a slot within a rectangular wooden base. The back is incised with the inscription, "Green Mountain Ranger / Parade Uniform / Horace Mills Abrams".
Context
Made by Horace Mills Abrams as a model for a series of signs to be placed around Bennington, Vermont.
Acquisition
1943.8
Made/Created
Artist
Abrams, Horace Mills (1894-1960)
1930-1940
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Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Wood, Paint
Relationships
Battle of Bennington, American Revolutionary War
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
1943.8.5
Description
Plywood cutout figurine of man holding a roast turkey on a platter. The figure is painted on the front, and the plywood is left bare on the reverse. The man is shown wearing a white shirt, fawn breeches, a white apron, white stockings, and black shoes. He is holding a large cooked turkey in front of him and walking to the right. The figure sits in a slot within a rectangular wooden base. The back is inked with the inscription, "Landlord Stephen Fay / Bennington Sign Model / Horace Mills Abrams".
Context
Made by Horace Mills Abrams as a model for a series of signs to be placed around Bennington, Vermont.
Acquisition
1943.8
Made/Created
Artist
Abrams, Horace Mills (1894-1960)
1930-1940
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Wood, Paint
Relationships
Person or Organization
Fay, Stephen (1715-1781)
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
1943.8.2
Description
Plywood cutout figurine of soldier. The figure is painted on the front, and the plywood is left bare on the reverse. The soldier is shown wearing an eighteenth-century-style military uniform consisting of a brown tricorn hat, a green coat edged in red, a yellow plaid shirt, fawn breeches and stockings, and brown shoes. He is holding a long gun over his left shoulder. The figure sits in a slot within a rectangular wooden base. The back is incised with the inscription, "Green Mountain Ranger / Parade Uniform / Horace Mills Abrams".
Context
Made by Horace Mills Abrams as a model for a series of signs to be placed around Bennington, Vermont.
Acquisition
1943.8
Made/Created
Artist
Abrams, Horace Mills (1894-1960)
1930-1940
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Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Wood, Paint
Relationships
Battle of Bennington, American Revolutionary War
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
1943.8.8
Description
Plywood cutout figurine of soldier. The figure is painted on the front, and the plywood is left bare on the reverse. The soldier is shown wearing an eighteenth-century-style military uniform consisting of a black tricorn hat, a black coat, a brown waistcoat, fawn breeches, white stockings, brown leggings, and brown shoes. He is holding a long gun in front of him with the butt on the ground and the barrel at his chest. The figure sits in a slot within a rectangular wooden base. The back is stamped with the words, "JEHIEL HAWLEY STUDIOS by" and signed, "Horace Mills Abrams".
Context
Made by Horace Mills Abrams to exhibit as a clothing reference for military clothing worn at the Battle of Bennington during the American Revolutionary War.
Acquisition
1943.8
Made/Created
Artist
Abrams, Horace Mills (1894-1960)
1930-1940
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Wood, Paint
Relationships
Battle of Bennington, American Revolutionary War
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
1943.8.3
Description
Plywood cutout figurine of soldier. The figure is painted on the front, and the plywood is left bare on the reverse. The soldier is shown wearing an eighteenth-century-style military uniform consisting of a blue double-breasted coat with gold epaulets and fan cuffs and lapels, a fawn waistcoat, fawn breeches, a red sash, and brown riding boots. He is holding a hat in his left hand and raising his right hand in a wave. There is a sworn hung on his left hip. The figure sits in a slot within a rectangular wooden base. The back is incised with the words, "Ethan Allen / after L. G. Mead / Horace Mills Abrams".
Context
Made by Horace Mills Abrams to exhibit as a clothing reference for military clothing worn at the Battle of Bennington during the American Revolutionary War. It is based on the statue of Ethan Allen by Larkin Goldsmith Mead.
Acquisition
1943.8
Made/Created
Artist
Abrams, Horace Mills (1894-1960)
1930-1940
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Wood, Paint
Relationships
Person or Organization
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789)
Battle of Bennington, American Revolutionary War
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
1943.8.6
Description
Plywood cutout figurine of soldier. The figure is painted on the front, and the plywood is left bare on the reverse. The soldier is shown wearing a tricorn hat, a fawn-colored hunting shirt and breeches, with white stockings, brown spats, and black shoes. He is holding a long gun with a strap over his left shoulder. The figure sits in a slot within a rectangular wooden base. The back is stamped with the words, "JEHIEL HAWLEY STUDIOS by" and signed, "Horace Mills Abrams". It is incised with the inscription, "Green Mountain Rangers / Field uniform".
Context
Made by Horace Mills Abrams to exhibit as a clothing reference for military clothing worn at the Battle of Bennington during the American Revolutionary War.
Acquisition
1943.8
Made/Created
Artist
Abrams, Horace Mills (1894-1960)
1930-1940
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Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Wood, Paint
Relationships
Battle of Bennington, American Revolutionary War
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
1943.8.4
Description
Plywood cutout figurine of man in religious clothing. The figure is painted on the front, and the plywood is left bare on the reverse. The man is shown wearing a black wide-brimmed hat, a blue cloak, a black or brown coat that reaches his knees, brown breeches, white stockings, and black shoes. He is holding a walking stick in his right hand and a large book in his left hand. The figure sits in a slot within a rectangular wooden base. The back is inked with the inscription, "Reve Jedediah Dewey / First Minister / Bennington / Horace Mills Abrams."
Context
Made by Horace Mills Abrams as a model for a series of signs to be placed around Bennington, Vermont.
Acquisition
1943.8
Made/Created
Artist
Abrams, Horace Mills (1894-1960)
1930-1940
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Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Wood, Paint
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, Jedediah (1714-1778)
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2007.18.463
Description
Small gold figure showing Mary holding a young Jesus. Each are dressed in medieval clothing and wearing crowns. There is a large radiating starburst behind them. They stand on a square plinth. The back is flat and has a line of damage where it was removed from a surface it was glued to.
Context
Used at St. Anne's shrine in Isle La Motte, Vermont.
Acquisition
2007.18
Made/Created
1960-1970
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Carlisle, Lilian Baker (1912-2006)
Place
Town
Isle la Motte
County
Grand Isle County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Fireplace 1795
Name/Title
Fireplace 1795
Entry/Object ID
1980.33.4
Description
Pencil drawing showing a brick fireplace within a domestic interior. The fireplace has an arched opening, and there is a fire burning inside. The mantel is decorated with candlesticks, a painting, and statuary. There is a small, brick oven to the left of the fireplace. The top center is labeled, "FIREPLACE 1795".
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
1980.33
Made/Created
Artist
Burton, Arthur Gibbes (1883-1969)
1954
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First State House in Montpelier
Name/Title
First State House in Montpelier
Entry/Object ID
1967.169.1
Description
Pastel drawing showing a large yellow building, set among tall straight trees. The building has two rounded bays on either side connected with balconies in the center. It is three stories tall and five bays deep. There is a domed cupola at the top with a bell. There are dark mountains visible in the background and a small stretch of sidewalk along the bottom edge. It is signed in the bottom, right, “H. G. Bryan. 1957.”
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Pastel
Acquisition
1967.169
Made/Created
Artist
Bryan, Hortense G. (1903-1997)
1957
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
First Teacher Training Institution in America
Name/Title
First Teacher Training Institution in America
Entry/Object ID
1923.17.1
Description
Pencil drawing of a large, 2-story brick structure. It has 4 bays on the side and 3 on the front, with a center doorway. There is a diamond-shaped window at the center peak of the front wall, and a chimney at the center peak of the back. The back is inscribed with the handwritten note, "Sketch of the Building erected for First Teacher Training Institution in America Established early March 1823 and occupied this Building in the following fall."
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1923.17
Made/Created
Artist
Perry, Grace A.
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Dimensions
First Train Pulling into Brandon
Name/Title
First Train Pulling into Brandon
Entry/Object ID
2004.52.1
Description
Landscape scene showing a town set among green hills with a train running through the middle ground. The town has several churches with tall, white steeples. There is a pair of people at the bottom left corner and another at the center.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Acquisition
2004.52
Made/Created
Artist
Estabrooks, John F.
Attribution
Attributed to
1855
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Dimensions
Flag
Name/Title
Flag
Entry/Object ID
1925.8.1
Description
This is a framed drawing of a flag with three vertical stripes, with the outer stripes colored white and the middle stripe colored green. The flag is surrounded by a fringe border, which is yellow and present on three sides of the flag.

At the top of the drawing, the words "QUARTA DECIMA STELLA" are written. In the center of the drawing, the Vermont state seal is depicted. The flag features thirteen gold, five-pointed stars.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Acquisition
1925.8
Made/Created
circa 1925
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont Society in New York
Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Fletcher D. Proctor
Name/Title
Fletcher D. Proctor
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.49
Description
Photographic print showing a man in a dark suit. He has a mustache and a receded hairline.
Photograph Details
Proctor, Fletcher Dutton (1860-1911)
Context
Fletcher D. Proctor was Governor of Vermont from 1906 to 1908.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Flowers
Name/Title
Flowers
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1591
Description
Full-color print showing a small bouquet of naturalistic garden flowers.
Context
Part of the series "The Vermont Drawing Book of Flowers" produced by John Henry Hopkins Sr. (1792-1868) and John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Hopkins, John Henry, Sr. (1792-1868)
Hopkins' Lithography
1846
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Dimensions
Relationships
Publication
The Vermont Drawing Book of Flowers
Fort Washington, Potomac River
Name/Title
Fort Washington, Potomac River
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.21
Description
River landscape with large military complex on the far bank. A boat is on the river in right distance. Maryland.
Artwork Details
Pencil
Acquisition
1948.12
Made/Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
May 2, 1856
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Dimensions
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Name/Title
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Entry/Object ID
1941.27.1
Description
Autographed portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt made through the arrangement of the print of a full copy of Roosevelt's first inaugural address, c. 1935. The print is mounted onto a larger mat. The title is inscribed in ink at the bottom right corner of the print, and the bottom left of the mat bears the inked inscription, "Copy No-5/To Benjamin Gates/in a spirits of friendship/Pierre Zwick" along with the date "Dec 3-1935".
Artwork Details
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882-1945)
Acquisition
1941.27
Made/Created
Artist
Zwick, Pierre (1892-1964)
circa 1835
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Gates, Benjamin
Web Links and URLs
Frederick Holbrook
Name/Title
Frederick Holbrook
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.25
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest and bowtie, and a white shirt. He is bald on his head and has large, white sideburns. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "FREDERICK HOLBROOK 1861 - 63"
Artwork Details
Holbrook, Frederick (1813-1909)
Context
Frederick Holbrook was Governor of Vermont from 1861 to 1863.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Fruit
Name/Title
Fruit
Entry/Object ID
1992.75.3
Description
Full-color print showing two large peaches with two strawberries. The print is matted under a rectangular mat with an oval opening. The space between the opening and the edge is decorated with gold. The back has the penciled inscription, "Eric St. John. from your teacher, Nancie S. Flag".
Acquisition
1992.75
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Dimensions
Relationships
St. John, Eric Herman (1869-1882), French, Nancy S. Flagg (1850-1915)
Place
Town
Hubbardton
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Gas Plant Montpelier Road
Name/Title
Gas Plant Montpelier Road
Entry/Object ID
2004.79.1
Description
This industrial drawing depicts a structure titled "Gas Plant Montpelier Road." On the left side of the drawing, there is a barn-like building that features a ridge vent on its roof, from which steam or fumes appear to be escaping. To the right of the barn-like building, there are three chimneys emitting fumes as well. A shorter building connects the barn-like structure to a larger and taller silo-like structure. In the foreground of the drawing, there are electric wires and poles located near what appears to be train tracks. Finally, in the background of the drawing, there is an outline of mountains.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Acquisition
2004.79
Made/Created
Artist
Comi, Alfred J. (1900-1986)
Jun 30, 1932
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Dimensions
Framed
Relationships
Person or Organization
Comi, Alfred J. (1900-1986)
,
General Parley Davis
Name/Title
General Parley Davis
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-168
Description
Portrait of a seated man. He has grey hair and short sideburns. He is shown wearing a suit consisting of a black coat, vest, and cravat, and white shirt with a falling collar. Is is seated in a wooden chair. The whole is framed in a veneered wooden frame with simple molding.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Davis, Parley (1766-1854)
Made/Created
circa 1840
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
General Store
Interpretative Labels
Buell studied art at Oberlin College and at the Art Student's League in New York City. She lived for a time in Woodstock, Bermont. This print is of the general store in Plymouth, VT.
Name/Title
General Store
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-223
Description
Print showing a retail building (general store) on the corner of a large, multi-use structure. The store has a front porch, and there are two men lounging on it, one in a chair and one on the ground. To the left of the store is a short section of building with a door that is raised from the ground with no steps. In front of the door is a gas pump. To the right of the small building sections is a garage opening with a car parked inside. There is a church building with a steeple behind the store, aligned to appear attached. There is a headstone or small monument in the bottom right corner. The bottom of the image is labeled General Store / Alice Standish Buell" in pencil.
Artwork Details
Made/Created
Artist
Buell, Alice Standish (1892-1960)
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Dimensions
Overall
George Lamb Kinsman
Interpretative Labels
George Lamb Kinsman, c. 1836 Unknown Artist Barre, VT Oil on canvas Barre History Collection, #A-1162 Newell Kinsman (1795-1858) moved to Barre as a young lawyer and quickly established the leading law firm in town. This remarkable family group illustrates the talent of itinerant portrait painters of the day. Included in the group are his wife Leonora Lamb Kinsman (1810-1856) and their three children, George (b. 1829), Edward (b. 1831), and Ellen (b. 1833).
Name/Title
George Lamb Kinsman
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1373
Description
Portrait showing a young boy in a three-piece suit consisting of a black jacket and pants and white vest. He's wearing a white shirt with a wide fall collar and black bow tie. He is holding a red book.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Kinsman, George Lamb
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
circa 1836
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George W. Hendee
Name/Title
George W. Hendee
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.30
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest and bowtie, and a white shirt with pearl buttons. His hair is brushed across the top of his head, and he has a dark mustache. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "GEORGE W. HENDEE 1870.
