Objects - Metal

The metal collection includes Vermont-made silver and pewter goods, as well as jewelry, watches, and other fine metal objects that were used in the state.

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Artillery Shell Fragment
Name/Title
Artillery Shell Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1967.76.2
Description
Large circular fragment of an artillery shell.
Context
Shot into the foot of Laureston E. Manly of Chittenden, VT, during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Acquisition
1967.76
Made/Created
1962-1963
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Manley, Laureston E. (1835-1922)
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Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg
Ashtray
Name/Title
Ashtray
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.63
Description
Eight-sided, metal ash tray. A note with it says it was made in a class of boys and girls age 12 at the College Moderne et Technique.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Badge
Name/Title
Badge
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.604
Description
Silver-toned metal badge consisting of a circle topped with an eagle. The initials AAA are molded into the center of the circle, over a mottled ground painted black (paint now largely missing). The border of the circle bears the inscription, "CAPTAIN SCHOOL SAFETY PATROL".
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
1960-1963
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Balance
Name/Title
Balance
Entry/Object ID
1870.1a-j
Description
Money scales and case consisting of a rod from which two round disks hang, and six weights of various sizes. The whole is contained within an oval paperboard box covered in thin leather.
Use
Used to determine the value of coinage by weight
Context
Used by Hon. Samuel Mattocks, second State Treasurer of Vermont
Acquisition
1870.1
Made/Created
1786-1800
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Mattocks, Samuel (1739-1804)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Barometer
Name/Title
Barometer
Entry/Object ID
2021.30.1
Description
Cast iron stick barometer. The long barometer has a cast iron front and wooden back. At the top is a rectangular, glass-faced opening with a paper label behind both the long barometer tube and a small thermometer. The label is printed with lines indicating the temperature measurements and the mark, "J W Smith Stowe Vt."
Context
Made by J. W. Smith in Stowe, Vermont
Acquisition
2021.30
Made/Created
J. W. Smith
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Materials
Iron, Wood, Paper, Glass, Mercury
Basin
Name/Title
Basin
Entry/Object ID
2012.24.1
Description
Grey-enameled metal washbasin. The basin is dented on the bottom rim. There is a small hole at the top rim through which is strung a large paper tag that reads, "States Ex 13 MLS 2/14/41".
Context
Used during the murder of Isabelle Norton in Randolph, Vermont, 1941.
Acquisition
2012.24
Made/Created
1936-1941
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Norton, Isabelle Mary Tilton (1917-1941), Reid, William J.
Related Place
Town
Randolph
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Basin
Name/Title
Basin
Entry/Object ID
1943.9
Description
Pewter basin. The basin is round with straight sides that flare outward toward the rim, which is folded down. The bottom is marked, "RICHARD.LEE".
Context
Made by Richard Lee, Sr., in Springfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1943.9
Made/Created
Artist
Lee, Richard, Sr. (1747-1823)
1795-1815
Lexicon
Materials
Pewter
Basin
Name/Title
Basin
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1427
Description
Round pewter basin with folded lip. The bottom interior is marked, "RICHARD.LEE".
Context
Made by Richard Lee in Springfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Lee, Richard, Sr. (1747-1823)
18th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Basin
Name/Title
Basin
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1428
Description
Round pewter basin with folded lip. The bottom interior is marked, "RICHARD.LEE".
Context
Made by Richard Lee in Springfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Lee, Richard, Sr. (1747-1823)
18th Century
Lexicon
Materials
Pewter
Bead
Name/Title
Bead
Entry/Object ID
1975.381
Description
Corroded cylindrical bead made from rolled sheet copper.
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Bead
Name/Title
Bead
Entry/Object ID
1975.382
Description
Corroded cylindrical bead made from rolled sheet copper.
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Bead
Name/Title
Bead
Entry/Object ID
1982.24.77
Description
Ornately molded bead. The front is molded with a lacriform, raised center inset with a pearl. The back has hooks and eyes for attaching as part of a necklace or bracelet.
Context
Owned by a member of the Coolidge or Goodhue families.
Acquisition
1982.24
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Materials
Brass
Bead
Name/Title
Bead
Entry/Object ID
1975.414
Description
Cylindrical lead bead with a hole through the center.
Context
Collected at Winona Lake, near Bristol, Vermont
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Lead
Relationships
Place
Town
Bristol
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Beaker
Name/Title
Beaker
Entry/Object ID
1919.4.2a-c
Description
Three pewter beakers with incised rings near top and bottom.
Context
Owned by a member of the Haskell family.
Acquisition
1919.4
Made/Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Materials
Pewter
Bell
Name/Title
Bell
Entry/Object ID
1933.5.1
Description
Hand bell with wooden handle. The bell has a metal skirt and clapper. The turned wooden handle is attached to the skirt with a brass ring.
Context
Said to have been used to call the Marquis de Lafayette to dinner when he visited Montpelier in 1825.
Acquisition
1933.5
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
LaFayette, Marquis de (1757-1834)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bell
Name/Title
Bell
Entry/Object ID
1937.3
Description
Round metal bell with a striker at the top. The striker is marked, "C. T. LITTLE MAKER".
Use
Used to signal when the train was starting, stopping, or moving through a congested area like an intersection or train yard
Context
From the locomotive, Governor Paine, which traveled between White River Junction, Vermont, and Montpelier, Vermont, 1855-1863.
Acquisition
1937.3
Made/Created
C. T. LITTLE
1855-1863
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Flint, Henry Sanborn
,
Bell
Name/Title
Bell
Entry/Object ID
1976.23a-b
Description
Metal bell and stand. The bell is molded with an eagle and stars and sits on a square, wooden base. The base has a metal plaque with the inscription, "For Outstanding Contribution to the Success of the Nation's 200th Anniversary - 1976" and the logo for the American Bicentennial Administration.
Context
Presented to Governor Salmon in Warren, Vermont, Oct. 23, 1976.
Acquisition
1976.23
Made/Created
1976
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze, Wood
Relationships
Salmon, Thomas Paul (b. 1932)
Related Place
Town
Warren
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Bell
Name/Title
Bell
Entry/Object ID
1965.39.5
Description
Brass bell with black wooden handle. The vasiform handle is turned and fit around a metal bolt with a decorative nut at the end.
Context
Used at the West Fairlee Hotel, which burned down in the mid-19th century.
Acquisition
1965.39
Made/Created
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Person or Organization
West Fairlee Hotel
Place
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bell
Name/Title
Bell
Entry/Object ID
2014.18.1
Description
The gong portion of a bell. The piece is round and domed shaped with three small holes in the center.
Context
Used in the Pavilion Hotel, Montpelier
Acquisition
2014.18
Made/Created
circa 1900
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
,
Bell
Name/Title
Bell
Entry/Object ID
1907.3
Description
Large brass bell engraved with the words, "U.S.S. VERMONT 1907".
Context
Used on the USS Vermont during the Spanish-American War
Acquisition
1907.3
Made/Created
1907
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Materials
Brass
Belt
Name/Title
Belt
Entry/Object ID
1977.40
Description
Circular, solid-silver belt with gold shield clasp. The belt is engraved with a floral pattern that covers the outer surface. The front shield is chased with a floral border engraved with the inscription, "Champion of the World, presented by the citizens of New York". The belt is inscribed with the names of the previous world champions from 1877, 1880, 1884, and 1887 (John McMahon).
Context
Won by John McMahon of Bakersfield, VT, 1887.
Acquisition
1977.40
Made/Created
Schuyler, Hartley & Graham
1887
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Brass
Relationships
Person or Organization
McMahon, John (1841-1911)
Place
Town
Bakersfield
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Belt Buckle
Name/Title
Belt Buckle
Entry/Object ID
1992.11.1ab
Description
Pewter belt buckle with 4 designs and a mountain profile along the top edge. The top left corner has the Constitution House in Windsor, bottom left is the logo of the Vt. Bicentennial, the top right has the words "Freedom and Unity", and the bottom right shows the Statehouse. The reverse is marked with the manufacturer's copyright, their strike, a proof mark of 2500 buckles (1991 Limited Edition), a statement concerning the design, a licensing statement, and the number 900382. The buckle is mounted inside a deep frame on plush, blue fabric.
Context
Made to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial.
Acquisition
1992.11
Made/Created
Buckles 'N Stuff
1990
Lexicon
Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Belt Buckle
Name/Title
Belt Buckle
Entry/Object ID
1922.3.4a-b
Description
Silver belt consisting of two rectangular sides, one with a tab and one with a slot. The outer edge of each has 6 circular holes for attaching the belt. They are decoratively engraved with the initials "ST" (the T is pictured upside down).
Context
Owned by Susan Torrey possibly in Chelsea, Vermont
Acquisition
1922.3
Made/Created
circa 1805
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Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Blake, Susan Torrey (1795-1884)
Related Place
Town
Chelsea
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bolo Tie
Name/Title
Bolo Tie
Entry/Object ID
1994.54.4
Description
Gold-toned braided metal bolo tie fastened with a round medallion enameled with the initials "F M" and Shriners symbols.
Context
Owned by Ralph E. Stafford as a member of the Cairo Temple Shrine of Rutland, Vermont
Acquisition
1994.54
Made/Created
1960-1970
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Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Stafford, Ralph Edwin (1905-1993), Shriners International
,
Bottle Opener
Name/Title
Bottle Opener
Entry/Object ID
1975.25.3
Description
Metal bottle opener. The handle is stamped with the label, "BARR'S BETTER BEVERAGES / HARDWICK, VT."
Context
Made by Barr's Better Beverages in Hardwick, Vermont
Acquisition
1975.25
Made/Created
Barr's Better Beverages
circa 1950
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Hardwick
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bowl
Name/Title
Bowl
Entry/Object ID
1919.4.7
Description
Round pewter bowl with straight, flaring sides. The rim is folded outward. The center bottom is marked with a shield with a spread eagle in the center and the word "DANFORTH" along the bottom.
Context
Owned by a member of the Ormsbee family.
Acquisition
1919.4
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Materials
Pewter
Bowl
Name/Title
Bowl
Entry/Object ID
1959.52.2
Description
Pewter bowl. The bowl has a round, flat base, and straight, slightly flared sides. There is a lip around the top edge.
Acquisition
1959.52
Made/Created
1810
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Dimensions
Materials
Pewter
Bowl, Sugar
Name/Title
Bowl, Sugar
Entry/Object ID
1959.54.9
Description
Ornate, double-handled silver-plated sugar bowl in the shape of a loving cup. The handles are molded into baroque floral scrolls, and there is beadwork around the upper rim, shoulder, and the rim of the pedestal base. The body is engraved with the inscription, "Presented to SURG. C.B. PARK JR. by the Enlisted Men of the 16th Vt. Vols."
Context
Presented to Castanus Blake Park by the members of the 16th Vermont Volunteers to commemorate his work as surgeon for the regiment during the Civil War.
Acquisition
1959.54
Made/Created
Rogers, Smith and Co.
1863
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Park, Castanus Blake (1834-1891)
Related Place
Town
Townshend
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Civil War
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
1953.6.2a-b
Description
Metal contain consisting of a tall lid and round base. The lid lifts with a wire ring at the center top.
Context
Made a souvenir of the Liberty Bell for the US Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Acquisition
1953.6
Made/Created
1876
Lexicon
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Related Place
City
Philadelphia
State/Province
Pennsylvania
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Centennial
Bracelet
Name/Title
Bracelet
Entry/Object ID
1937.5.2
Description
Bracelet consisting of an intricately crocheted band and a jeweled clasp. The band is crocheted from several strands of straight, dark brown human hair. The clasp consists of a large, clear glass gem between two etched, gold-plated band caps. One cap attaches with a hinge, and the other attaches with an inserted tab. The back of the claps is engraved with the initials "LPF".
Context
Likely worn by Goldie Grace Ellis of Montpelier, Vermont, in memory of her sister, Lena Edna Fuller, who died in infancy. While the hair in the bracelet is certainly from an adult, both hair and completed jewelry could be purchased commercially.
Acquisition
1937.5
Made/Created
circa 1875
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Hair, Glass, Gold
Relationships
Fuller, Lena Edna (1875-1876), Ellis, Goldie Grace (1880-1954)
,
Bracelet
Name/Title
Bracelet
Entry/Object ID
1952.16.1
Description
Bracelet made of dark brown human hair. The ends are secured with gold mounts attached to a rectangular gold clasp engraved with the initials "C P". The hair is decoratively knotted using lacemaking or macrame techniques.
Context
Made from the hair of Clarissa Pollard of Plymouth, Vermont
Acquisition
1952.16
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Materials
Hair, Gold
Relationships
Place
Town
Plymouth
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bracelet
Name/Title
Bracelet
Entry/Object ID
1963.44.40
Description
Bracelet woven out of dark brown hair. It is woven tightly in the center with large, round picots around the edges. The ends are bound with metal, and one clasp is engraved, "MT".
Acquisition
1963.44
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Hair
Bracelet
Name/Title
Bracelet
Entry/Object ID
1966.50.2
Description
Silver filigree bracelet consisting of seven cartouches with a round medallion on one end.
Context
Owned by Ellen Louise Foster
Acquisition
1966.50
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Foster, Ellen Louise
Brooch
Name/Title
Brooch
Entry/Object ID
1933.2.1
Description
Heart-shaped brooch made with a hinged pinback. The face of the metal is molded with a hammered effect.
Context
Given as a name gift to Simeon Allton Webster by Simeon Allton in 1815.
Acquisition
1933.2
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Webster, Simeon Alton (1815-1898)
Place
Town
Bethel
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Brooch
Name/Title
Brooch
Entry/Object ID
1959.40.8
Description
Oval brooch with a glass-fronted center. The base of the center portion is lined with black fabric, and there is no hair present.
Context
Owned by Jane Gilbert
Acquisition
1959.40
Lexicon
Materials
Glass, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Gilbert, Jane
Brooch
Name/Title
Brooch
Entry/Object ID
1964.18
Description
Oval brooch with a double-sided frame set into the center. The frame swivels to show two photographic portraits of young men, each with rose-tinted cheeks.
Context
Owned by Mary Jane Farnsworth
Acquisition
1964.18
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Event
Civil War
Brooch
Name/Title
Brooch
Entry/Object ID
1961.19.18
Description
Oval brooch consisting of an oval disk painted with the image of a nude toddler surrounded by pink roses. The disk has a gilded border, and is held to the brooch back with 6 prongs.
Acquisition
1961.19
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Ivory
Brooch
Name/Title
Brooch
Entry/Object ID
1963.44.30
Description
Oval brooch carved from a white, pearlescent material. The edges are carved in a chevron pattern, and the center is carved with a diaper lattic.
Acquisition
1963.44
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Dimensions
Overall
Brooch
Name/Title
Brooch
Entry/Object ID
1982.22.1
Description
Brooch consisting of seed pearls surrounding five flowers made from green stone with seed pearl centers. The pearls and stones are set into a brass mount, that is stamped into beads around the edge. The word "CHINA" is stamped into the reverse.
Context
Owned by Eva Boutilier Maxham of Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.22
Made/Created
1891-1919
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pearl, Turquoise, Brass
Relationships
Person or Organization
Maxham, Eva A. Boutilier (1881-1967)
Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Brooch
Name/Title
Brooch
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.149
Description
Gold-colored, filigree pin with a circle on top and a half-circle design underneath.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Brooch
Name/Title
Brooch
Entry/Object ID
1954.11.4
Description
Oval brooch containing hair. The brooch is in the shape of a wreath with a border of gold-wrapped hairwork netting with a gold knot at the bottom center. The interior of the wreath is a glass-fronted container containing woven or braided brown hair. The back is engraved with the inscription, "John E May died May 23, 1863, 22 yrs. 8 mo." A hinged pin is missing from the reverse.
Context
Contains the hair of John Eleazer May of Westminster, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.11
Made/Created
1863
Lexicon
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Person or Organization
May, John Eleazar (1840-1863)
Place
Town
Westminster
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bucket
Name/Title
Bucket
Entry/Object ID
2009.19.4
Description
Painted tin bucket with an oval base and flaring sides. The metal is painted black all over, and there is a metal wire ring on one side for hanging. The bottom of the interior is painted with a bouquet of flowers, including a tulip, bellflowers, and other garden flowers. The interior edge is painted with a wavy line of yellow and yellow and red dots. The outside walls are painted with an abstract design of leaves and flowers.
Context
Made by Nina Marion Eckley in Proctor, Vermont
Acquisition
2009.19
Made/Created
Eckley, Nina Marion (1900-1989)
20th Century
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Buckle
Name/Title
Buckle
Entry/Object ID
1953.18.15
Description
Small metal buckle, likely from a piece of jewelry. The buckle has two central prongs.
Acquisition
1953.18
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Bugle
Name/Title
Bugle
Entry/Object ID
1920.4.2
Description
Copper bugle with brass rim and valves. The bugle consists of a flaring metal tube that is bent into an oval, with the two ends facing opposite directions.
Context
Keyed by Samuel Graves in Winchester, New Hampshire. Likely sold by Marsh & Chase in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
1920.4
Made/Created
Artist
Graves, Samuel
1840
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Person or Organization
Marsh & Chase
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Button
Name/Title
Button
Entry/Object ID
1946.27.1
Description
Post-backed button inset with a faceted glass gemstone. The gallery is covered with foil that is tinted pink at the center.
Context
Worn by Harriett Morse Dustin during the Royalton Raid. According to family history, Dustin survived the attack by escaping into the woods and hiding behind a log.
Acquisition
1946.27
Made/Created
circa 1780
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Glass, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dustin, Harriet Morse (1786-1871)
Place
Town
Royalton
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
The Royalton Raid
Button
Name/Title
Button
Entry/Object ID
2017.3.10
Description
Bronze circular button with roughly applied post back. The front of the button is etched with a petaled flower in the center, radiating lines, dots, and scallops around the edge.
Context
Produced for French traders to trade with Indigenous Americans.
Acquisition
2017.3
Made/Created
17th Century
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
,
Button
Name/Title
Button
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.30
Description
Silver post-backed button with the molded inscription, "RUTLAND", on a striped textured ground.
Context
Worn by an employee of the Rutland Railroad
Acquisition
2021.5
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Rutland Railroad
Button
Name/Title
Button
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.14
Description
Silver-toned post-backed button molded with the intertwined initials CV.
Context
Used on the uniforms of employees of the Central Vermont Railway
Acquisition
2021.5
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Central Vermont Railway
Button
Name/Title
Button
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.31
Description
Silver-toned post-backed button with the molded inscription, "RUTLAND" on a striped textured ground.
Context
Worn by an employee of the Rutland Railroad
Acquisition
2021.5
Made/Created
Scovell Manufacturing Company
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Button, Military
Name/Title
Button, Military
Entry/Object ID
1964.57.4
Description
Brass post-backed button molded with the intertwined letters, "GAR".
Acquisition
1964.57
Made/Created
Scovell Manufacturing Company
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Person or Organization
Grand Army of the Republic
Event
Civil War
Buttons
Name/Title
Buttons
Entry/Object ID
1951.4.3a-c
Description
Three gold-toned metal buttons. The post-backed buttons are globes molded with an all-over floral design.
Context
Brought to Vermont by Marmaduke Wait from Canton, China
Acquisition
1951.4
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Wait, Marmaduke (1774-1847)
Cake Basket
Name/Title
Cake Basket
Entry/Object ID
1959.54.2
Description
Silver-plated cake basket. The ornate basket is edged in a lacy pierced design. There is a round, central pedestal and a curved handle attaches to the center of each long side.
Context
Presented to Castanus Blake Park by the members of the 16th Vermont Volunteers to commemorate his work as surgeon for the regiment during the Civil War.
Acquisition
1959.54
Made/Created
Rogers, Smith and Co.
1863
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Park, Castanus Blake (1834-1891)
Related Place
Town
Townshend
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Civil War
Cake Basket
Name/Title
Cake Basket
Entry/Object ID
1959.54.3ab
Description
Cake basket consisting of a metal basket with a glass bowl insert. The metal basket is pierced all over with quatrefoil shapes, giving it a woven appearance. It sits on four ornate legs. A curved handle spans the center and is molded with beading. The glass bowl is opaque blue.
Context
Presented to Castanus Blake Park by the members of the 16th Vermont Volunteers to commemorate his work as surgeon for the regiment during the Civil War.
Acquisition
1959.54
Made/Created
Rogers, Smith and Co.
1863
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Park, Castanus Blake (1834-1891)
Related Place
Town
Townshend
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Civil War
Cake Basket
Name/Title
Cake Basket
Entry/Object ID
1960.3.1
Description
Silver-plated cake basket. The basket has a wide, flared wavy rim, and a curved handle that spans over the center of the basket. The handle is shaped like two twisting vines with molded grapes and flowers. The rim is molded with bunches of grapes around the edge.
Context
Owned by Martha Warren in Castleton, Vermont, who donated her property to become to become Bomoseen State Park
Acquisition
1960.3
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Person or Organization
Warren, Martha Adaline Ballard Pratt (1890-1958)
,
Candle Box
Name/Title
Candle Box
Entry/Object ID
1960.123.2
Description
Rounded tin box. The box is painted black and painted with stenciled designs of flowers, berries, and swags.
Acquisition
1960.123
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Candleholders
Name/Title
Candleholders
Entry/Object ID
1960.79.2a-i
Description
Eight tin candleholder. Each holder has a round base with a flared, fluted edge, and a nail in the center bottom. At the center top, each has a narrow holder made of four petals facing upward.
Use
Used to hold small candles on a Christmas Tree
Context
Used by the George family in East Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.79
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Place
Village
East Calais
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Candleholders
Name/Title
Candleholders
Entry/Object ID
1960.79.2j-t
Description
Eleven small tin candleholder clips. Each has a two-part base consisting of petaled paddles held together with a spring hinge. The center top of each clip has a candleholder made of four upward facing petals. Remnants of foil coloring are evidence on most of the clips: two red, two green, and seven gold.
Use
Used to hold small candles on a Christmas Tree
Context
Used by the George family in East Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.79
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Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Place
Village
East Calais
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Candleholders
Name/Title
Candleholders
Entry/Object ID
1960.79.2u-aa
Description
Seven small wire candleholders. Each holder consists of a single wire, coiled into a spring with a long, untwisted tail on one end.
Use
Used to hold small candles on a Christmas Tree
Context
Used by the George family in East Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.79
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Place
Village
East Calais
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Candlesnuffer
Name/Title
Candlesnuffer
Entry/Object ID
1979.16.4
Description
Candle snuffer/wick trimmer combination tool. The tool is hinged like scissors with two round handles. One "blade" has a raised rectangle and other has raised box that, when closed, seals the flaming wick and cuts it from the candle. There are posts on the handles and larger blade to hold the tool off the surface.
Use
Used to put out candles and trim the wick at the same time.
Acquisition
1979.16
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1968.20.3
Description
Miniature pressed tin chamber stick consisting of a round base, a central pedestal, and a round, wire handle.
Context
For use on a birthday cake
Acquisition
1968.20
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1968.20.4
Description
Miniature pressed tin chamber stick consisting of a round base, a central pedestal, and a round, wire handle.
Context
For use on a birthday cake
Acquisition
1968.20
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.77
Description
A six-sided candlestick or candle holder that includes a tray and a brown plastic insert. Two notes accompanied the candlestick.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1968.20.5
Description
Miniature pressed tin chamber stick consisting of a round base, a central pedestal, and a round, wire handle.
Context
For use on a birthday cake
Acquisition
1968.20
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1968.20.1
Description
Miniature pressed tin chamber stick consisting of a round base, a central pedestal, and a round, wire handle.
Context
For use on a birthday cake
Acquisition
1968.20
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.161
Description
Brass candlestick with knob that would raise up the candle.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.162
Description
Brass candlestick with big base.Fragile rippped tag was attached, now bagged and stored with candlestick.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.163
Description
Ornate, tarnished brass candlestick with tag that says it is "ancien," meaning an antique from Chateau-Thierry.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
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Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1955.11.42b
Description
Pewter candlestick consisting of two candleholders on a U-shaped arm attached at the center to a circular base. The bottom is marked, "Genuine Pewter".
Acquisition
1955.11
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Dimensions
Materials
Pewter
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.91
Description
Plain brass candlestick with a circular base. The shaft is tubular and only decoratively shaped at the top and bottom.
Acquisition
1960.1
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.70
Description
Pewter candlestick with a round vase and lacriform shaft. There is no lip or flare at the top opening. A paper sticker on the base reads, "H.G.Rugg".
Acquisition
1960.1
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.64
Description
Brass candlestick. The candlestick sits on a round base with a lip around the edge. The shaft is baluster-shaped and the top flares outward.
Acquisition
1960.1
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1919.4.5
Description
Brass candlestick with a square base. The base is decorated with two incised bands around the outside. The pillar is round and has a decorative molding around the bottom. It flares outward at the top.
Context
Carried by John Eddy from East Calais, VT to Walden, VT, around 1800.
Acquisition
1919.4
Made/Created
circa 1800
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Materials
Brass
Relationships
Eddy, John
,
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1968.20.6
Description
Miniature pressed tin chamber stick consisting of a round base, a central pedestal, and a round, wire handle.
Context
For use on a birthday cake
Acquisition
1968.20
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1955.11.42a
Description
Pewter candlestick consisting of two candleholders on a U-shaped arm attached at the center to a circular base. The bottom is marked, "Genuine Pewter".
Acquisition
1955.11
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Dimensions
Materials
Pewter
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1979.16.7
Description
Cast brass candlestick. It has a square base and two round protrusions on the shaft and a flared round rim.
Acquisition
1979.16
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1979.16.8
Description
Cast and turned candlestick. It has a square base and two disk-shaped protrusions on the shaft.
Acquisition
1979.16
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Overall
Materials
Brass
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1979.16.10
Description
Stamped sheet brass candlestick. It has a round base and three round protrusions on the shaft. Each is stamped with a braided surface pattern, as is the upper rim.
Acquisition
1979.16
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.62a-b
Description
Pair of bronze candlesticks with round bases and vase-shaped shafts. The lip of the upper holder is stepped, reminiscent of a platter.
Acquisition
1960.1
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.66a-b
Description
Pair of brass candlesticks with small square bases. The shafts are bell-shaped at the bottom and has a protruding central molding.
Acquisition
1960.1
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Overall
Materials
Brass
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.68
Description
Brass candlestick with heavy, square base, and a leaf-shaped brass bobeche with nine crystal drops.
Acquisition
1960.1
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Glass
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.69a-b
Description
Pair of brass candlesticks with stepped, round bases that are higher in the center than at the edge. The candles have short shafts with decorative turning.
Acquisition
1960.1
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.71a-b
Description
Pair of brass candlesticks with round bases and narrow shafts. The upper holder has a flat round bobeche.
Acquisition
1960.1
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Overall
Materials
Brass
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.76
Description
Small brass candlestick with a cupped, round base and no shaft.
Acquisition
1960.1
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.78a-b
Description
Oil-lamp-shaped candlestick. It is shaped like an eastern-style oil lamp with a decorative reservoir with a handle at the center back, a long spout at the center front, and a pointed finial at the center top. A candleholder with a round bobeche is attached to the lamp at the tip of the spout.
Acquisition
1960.1
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Overall
Materials
Brass
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.81
Description
Lead candlestick in the shape of a dolphin. The dolphin is of the early, artistic type with a monstrous head and a snake-like body. It is shown with its head laying on a rococo style four-legged round base and its body twisting upward to hold the brass candleholder cup at the top.
Acquisition
1960.1
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Lead
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.82a-b
Description
Pair of brass candlesticks. The candlesticks are heavily molded with neoclassical decorative elements. The base has three feet, and the shaft is lacriform. There is a flower-shaped bobeche beneath the urn-shaped upper holder.
Acquisition
1960.1
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.85
Description
Brass candlestick with a square base. The bottom of the shaft is shaped like a bell, and the rest of the shaft is shaped like a baluster.
Acquisition
1960.1
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.86
Description
Tall brass candlestick with a square base with chamfered corners. The shaft is decoratively turned with architectural molding shapes.
Acquisition
1960.1
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.87
Description
Tall brass candlestick with a square base with chamfered corners. The shaft is decoratively turned with architectural molding shapes.
Acquisition
1960.1
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Overall
Materials
Brass
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.93
Description
Silver candlestick with circular, petaled base. The shaft is also petaled, and shaped like an elongated vase. The flared upper opening is petaled to look like a flower.
Acquisition
1960.1
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1968.20.2
Description
Miniature pressed tin chamber stick consisting of a round base, a central pedestal, and a round, wire handle.
Context
For use on a birthday cake
Acquisition
1968.20
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Candlesticks
Name/Title
Candlesticks
Entry/Object ID
1955.11.43a-b
Description
Pair of unmarked pewter candlesticks. The candlesticks have a round base and flare outward twice on the shaft.
Acquisition
1955.11
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Candlesticks
Name/Title
Candlesticks
Entry/Object ID
1955.11.49a-d
Description
Pair of unmarked pewter candlesticks. There is a removable pewter bobeche at the top of each candlestick. The bases are round, and the shaft flares outward at two points.
Acquisition
1955.11
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Dimensions
Materials
Pewter
Canister
Name/Title
Canister
Entry/Object ID
1976.24a-c
Description
Canister made from a shell casing. The bottom of the canister has the inscription, "105 MM M14B1 RMO-206-2 6-53". There is a plaque that reads, "CANNON SHELL FIRED IN HONOR OF THE STATE OF VERMONT DURING A BICENTENNIAL SALUTE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON JULY 4, 1976 AT FORT SILL OKLAHOMA / THE US ARMY FIELD ARTILLERY CENTER". The canister is mounted at the top and bottom with light-colored wood.
Context
Given to Governor Thomas Salmon from Major General Donald R. Keith of Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Acquisition
1976.24
Made/Created
1976
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
Salmon, Thomas Paul (b. 1932)
Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Cans
Name/Title
Cans
Entry/Object ID
2008.47.2a-g
Description
Six-pack of commemorative beer cans within a cardboard box. The cans are labeled, "Coors LIGHT" and have the logo for the Vermont Bicentennial celebration and the liberty bell printed on them.
Context
Produced for the Vermont Bicentennial celebration
Acquisition
2008.47
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Materials
Paperboard, Aluminum
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Card Receiver
Name/Title
Card Receiver
Entry/Object ID
2005.21.116
Description
Punched metal card receiver tray. The tray is engraved with an image of a round building with a central bell tower. The image is labeled, "The "Old Round Church"" at the top and "BUILT IN 1813 RICHMOND, VT." on the bottom.
Acquisition
2005.21
Made/Created
New Method Company
1910-1930
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Cleveland, Eugene R. (1911-2005)
Related Place
Town
Richmond
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Card Receiver
Name/Title
Card Receiver
Entry/Object ID
2005.21.164
Description
Rectangular stamped metal tray etched in the center with a photographic bust portrait of a woman and a church. The portrait is labeled, "REV. FRANCES A. KIMBALL, PASTOR" and the image of the church is labeled, "First Universalist Church Williamstown, VT." The bottom of the tray is marked, "NEW METHOD CO. MONEY RAISING PLANS FOR CHURCH WORKERS CHICAGO, U. S. A."
Context
Sold as a fundraiser for the First Universalist Church in Williamstown, Vermont
Acquisition
2005.21
Made/Created
New Method Company
1910-1930
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Cleveland, Eugene R. (1911-2005), Kimball, Frances A.
Related Place
Town
Williamstown
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Card Receiver
Name/Title
Card Receiver
Entry/Object ID
1954.29.13a-d
Description
Silver-plated card receiver in the form of a boat or cradle. The dish sits on a pedestal of three wires curving upward from a round base. The handle is two wires curving upward over the back, topped with leaves and a cherub. Two cherubs are in the center of the base as well. The bottom is marked, "QUADRUPLE PLATE WILCOX SILVER PLATE 974".
Context
Likely owned by a member of the Dewey family in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.29
Made/Created
Artist
Gebelein, George C.
Wilcox Silverplate Co.
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Dimensions
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Casting Mold
Name/Title
Casting Mold
Entry/Object ID
1921.6.1a-b
Description
Two piece metal spoon mold.
Context
Used to make reproduction spoons that were sold in the Museum Shop from 1975 to 1997 by Arthur E. Lange, Jr., of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
1921.6
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Chalice
Name/Title
Chalice
Entry/Object ID
1955.11.51
Description
Pewter chalice. The tall cup flares outward very slightly at the rim. The base is round and forms into a central pedestal. The bottom is engraved with the inscription, "1852 BAPTIST CHURCH VERSHIRE VT. 1888".
Use
Used to serve communion
Context
Used at the Baptist Church in Vershire, Vermont
Acquisition
1955.11
Made/Created
1888
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Vershire
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Chamberstick
Name/Title
Chamberstick
Entry/Object ID
1953.40.14
Description
Sheet metal chamberstick consisting of a wide round base and tall candleholder.
Acquisition
1953.40
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Dimensions
Materials
Tin
Chamberstick
Name/Title
Chamberstick
Entry/Object ID
1953.40.15
Description
Sheet metal chamberstick consisting of a wide round base and tall candleholder. There is a lever on the side of the candleholder to adjust height.
Acquisition
1953.40
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Dimensions
Materials
Tin
Chamberstick
Name/Title
Chamberstick
Entry/Object ID
1955.35.3
Description
Small brass candlestick with finger handle. The candlestick is set into a wide drip guard.
Context
Used by the Chaffee family
Acquisition
1955.35
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Chamberstick
Name/Title
Chamberstick
Entry/Object ID
1955.35.4
Description
Small brass candlestick with finger handle. The candlestick is set into a wide drip guard.
Context
Used by the Chaffee family
Acquisition
1955.35
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Dimensions
Materials
Brass
Chamberstick
Name/Title
Chamberstick
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.72a-c
Description
Pewter candleholder consisting of a round, pierced cup base with a holder in the center, a handle at one side and a cone-shaped holder at the opposite side. There is a detachable, round bobeche that sits on the candleholder, and a trumpet-shaped candle snuffer with a wire handle that sits on the cone-shaped holder.
Acquisition
1960.1
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Chamberstick
Name/Title
Chamberstick
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.90
Description
Chamberstick with a leaf-shaped or early-oil-lamp-shaped copper base. The candleholder sits at the center of the base, attached with noticeable solder. A brass ring is soldered to the center back of the base as a handle.
Acquisition
1960.1
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Materials
Copper, Brass
Cigar Cutter
Name/Title
Cigar Cutter
Entry/Object ID
1960.134
Description
Metal cigar cutter with decorated shield-shaped front. The cutter has two finger-loop handles that come together to close a circular cutter. The front piece is stamped with an image of a large building and the words, "MEMORIAL HALL RUTLAND, VT."
Context
Produced as a souvenir of Rutland, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.134
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Clasp
Interpretative Labels
Clasp, 1750-1774 Louis Charles Palin dit Dabonville (1700-1774) Montreal, French and British North America Silver Gift of Frederick M. Wiseman, #2017.3.12 Starting at first contact, Europeans traded metal and glass items to indigenous people in exchange for assistance, furs, food, shelter, and other necessities. This silver clasp or brooch was made specifically for trade by a known French silversmith living in Montreal. The clasp descended in an Abenaki family and was last worn by Abenaki Frederick Wiseman at the Vermont recognition ceremony in 2011.
Name/Title
Clasp
Entry/Object ID
2017.3.12
Description
Silver clasp or brooch with engraved and cut design. The clasp is in the shape of a circle with a hollow center. The central hole is rimmed with engraved sprigs. The outer edge and the middle are decorated with removed leaf shapes. The clasp is a hammered wire looped around a hold and spanning the center.
Context
Silver clasp made by French traders to trade with Indigenous Americans.
Acquisition
2017.3
Made/Created
Artist
Palin (dit Dabonville), Louis Charles (1700-1774)
1750-1774
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Class Ring
Name/Title
Class Ring
Entry/Object ID
2015.20.1.1
Description
Large class ring with onyx inlay. The center has an oval with the initials SHS surrounded by the words, "SPAULDING HIGH SCHOOL". The center portion is flanked by the numbers 19 and 51. The initials CBC are engraved inside the band.
Context
Owned by Clarice Bianchi Cella Best to commemorate her graduation from Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont, in 1951
Acquisition
2015.20
Made/Created
Balfour
1951
Lexicon
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Best, Clarice Bianchi Cella, Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Class Ring
Name/Title
Class Ring
Entry/Object ID
2005.23.1
Description
Metal class ring with a rectangular face. The initials "SHS" are molded into a round piece applied to the center of the face, which is flanked by the date 19 43. The inside of the band is engraved with the initials TMC.
Context
Owned by Theresa Marie Camire Averill to commemorate her 1943 graduation from Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
2005.23
Made/Created
Balfour
1943
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Averill, Theresa C., Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Class Ring
Name/Title
Class Ring
Entry/Object ID
2001.22.2
Description
Gold signet ring with the entwined initials, "WC". The interior of the band is engraved with the initials, "MEB".
Context
Owned by Marjorie Elizabeth Bonynge of Ridgewood, New Jersey, to commemorate her time at Camp Wynona in Fairlee, Vermont
Acquisition
2001.22
Made/Created
Peters
Lexicon
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Person or Organization
Strange, Marjorie Elizabeth Bonynge (1915-1992)
,
Class Ring
Name/Title
Class Ring
Entry/Object ID
2005.46.11
Description
Gold class ring molded with the monogram "TCA" at the center of an enamel insert. The inside of the band is engraved with the initials "B.E.J."
Context
Owned by Beatrice Jones Wood to commemorate her 1936 graduation from Troy Conference Academy in Poultney, Vermont
Acquisition
2005.46
Made/Created
Balfour
1936
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold, Silver
Relationships
Wood, Beatrice Jones (1919-2004), Green Mountain College
Place
Town
Poultney
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Class Ring
Name/Title
Class Ring
Entry/Object ID
1985.28.8
Description
Bronze class ring molded with the initials "RHS" on an almond-shaped setting. The interior of the ring is engraved with "WTK / 19 RHS 15".
Context
Owned by William T. Knapp to commemorate his graduation from Rutland High School in 1915
Acquisition
1985.28
Made/Created
Warren & Co.
1915
Lexicon
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Person or Organization
Knapp, William Theodore (1896-1983)
Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Class Ring
Name/Title
Class Ring
Entry/Object ID
2005.14.7
Description
Large metal class ring with the initials SHS in a circle. The date 1936 is split on either side of the band. The inside of the band is engraved with the initials GCF.
Context
Owned by Gino Charles Franzi to commemorate his 1936 graduation from Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2005.14
Made/Created
Balfour
1936
Lexicon
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Franzi, Gino Charles (1917-1961), Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Class Ring
Name/Title
Class Ring
Entry/Object ID
2006.37
Description
Wide gold ring set at the center with an oval, red gemstone cut with several facets and held into the ring with a bevel. The ring was decoratively engraved, but been rubbed mostly smooth.
Context
Class ring of Richard Anthony Tomasi, Spaulding High School class of 1950, Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2006.37
Made/Created
1950
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Tomasi, Richard Anthony (1931-1958)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Class Ring
Name/Title
Class Ring
Entry/Object ID
2006.55.4
Description
Silver ring molded at the top with a stag's head and the words, "CAMP MAPLE KNOLLS", on green enamel. The band is molded with the date 1956. The inside of the band is marked with the words, "PETERS STERLING".
Context
Camp Maple Knolls, “The Personalized Camp for Boys,” was located on 107
acres in Northfield, Vermont, and operated from 1953 to 1963.
Acquisition
2006.55
Made/Created
1953-1963
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Person or Organization
Camp Maple Knolls
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Class Ring
Name/Title
Class Ring
Entry/Object ID
1982.18.1
Description
Class ring with a cameo of a woman. The rectangular, red cameo is set in a brass bezel. The inside of the ring is engraved, "'78 Goddard Seminary".
Context
Owned by Eva Hall Priest to commemorate her graduation from Goddard Seminary in 1878.
Acquisition
1982.18
Made/Created
1878
Lexicon
Relationships
Priest, Eva Hall (1860-1951), Goddard College
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Clock
Name/Title
Clock
Entry/Object ID
1971.30.4a-c
Description
Brass anniversary clock with glass dome. The clock sits on a round, brass base, with the face pedestaled on two columns. The turning pendulum mechanism is disconnected and sits loose behind the columns. The whole is contained within a clear, glass dome.
Context
Used in the Foster Reid Clement, Sr., home on College Street, Burlington, Vt., which was destroyed by fire in 1971.
Acquisition
1971.30
Lexicon
Materials
Brass, Glass
Relationships
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Coffeepot
Name/Title
Coffeepot
Entry/Object ID
1959.37.37
Description
Panel sided pewter coffee pot with lid. The pot has a wooden handle and knob. It is marked "2700 Leonard Reed & Barton 10" indicating its model/design number and its capacity (10 cups).
Acquisition
1959.37
Made/Created
Reed & Barton
1835-1840
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter, Wood
Coffeepot
Name/Title
Coffeepot
Entry/Object ID
1959.37.39
Description
Pewter coffeepot with lid. The bot sits on four, highly stylized legs with a trefoil attachment. The handle and spout are both curved in a rococo revival style. The lid sits inside a flared, raised rim, and has a large floral finial. The pot is vasiform. The bottom is marked, "James Dixon & Sons".
Acquisition
1959.37
Made/Created
James Dixon & Sons
1838-1851
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Collar Clip
Name/Title
Collar Clip
Entry/Object ID
1962.23.11
Description
Clip-on metal pin in the shape of a waving flag. The flag is printed with a red cross in the center. The clip extends as a single piece from the center top of the flag, bending downward.
Acquisition
1962.23
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
American Red Cross
Commemorative Button
Name/Title
Commemorative Button
Entry/Object ID
1958.25.4
Description
Round yellow button printed in green with the inscription, 'CLASS OF 1906 ___ DARTMOUTH COLLEGE" with a blank space in the center. Within the space is the hand-inked name, "Harold G Rugg".
Context
Worn by Harold G. Rugg of Hanover, Vermont, to a class reunion
Acquisition
1958.25
Made/Created
1906
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957), Dartmouth College
Related Place
City
Hanover
State/Province
New Hampshire
Country
United States of America
Continent
Commemorative Button
Name/Title
Commemorative Button
Entry/Object ID
2012.58.44
Description
Round button printed with a black-and-white photograph showing a flooded area taken from the inside of a covered bridge. The inscription "IRENE 2011" rings the edge.
Context
Printed with an image of flooding damage during Hurricane Irene, 2011.
Acquisition
2012.58
Made/Created
2011
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Hurricane Irene
Commemorative Button
Name/Title
Commemorative Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.9.17
Description
Round light blue metal button printed in black with an image of a person in a small kaya and the words, "I SURVIVED THE MONTPELIER FLOOD March 11, 1992".
Context
The downtown area of Montpelier, Vermont, flooded in 1992 after an ice jam blocked the already high Winooski River during a spring thaw.
Acquisition
2013.9
Made/Created
1992
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
1992 Flood
Commemorative Button
Name/Title
Commemorative Button
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2n
Description
White metal button printed with an image of Admiral Dewey in front of a blue-striped flag with two stars. The words, "MANILA APR. 30, 1898 DEWEY THE AVENGER." ring the edge.
Context
Admiral George Dewey, of Montpelier, Vermont, was a celebrated war hero during the Spanish-American War. This was owned by his brother, Charles Dewey.
Acquisition
1954.15
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917), Dewey, Charles (1828-1905)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Spanish-American War, Dewey Day
Commemorative Button
Name/Title
Commemorative Button
Entry/Object ID
2015.47.22
Description
Round red button with the black inscription, "PROJECT / GRADUATION" around the edge and, "SHS '93" in the center.
Context
Made for the Spaulding High School graduation in Barre, Vermont, 1993.
Project Graduation is an alcohol and drug-free celebration that often lasts all night following graduation. The intention is to create a safe environment for graduates. These events at high schools across the country grew from a tragedy.
"In 1979, the community of Oxford Hills, Maine experienced seven alcohol and drug related teen deaths during the commencement season of that year. In the wake of these tragedies, the community rallied together to offer the next year’s seniors a safe and alternative event. The party was held at the local fair grounds and called “Project Graduation”. The event was a huge success and became the model for the nation, helping to protect the lives of graduating seniors in all states."
https://www.andersononline.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=236108&type=d&pREC_ID=544585
Acquisition
2015.47
Made/Created
1993
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Commemorative Button
Name/Title
Commemorative Button
Entry/Object ID
2015.47.23
Description
Round red button with the black inscription, "PROJECT / GRADUATION" around the edge and, "SHS '95" in the center.
Context
Made for the Spaulding High School graduation in Barre, Vermont, 1995.

