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 or 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
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 or 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 or 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 or 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 or 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 or Created
Artist
Lee, Richard, Sr. (1747-1823)
1795-1815
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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 or 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 or Created
Artist
Lee, Richard, Sr. (1747-1823)
18th Century
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Materials
Pewter
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 or Created
19th Century
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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
LaFayette, Marquis de (1757-1834)
Related 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 or 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 or 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 or Created
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Related 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 or 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 or 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 or Created
Schuyler, Hartley & Graham
1887
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Brass
Relationships
McMahon, John (1841-1911)
Related 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 or 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 or 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
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 or 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, 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 or Created
Rogers, Smith and Co.
1863
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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
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
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Relationships
Foster, Ellen Louise
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
Related Event
Civil War
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 or Created
1891-1919
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pearl, Turquoise, Brass
Relationships
Maxham, Eva A. Boutilier (1881-1967)
Related 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
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 or Created
1863
Lexicon
Materials
Gold
Relationships
May, John Eleazar (1840-1863)
Related 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 or Created
Eckley, Nina Marion (1900-1989)
20th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
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 or Created
Artist
Graves, Samuel
1840
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Dimensions
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Marsh & Chase
Button
Name/Title
Button
Entry/Object ID
1946.27
Description
Pink glass button. The glass is faceted and has a rose tint.
Context
Worn by Harriett Morse Dustin during the burning of Royalton. According to family history, Dustin survived the attack by escaping into the woods and hiding behind a log.
Acquisition
1946.27
Made or Created
circa 1780
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Dimensions
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Dustin, Harriet Morse (1786-1871)
Related Place
Town
Royalton
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related 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 or 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
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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 or 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 or Created
Scovell Manufacturing Company
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Grand Army of the Republic
Related Event
Civil War
Buttons
Name/Title
Buttons
Entry/Object ID
1951.4.3
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 or Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Metal
Relationships
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 or 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 or 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
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
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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Dimensions
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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Dimensions
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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Dimensions
Materials
Metal
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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Dimensions
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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Dimensions
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
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
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
Lexicon
Dimensions
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 or 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
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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Dimensions
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
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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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
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 or Created
1976
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Salmon, Thomas Paul (b. 1932)
Related 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
Lexicon
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 or 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 or 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
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
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.

Small candlestick with finger handle. Hole worn in base near the handle.
Used by the Chaffee family.
Context
Used by the Chaffee family
Acquisition
1955.35
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
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 or 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 or 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
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 engrave, but been rubbed mostly smooth.
Context
Class ring of Richard Anthony Tomasi, Spaulding High School class of 1950, Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2006.37
Made or Created
1950
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Tomasi, Richard Anthony (1931-1958)
Related 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
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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 or Created
Reed & Barton
1835-1840
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter, Wood
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
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
American Red Cross
Comb
Name/Title
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
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Stratton, Lucy Maria Kenneson (1853-1911)
Related Place
Town
Chelsea
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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 or 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 or 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 or Created
1992
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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
Related Event
Spanish-American War
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 or 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 or 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
Related Event
Spanish-American War
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 or Created
circa 1900
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Related Event
Spanish-American War
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
Related Event
Spanish-American War
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 or 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
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
pewter or lead
Relationships
Related 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-c
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. The interior lid of the box is lined with a circle of green felt above the compass. The top hinges open and locks with an interior lock at the center front.
Context
Used by James Whitelaw of Ryegate, Vermont's second Surveyor General
Acquisition
1885.1
Made or Created
Artist
Gardner, John
1783
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Wood
Relationships
Whitelaw, James
Related 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 or 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 or 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
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
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Bill, Merinda Nelson (1813-1901)
Related 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
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold
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 or Created
1977
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
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
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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
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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 or Created
Artist
Wright, Walter H.
1948
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Tin, Paint
Relationships
Fletcher Farm School
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
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 or Created
Prescott, Josiah Everett (1846-1903)
19th Century
Lexicon
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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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 or 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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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 or Created
1767-1846
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Fillmore, Lavius, Jr. (1767-1846)
Related 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 or 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 or 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
Edson, Lucian A. (1843-1918)
Related Place
Town
Randolph
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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 or 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
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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 or Created
Grand Army of the Republic
1894
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Silk
Relationships
Grand Army of the Republic
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 or 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
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 Chain
Name/Title
Key Chain
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 or Created
1969
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway, Canadian National Railway
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 or Created
Jones, Lows & Ball
1835-1841
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Blake, Susan Torrey (1795-1884)
Related 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
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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 or Created
circa 1800
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Brown, Realtus (1854-1887)
Related Place
Town
Waterville
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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 or 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
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 or 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
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
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
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 or 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
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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 or 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 or 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
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 or Created
1959
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Teamsters of Barre
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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 or 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
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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 or Created
1983
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Barre Fish & Game Club, Inc.
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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 or 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
2013.27.2
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.
Context
The Gunner Brook Fishing Derby was a fishing competition for children sponsored by the Barre Fish and Game Club.
Acquisition
2013.27
Made or Created
Russell Badge Manufacturing Company
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
2013.27.3
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 or 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 or 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 or 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
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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 or Created
1963
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Barre Fish & Game Club, Inc.
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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 or 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 or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1896
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Junior Order United American Mechanics
Related Place
Town
Underhill
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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 or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
circa 1900
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Junior Order United American Mechanics
Related Place
Town
Underhill
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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 or 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 or Created
1849-1868
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont College of Fine Arts
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
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
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 or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1921
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Shriners International
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
2006.65.1
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 or 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 or 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
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 or 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 or 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 or 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 or 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 or Created
1896
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Materials
Metal, Fabric
Relationships
Vermont National Guard
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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 or 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 or 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
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 or 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
1958.1.940
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 or 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
Continent
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 or Created
1976
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Ginen, Rachel
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related 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
Continent
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 or 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
Continent
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
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
2013.29.2
Description
Triangular post-backed pin with the enameled initials "V.T.C." 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 Vermont Transit Company drivers. The Vermont Transit Company, or Vermont Transit Lines, was founded in 1927. It sold to Greyhound in 1975 and ceased operation in 2008. Duplicated in collection (2); suggest retaining 1.
Acquisition
2013.29
Made or Created
circa 1960-circa 1970
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Enamel, Metal
Relationships
Vermont Transit Company, Inc.
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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 or Created
circa 1960-circa 1970
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Enamel, Metal
Relationships
Burlington Rapid Transit
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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 or 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
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 or 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)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Spanish-American War
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
Related Event
Spanish-American War
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
Related Event
Spanish-American War
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
Related Event
Spanish-American War
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 or 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
Bill, Merinda Nelson (1813-1901)
Related 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
Related Event
Spanish-American War
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
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
1963.44.30
Description
Oval white pearl pin. Crisscross design; zig zag edge.