Artwork Details
Hendee, George Whitman (1832-1906)
Context
George W. Hendee was Governor of Vermont in 1870.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
George Washington
Name/Title
George Washington
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.2
Description
A sketch of George Washington. Unsigned and undated.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
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Dimensions
George Washington
Name/Title
George Washington
Entry/Object ID
1945.48.3
Description
Reverse glass painting showing a bust portrait of a man with white hair wearing a black jacket with a white stock and ruffle.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Washington, George (1732-1799)
Context
Purchased by the State of Vermont in 1837 and used in the State House.
Acquisition
1945.48
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Building
Vermont State House
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Germany is on Fire
Name/Title
Germany is on Fire
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.183
Description
Large oil painting of Adolf Hitler and a gorilla in smoke above flames. Matted in green, which contrasts sharply with dominant orange of the burning scene. The work is signed, but it is hard to read. On the back it says the artist is Jean Perret of Cannes. There is also a message about the message of the painting in French and English. The English isn't clear, but says Germany is on fire and hatred is spreading in the world.
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
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Glebe Mountain
Name/Title
Glebe Mountain
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.342
Description
Full-color print showing a snowy landscape with a dead tree on the foreground and scattered building in the middle ground. The buildings are at the base of a rolling mountain partially covered in snow.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1957.1
Made/Created
Artist
Shokler, Harry (1896-1978)
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Dimensions
Overall
God's Mirror
Name/Title
God's Mirror
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1574
Description
Small print showing a wide landscape from above. The landscape consists of mountains with scattered trees. There is a road or a train track winding through the sceen. The printed is marked "God's Mirror" in the lower left corner, and is signed in pencil, "III" and "John Taylor Arms 1944" within the wide margin beneath the print. The revers is stamped, "H. G. Rugg Bequest 1957".
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Arms, John Taylor (1887-1953)
1944
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Dimensions
Golf Links Woodstock Vt.
Name/Title
Golf Links Woodstock Vt.
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1608
Description
Landscape print showing a valley. The valley is edged by steep mountains on the left, and there is a pine tree framing the right edge of the composition.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Plowman, George Taylor (1869-1932)
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Dimensions
Overall
Governor Ernest Gibson
Name/Title
Governor Ernest Gibson
Entry/Object ID
1983.32.1
Description
Portrait drawing of a man. The man has wavy hair that is parted in the center and slicked away from his face. He has dark eyebrows, with one raised slightly higher than the other. He is shown wearing a light-colored suit and dark, striped tie. At the bottom right is the large cursive inscription "Gov. Gibson" and the outlines of the initials, "N R".
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Pastel
Gibson, Ernest Willard, Jr. (1901-1969)
Context
Ernest Gibson served as Governor of Vermont from 1946 to 1950.
Acquisition
1983.32
Made/Created
Artist
Rockwell, Norman Perceval (1894-1978)
1946-1947
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Dimensions
Grafton
Name/Title
Grafton
Entry/Object ID
2020.15.3
Description
Drawing on board showing a deeply rutted road leading to a farm complex. A fence runs along the road on one side, and a copse of young trees is on the other. Rolling mountains and another farm complex can be see in the distance.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Acquisition
2020.15
Made/Created
Artist
Vogel, Bob
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Grand Isle County Court House
Name/Title
Grand Isle County Court House
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-189
Description
Pencil drawing of a Georgian-style brick building. The building is five bays wide and two stories tall with a chimney on the left side. The hipped roof has a six-sided cupola at its center. There is a four-columned portico over the central entrance, and an arched window or niche above the portico on the second story. The building is surrounded by four leafless trees. The image is labeled at the bottom, "Grand Isle County Court House North Hero Vt."
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Pencil
Made/Created
Artist
Stearns
20th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Grazing
Name/Title
Grazing
Entry/Object ID
1992.39.1
Description
Brightly colored printed scene of several black-and-white spotted cows in a field. The field is color blocked in red, grey, and green. Hills and mountains in the background are red, orange, green, pink, and purple. The print is matted under a cream-colored mat and framed in a narrow, light wood frame.
Acquisition
1992.39
Made/Created
Artist
Jackson, Woody
Holy Cow, Inc.
1990-1991
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Dimensions
Greyhound
Name/Title
Greyhound
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1344
Description
Plaster sculpture of a greyhound. He is shown standing, with his attention forward, and his tail pointed downward. An iron rod extends from the base into the dog's chest. The body of the dog is lean and muscular, and ribs can be seen. The dog's legs are lean, and it is in a relaxed standing position. Between its hind legs is a thin tale, splintering at the end. The base has three descending levels. Both the base and the dog are covered in scratches, presumably from an artists tool.
Artwork Details
Plaster
Greyhound
Context
This sculpture was used as a model for freehand drawing at the Barre Evening Drawing School, founded by Carlo Abate in 1911.
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
Artist
Abate, Carlo (1859-1941)
circa 1920
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Guadalupe Cypress
Name/Title
Guadalupe Cypress
Entry/Object ID
2007.16.1
Description
Watercolor painting showing a wooded scene with a lake or pond. In the along the left and right edges of the composition are large, leafless trees. The land on the other side of the water is green.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Acquisition
2007.16
Made/Created
Artist
Fausett, William Dean (1913-1998)
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Dimensions
Hand
Interpretative Labels
Ceres Hand, 1858 Larkin Goldsmith Mead (1835-1910) Montpelier, VT Wood Gift of J. Richard Nye, 1978.24.1 Larkin Goldsmith Mead's artistic talent was recognized when he shaped a particularly fine snowman that led to training with a local sculptor. Commissioned in 1858, his statue of Ceres, the Greek goddess of Agriculture, for the top of the new Vermont State House dome was his first important work. The statue was so well-received that he subsequently carved the statue of Ethan Allen that still stands by the State House front door. The figure, carved out of wood, stood until 1938. Exposure to the elements means that it was in poor shape when it was removed, and this hand and the head of the statue (now lost) were the only remnants.
Name/Title
Hand
Entry/Object ID
1978.24.1
Description
Large, wooden statue fragment of a hand, in two pieces. The sculpture has three fingers and a portion of a fourth. It is covered in a thick layer of grey, showing significant crackling.
Artwork Details
Wood
Ceres
Context
The hand is from the Ceres statues that sat atop the State House dome. The statue was made by Larkin Mead in 1858.
Acquisition
1978.24
Made/Created
Mead, Larkin Goldsmith (1835-1910)
1858
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
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Hant Got No Others
Name/Title
Hant Got No Others
Entry/Object ID
1982.4.9
Description
Oil on board painting of a young boy pulling on socks. The boy is sitting on a rush seated green ladder-back chair. A jacket and hat are hanging on the right side of the chair. The boy is wearing a white, long-sleeved shirt with holes in the sleeve and brown pants. His socks have large holes in the toes and heels. There are boots to the right of the chair. The boy is looking at the viewer and smiling.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Squier, Herbert Northrup, Dr. (1878-1963)
Context
Painted by Edwin Parker Squier in Shoreham, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.4
Made/Created
Artist
Squier, Edwin Parker (1833-1891)
circa 1883
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Dimensions
Overall
Happy Hour Harry
Name/Title
Happy Hour Harry
Entry/Object ID
2007.45
Description
Carved wooden caricature bust of a smiling man with a large, white tie. The man is bald with protruding ears, a wide small, a large nose, and blue eyes looking to the side. He is wearing a brown sweater and a blue collared shirt. The bust sits on a square base with a metal plaque that reads, "HAPPY HOUR HARRY". The back of the base is burned with the label, "JP Washburn 2007".
Artwork Details
Wood
Context
"Happy Hour Harry" was a regular patron of a tavern in Bethel, Vermont, in the mid-20th century.
Acquisition
2007.45
Made/Created
Washburn, John (1940-2020)
2007
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Dimensions
Overall
Harriet Bingham Coolidge
Name/Title
Harriet Bingham Coolidge
Entry/Object ID
2005.32.4
Description
The artwork is an oil portrait that portrays a white woman with dark hair parted in the center with ringlets cascading down the sides of her face. She wears a white cap positioned at the back of her head. The woman is depicted wearing a black dress with a high neckline. The dress is accompanied by a sheer white collar, adorned with a large bow positioned at the center front. She is seated in a red chair. The portrait's background is dark, drawing attention to the subject's features. The artwork is enclosed within an ornate gilded frame.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Harriet Bingham Coolidge was First Lady of Vermont from 1848 to 1850.
Coolidge, Harriet Bingham (1796-1877)
Acquisition
2005.32
Made/Created
Artist
Ransom, Alexander (1818-1865)
1848
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Hartland Hayfields
Name/Title
Hartland Hayfields
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1590
Description
Pen and ink drawing of rolling hills. In the foreground, hay is stacked in small piles and a hay-filled cart is being pulled by two animals, a figure sitting atop the hay. The hills are lined with trees. The drawing is signed on the bottom right, "Andrew R. Butler '26" in pencil, and titled, "Hartland Hayfields" on the bottom left in pencil.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Ink
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Butler, Andrew Reid (1896-1979)
1926
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Dimensions
Henry Clay Flint
Name/Title
Henry Clay Flint
Entry/Object ID
1992.84.1
Description
Crayon enlargement depicting a man with fair skin and dark hair. He sports a full beard and mustache, with his hair neatly parted to the side. The man is dressed in a military uniform, which includes shoulder straps.
Photograph Details
Crayon Enlargement
Flint, Henry Clay (1840-1863)
Acquisition
1992.84
Made/Created
Artist
Moore, Charles E.
1894
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Relationships
Person or Organization
1st Vermont Cavalry
Place
Town
Lowell
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Henry Stacy
Name/Title
Henry Stacy
Entry/Object ID
1955.33.5
Description
This oil painting is a portrait of an older man, and it is depicted in an oval shape. The man in the portrait has a high forehead and a full beard and mustache. He is wearing a white stand-up collar with a black neckpiece, and a black suit jacket. Furthermore, his right hand is placed inside the lapel of his jacket.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Stacy, Henry Baldwin (1804-1869)
Acquisition
1955.33
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Dimensions
Henry Stevens
Interpretative Labels
Henry Stevens, 1834 Unknown Artist Barnet, VT Oil on canvas GIft of Mrs. Benjamin Franklin Stevens, #A-149 Henry Stevens (1791-1867), of Barnet, Vermont, was somewhat of a Renaissance man. He farmed, ran an inn, kept the toll road, served his town in the legislature, and had a reputation as Vermont's greatest antiquarian. Along with three other gentlemen, he founded the Vermont Historical Society through an act of the legislature in 1838. He served for 18 years as its president.
Name/Title
Henry Stevens
Entry/Object ID
1903.4.1
Description
Portait of a man wearing a black suit jacket, white shirt with a high fall collar, and a black cravat or tie. He has long sideburns and wispy hair on his forehead. His left arm is draped casually on the back of an inlaid wooden side chair, and his is holding a newspaper with the date 1834.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Stevens, Henry (1791-1867)
Context
Henry Stevens was the founder of the Vermont Historical Society.
Acquisition
1903.4
Made/Created
1834
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Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stevens, Candace Salter (1792-1874)
Hiland Hall
Name/Title
Hiland Hall
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.24
Description
Print showing an elderly man wearing a black suit jacket, vest and bowtie, and a white shirt. He has white hair, parted at the side, and long white beard. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "HILAND HALL 1858 - 60"
Artwork Details
Hall, Hiland (1795-1885)
Context
Hiland Hall was Governor of Vermont from 1858 to 1860.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
Hiland Hall
Name/Title
Hiland Hall
Entry/Object ID
1870.2.1
Description
Oil portrait of a man seated in a red-and-green striped upholstered chair. The man is wearing a black suit with a white shirt and black bow tie or cravat. His right arm is resting along the arm of the chair, with his hand gripping the arm's carving.
Artwork Details
Oil
Hall, Hiland (1795-1885)
Context
Hiland Hall was the 25th Governor of Vermont and represented Vermont in Congress.
Acquisition
1870.2
Made/Created
Artist
Robinson, Mary Harrington
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Web Links and URLs
Hollyhocks
Name/Title
Hollyhocks
Entry/Object ID
1992.67.1
Description
Painting showing several stems of hollyhock flowers. Toward the bottom of the composition, the flowers are white; at the top left, they are pink with stripes; at the right they are red and black. The background in white and blue at the top, fading quickly to brown and black. It is framed in an ornate, gilded frame.
Type of Painting
Acquisition
1992.67
Made/Created
Artist
Goss, Mary
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Dimensions
Home
Name/Title
Home
Entry/Object ID
1987.44.1
Description
Oblique side vies of a 1 1/2 story gable end Greek Revival house with attached ell and barn. A picket fence encloses the front door yard and a white board fence separates the side yard from the adjoining field or pasture. A road runs from center foreground to left middle ground, past sheds and other homes. The field in center middle ground is bordered by woods. There are five adults pictured in a variety of poses and activities around the house.
Artwork Details
Context
Shows the Smith house, formerly on Cobble Hill, Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
1987.44
Made/Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
1873
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Home
Name/Title
Home
Entry/Object ID
1962.38.3
Description
Pen and ink drawing showing a stone or brick building viewed from the side. The building has arched windows and 2 chimneys. It is set behind a row of low hedges set atop a low wall with steps leading up to a small gate at the center. The bottom is signed, "E. H. HARRIS".