Project Graduation is an alcohol and drug-free celebration that often lasts all night following graduation. The intention is to create a safe environment for graduates. These events at high schools across the country grew from a tragedy.
"In 1979, the community of Oxford Hills, Maine experienced seven alcohol and drug related teen deaths during the commencement season of that year. In the wake of these tragedies, the community rallied together to offer the next year’s seniors a safe and alternative event. The party was held at the local fair grounds and called “Project Graduation”. The event was a huge success and became the model for the nation, helping to protect the lives of graduating seniors in all states."
https://www.andersononline.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=236108&type=d&pREC_ID=544585
Acquisition
2015.47
Made/Created
1995
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2l
Description
Commemorative medal consisting of a bar, ribbon, and medallion. The bar is gold and shaped like a rectangle. The ribbon is striped red, white, and blue, and there is an eye ring looped through the bottom. From the eye ring hangs a ceramic medallion printed with a border of flags and a photographic portrait of Admiral Dewey. The back is printed with a colored illustration of a war ship with the label, "ADML DEWEY'S FLAGSHIP U.S. CRUISER OLYMPIA".
Context
Admiral George Dewey, of Montpelier, Vermont, was a celebrated war hero during the Spanish-American War. This was owned by his brother, Charles Dewey.
Acquisition
1954.15
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917), Dewey, Charles (1828-1905)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Spanish-American War, Dewey Day
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3f
Description
Commemorative medal consisting of two parts. The upper part is backed with a pin and is a round medallion with an enameled cross behind it. The medallion shows an eagle flying with a United States flag and the words, "IN GOD WE TRUST". Another round medallion hangs from it and shows a bust of a man with the words, "ADMIRAL GEO. DEWE U.S.N." The back of the lower medallion has a picture of a warship and the words, "U.S. BATTLESHIP MAINE".
Acquisition
1960.81
Made/Created
circa 1900
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Spanish-American War, Dewey Day
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2i
Description
Parts of a commemorative medal, consisting of a gold-plated pin in the shape of Admiral Dewey's bust, a ribbon woven to look like a United States flag, and a narrow red-white-and-blue ribbon tied into a bow.
Context
Admiral George Dewey, of Montpelier, Vermont, was a celebrated war hero during the Spanish-American War. This was owned by his brother, Charles Dewey.
Acquisition
1954.15
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917), Dewey, Charles (1828-1905)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Spanish-American War, Dewey Day
Commemorative Pin
Name/Title
Commemorative Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2b
Description
Commemorative pin consisting of a bow shaped pin bar and a round medallion. The bow has a sticker on the front that is printed to look like the United States flag. The front of the medallion shows an image of three bayoneted guns leaning against each other with a case and a canteen hanging from them and the inscription, "CAMP THOMAS 1898". The back of the medallion shows a soldier standing near two pup tents and the inscription, "CHICKAMAUGA PARK 1898".
Context
Worn by Edward Prouty to commemorate his time training at Camp George H. Thomas in Chicamauga, Georgia.
Acquisition
1960.81
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont National Guard, United Spanish War Veterans
Related Place
City
Camp Chickamauga
State/Province
Georgia
Country
United States of America
Continent
Communion Set
Name/Title
Communion Set
Entry/Object ID
1943.20a-e
Description
5-piece pewter communion set consisting of a flagon (pitcher), 2 chalices, and 2 plates. The bottoms are marked, "SHELDON & FELTMAN ALBANY"
Context
Used at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Benson, Vermont
Acquisition
1943.20
Made/Created
Sheldon & Feltman
1847-1848
Lexicon
Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Methodist Episcopal Church of Benson
Related Place
Town
Benson
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Communion Token
Name/Title
Communion Token
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.2
Description
Small, square metal token. The front of the token is case with the initials, "A.C. R.Vt." and a raised border. The reverse is plain.
Use
Communion tokens were issued by Presbyterian churches to members they determined were qualified to receive communion. Only people with tokens from the church or an associated church would be given communion.
Context
Communion token of the Associated Church in Rutland, Vermont
Acquisition
1902.1
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
pewter or lead
Relationships
Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Compass
Interpretative Labels
Compass, 1783 John Gardner Glasgow, Scotland Brass, wood Gift of George P. Whitelaw, 1885.1.1a-c Genl. James Whitelaw was chosen Surveyor General of Vermont, Oct. 1787, being the second Surveyor General, was re-elected every year till 1805, a period of 18 years. In 1783 whilst deputy Surveyor under Ira Allen (the then Surveyor General) he ordered a compass to be made by John Gardner of Glasgow, Scotland, which he received in 1784. This compass with chain, magnet &c. he used during the rest of his life and whilst Surveyor General of the State. At his death in 1829 it came into the possession of his Grandson John B. Whitelaw of Ryegate, VT , then 23 years old, who had learned surveying from his Grandfather, and who followed the profession at various times during his life, lastly in Wisconsin. John B. Whitelaw died in Griggsville, Ills., Dec. 4th 1884 at residence of his sister Susan White, and the identical compass, magnet, chain &c. purchased from John Gardener, sent to Vermont in 1784 and used by General Whitelaw while Surveyor General, is now in possession of his Great Grandson, Geo. P. Whitelaw of St. Louis, Mo. About the year 1864 Thos. Goodwillie of Barnet, VT, read a paper on the life of General Whitelaw before the Historical Society of Vermont at its meeting in St. Johnsbury, in which he suggested acquiring the surveying instruments, considering they would be a valuable addition to their Historical collections. This sketch of Genl. Whitelaws life was published in the Caledonian of St. Johnsbury Nov 18, 1864, and Geo. P. Whitelaw finding a copy of same among his fathers effects, has concluded to offer to donate these Surveying instruments to the Historical Society of the State of Vermont, if they so desire. There is no doubt of the identity of these instruments. The compass having John Gardeners name on the face, and it came direct from Genl. Whitelaw to his Grandson John B. Whitelaw, and who only died in December last, and from him to his son Geo. P. Whitelaw of St. Louis Mo., who makes this offer. [label copy ca. 1885]
Name/Title
Compass
Entry/Object ID
1885.1.1a
Description
Brass compass contained in wooden case. The compass consists of a brass disk onto which are is engraved a compass star with initials at each point indicating the cardinal directions. A narrow metal rod is mounted at the center. The disk is held within a glass-fronted mount that extends out on either side and attaches to the wooden box.
Context
Used by James Whitelaw of Ryegate, Vermont's second Surveyor General
Acquisition
1885.1
Made/Created
Artist
Gardner, John
1783
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
Whitelaw, James
Place
Town
Ryegate
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cream Pitcher
Name/Title
Cream Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1972.58.1e
Description
Ornate silver cream pitcher. The pitcher is extensively decorated with applied molded flowers at the base, handle, and rim. The body is engraved with rococo-style scrollwork featuring oak leaves on the front and flowers on the back. A cartouche at the center front is engraved with the initials, "JW".
Context
Given as a retirement gift to Jonas Wilder, who invented the first refrigerated railroad car for transporting butter from Vermont to Boston.
Acquisition
1972.58
Made/Created
Rogers & Bro.
1858
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Wilder, Jonas (1812-1906)
Cream Pitcher
Name/Title
Cream Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1959.54.7
Description
Ornate, silver-plated cream pitcher with attached, hinged lid. The pitcher sits on a round pedestal, and the body is engraved with the inscription, "Presented to SURG. C.B. PARK JR. by the Enlisted Men of the 16th Vt. Vols." The handle is molded into a design of baroque leaves, as is the base of the spout.
Context
Presented to Castanus Blake Park by the members of the 16th Vermont Volunteers to commemorate his work as surgeon for the regiment during the Civil War.
Acquisition
1959.54
Made/Created
Rogers, Smith and Co.
1863
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Park, Castanus Blake (1834-1891)
Related Place
Town
Townshend
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Civil War
Crucifix
Name/Title
Crucifix
Entry/Object ID
2006.70.2
Description
Ornate metal crucifix in a traveling case. The case is covered in silver faux leather and lined with blue velvet.
Context
Carried by Joseph L. Mitchell of Barre, Vermont, during WWII.
Acquisition
2006.70
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Mitchell, Joseph L. (1915-1989)
Place
Town
Barre Town
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
World War II
Cuff Link
Name/Title
Cuff Link
Entry/Object ID
1965.46.4
Description
Round cufflink impressed with a five-pointed star.
Context
Owned by Merinda Nelson Bell in West Topsham, Vermont
Acquisition
1965.46
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Bill, Merinda Nelson (1813-1901)
Place
Town
Topsham
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cuff Links
Name/Title
Cuff Links
Entry/Object ID
1965.46.3a-b
Description
Round cuff links consisting of black stones set into a round bevel.
Context
Owned by Merinda Nelson Bill of West Topsham, Vermont
Acquisition
1965.46
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold
Cuff Links
Name/Title
Cuff Links
Entry/Object ID
1986.18.12a-b
Description
GAR cuff buttons/links made of a copper colored metal. They are one piece and a post connects the top and base. The design on them is the GAR seal with "GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC 1861-VETERAN-1866". On the back is a picture of a camp fire.
Context
Owned by Charles F. Branch of Orwell, Vermont
Acquisition
1986.18
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Branch, Charles Francis, Sr. (1845-1910), Grand Army of the Republic
Related Place
Town
Orwell
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Civil War
Cuff Studs
Name/Title
Cuff Studs
Entry/Object ID
1953.6.1a-b
Description
Cuff studs made from nacre (mother of pearl) and coins. The face shows an oval piece of nacre mounted on a round, flat piece of metal with a decoratively engraved border. The reverse shows the original surface of the coins, with the dates 1872 and 1876.
Acquisition
1953.6
Lexicon
Materials
Silver, Mother of Pearl
Cup Plate
Name/Title
Cup Plate
Entry/Object ID
1969.28.56
Description
Tin cup plate printed with a portrait bust of Admiral George Dewey in the center. The check is gold-toned and printed with the inscription, "MANILA MAY 1ST 1893. ADMIRAL GEORGE DEWEY, U.S.N." The rim is printed as a United States flag.
Acquisition
1969.28
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Related Event
Spanish-American War
Decorative Plate
Name/Title
Decorative Plate
Entry/Object ID
2014.43.3
Description
Case metal plate molded in the center with the state seal of Vermont and around the edge with the words, "THE REPUBLIC OF VERMONT BICENTENNIAL 1777". The state seal consists of a field with a cow, a large evergreen tree, and three sheaves of wheat in front of a line of trees and mountains.
Acquisition
2014.43
Made/Created
1977
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Dessert Spoon
Name/Title
Dessert Spoon
Entry/Object ID
1960.48.5
Description
Silver-plated spoon with a coffin handle. The back of the handle is marked, "IB4W Wm. ROGERS & SON A1".
Acquisition
1960.48
Made/Created
Wm. Rogers & Son
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silverplate
Document Box
Name/Title
Document Box
Entry/Object ID
1943.12.4ab
Description
Black-painted metal document box. The box is decorated with yellow lines following the lines of the box and creating a frame around the top. The name, "W. DAVIS" is scratched on the top of the lid.
Acquisition
1943.12
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Document Box
Name/Title
Document Box
Entry/Object ID
1998.27.10
Description
Painted tin dome top document box with stenciling on the top and front. The ground is painted black, and the stenciled design of wheat and flowers is painted yellow, orange, and red. The box is unfinished on the inside.
Context
Used in Moretown, Vermont, or Waterbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
1998.27
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
,
Document Case
Name/Title
Document Case
Entry/Object ID
1961.31
Description
Green-painted tin tube with lid.
Use
Used to hold rolled documents for transport or storage
Context
Used to hold the University of Vermont diploma of Henry Oscar Houghton of Sutton, Vermont. Houghton went on to found Riverside Press and Houghton Mifflin Co.
Acquisition
1961.31
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Houghton, Henry Oscar (1823-1895)
Related Place
City
Sutton
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Door Handle
Name/Title
Door Handle
Entry/Object ID
1943.1.1a
Description
Iron door handle. The handle consists of a U-shaped bar between two rectangular mounts. The mounts each have three holes for securing to the door. The upper mount has a rectangular hole in the middle for a latch.
Context
From a door of the first church built in Starksboro, Vermont, which was Quaker.
Acquisition
1943.1
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Starksboro
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Dresser Tray
Name/Title
Dresser Tray
Entry/Object ID
2016.43.1
Description
Small black-painted metal tray with pierced, basket weave edge. The center is painted with a realistic depiction of a red rose, rosebud, and leaves. The bottom is signed, "W. Wright Arlington, Vt. 1948."
Context
Made by Walter Wright, former instructor at Fletcher Farm Craft School.
Acquisition
2016.43
Made/Created
Artist
Wright, Walter H.
1948
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Tin, Paint
Relationships
Fletcher Farm School
Drinking Beaker
Name/Title
Drinking Beaker
Entry/Object ID
2022.53.1
Description
Pewter beaker with applied cast pewter Vermont state seal. The bottom is engraved, "CROWNSON'S PEWTERWARE / MADE IN VERMONT / Vermont Bicentennial Beakers / 648-5000".
Context
Made to commemorated the bicentennial of Vermont's statehood.
Acquisition
2022.53
Made/Created
Crownson's Pewterware Co.
1991
Lexicon
Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Earring
Name/Title
Earring
Entry/Object ID
1923.8.3a-b
Description
Brass hoop earrings set with cushion-cut garnets. Each earring hinges open opposite the stone. There is a large ring on one earring (missing on the other) for keeping the stone at the top of the loop when worn. There are small rings set beneath the stones on each earring, likely for attaching drops (now missing).
Context
Worn by Frances "Fanny" Montresor Allen in Burlington, Vermont.
Acquisition
1923.8
Made/Created
circa 1760
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Brass, Garnet
Relationships
Person or Organization
Allen, Frances Montresor Brush Buchanan(1760-1834)
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Earring
Name/Title
Earring
Entry/Object ID
1963.44.29a-b
Description
Pair of gold earrings consisting of a loop of metal attached to a post. The hoop varies in thickness.
Acquisition
1963.44
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Dimensions
Materials
Gold
Earring
Name/Title
Earring
Entry/Object ID
1963.44.36a-b
Description
Black polished plastic pierced earrings in the shape of Christian crosses.
Acquisition
1963.44
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Plastic, Gold
Ewer
Name/Title
Ewer
Entry/Object ID
1954.34
Description
Ornamental copper ewer with marble base. The body is molded with a leaf design at center, top, and on the handle.
Context
Owned by Julia C. R. Door at The Maples in Rutland, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.34
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper, Marble
Relationships
Dorr, Julia C. Ripley (1825-1913)
Related Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Eyeglasses
Name/Title
Eyeglasses
Entry/Object ID
1954.1.18a-b
Description
Oval, metal-framed eyeglasses. The upper edge of the frames is engraved with the words, "William A." over the left eye and "Bradley" over the right eye.
Acquisition
1954.1
Made/Created
H. H. Hempler
1840
Lexicon
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Bradley, William A.
Eyeglasses
Name/Title
Eyeglasses
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.673ab
Description
Metal rimmed eye glasses in leather case. The glasses have small oval frames, and the earpiece are turned back into a loop. Gold lettering on case reads, "Dr. J.E. Prescott; Oculist; Brattleboro, VT"
Context
Made by Dr. Josiah Prescott, a travelling oculist who set up temporary exam rooms in local hotels across Vermont.
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Prescott, Josiah Everett (1846-1903)
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall (case)
Materials
Metal, Glass, Leather
Relationships
Prescott, Josiah Everett (1846-1903)
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2020.26.9
Description
A tiny three-dimensional, triangular stack of 10 cannon balls made of metal and painted black. On one side in gold are the words, " Bennington Monument, Vermont."
Context
Souvenir from the Bennington Monument. Owned by Sarah Dopp in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2020.26
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Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.150
Description
Tiny metal figurine of a woman with a sword held across her chest.
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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Fob
Name/Title
Fob
Entry/Object ID
1989.59.1
Description
Rectangular, gold-plated watch fob with a stone in the center. The fob consists of a central frame holding to rectangular stones, each showing on the opposite side. One side shows a white stone with a convex face painted with a brown tree with no leaves. The other shows a brown stone with a convex face; the stone contains several light-colored inclusions. The frame is molded with shell shapes and attaches to an outer frame at two connections points at the center; it can spin around the connection points, allowing either side of the stone to be in the front. The outer frame has scrollwork at the top and an eye ring.
Context
Owned by Albert D. Cummings of Hardwick, Vermont
Acquisition
1989.59
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Materials
Metal, Stone
Relationships
Person or Organization
Cummings, Albert D.
Place
Town
Hardwick
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Fork
Name/Title
Fork
Entry/Object ID
1895.2a
Description
Two-tined fork with wooden handle. The handle consists of two pieces of wood bolted to a central metal tang. The tang extends in one piece to the head of the fork, which is split into two tines.
Context
Found in the foundation of the house of Ensign Gideon Walker, built in 1784 in Whiting, Vermont.
Acquisition
1895.2
Made/Created
18th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Wood
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Whiting
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Fork
Name/Title
Fork
Entry/Object ID
1960.48.2
Description
Two-tined pewter fork with a wooden handle.
Acquisition
1960.48
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Wood
Fraternal Pin
Name/Title
Fraternal Pin
Entry/Object ID
1928.1.3
Description
Large, shield-shaped silver pin. The pin hangs from an eye ring at the center top that is attached to a long, wire stick pin. One side of the pin is engraved all over with Masonic imagery and the other is engraved with a harp and violin within a circle. The imagery includes an all-seeing eye, a moon and stars, Noah's ark, a dove, masonry tools, a sun, crossed keys, a heart, a spade, a sword, an archway, a coffin, a scythe, and a sand dial. The words SIT LUX, ET LUX FUIT" and "MEMENTO MORI" are engraved on the side with the imagery. The other side has the initials, "H. T. W. S. S. T. K. S.", within the circle surrounding the instruments. The initials "L. F. Jr." is at the center bottom.
Context
Owned by Lavius Fillmore, Jr. of New Haven, Vermont. Fillmore designed churches in Middlebury and Bennington, Vermont.
Acquisition
1928.1
Made/Created
1767-1846
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Fillmore, Lavius, Jr. (1767-1846), Freemasons
Place
Town
New Haven
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Hand Mirror
Name/Title
Hand Mirror
Entry/Object ID
2009.15.2
Description
Silverplated hand mirror. The back of the mirror is engraved with an image of a battleship and the inscription, "Presented to Miss Jeannie Baker Sponsor S.S. Calvin Coolidge Launched December 27, 1942 SouthPortland Shipbuilding Corp. East Yard, South Portland, Maine."
Context
Given to Jeannine Baker Dubuque of Grand Isle, Vermont, to commemorate her role in the launch of the U.S.S. Calvin Coolidge. Jeannine was chosen by her classmates to attend the christening of the ship.
Acquisition
2009.15
Made/Created
1942
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Glass
Relationships
Dubuque, Jeannine L.
Related Place
Town
Grand Isle
County
Grand Isle County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
World War II
Hand Mirror
Name/Title
Hand Mirror
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.19
Description
Stamped tin shaving mirror with fold-out stand. When folded, the mirror glass is encased between two pieces of tin. One side--the side attached to the mirror glass--is stamped with a decorative border of a laurel wreath between two rows of beading and the central inscription, "BREVETE A. PARIS / E. C." There is a long brass rectangle and a brass semi-oval attached to that side with metal loops that act as hinges. When unfolded, the brass components prop the mirror against the other piece of tin.
Context
Owned by True Blake Walter during the Civil War. Walter served as a musician in Company E, 15th Regiment Vermont.
Acquisition
1982.37
Made/Created
circa 1860
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin, Glass, Brass
Relationships
Walker, True Blake (1841-1863)
Related Place
Town
Burke
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Civil War
Inkwell
Name/Title
Inkwell
Entry/Object ID
1935.5.5
Description
Heavy, cylindrical inkwell. The inkwell has a large, deep hole in the center top, and a smaller hole next to it.
Context
Owned by Lucien A. Edson in Randolph, Vermont
Acquisition
1935.5
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Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Person or Organization
Edson, Lucian A. (1843-1918)
Place
Town
Randolph
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Inkwell
Name/Title
Inkwell
Entry/Object ID
1936.1.1
Description
Brass pocket inkwell consisting of an inkwell and cover. The well is flask shaped with a raised, round opening in the center top flaked by two unraised holes. The cover slides down over the top of the inkwell.
Context
Owned by Edward Douglas of Chelsea, Vermont.
Acquisition
1936.1
Made/Created
circa 1830
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Materials
Brass
Relationships
Douglas, Edward
Related Place
Town
Chelsea
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Jewelry Box
Name/Title
Jewelry Box
Entry/Object ID
1953.52.21
Description
A metal case in the shape of cross-cut section of a railroad track rail with a red velvet interior. The silver top says, "SOUVENIR 28th NATL. ENCAMPMENT. G.A.R." Four pictures are also etched on the metal top. The top one looks like a factory and has the words “Glass House” and perhaps another word underneath. The top center image shows a cannon and a row of tents. The lower center image is of some kind of tower. The bottom image is of mills and the word steel is visible on the left side.
Context
The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization for veterans of the Union Army in the Civil War.
Acquisition
1953.52
Made/Created
Grand Army of the Republic
1894
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Silk
Relationships
Grand Army of the Republic
Related Place
City
Pittsburgh
State/Province
Pennsylvania
Country
United States of America
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Key
Name/Title
Key
Entry/Object ID
1922.5
Description
Large metal key with a single bit and an oval bow. The key is covered in remnants of white and red paint.
Context
Used for the old "Stone Storehouse", the warehouse in Burlington, Vermont, in which government supplies were stored in 1812.
Acquisition
1922.5
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Materials
Metal
Key
Name/Title
Key
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.24
Description
Key with round head. The head is labeled "O & L C R R" on one side. The side opposite the head has a small portion that sticks outward with two prongs.
Context
Labeled for the Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain Railroad
Acquisition
2021.5
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Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain Railroad
Key
Name/Title
Key
Entry/Object ID
1932.6
Description
Large brass key with an oval bow and single bit. The bit has no side wards, but a long ward through the center and two short wards on the end.
Context
Used for the Willys F. Cadwell house in Montpelier, Vermont. The house was built in 1795 and demolished in 1883.
Acquisition
1932.6
Made/Created
circa 1795
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
LaFayette, Marquis de (1757-1834)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Key
Name/Title
Key
Entry/Object ID
1952.14.1
Description
Small bronze key with an oval bow. The bit the has two projections that together resemble a V.
Context
Used to lock the Montpelier Depot train station in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1952.14
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze, Brass
Relationships
Central Vermont Railway
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Key
Name/Title
Key
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.26
Description
Key with round head. The head is stamped with the label "RUT R R" on one side and "48" on the other side. The end opposite the head has a rectangular hole where the key would be. The shaft is hollow.
Context
Labeled for the Rutland Railroad
Acquisition
2021.5
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Rutland Railroad
Key
Name/Title
Key
Entry/Object ID
1960.54.4a-b
Description
Small metal key. The key has an oval bow, and a wide bit with one ward. Blue cotton tape is tied to the bow.
Acquisition
1960.54
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Metal
Key
Name/Title
Key
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.25
Description
Key with round head. The head is stamped with the label "RUT R R" on one side and "26" on the other side. The end opposite the head has a rectangular hole where the key would be. The shaft is hollow.
Context
Labeled for the Rutland Railroad
Acquisition
2021.5
Materials
Bronze, Iron
Relationships
Rutland Railroad
Key
Name/Title
Key
Entry/Object ID
1976.31
Description
Large brass key with a two-pronged bit and oval bow. The bow and the bit are slightly misaligned. The center of the bow is stamped, "14".