Acquisition
1963.44
Dimensions
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 or Created
1948
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Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Perras, Lillian Poulin (1930-2014), 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
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 or Created
1956
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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 or 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 or 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 or Created
J. E. Caldwell & Co.
1863
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Smith, William Farrar (1824-1903)
Related Place
City
Carlisle
State/Province
Pennsylvania
Country
United States of America
Continent
Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War
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 or Created
Artist
Eckley, Nina Marion (1900-1989)
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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 or 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 or Created
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
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 or 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 or Created
1800
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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 or Created
circa 1825
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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 or Created
Artist
Ellis, Samuel
1721-1765
18th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789)
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 or 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
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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 or 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
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 or 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 or Created
P. S. Bartlett
1863
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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 or 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
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 or Created
Vacheron & Constantin
1864
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Stannard, George Jerrison (1820-1886)
Related Event
Civil War
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 or Created
1903
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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
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
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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 or Created
circa 1980
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
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 or 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 or Created
1976
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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 or Created
Artist
Paige, H. Brooke
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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 or Created
Winter, Susan
2003
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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 or 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 or 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
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 or 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
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 or 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
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 or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1927
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Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Related Place
City
Bennington
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont 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
Made or Created
Badge-a-Minit
1980
Lexicon
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").
Made or Created
1987
Lexicon
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 or Created
2003
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Metal
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Spaulding High School
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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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Metal
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Town
Warren
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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 or Created
2012
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Metal, Paper
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Related Place
Town
East Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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 or Created
2007
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Metal
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City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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
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 or Created
1982
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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
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Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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
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Metal
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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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Metal
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Related Place
Town
Bolton
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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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Metal
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Related Place
Town
Craftsbury
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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 or Created
Empress Specialty Company
1959
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Overall
Materials
Paper, Metal
Relationships
Coutts, Flora (1897-1983)
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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 or Created
1991
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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 or 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 or Created
1987
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Billings Farm & Museum, Vermont Children's Aid Society
Related 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 or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1917
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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 or Created
1974
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Brattleboro High School
Related Place
Town
Brattleboro
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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 or Created
2013
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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
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 or Created
1918
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Event
World War I
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1961.32.4
Description
Round metal button printed with an image of the Statue of Liberty from the waist up on a blue ground within a red border. The inscription, "I OWN A LIBERTY BOND" 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.
Acquisition
1961.32
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Metal, Paper
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 or Created
1901
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Materials
Metal, Ribbon
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 or Created
1991
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Dimensions
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
2011.70.26
Description
Round white metal button printed with the pink inscription, "Celebrate Highgate '91".
Context
Made for the Vermont Bicentennial celebration

"Highgate was chartered on August 17, 1763 and named for the well-known London suburb of Highgate. A totally fanciful story about the town's name says there was once a toll road closed by a very high gate, and that people began saying they were "going to High Gate" when traveling to the area. Not even acceptable as folklore, for the area had no roads at all when Benning Wentworth named the town.

The town is on the border of Quebec, Canada and is a border town of Philipsburg, Quebec. The population at the 2010 US Census was 3,535. "
Source: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Highgate,_Franklin_County,_Vermont_Genealogy
Acquisition
2011.70
Made or 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 or Created
Artist
Paige, H. Brooke
2006
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2016.29.11b
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. Duplicated in collection (2); suggest retaining 1.
Acquisition
2016.29
Made or Created
2003
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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
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 or 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 or Created
Artist
Rice, Jackie
Sullivan County Rehabilitation Center
1976-1977
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Overall
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Metal
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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 or Created
1981
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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
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 or 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
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 or 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 or 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 or 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
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.

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
2015.47
Made or 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, VT. 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
2015.47
Made or 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, VT. ?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
2015.47
Made or 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, VT. ?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
2015.47
Made or Created
Artist
Paige, H. Brooke
2015
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Metal
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Town
Tunbridge
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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, VT. ?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
2015.47
Made or Created
Artist
Paige, H. Brooke
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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, VT. ?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
2015.47
Made or 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
2015.47.35
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. Duplicated in collection (2); suggest retaining 1.
?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
2015.47
Made or Created
Artist
Paige, H. Brooke
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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
2015.47.36
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, VT. ?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
2015.47
Made or Created
Artist
Simpson, Mary
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Materials
Metal
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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
2000.51.1-2
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 or Created
2000
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Overall
Materials
Aluminum, Plastic
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Related Event
Vermont History Day
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 or Created
Badge-a-Minit
1981
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Metal
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Related Place
Town
Braintree
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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.
The donor is Marcia Prindle Marble (1950-) of Morrisville, who with her husband, Roy, founded Marble Realty in Morrisville since August of 1976.
Acquisition
2014.55
Made or Created
1991
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Overall
Materials
Plastic, Cardboard, Metal
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
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 or 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.
Acquisition
2012.14
Made or Created
circa 1965
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Overall
Materials
Metal
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 or Created
Atkinson Bros.
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Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Related Place
City
Ottawa
Country
Canada
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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 or 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 or Created
King & Eisele
1890
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Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
,
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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Materials
Gold
Relationships
Related Place
Village
Tyson
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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
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 or Created
Jones, Lows & Ball
1835-1841
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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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Overall
Materials
Metal, Enamel
Relationships
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
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
Chase, Epaphrus "Bull" (1801-1867)
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 or Created
18th Century
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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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Materials
Tin
Relationships
Grand Army of the Republic
Related Place
Town
St. Johnsbury
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related 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 or 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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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
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 or Created
Ludwig & Ludwig (1909-1929)
1916-1922
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Calcagni, Rinaldo (1872-1947)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington 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
Souvenir Spoon
Name/Title
Souvenir Spoon
Entry/Object ID
2000.3.8
Description
Small decorative spoon. The bowl is engraved with the image of a neoclassical building with a domed cupola and a six-columned portico. The image is labeled, "STATE HOUSE MONTPELIER". The handle is ornately molded, and the end is enameled with the painted image of a clover flower and leaves.
Acquisition
2000.3
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Enamel
Relationships
Related Place
Building
Vermont State House
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Souvenir Spoon
Name/Title
Souvenir Spoon
Entry/Object ID
2005.55.1
Description
Souvenir spoon engraved with an illustration of a large, Victorian building in the bowl. The building is labeled, "HIGH SCHOOL WINDSOR, VT". The handle is decoratively molded into educational accessories such as scrolls, books, a globe, and an owl wearing a graduation cap.