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Ink
Acquisition
1962.38
Made/Created
Artist
Harris, E.H
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Dimensions
Overall
Home of Royall Tyler
Name/Title
Home of Royall Tyler
Entry/Object ID
1983.33.1
Description
Pencil drawing showing a building with two additions. From left to right, the sections are 2-story, 2-bay; 1.5-story, 5-bay; and 1-story, 2-bay. There are two large trees on either side of the composition. The top is labeled, "One-time home of Royall Tyler. Author of the first American Play (See history of Brattleboro". There is a pencil sketch of a vine of morning glories on the back.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1983.33
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Tyler, Royall (1757-1826)
Homestead of Wiliam W. Rugg, Londonderry, VT
Name/Title
Homestead of Wiliam W. Rugg, Londonderry, VT
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1633
Description
Pencil drawing showing an oblique view of a 1-1/3 story cape-style house with an attached shed or stable. The house is 5 bays wide with a 2-bay dormer at the front. There are two chimneys.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Rugg, Francis Augustus (1873-1954)
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Dimensions
Overall
Honorable Warren Robinson Austin
Name/Title
Honorable Warren Robinson Austin
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-179
Description
Portrait of a seated man. He is shown wearing a suit consisting a black double-breast coat, black pants, black vest, black necktie, and a white shirt. He is wearing glasses and holding a book in his left hand with a finger inserted into its pages. He is seated in a chair with a red curtain framing the left side of the painting.
Artwork Details
Oil
Austin, Warren Robinson (1877-1962)
Context
Warren Austin represented Vermont in congress from 1931 to 1941.
Made/Created
Artist
Slade, C.A.
1936
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Honorable William Jarvis
Interpretative Labels
Honorable William Jarvis, c. 1850 Unknown Artist Weathersfield, VT Oil on canvas Gift of Mrs. Leavitt Jarvis Hunt, #A-120 William Jarvis of Weathersfield, Vermont, served as the consul to Lisbon and Charge d'Affairs to Portugal under Presidents Jefferson and Madison. His time on the Iberian peninsula introduced him to the prized Merino sheep. Upon his return to Vermont, he became the largest importer of Merino sheep to the United States. The resulting sheep craze transformed Vermont's landscape and economy for decades to come.
Name/Title
Honorable William Jarvis
Entry/Object ID
1961.53.1
Description
Portrait showing an older man with a jovial expression, looking directly at the viewer. He is seated in profile and wearing a black suit, white shirt with a high collar, and a white cravat. He has a receding hairline, but shoulder-length gray hair in the back. He is seated in a red armchair. His left hand is clenched, but his right hand remains loose on the arm of the chair.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Jarvis, William (1770–1859)
Acquisition
1961.53
Made/Created
circa 1850
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Dimensions
Web Links and URLs
Horace Eaton
Name/Title
Horace Eaton
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.17
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and bowtie, and a white shirt. His hair is swept to one side and he has sideburns. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "HORACE EATON 1846 - 48".
Artwork Details
Eaton, Horace (1804-1855)
Context
Horace Eaton was Governor of Vermont from 1846 to 1848.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
Horace Fairbanks
Name/Title
Horace Fairbanks
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.34
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and bowtie, and a white shirt. He has a receding hairline and long, dark beard. The print is framed in a wooden frame. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "HORACE FAIRBANKS 1876 - 78".
Artwork Details
Fairbanks, Horace (1820-1888)
Context
Horace Fairbanks was Governor of Vermont from 1876 to 1878.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
House of David Hager, Chester, VT.
Name/Title
House of David Hager, Chester, VT.
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.331
Description
Pastel drawing on sandpaper of a white house in front of a large green hill. The house has green windows and a brown roof. There is an orange barn either close by or attached. There is a white outbuilding to the left of the composition. A picket fence extends out from the corner of the house to the left, creating a front yard. Fences criss-cross on the hill in the background. The drawing is behind a wide, white mat in a black and gold frame.
Artwork Details
Pastel
Acquisition
1957.1
Made/Created
Attribution
Attributed to
Chester Academy
1840-1850
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House with a Past
Name/Title
House with a Past
Entry/Object ID
1992.83.1
Description
Scratchboard illustration showing a stone house closely surrounded by trees. There are 4 first-floor windows visible, each flanked by shutters, and 1 small window on the second floor. There is a chimney at the center of the roof's peak. The house is surrounded by tall, skinny trees and leafy, fern-like shrubs. There are Greek words at the top right corner and along the bottom.
Context
Commissioned by the Vermont Historical Society as a cover for the book, "House with a Past". The book tells the story of Eric Barnouw's purchase of the shown building, and his subsequent research into its history. The building was a former Mormon place of worship.
Acquisition
1992.83
Made/Created
Artist
Epstein, Ed (b. 1936)
1992
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
Town
Benson
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Publication
House with a Past
Howe Scale Works
Name/Title
Howe Scale Works
Entry/Object ID
1984.7.1
Description
Print on tin showing a bird's eye view of a factory complex. The complex is set within a triangular block and consists of several blue or grey warehouses and a red factory with a tall chimney. The complex is bordered on two sides by railroad tracks, and there is an additional track inside the complex. There is a residential building in the foreground, a small village in the middleground, and grassy hills in the background. The words "HOWE SCALE WORKS / RUTLAND, V.T. U.S.A." are in the sky.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1984.7
Made/Created
Kellogg & Bulkeley Company
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Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Howe Scale, Co.
Hyde Manor
Name/Title
Hyde Manor
Entry/Object ID
1964.66.12
Description
Pencil and watercolor drawing of a fountain in the shape of a swan. The swan has its head pointed upwards and wings outstretched. The water of the fountain streams out of the swan's mouth. The pool of the fountain is round and surrounded by large stone blocks or pavers. A lake, bushes, and mountains are in the background. The picture is signed at the lower left corner in pencil, "Ruth Robins '42". Beneath the signature in the blank part of the paper is the inked inscription, "1801 - Hyde Manor Sudbury V.T."
Artwork Details
Pencil, Watercolor
Fountain at Hyde Manor
Context
Drawn by Ruth Robinson in Sudbury, Vermont
Acquisition
1964.66
Made/Created
Artist
Robinson, Ruth
1942
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Dimensions
Overall
Illuminated Manuscript
Name/Title
Illuminated Manuscript
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.138
Description
Framed page depicting the crucifixion from a 15th century book of hours. Page in between glass in a wooden frame.
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
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Independence!! and Ethan Allen! Forever
Name/Title
Independence!! and Ethan Allen! Forever
Entry/Object ID
1972.66.12
Description
Decorative work on paper made with stamps and penmanship. The stamps are used to create a composition of two vertical towers surrounding the words, "INDEPENDENCE!! AND ETHAN ALLEN! FOREVER." The words "Ornamental" and "Penmanship" are written in decorative script at the top of composition, each within its own box of inked swirls. There is a bird at the top of each tower drawn with ink.
Artwork Details
Ink, Watercolor
Context
Made by Augustus Porter Walter of Burke, Vermont
Acquisition
1972.66
Made/Created
Artist
Walter, Augustus Porter (1834-1872)
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789)
Ira Allen
Name/Title
Ira Allen
Entry/Object ID
1954.36.27
Description
Small silhouette of a man within a gold frame. The glass is reverse painted in black and gold, creating a secondary frame with an oval central opening. The man is wearing a cravat or bow time, and has a short piece of a hair sticking out in the front. The words, "Ira Allen" are written on the back of the silhouette, and there is a stamped mark of an eagle that reads, "Peale's Museum."
Artwork Details
Paper
Allen, Ira (1751-1814)
Context
Said to be a silhouette of Ira Allen previously held by Peale's Museum in New York. The museum closed in 1837, and the stamped mark was used on counterfeit silhouettes afterward, which is likely the case for this piece.
Acquisition
1954.36
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Ira Allen Chapel
Name/Title
Ira Allen Chapel
Entry/Object ID
1991.29.1
Description
Print showing a chapel building in a sketch style. The building has a tall front steeple and bell tower with a clock face. There is an arched window on the side of the building facing the viewer. The chapel's entrance is obscured by a tree.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1991.29
Made/Created
Artist
Mould, Ruth Greene (1894-1979)
1931
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Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
University of Vermont
Ira Kent
Name/Title
Ira Kent
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-8
Description
Charcoal bust portrait of an elderly white man with short hair and a long white chin beard. He is wearing a dark suit and white shirt. It is signed in the bottom right, "J. F. Gilman 1880." It is framed in a gilded wooden frame with a white mat.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Charcoal
Kent, Ira (1803-1898)
Made/Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
1880
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Village
Kent's Corner
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ira Rich Kent
Name/Title
Ira Rich Kent
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-3
Description
Charcoal portrait showing a young white boy with light-colored hair. He is wearing a sailor suit with a ruffled collar. It is framed in a black, wooden frame with a wide, white mat.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Charcoal
Kent, Ira Rich (1876-1945)
Made/Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
circa 1880
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Village
Kent's Corner
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ira Richardson Kent
Name/Title
Ira Richardson Kent
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-6
Description
Charcoal bust portrait of a white man with short, dark-colored hair and a long beard. He is wearing a dark suit that is possibly a military uniform. It is signed along the line of his shoulder seam, "J. F. Gilman '80". It is framed in a scalloped wood frame with a white mat.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Charcoal
Kent, Ira Richardson (1833-1875)
Made/Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
1880
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Village
Kent's Corner
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Is this the way you greet an old friend, Ben?
Name/Title
Is this the way you greet an old friend, Ben?
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.62
Description
A drawing for the book Milton Blairlee and the Green Mountain Boys by Willard Goss Davenport. It shows three men in uniforms standing in front of a building on a path. It is signed in the top right corner.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
1904
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Dimensions
Relationships
Publication
Milton Blairlee and the Green Mountain Boys
Web Links and URLs
Isaac Tichenor
Name/Title
Isaac Tichenor
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.4
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black jacket, and a white vest and cravat. This collars are worn high, and his hair is frizzed and pulled back away from his face.
Artwork Details
Tichenor, Isaac (1754-1838)
Context
Isaac Tichenor was Governor of Vermont from 1797 to 1807 and from 1808 to 1809.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907-1907
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Dimensions
Isham House
Name/Title
Isham House
Entry/Object ID
1966.93.1
Description
Landscape drawing showing a large residential building. The building is divided into 2 portions: the front far is 5 bays across the front and 3 bays deep with a mansard roof. The other portion extends from the center back, perpendicular. 6 bays are visible, and there is a long, single-story porch. There is a pointed octagonal cupola at the center of the front portion. There is a train at the right edge of the composition. A rectangular sign above the central, second-story window of the front of the building reads, "ISHAM HOUSE".
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Ink
Isham House
Context
During the Civil War, prospective Union Army volunteers gathered at the Isham House before setting off together for Saint Albans to enlist.
Acquisition
1966.93
Made/Created
Artist
Fisher, E.
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Dimensions
Relationships
Event
Civil War
Israel Smith
Name/Title
Israel Smith
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.5
Description
Print of a silhouette of a man facing left. Subtle shading reveals his ear and a large falling collar. He has short, close-cropped hair.
Artwork Details
Smith, Israel (1759-1810)
Context
Israel Smith was governor of Vermont from 1807 to 1808. He also served as Vermont's Senator (1803-1807) and Representative (1791-1797, 1801-1803).
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Unframed
Relationships
Person or Organization
Smith, Israel (1759-1810)
J. Gregory Smith
Name/Title
J. Gregory Smith
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.26
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest and bowtie, and a white shirt. His white hair is slicked back and he has a beard along his jawline and over his chin. Here is wearing a small pin at the center of his tie. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "J. GREGORY SMITH 1863 - 65".
Artwork Details
Smith, John Gregory (1818-1891)
Context
J. Gregory Smith was Governor of Vermont from 1863 to 1865.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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James S. Peck
Name/Title
James S. Peck
Entry/Object ID
1920.9.1
Description
Portrait of a man facing 3/4 right. He is shown wearing a dark-color overcoat and has short brown hair and a narrow brown beard.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Peck, James Stevens (1838-1884)
Context
James S. Peck was Assistant State's Attorney for Vermont from 1869 to 1880.
Acquisition
1920.9
Made/Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Jay Peak
Name/Title
Jay Peak
Entry/Object ID
2012.20.15
Description
Scratchboard etching showing Jay Peak with a house and barn. A river runs across the foreground.
Acquisition
2012.20
Made/Created
Artist
Sanborn, Edward M. (1891-1975)
1951
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
Town
Jay
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Jesus of Nazareth, Which was Crucified: His is Risen; He is Not Here.
Name/Title
Jesus of Nazareth, Which was Crucified: His is Risen; He is Not Here.
Entry/Object ID
1991.75.4
Description
Engraved print showing a man rising into the sky above a winged angel and two fighting soldiers. The man has a halo, and there is fabric draped at his hips. The two soldiers are carrying pikes. One is laying on a table clutching his stomach.
Acquisition
1991.75
Made/Created
Artist
Hill, James
Merifield and Cochran
1812
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Dimensions
John A. Conant
Name/Title
John A. Conant
Entry/Object ID
1911.2.1
Description
This is an oil painting that is housed in an ornate gilded frame. The painting itself is a portrait of an older man who is depicted with white hair, a white and gray beard and moustache, and is wearing a white shirt along with a black neck tie, black vest, and a suit jacket. Additionally, there is a gold tie pin visible on the man's tie. The man is looking towards the right in the painting.

On the back of the frame, there is a paper label situated at the top center that reads "Agents for ARUNDEL SOCIETY / DOLL & RICHARDS / Fine Arts . . . / 145 Tremont St., BOSTON". There is also pencil writing on the top right of the back of the frame which reads "Jackson". Furthermore, there are some other pencil markings on the back of the frame, although these are illegible.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Conant, John A. (1800-1887)
Acquisition
1911.2
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Town
Brandon
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
John B. Page
Name/Title
John B. Page
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.28
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest and bowtie, and a white shirt. His hair is combed over his head and held in curls at the side. He has a full beard. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "JOHN B. PAGE 1867 - 69".
Artwork Details
Page, John Boardman (1826-1885)
Context
John B. Page was Governor of Vermont from 1867 to 1869.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
John Day
Name/Title
John Day
Entry/Object ID
1946.45.3
Description
This portrait is of an older man, who is sitting in a chair and shown from the waist up. He has white hair, sideburns, a mustache, and a full beard. He is wearing a white shirt with gold buttons, and a watch chain is visible. The man's left arm is resting on the arm of the chair, while his right arm is resting in his lap. He is smoking a cigar and looking down. The portrait is displayed in an oval frame with a domed glass. It is a partially colored crayon enlargement.