Context
Key to the first statehouse of Vermont
Acquisition
1976.31
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Related Place
Building
Vermont State House
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Key
Name/Title
Key
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.27
Description
Key with round head. The head is stamped with the label "R & B R R" on one side and "WILLIAMS & PAGE" on the other side. The end opposite the head has a protruding bit with two widely set wards.
Context
Labeled for Rutland and Bennington Railroad
Acquisition
2021.5
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Rutland and Burlington Railroad
Key
Name/Title
Key
Entry/Object ID
2000.55.3
Description
Large, cast brass skeleton key. On one side, the key has two large bits, each with two, simple wards. The other side has an oval bow. The shafts is impressed with the inscription, "CITY OF BURLINGTON, VERMONT" on one side and "MAYOR PETER CLAVELLE" on the other.
Context
Ceremonial key to the city of Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2000.55
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Clavelle, Peter (b. 1949)
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Key
Name/Title
Key
Entry/Object ID
1962.72
Description
Large metal key with oval bow and rounded bit.
Context
This key opened the second Vermont State House, which burned down in 1857. After the fire, the doors were taken to Middlesex and used on a church there, which also burned down.
Acquisition
1962.72
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
,
Key
Name/Title
Key
Entry/Object ID
1952.14.2
Description
Large bronze key. The key has an oval bow, and the bit has three projections and two key wards.
Context
Used to lock the freight office at the train station in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1952.14
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze, Brass
Relationships
Central Vermont Railway
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Key
Name/Title
Key
Entry/Object ID
1943.1.1b
Description
Large iron key. The key has a two-part bit and an oval bow.
Context
Used to unlock a door of the first church built in Starksboro, Vermont, which was Quaker.
Acquisition
1943.1
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Starksboro
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Key Ring
Name/Title
Key Ring
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.13
Description
Gold-toned key chain with attached round medallion. The medallion has the molded incription "CN CV" in the center and "SECTEUR DE CHAMPLAIN AREA" around the edge.
Context
Given to employees of the Central Vermont Railway for earning a safety award, 1969
Acquisition
2021.5
Made/Created
1969
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway, Canadian National Railway
Key Ring
Name/Title
Key Ring
Entry/Object ID
1996.49.25
Description
Key ring with a car-shaped metal fob. One side of the fob is engraved with details of the car and stamped, "PAT NOV 7 1911". The other side is stamped with the label, "BUY YOUR AUTO OF F. B. GILLETT, JONESVILLE, VT. TRY HIM". The center of the front tire is punched through into a square hole (ratchet), and the top of the windshield is arched downward to be a can or bottle opener.
Context
Made to advertise F. B. Gillet of Jonesville, Vermont, in 1911.
Acquisition
1996.49
Made/Created
1911
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Place
Village
Jonesville
Town
Richmond
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Key Ring
Name/Title
Key Ring
Entry/Object ID
1985.15.1
Description
Key ring with a tiger claw mounted in a metal clamp. The claw is attached to the ring by a short chain.
Use
The tiger's claw was carried "to ward off various & sundry evil spirits".
Context
Given to Sen. George Aiken by John Whalen, American Embassy, Vietnam.
Acquisition
1985.15
Made/Created
1969
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Bone
Relationships
Person or Organization
Aiken, George David (1892-1984)
Key Ring
Name/Title
Key Ring
Entry/Object ID
2022.51.5
Description
Round metal key ring attached to a rectangular metal tag with one rounded edge. One side of the tag has an etched metal insert that reads, "AMERICAN CANADIAN TOUR / PO BOX 296 / WATERBURY, VT 05676 / 802-244-6963".
Context
ACT (American Canadian Tour) is a racing series in New England and Canada. Originally loaned for exhibition.
Acquisition
2022.51
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
American Canadian Tour
Place
Town
Waterbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Key Ring
Name/Title
Key Ring
Entry/Object ID
1977.50.13
Description
Metal key ring consisting of a ring and a medallion. The medallion is oval with a raised, enameled logo consisting of the letters VT in green and the number 2 in blue.
Context
Produced for Vermont's participation in the United States Bicentennial celebration.
Acquisition
1977.50
Made/Created
1976
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Knee Buckle
Name/Title
Knee Buckle
Entry/Object ID
1933.2.2
Description
Silver-plated brass knee buckle. The buckle is oval with a center bar. The bar has two prongs and a hinged loop. The frame is petaled.
Context
Worn by Robert Lyon of Stockbridge, Vermont
Acquisition
1933.2
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Brass
Relationships
Person or Organization
Lyon, Robert (1743-1809)
Place
Town
Stockbridge
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
American Revolutionary War
Knee Buckles
Name/Title
Knee Buckles
Entry/Object ID
1937.7.1a-b
Description
Metal knee buckles. The borders consist a circle and an hourglass shape intertwined to form an oval. The latch bar has a two-pronged, U-shaped latch on one side, and an inward-facing two-pronged oval clasp on the other.
Context
Said to have been worn by David Williams at the reception and dinner held in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette's visit in Royalton, Vermont, in 1824.
Acquisition
1937.7
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
LaFayette, Marquis de (1757-1834), Williams, David (b. 1788)
Place
Town
Royalton
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Knives
Name/Title
Knives
Entry/Object ID
1954.29.3a-d
Description
Four knives with ivory handles. The blades are dull and rounded at the tip. The handles are riveted on. The blades are marked, "Lamson Goodnow & Co. S. Falls Works".
Context
Owned by William T. Dewey in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.29
Made/Created
Lamson, Goodnow, & Co.
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Dimensions
Materials
Ivory
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ladle
Name/Title
Ladle
Entry/Object ID
1922.1.4
Description
Coin silver ladle, engraved on the handle with the initials "ST". The back of the handle is stamped with the mark, "Jones, Lows & Ball" within a rectangle.
Context
Owned by Susan Torrey Blake in East Corinth, Vermont
Acquisition
1922.1
Made/Created
Jones, Lows & Ball
1835-1841
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Person or Organization
Blake, Susan Torrey (1795-1884)
Place
Village
East Corinth
Town
Corinth
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Lantern
Name/Title
Lantern
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1410
Description
Metal lantern with molded tin back and two glass panels. The oil for the lantern sits in a low well, with a wick rising up into the main chamber. The back of the lantern is lined in tin that has been hammered in a circular design to reflect light. The front two panels are clear glass. The lantern has a short, metal chimney with a circular cap and upper handle.
Context
Owned by Deacon Asa Lord of Norwich, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.1
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin, Glass
Relationships
Lord, Asa (1783-1861)
Related Place
Town
Norwich
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Lantern
Name/Title
Lantern
Entry/Object ID
1945.46
Description
Pierced tin lantern. The lantern body is round and formed from a single sheet of tin. The top is conical, formed from a circular sheet of tin rolled around the center point. There is a narrow rectangular door on one side that secures with a bent metal latch. The body, top, and door are all pierced from the interior in a decorative pattern. The round metal base has an circle in the center for holding a candle.
Context
Said to have been used in front of a tavern in Waterville, Vermont, from 1807 until 1817.
Acquisition
1945.46
Made/Created
circa 1800
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Person or Organization
Brown, Realtus (1854-1887)
Place
Town
Waterville
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Lapel Pin
Name/Title
Lapel Pin
Entry/Object ID
2010.11.60
Description
Round white post-backed pin printed with a red, white, and blue rounded star logo and the words, "AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL 1776-1976".
Context
Produced for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the American Revolutionary War.
Acquisition
2010.11
Made/Created
1976
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Brattleboro
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Lapel Pin
Name/Title
Lapel Pin
Entry/Object ID
2007.2.2
Description
Rectangular enameled lapel pin. It is enameled green and has the words, "becoming an Outdoors-Woman". There is a mountain scene with the O.
Acquisition
2007.2
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Lapel Pin
Name/Title
Lapel Pin
Entry/Object ID
1982.24.92
Description
Class pin molded into the letters "BHS", styled to look like wooden branches. Beneath the letters is a green enameled flame with the yellow enameled number 97.
Context
Owned by Grace Goodhue Coolidge to commemorate her graduation from Burlington High School in 1897.
Acquisition
1982.24
Made/Created
1897
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Enamel
Relationships
Person or Organization
Coolidge, Grace Anna Goodhue (1879-1957)
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Lapel Pin
Name/Title
Lapel Pin
Entry/Object ID
1998.32.3
Description
Round lapel pin with white enamel showing a large, Georgian building in the center with the inscription, "ROCKINGHAM - VERMONT / U.S.-VT. BICENTENNIAL" around the edge.
Context
Produced for the town of Rockingham, Vermont, to celebrate the US Bicentennial
Acquisition
1998.32
Made/Created
1976
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Rockingham
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Lapel Pin
Name/Title
Lapel Pin
Entry/Object ID
1998.32.4
Description
Rectangular lapel pin with white enamel. Across the front is the Vermont logo for the US Bicentennial: "VT2" in stylized bubble letters with the VT in green and the 2 in light blue and curving around the T. Above the logo is the red inscription, "U.S.-VERMONT BICENTENNIAL".
Context
Made to commemorate the US Bicentennial
Acquisition
1998.32
Made/Created
1976
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Enamel
Relationships
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Lead Fragment
Name/Title
Lead Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1960.159
Description
Rectangular sheet of lead with two piece cut out: a square, and a U-shaped piece. There are several light impressions throughout the sheet, showing where it was struck by die. The majority of the impressions were made by a Vermont ten cent die.
Context
Used as a test piece for the dies made for the Stamp Act of 1779.
Acquisition
1960.159
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Lead
Letter Opener
Interpretative Labels
Paper knife - souvenir of the Great War, 1914-1918 Shaft made from a German cartridge blade made from a French bullet ornaments British buttons Made by a French soldier in 1915 on the French-German front at the Somme. Offered by M. Willaceque Felicien, Perpignan (Eastern Pyrenees)
Name/Title
Letter Opener
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.46
Description
Brass tool that could be a letter opener or a butter knife. Has insignia on the top of the handle and on the sides. The insignia features a lion on the lift, a unicorn on the right, a crown with another unidentifiable animal on top, a seal in the middle with unreadable lettering and two banners at the bottom, also with unreadable lettering. Smaller versions of the insignia on top adorn the sides of the handle.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Lighter
Name/Title
Lighter
Entry/Object ID
1965.14.10
Description
Silver-toned metal light stamped with a hash pattern.
Acquisition
1965.14
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Locket
Name/Title
Locket
Entry/Object ID
1982.24.91
Description
Small, round locket. One side is engraved with a Greek key pattern and the name, "Grace". The other is engraved with a small landscape scene showing a roofline and a mountain within a frame set above a large leaf. The locket opens to reveal a small, round piece of paper inscribed with the word, "Rubber", in ink.
Context
Owned by Grace Goodhue Coolidge.
Acquisition
1982.24
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Coolidge, Grace Anna Goodhue (1879-1957)
Magnet
Name/Title
Magnet
Entry/Object ID
2000.55.5
Description
Round, white magnet showing a red school building and blue office building curving together so that the peaks of their roofs touch above the inscription, "Addison County School-to-Work 802-388-7951".
Context
This was part of a Vermont Manufacturing Exhibit at the Pavilion. The donor is unknown.
Acquisition
2000.55
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Magnet, Metal
Relationships
Related Place
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Marking Stamp
Name/Title
Marking Stamp
Entry/Object ID
1959.41
Description
Curved metal stamp. The stamp is engraved with an image of the State House, a large star, and the words, "VERMONT 1791 1991", in the center. The top border has the inscription, "150 YEARS OF STATEHOOD MONTPELIER VT". The lower border contains repeated stars.
Context
Made for the Vermont Sesquicentennial.
Acquisition
1959.41
Made/Created
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Place
Building
Vermont State House
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Match Safe
Name/Title
Match Safe
Entry/Object ID
1973.30
Description
Rectangular metal match safe with an enamel wrap. The wrap is printed on one side with a photograph of two men and the inscription, "Always Found at CITY HOTEL". The other side is printed with an image of a stamped envelope addressed to "K. W. Morse, Barre, VT" with the return address, "CITY HOTEL, H.C. Jones, Clerk."
Acquisition
1973.30
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Enamel
Relationships
Morse, Kimball W. (1859-1950), City Hotel
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Match Safe
Name/Title
Match Safe
Entry/Object ID
1965.14.8
Description
Oval metal match safe with raised floral design. The lid hinges upward from one side.
Acquisition
1965.14
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Matchbox
Name/Title
Matchbox
Entry/Object ID
2012.4.3
Description
Black-painted tin matchbox. The box is stenciled in yellow with a simple floral design on all sides. The edges of each side are bordered with a narrow red line. The box has an angled top lid that hinges open with a central hinge. There are two holes on the upper back tab for hanging the box on a wall
Context
Made by Susie Cleveland in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
2012.4
Made/Created
Artist
Cleveland, Susie Boyce Ditty Fiske (1894-1982)
1940-1960
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Medal
Name/Title
Medal
Entry/Object ID
1956.1
Description
Legion of Honor medal hanging from an eye ring. The top portion is made of silver and in the shape of an elaborate royal crown. The lower part is enameled with white and green with a gold center and the words "HONEUR ET PATRIE" on one side and "NAPOLEON EMP DES FRANC".
Context
Awarded to Captain Horace Bucklin Sawyer of Burlington, Vermont, while in France, 1829-1831.
Acquisition
1956.1
Made/Created
circa 1830
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Sawyer, Horace Bucklin (1797-1860)
,
Related Event
War of 1812
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
1992.87.19
Description
Green and cream pin with a black silhouette of a skier in the center and the number 475 in a box at the bottom. Around the edge in green lettering are the words, "Barre Ski Club, Barre, Vt., 1939-40".
Context
Worn by either a member of the Barre Ski Club or show admission to The Skyline, operated by the ski club.
Acquisition
1992.87
Made/Created
1939
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Barre Ski Club
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
2020.8.3
Description
Round, green pin with the inscription "CHAUFFEURS, TEAMSTERS & HELPERS OF BARRE, VT./MAR" around the edge and the teamster logo, "1959" and "597" in the center.
Context
Worn by a member of the Teamsters of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2020.8
Made/Created
1959
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Teamsters of Barre
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
2011.68.10
Description
Round yellow button printed in black with an image of a turkey and the inscription, "BARRE FISH & GAME CLUB, Inc." around the edge. The date 1967 is above the turkey, and the words, "BARRE, VT." are below the turkey. There is a pin on the reverse.
Context
Worn by a member of the Barre Fish & Game Club, founded in 1919.
Acquisition
2011.68
Made/Created
Russell Badge Manufacturing Company
1967
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Barre Fish & Game Club, Inc.
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
1992.87.20
Description
Green pin with black lettering and pictures of a fish, rabbit, grouse, fishing rod and rifle. Around the outside are the word, "Barton-Glover Fish & Game Club 1969-70."
Context
Worn by a member of the Barton-Glover Fish & Game Club
Acquisition
1992.87
Made/Created
1969
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Barton-Glover Fish & Game Club
,
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
2020.8.5
Description
Round, light green metal button with dark green printing. The inscription "BARRE FISH & GAME CLUB, INC./BARRE, VT. 1983" circles around the edge with an illustration of three ducks in flight and a hunting rifle.
Context
Worn by a member of the Barre Fish & Game Club of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2020.8
Made/Created
1983
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Barre Fish & Game Club, Inc.
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
1992.87.21
Description
A white pin with the blue and black image of a cabin in the woods on a pond with a fish jumping and geese flying overhead. Around the edge in red letters are the words, "Barton-Glover fish & Game Club, Barton, Vt. 1962."
Context
Worn by a member of the Barton-Glover Fish & Game Club
Acquisition
1992.87
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Barton-Glover Fish & Game Club
,
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
2022.60.1
Description
Round white metal button with the green printed inscription, "VERMONT ASSOCIATION / OF SNOW TRAVELERS, INC. / I AM VAST".
Context
VAST maintains over 5000 miles of snowmobile trails in Vermont
Acquisition
2022.60
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont Association of Snow Travelers, Inc.
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
2004.72.2
Description
Round, green metal button printed in a white with an even-sided cross and the inscription, "SAAFETY PATROL CONVENTION / OCT. 10, 1940 / BURLINGTON, VT."
Context
Produced for the 1940 Safety Patrol Convention in Burlington, Vermont. School safety patrol systems used older elementary school children to help younger children navigate streets near school buildings.
Acquisition
2004.72
Made/Created
1940
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
American Automobile Association
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
2004.72.3
Description
Round green-and-white button printed with the inscription, "SCHOOL SAFETY PATROL CONVENTION / BURLINGTON / OCTOBER 9 / 1941" and a monogram of the letters "VT".
Context
Produced for the 1941 Safety Patrol Convention in Burlington, Vermont. School safety patrol systems used older elementary school children to help younger children navigate streets near school buildings.
Acquisition
2004.72
Made/Created
Universal Badge Co., 3 School St., Boston, Mass.
1941
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
American Automobile Association
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
1992.87.23
Description
White pin with green image of a pine tree in the center and green lettering on the edge that reads, "Camp Winape, 1950, Vermont."
Context
Camp Winape was a boys camp in operation from 1911 to 1984. It operated briefly as a girls came from 1931 to 1934.
Acquisition
1992.87
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Camp Winape
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.27.1
Description
Round green metal button with the inscription, "BARRE FISH & GAME CLUB, INC. BARRE, VERMONT" around the edge. The center is printed with a long gun crossing a fishing rod. In the spaces between (clockwise from top) are "Member 1955"; an image of a dog carrying a bird in its mount; an image of a deer with small antlers; an image of a man in a boat catching a large fish.
Context
The Barre Fish & Game Club, Inc. was founded in 1919 to promote recreational hunting, shooting, fishing, and wildlife conservation.
Acquisition
2013.27
Made/Created
Universal Badge Company
1955
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Barre Fish & Game Club, Inc.
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.27.3
Description
Round orange metal button with the black inscription, "BARRE FISH & GAME CLUB, Inc. BARRE, VERMONT-1966" around the edge. The center is printed in black and grey with an illustration of a cabin beside a pond. Three geese are flying above the cabin and a fish is jumping from the pond.
Context
The Barre Fish & Game Club, Inc. was founded in 1919 to promote recreational hunting, shooting, fishing, and wildlife conservation.
Acquisition
2013.27
Made/Created
Russell Badge Manufacturing Company
1966
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Barre Fish & Game Club, Inc.
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.27.4
Description
Round white metal button with the red inscription, "GUNNER BROOK FISHING DERBY BARRE FISH & GAME CLUB, INC." around the edge. The center is printed in green with an image of a young boy and a puppy. The boy is wearing rolled up pants, a plaid collard shirt, and a straw hat. He is holding a fishing rod in one hand and string of fish in the other.
Use
by someone in donor's family
Context
The Gunner Brook Fishing Derby was a fishing competition for children sponsored by the Barre Fish and Game Club.
Acquisition
2013.27
Made/Created
1950-1960
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Barre Fish & Game Club, Inc.
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.27.5
Description
Round orange metal button with the black inscription, "BARRE FISH & GAME CLUB INC. BARRE, VT." around the edge. The center is printed with an image of a stag's head in front of crossed long gun and fishing rod and the words, "Member 1973".
Context
The Barre Fish & Game Club, Inc. was founded in 1919 to promote recreational hunting, shooting, fishing, and wildlife conservation.
Acquisition
2013.27
Made/Created
1973
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Dimensions
Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Barre Fish & Game Club, Inc.
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
2020.8.7
Description
Round metal button with green border that bears the inscription "BARRE / FISH & GAME CLUB, INC. - 1963" around the edge, and images of a fishing rod, a rifle, a quail, a rabbit, and a fish in the center.
Context
Worn by a member of the Barre Fish & Game Club of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2020.8
Made/Created
1963
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Barre Fish & Game Club, Inc.
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
1962.23.12
Description
Round white metal button printed in green with an image of the Vermont state seal in the center and the inscription, "14th Conference of Vermont Boys / St. Albans, Dec. 11-13, 1925", around the edge.
Context
Worn by a member of the Vermont Boys (likely Frank Hartwell) to their annual conference in Saint Albans, Vermont, 1925.
Acquisition
1962.23
Made/Created
1925
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Hartwell, Frank Eugene (1873-1961), Vermont Boys
,
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2i
Description
Small round metal button printed with a shield of the United States flag with an icon of an arm raising a hammer in between a compass and a carpentry square. The initials, "Jr. O. U. A. M." are at the top.
Context
Owned by Edward H. Prouty of Underhill, Vermont. The Order of United American Mechanics was an anti-Catholic American Nativist organization.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made/Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1896
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Junior Order United American Mechanics
Place
Town
Underhill
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2j
Description
Small round metal button printed with a shield of the United States flag with an icon of an arm raising a hammer in between a compass and a carpentry square. The initials, "Jr. O. U. A. M." are at the top. The button has a rounded metal frame.
Context
Owned by Edward H. Prouty of Underhill, Vermont. The Order of United American Mechanics was an anti-Catholic American Nativist organization.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made/Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
circa 1900
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Junior Order United American Mechanics
Place
Town
Underhill
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Card
Name/Title
Membership Card
Entry/Object ID
1995.37.3
Description
Metal membership card that reads, "DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS / WALTER S. MEDEIROS / IS A LIFE MEMBER / No. 58516". There is a round seal for the Disabled American Veterans at the bottom left. On the reverse are the words, "LIFE MEMBER OF / CHAPTER NO. STATE / BURLINGTON 5 VT."
Context
Owned by Walter S. Medeiros of Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
1995.37
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Disabled American Veterans
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1w
Description
Small membership pin consisting of a bar and medallion. The bar has the inscription, "BUFFALO". The medallion is in the shape of a star and enameled white. The center has the monogram GAR ringed by the incription, "31st NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT 1897".
Context
Worn to the 1897 GAR National Encampment by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made/Created
King & Eisele
1897
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Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps, Grand Army of the Republic
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
1931.2
Description
Small, round enameled pin. The blue pin has the word "ADELPHI" across the top in gold with five small five-pointed stars across the bottom. In the center is a large 6-pointed star with a blue anchor at its center.
Context
Worn by members of Adelphi at the Female Collegiate Institute in Newbury, Vermont, which later became the Montpelier Seminary
Acquisition
1931.2
Made/Created
1849-1868
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
1951.20a-b
Description
Gold membership pin consisting of a bar and medallion. The bar is engraved with the words, "Past National President". The medallion is shield-shaped and molded in the center with the monogram UVL and around the edge with the inscription, "1861 1865 / LADIES OF THE U. V. L." The reverse of the medallion is engraved, "Nellie Harrington 1921-1922".