Context
Souvenir of Windsor High School
Acquisition
2005.55
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Souvenir Spoon
Name/Title
Souvenir Spoon
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.35
Description
Souvenir spoon with the words, "Windsor VT" engraved within the bowl. The rim of the bowl is engraved with a curvy line.
Context
Souvenir of Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.1
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Souvenir Spoon
Name/Title
Souvenir Spoon
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.48
Description
Small silver spoon with a building engraved in the bowl. The building is large with a tall towers at the front and an arched entry. It is labeled "Spaulding Graded School Barre Vt." The handle is molded with a swirling pattern and an empty shield. The back of the handle is marked, "FRED KING", and "STERLING".
Acquisition
2014.60
Made or Created
circa 1900
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Spittoon
Name/Title
Spittoon
Entry/Object ID
2005.2.2
Description
Silver-plated spittoon. The spittoon has a round body and wide, flaring rim. The body is fluted and consists of two bowl shaped pieces connected around the center. There is a large dent in one side.
Use
Used as a receptacle to spit into.
Context
Used in the Washington County Courthouse in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2005.2
Made or Created
circa 1930
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Spittoon
Name/Title
Spittoon
Entry/Object ID
1960.59.1b
Description
Small metal spittoon with wide, flared rim. The circular body of the spittoon is short. The body and the rim attach in a narrow circle.
Context
Used in the Vermont State House
Acquisition
1960.59
Made or Created
Farberware
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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
Spoon
Name/Title
Spoon
Entry/Object ID
1999.16.58
Description
Coin silver soup spoon. The spoon has a coffin handle and small shoulders. The end of the handle is engraved with the initials AB. The back of the handle is stamped with the mark, "J. CORBETT".
Context
Attributed to Whitingham, Vermont
Acquisition
1999.16
Made or Created
Artist
Corbett, John (d. 1848)
Attribution
Attributed to
circa 1800
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Spoon
Name/Title
Spoon
Entry/Object ID
1945.2.1b
Description
Coin silver coffin-handled spoon engraved with the initials "EBB". The reverse is marked "EE. Bailey & Co."
Acquisition
1945.2
Made or Created
E. E. Bailey & Co.
1837-1839
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Spoon
Name/Title
Spoon
Entry/Object ID
1945.2.1a
Description
Coin silver coffin-handled spoon engraved with the initials "EBB". The reverse is marked "EE. Bailey & Co."
Acquisition
1945.2
Made or Created
E. E. Bailey & Co.
1837-1839
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Spoon
Name/Title
Spoon
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1456
Description
Small pewter spoon. The handle is scratched with the inscription, "S. A. Goddard". The tip of the handle is clipped off.
Context
Owned by Sara Rice Goddard in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.1
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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
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Spoon
Interpretative Labels
Spoon, 1815 to 1820 Zackeus Cole (1791-1882) Westminster, Vermont Silver Gift of Perley Farnum Richmond The donor of this spoon conveyed the following story: Shortly after the Battle of Bennington, Rhoda Alexander of Westminster went to pick sweet corn for dinner. She was surprised to find a wounded British officer lying in the field. He had fled from Bennington and ended up at her farm. Her family hid him for three months while nursing him back to health. This was a dangerous act, especially considering that Rhoda’s brother, Philip, was a Green Mountain Boy. The officer eventually made his way to Canada. To thank Rhoda, he gave her a pair of silver shoe buckles. Rhoda’s daughter, Annie Cole, inherited the buckles. Annie’s husband, Zackeus Cole, was a Westminster silversmith. He made the buckles into five spoons at the shop of Isaac Eaton who may have been his employer or partner. The spoons were given to the Cole’s children. This is one of those spoons.
Name/Title
Spoon
Entry/Object ID
1961.23
Description
Silver spoon with wide fiddleback handle. The handle is engraved, "AFC" on the front, and stamped with "Eaton" on the reverse.
Context
Reportedly made by Zackeus Cole (1791-1882), of Eaton & Cole, from silver that was reportedly from a pair of shoe buckles given to Rhoda Alexander Harlow (1747-1816) by a British soldier she nursed in secret during the Revolutionary War.
Acquisition
1961.23
Made or Created
Eaton & Cole
1815-1820
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Eaton, Isaiah (1757-1847)
Related Place
Town
Westminster
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Battle of Bennington, American Revolutionary War
Steam Engine
Interpretative Labels
Steam Engine, ca. 1793 Samuel Morey Fairlee, Vermont Tin, brass Gift of Amelia S. Morey Kibbey, 1900.2 Samuel Morey was an inventor from Fairlee, Vermont and Orford, New Hampshire. He first began experimenting with steam power in the 1780s, and his first patent, in 1793, was for a steam-powered spit (for cooking food). In the early 1790s, he began to develop a steam engine that he ultimately used to power a small boat that he drove up and down the Connecticut River. Legend has it that he snuck out to test his craft early on a Sunday morning, while the rest of the town was at church, so that he would be spared embarrassment in case of failure. Morey continued to develop his ideas for steam-powered boats, but he was slow to patent them, and in the early 19th century Robert Fulton and Robert Livingston joined together to create the first steamship line in America. They have typically received credit for creating workable steam engines, though Morey disputed their claims and argued that they stole his ideas. Morey continued to invent throughout his life, and in the 1820s he invented and attempted to sell an early internal combustion engine. He failed to attract buyers, but beginning in the 1890s, many automobile inventors credited his work as an inspiration. This model of Morey’s original steam engine comes from the Morey family, and is one of the longest-tenured objects in our collections.
Name/Title
Steam Engine
Entry/Object ID
1900.2
Description
Metal enclosed cylinder with two handles opposite each other, near top edge. Rotating piston is mounted to the top. See worksheet file for additional information.
Context
Invented by Samuel Morey of Fairlee, who used it to power a small boat, this was one of the earliest working piston steam engines in America.
Acquisition
1900.2
Made or Created
Artist
Morey, Samuel (1762-1843)
circa 1793
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin, Brass
Relationships
Morey, Samuel (1762-1843)
Related Place
Town
Bradford
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Stickpin
Name/Title
Stickpin
Entry/Object ID
1954.22.2ab
Description
Stick pin topped with a white pearl. The pearl is held in a 6-prong setting. Pictured with its original grosgrain-covered box and a photograph of William Tarbox Dewey wearing the pin.
Context
Made with a pearl found in the Winooski River near Montpelier, Vermont. Owned by William Tarbox Dewey.