Photograph Details
Crayon Enlargement
Day, John
Acquisition
1946.45
Made/Created
Victor Portrait Company
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
John F. Lincoln
Interpretative Labels
John F. Lincoln, c.1860 Unknown Artist Pittsford, VT Oil on canvas #A-117
Name/Title
John F. Lincoln
Entry/Object ID
1966.72.18
Description
Oval portrait showing a man wearing a black suit jacket and vest, a white shirt with a high collar, and a black tie. He has light brown hair and a small beard beneath rosy cheeks. He is sitting in a red chair.
Artwork Details
Oil
Lincoln, John Fenton (1828-1889)
Acquisition
1966.72
Made/Created
circa 1860
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John G. McCullough
Name/Title
John G. McCullough
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.47
Description
Photographic print showing a man lounging in a carved armchair. He is wearing a dark suit, and has unruly white hair and a matching mustache.
Artwork Details
McCullough, John G. (1835-1915)
Context
John G. McCullough was Governor of Vermont from 1902-1904.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
John L. Barstow
Name/Title
John L. Barstow
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.37
Description
Photograph showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and tie, and a white shirt. His hair is swept to the side, and he has a "goatee" style beard and mustache. The print is framed in a wooden frame. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "JOHN L BARSTOW 1882 - 84".
Artwork Details
Barstow, John Lester (1832-1913)
Context
John L. Barstow was Governor of Vermont from 1882 to 1884.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
John Mattocks
Name/Title
John Mattocks
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.15
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, cream vest, and white, ruffled shirt. His hair is worn short. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "JOHN MATTOCKS 1843 - 44".
Artwork Details
Mattocks, John (1777-1847)
Context
John Mattocks was Governor of Vermont from 1843 to 1844.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
John Myrick Everett
Name/Title
John Myrick Everett
Entry/Object ID
2006.44.1
Description
Portrait of a young man with short, blond hair. He is wearing a high-collared white shirt, black cravat, black vest, and black coat.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Everett, John Myrick (1819-1834)
Acquisition
2006.44
Made/Created
Artist
Everett, Stephen
1835-1839
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
Town
Plainfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
John Quincy Adams Rugg
Name/Title
John Quincy Adams Rugg
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1630
Description
Photographic enlargement showing a bearded man wearing a suit. The man has short hair with a side part and if face 3/4 away from the viewer. There is a large, round flower on his lapel. His eyes are looking in different directions. The portrait is on a dark ground, and the composition is oval on a rectangular board.
Artwork Details
Charcoal
Rugg, John Quincy Adams (1847-1926)
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
circa 1900
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Dimensions
Overall
John S. Robinson
Name/Title
John S. Robinson
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.21
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest, and bowtie, and a white shirt. His hair is swept to one side and he has short sideburns. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "JOHN S. ROBINSON 1853 - 54".
Artwork Details
Robinson, John Staniford (1804-1860)
Context
John Staniford Robinson was Governor of Vermont from 1853 to 1854.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
John Steele Tyler
Name/Title
John Steele Tyler
Entry/Object ID
1932.5.12
Description
Plaster bas-relief showing a boys head in profile. He has a "page boy" bob: a bobbed haircut that is straight on the top and curled under at the ends. The bust is on an oval base, which has a portion missing at the top left. There is a wire loop affixed into the plaster at the center of the back.
Artwork Details
Plaster
Tyler, John Steele (1796-1813)
Acquisition
1932.5
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Tyler, John Steele (1796-1813)
John W. Stewart
Name/Title
John W. Stewart
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.31
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest and tie, and a white shirt. He is bald on the top of his head and has white hair on the sides. He has a beard along his jawline and over his chin. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "JOHN W. STEWART 1870 - 72".
Artwork Details
Stewart, John Wolcott (1825-1915)
Context
John W. Stewart was Governor of Vermont from 1870 to 1872.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Jonas Galusha
Name/Title
Jonas Galusha
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.7
Description
Print showing a man with white hair wearing a high-collared black coat, a black vest, a whit shirt, and light-colored ruffle. The front of his hair is cut short and the back is left long.
Artwork Details
Galusha, Jonas (1753–1834)
Context
Jonas Galush was Governor of Vermont from 1809 to 1813 and from 1815 to 1820.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Unframed
Josiah Grout, Jr.
Name/Title
Josiah Grout, Jr.
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.44
Description
Print showing a man in a black suit. He has short black and white hair, and a grey mustache.
Artwork Details
Grout, Josiah, Jr. (1841-1925)
Context
Josiah Grout, Jr., was Governor of Vermont from 1896 to 1898.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Joyfull Thanksgiving All
Name/Title
Joyfull Thanksgiving All
Entry/Object ID
2022.69.2a-b
Description
Small wooden carving of a roasted turkey on an oval platter. The turkey is breast side up with no wings. The lip of the plate is carved with the words, "1948 / "JOYFULL THANKSGIVING ALL." The turkey attaches to the platter with a small dowel (likely a toothpick) through a hole in the center of the platter.
Artwork Details
Wood
Context
Made by Napoleon DeGuise of Waterbury, Vermont, for the Scott family of Waterbury, Vermont
Acquisition
2022.69
Made/Created
Artist
DeGuise, Napoleon F. (1894-1950)
1948
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Relationships
Cook, Carol Scott, Scott, Harriett Jean
Judge Samuel Prentiss
Name/Title
Judge Samuel Prentiss
Entry/Object ID
1895.3.2
Description
Oil portrait on canvas showing a white-haired man in a black suit. His white collar rises above a white cravat, and pleated white ruffles show at his chest. He has light colored eyes and is standing in front of a brown background next to a table. He is holding a piece of paper in one hand with a blue seal ribbon attached to the front. The painting is in a large, ornate gilt frame with a label plaque at the center bottom.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Prentiss, Samuel (1782-1857)
Context
Samuel Prentiss served as Chief Justice of Vermont's Supreme Court, US Senator, and a judge of the US District Court of Vermont.
Acquisition
1895.3
Made/Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
1895-1895
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Web Links and URLs
Julia C.R. Dorr
Interpretative Labels
"Julia C. R. Dorr", 1950-1960 Dr. Grace A. Webster Vermont Oil on canvas Gift of J. Shaw Webb, 1979.22.7 Julia C. R. Dorr was born Julia Caroline Ripley, on February 13, 1825, in Charleston, South Carolina. She was the daughter of William Young Ripley, a native Vermonter and Zulma De Lacy Thomas, daughter of French refugees from San Domingo. Julia's mother died when she was a young child, after which her father brought the family to Vermont. They settled in Middlebury first and later moved to Rutland. In 1847, Julia married the Honorable Seneca Dorr, of New York, and the couple settled in Ghent, New York. Julia began writing poetry when she was a child, but none of her poems were published until 1847, when her husband sent one of her poems to the Union Magazine. In 1848, her first short story was published, for which she received $100. In 1857 Julia and Seneca Dorr moved to Rutland, Vermont. There they built "The Maples", which became a meeting place for authors, including Ralph Waldo Emerson. Julia C. R. Dorr was a prolific writer of poetry and short stories and was considered by many to be one of the leading women poets of the 19th century. Her poem Periwinkle, illustrated by Zulma De Lacy Steele, is only one of many examples of her work in the Vermont Historical Society collections. She continued writing until her death on January 18, 1913, at age 88. The artist used a photograph of the poet to paint the portrait in the 1950s.
Name/Title
Julia C.R. Dorr
Entry/Object ID
1979.22.7
Description
Portrait showing a white-haired woman in a full, dark-blue dress. She is shown seated, holding a book open in her lap. She has a white scarf around her neck, matching her white collar and cuffs. A pink rose is pinned to her bodice.
Artwork Details
Oil
Dorr, Julia C. Ripley (1825-1913)
Context
Julia C. R. Dorr was a famous Vermont writer.
Acquisition
1979.22
Made/Created
Artist
Webb, Grace A. (1888-1979)
circa 1950-circa 1960
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Webb, Grace A. (1888-1979)
Web Links and URLs
Julia Cooke Greenbank
Name/Title
Julia Cooke Greenbank
Entry/Object ID
1936.7.1
Description
Full length portrait of woman sitting in red chair at desk. She is wearing a blue dress with white ruffled collar and a brooch with gold chain. She is shown writing letter on a wooden writing desk while sitting in a red upholstered chair.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Greenbank, Julia Ainsworth Cook (1850-1929)
Acquisition
1936.7
Made/Created
Artist
Badger, T. H.
1882
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
Town
Reading
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Julius Converse
Name/Title
Julius Converse
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.32
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket, vest and bowtie, and a white shirt. He has short dark hair and a beard on his chin. The print is framed in a wooden frame beneath white matboard. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "JULIUS CONVERSE 1872 - 74".
Artwork Details
Converse, Julius (1798-1885)
Context
Julius Converse was Governor of Vermont from 1872 to 1874.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Justin Morgan, Jr.
Interpretative Labels
Justin Morgan, Jr., ca. 1850 Pastel on Paper Gift of Mary Clifford Brown, 1979 Son of the Randolph teacher and musician who introduced the Morgan horse, Justin Morgan, Jr., was born in 1786. He was a storekeeper in Stockbridge, represented that town in the 1840 legislature, and was Windsor County senator in 1844.
Name/Title
Justin Morgan, Jr.
Entry/Object ID
1979.10.12
Description
Oval portrait of a man wearing a suit with oval wire-rimmed glasses pushed up on his forehead. He has short, dark hair swept back from his face and dark eyes. He is wearing a high-necked suit consisting of a dark jacket, vest, and cravat and a white shirt.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Morgan, Justin Jr. (1786-1853)
Acquisition
1979.10
Made/Created
circa 1850
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Justin Smith Morrill
Name/Title
Justin Smith Morrill
Entry/Object ID
1956.2.1
Description
Portrait of a dark-haired man with significant sideburns. He is shown sitting in a red-upholstered chair, his body angled to the right. He is wearing a black suit, bowtie, and white shirt. He is resting his right arm on the arm of the chair.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Morrill, Justin Smith (1810-1898)
Context
Justin Smith Morrill represented Vermont in Congress from 1855 to 1898 as first a Representative, then a Senator.
Acquisition
1956.2
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Web Links and URLs
Katie Idress Conner Ainsworth
Name/Title
Katie Idress Conner Ainsworth
Entry/Object ID
1973.58.3
Description
Crayon enlargement showing a young woman with white skin and dark hair. Here hair is pulled back tightly, making it appear short. She is wearing a dark dress with a high collar.
Photograph Details
Crayon Enlargement
Ainsworth, Katie Idress Conner (1878-1955)
Acquisition
1973.58
Made/Created
1896
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Kent Family at Kent's Corner
Interpretative Labels
Kent Family at Kent's Corner, 1882 James Franklin Gilman (1842-1929) Calais, VT Charcoal on paper Gift of J. Brooks Buxton, #A-788 This drawing depicts the area of Calais known as Kent's Corners due to the large number of Kent families that lived there. The building known as Kent Tavern once belonged to Vermont Historical Society and is now a Vermont State Historic Site. The people pictured are all descendants of patriarch Abdiel Kent. James Gilman was a prolific landscape painter throughout Washington County in the late-19th century.
Name/Title
Kent Family at Kent's Corner
Entry/Object ID
2007.13.1
Description
Charcoal landscape drawing showing a family of six lounging on the bank of a river. Three additional people walk along the opposite bank, and a small town centered along a road can be seen beyond them. The buildings consist primarily of white structures with the notable exception of a stately brick house at the center. The landscape consists or rolling hills, partitioned with fences and sparsely dotted with trees.
Artwork Details
Charcoal
Kent family
Acquisition
2007.13
Made/Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
Role
Painter
1882
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Dimensions
Overall (framed)
Relationships
Person or Organization
Kent, Dorman B.E. (1875-1951)
Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Kent's Corners, 1882
Name/Title
Kent's Corners, 1882
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.307
Description
Framed photographic print of of a landscape painting. The painting shows a small village consisting of 6 residential buildings and 5 barns. There is a road running from the right edge through the center of the composition, on which are carriages and carts being pulled by horses. The frame is painted in imitation of marble.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1976.43
Made/Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
Attribution
After a painting by
1976
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Lake Memphremagog
Name/Title
Lake Memphremagog
Entry/Object ID
1950.30.1
Description
Landscape painting showing a lake with mountains in the background. At the lower right, two men with pails are beside a peaked tent-like shelter that appears to be made of wood. To the right is an industrial building (sawmill) with a warehouse and tall chimney stack. The building is on a pier that extends into the lake. There is a couple in a small rowboat or canoe on the lake, and a steam boat in the middle of the composition. There is a farm complex to the left of the lake and two houses to the right.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Acquisition
1950.30
Made/Created
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga
Name/Title
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga
Entry/Object ID
1979.22.3
Description
Watercolor painting showing a large white steamboat on land with a small portion of a body of water visible in the background. A portion of the boats name, "TICOND", is visible on the side.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Context
Shows the transportation of the Ticonderoga to the Shelburne Museum.
Acquisition
1979.22
Made/Created
Artist
Webb, Grace A. (1888-1979)
Jan 1, 1955
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Shelburne Museum
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga - #1 In the Lower Basin
Name/Title
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga - #1 In the Lower Basin
Entry/Object ID
1979.22.1
Description
Watercolor painting showing a large, white steam boat being pulled onto land. The scene shows the boat at the edge of the water, barely visible behind it, in the process of being lifted on a rolling platform. A yellow crane sits in front of the boat. There are large piles of dirt on either side of the boat, and a pile of materials is at the lower right corner of the scene.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Context
Shows the transportation of the Ticonderoga to the Shelburne Museum.
Acquisition
1979.22
Made/Created
Artist
Webb, Grace A. (1888-1979)
Nov 12, 1954
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Webb, Grace A. (1888-1979), Shelburne Museum
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga - #10 In the Woods
Name/Title
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga - #10 In the Woods
Entry/Object ID
1979.22.5
Description
Watercolor painting showing a large, white steamboat sitting at the edge of a field. The boat has several levels, a single, black chimney, two lifeboats, and the label "TICONDEROGA". It is shown in a field of dead grass alongside a line of red-orange trees. Purple mountains rise in the distance.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Context
Shows the transportation of the Ticonderoga to the Shelburne Museum.