The pin is accompanied by a photographic postcard showing a man and a woman sitting in ladderback chairs on a porch. A newspaper article about Calvin E. Harrington being elected senior vice national commander of the union veterans' legion is pasted to the other side of the postcard.
Context
Worn by Nellie Jane Harrington to indicate her status as a former national president of the women's auxiliary of the Union Veteran Legion.
Acquisition
1951.20
Made/Created
1922
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Harrington, Nellie Jane Bowen (1864-1951), Union Veterans League
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
1994.53.40
Description
Small metal shield-shaped pin engraved with an image of a Bible over a crossed cross and anchor and the inscription, "Y.M.C.A. BOY'S BRANCH". A brass safety pin is soldered onto the back.
Context
Worn by Edwin C. Hall as a member of the YMCA
Acquisition
1994.53
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Dimensions
Materials
Tin, Aluminum, Brass
Relationships
Hall, Edwin C. (1845-1913), Yong Men's Christian Association
Related Place
Town
Brookfield
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3n
Description
Membership pin consisting of a button, ribbon, and pendant. The round metal button is printed with an image of the Shriners logo (a head at the center of two curved horns surrounding a 5-pointed star) and the inscription, "MT. SINAI TEMPLE MARCH 9TH '21". A blue satin-wove ribbon (floats now mostly disintegrated) hangs from the button with an eye ring looped at the bottom. From the eye ring hangs a metal pendant shaped like a camel.
Context
Worn by Edward Prouty as a member of Shriners.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made/Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1921
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Shriners International
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
2006.65.1
Description
Gold plated lapel pin in an art deco fan shape with the initials "SCC" vertically in the center. At the very bottom is the date 1940 within a diamond shape.
Context
Owned by Ado P. Tomat to indicate his membership in the Spaulding Commercial Club at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont, 1940
Acquisition
2006.65
Made/Created
1940
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
2006.17.1
Description
Silver hexagonal lapel pin with a safety clasp on the reverse. The front is molded with a stag's head in the center of an enameled green circle with the words, "CAMP MAPLE KNOLLS". The back is marked, "sterling". The pin was originally attached to a square piece of cardboard printed with the words, "STERLING SILVER".
Context
Camp Maple Knolls for Boys was located in Northfield, Vermont, from 1953 until 1963.
Acquisition
2006.17
Made/Created
1961-1962
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Camp Maple Knolls
Related Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
1982.24.95
Description
Membership pin shaped like a 5-point star within a crescent moon. The moon is molded along its entirety with circles. Each point of the star is enameled with a different color (white, green, red, blue, and yellow) with a black enameled center. The center has the letters "FATAL" ["Fairest Among Those Altogether Lovely"].
Context
Owned by Lemira Barrett Goodhue of Burlington, Vermont, as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Acquisition
1982.24
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Enamel
Relationships
Goodhue, Lemira Barrett (1849-1929), Order of the Eastern Star
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1u
Description
Bronze bar pin with decorative scrollwork at the top and bottom and the inscription, "WASHINGTON 1892".
Context
Worn to the 1892 Women's Relief Corps Convention by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made/Created
King & Eisele
1892
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Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
,
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1x
Description
Gold-plated bar pin with the inscription, "W. R. C. MASS." and the date 1879 in a central shield.
Context
Worn to the 1879 Women's Relief Corps Convention by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made/Created
King & Eisele
1879
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Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
2006.17.4
Description
Silver metal pin in the shape of a bow and arrows over a circle with the words, "YEOMAN C.A.A." The pin was originally attached to a black piece of paperboard with the inscription, "Camp Archery Assn. of the United States Yeoman".
Context
Awarded to Robert Grumbacher at Camp Maple Knolls in Northfield, Vermont, 1962
Camp Maple Knolls for Boys was located in Northfield, Vermont, from 1953 until 1963.
Acquisition
2006.17
Made/Created
1962
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Camp Maple Knolls
Related Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
2006.17.5
Description
Bronze metal pin in the shape of a bow and arrows over a circle with the words, "JR. YEOMAN C.A.A." The pin was originally attached to a yellow piece of paperboard with the inscription, "Camp Archery Assn. of the United States Jr. Yeoman".
Context
Awarded to Robert Grumbacher at Camp Maple Knolls in Northfield, Vermont, 1961
Camp Maple Knolls for Boys was located in Northfield, Vermont, from 1953 until 1963.
Acquisition
2006.17
Made/Created
1961
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Camp Maple Knolls
Related Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3a
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a bar, ribbon, and medallion. The ribbon is printed to look like the United States flag. The round medallion is printed with two crossed long guns with attached bayonets and the inscription, "CAMP COL. WEBB", on the top; the numbers 18, 1, and 96 between the guns; and the inscription, "VT. BURLINGTON AUG. 17-22" at the bottom.
Context
Camp Col. Webb was named for William Seward Webb, the inspector general of the Vermont militia.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made/Created
1896
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Materials
Metal, Fabric
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont National Guard
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Mirror
Name/Title
Mirror
Entry/Object ID
1979.12
Description
Round advertising hand mirror with metal back, similar in appearance to a pin button. The back reads, "We Want the Business of the Person on the Other Side / GILPIN PRINTING CO. / Printers of Everything RICHFORD, VT."
Context
Distributed by Gilpin Printing Company in Richford, Vermont
Acquisition
1979.12
Made/Created
circa 1920
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Glass
Relationships
Gilpin Printing Company
Related Place
Town
Richford
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Money Clip
Name/Title
Money Clip
Entry/Object ID
1998.32.2
Description
Gold-toned metal money clip with the logo for Vermont's celebration of the United States Bicentennial at the center. The logo consists of the letters VT in green and the number 2 in blue formed around the T.
Context
Used by Richard Lloyd Cleveland, manager of the Bicentennial Bandwagon, a recreational vehicle donated by the Ethan Allen Furniture Company to tour Vermont. The Bandwagon was driven all over the state to local celebrations, county fairs, and schools. It contained exhibits, print material, and portable office quarters.
Acquisition
1998.32
Made/Created
1976
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Cleveland, Richard Lloyd (b. 1947)
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Mourning Ring
Name/Title
Mourning Ring
Entry/Object ID
1966.50.1
Description
Mourning ring woven from human hair. The rings is created from a loop of woven hair threaded through a metal bracket, making the size adjustable.
Context
Worn by Ellen Louisa Bryant Mathews. Made from the hair of her first husband.
Acquisition
1966.50
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Mug
Name/Title
Mug
Entry/Object ID
1922.12
Description
Pewter mug with applied handle. Horizontal stripes are worked around the mug, and the rim is flared and wavy.
Acquisition
1922.12
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Mug
Name/Title
Mug
Entry/Object ID
1959.37.49
Description
Copper mug. The mug is formed from sheet metal and has an attached ear-shaped handle.
Acquisition
1959.37
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Nameplate
Name/Title
Nameplate
Entry/Object ID
1943.16
Description
Metal plate with beveled edges. The plate is engraved with a border of scrollwork around a central country scene. The center top is engraved with the name "E. Allen" within a banner.
Acquisition
1943.16
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789)
Napkin Holder
Name/Title
Napkin Holder
Entry/Object ID
2012.4.4
Description
Black-painted metal napkin holder in the shape of a basket. The holder is stenciled in shades of yellow and green with a floral pattern on the exterior sides of the basket and along the upper side of the handle.
Context
Made by Susie Cleveland in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
2012.4
Made/Created
Artist
Cleveland, Susie Boyce Ditty Fiske (1894-1982)
1940-1960
20th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Napkin Ring
Name/Title
Napkin Ring
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.939
Description
Silver napkin ring engraved within a cartouche with the name, "Harold".
Context
Owned by Harold G. Rugg
Acquisition
1958.1
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Dimensions
Relationships
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Napkin Ring
Name/Title
Napkin Ring
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.940
Description
Round, silver napkin ring. The edges are engraved with a repeating patter of interlocking rings. The center is engraved, "D. F. Rugg".
Context
Owned by David Fletcher Rugg in Harland, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Rugg, David Fletcher (1852-1900)
Related Place
Town
Hartland
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Necklace
Name/Title
Necklace
Entry/Object ID
1968.44.2
Description
Necklace consisting of a metal chain, decoratively woven rope made of human hair, and 3 pendants made of human hair. The pendants are in the shape of an anchor, a cross, and a heart. All the hair appears to be from the same person.
Acquisition
1968.44
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Materials
Hair, Metal
Relationships
Place
Town
Hartford
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Necklace
Name/Title
Necklace
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.695
Description
Necklace consisting of a gold-plated chain and round, bronze medallion pendant. The medallion is molded on one side with a silhouette of the map of the Vermont. The inscription, "BARRE CITY * BARRE TOWN 1776-1976" rings the edge. The inscriptions, "TODAY IS HISTORY TOMORROW" and "CHARTERED BARRE IN 1780", flank the map in the center. The other side of the medallion is molded with an image of a church, a crane lifting a granite block, and the date 1976. The inscription, "BARRE 200 YEARS VERMONT / AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL", rings the edge. The medallion is encircled by a gold-plated wire wreath.
Context
Produced for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the American Revolutionary War.
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
1976
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Ginen, Rachel
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Necklace
Name/Title
Necklace
Entry/Object ID
1982.22.2
Description
Necklace consisting of a brass chain with stamped brass pendants. Three pendants are attached, forming the bottom of the chain, while a large pendant hangs from the center. Each pendant is tamped into a shape of daisies, and each daisy has a cut glass center.
Context
Owned by Eva Boutilier Maxham in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.22
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Materials
Brass, Glass
Relationships
Maxham, Eva A. Boutilier (1881-1967)
Related Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Necklace
Name/Title
Necklace
Entry/Object ID
1982.22.3
Description
Silver-toned metal necklace consisting of a short chain with six half-circle-shaped stamped metal wedges. Each wedge is stamped with an art nouveau or art deco arch design.
Context
Owned by Eva Boutilier Maxham in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.22
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Maxham, Eva A. Boutilier (1881-1967)
Related Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Necklace
Name/Title
Necklace
Entry/Object ID
1982.22.4
Description
Brass necklace consisting of a chain and long brass pendant beads. The beads are each shaped similarly to a baseball bat.
Context
Owned by Eva Boutilier Maxham of Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.22
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Materials
Brass
Relationships
Maxham, Eva A. Boutilier (1881-1967)
Related Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Necklace
Name/Title
Necklace
Entry/Object ID
2011.39.1
Description
Gold chain necklace with a pendant in the shape of an oil lamp (a "lamp of learning") with the number 56 at the bottom.
Context
Owned by Jane Burnett Chadderdon to commemorate being a part of the 1956 graduating class of Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.39
Made/Created
1956
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Chadderdon, Jane Burnett (b. 1939)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Nosegay Holder
Name/Title
Nosegay Holder
Entry/Object ID
1954.24.4
Description
Nosegay holder consisting of a handle and cup. The handle flares toward the end before closing to a point. The cup has straight sides formed from looped wires, embellished with molded grapes and grape leaves. There is a small chain around the handle that terminates in a metal loop.
Use
Used to hold small bouquets of flowers (nosegays)
Context
Used by a member of the Dewey family in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.24
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Materials
Metal
Occupational Pin
Name/Title
Occupational Pin
Entry/Object ID
1997.16
Description
Round brass pin with blue enameled central portion. Around perimeter: "LICENSED CHAUFFEUR VERMONT 1913." Number (also in blue) is "115."
Context
Vermont Chauffeur badges were used for licensed drivers from 1919-1927.
Acquisition
1997.16
Made/Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
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Materials
Brass
Occupational Pin
Name/Title
Occupational Pin
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.12
Description
Rectangular black enameled pin with the inscription, "CV".
Context
Owned by Conrad LeCompte as an employee of the Central Vermont Railway.
Acquisition
2021.5
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Occupational Pin
Name/Title
Occupational Pin
Entry/Object ID
2013.29.6
Description
Triangular post-backed pin with the enameled initials "B.R.T." in gold on green ground. There is a stamp-molded gold braided border. There is a 1/2" threaded post on the back as well as the nut - the post gets placed in a small hole on the hat with the nut holding it on. There is a tiny (1/8") straight pin at the lower back edge that keeps it from spinning around.
Context
Uniform pin worn on the hats of Burlington Rapid Transit drivers. The Burlington Rapid Transit company was founded in 1926. It sold to Burlington Traction Company in 1929 and ceased operation in 1973.
Acquisition
2013.29
Made/Created
circa 1960-circa 1970
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Enamel, Metal
Relationships
Burlington Rapid Transit
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Ornamental Comb
Name/Title
Ornamental Comb
Entry/Object ID
1960.182.3
Description
Metal comb with narrow brass colored top. Twenty tines.
Context
Owned by Lucy Stratton Barnes of Chelsea, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.182
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stratton, Lucy Maria Kenneson (1853-1911)
Place
Town
Chelsea
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Padlock
Name/Title
Padlock
Entry/Object ID
1924.6ab
Description
Padlock and key. The large lock consists of a U-shaped body and thick U-shaped hook that secures into the body with an internal mechanism. The front has a large keyhole with a post in the center. The key has an oval on one end, and a skeleton-style key head on the other. The bottom the key post is hollow.
Context
Used on the first Vermont State Prison, 1809
Acquisition
1924.6
Made/Created
1809
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Dimensions
Overall (lock)
Materials
Metal
Paperweight
Name/Title
Paperweight
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.144
Description
Ornate brass clog with turned up pointed toe.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Pendant
Name/Title
Pendant
Entry/Object ID
1967.113.23
Description
Oval jewelry pendant frame containing a photograph of a man and a woman. The man has bobbed hair and is wearing a dark suit jacket, plaid vest, white shirt, and dark tie. The woman has her hair held with a decorative come and is wearing a dark dress with a white neckerchief. There is a clear piece of glass over the photograph. There is a round bead on the top of the pendant for hanging it from a chain; the image is inserted into the frame sideways.
Context
Shows Amos P. Waterman and Olive Hovey Waterman of Waterford, Vermont
Acquisition
1967.113
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Glass
Relationships
Waterman, Amos Palmer (1811-1882), Waterman, Olive Hovey Freeman (1823-1907)
Place
Town
Waterford
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pendant
Name/Title
Pendant
Entry/Object ID
1948.11.3p
Description
Green, lantern-shaped metal pendant or charm. It consists of a round base, pierced sides, and a domed top with an eye ring at the center. There is a short length of green silk ribbon attached through the eye ring.
Context
Owned by John H. Hurley of Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1948.11
Made/Created
circa 1860
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Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Hurley, John Henry (1836-1909)
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Pendant
Name/Title
Pendant
Entry/Object ID
1982.24.96
Description
Gold jewelry pendant in the shape of a Latin cross. The central intersection has a drill indent with a diamond held by prongs in the center. There is a round eye ring at the center top.
Context
Owned by Lemira Barrett Goodhue of Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.24
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold, Diamond
Relationships
Person or Organization
Goodhue, Lemira Barrett (1849-1929)
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pendant
Name/Title
Pendant
Entry/Object ID
1977.50.11
Description
Round, enameled pendant. The face is enameled with a white ground and printed with the words, "U.S.-VERMONT BICENTENNIAL." along with the logo of Vermont's bicentennial commission, which consists of the letters VT in green and the number 2 in light blue.
Context
Produced for Vermont's participation in the United States Bicentennial celebration.
Acquisition
1977.50
Made/Created
1976
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2c
Description
Small gold-toned pin in the shape of a heart with an enameled United States flag in the center.
Context
Owned by Edward H. Prouty of Underhill, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.81
Made/Created
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2o
Description
Gold-toned stamped metal pin in the shape of a bust of Admiral George Dewey. There is a long stick pin attached to the back, extending downward.
Context
Admiral George Dewey, of Montpelier, Vermont, was a celebrated war hero during the Spanish-American War. This was owned by his brother, Charles Dewey.
Acquisition
1954.15
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917), Dewey, Charles (1828-1905)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Spanish-American War, Dewey Day
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2a
Description
Metal pin in the shape of a waving flag. The pin has a paper sticker on the front that is printed to look like the United States flag. A hinge on the flagpole allows the flag to fold open to reveal the inscription, "To Hell with Spain, Remember the Maine".
Context
Owned by Edward Prouty of Underhill, Vermont. At the time of his death, Prouty was the last living officer of the Spanish-American War in Vermont.
Acquisition
1960.81
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Relationships
Related Event
Spanish-American War
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2j
Description
Gold stickpin topped with a spread eagle and with a small round medallion. The front of the medallion is molded with a bust of Admiral Dewey with the label, "ADMIRAL DEWEY". The back of the medallion shows a warship with the label, "FLAG SHIP OLYMPIA".
Context
Admiral George Dewey, of Montpelier, Vermont, was a celebrated war hero during the Spanish-American War. This was owned by his brother, Charles Dewey.
Acquisition
1954.15
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917), Dewey, Charles (1828-1905)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Spanish-American War, Dewey Day
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
2005.23.2
Description
Two-piece pin consisting of the initials SHS and the number 43 connect by a short chain. The two parts are each backed with a hinged pin.
Context
Owned by Theresa Marie Camire Averill to commemorate her 1943 graduation from Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
2005.23
Made/Created
1943
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Averill, Theresa C., Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2e
Description
Gold stickpin topped with a blue-enameled flag with four white stars and the word "DEWEY". A long pin extends downward from the back.
Context
Admiral George Dewey, of Montpelier, Vermont, was a celebrated war hero during the Spanish-American War. This was owned by his brother, Charles Dewey.
Acquisition
1954.15
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917), Dewey, Charles (1828-1905)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Spanish-American War, Dewey Day
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2b
Description
Stamped metal pin in the shape of a bust of Admiral George Dewey with two painted flags and the inscription "DEWEY". There is a long stick pin attached to the back, extending downward.
Context
Admiral George Dewey, of Montpelier, Vermont, was a celebrated war hero during the Spanish-American War. This was owned by his brother, Charles Dewey.
Acquisition
1954.15
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917), Dewey, Charles (1828-1905)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Spanish-American War, Dewey Day
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2f
Description
Stickpin showing crossed United States and Cuban flags. The flags are enameled red, white, and blue.
Context
Owned by Edward Prouty of Underhill, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.81
Made/Created
circa 1900
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Event
Spanish-American War
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1963.44.31
Description
Square, black pin with gold trimming and hair in the center.
Acquisition
1963.44
Dimensions
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1963.44.32
Description
Diamond shape pin, braided hair enclosed in glass case surrounded by black stones. Six stones missing.
Acquisition
1963.44
Dimensions
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1963.44.33
Description
Copper pin with braided hair enclosed in glass.
Acquisition
1963.44
Dimensions
Materials
Copper, Hair, Glass
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1963.44.56
Description
Oval pin with a glass cover containing a loose lock of hair. The pin back is missing.
Acquisition
1963.44
Dimensions
Materials
Glass, Hair
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1965.46.2
Description
Gold pin in the shape of a banner with the word "Baby" in black lettering.
Context
Owned by Merinda Nelson Bill in West Topsham, Vermont
Acquisition
1965.46
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Bill, Merinda Nelson (1813-1901)
Place
Town
Topsham
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2g
Description
Stickpin with a small molded and enameled United States flag at the top.
Context
Owned by Edward Prouty of Underhill, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.81
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Materials
Metal
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3p
Description
Gold-toned stickpin topped with a spread eagle and with a small round medallion. The medallion is molded with the image of a warship and the inscription, "REMEMBER THE MAINE".
Context
Owned by Edward Prouty of Underhill, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.81
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Spanish-American War, Dewey Day
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.43a-zz
Description
Fifty-two identical metal pins featuring a crown, two overlapping hearts and a fleur d lis in the center. There is a pin on the back.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2h
Description
Gold stickpin topped with a spread eagle and with a small heart-shaped medallion. The medallion is molded with a United States flag and enameled in red, white, and blue.
Context
Owned by Edward Prouty of Underhill, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.81
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Materials
Metal
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1963.44.37
Description
Black polished plastic pin.
Acquisition
1963.44
Dimensions
Materials
Plastic
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1963.44.38
Description
Polished black glass pin painted with a design of pink roses.
Acquisition
1963.44
Dimensions
Materials
Glass
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
2015.42.3
Description
Two-piece pin consisting of the initials SHS and the number 48 connect by a short chain. The two parts are each backed with a hinged pin.
Context
Owned by Lillian Poulin Perras to commemorate being a part of the 1948 graduating class of Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.42
Made/Created
1948
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Perras, Lillian Poulin (1930-2014), Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3b
Description
Small, punched metal pin in the shape of a 6-pointed star. At the center is a printed paper medallion showing a yellowface caricature of an man wearing a small red hat and holding a curved sword. The word "CAPTAIN" is above him.
Context
Owned by Edward H. Prouty of Underhill, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.81
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Materials
Metal, Paper
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
2011.39.2
Description
Two-piece pin consisting of the initials SHS and the number 56 connect by a short chain. The two parts are each backed with a hinged pin.
Context
Owned by Jane Burnett Chadderdon to commemorate being a part of the 1956 graduating class of Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.39
Made/Created
1956
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Chadderdon, Jane Burnett (b. 1939), Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1567
Description
Round pin engraved with the monogram, "J.A.H." surrounded by a sprigged border. The pin is made from an 1854 seated Liberty quarter, visible on the back. The back has a hinged pin that is caught by a simple C-closure.
Context
Owned by Julia Augusta Hager Rugg in Cavendish, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
1854
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Rugg, Julia Augusta Goddard Hager (1853-1923)
Related Place
Village
Proctorsville
Town
Cavendish
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pitch Pipe
Name/Title
Pitch Pipe
Entry/Object ID
2010.30.22
Description
Wood and metal pitch pipe, similar in appearance to a harmonica. The top of the instrument is labeled, "M. HOHNER'S No P4 (Vocal, Old Style) "Trutone" Pitch Pipe THE WORLD'S BEST! MADE IN GERMANY". One edge of the instrument has four square holes grouped in pairs. The other edge has six square holes grouped in pairs. The bottom of the instrument labels each hole with the note is creates.
Context
Used by Clara Riford while teaching singing in a "rural school" in Orange County, Vermont
Acquisition
2010.30
Made/Created
Hohner, Inc.
1927
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Riford, Clara E (1907-1988)
Related Place
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pitcher
Name/Title
Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1949.18
Description
Large, ornate silver pitcher chased and engraved all over with oak leaves and acorns. The pouring spout is edged with a branch, and the high handle is in the shape of a vine-covered branch. The center front is engraved, "From the Ladies of Carlisle Pa. A Tribute of Gratitude to Brig Genl W.F. Smith for his noble defense of their homes on the night of the 1st of July, 1863."
Context
Presented to Brigadier General William Farrar Smith of Saint Albans, Vermont
Acquisition
1949.18
Made/Created
J. E. Caldwell & Co.
1863
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Person or Organization
Smith, William Farrar (1824-1903)
Place
City
Carlisle
State/Province
Pennsylvania
Country
United States of America
Continent
Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War
Pitcher
Name/Title
Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1959.37.43
Description
Pewter pitcher with a round, hinged lid, Above the hinge is an ornament consisting of two acorns. The body of the pitcher is vasiform, with a longer neck than stomach.
Acquisition
1959.37
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Plaque
Name/Title
Plaque
Entry/Object ID
2013.32.8
Description
Embossed copper plaque shaped with an image of the front elevation of a neoclassical house with columns and central dome. The image is labeled, "MONTICELLO", and signed, "N.M.Eckley". The plaque is mounted onto a rectangular wooden base with copper brads.
Artwork Details
Copper
Acquisition
2013.32
Made/Created
Artist
Eckley, Nina Marion (1900-1989)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Plaque
Name/Title
Plaque
Entry/Object ID
2013.32.9
Description
Embossed copper plaque formed into the shape of an aerial map of the state of Vermont. The word, "VERMONT" is embossed into the center bottom. The plaque is attached to a rectangular wooden base with small copper brads.
Artwork Details
Context
Made by Nina Marion Eckley of Proctor, Vermont
Acquisition
2013.32
Made/Created
Artist
Eckley, Nina Marion (1900-1989)
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Dimensions
Overall
Plaque
Name/Title
Plaque
Entry/Object ID
2021.26.1
Description
Small metal plaque with the inscription, "THE BALDWIN / BURLINGTON, VT". To the right of the inscription is a six-pointed star containing the words, "DRY AIR". There are small holes on either end of the plaque for mounting.
Context
Label for The Baldwin of Burlington, VT. Removed from an ice box.
Acquisition
2021.26
Made/Created
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
The Baldwin Manufacturing Company
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1959.51.1b
Description
Round pewter plate with a raised rim. The bottom is marked by Thomas Danforth.
Context
Owned by a member of the Norton family
Acquisition
1959.51
Made/Created
Artist
Danforth, Thomas (1708-1786)
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1959.51.1c
Description
Round pewter plate with a raised rim. The bottom is marked with a lion and the initials "T. D."
Context
Owned by a member of the Norton family
Acquisition
1959.51
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1907.2.1
Description
Large tin plate with a molded rim and a large hole near the edge, spanning the width of the rim. The hole appears to have been punched from the front to the back.
Context
This plate was in the haversack of Cpl. Joseph W. Hitchcock of Co. G., 13th Vermont Volunteers. On the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 3, 1863), he was shot in the leg through the plate. The bullet remained in his leg for nearly four years. When it finally came near the surface, he removed it himself with a jack-knife.
Acquisition
1907.2
Made/Created
circa 1860
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Hitchcock, Joseph
Related Place
City
Gettysburg
State/Province
Pennsylvania
Country
United States of America
Continent
Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1919.4.8
Description
Large pewter plate. The rim is incised with a narrow line all the way around the edge.
Context
Carried by John Eddy from East Calais to Walden, ca. 1800
Acquisition
1919.4
Made/Created
1800
Lexicon
Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Eddy, John
,
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1931.7.2
Description
Large pewter plate or platter. The rim is incised with a narrow line all the way around the edge.
Context
Used by Sally Bowles (1799-1886) of Marshfield, Vermont around 1825
Acquisition
1931.7
Made/Created
circa 1825
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Bowles, Sally (1799-1886)
,
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1940.7
Description
Round pewter plate with raised rim. The plate bears the touchmark of Samuel Ellis.
Context
Said to have been used to serve food to Ethan Allen in Northern Vermont.
Acquisition
1940.7
Made/Created
Artist
Ellis, Samuel
1721-1765
18th Century
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789)
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1955.11.36
Description
Large pewter plate with a deep center well and a chip on one edge. The reverse is stamped with the mark of Thomas Danforth, and the name, "CLARA BARTLETT" is scratched into the bottom.
Acquisition
1955.11
Made/Created
Artist
Danforth, Thomas (1708-1786)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Bartlett, Clara
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1955.11.37
Description
Large pewter plate with deep center well. The bottom is marked "Made in London" and "Shoreditch, London".
Acquisition
1955.11
Made/Created
circa 1783
Dimensions
Materials
Pewter
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1955.11.38
Description
Pewter plate with no rim. The reverse is marked with three shields, similar to those used by the Danforths. The first has a lion rampant, the second has a classical figure, and the third is illegible.
Acquisition
1955.11
Dimensions
Materials
Pewter
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1955.11.39
Description
Pewter dinner plate with deep central well. The plate is marked, "Robt. and Tho. Porteus", "Grace Church", and "S.A.".
Acquisition
1955.11
Dimensions
Materials
Pewter
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1472
Description
Pewter plate with the stamped label, "Richard.L", at the center back. The plate has deep well and a prominent rim.
Context
Made by Richard Lee in Springfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Artist
Lee, Richard, Sr. (1747-1823)
1788-1820
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1475
Description
Pewter plate with an illegible stamped label. The plate has an incised line around the center well, a wide cheek, and a wide rim. The bottom is scratched with the name, "Sally Rice".
Context
Owned by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.1
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Related Place
Town
Reading
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1482
Description
Large, round pewter plate. The bottom is stamped with an illegible maker's mark that includes a coat of arms. The back is scratched with the names "Harold G. Rugg" and "Sarah Rice Goddard".
Context
Owned by Sarah Rice Goddard in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Goddard, Sarah Rice (1800-1875)
Related Place
Town
Reading
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1959.51.1a
Description
Large, round pewter plate with a raised border.
Context
Owned by a member of the Norton family
Acquisition
1959.51
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1960.192
Description
Crushed metal plate. The plate has a raised rim, and a the edge is bent upward all the way around.
Acquisition
1960.192
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Pocket Knife
Name/Title
Pocket Knife
Entry/Object ID
1960.179.5
Description
Pocket knife with two blades. The handle is turned black wood with silver mounts. Inside are two fold out blades, each connected to and hinging from the opposite end, but opening on the same side. They each have a small divot at the top for pulling out of the handle. The small blade is marked, "ULSTER KNIFE" near the base.
Context
Owned by Harold G. Rugg
Acquisition
1960.179
Made/Created
Ulster Knife Company
1876-1941
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal
Pocket Watch
Name/Title
Pocket Watch
Entry/Object ID
1926.3a-b
Description
Silver pocket watch attached to green silk ribbon. The watch case is silver with a clear glass lens over a white face with black Arabic numerals. There is a smaller face at the bottom center for counting seconds. The watch attaches to a short chain at a central top post. The chain attached to a metal wire with an attached ribbon and medallion. The medallion is silver and engraved with a bust portrait of George Washington inside a floral border.