Acquisition
1954.22
Made or Created
circa 1875
Lexicon
Materials
Pearl
Relationships
Dewey, William Tarbox (1852-1911)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Still Bank
Interpretative Labels
Still Bank, 1975-1985 Vermont Castings (1975-present) Randolph, Vermont Cast iron In memory of Joseph & Laura Algar and Raymond H. Adams, 2008.38.6 Duncan Syme was one of many innovators and tinkerers drawn to Vermont during the 1970s. A Yale-trained architect, he worked out of his wood shop in Warren, VT with the goal of building a better wood-burning stove. His quest fused back-to-the-land values of self-reliance with a new awareness of renewable and more efficient sources of energy. Heating with wood was a new concept to many who came to Vermont from more temperate climates, and the learning curve was steep. Syme began production on his prototype and called it the “Defiant.” The company that grew around that original model was named Vermont Castings, headquartered in Randolph. Its growth was extraordinary – in five years, it was listed as the fastest growing stove company in America by Inc. The Defiant wasn’t just more efficient and better-constructed: it was elegant, combining art and practicality in a way that typified the spirit of invention at communes across Vermont.
Name/Title
Still Bank
Entry/Object ID
2008.38.6
Description
Still bank in the form of a Vermont Castings, Inc., Defiant wood stove. Has four legs and has the outline of doors on the front and on the side panels. Imprinted at the top on each side panel: "DEFIANT" and on the back along the bottom: "VERMONT CASTINGS INC". All sides, the top, and the bottom are cast separately and are puzzled together and held in place by a long bolt inserted into the bottom and threaded into the top interior. The coin slit is inside the short chimney.
Context
Produced by Vermont Castings, Inc. in Randolph, VT.
Acquisition
2008.38
Made or Created
Vermont Castings, Inc.
1975-1985
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Iron
Relationships
Adams, Alice Elizabeth Alger (1921-2007)
Still Bank
Name/Title
Still Bank
Entry/Object ID
2020.32.1
Description
Steel oval shaped container with slots on the sides and ends for different coins -- Nickels, dimes, half dollars, quarters, pennies and paper currency. The top has a hole for a key (now missing). The top says, "the Peoples National Bank, Barre, Vermont." The bottom is marked, "The Wealthometer".
Use
Banks like these were distributed, often to children, to encourage them to deposit money into their bank accounts. The distributing banks retained the key, so the device had to be taken into the bank to empty the money.
Context
Given away promotionally by The Peoples National Bank in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2020.32
Made or Created
Automatic Recording Safe Company
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Still Bank
Name/Title
Still Bank
Entry/Object ID
2014.21.11
Description
Oval, silver-toned metal bank with slots on the sides for inserting coins, each labeled for the type of coin (i.e. DIMES, NICKELS). Beneath each slot is a vertical line of small viewing holes. Surrounding the viewing holes are etched hash lines with the dollar amount that corresponds with the stack of coins inside. There is a single slot on the back for inserting bills. The top of the bank is mounted with an oval plaque that reads, "MONTPELIER NATIONAL BANK MONTPELIER, VERMONT", around the edge. At the center is the logo for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation flanked by two smaller additional plaques that read, "No / 169".

The bottom is stamped with the mark, "NEW MODEL CLEARVUE BANK / EARL SERVICE FOR BANKS / MELROSE, MASS. U.S.A. / OWNERS OF CLEARVUE REGISTERING BANK ORIGINAL PATENT NO. 1703994 OTHER PATENTS PENDING". At the center is a lock with an opening for a two-pronged key.
Use
Banks like these were distributed, often to children, to encourage them to deposit money into their bank accounts. The distributing banks retained the key, so the device had to be taken into the bank to empty the money.
Context
Given away promotionally by the Montpelier National Bank in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.21
Made or Created
1929-1946
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Montpelier National Bank
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Still Bank
Name/Title
Still Bank
Entry/Object ID
2015.6.2
Description
Oval, silver-toned metal bank with a slot at the center top for inserting bills. There is a metal handle at the top that pulls up or lays down. The center front has a round red label printed in yellow with an image of a four-sided clock on a pole. The image is encircled by the inscription, "THE MONTPELIER NATIONAL BANK / "THE BANK WITH THE CLOCK" / OF MONTPELIER, VERMONT".

The bottom is stamped with the mark, "CHICAGO THREFT CO. CHICAGO PAT'D JUNE 12, 1923". There is a key hole at the right, and hole drilled into the left.
Use
Banks like these were distributed, often to children, to encourage them to deposit money into their bank accounts. The distributing banks retained the key, so the device had to be taken into the bank to empty the money.
Context
Given away promotionally by the Montpelier National Bank in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.6
Made or Created
Chicago Thrift Company
1923-1933
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Montpelier National Bank
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Stove
Interpretative Labels
Parlor Stove Manufactured by C. & E. L. Granger Company, Pittsford Cast iron, circa 1840 Gift of J. Brooks Buxton, Jericho Iron furnaces and foundries that manufactured stoves, tools, and all manner of hardware flourished in Vermont during the first half of the nineteenth century. In addition to Pittsford, large operations prospered in the Forestdale section of Brandon, the village of Tyson in Plymouth, and Poultney. Stylish stoves such as this one are the primary survivors from this era when whole villages grew up around the iron industry. The Granger family purchased the Furnaceville section of Pittsford in 1826 and ran the furnace and foundry there as a successful operation until the 1850s. The prosperous village on the western side of town was renamed Orangerville and also included a store, sawmill, grist mill, dairy plant, carpenter shop, machine shop, blacksmith shop and company housing. Simeon Granger and his sons Lyman, Chester, Edward, and Renselear used the iron mined from neighboring Chittenden to make stoves, kettles, and all other types of iron implements. The company changed its names a few time while owned by the family from Simeon Granger and Sons (1826-1835), C. and E. L. Granger (1836-1846), and Granger, Hodges & Company (1847-1852). By the 1850s the local supply of iron was depleted and costs for importing raw materials increased as did competition from the west. Though others tried to re-open the foundry and furnace in the 1860s and again later in the century, Grangerville was never the thriving village it once was.
Name/Title
Stove
Entry/Object ID
2012.7.2a-i
Description
Black cast-iron wood-burning parlor stove. The firebox is wide, but shallow, with doors at the front and right side. It sits on four paw-shaped feet. There is a shelf around the base of the firebox with a removable nameplate at the center front that reads, "C. & E. L. GRANGER PITTSFORD, Vt. No-3". The nameplate to reveal a shallow box that stretches under the grate of the firebox (grate now missing). There is an urn attached to the center top of the firebox with a removable lid. There are two small holes drilled through the lid. Two chimney on either end of the box form an arch that attaches to a central chimney pipe. The firebox, legs, arch, and urn are all decoratively case with raised acanthus leaves and neoclassical florets.