Acquisition
1979.22
Made/Created
Artist
Webb, Grace A. (1888-1979)
Feb 19, 1955
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Dimensions
Overall
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga - #11 Box Car
Name/Title
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga - #11 Box Car
Entry/Object ID
1979.22.6
Description
Watercolor painting showing a large, white steamboat being pulled down a road. The boat has several levels, a single, black chimney, and the label "TICONDEROGA". It is on a series of rollers being pulled by a very small red truck. A white picket fence is in the foreground, hills of brown trees in the middle distance, and blue mountains in the background, one of which is identifiable as Camel's Hump.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Context
Shows the transportation of the Ticonderoga to the Shelburne Museum.
Acquisition
1979.22
Made/Created
Artist
Webb, Grace A. (1888-1979)
Mar 7, 1955
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Dimensions
Overall
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga - #2 Suggesting An Etching
Name/Title
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga - #2 Suggesting An Etching
Entry/Object ID
1979.22.2
Description
Watercolor painting showing a large, white steamboat. The boat has several levels and a single, black chimney. It has the name label "Ticonderoga" on the front of the uppermost level. The boat is shown either in water alongside land, or already on the land alongside water. There a yellow building at the lower left, a sign at the lower right, and an electrical or telephone pole at the right edge.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Context
Shows the transportation of the Ticonderoga to the Shelburne Museum.
Acquisition
1979.22
Made/Created
Artist
Webb, Grace A. (1888-1979)
Dec 31, 1954
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Shelburne Museum
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga - #5 Above the Roofs
Name/Title
Land Voyage of the Ticonderoga - #5 Above the Roofs
Entry/Object ID
1979.22.4
Description
Watercolor painting showing a large, white steamboat sitting above the rooflines of a neighborhood. The boat has several levels and a single, black chimney. The bottom of the painting shows several rooflines and two men at the lower right.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Context
Shows the transportation of the Ticonderoga to the Shelburne Museum.
Acquisition
1979.22
Made/Created
Artist
Webb, Grace A. (1888-1979)
Jan 5, 1955
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Webb, Grace A. (1888-1979)
Landscape
Name/Title
Landscape
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.337
Description
Landscape with covered bridge in center middleground. Road crossing on bridge goes from lower right foreground up the right side and turns to the left... Water fall in center foreground. Distant mountain in back. Forest comes down to the river on both banks. A male on dark pants, red shirt, and yellow hat walks away from the viewer on road on right.
by Aunt Quini---

Oval oil painting showing a covered bridge over a narrow river. A road extends from the bridge to the right foreground. There is a waterfall at the bottom edge of the composition. There is a mountain in the distant background. There is a male figure in dark paints, a red shirt, and a yellow hat on the right. The painting is signed, "Aunt Quini".
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Acquisition
1957.1
Made/Created
1901
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Dimensions
Landscape
Name/Title
Landscape
Entry/Object ID
1982.4.10
Description
Pen and ink drawing of road through an undeveloped landscape. The road begins at the bottom left corner, running diagonally across the composition before turning and disappearing at the center horizon. There are trees scattered throughout the hilly landscape, and a small creek in the foreground. Leaves and grass are shaded with watercolor.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Ink, Watercolor
Acquisition
1982.4
Made/Created
Artist
Squier, Edwin Parker (1833-1891)
circa 1875
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Dimensions
Overall
Landscape
Name/Title
Landscape
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.10
Description
Landscape with leafless tree in left foreground, river and row of trees in middleground, and house in right background. on reverse in pencil is a portion of a letter in T.W. Wood's hand: "r Marshall, In think of disturbing your/____ of the "Pleasures of Solitude" by ____ appraising ____ you in propria personae./ few days. When we shall proceed to take/ by storm, as we are bent on having a/ for my dear/ fellow "pporpan to pucker" _____/ "
Artwork Details
Pencil
Acquisition
1948.12
Made/Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
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Dimensions
Landscape
Name/Title
Landscape
Entry/Object ID
1977.53.1
Description
Charcoal drawing on sandpaper showing a large lake. The far side of the lake is bordered by steep mountains while the near side has a flat shore with low bushes and a single, tall tree. There is a cliff at the left side of the composition with a person on it. There are three boats on the water.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Charcoal
Acquisition
1977.53
Made/Created
Artist
Davis, Mary Ann Wright Graves (1830-1907)
1846
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Dimensions
Overall
Landscape
Name/Title
Landscape
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.187
Description
Painting of a farm scene in a wooden, silvertone frame. Words on picture say "Bullion 1942."
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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Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Landscape
Name/Title
Landscape
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.189
Description
Oil painting of a rural scene in a silvertone, wooden frame and a white mat. Initialed "GM."
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
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Landscape
Name/Title
Landscape
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.191
Description
Unframed oil painting of a mountain, houses and a field, signed by Emile Lombard.
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
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Landscape
Name/Title
Landscape
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.203
Description
Oil painting of a woodsy scene in fall with a pond or stream in the foreground. Artist is A Dumas of Bordeaux. It is framed in gold and cream and the finish 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
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
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Lavina Day
Name/Title
Lavina Day
Entry/Object ID
1946.45.2
Description
Portrait of a woman wearing a black dress with a sheer, white collar and sheer white cap. The cap is decorated with a black ribbon that is tied beneath her chin.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Day, Lavinah Merrell
Acquisition
1946.45
Made/Created
Artist
Tuthill, Abraham Guliebmus Domini (1805-1897)
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Dimensions
Le Cabinet de Travail de Gen. de la Lafayette
Name/Title
Le Cabinet de Travail de Gen. de la Lafayette
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.196
Description
Photograph of an office scene -- desk, chairs, bust -- from the Musee de la Armee. It is listed as the "Le Cabinet de Travail de Gen. de la Lafayette," meaning the office of Gen. LaFayette.
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
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
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Ledyard Bridge
Name/Title
Ledyard Bridge
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1578
Description
Stylized print showing a horse and buggy going through a covered bridge. There are trees flanking the bridge and mountains in the background.
Artwork Details
Context
Ledyard Bridge crossed the Connecticut River between Hanover, New Hampshire, and Norwich, Vermont.
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Hudson, W. P.
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
City
Hanover
State/Province
New Hampshire
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ledyard Bridge, Hanover, NH
Name/Title
Ledyard Bridge, Hanover, NH
Entry/Object ID
1929.16.6
Description
Print showing a covered bridge crossing a river. The bridge is oriented to the right, slightly toward the viewer, with the far side out of frame. There is a man leaning against a fence by the entrance to the bridge, and the fence on the other side of the bridge leads to the viewer.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1929.16
Made/Created
Artist
Plowman, George Taylor (1869-1932)
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Dimensions
Overall
Leonora Lamb Kinsman
Interpretative Labels
Leonora Lamb Kinsman, c. 1836 Unknown Artist Barre, VT Oil on canvas Barre History Collection, #A-1161 Newell Kinsman (1795-1858) moved to Barre as a young lawyer and quickly established the leading law firm in town. This remarkable family group illustrates the talent of itinerant portrait painters of the day. Included in the group are his wife Leonora Lamb Kinsman (1810-1856) and their three children, George (b. 1829), Edward (b. 1831), and Ellen (b. 1833).
Name/Title
Leonora Lamb Kinsman
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1372
Description
Portrait showing a woman in a black dress. The dress has an off-the-shoulder neckline with several pleats across the breast and low-set, full sleeves. She is draped across the shoulders with a translucent shawl. Her dark hair is parted in the center and looped in braids around her ears.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Kinsman, Leonora (1810-1856)
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
circa 1836
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Leroy Abdiel Kent
Name/Title
Leroy Abdiel Kent
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-5
Description
Charcoal bust portrait of a white man with short, dark-colored hair and a long beard. He is wearing a dark suit and white shirt. It is signed along the line of his lapel, "J. F. Gilman '80". It is framed in a gilded wood frame with a white mat.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Charcoal
Kent, LeRoy Abdiel (1843-1911)
Made/Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
1880
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Levi K. Fuller
Name/Title
Levi K. Fuller
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.42
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black suit jacket and tie and white shirt. He has a receded hairline, a full mustache, and a small beard only under his mouth. He is looking to his left.
Artwork Details
Fuller, Levi Knight (1841-1896)
Context
Levi K. Fuller was governor of Vermont from 1886 to 1888.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Dimensions
Unframed
Levi Nathaniel Ainsworth
Name/Title
Levi Nathaniel Ainsworth
Entry/Object ID
1973.58.2
Description
Crayon enlargement showing a young man with white skin and dark hair. His hair is parted on the side and cut short. He is wearing a white shirt with a midtone tie, dark vest, and dark jacket. The portrait is held in a decoratively molded frame that is dark colored around the edge and light colored in the middle.
Photograph Details
Crayon Enlargement
Ainsworth, Levi Nathaniel (1877-1939)
Acquisition
1973.58
Made/Created
1896
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Lewis Robinson
Name/Title
Lewis Robinson
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.330
Description
Silhouette of man in stand up collar and tie. The bulk of the silhouette is cut, but details, like the shirt lines and hair, are drawn with pen.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Robinson, Lewis (1793-1871)
Context
Lewis Robinson was a Windsor County engraver and printer, active c. 1816-1855, possibly later. His products include maps, lithographs, memorials and prints.
Acquisition
1957.1
Made/Created
1840
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Liberty! and Independence Forever
Name/Title
Liberty! and Independence Forever
Entry/Object ID
1972.66.7
Description
Drawing showing an eagle carrying a banner and arrows surrounded by the words, "LIBERTY! AND INDEPENDENCE FOR EVER". The eagle is drawn with ink, and the banner reads, "ona veno candravio". The surrounding words are stamped, as are the stars arching over the eagle, the squares under the words, and the diamonds forming the circular frame.
Artwork Details
Ink, Watercolor
Context
Made by Augustus Porter Walter of Burke, Vermont
Acquisition
1972.66
Made/Created
Artist
Walter, Augustus Porter (1834-1872)
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Dimensions
Overall
Lieutenant Colonel Charles H. Joyce
Name/Title
Lieutenant Colonel Charles H. Joyce
Entry/Object ID
1943.3.3
Description
The portrait is an oval shape and depicts a man who appears to be either young or middle-aged. He is wearing a uniform with shoulder straps and eight gold buttons. On the right side of his coat, there is a white cross, and underneath the black coat collar, there is a white collar visible. The man has a brown mustache and is looking towards the left. The portrait is displayed in a gilded frame that has a built-in mat, which creates the oval opening for the portrait to be viewed through.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Joyce, Charles Herbert (1830-1916)
Acquisition
1943.3
Made/Created
Artist
Mason, Benjamin Franklin (1804-1871)
circa 1865
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Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
2nd Vermont Infantry
,
Event
Civil War
Locomotive & Tender
Name/Title
Locomotive & Tender
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-56
Description
Engraving showing a locomotive engine and attached fuel (coal) car. The engine is labeled on the side, "COMPETITOR". The second car is decorated on the side with flowers and an oval scenic picture. The image is labeled, "LOCOMOTIVE & TENDER BY JOHN P. LAIRD. BUILT AT LATHAM & CO. WORKS. W. R. JUNCTION, VT."
Context
The Lathan & Company Works was based out of White River Junction, Vermont, from 1845 until 1854. The artist of the engraving, Christian Meadows, was a prisoner at the state prison in Windsor, Vermont, where he was serving a sentence for counterfeiting.
Made/Created
Artist
Meadows, Christian
1854
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Laird, John P., Latham & Company Works
Place
Village
White River Junction
Town
Hartford
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Locomotive Brattleboro
Name/Title
Locomotive Brattleboro
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1632
Description
Naive watercolor painting showing a train engine and tender from the side. The engine is painted green with a large front chimney, high orange wheels, and a black cabin labeled, "BRATTLEBORO". The tender is green with an orange top, red wheels, and the yellow label, "V. &. M. R. R." There are two small United States flags at the front of the engine. The top of the image is labeled "ROBERT. G. HARDIE. Jr. / Brattleboro. Sept. 30. 1863." Each letter and number is painted in a different color.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Hardie, Robert Gordon (1854-1904)
1863
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad
Log Train from Mount Moosilauke to Johnson P.O.
Name/Title
Log Train from Mount Moosilauke to Johnson P.O.
Entry/Object ID
1990.25.3
Description
Full-color print showing a train moving through a snowy landscape. The drain consists of a grey engine, a coal car, and 4 flatbed cars. The engine has a large chimney in the front emitting grey smoke, and white smoke or steam is emitting from a smaller chimney near the conductor's cabin. The center front is labeled, "3". The conductor is leaning out a window on the proper right side of the engine. The flatbed cars are each loaded with large tree trunks, stacked 4 high. There is a man standing on the logs 3 cars from the front. A row of buildings can be seen in the background, and the scenery is framed by grey hills.
Acquisition
1990.25
Made/Created
Artist
McDonnell, Arch (1909-1978)
Evans Printing Company
1989
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Brown, J. Wilcox
Loghouse at Lakeside Pitch
Name/Title
Loghouse at Lakeside Pitch
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.3
Description
A charcoal and graphite drawing of a log cabin the middle of the woods. Signed in the bottom right corner of the drawing. The dimensions of the actual picture are written below the drawing and there is a note in the bottom right corner that says “[unreadable]- log house at Lakeside Pitch.” There is some writing on the back.
Type of Drawing
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Sprague, Fanny Knights Ide (1876-1942)
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Dimensions
Lucretia Houghton Prentiss
Name/Title
Lucretia Houghton Prentiss
Entry/Object ID
1895.3.4
Description
Portrait of an older woman with center-parted dark grey hair. She is wearing an elaborately ruffled white cap and a white blouse with a ruffled collar. Over the blouse she is wearing a black dress and holding a red paisley shawl around her arms. The background is dark brown, and the whole is framed in an ornate gilded frame.