The hands are copper, and the works are brass. Inside the back case, the works bear the mark "J. [or T.] Spencer, London / 223" as well as a lion rampant, a shield, and the initials "LC" and "G". There are three paper jeweler's labels inside the case. They read, "S. Abbott Coland and watch maker Montpelier" (ca. 1830); "Charles W. Scott Watchmaker & Jeweler Johnston Vermont" (1858-1860); and "Huntington and Ames Dealers in Clock Watches and Jewelry Gold & Silver ware & Fancy Goods St. Albans, VT" (1842-44).
Context
Owned by Colonel Jacob Davis in Montpelier.
Acquisition
1926.3
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Silver
Relationships
Washington, George (1732-1799), Davis, Jacob (1739-1814)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pocket Watch
Name/Title
Pocket Watch
Entry/Object ID
1931.22
Description
Silver pocket watch. The front of the case, which is dented, is engraved with a small shield shape with a blank interior. The back of the case is engraved with the inscription, "In the battle of Gettysburg July 3d 1863 The bullet passed through the body then striking the Watch of Lieut. P.C.J. Cheney First Vermont Cavalry." The case opens to show a mostly shattered white enamel face with only the number 7-11 (in Roman numerals) still remaining.
Context
Worn by Lt. Pearly C.J. Cheney, co. C, 1st Vermont Cavalry during the Battle of Gettysburg. He was shot during the battle, and the bullet went through his body and struck the watch, causing the dent in the case.
Acquisition
1931.22
Made/Created
P. S. Bartlett
1863
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Silver
Relationships
Cheney, Perley C.J. (1839-1916)
Related Place
City
Gettysburg
State/Province
Pennsylvania
Country
United States of America
Continent
Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War
Pocket Watch
Interpretative Labels
Pocket Watch, circa 1790 Owned by Gov. Thomas Chittenden (1730-1797) Williston, Vermont Silver, glass Gift of Thomas G. Chittenden, #1931.1.2 Thomas Chittenden was born in East Guilford in the Colony of Connecticut on January 6, 1730. He married Elizabeth Meigs on October 4, 1749, in Salisbury, Connecticut. The couple had four sons and six daughters while they were living in Connecticut, all surviving to adulthood. He was a justice of the peace in Salisbury and a member of the Colonial Assembly from 1765 to 1769. He served in Connecticut's 14th Regiment of Militia from 1767 to 1773, rising to the rank of colonel. Chittenden moved to the New Hampshire Grants, now Vermont, in 1774, where he was the first English settler in the town of Williston. He participated in the 1777 Vermont Constitutional Convention in Windsor, establishing Vermont as an independent republic. During the American Revolution, Chittenden was a member of the committee empowered to negotiate with the Continental Congress to allow Vermont to join the Union. The Congress deferred the matter in order to not antagonize the states of New York and New Hampshire, which had competing claims against Vermont. During the period of the Vermont Republic, Chittenden served as governor from 1778 to 1789 and 1790 to 1791, and was one of the participants in a series of delicate negotiations with British authorities in Quebec over the possibility of establishing Vermont as a British province. After Vermont entered the federal Union as the fourteenth state in 1791, Chittenden continued to serve as Governor until his death in 1797. Chittenden died in Williston on August 25, 1797 and is interred at Thomas Chittenden Cemetery, Williston, Vermont. Citing Vermont's tumultuous founding, his epitaph reads "Out of storm and manifold perils rose an enduring state, the home of freedom and unity."
Name/Title
Pocket Watch
Entry/Object ID
1931.1.2
Description
Pocket watch with silver case and white face. The face has numbers written around the edge in black ink with minutes marked in small hashes. The watch has two hands, minute and hours, both currently pointing downward. The top of the watch has a tall post with a loop set into the top. The watch opens with small hinge at the proper right.
Context
Owned by Thomas Chittenden
Acquisition
1931.1
Made/Created
circa 1790
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Chittenden, Thomas (1730-1797)
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pocket Watch
Name/Title
Pocket Watch
Entry/Object ID
1931.9.1a
Description
Gold pocket watch. The outside of the watch is engraved with a radial grid pattern with a shield in the center. The inside cover of the watch is engraved, "Presented to BRIG. GENERAL GEO. J. STANNARD by his Friend W.C.M. March 26th, 1864". The face has Roman numerals and an inset second counter over the 6. The interior back cover (over the works) is marked, "Vacheron & Contantin GENEVA Timekeeper".
Context
Owned by Brigadier General George J. Stannard during the last year of the Civil War
Acquisition
1931.9
Made/Created
Vacheron & Constantin
1864
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Stannard, George Jerrison (1820-1886)
Related Event
Civil War
Pocket Watch
Name/Title
Pocket Watch
Entry/Object ID
1946.13
Description
Gold pocket watch with open, glass-fronted face. The face is white with black Roman numerals for the hours and Arabic numerals for the minutes. The hands are stopped at 12:54.
Context
Owned by Charles Phelps in Marlboro, Vermont
Acquisition
1946.13
Made/Created
18th Century
Lexicon
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Phelps, Charles
Related Place
Town
Marlboro
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pocket Watch
Name/Title
Pocket Watch
Entry/Object ID
1960.131
Description
Silver pocket watch engraved with a band of chevrons and scallops diagonally across the center. There is an undecorated rectangle in the center of the band. The cover opens to reveal a white clock face with Roman numerals around the edge. A second, smaller face is at the bottom with Arabic numerals by tens (counting seconds). The inside cover is marked, "47". The interior is marked, "HLJ 2 UR. 18247/2399", on the inside back. The back of the face is marked, "T.F. COOPER / Hands 19 18247 / PATENT LEVER 15 JEWEL".
Context
Owned by Joshua Freeman Parker of Bakersfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.131
Made/Created
Artist
Cooper, Thomas Frederic (1789-1863)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Person or Organization
Parker, Joshua Freeman (1827-1906)
Place
Town
Bakersfield
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pocket Watch
Name/Title
Pocket Watch
Entry/Object ID
1996.49.20
Description
Pocket watch with a gold case. The watch face has Arabic numerals with a small, inset second counter at the center bottom. The case is engraved, "C. C. Fuller 96 1/2 Rutland Vt. Jan. 6, 1903, Aldernay Butter Color".
Context
Awarded to Clayton C. Fuller of Rutland, Vermont.
Acquisition
1996.49
Made/Created
1903
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold, Glass, Metal
Relationships
Fuller, Clayton Charles (1891-1925)
Related Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pocket Watch
Name/Title
Pocket Watch
Entry/Object ID
2013.46
Description
Silver pocket watch with glass-front face. The watch opens at both the front and the back, and the winder is on the top. The face is marked with black Roman numerals and has a small second timer at the center bottom. There are two hands attached to the center post, and a small second hand at the bottom. The face is marked, “A. G. STONE MONTPELIER, VT.”
Context
Sold by A. G. Stone in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2013.46
Made/Created
Dueber Watch Case Company, Hampden Watch Company
circa 1900
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Enamel, Metal
Relationships
Stone, Arthur G. (1850 - 1910)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pocket Watch
Name/Title
Pocket Watch
Entry/Object ID
1963.17.1a-d
Description
Brass pocket watch engraved with a floral-shell design. The revers is engraved with an illegible saying, the name “M. T. Tobias”, and the place, “LIVERPOOL”. The clock has metal works and a white, porcelain face printed with black Roman number also around the outer rim. A remnant of a hand is at the center. At the bottom of the watch face is a second timer with a small hand. There is a convex glass cover over the face.
Context
Given to Edward Ordway of Troy, Vermont, by his family when he enlisted in the Civil War.
Acquisition
1963.17
Made/Created
Artist
Tobias, Michael Isaac
circa 1860
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (closed)
Materials
Brass, Glass, Porcelain
Relationships
Person or Organization
Ordway, Edward J.
Place
Village
North Troy
Town
Troy
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Pocket Watch
Name/Title
Pocket Watch
Entry/Object ID
1994.2.1a-c
Description
Silver pocket watch with glass-front face. The watch opens at both the front and the back, and the winder is on the top. The face is marked with black Roman numerals and has a small second timer at the center bottom. There are two hands attached to the center post, and a small second hand at the bottom. The face is marked, “A. G. STONE MONTPELIER, VT.”