Context
Made by C. & E. L. Granger in Pittsford, Vermont
Acquisition
2012.7
Made or Created
C. & E. L. Granger
1835-1846
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Iron
Sugar Bowl
Name/Title
Sugar Bowl
Entry/Object ID
1972.58.1d
Description
Ornate silver sugar bowl with hinged lid and two handles. The bowl is extensively decorated with applied molded flowers at the base, handles, and rim. The body and lid are 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 or Created
Rogers & Bro.
1858
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Wilder, Jonas (1812-1906)
Sugar Bowl
Name/Title
Sugar Bowl
Entry/Object ID
1959.54.8
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 or 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
Sugar Tongs
Name/Title
Sugar Tongs
Entry/Object ID
1922.1.5
Description
Silver sugar tongs. The grips are oval, and the hand is engraved with the initials "SB".
Context
Owned by Susan Torrey Blake in East Corinth, Vermont
Acquisition
1922.1
Lexicon
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Blake, Susan Torrey (1795-1884)
Related Place
Village
East Corinth
Town
Corinth
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1949.5.2a-b
Description
Sword with straight blade and leather scabbard. The handles is wrapped in gold-toned wire, and the guard and pommel are unengraved. The scabbard has one stationary hook near the locket. The blade is stamped "US GWC 1864" and "Ames Co. Chicopee Mass."
Context
Owned by Maurice William Dewey of Montpelier, Vermont. Likely used by a family member during the Civil War.
Acquisition
1949.5
Made or Created
Ames Manufacturing Company
1864
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Dewey, Maurice William (1889-1944)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Civil War
Tablespoon
Name/Title
Tablespoon
Entry/Object ID
1922.1.8
Description
Large silver tablespoon with a coffin-shaped handle engraved with the initials, "SF".
Context
Owned by a member of the Freeman family in Plainfield, New Hampshire. Possibly made in Windsor, Vermont.
Acquisition
1922.1
Made or Created
circa 1840
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Related Place
City
Plainfield
State/Province
New Hampshire
Country
United States of America
Continent
Tea Service
Name/Title
Tea Service
Entry/Object ID
1972.58.1g
Description
Silver-plated oval tray. The tray has two small handles on the ends and is engraved in the center with rococo-style scrollwork and hunt scenes.
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 or Created
Manhattan Plate Company
1858
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Silverplate
Relationships
Wilder, Jonas (1812-1906)
Tea Strainer
Name/Title
Tea Strainer
Entry/Object ID
1959.54.12ab
Description
Silver-plated strainer consisting of a round cover, a pierced insert, and a bowl on a pedestal. The insert is pierced with the shape of an eight-pointed star. The edge of the bowl is decorated with a lacy pierced design, and the pedestal is fluted.
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 or 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
Teapot
Name/Title
Teapot
Entry/Object ID
1972.58.1a
Description
Ornate, silver teapot with hinged lid. The pot is extensively decorated with applied molded flowers at the base, handle, spout, and rim. The body and lid are 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 or Created
Rogers & Bro.
1858
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Wilder, Jonas (1812-1906)
Teapot
Name/Title
Teapot
Entry/Object ID
1959.54.5
Description
Ornate, silver-plated teapot with attached, hinged lid. The pot 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 or 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
Teapot
Name/Title
Teapot
Entry/Object ID
1972.58.1b
Description
Ornate, silver-plated teapot with hinged lid. The pot is extensively decorated with applied molded flowers at the base, handle, spout, and rim. The body and lid are 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 or Created
Rogers & Bro.
1858
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Wilder, Jonas (1812-1906)
Teapot
Name/Title
Teapot
Entry/Object ID
1972.58.1c
Description
Ornate, silver teapot with hinged lid. The pot is extensively decorated with applied molded flowers at the base, handle, spout, and rim. The body and lid are 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 or Created
Rogers & Bro.
1858
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Wilder, Jonas (1812-1906)
Teapot
Name/Title
Teapot
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1363ab
Description
Silver teapot with wooden handle. The pot is chased with flutes spanning from the base to the center, and the lid has similar flutes stemming from the central handle.
Acquisition
1958.1
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Teapot
Name/Title
Teapot
Entry/Object ID
1919.4.6
Description
Pewter teapot with ebony handle. The pot has an attached lid connected with a hinge
Context
Owned by a member of the Ormsbee family.
Acquisition
1919.4
Lexicon
Materials
Pewter
Teapot
Name/Title
Teapot
Entry/Object ID
1959.37.44
Description
Pewter teapot. The pot has a circular foot and narrow neck. The body has a compressed lower bulge, incurved neck, and flared collar. The dome lid has a central finial handle. The handle is ebony. The bottom of the pot is marked "Smith & Co. / 11".
Context
Owned by Rachel Dodge Rugg in Londonderry, Vermont
Acquisition
1959.37
Made or Created
Smith & Co.
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Rugg, Rachel Dodge (1814-1871)
Related Place
Town
Londonderry
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Teapot
Name/Title
Teapot
Entry/Object ID
1959.54.4
Description
Ornate, silver-plated teapot with attached, hinged lid. The pot 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 or 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
Teapot
Name/Title
Teapot
Entry/Object ID
1959.54.10
Description
Ornate, silver-plated teapot with attached, hinged lid. The pot 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 or 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
Teaspoon
Name/Title
Teaspoon
Entry/Object ID
1919.4.9a-f
Description
Six teaspoons engraved with the initials "BB". The back is stamped with the mark "TC" within a rectangle.
Acquisition
1919.4
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Silver
Teaspoon
Name/Title
Teaspoon
Entry/Object ID
1922.1.6a-b
Description
Two coin silver teaspoons engraved with the initials, "SB".
Context
Owned by Susan Torrey Blake in East Corinth, Vermont
Acquisition
1922.1
Made or Created
N. & T. Foster
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Blake, Susan Torrey (1795-1884)
Related Place
Village
East Corinth
Town
Corinth
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Teaspoon
Name/Title
Teaspoon
Entry/Object ID
1922.1.7a-b
Description
Two teaspoons with coffin-shaped handles engraved with the initials "BB".
Context
Owned by Bathsheba Day Blake in Chelsea, Vermont
Acquisition
1922.1
Made or Created
circa 1810
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Blake, Bathsheba Day (1754-1820)
Related Place
Town
Chelsea
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Teaspoon
Name/Title
Teaspoon
Entry/Object ID
1922.1.10
Description
Diminutive coin silver teaspoon with a pointed bowl.
Context
Made in Chelsea, Vermont. Owned by Almira Torrey Blake in Chelsea, Vermont
Acquisition
1922.1
Made or Created
1840
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Silver
Teaspoon
Name/Title
Teaspoon
Entry/Object ID
1940.16.2a
Description
Coin silver teaspoon. The handle is engraved with the initials, "AS". The back of the handle is stamped with the mark, "Joseph T. Rice".