Artwork Details
Oil
Prentiss, Lucretia Houghton (1786-1855)
Context
Lucretia Prentiss of Northfield, Vermont, was the wife of Samuel Prentiss, US Senator for Vermont from 1831 to 1842.
Acquisition
1895.3
Made/Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
1895
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Lucy Ainsworth Cooke
Interpretative Labels
Lucy Ainsworth Cooke, ca. 1846 Vermont Oil on canvas Gift of Julia Cooke Greenbank, 1936.7.2 Born in the Vermont hill town of Calais, Lucy Ainsworth (1819-1895) lived during a period of great social, economic, and political change. Many Americans responded to those changes by turning to movement ranging from evangelical Protestantism and abolitionism to phrenology and spiritualism. Lucy found a ready clientele for her ability to diagnose physical ailments, find missing wallets, or help sheriffs solve mysteries by entering a trancelike sleep known as mesmerism. According to family tradition "Sleeping Lucy" developed her clairvoyant skills gradually and did not begin to heal people until after her marriage to Charles Cooke in 1847. The couple settled in Reading, where they worked as a team until his death in 1855 and then Lucy moved to Montpelier. Eventually Lucy remarried and moved to Boston, where she continued to practice as Dr. Lucy Cooke, treating patients and running a successful mail-order herbal business. This portrait was probably done shortly after Lucy's first marriage (1846) since its match is a portrait of her husband, Charles Cooke. Though unknown, the artist skillfully captured Cooke's intensity in her eyes.
Name/Title
Lucy Ainsworth Cooke
Entry/Object ID
1936.7.2
Description
Portrait showing a woman with dark hair and a black dress. The folk-style portrait shows a woman with brown hair, parted in the center and pulled into looped braids in the back. She has brown eyes, a straight nose, a pointed chin, and is shown with a very slight smile. She is wearing a gold-toned beaded necklace, and the neckline of her dress is trimmed in white lace with a gold brooch at the center. Her black dress is pleated outward from the center, forming a large V that is held in place at the waist. The background of the painting is brown.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Raddin, Lucy Ainsworth Cooke (1819-1895)
Context
Lucy A. Cooke, or Sleeping Lucy, was a famous clairvoyant from Calais, VT.
Acquisition
1936.7
Made/Created
circa 1846
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Links and URLs
Luna Asylum VSH
Name/Title
Luna Asylum VSH
Entry/Object ID
2012.31.1
Description
Watercolor painting showing a brick building in front of a dark sky with a full moon at the center top. The building consists of 2 2-story round sections connected with a traditionally-shaped wing. Each round section is topped with a cupola, and there is a chimney visible on the connection. The building is within a yard surrounded by a white picket fence with 2 covered structures within the yard. There is a light-colored brick building partially visible outside the fence on the right edge of the composition. The bottom right corner is signed "Mescal '91".
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Context
Shows Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury, Vermont
Acquisition
2012.31
Made/Created
Artist
Batten, Virginia Mescal (1955-2013)
1991
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont State Hospital
Lydia Powers Paddock
Interpretative Labels
Lydia Powers Paddock, c. 1790 Attributed to Winthrop Chandler (1747-1790) Worcester, MA Oil on canvas Barre History Collection, #A-1071 Lydia Powers, aunt of famed Vermont sculptor Hiram Powers, married Dr. Robert Paddock of Woodstock and, in 1814, moved to Barre. Unlike other portrait artists of the day, Winthrop Chandler did not travel. Instead, subjects came to his home in either Massachusetts or Connecticut.
Name/Title
Lydia Powers Paddock
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1306
Description
Portrait showing a woman wearing a black, apron-front dress with a translucent, white collar and cap. The cap is ruffled around her face and along the top of her head, and is both decorated and held beneath her chin with green striped ribbon. The collar pins the front of the gown below the neckline, showing an additional white layer worn underneath the main gown. She is holding a small, round tin on a white handkerchief or apron, and is wearing a ring with a heart-shaped head. She is sitting in a yellow Windsor chair.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Paddock, Lydia Powers (1772-1815)
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
Artist
Chandler, Winthrop
Attribution
Attributed to
circa 1790
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Dimensions
Relationships
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Madame Decarne
Name/Title
Madame Decarne
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.65
Description
Picture of a woman with a serious expression wearing a cap and green dress. In the top left corner is a dragon crest with the word "Dauphine" in it. On the back a card says, "Madame Decarne, 161 route de Douce" and more that is illegible.
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
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Major Domo
Name/Title
Major Domo
Entry/Object ID
2006.40.1
Description
This is a marker drawing depicting Ralph Olliver, also known as "Major Domo." The drawing presents an oversized portrayal of a man in a white marching band uniform. The figure is depicted with a whistle in his mouth, his left hand resting on his left hip, and his right hand positioned in a semi-saluting gesture. He is wearing a tall fur hat with a red plume, and has several yellow ropes attached to his right shoulder. The bottom right of the composition has the decoratively written title, "Major Domo Ralph Olliver".
Artwork Details
Watercolor, Ink
Olliver, C. Ralph (1899-1979)
Acquisition
2006.40
Made/Created
Artist
Comi, Alfred J. (1900-1986)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (framed)
Relationships
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Man with Rutland Herald
Interpretative Labels
Unfortunately the identity of the man in this portrait is unknown. The four portraits in this family group were found in the Chippenhook section of Clarendon and the family was probably from that area. The details in the portraits provide some information about the sitters. They are dressed and coiffed in a stylish yet restrained manner. The man is holding a Rutland Herald indicating that he was literate and reinforcing his Vermont connection. To the left of his shoulder you will see a drawing compass and square, indicating that he was a Mason. This would have been a strong political statement during a time when the majority of Vermonters viewed Masonic membership as undemocratic. Aaron Dean Fletcher (1817-1902) was born in Springfield, Vermont. He was self-taught and began his career in the Springfield area painting neighbors and friends from 1835 to 1839. By 1840 he had moved to Keeseville, New York. The Chippenhook portraits may have been painted by Fletcher on his way to New York. They have his characteristic olive background and black outlining of figures. Like many itinerant artists of the time, Fletcher traveled west to Indiana in 1856, but returned after a year to New York, where he continued to earn a meager living as an artist. He died in Keeseville in 1902. The frames are modern.
Name/Title
Man with Rutland Herald
Entry/Object ID
1964.59.20
Description
Portrait of a man in a black suit holding a newspaper. The man has dark hair swept to the left and long side burns. He is shown cleanshaven and with light-colored eyes. He is wearing a high-collared suit consisting of a black coat, black vest that opens at the center, black tie, and white shirt. He is leaning against a red upholstered furniture arm, and holding a newspaper with the letters "RALD" visible at the top [Rutland Herald]. A compass and square are painted into the background at the left, indicating Masonic ties.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Context
Found in Clarendon, Vermont
Acquisition
1964.59
Made/Created
Artist
Fletcher, Aaron Dean
circa 1835
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Freemasons
Place
Town
Clarendon
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Links and URLs
Mandolin-Guitar Club
Name/Title
Mandolin-Guitar Club
Entry/Object ID
2020.13.2
Description
Photograph showing 7 people with instruments. The image shows 4 women, each of whom are dressed in white, long-sleeved and high-collared blouses with dark-colored, gored skirts. The two central women are holding mandolins. The three men in the image are all shown wearing suits and holding mandolins. Two guitars rest on piece of fur in front of the group. The oval photograph is mounted on top of a black, paperboard mat with the impressed inscription, "C. Bau's Studio/BARRE, VT."

Inked on the back is the note: "Mandolin-Guitar Club/Ina Harrington Eastman (mother) - Dr. Steele - Mrs. Watt - and ?/Alvah W. Eastman (Father) - Mrs. Steele - Dr. Watt./Barre, Vermont 19-? (08?)"
Photograph Details
Mandolin-Guitar Club
Acquisition
2020.13
Made/Created
C. Bau's Studio
circa 1900-circa 1910
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Many Men of Many Minds, Many Birds of Different Kinds
Name/Title
Many Men of Many Minds, Many Birds of Different Kinds
Entry/Object ID
1972.66.10
Description
Inked drawing showing a white horse standing on a scroll. The horse is wearing a pink harness and bridle, colored with watercolors. On the scroll is the inked inscription, "Many men of many minds, many birds of different kinds". The inscription is embellished with leaves attached to every vertical line. At the center bottom is the label, "Written By Aug.s Porter Walter", in fancy script.
Artwork Details
Ink, Ink, Watercolor
Context
Made by Augustus Porter Walter of Burke, Vermont
Acquisition
1972.66
Made/Created
Artist
Walter, Augustus Porter (1834-1872)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Map of Vermont
Name/Title
Map of Vermont
Entry/Object ID
2022.46.2
Description
School girl Map of Vermont. The map depicts 13 of Vermont's counties (all except Lamoille) as well as all the towns within them. County borders are drawn with straight ink lines with watercolor painting used to color the interior. However, a portion of the middle of county is left white with the size of the portion varying greatly. Grand Isle County however, is depicted far different the others as it is chain of islands. The northern half of the county is colored completely green(with no spot left white) and encompasses the towns of Alburg, North Hero, and Isle La Motte, as well as the island Isle of Roky(likely modern day Butler Island).The southern half is colored gray and only includes the island/town of South Hero. Several physical and geographic features of the state are also depicted. These the states many mountains, which are shown using ridged shapes, with gray shading surrounding them meant to show their height. All the mountains are unnamed with the expectation of Killington peak, whose depiction also receives an additional artistically drawn mountain beside it. Many of the states rivers are also depicted with both major rivers(such the Onion and Missisquoi rivers) and more minor rivers(such as the Black and Williams rivers) named. Two of the states colleges also receive visual representation in the form of small college buildings. Both are simply labeled college, but it can be surmised that they are UVM and Middlebury college as they are only colleges to have existed at the time in the locations labeled. Dartmouth College is also depicted in New Hampshire and is named. The only other school depicted is that of Norwich Academy in the Town of Norwich, Vermont.

Outside of Vermont itself, several aspects of neighboring states are also depicted. The states of New Hampshire, New York and Massachusetts alongside Canada are all labeled as part of state/county. Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Canadian towns neighboring their Vermont border are all labeled on the border line and several nearby physical features are also depicted with the largest being the Connecticut river. New York receives far more detail than either Massachusetts or New Hampshire with several major landmarks(rivers and lakes) being depicted as well as town labels being placed in the spots approximating their actual geographic locations. Several military forts in southern half of New York are also Depicted including Fort Ticonderoga. Additionally, the City of Albany is also given a visual marker, using crossed lines to represent its streets. This symbol also appears in an unnamed place near West Haven Vermont. The map appears to use a privative version of the Lat/Long coordinate system Latitude being on distance from the equator and Longitude using both degrees west from Washington for long lines depicted on the top the map and long lines using distance east from London depicted at the top of the map. Next to the "Part Of Hampshire Label" the scale of the map in miles is shown.
Context
Drawn by Ann P. Little
Acquisition
2022.46
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Dimensions
Map of the World
Name/Title
Map of the World
Entry/Object ID
2007.1.2
Description
School girl map showing a two-hemisphere map of world. The map displays all seven continents and many islands. Antipode of London is also labeled in the bottom left corner of the western hemisphere. Continent and island borders are painted with watercolors using dark blue, turquoise, red and yellow paint. Inside the continents, several physical features are displayed including rivers, lakes, deserts, and mountain ranges. County names and borders are also displayed in ink with borders being drawn using dotted lines. Several major and regional oceans are also displayed as well as the north and south poles. A series of numbers contained within squares is also visible throughout the map.

A coordinate grid covers both hemispheres, with lines appearing to display latitude and longitude. Numbers for latitude are displayed on a series of black and white lines on the edges of each hemisphere, and numbers for longitude are displayed along the equator line. In the middle of the map and above both hemispheres the text "MAP OF THE WORLD" is written in gothic cursive script. To the left and right of it, the text "WESTERN HEMISPHERE" and "EASTERN HEMISPHERE" are written above the above the western and eastern hemisphere respectively. At the center bottom, the authors name is written. Below that text is written "Mr. Thompson's seminary Burlington, September 1829." The entire map is contained within a frame with the inner layer colored gold and outer brown.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Ink, Watercolor
Context
Drawn by Abigail Washburn while attending Zadock Thompson's Seminary in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2007.1
Made/Created
Artist
Washburn, Abigail
1829
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Dimensions
Margaret Fay Brown
Interpretative Labels
Margaret Fay Brown, c. 1857 Unknown Artist Bennington, VT Oil on canvas Gift of Margaret Fay Shaw Campbell, #A-598 Margaret Hyde Fay Brown (1833-1922) came from the prominent Fay family of Bennington. Her grandfather, Stephen Fay, owned what we now call the Catamount Tavern during the American Revolution.
Name/Title
Margaret Fay Brown
Entry/Object ID
1990.20.3
Description
Portrait showing a dark-haired woman in seated pose. She is wearing a dark gown with a low center-front split and a white blouse or shawl under the outer robe. Her hair is parted down the center and is held in ringlets at the nape of her neck.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Brown, Margaret Hyde Fay (1833-1922)
Acquisition
1990.20
Made/Created
Artist
Lawman, Jasper Holman
Attribution
Possibly
1855-1857
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Margaret Fay and Nurse
Name/Title
Margaret Fay and Nurse
Entry/Object ID
1990.20.4
Description
Painted portrait depicting an adult woman and child. The woman has light skin and dark brown hair. She is wearing a green jacket with black floral decoration and a grey skirt. She has a short white lace collar over a rd ribbon with a large oval brooch at the center. The child has light skin and brown hair. She is wearing a grey tunic-style dress belted at the waist with a blue moire ribbon. She is wearing a double-strand red beaded necklace. The painting is framed in an ornately molded gilded frame.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Campbell, Margaret Fay Shaw
Acquisition
1990.20
Made/Created
circa 1870
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Dimensions
Margaret Lord Hyde Fay
Name/Title
Margaret Lord Hyde Fay
Entry/Object ID
1990.20.2
Description
Painted portrait of a light-skinned woman with brown hair shown from the waist up. She is wearing a brown dress with voluminous sleeves and a yellow stole or scarf. Her hair is parted in the center and she has a tortoiseshell comb at the back of her head.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Fay, Margaret Lord Hyde (1811-1858)
Context
Margaret Lord Hyde Fay was a prominent citizen of Bennington, Vermont, during the Federal period.