The watch has two loose, silver-colored keys as well as a gold watch chain with attached silver-colored St. Christopher's medal and silver-colored watch key.
Context
Sold by A. G. Stone in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1994.2
Made/Created
Hampden Watch Company, Dueber Watch Case Company
circa 1887
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (closed)
Materials
Silver, Metal
Relationships
Stone, Arthur G. (1850 - 1910)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Publication
Vermont clock and watchmakers, silversmiths, and jewelers, 1778-1878
Political Button
Name/Title
Political Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.9.19
Description
Round metal button that is green on the top half and brown on the bottom half with the white inscription, "THE GUARD BELONGS OUT OF HONDURAS".
Context
Made to protest the use of the National Guard in Honduras. Prior to the Vietnam War, the National Guard had been used domestically, but beginning in 1973, the federal government began integrating the Guard into their general defense strategy.
Acquisition
2013.9
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont National Guard
Related Place
Country
Honduras
Continent
Political Button
Name/Title
Political Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.9.21
Description
Round white button printed in blue with an image of a bomb broken in half around the shape of a dove with the green words, "nuclear moratorium".
Acquisition
2013.9
Made/Created
circa 1980
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Porringer
Name/Title
Porringer
Entry/Object ID
1955.11.46
Description
Pewter porringer with a pierced handle in a foliate design. Unmarked.
Acquisition
1955.11
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Pewter
Porringer
Name/Title
Porringer
Entry/Object ID
1955.11.47
Description
Pewter porringer with a flat, pierced handle. Unmarked.
Acquisition
1955.11
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Pewter
Porringer
Name/Title
Porringer
Entry/Object ID
1955.11.48
Description
Pewter porringer with a pierced handle in a flat foliate design.
Acquisition
1955.11
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Pewter
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
2003.32.1
Description
Small rectangular prize medal pendant molded with an image of a basketball player and the inscription, "NEI 1932". The words "BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT" are enameled across the bottom. The reverse is molded with the inscription, "HELD AT NEWPORT, R.I."
Context
Owned by John Angwin as a member of the Spaulding High School basketball team of 1932.
Acquisition
2003.32
Made/Created
1932
Lexicon
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Angwin, John, Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2003.15.11
Description
White, round metal button with an image of a tub or bucket in the center with the blue inscription, "GENUINE ELGIN TUBS ELGIN BUTTER TUB CO., ELGIN, ILL."
Acquisition
2003.15
Made/Created
circa 1900
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2021.33.1
Description
Round white button with the blue inscription, "HARTFORD ON THE FOURTH" ringing the edge and the red number "76" in the center.
Context
Made for the Bicentennial Celebrations of 1976 of Hartford, Vermont
Acquisition
2021.33
Made/Created
1976
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Hartford
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2008.48.13
Description
White metal button printed in black with the inscription, "I found "My Roots" at the VERMONT HISTORY EXPO". An image of a tree stretches horizontally across the center of the button with the words, "FAMILY TREE" carved vertically into the trunk.
Context
Given away as a promotion at the Vermont History Expo
​It has now be discontinued.