Context
Owned by Asenath Slye, the first wife of Reuben Matteson of Shaftsbury, Vermont
Acquisition
1940.16
Made or Created
Artist
Rice, Joseph Taft (1787-1854)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Matteson, Asenath Slye (1798-1820)
Related Place
Town
Shaftsbury
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Teaspoon
Name/Title
Teaspoon
Entry/Object ID
1940.16.2b
Description
Coin silver teaspoon. The handle is engraved with the initials, "ES". The back of the handle is stamped with the mark, "N.Harding".
Context
Owned by Eunice Slye, the second wife of Reuben Matteson of Shaftsbury, Vermont
Acquisition
1940.16
Made or Created
Artist
Harding, Newell (1796-1862)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Matteson, Eunice Slye (1794-1866)
Related Place
Town
Shaftsbury
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Teaspoon
Name/Title
Teaspoon
Entry/Object ID
1919.4.10a-d
Description
Four teaspoons engraved with the initials, "SQ".
Context
Owned by a member of the Quimby family.
Acquisition
1919.4
Lexicon
Materials
Silver
Theodolite
Name/Title
Theodolite
Entry/Object ID
1890.1a-b
Description
Brass theodolite with oval wooden box. The theodolite consists of a brass circle whose cut-out center is separated into four quadrants by straight lines. The whole is engraved with measuring lines and label numbers. The center bars are engraved with "Eldad Lewi" and "Doolitle Lunr 46".
Context
Said to have been used by Judge Nathaniel Chipman (1752-1843) to survey Tinmouth, VT in 1762.
Acquisition
1890.1
Made or Created
Doolittle, Isaac, Jr. (1759 - 1821)
1780-1810
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (box)
Materials
Wood, Brass
Relationships
Chipman, Nathaniel (1752-1843)
Related Place
Town
Tinmouth
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Trade Sign
Interpretative Labels
Trade Sign, 1948 Bagley Metal, paint Harry R. Everett and Nelson C. Bowles founded Everett & Bowles Coal in 1927. Early on they made coal deliveries with a horse-drawn wagon. In 1930 they added ice deliveries in order to keep the business going over the summer months. Nelson's son Dick ran the company until he sold it in 1962.
Name/Title
Trade Sign
Entry/Object ID
1991.13.1
Description
Black metal sign with the white inscription, "EVERETT AND BOWLES. COAL TEL.135-2 BRADFORD, VT." The names and town are outlined in red, and the other words are outlined in green. There is a small maker's mark at the bottom that reads, "BAGLEY".
Context
Made for Everett and Bowles of Bradford, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.13
Made or Created
1948
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Everett & Bowles Coal Company
Related Place
Town
Bradford
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Trade Sign
Name/Title
Trade Sign
Entry/Object ID
2018.22.1
Description
Rectangular black metal sign with the words, "VERMONT MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE CO" across the top. The center has a large oval painted with an illustration of a brick building with a blue roof. Pedestrians, a car, and a horse-drawn buggy surround the building. The bottom left corner of the side has a round red seal with the Vermont state seal in it, and the bottom right corner has an oval seal with the words, "CAPITAL 6,285,000,000". The center bottom says, "MONTPELIER, VERMONT."
Context
Made to advertise the Vermont Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2018.22
Made or Created
1905-1915
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont Mutual Fire
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Trade Sign
Name/Title
Trade Sign
Entry/Object ID
2020.7.1
Description
White metal sign with the inscription "HOSIERY/&/CORSETS/J.H./McLOUD/CO./HARDWICK." In the center of the sign is an illustration of late-19-century-style corset and a woman's leg wearing a high-heeled pump, stocking, and ruffled bloomer. The sign is riddled with bullet holes.
Context
Used in Hardwick, VT to advertise the store of J. H. McLoud, Co.
Acquisition
2020.7
Made or Created
circa 1890
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin, Paint
Relationships
J. H. McLoud Co., McLoud, James Henry (1841-1918)
Related Place
Town
Hardwick
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Transportation Token
Name/Title
Transportation Token
Entry/Object ID
1935.3.1
Description
Round medal token stenciled on one side with the inscription, "Pass the Bearer at Cornish Bridge"
Context
Used to show the bearer had paid the toll for the Cornish bridge that spans the Connecticut River between Windsor, Vermont, and Cornish, New Hampshire. This token was owned by Lilian Millard Wardner of Windsor, Vermont.
Acquisition
1935.3
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Wardner, Lilian Millard (1876-1956)
,
Transportation Token
Name/Title
Transportation Token
Entry/Object ID
1935.3.6
Description
Round medal token stenciled on one side with the inscription, "Pass the Bearer at Cornish Bridge"
Context
Used to show the bearer had paid the toll for the Cornish bridge that spans the Connecticut River between Windsor, Vermont, and Cornish, New Hampshire. This token was owned by Lilian Millard Wardner of Windsor, Vermont.
Acquisition
1935.3
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Wardner, Lilian Millard (1876-1956)
,
Transportation Token
Name/Title
Transportation Token
Entry/Object ID
1935.3.3
Description
Round medal token. The words, "Pass the Bearer at Cornish Bridge", have completely worn away.
Context
Used to show the bearer had paid the toll for the Cornish bridge that spans the Connecticut River between Windsor, Vermont, and Cornish, New Hampshire. This token was owned by Lilian Millard Wardner of Windsor, Vermont.
Acquisition
1935.3
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Wardner, Lilian Millard (1876-1956)
,
Transportation Token
Name/Title
Transportation Token
Entry/Object ID
1935.3.4
Description
Round medal token stenciled on one side with the inscription, "Pass the Bearer at Cornish Bridge"
Context
Used to show the bearer had paid the toll for the Cornish bridge that spans the Connecticut River between Windsor, Vermont, and Cornish, New Hampshire. This token was owned by Lilian Millard Wardner of Windsor, Vermont.
Acquisition
1935.3
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Wardner, Lilian Millard (1876-1956)
,
Transportation Token
Name/Title
Transportation Token
Entry/Object ID
1935.3.5
Description
Round medal token stenciled on one side with the inscription, "Pass the Bearer at Cornish Bridge"
Context
Used to show the bearer had paid the toll for the Cornish bridge that spans the Connecticut River between Windsor, Vermont, and Cornish, New Hampshire. This token was owned by Lilian Millard Wardner of Windsor, Vermont.