Acquisition
1990.20
Made/Created
circa 1830
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Dimensions
Marmaduke Wait
Name/Title
Marmaduke Wait
Entry/Object ID
1953.63.1
Description
Miniature portrait of a man. The man has short, dark hair, a dimple in his right cheek, and is looking straight at the viewer. He is wearing a white shirt with cravat, a white, double-breasted waistcoat, and a dark coat with brass buttons. He is shown in front of a blue sky with white clouds. The painting in held within a double frame: the inner frame is an oval, and the outer frame is a rectangle.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Ivory, Watercolor
Wait, Marmaduke (1774-1847)
Acquisition
1953.63
Made/Created
1799
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
Town
Waitsfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Martha Washington
Name/Title
Martha Washington
Entry/Object ID
1945.48.2
Description
Portrait showing a woman with white hair wearing a black dress with an undefined white bonnet or kerchief over her head and another white kerchief over her shoulders. The painting is applied to the reverse of the glass.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Washington, Martha (1731-1802)
Context
Purchased by the State of Vermont in 1837 and used in the State House.
Acquisition
1945.48
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Building
Vermont State House
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Martin Chittenden
Name/Title
Martin Chittenden
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.6
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black jacket, vest, and cravat, and a white shirt. He has a dour expression and his bald on the top of his head.
Artwork Details
Chittenden, Martin (1763-1840)
Context
Martin Chittenden was Governor of Vermont from 1813 to 1815.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
Lexicon
Dimensions
Unframed
Martin Chittenden
Name/Title
Martin Chittenden
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-545
Description
Miniature portrait of a man. The man is shown with rose cheeks and light-colored hair parted at the side and with long sideburns. He is wearing a high-necked suit consisting of a black jacket, light-colored brocade waistcoat, black cravat, and white, high-collard shirt. The background is blue. The whole is set into a black velvet frame with an ormolu oak leaf attachment at the top.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Watercolor, Ivory
Chittenden, Martin (1763-1840)
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Dimensions
Martin M. Flint's Map of Vermont drawn by Myself
Name/Title
Martin M. Flint's Map of Vermont drawn by Myself
Entry/Object ID
2018.17.1
Description
School boy map of Vermont. Map depicts 12 of the 14 Vermont counties with Lamoille county and Grand Isle county both absent, although some oft the islands that constitute Grand Isle county appear to be depicted. The Borders of each county are composed of dotted lines of ink dot with some appearing to have a straight continues line drawn through them. The interiors of the counties close the border have been colored with water color paint but only a small amount and most the county interiors remain colorless. The counties are all labeled with ink but the handwriting and spelling of the labels makes it difficult to tell weather the labels are accurate. The only major physical feature of the state depicted is Lake Champlain, whose border is drawn with curved lines and whose island are shown through the use of round oval like shapes. The New York and New Hampshire borders are both simply labeled with in ink, with no mention of the Canadian or Massachusetts borders. Both states are just Labeled New York and New Hampshire receptively. The map title is located in the lower left corner with it simply reading "A map of Vermont" although T is obscured due to damage that either took place during or after production. Lines used to draw the title are still visible. The edge of the map is composed of two lines encompassing yellow water color, though foxing has caused much of it to turn brown. On the back of the map the artist's name is displayed as reading Martin M Flint, drawn by Myself. An inscription on the back says to "H.M Ditz".

Hand-drawn map of Vermont. The map is separated by county, with the borders drawn in black ink with dotted lines. Within the borders, each county is outlined with a thick line of watercolor in a color different from its neighbors. Pink, blue, yellow, orange, and green are used. The names of the counties are written in large, decorative letters oriented in various ways. The edges of the page are framed with a line a yellow.

The paper has a crease horizontally across the center. The reverse is labeled in ink, ""Martin M. Flint's Map of Vermont drawn by Myself" in script. Beneath the label in pencil are the words, "To H. M. Ditz".
Context
Made by Martin Flint of Randolph, Vermont
Acquisition
2018.17
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Mary Ann Williams
Interpretative Labels
Mary Ann Williams, c. 1845 Benjamin Franklin Mason (1804-1871) Woodstock, VT Oil on canvas #A-761 Norman and Mary Ann Williams were prominent citizens of Woodstock. He held numerous town, county, and state offices, including a seat on the commission that oversaw the design of the third Vermont State House. Their son, Dr. Edward Williams, built the town library on the site of their home in 1884 and named it after Norman. Benjamin Mason traveled throughout the northern tier of the United States producing portraits of many prominent citizens. He's known to have visited Woodstock a number of times.
Name/Title
Mary Ann Williams
Entry/Object ID
2006.6.2
Description
Portrait showing a woman wearing a black dress with a pleated, white lace collar. Around her neck she is wearing a translucent, blue scarf pinned at center front with an oval mourning brooch. The brooch is a black oval with a central portion containing hair held in a woven design. She is wrapped in a paisley shawl and sitting on a red upholstered chair. Her hair is parted in the center and falls in ringlets on either side.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Williams, Mary Ann Wentworth Brown (1795-1879)
Acquisition
2006.6
Made/Created
Artist
Mason, Benjamin Franklin (1804-1871)
1840-1850
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (framed)
Mary Palmer Hunt Tyler
Name/Title
Mary Palmer Hunt Tyler
Entry/Object ID
1932.5.7
Description
Bas relief plaster bust showing an elderly woman. Her hair is parted in the center, and she is wearing a bonnet that falls in layers on either side of her facing. She is wearing a high-necked blouse with a bow in the center of her neck and a small medallion beneath the bow. The background of the piece is an oval. The back of the sculpture is rough, with a concave portion behind the relief.
Artwork Details
Plaster
Tyler, Mary Palmer Hunt (1775-1866)
Acquisition
1932.5
Made/Created
1858
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Tyler, Royall (1757-1826)
Place
Town
Brattleboro
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Links and URLs
Mary Perrin
Name/Title
Mary Perrin
Entry/Object ID
2008.5.2
Description
Painted portrait showing a woman with brown hair. Her hair is parted in the center and held in ringlets on either side of her face. She is wearing a green ribbon around her head and large, gold drop earrings. She is wearing a black dress that sits off her shoulders with long sleeves that flare above her elbows. She has a gold chain looped twice around her neck, with one loop worn tight and the other reaching to her waist. There is a hair brooch at the center front neckline and multiple rings on her left hand.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Perrin, Mary Jane T. Sargent (1818-1879)
Acquisition
2008.5
Made/Created
1842-1863
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
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Mary Wallis Goodrich
Name/Title
Mary Wallis Goodrich
Entry/Object ID
1965.70.2
Description
Oval portrait showing an elderly woman in a white bonnet and black clothing. She is wearing gold-framed, oval glasses. The bonnets is tied in a small bow beneath her chin. Her clothing is quite loosely draped and may be either a dressing gown or a shawl.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Goodrich, Mary Wallis (1780-1857)
Acquisition
1965.70
Made/Created
Artist
Hope, James (1818-1892)
1856
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
Town
Pittsfield
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Matilda Thuren
Name/Title
Matilda Thuren
Entry/Object ID
2002.31.2
Description
Matilda Thuren (1868 -1936)
Ancestry.com records her name as Matilde.
Photograph Details
Crayon Enlargement
Acquisition
2002.31
Made/Created
circa 1900
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Memorial
Name/Title
Memorial
Entry/Object ID
1972.66.8
Description
Landscape drawing showing a cemetery on a hill with a building (likely a church) at its summit. In the left foreground is a large plinth with the words, "SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF", on the front above a large, blank area. Two other large monuments can be seen in the middleground that each read, "IN memory of the Dead". There are 9 headstones, some of which have legible inscriptions. From the bottom, the legible portions read, "Wm. Son AE 18"; "S-- Died AE 10"/ "Snow"; "Ninney Died 1860 AE 18."; "James son of A--- Died 1859"; "Cin--". The bottom center of the page is labeled, "Executed By A. P. Walter", in fancy script.
Artwork Details
Ink, Ink
Context
Made by Augustus Porter Walter of Burke, Vermont
Acquisition
1972.66
Made/Created
Artist
Walter, Augustus Porter (1834-1872)
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Dimensions
Memorial To Irene Rice (1793-1842)
Name/Title
Memorial To Irene Rice (1793-1842)
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.335
Description
Engraving showing a mourning scene of three crying figures--two women and a man--surrounding a tall grave monument. There are pointed trees framing the composition to the left, and a willow tree to the right. At the right edge of the frame is a columned building, likely Mount Vernon. The print is enhanced with blue-green watercolor on the willow tree and the grass. The monument has the printed inscription, "There is Rest in HEAVEN / SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF", and the handwritten inscription, "Irene Rice Died Sept 9, 1842 Aged 47 Yrs. 3 mo.14 d."
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Acquisition
1957.1
Made/Created
Artist
Robinson, Lewis (1793-1871)
Attribution
Attributed to
1842
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Rice, Irene (1793-1842)
Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt
Name/Title
Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt
Entry/Object ID
1964.6.6
Description
Landscape print showing Middlebury College from an elevated perspective (bird's eye view). It shows 5 large buildings around a central, tree-covered square or park. Behind them are more large buildings, with a chapel at the center back. There are two cars in the foreground as well as a group of people at the bottom left. The bottom center has the label, "MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE / MIDDLEBURY, VT."
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1964.6
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Midsummer Festival Clocktower Design
Name/Title
Midsummer Festival Clocktower Design
Entry/Object ID
1992.4.3
Description
Pencil sketch and inked line drawing on tracing paper. Both drawings show the same tower, but are oriented opposite each other. They show a tower with a pointed top, a bell, and a clock, above two roofs and a treeline.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Pencil, Ink
Acquisition
1992.4
Made/Created
Artist
Burgess, Maureen O'Connor
1991
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Overall
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Vermont Bicentennial, Midsummer
Midsummer Festival, 1981-1991
Name/Title
Midsummer Festival, 1981-1991
Entry/Object ID
1992.4.4
Description
Pencil sketch showing two rectangular panels containing a scenic view of Montpelier, Vermont. The Vermont Statehouse is split between the two panels. The left panel contains a circus tent and balloons. The right panel contains a bridge, church, and building. A banner spans the top of the panels that reads, "40th Annual / Happy Birthday".
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1992.4
Made/Created
Artist
Burgess, Maureen O'Connor
1991
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Overall
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Vermont Bicentennial, Midsummer
Midsummer Festival, 1981-1991
Name/Title
Midsummer Festival, 1981-1991
Entry/Object ID
1992.4.1
Description
Ink on tracing paper line drawing showing circus tents in front of Montpelier public buildings. The tents' central poles bear pennants that read "MIDSUMMER" and "1981-1991". The buildings shown are the dome of the State House, the façade of the Pavilion Building, and a clock tower steeple. A smiling sun is at the top left corner. The composition is split into two square panels. The words, "wrong tower - clock. -need city hall." are written beneath the drawing in pencil, with a long curved arrow indicating the tower on the right.
Type of Drawing
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1992.4
Made/Created
Artist
Burgess, Maureen O'Connor
1991
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Overall
Relationships
Vermont Bicentennial, Midsummer
Midsummer Festival, 1981-1991
Name/Title
Midsummer Festival, 1981-1991
Entry/Object ID
1992.4.2
Description
Photocopy of a line drawing showing circus tents in front of Montpelier public buildings. The tents' central poles bear pennants that read "MIDSUMMER" and "1981-1991". The buildings shown are the dome of the State House, the façade of the Pavilion Building, and the clock tower on City Hall. A smiling sun is at the top left corner. The composition is split into two square panels.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1992.4
Made/Created
Artist
Burgess, Maureen O'Connor
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Vermont Bicentennial, Midsummer
Mildred Howells
Name/Title
Mildred Howells
Entry/Object ID
1961.16
Description
Bas-relief portrait carving a young girl. She is shown with a high collar and a brimmed hat on her head, tied beneath her chin. Under the hat, the girl's hair is down and she has short bangs. The background slab is rectangular with an arched top, similar in shape to a tombstone.
Artwork Details
Marble
Howells, Mildred
Context
Portrait medallion showing Mildred Howells at age 10.
Acquisition
1961.16
Made/Created
Artist
Mead, Larkin Goldsmith (1835-1910)
circa 1882
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Overall
Mildred Lucas Austin
Name/Title
Mildred Lucas Austin
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-180
Description
Portrait of a woman lounging in a chair. She has short, grey hair and is wearing a long, sleeveless aqua velvet evening dress and a long beaded necklace. She is seated in a red upholstered arm chair, leaning on a side table to her right.
Artwork Details
Oil
Austin, Mildred Mary Lucas (1874-1973)
Made/Created
Artist
Slade, C.A.
1936
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Miss Evangelina or "Lady of the Vale"
Name/Title
Miss Evangelina or "Lady of the Vale"
Entry/Object ID
1972.66.6
Description
Three quarter length portrait of a young woman wearing a pink and blue off the shoulder dress. The woman has flowers in her hair and is holding a pin in her left hand and a book and handkerchief in her right hand. The portrait is framed within an oval formed by pale blue and pink stamps (rectangles, spades, diamonds, stars, lines). The image is labeled, "Miss Evangelina - or "Lady of the Vale,"."
Artwork Details
Ink, Watercolor
Context
Made by Augustus Porter Walter of Burke, Vermont
Acquisition
1972.66
Made/Created
Artist
Walter, Augustus Porter (1834-1872)
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Miss Medora
Name/Title
Miss Medora
Entry/Object ID
1972.66.5
Description
Ink and watercolor portrait of a young woman wearing a pink dress. The woman has straight brown hair worn in a bun at the back of her head with a wreath of flowers on her head. She has large blue eye and is tilting her head to the right. Her dress is off the shoulder and painted in layers to depict ruffles. There is a rose at the center of the bustline, and she is holding a rose in her left hand, which is wearing a yellow glove. The portrait is bordered by a stamped frame of pale blue and pink rectangles and spades. The top center is labeled, "Miss Medora".