From https://vtdigger.org/2017/10/23/vermont-history-expo-discontinued/

"The Vermont History Expo, which drew thousands of attendees to the Tunbridge Fairgrounds every two years since its inception in 2000, has been discontinued.

The Vermont Historical Society, which oversaw the expo, polled members of the public, spoke with individual historical societies, examined its resources and goals, and looked at costs and attendance figures before coming to the conclusion that the event “was sort of reaching the end of its effectiveness,” said Amanda Gustin, public program manager for the Vermont Historical Society.

“We spent about nine months studying the event itself,” Gustin said. “We also looked across our lists and reached out to individual historical societies and called them for more substantive conversations.”

Among the factors the society considered were the expo’s goals, the outreach opportunities it provided and its ability to reach new audiences.

“Our eventual conclusion was that it just wasn’t working for its goals anymore,” Gustin said.

Attendance figures peaked at 8,000-10,000 around 2008, Gustin said, “but there was a steady decline in attendance” ever since. The last couple of expos, including the last one in 2016, drew about 4,000-6,000 attendees.
Acquisition
2008.48
Made/Created
Artist
Paige, H. Brooke
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2008.56.18
Description
Round white button with an image of a jumping trout in the center. The words, "GUNNER BROOK FISHING DERBY 75TH ANNIVERSARY" are printed around the edge and the dates "1928-2003" are printed beneath the fish. The back of the button is signed, "Best Wishes! Susan Winter" in sharpie. There is a hinged pin on the back.
Context
The Gunner Brook Fishing Derby for children is sponsored by the Barre Fish and Game Club. The club was founded in 1919.
Acquisition
2008.56
Made/Created
Winter, Susan
2003
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1945.36.1a
Description
Round metal button that is blue on the top half and pink on the bottom half. It is printed in white with the inscription, "CENTRAL VERMONT RAILWAY 100 years DEC. 15, 1945".
Context
Produced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Central Vermont Railway
Acquisition
1945.36
Made/Created
Label Union
1945
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Central Vermont Railway
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2006.61.19
Description
Round yellow button with an illustration of a clean-shaven man holding a razor and a woman touching his shoulder with the inscription, "SHAVING PERMIT BARRE HERITAGE FESTIVAL JULY 18-25 1970."
Context
Produced for Barre Ethnic Heritage Festival, Barre, Vermont, 1970
This could have been a button on sale as a fundraiser for men who chose to remain clean shaven rather than grow their beards for the celebration and compete as a "brother of the brush." In this period (1960s-70s) having beard-growing "brothers of the brush" contests was common for community anniversary celebrations. The idea was to look like men did at the founding. "Sisters of the swish" was for women and the swish referred to the swish of long skirts.
Acquisition
2006.61
Made/Created
1970
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Barre Ethnic Heritage Association, Inc.
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Barre Heritage Festival
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2006.61.20
Description
Round, pink-and-white button showing two men shaking hands. The man on the left has white hair and a full beard and is wearing a grey suit. The man on the right has black hair and a small chin beard and is wearing a red-and-white striped suit. The button reads, "BROTHER of the BRUSH / BARRE HERITAGE FESTIVAL JULY 18-25 1970."
Context
Produced to commemorate a group of men who grew beards during the Barre Ethnic Heritage Festival in 1970. In this period (1960s-70s) having beard-growing "brothers of the brush" contests was common for community anniversary celebrations. The idea was to look like men did at the founding. "Sisters of the swish" was for women and the swish referred to the swish of long skirts.
Acquisition
2006.61
Made/Created
1970
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Barre Ethnic Heritage Association, Inc.
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Barre Heritage Festival
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2006.61.21
Description
Round pink-and-white button with a line drawing of two naked children walking, one holding a towel and bath brush. The button reads, "JUNIOR GRADE / BROTHER OF THE BRUSH BARRE HERITAGE FESTIVAL JULY 18-25 1970".
Context
Produced to commemorate a group of young men who grew beards during the Barre Ethnic Heritage Festival in 1970. In this period (1960s-70s) having beard-growing "brothers of the brush" contests was common for community anniversary celebrations. The idea was to look like men did at the founding. "Sisters of the swish" was for women and the swish referred to the swish of long skirts.
Acquisition
2006.61
Made/Created
1970
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Barre Ethnic Heritage Association, Inc.
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Barre Heritage Festival
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1928.1.1h
Description
Round, white metal button printed with a United States flag with 13 stars and the number 76 in the blue field. The inscription, 'SESQUI-CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION / BATTLE OF BENNINGTON AUGUST 16, 1927 / OLDEST STARS AND STRIPES FLAG USED AT BATTLE OF BENNINGTON 1777" surround the flag. A green satin-woven silk ribbon hangs from the button. There is a piece of cardboard inserted into the back of the button beneath the pin with the makers mark.
Context
Produced for the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Battle of Bennington
Acquisition
1928.1
Made/Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1927
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Related Place
City
Bennington
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Battle of Bennington Sesquicentennial
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2012.58.2
Description
Round yellow button with red hand-drawn illustration of a hand holding several small flags, including a United States, Canadian, and Japanese flag. The handwritten inscription "JULY 1980 BARRE, VT. ETHNIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL" rings the edge. The back is stamped with the inscription, "Badge-a-Minit Lasalle. Ill. 61301".
Context
Made for the Barre Heritage Festival in 1980
Acquisition
2012.58
Made/Created
Badge-a-Minit
1980
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Barre Ethnic Heritage Association, Inc.
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Barre Heritage Festival
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2012.58.3
Description
Round red pin with an illustration of two fiddlers with bears and large hats and a larger fiddle above. The three are connected by a swirling musical staff. The white inscription, "HARDWICK, VT. FIDDLERS CONTEST/ALWAYS LAST SATURDAY OF JULY11987 6TH Annual" ring the edge.

Red pin with white lettering and logo advertising the 1987 6th annual Hardwick, Vt. Fiddlers Contest ("Always the last Saturday of July").
Acquisition
2012.58
Made/Created
1987
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Materials
Metal, Paper, Plastic
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Hardwick
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2016.29.11a
Description
Large round metal red button with the blue inscription, "July 26, 2003 SHS'68 35th Reunion".
Context
Made for the 35th reunion of Spaulding High School's class of 1968 in Barre, Vermont. The donor, Ruth Partridge Roy, was in the class of 1968 at Spaulding High School and 2003 would have been her 35th high school reunion.
Acquisition
2016.29
Made/Created
2003
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2020.8.6
Description
White, round metal button with the red inscription "DO THE SUGARBOOGIE SUGARBUSH VALLEY WARREN, VT."
Acquisition
2020.8
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Place
Town
Warren
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2012.58.19a-b
Description
Round black button with the inscription, "FIRST NIGHT 2012 MONTPELIER" over an illustration of a firework. It is accompanied by a rectangular piece of cardstock with an image of the button and spaces to fill out contact information for a raffle.
Context
The pin was used to prove admission to First Night Montpelier, 2012.
Acquisition
2012.58
Made/Created
2012
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Materials
Metal, Paper
Relationships
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
First Night - Montpelier
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2012.58.20
Description
Round purple button with a multicolored illustration of a crescent moon, confetti, three stars, and the inscription, "FIRST NIGHT Montpelier 2007".
Context
Used as proof of admission for First Night in Montpelier, 2007.
Acquisition
2012.58
Made/Created
2007
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
First Night - Montpelier
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2012.58.23
Description
Round white button with a purple illustration of a curving branch with a folk-art style bird on the end and the inscription, "Treasure Vermont". There is a cream colored ribbon folded and pinned to the pin.
Acquisition
2012.58
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Overall
Materials
Metal, Ribbon
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1995.29.2
Description
Promotional button printed in green with an image of a tree on a hill and the words, "REDISCOVER VERMONT / 200 / 1971-1991". There are two sap buckets attached to the tree,.
Context
Produced for the Northfield Labor Day Celebration in 1991.
Acquisition
1995.29
Made/Created
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1995.29.3
Description
Round promotional buttons printed in brown with an illustration of a magnifying glass with a United States flag within the glass and the words, "1492 DISCOVER AMERICA 1992".
Context
Produced for the Northfield Labor Day Celebration in 1992.
Acquisition
1995.29
Made/Created
1992
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Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1995.29.4
Description
Round promotional button printed in blue with an illustration of a train in front of a town. The train has a car holding 2 giraffes, and there is a large, striped circus ten in the center of the town's main street. There is the inscription, "COUNTRY / '93 / NORTHFIELD, VT. / CIRCUS".
Context
Produced for the Northfield Labor Day Celebration in 1993
Acquisition
1995.29
Made/Created
1993
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Overall
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1995.29.5
Description
Orange promotional button printed in black with an illustration showing a film strip with movie-making icons, a cup of popcorn, and a scene marker. The words "1994 Movie Madness / NORTHFIELD, VT." ring the edge.
Context
Produced for the Northfield Labor Day Celebration in 1994
Acquisition
1995.29
Made/Created
1994
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Overall
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1995.29.6
Description
Yellow promotional button printed in red with an illustration of a pumpkin carriage and the words, "FAIRY TALES / NORTHFIELD VERMONT 1995".
Context
Produced for the Northfield Labor Day Celebration in 1995
Acquisition
1995.29
Made/Created
1995
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.9.6
Description
Printed in red letters on white background: "Barre Ethnic Heritage Festival/ July 16 & 17, 1982" surrounding a drawing of styles of shoes from different cultures. Pin on back.
Context
Produced for the 1982 Barre Ethnic Heritage Festival in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2013.9
Made/Created
1982
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Barre Ethnic Heritage Association, Inc.
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Barre Heritage Festival
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.9.15
Description
Red button with a blue silhouette of a person in a jester hat with three points. The inscription, "Fool's Fest", is within a yellow rectangle, and the words "Montpelier, Vermont" are beneath it.
Context
Produced for Fool's Fest, a community celebration in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2013.9
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Metal
Relationships
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Fool's Fest
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.9.16
Description
Yellow button with a red silhouette of a person in a jester hat with three points. The inscription, "Fool's Fest", is within a rectangle, and the words "Montpelier, Vermont" are beneath it.
Context
Produced for Fool's Fest, a community celebration in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2013.9
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Fool's Fest
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.9.23
Description
White button with a red heart in center and the black inscription, "HUGS FROM/ BOLTON VALLEY". There is a stationery pin on back.
Context
Souvenir from Bolton Valley Resort
Acquisition
2013.9
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Bolton
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.9.24
Description
Rough white metal button printed in the center with a blue violin and around the edge with the red inscription, "CRAFTSBURY, VT. FIDDLERS' CONTEST".
Context
Souvenir of the Craftsbury Fiddlers' Contest, founded in 1966
Acquisition
2013.9
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Craftsbury
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1999.50.69a-c
Description
Round white button printed in blue with an image of a man standing in a boat with three seated figures, two dressed as Indigenous Americans and one in European clothing. The inscription, "1609 350th CHAMPLAIN 1959 ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL" rings the edge. The button is accompanied by two paper "ribbons". One is yellow and reads, "Fall Foliage Festival Danville Peacham Barnet Passumpsic Groton Ryegate". The other is orange and reads, ""Holiday in the Hills" Granby and Victory".
Context
From events organized by Flora Coutts during the 1950s in Vermont.
Acquisition
1999.50
Made/Created
Empress Specialty Company
1959
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper, Metal
Relationships
Coutts, Flora (1897-1983)
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Related Event
350th Champlain Anniversary Festival
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2017.25.4
Description
White circular button with a red printed image of a silhouette of a horse and rider encircled by the inscription, "VERMONT BICENTENNIAL HERITAGE JOURNEY". The dates 1791 and 1991 are on a banner stretching across the bottom portion of the image and are separated by an outline of the state of Vermont.
Context
The Vermont Bicentennial Heritage Journey was a non-profit, state sanctioned event during the Vermont Bicentennial celebrations in which teams of horses and wagons traveled from Pownal, Vermont, to Newport, Vermont, over the course of three weeks.
Acquisition
2017.25
Made/Created
1991
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
,
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2017.25.5
Description
White circular button with a green printed image of a silhouette of a horse and rider encircled by the inscription, "VERMONT BICENTENNIAL HERITAGE JOURNEY". The dates 1791 and 1991 are on a banner stretching across the bottom portion of the image and are separated by an outline of the state of Vermont.
Context
The Vermont Bicentennial Heritage Journey was a non-profit, state sanctioned event during the Vermont Bicentennial celebrations in which teams of horses and wagons traveled from Pownal, Vermont, to Newport, Vermont, over the course of three weeks.
Acquisition
2017.25
Made/Created
1991
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
,
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2020.14.1
Description
Round red metal button featuring an image of two young children an the inscription, "Billings Farm & Museum Children's Day 1987 Vermont Children's Aid Society" in yellow. The center of the pin shows a line drawing of two children: a short-haired toddler in a shirt and diaper being helped by a long-haired older child wearing a smocked, dotted dress. The line work is done in red while the fill is white.
Context
Produced by Billings Farm & Museum for their 1987 Children's Day event benefiting the Vermont Children's Aid Society.
Acquisition
2020.14
Made/Created
1987
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Billings Farm & Museum, Vermont Children's Aid Society
Place
Town
Woodstock
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1976.25.8
Description
Round metal button printed with an image of the Statue of Liberty from the shoulders up on a red ground within a blue border. The inscription, "GET BEHIND THE GOVERNMENT" rings the edge and the inscription, "LIBERTY LOAN OF 1917" is in the middle. The manufacturing information is printed onto a round piece of paper inserted into the back of the button.
Context
Liberty Loans were bonds sold to help with the war effort during World War I. There were two issues in 1917 and two in 1918. This button was owned by Margaret Emmons of Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
1976.25
Made/Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1917
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Emmons, Margaret (1894-1980)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
World War I
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2020.26.10
Description
Round metal button printed in green and gold with the word, "VERMONT".
Context
Owned by Sarah Dopp in Burlington, VT. For donation by Sarah Dopp.
Acquisition
2020.26
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Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2010.11.54
Description
Round white button with the purple inscription, "19 / BRATTLEBORO COLONELS / 74 / HOMECOMING", around the edge and an illustration of a football player catching a football with the word "WIN!" on it in the center.
Context
Produced for the homecoming celebrations at Brattleboro High School in Brattleboro, Vermont, 1974.
Acquisition
2010.11
Made/Created
1974
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Brattleboro High School
Related Place
Town
Brattleboro
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.52.14
Description
Round purple metal button printed with the inscription, "BARRE HERITAGE FESTIVAL" in white and, "THIS WEEK!" in yellow.
Context
Made to advertise the Barre Heritage Festival of 2013.
Acquisition
2013.52
Made/Created
2013
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Barre Ethnic Heritage Association, Inc.
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Barre Heritage Festival
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1961.32.3a
Description
Round metal button with a white illustration of the cracked liberty bell on a blue ground with the inscription, "THIRD LIBERTY LOAN". There is a red border around the edge of the button. The pin on the reverse has been removed.
Context
Liberty Loans were bonds sold to help with the war effort during World War I. There were four bond issues, two in 1917 and two in 1918. This button is from the third, which took place in April of 1918.
Acquisition
1961.32
Made/Created
1918
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Event
World War I
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1962.28
Description
Round button printed with a black-and-white photo of the Vermont Statehouse. A satin-woven ribbon hangs from the button and is printed in gold with the inscription, "OLD HOME WEEK AUGUST 12-17 1901".
Context
Old Home Week was a state-wide reunion inviting former residents to return to the "old home".
Acquisition
1962.28
Made/Created
1901
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Materials
Metal, Ribbon
Relationships
Related Place
Building
Vermont State House
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Old Home Day
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2011.70.21
Description
Round, lime green metal button printed with a naïve illustration of a a small park between two buildings and the inscription, "BARRE CELEBRATES VERMONT BICENTENNIAL 1791-1991". In tiny letters along the bottom of the image are the words, "Nathan Michell - A12 - Ward Five School".
Context
There may have been a student art competition to design a pin for the state's bicentennial celebration in 1991. No information was found about Nathan Michell, the student artist tagged on the pin. Ward Five School, located on Humbert Street, closed when the city consolidated its seven neighborhood elementary schools into one elementary and middle school in 1995.
Acquisition
2011.70
Made/Created
1991
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Overall
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2011.70.24
Description
Red button with black lettering and graphics that consist of three alarm clocks superimposed over a square spiral. "The Time Machine / Northfield, Vermont 1996"
Context
Produced for the annual Labor Day event held in Northfield, Vermont. New designs were produced each year.
Acquisition
2011.70
Made/Created
1996
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Milne, James F. (b. 1950)
Related Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2011.70.26
Description
Round white metal button printed with the pink inscription, "Celebrate Highgate '91".
Context
Made for the Vermont Bicentennial celebration
Acquisition
2011.70
Made/Created
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Highgate
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2007.6.2
Description
Round orange pin with the black inscription, "I LOVE VERMONT HISTORY!"
Context
Produced for The Vermont History Expo, 2006
Acquisition
2007.6
Made/Created
Artist
Paige, H. Brooke
2006
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Overall
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2010.36.1
Description
Round white button with an illustration of the Vermont State House in the center and the words, "VERMONT'S STATE HOUSE at MONTPELIER", around the edge.
Context
Given away as a promotion at the State House exhibit within the museum tent at the 2010 Vermont History Expo
Acquisition
2010.36
Made/Created
2010
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
,
Related Event
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1977.22
Description
Round white button with the blue inscription, "HARTLAND 76-77 VERMONT 1776 1976" around the edge, and a red line drawing of a building with the label "DAMON HALL". The Vermont Bicentennial logo is drawn at the bottom.
Context
Made for the American Bicentennial Celebration
Acquisition
1977.22
Made/Created
Artist
Rice, Jackie
Sullivan County Rehabilitation Center
1976-1977
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Hartland
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1981.24
Description
Round white button with green-printed image of a large evergreen tree within a mountain scene in the center. The inscription "CALAIS VERMONT 1781 AUGUST 15 1981" runs around the edge, and the inscription "KENTS CORNER . GOSPEL HOLLOW . NORTH CALAIS . EAST CALAIS . PEKIN . ADAMANT . MAPLE CORNER . KENTS CORNER" runs just inside the outer inscription.
Context
Produced for the 200th anniversary of the founding of Calais. The town celebrated with varied festivities such as a parade, village picnic, road race, costume ball and hootenannies during the summer of 1981, but concentrated the happenings during the weekend of Aug 14-17, 1981.
Acquisition
1981.24
Made/Created
1981
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1992.17.1
Description
Round metal button with a silhouette of a city skyline in front of mountains over a pink background. The word "Burlington" is over the silhouette, and the words, "VERMONT STATE BICENTENNIAL 1791 - 1991" ring the edge.
Acquisition
1992.17
Relationships
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1979.9.2
Description
Round blue button with black printed design of traditional European headwear with the inscription, "BARRE ETHNIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL JULY 1979".
Context
Produced by the second Barre Ethnic Heritage Festival, Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
1979.9
Made/Created
1979
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Barre Heritage Festival
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1991.70.2
Description
Round metal button printed with the Vermont Bicentennial Commission's logo. The logo consists of a folk art style illustration of a village amid hills, with a large white church building at the center and red barn and silo to the right. The dates "1791 * 1991" are printed to shape with the hillside, and the inscription, "VERMONT BICENTENNIAL" stretches across a blue bar on the bottom.
Context
Made to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Vermont's statehood.
Acquisition
1991.70
Made/Created
1991
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2022.61.1
Description
Round button with a black ground and the white inscription, "DRINK CITIZEN CIDER".
Context
Produced to advertise Citizen Cider in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2022.61
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Citizen Cider
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2010.36.3
Description
Round blue metal button printed in the center with a portrait of a man (Calvin Coolidge) and the words "President CALVIN COOLIDGE museum & Education Center" around the edge.
Context
Given away as a promotion within the museum tent at the 2010 Vermont History Expo
Acquisition
2010.36
Made/Created
2010
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Coolidge, Calvin (1872-1933)
Related Place
Town
Plymouth
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2010.36.5
Description
Round white metal button with an illustration of a salesman showing off a large weight scale to another man on a street corner. The words, "HOW SCALES VERMONT'S HONEST WEIGH!", ring the edge.
Context
Given away as a promotion by H. Brooke Paige at the Howe exhibit during the 2010 Vermont History Expo
Acquisition
2010.36
Made/Created
2010
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Howe Scale, Co.
,
Related Event
Vermont History Expo
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2010.36.7
Description
Round white metal button showing a caricature of a rotund man in a top hat standing on a large weight scale with the words, "HOWE SCALES VERMONT'S HONEST WEIGH!" around the edge.
Context
Given away as a promotion by H. Brooke Paige at the Howe exhibit during the 2010 Vermont History Expo
Acquisition
2010.36
Made/Created
2010
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Howe Scale, Co.
,
Related Event
Vermont History Expo
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1989.35.1
Description
A pale green pin with the black outline of the state in the middle and town seals for Montpelier and Barre with a string of people holdings hands. The pin says, "Hands Across Central Vt." and the date May 25, 1986.
Context
Produced for Vermont's Hands Across America partner event, Hands Across Central Vermont.
Acquisition
1989.35
Dimensions
Relationships
Related Event
Hands Across Central Vermont
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2015.47.18
Description
Round white metal button printed with the words, "ASKE ME! / Vermont History EXPO / History's County Fair" along with the Vermont Historical Society's logo.
Context
Made for the 2014 Vermont History Expo in Tunbridge, Vermont. It has now be discontinued.
Acquisition
2015.47
Made/Created
2014
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont Historical Society
Related Place
Town
Tunbridge
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2015.47.30
Description
Round green button with the black inscription, "My "GOOD BUDDY" is a REAL Vermont State Trooper!" The words "Vermont State" are written over an illustration of a brimmed hat.
Context
Made by Brooke Paige to hand out during the 2015 Vermont History Expo held in Tunbridge, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.47
Made/Created
Artist
Paige, H. Brooke
2015
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont State Police
Related Place
Town
Tunbridge
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2015.47.31
Description
Round white button printed with an illustration of a jumping horse with the inscription, "GOING FOR KENDALL'S SPAVIN CURE / THE ONLY POSITIVE REMEDY FOR MAN AND BEAST. DR. B. J. KENDALL & CO., Enosburgh Falls, Vt."
Context
Made by Brooke Paige to hand out during the 2015 Vermont History Expo held in Tunbridge, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.47
Made/Created
Artist
Paige, H. Brooke
2015
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dr. B. J. Kendall Company
Related Place
Village
Enosburg Falls
Town
Enosburg
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2015.47.32
Description
Round white button with the black inscription, "Dashing through the Snow at the Vermont History EXPO!" around an illustration of a sleigh.
Context
Made by Brooke Paige to hand out during the 2015 Vermont History Expo held in Tunbridge, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.47
Made/Created
Artist
Paige, H. Brooke
2015
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Tunbridge
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2015.47.33
Description
Round white button with the black inscription, "So Easy to Use the BUTTER ALMOST MAKES ITSELF / DAVIS SWING CHURN Vermont Farm Machine Co." around an image of a swing churn. The churn consists of an oval tank handing between two x-shaped supports.
Context
Made by Brooke Paige to hand out during the 2015 Vermont History Expo held in Tunbridge, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.47
Made/Created
Artist
Paige, H. Brooke
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont Farm Machinery Company (1871-1921)
Related Event
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2015.47.34
Description
Round white button printed with the black inscription, "UNCLE SAM SAYS U.S. is BEST! / u.S. Cream Separators from Vermont Farm Machine Co." surrounding an illustration of a man (Uncle Sam) standing beside a cream separator.
Context
Made by Brooke Paige to hand out during the 2015 Vermont History Expo held in Tunbridge, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.47
Made/Created
Artist
Paige, H. Brooke
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont Farm Machinery Company (1871-1921)
Related Event
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2015.47.36
Description
Round white button printed with the black inscription, "VERMONT / HISTORY DETECTIVES!" surrounding an image of magnifying glass with the state of Vermont in the viewfinder. The inscription, "#1 Mary Simpson" is written on the back in permanent marker.
Context
Made by Brooke Paige to hand out during the 2015 Vermont History Expo held in Tunbridge, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.47
Made/Created
Artist
Simpson, Mary
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Tunbridge
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1998.46.1
Description
Round white button with a yellow, blue, and pink child's illustration of a cow and the pink inscription, "Billings Farm & Museum / Spring Farm Festival 1990".
Context
Produced as a souvenir of the Spring Farm Festival at Billings Farm in Woodstock, Vermont, in 1990.
Acquisition
1998.46
Made/Created
1990
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Aluminum, Plastic
Relationships
Person or Organization
Billings Farm & Museum
Place
Town
Woodstock
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2000.51.1
Description
Round, green button with the orange inscription, "Vermont History Day" at the top, an image of a leaping catamount in the center, and the date "2000" at the bottom.
Context
Used by students for pin trading with other students at the national History Day contest in June, 2000, held at the University Of Maryland, College Park.