Acquisition
1935.3
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Wardner, Lilian Millard (1876-1956)
,
Transportation Token
Name/Title
Transportation Token
Entry/Object ID
1935.3.2
Description
Round medal token stenciled on one side with the inscription, "Pass the Bearer at Cornish Bridge"
Context
Used to show the bearer had paid the toll for the Cornish bridge that spans the Connecticut River between Windsor, Vermont, and Cornish, New Hampshire. This token was owned by Lilian Millard Wardner of Windsor, Vermont.
Acquisition
1935.3
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Wardner, Lilian Millard (1876-1956)
,
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
1999.13
Description
An oval serving tray with applied copper wire handles. There is a small scalloped lip on the tray and throughout is a hammered design. On the bottom is a mark: "CC" with a "V" slightly below and superimposed to the CC. Below the CVC it reads: "Vermont/Hand Hammered/Copper/607" The piece has been lacquered and has a pretty high gloss.
copper
Context
Made by Vermont Copper Crafters in Townshend, Vermont
Acquisition
1999.13
Made or Created
Vermont Copper Crafters
1948-1951
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Materials
Copper, Paper
Relationships
Favreau, Marjorie (1894-1969)
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
2005.34
Description
Stamped metal tray painted gold and decorated with a raised image of a large building. The building has two side wings, two towers, and a central entrance art. There is a monument of a man on the left and a train car on the right. The image is labeled, "SPAULDING HIGH SCHOOL, BARRE, VT." The border is molded with irises. The back of the tray is stamped, "MADE IN JAPAN".
Acquisition
2005.34
Made or Created
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
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
2006.25.2
Description
Round black souvenir tray with gold lettering. The tray is printed with the outline of state of Vermont in the center with major towns and cities noted and the word "Vermont" printed above. Surrounding the map are illustrations of the Bennington Battle Monument, Scott Covered Bridge, Statue to the Green Mountain Boys, Mt. Mansfield State Forest, Pioneer Log Cabin - 1783, and the State Capitol - Montpelier.
Acquisition
2006.25
Made or Created
1950
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.34
Description
Black toleware tray with a hand-painted design of red flowers and berries and green leaves around the border of the center. The edges of the tray flare upward. Overall the tray is rectangular, but the corners are cut off, giving it eight sides. The bottom is scratched with the inscription, "Sarah Rice's" in two places.
Context
Made by Sarah Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
1957.1
Made or Created
Artist
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Paint
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.35
Description
Black toleware tray with detailed painting of a peach, grapes, and leaves in the center. The rim of the tray flares upward and forms eight straight sides. The back is scratched with the inscription, "Irene Rice Woodstock / Oct. 10, 1819 / May the love of God be with you, through this World and the next" in cursive.
Context
Made by Irene Rice in Woodstock, Vermont
Acquisition
1957.1
Made or Created
Rice, Irene (1793-1842)
1819
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
2012.4.1
Description
Black-painted metal tray stenciled with an image of a man playing a street organ near a fence while a small monkey rides a dog. The tray has a wavy border that is stenciled in shades of yellow with leaves and flowers.
Context
Made by Susie Cleveland in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
2012.4
Made or Created
Artist
Cleveland, Susie Boyce Ditty Fiske (1894-1982)
1940-1960
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
2012.4.2
Description
Black-painted metal tray stenciled in shades of yellow and orange with an image of a folk art style bird on a branch with flowers. The tray is rectangular with rounded corners, and the rim is stenciled with floral vines.
Context
Made by Susie Cleveland in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
2012.4
Made or Created
Artist
Cleveland, Susie Boyce Ditty Fiske (1894-1982)
1940-1960
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
2015.14.1
Description
Red-painted metal tray. The tray eight sides, each with a raised edge that is pierced with a heart and scroll designs. Two of the edges have handles cut out of them.
Acquisition
2015.14
Made or Created
Artist
Cartmell, Eleanor Gertrude Foote (1910-2007)
20th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
2015.14.2
Description
Rectangular yellow-painted metal tray. The center of the tray is hand-painted with flowers in a formal, symmetrical design. The flowers include pink roses, yellow roses, purple tulips, and blue petaled flowers. The rim of the tray is penciled with a design for an unpainted floral border.
Context
Made by Eleanor Foote Cartmell in Middlebury, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.14
Made or Created
Artist
Cartmell, Eleanor Gertrude Foote (1910-2007)
20th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
2015.14.3
Description
Black-painted metal tray with raised edges. The center of the tray is stenciled with a theorem design of a basket filled with fruit and leaves, including blue grapes, miniature melons, strawberries, apples, cherries, and oak leaves. The image is surrounded by tiny white flowers and leaves. The shoulder of the tray is edged with three lines of gold paint. The bottom of the tray is marked with the initials EFC scratched into a small circle of gilding.
Context
Made by Eleanor Foote Cartmell in Middlebury, VT
Acquisition
2015.14
Made or Created
Artist
Cartmell, Eleanor Gertrude Foote (1910-2007)
20th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
2015.14.4
Description
Rectangular, black-painted metal tray. The tray is painted with an Asiatic design of sprays of foliage. The leaves and stems are gilded, and the flowers are painted blue and red. The central spray is surrounded by four gilded butterflies.
Context
Made by Eleanor Foote Cartmell in Middlebury, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.14
Made or Created
Artist
Cartmell, Eleanor Gertrude Foote (1910-2007)
20th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
1959.54.1
Description
Round, silver-plated tray engraved at the center with the inscription, "Presented to SURG. C.B. PARK JR. by the Enlisted Men of the 16th Vt. Vols." The bottom of the dish is stamped, "ROGERS.SMITH & CO. NEW HAVEN CONN."
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 or Created
Rogers, Smith and Co.
1863
Lexicon
Dimensions
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
Trophy
Name/Title
Trophy
Entry/Object ID
2016.42.1
Description
Metal trophy consisting of a double-handled loving cup on a round wooden pedestal. One side of the cup is engraved with the inscription, "I.P.C. HIGH SINGLE 1934". The cup attaches to the base with a bolt accessible from the bottom of the base, which is hollowed out. surrounding the bolt hole is the maker's mark, "Bechard Trophies Trade Mark Made in U.S.A."
Context
The Italian Pleasure Club (IPC) was a cultural and social group for Italians that was in existence between 1908 and 1941 in Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
2016.42
Made or Created
Bechard Trophies
1934
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Italian Pleasure Club
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Trophy
Name/Title
Trophy
Entry/Object ID
1994.54.27
Description
Trophy in the shape of a two-handled cup (loving cup) with a long stem and flaring base. The bowl of the cup is engraved with the inscription, "BGC / LOWEST GROSS SCORE IN / WEEKLY TOURNAMENT / 1914 - GEORGE FRASER". The bottom of the base is labeled, "Made & Guarenteed by / WILCOX SILVER PLATE CO" and "474".