Artwork Details
Ink, Watercolor
Context
Made by Augustus Porter Walter of Burke, Vermont
Acquisition
1972.66
Made/Created
Artist
Walter, Augustus Porter (1834-1872)
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Overall
Model Canoe
Name/Title
Model Canoe
Entry/Object ID
2017.3.5
Description
Miniature birch bark canoe. The hull of the canoe is constructed of birchbark, bent into shape and secured with small nails to splint around the top. The two ends are stitched together. The top is enclosed except for a central opening rimmed with a small wooden splint.
Context
Made by a Mr. Paquette (d. 1956) in Highgate Center, VT.
Acquisition
2017.3
Made/Created
1950-1956
Ethnography
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Birch, Metal, Wood
Montpelier Junction, Vt. Railroad Station
Name/Title
Montpelier Junction, Vt. Railroad Station
Entry/Object ID
1990.25.2
Description
Full-color print of a painting showing a train next to a building. The visible portion of the train consists of a long, grey engine, a grey coal car, and a red box car. There is a short chimney at the front of the engine emanating white smoke. The engine is labeled 703 beneath an opening through which the conductor is waving. The coal car is labeled "CENTRAL VERMONT" within a rectangle. The building has wood siding and is painted red. There is a sign hanging from the roofline that reads, "MONTPELIER JU[nction]". There is a tall structure in the background consisting of a tall pole, a ladder connected to the top of the pole and reaching down until it is out of sight, a curved piece at the center top with circles in red, yellow, and blue, and two upwardly pointed arms, one black and one red with a white stripe. There is a mountain in the background forming the horizon. The artwork is signed, "ARCH McDONNELL", and the print is marked, "Montpelier Junction, Vt. Railroad Station, an original painting by Arch McDonnell / From the private collection of Shelby Walker, Concord, N.H. / (c) 1974 Village Press Publications, Concord, N.H."
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1990.25
Made/Created
Artist
McDonnell, Arch (1909-1978)
Village Press Publications
1974
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Central Vermont Railway
Montpelier from Col. Jewett's Hill
Interpretative Labels
Montpelier from Col. Jewett's Hill, 1891 James Franklin Gilman (1842-1929) Montpelier, VT Oil on canvas Gift of Louise Andrews Kent, 1974.39.1 This view of Montpelier from what is now Terrace Street provides a great picture of Montpelier at the cusp of the 20th century. Notice the red painted dome of the State House and the prominent Montpelier Seminary in the background. James Gilman was a prolific landscape painter throughout Washington County in the late 19th century. A number of his works can be found elsewhere in this gallery.
Name/Title
Montpelier from Col. Jewett's Hill
Entry/Object ID
1974.39.1
Description
Painting showing a distant view of a city situated in a valley between multiple mountains. There is a white house on the left edge of the painting along a road lined with mature trees and leading into the city in the distance. The dome of the capital rises in the middle distance, and the rectangular form of the seminary is prominently visible in the distance. Several other domestic and business structures line the roads. The mountains and hills surrounding the city alternate between forest and fields, and the sky is filled with clouds.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Montpelier as seen from Terrace Street
Context
Painted by James Franklin Gilman near Montpelier in 1891.
Acquisition
1974.39
Made/Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
Role
Painter
1891
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Web Links and URLs
Montreal
Name/Title
Montreal
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.23
Description
View of Montreal from a high point. Tree in foreground, buildings in middleground and a large hill (Mount Royal) in background. In pencil on bottom: Montreal July 1, '55.
Artwork Details
Pencil
Acquisition
1948.12
Made/Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
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Moonlight by the Winooski, Montpelier, VT
Name/Title
Moonlight by the Winooski, Montpelier, VT
Entry/Object ID
VHS-A-13
Description
Landscape showing a river at night. The river crosses from the right of the composition toward the center-left horizon, with grass and small shrubs on the left bank and tall trees on the right bank. A bridge crosses the river near the horizon. The sky fills about half the composition with a full moon nearly centered.
Artwork Details
Made/Created
Artist
Gilman, James Franklin (1850-1929)
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Moses Robinson
Name/Title
Moses Robinson
Entry/Object ID
1908.6.2
Description
Print showing a man wearing a black jacket and a white cravat and shirt. He is directly facing the viewer and his hair is curled at the sides. The print has a wooden frame. A metal plaque at the bottom center of the frame reads, "MOSES ROBINSON 1789-90".
Artwork Details
Robinson, Moses (1741-1813)
Context
Moses Robinson was the second Governor of the Vermont Republic, Vermont's first Chief Justic, and one Vermont's first two Senators.
Acquisition
1908.6
Made/Created
Artist
Chickering, Elmer
1907
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Mount Vermont, the Situation of Gen'l George Washington
Name/Title
Mount Vermont, the Situation of Gen'l George Washington
Entry/Object ID
1987.43.1
Description
Watercolor painting showing a large building (Mount Vernon) atop a green hill. The two-and-a-half-story columned building sits on a rise in the middle ground. Trees and other foliage are along left and right borders and around the home. In the left background there is a body of water (Potomac River) with boats. The piece is signed at the lower right, "Lovisa Catterton Nov. 30, 1816 at Middlebury, Vt."
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Context
Painted by Lovisa (or Louisa) Chatterton while a student at Emma Willard's Middlebury Female Seminary in 1816.
Acquisition
1987.43
Made/Created
Artist
Hammond, Louisa Chatterton (1795-1868)
Nov 30, 1816
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Mount Vernon
Name/Title
Mount Vernon
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.18
Description
River landscape with river in foreground and tree covered bank in background. Mount Vernon, Va.
Artwork Details
Pencil
Acquisition
1948.12
Made/Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
May 20, 1848
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Mount Vernon
Name/Title
Mount Vernon
Entry/Object ID
1948.12.19
Description
Oblique front view of Mount Vernon. Building is flanked by two large trees and other foliage. Mount Vernon, Va.
Artwork Details
Pencil
Acquisition
1948.12
Made/Created
Artist
Wood, Thomas Waterman (1823-1903)
May 20, 1848
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Mountain View
Name/Title
Mountain View
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.343
Description
Oil painting showing green rolling hills in front of a forest of tall trees and hills dotted with autumn colors. The lower corner is signed, "CV GRANT 32".
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Acquisition
1957.1
Made/Created
Artist
Grant, C.V.
1932
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Mourning Print
Name/Title
Mourning Print
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1622
Description
Hand-tinted mourning print showing a large, central plinth topped with an urn. There is a woman in a black dress with voluminous sleeves covering her face with her hand standing to the left of the plinth. There is a weeping willow behind the plinth, a rose bush to the left, and a shrub to the right. A body of water spans the composition behind the scene, and there is a church on the far shore at the right. There is a sailboat in the water just to the right of the plinth, visible under the willow branches. The plinth is printed with the words, "IN MEMORY", and filled with the hand-written inscription, "Time is passing on--it will 'ere / Sarah C. Damon Died March 14th 1821 Aged 7 months 7 days / Lucy T. Damon Died July 7th 1832 Aged 2 years 7 days / Lavina M Damon Died Dec 23d 1837 Aged 7 months 12 days / Sarah C. Damon Died Sept 9th 1841 Aged 19 yrs & 30 days."
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
1830-1840
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Damon, Sarah Cushman (1822-1841), Damon, Sarah Cushman (1821-1821), Damon, Lucy Thomas (1830-1832), Damon, Lavina Mary (1837-1837)
Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Mower, R. Frost's Meadow
Name/Title
Mower, R. Frost's Meadow
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1580
Description
Woodcut print showing a man in a field with a scythe. There are trees in the middleground and a mountain in the background. The man is facing away from the viewer and has the scythe positioned at the beginning of a stroke at the base of long grass or wheat. The print is signed in pencil, "J J Lankes", beneath the image, and "Mower / R. Frost's meadow" is written in pencil along the bottom edge of the paper.
Artwork Details
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Lankes, J. J. (1884-1960)
1929
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Frost, Robert Lee (1874-1963)
Mrs. Rowena Randall Joyce
Name/Title
Mrs. Rowena Randall Joyce
Entry/Object ID
1943.3.2
Description
Oval portrait of a woman in a black dress. She is shown with dark, center-parted hair gathered at the back of her head. She is wearing red earrings and a red pendant necklace. The square neckline of her dress is trimmed in white lace and black-and-red patterned ribbon. The portrait is held in an ornate gilded wood frame.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Joyce, Rowena Randall (1834-1902)
Acquisition
1943.3
Made/Created
Artist
Mason, Benjamin Franklin (1804-1871)
circa 1865
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Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
My Father's Grist Mill
Name/Title
My Father's Grist Mill
Entry/Object ID
1953.43.4
Description
Landscape. View of a water powered grist mill. Tree in left forground. Flume comes down the right side into the mill. Notations in pencil on drawing, l to r: "Precinda Caffee/No.7/ My Father's Grist Mill/ A.M._____/ 1853."

Framed pencil sketch of a water-powered grist mill. There is a large tree framing the left side of the composition, and the mill wheel is on the left side of the structure. The drawing is marked in pencil, "Precinda Cafee No. 7 My Father's Grist Mill A. M. [illeg] 1853."
Artwork Details
Pencil
Acquisition
1953.43
Made/Created
Artist
Chaffee, Precinda
1853
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My Mother
Name/Title
My Mother
Entry/Object ID
1988.22.1
Description
Portrait of an elderly woman to the chest. She has oval wire frame glasses, and her hair is parted down the center and pulled back. She is wearing a print dress with a lace collar. At the throat is a hair broach, and she has a chain around her neck twice.
Artwork Details
Merrill, Emeline W. (1838-1935)
Context
Emeline Merrill was from Ryegate, Vermont.
Acquisition
1988.22
Made/Created
Artist
Merrill, Hiram Campbell (1866-1958)
1943
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Napoleon
Name/Title
Napoleon
Entry/Object ID
1972.66.13
Description
Ink and watercolor drawing showing a man (Napoleon) on a brown spotted horse. The man is wearing a blue bicorn hat, a blue and green military coat, white breeches, and brown knee-high boots. The saddle, blanket, and bridle are pink, and the words, "IN France" are written on the saddle. The horse's spots are created by crosshatching in a basketweave pattern. The drawing is framed within a circle made of diamond-shaped pink and blue stamps. The bottom is labeled, "Written by Aug.s P. Walter. Burke. Vermont.", in decorative script.
Artwork Details
Ink, Watercolor
Bonaparte, Napoleon (1769-1821)
Context
Made by Augustus Porter Walter of Burke, Vermont
Acquisition
1972.66
Made/Created
Artist
Walter, Augustus Porter (1834-1872)
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Dimensions
Overall
National Horse Nail Company
Name/Title
National Horse Nail Company
Entry/Object ID
2006.69.7
Description
Lithographic print showing 2 large factory buildings beside a body of water. There is a large boat pulled alongside the quay, a small steamboat near it, 2 large boats directly approaching the shore, and a small rowboat. Behind the factories are a waterfall (left), 2 factory buildings, and scattered domestic buildings. Beneath the print is the title, "National Horse Nail Co. / VERGENNES, Vt." The bottom right corner is labeled, "Geo. H. WALKER & CO. Lith. BOSTON."
Artwork Details
Acquisition
2006.69
Made/Created
Geo. H. Walker & Co.
circa 1870
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
National Horse Nail Company
Place
City
Vergennes
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Near Lake St. Catherine
Name/Title
Near Lake St. Catherine
Entry/Object ID
1950.31.1
Description
Oil on board landscape showing a body of water, grassy banks, and distant mountains. The water is separated into two sections by a short waterfall. On the right, the bank has large rocks and two trees. On the left, in the middle distance, the bank has small shrubs. Rounded mountains are painted on the far side of the body of water in the same shades as the sky.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Acquisition
1950.31
Made/Created
Artist
Smart, Jennie
1916
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Dimensions
Overall
New England Storm
Name/Title
New England Storm
Entry/Object ID
1988.22.2
Description
Print showing 3 people piling hay onto a cart. There are 2 horses hitched to the cart. 1 person is standing on top of the piled hay while another is adding more hay to the stack. The third is to the left of the wagon and is raking hay from the ground. The sky shows large white clouds and left and dark clouds on the right.
Acquisition
1988.22
Made/Created
Artist
Merrill, Hiram Campbell (1866-1958)
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New Rural School
Name/Title
New Rural School
Entry/Object ID
2003.64.1
Description
Watercolor of a rural school house with trees and fields in foreground and a village in the background. It is mounted within a brown mat that has the label, "THE NEW RURAL SCHOOL" and a thin silver line around the mat opening. The whole is framed in a black wooden frame with a simple molding.
Artwork Details
Watercolor
Context
Given to Lenora Stevens Farnham as second prize in a speaking contest for women aged 50-90 in 1924. Painted by Verna Stebbins of Montpelier, VT.
Acquisition
2003.64
Made/Created
Artist
Stebbins, Verna
1924-1924
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Farnham, Lenora Rachael Stevens (1869-1943), Daughters of the American Revolution
Newell Kinsman
Interpretative Labels
Newell Kinsman, c. 1836 Unknown Artist Barre, VT Oil on canvas Barre History Collection, #A-1160 Newell Kinsman (1795-1858) moved to Barre as a young lawyer and quickly established the leading law firm in town. This remarkable family group illustrates the talent of itinerant portrait painters of the day. Included in the group are his wife Leonora Lamb Linsman (1810-1856) and their three children, George (b. 1829), Edward (b. 1831), and Ellen (b. 1833)
Name/Title
Newell Kinsman
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1371
Description
Portrait showing a man wearing a black-three piece suit, a white shirt with a high collar, and a large, black bow tie. He has curly hair and appears to be looking directly at the viewer.
Type of Painting
Artwork Details
Oil
Kinsman, Newell (1795-1858)
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
circa 1836
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