History of History Day from https://www.nhd.org/nhd-origins

On May 11, 1974, 127 students from middle and high schools in the greater Cleveland area gathered on the campus of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio, to compete in a contest called History Day. The idea was the brainchild of David Van Tassel, a professor of history at CWRU, “to counter the devaluation of history as a field of study.” Van Tassel had witnessed a generation of young people in the 1960s caught up in events during one of the most turbulent decades in American history, who felt that past events were irrelevant to their lives and wanted to help students recognize history's impact. He was especially disturbed by the rote style of learning used in most history classrooms and “wanted to do something to reinvigorate the teaching and learning of history.”
...The growth of the program during those early years was rapid. As history professors and public historians learned about the program, they too wanted to get involved. Recognizing how quickly things were moving, Van Tassel applied to the State of Ohio to incorporate a non-profit organization to run and expand History Day and hired Lois Scharf as its first director. In 1979, the theme was Migrations in History, and like the theme, History Day was moving across the country, almost on its own. Only one year later, in 1980, the first national contest was held with 19 states participating."
Acquisition
2000.51
Made/Created
2000
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Aluminum, Plastic
Relationships
Vermont Historical Society
Related Event
Vermont History Day
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1992.53.2
Description
Round metal button printed with a green triangle in the center. The triangle, representing a mountain, has a white tip with meandering ski trails down the front. The number "104.7" is printed in white at the base. Beneath the mountain is the number 2884 in black. In a black border around the edge is the inscription, "SKI WITH WNCS".
Context
Produced as part of a promotion by WNCS, a radio station at 104.7 FM, part of The Point radio network launched in 1977. As part of the promotions, participants paid a small fee for a set of half-price coupons for special days at a collection of ski resorts. The promotional subsequently became knowns as "Ski and Ride".
Acquisition
1992.53
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
WNCS
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2014.52.35
Description
Round white metal button printed with a line drawing of a church with the inscription, "BRAINTREE, VERMONT BICENTENNIAL" around the edge and the date "AUGUST 1, 1981" at the center beneath the image.
Context
Produced for the 200th anniversary of the founding of Braintree, Vermont. It is located in Orange County,
and was created by Vermont charter on August 1, 1781. Braintree includes the places Braintree Center, Braintree Hill, East Braintree, West Braintree, Peth and Snowsville.
Acquisition
2014.52
Made/Created
Badge-a-Minit
1981
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Braintree
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2014.55.11
Description
Square button printed with a simplistic, folk-art style image of a town in hills showing a church and a barn. The dates 1791 and 1991 are beneath the image, following the shape of the hills. The words, "VERMONT BICENTENNIAL" are printed within a blue rectangle across the bottom.
Context
Made to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Vermont becoming a state.
Acquisition
2014.55
Made/Created
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Cardboard, Metal
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1994.21.2
Description
Round white metal button with the inscription "911 FOR EVERYONE over a silhouette of the state of Vermont.
Context
This button predates the establishment of a 911 system in Vermont, so was likely produced to campaign for one.
Acquisition
1994.21
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Dimensions
Materials
Aluminum, Plastic
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2016.20.2
Description
Round white metal button printed in black with an illustration of the peaks of circus tents and the dome of the Vermont State House. Two pennants fly from the peaks of the tents saying "MONTPELIER BICENTENNIAL" and "MIDSUMMER". A personified sun is at the upper left corner.
Context
Made for the 1991 midsummer festival in Montpelier, Vermont.
About Montpelier's history from https://www.montpelier-vt.org/552/History-of-Montpelier

"The City of Montpelier was originally chartered in 1781 as a grant to settlers from Massachusetts. The first settlement was established along the North Branch in 1787, during the time Vermont was an independent republic. Original grantors envisioned the main portion of the town growing on high ground around Montpelier Center, but the availability of transportation routes and mill sites attracted early settlement along the riverbanks.
By the time statehood was achieved (1791) and the settlement was organized as a town, Montpelier had a population of 113. The early years of the community saw rapid growth with an influx of settlers who built saw and grist mills, roads, schools, churches and inns."
Acquisition
2016.20
Made/Created
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Onion River Arts Council
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2012.14
Description
Round white metal pin printed in the center with an image of a shield that is red on the top and blue on the bottom with the number 89. The words, "THE SWING IS TO" ring the edge.
Context
Owned by Franklin S. Billings, Jr., of Woodstock, Vermont. Billings was a lawyer who represented landowners during condemnation cases, to fight having their land seized to build I-89.
Acquisition
2012.14
Made/Created
circa 1965
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Billings, Franklin S., Jr.
Place
Town
Woodstock
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Promotional Pin
Name/Title
Promotional Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2d
Description
Small pin consisting of a plastic Canadian flag and a straight pin. The back of the pin is printed with the inscription, "THE 2 MACS CO. / The Busy Tailors / OTTAWA / BANK AND SPARK STS."
Acquisition
1960.81
Made/Created
Atkinson Bros.
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Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Related Place
City
Ottawa
Country
Canada
Continent
Promotional Pin
Name/Title
Promotional Pin
Entry/Object ID
2022.51.3
Description
Enameled post-backed pin showing a United States flag, a Canadian flag, and the initials ACT. The center of the A is a star, and the center of the C is a maple leaf. The front of the pin has a clear glaze that bubbles outward in the center.
Context
ACT (American Canadian Tour) is a racing series in New England and Canada.
Acquisition
2022.51
Made/Created
S. R. E. Industries
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Enamel
Relationships
Person or Organization
American Canadian Tour
Promotional Pin
Name/Title
Promotional Pin
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1v
Description
Pin or brooch consisting of a bar and beanpot-shaped medallion. The bar has the inscription, "DEPT. MASS. G.A.R." The medallion is in the shape of a jar or jug with beans overflowing from the top. The word "BEANS" is across it, and it hangs from the bar by two short chains.
Context
Owned by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made/Created
King & Eisele
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Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
,
Promotional Pin
Name/Title
Promotional Pin
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1y
Description
Stamped metal pin consisting of a pig and a pot of beans. The pot hands from the center of the pig by an eye ring and bears the inscription, "BOSTON 18 G.A.R. 90 BEANS
Context
Worn to the 1890 GAR National Encampment by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made/Created
King & Eisele
1890
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Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
,
Ring
Name/Title
Ring
Entry/Object ID
1940.8.3
Description
Narrow bronze ring engraved around the outside with a decorative arrow pattern.
Context
Worn by Mary L. Tillison of Swanton, Vermont
Acquisition
1940.8
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Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Person or Organization
Tillison, Mary L. (1835-1917)
Place
Town
Swanton
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ring
Name/Title
Ring
Entry/Object ID
2011.32.2
Description
Plain gold ring with a hinged compartment on the inside of the band. The compartment held dirt (now removed). The ring is domed and may be hollow throughout. The initials CH are engraved on the inside of the band.
Context
Worn as a mourning right by Kate Frances Twitchell Holland. The ring held dirt from the grave of her husband, Clark Holland, who was assassinated in Bossier Parish, Louisiana.
Acquisition
2011.32
Made/Created
circa 1875
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Holland, Clark (1850-1874), Holland, Kate Twitchell (1854 -1875)
,
Ring
Name/Title
Ring
Entry/Object ID
1960.24.29
Description
Bronze ring. The rectangular face is molded with an oval, likely intended as a frame for engraved initials. The face is flanked by molded S-swirls.
Context
Purchased by Elizabeth Ward in Illinois from her cousin and brother-in-law, J. W. Ward, who had worked as a jewelry merchant in Vermont prior to moving to Illinois.
Acquisition
1960.24
Made/Created
circa 1850
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Place
State/Province
Illinois
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ring
Name/Title
Ring
Entry/Object ID
1996.49.1
Description
Thick plain gold ring band.
Context
Made from gold said to have been recovered during the California gold rush and owned by a member of the Fuller family.
Acquisition
1996.49
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Place
State/Province
California
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ring
Name/Title
Ring
Entry/Object ID
1986.40.3
Description
Finger ring with a radiant-cut, clear-glass gem. The setting of the ring is backed under the gem with silver and pink foil.
Context
Owned by a member of the Lindsay family or Newport, Vermont
Acquisition
1986.40
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Materials
Metal, Glass
Relationships
Place
City
Newport
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ring
Name/Title
Ring
Entry/Object ID
1963.62.4
Description
Plain gold wedding band.
Context
According to family history, the gold used to make the ring was panned from a brook in Tyson, Vermont, near an abandoned gold mine around the same time as the California gold rush.
Acquisition
1963.62
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Place
Village
Tyson
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ring
Name/Title
Ring
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.148
Description
Pewter ring with flat top and vine scroll design.
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
Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Ring
Name/Title
Ring
Entry/Object ID
1940.8.1
Description
Gold-toned metal wire finger ring.
Context
Worn by Mary L. Tillison of Swanton, Vermont
Acquisition
1940.8
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Materials
Gold
Relationships
Person or Organization
Tillison, Mary L. (1835-1917)
Place
Town
Swanton
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ring
Name/Title
Ring
Entry/Object ID
1940.8.2
Description
Narrow gold ring.
Context
Worn by Mary L. Tillison of Swanton, Vermont
Acquisition
1940.8
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Materials
Gold
Relationships
Person or Organization
Tillison, Mary L. (1835-1917)
Place
Town
Swanton
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Room Tag
Name/Title
Room Tag
Entry/Object ID
1984.11.3
Description
Round metal tag with a large, round hole in the top center. It is stamped with the label, "PAVILION 9".
Context
Used to the label the key to room 9 at the Pavilion Hotel in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1984.11
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Place
Building
Pavilion
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Room Tag
Name/Title
Room Tag
Entry/Object ID
1984.11.4
Description
Round metal tag with a large, round hole in the top center. It is stamped with the label, "NEW CITY HOTEL 66".
Context
Used to the label the key to room 9 at the New City Hotel
Acquisition
1984.11
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Salt Spoon
Name/Title
Salt Spoon
Entry/Object ID
1922.1.9a-b
Description
Two small salt spoons engraved with the initials "ST". The back of the handles are stamped with the mark, "Jones, Lows & Ball." within a rectangle.
Acquisition
1922.1
Made/Created
Jones, Lows & Ball
1835-1841
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Scatter Pin
Name/Title
Scatter Pin
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1566
Description
Small enameled post-backed pin with the Vermont coat of arms. The coat of arms is enameled within a shield shape, and the whole is topped with a gold-toned metal eagle.
Acquisition
1958.1
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Enamel
Relationships
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Scissors
Name/Title
Scissors
Entry/Object ID
2003.61.1
Description
Sewing scissors decorated to resemble a stork. The blades form the stork's beak.
Context
Owned by Katherine Crawford Follansbee of Guildhall, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.61
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Follansbee, Katherine Crawford (1867-1953)
Place
Town
Guildhall
County
Essex County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Scissors
Name/Title
Scissors
Entry/Object ID
2003.61.2
Description
Sewing scissors with decoratively cast handles. The handles are plated with brass and cast with a decorative geometric pattern.
Context
Owned by Kate Crawford Follansbee of Guildhall, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.61
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Brass
Relationships
Person or Organization
Follansbee, Katherine Crawford (1867-1953)
Place
Town
Guildhall
County
Essex County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Sconce
Name/Title
Sconce
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.77
Description
Brass candle sconce with a round holder at the bottom and a curved, brass reflector at the back.
Acquisition
1960.1
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Sconce
Name/Title
Sconce
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.83a-b
Description
Wall sconces shaped like leaves. Each sconce attaches to the wall near the bottom, with a short leafy tail curving forward at the bottom, and a long leafy vine curling forward in an S-shape above. It terminates in a flower-shaped candleholder.
Acquisition
1960.1
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Dimensions
Overall (each)
Seal
Name/Title
Seal
Entry/Object ID
1929.3.2a-c
Description
Brass seal with ivory handle.
Acquisition
1929.3
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Dimensions
Materials
Ivory, Brass
Relationships
Person or Organization
Chase, Epaphrus "Bull" (1801-1867)
Shoe Buckles
Name/Title
Shoe Buckles
Entry/Object ID
1953.38.2a-b
Description
Large metal shoe buckles. The frames are rectangular with chamfered corners and molded diagonal stripes. The interior mechanism consists of a central hinge with a two-pronged rectangular piece on one side, and a lyre-shaped piece on the other side. There is a small, two-pronged buckle at the center of the lyre-shaped side.
Context
Worn by Septie Simmons of Williamstown, Vermont.
Acquisition
1953.38
Made/Created
circa 1810
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Simmons, Septa (1800-1871)
Place
Town
Williamstown
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
War of 1812
Shoe Buckles
Interpretative Labels
Shoe Buckles, circa 1770 Silver and glass Gift of Ada Penniman Howe Hooper These decorative shoe buckles were owned by Ethan Allen and donated to the Vermont Historical Society by his heirs.
Name/Title
Shoe Buckles
Entry/Object ID
1923.8.1a-c
Description
Two metal and glass shoe buckles with cardboard and leather case. The buckles are rimmed with glass jewels that are larger in the center and shorter around the corners and sides, creating an oval shape. The functional portion of the buckles have two fixed prongs, and a latch with two prongs. The oval box is rounded on one side to shape to the buckles, and the interior is lined with blue satin. The outside is lined with leather.
Context
Worn by Col. Ethan Allen
Acquisition
1923.8
Made/Created
18th Century
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Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Glass, Leather, Cardboard, Silk
Relationships
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789)
Related Event
American Revolutionary War
Sign
Interpretative Labels
Sign, 19th century St. Johnsbury, VT Tin, paint The Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) was a fraternal organization composed of veterans who served in Union forces during the American Civil War. This sign came with collections from the George Chamberlain Post No. 1 of St. Johnsbury, VT; founded in 1868 and named for Lieut. Col. George Chamberlain of the 11th Vermont Regiment who died of wounds he received in battle at Charlestown, Virginia, on August 21, 1864. The last recorded meeting of the Chamberlain Post was on June 8, 1940. The Assistant Adjutant General position was a departmental officer who held administrative duties for the post.
Name/Title
Sign
Entry/Object ID
1997.40.1
Description
Tin sign with gold painted inscription, "OFFICE ASS'T ADJ'T GEN'L, G.A.R." The three central words are bordered by flourishes. There are scribe marks visible around the last line of text.
Context
Used at the George Chamberlain Post No. 1 of the Grand Army of the Republic in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Acquisition
1997.40
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Person or Organization
Grand Army of the Republic
Place
Town
St. Johnsbury
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Sign
Name/Title
Sign
Entry/Object ID
2021.1.1
Description
Large steel sign with the molded inscription, "ROUSES POINT BRIDGE / FEDERAL EMERGENCY ADMINISTRATION OF PUBLIC WORCKS". The sign goes on to list key participants in the bridge's construction on the New York and Vermont sides, and ends with the date, 1937.
Context
The original Rouses Point Bridge spanned Lake Champlain, connecting Vermont and New York. It was funded as part of the WPA.
Acquisition
2021.1
Made/Created
1937
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Materials
Steel
Relationships
Works Progress Administration
Related Place
Lake
Lake Champlain
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Sign
Interpretative Labels
In contrast to today, gas prices in the 1930s and 40s could remain steady up to a year, making pricing signs fairly permanent. Vermont established its first tax on gasoline in 1923, reflected in the price on this sign from Perry's Service Station in Cabot, VT.
Name/Title
Sign
Entry/Object ID
2008.23.2
Description
Black-painted metal sign printed in white with "GASOLINE 15 / TAX --> 3 / TOTAL 18". The top edge of the sign is folded back and has holes for securing to a pole.
Context
From Perry's Service Station in Cabot, Vermont
Acquisition
2008.23
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
R. W. Perry's Service Station
Related Place
Town
Cabot
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Skirt Lifter
Name/Title
Skirt Lifter
Entry/Object ID
1954.24.3a-b
Description
Black-painted metal tension clasp with an applied hand. The clasp is shaped like a safety pin and culminates in two round loops. The far end is attached to a short length of chain that culminates in a bent metal bar.
Use
Used to hold up skirt trains.
Context
Owned by a member of the Dewey family in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.24
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Slag
Name/Title
Slag
Entry/Object ID
1955.4a-c
Description
Three uneven chunks of rock. Each rock has both smooth, shiny sides, and rough, matte sides.
Use
Slag is the stony waste matter that is separated from metals during the smelting or refining process.
Context
Said to be from Ethan Allen's blast furnace
Acquisition
1955.4
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Materials
Slag
Relationships
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789)
Slide Whistle
Interpretative Labels
Slide Whistle, 1916-1922 Ludwig & Ludwig (1909-1929) Chicago, Illinois Metal Given in memory of Rinaldo Calcagni, #2010.27 Barre granite workers held strikes in 1915, 1922, 1933, and 1938. Rinaldo Calcagni (1872-1947), a granite cutter originally from Lombardi, Italy, blew this whistle at French-Canadian strike breakers during the 1922 Barre Granite strike. As in prior and later strikes, state authorities were called in to forcibly end the labor action. Like many of his coworkers, Rinaldo Calcagni died of silicosis, a disease of the lungs caused by the inhalation of granite dust.
Name/Title
Slide Whistle
Entry/Object ID
2010.27
Description
Chrome plated brass slide whistle. A wire is inserted into the whistle and attached on the inside to a cork. The outer end of the wire is bent back on itself then turned up into a circle.
Context
"Bozo" slide whistle used by Rinaldo Calcagni during the 1922 granite strike. He blew it at strike breakers when they broke the line.
Acquisition
2010.27
Made/Created
Ludwig & Ludwig (1909-1929)
1916-1922
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Calcagni, Rinaldo (1872-1947)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Smoking Pipe
Name/Title
Smoking Pipe
Entry/Object ID
1962.4
Description
Iron smoking pipe. The pipe has a tapered bowl and long tapered stem.
Context
Found by Hammond Kinney while digging a well in Albany, Vermont, in 1850.
Acquisition
1962.4
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Iron
Relationships
Person or Organization
Kinney, Hammond
Place
Town
Albany
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Snuffbox
Name/Title
Snuffbox
Entry/Object ID
1904.3a-b
Description
Small oval snuff box engraved with the inscription, "Ethan Allen", in script. The box is made tin is greyed with age. The lid fits over the base and completely removes when opened.
Context
Used by Col. Ethan Allen while a prisoner in England
Acquisition
1904.3
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789)
Related Event
American Revolutionary War