Context
Awarded to George Fraser by Brandon Golf Club in Brandon, Vermont.
Acquisition
1994.54
Made or Created
Wilcox Silverplate Co.
1914
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silverplate
Relationships
Brandon Golf Club
Related Place
Town
Brandon
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Trophy
Name/Title
Trophy
Entry/Object ID
2008.72a-b
Description
Silver-plated trophy in the shape of a tall, footed cup with two angular handles and a round lid. The trophy is engraved, "1929 Winooski Valley Girls Basketball League Won By Spaulding High School 1930". The other side is engraved, "Irene Cox Capt. / Irene McLeod Mgr. / Helen Davis / Helen Suitor / Mary Tassie / Lena Colombo / Anita Reynolds / Barbara Wishart / Amy E. Goodell, Coach". The inside of the trophy is lined with marbled green plastic.
Context
Awarded to the Spaulding High School girl's basketball team during the 1929-1930 school year
Acquisition
2008.72
Made or Created
Wallace Brothers Co.
1929-1930
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Dimensions
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Trophy
Name/Title
Trophy
Entry/Object ID
2001.11.2
Description
Plastic and metal trophy showing a man in a tuxedo with dancing with both arms upward and one leg held high. He is on a round base with a brass plaque that reads, "72nd Kake Walk 1969 University of Vermont Kake Walker" with the Greek letters phi, gamma, and delta.
Context
Awarded at the last Kake Walk held at the University of Vermont. The trophy was awarded to the fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta.
Acquisition
2001.11
Made or Created
1969
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
University of Vermont
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Kake Walk
Trophy
Name/Title
Trophy
Entry/Object ID
2018.12.1
Description
Brass trophy in the shape of a loving cup. The cup is narrow and tall with a round pedestal base. There is a handle on either side of the cup. The front is engraved with the inscription, "Vermont Stock Car Racing Champion 1951 Carl J. Trayah Central Vermont Raceway Northfield VT Fighting Trayah Brothers". The bottom of the base is marked, "Mfg. by Dodge Inc., Chicago 604".
Context
Presented to Carl J. Trayah for winning the 1951 Vermont Stock Car Racing Championship.
Acquisition
2018.12
Made or Created
Dodge, Inc.
1951
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Relationships
Trayah, Carl J.
Related Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Trophy
Name/Title
Trophy
Entry/Object ID
1998.39.15a-c
Description
Trophy consisting of a gold-toned metal cup on a wooden base. The cup is two-handled and stamped with the inscription, "Chicago Ill. CENTRAL CLASSICS, INC." The base has four tiers and a sticker that reads, "SYCAMORE TROPHY CO., INC, LACONIA, N.H. 03246 TEL. 503-524-2215". The plaque on the base reads, "9th ANNUAL OLD-TIME FIDDLERS CONTEST CRAFTSBURY COMMON VT. OLDEST FIDDLER JULY 24, 1971".
Context
Awarded to Forrest "Strad" Gray of East Calais, VT, for being the older competitor in the Old-Time Fiddler Contest in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, 1971.
Acquisition
1998.39
Made or Created
1971
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Gray, Forrest (1884-1987)
,
Trophy
Name/Title
Trophy
Entry/Object ID
1964.42.2
Description
Silver-plated, double-handled trophy cup on a round, black wooden base. The cup is engraved with the inscription, "Carswell Cup Winners of Annual Ball Game Spanish-American War Veterans."
Context
Awarded to the winning team during the annual baseball game between teams consisting solely of Spanish-American War veterans.
Acquisition
1964.42
Made or Created
1898
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Wood
Relationships
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Spanish-American War
Tweezers
Name/Title
Tweezers
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.2
Description
Metal tweezers with sharp, pointed ends. The tweezers are from from two sheets of steel welded together. The sides are decorated with grooves and concave indentations.
Context
Owned by True Blake Walter, a musician in Co. E, 15th Vermont, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
1982.37
Made or Created
circa 1860
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel
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
Typewriter
Interpretative Labels
Permutation Typograph, ca. 1857 Benjamin Livermore Harland, VT Brass, steel Transfer from Hartland Historical Society, 1982.6.1 Benjamin Livermore’s “Permutation Typograph” is a kind of early typewriter. He was far from the first to develop a machine for writing; many others had been experimenting with and tweaking mechanical devices for typing for decades before him. Livermore, who lived in Hartland, patented his device and advertised it via pamphlets and public demonstrations. It’s not clear how widely it was produced. His innovation was in slimming down the device into something he could – and did – operate out of his own pocket. The six keys on the device could be used singly or in combination to select a letter or symbol, and could then type out notes in a kind of shorthand. The case held both type keys and a scroll of paper. A family member recalled that he used the device personally: “He would print with it in the dark. He usually carried it in his pocket and could print it there, placing his hand in such a position that his fingers rested on the keys. After taking down the conversation of those he met, he placed it under his pillow at night to catch any stray thoughts, as he termed it.” Livermore’s device, while not necessarily crucial in the larger story of printing, is a fascinating and highly personal story within that history. Livermore was a prolific inventor who also patented a machine for forming cement pipes and a boot crimper.
Name/Title
Typewriter
Entry/Object ID
1982.6.1
Description
Early typograph, or typewriter. Small rectangular metal box with six convex keys at one end in two rows, three to a row. The other end of the box is curved. The lid of the box opens to reveal an internal printing mechanism, with a roller for paper, printing keys, and levers. The device is broken and many of the internal components are loose; it’s not clear precisely how they would have fit together.
Context
Made and used by Benjamin Livermore of Hartland, VT.
Acquisition
1982.6
Made or Created
Artist
Livermore, Benjamin
circa 1857
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Steel
Vase
Name/Title
Vase
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.133
Description
Artillery shell turned into a vase with green background painted on and oak leaves. On the bottom the shell says August 1917 and that the shell is 87 percent copper.
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
Copper, Metal
Vase
Name/Title
Vase
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.159
Description
Vase made from a World War I artillery shell. It has a pounded design of oak leaves and is partly painted green. On the bottom there is a date -- Sept. 1917. On the outside the word "souvenir" is etched onto a shield.
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
Waste Bowl
Name/Title
Waste Bowl
Entry/Object ID
1972.58.1f
Description
Ornate silver waste bowl. The bowl is extensively decorated with applied molded flowers at the base 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 or Created
Rogers & Bro.
1858
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Wilder, Jonas (1812-1906)
Waste Bowl
Name/Title
Waste Bowl
Entry/Object ID
1959.54.11
Description
Round silver-plated waste bowl on pedestal. The rims of both the bowl and pedestal are beaded. 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 or 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
Wine Coaster
Name/Title
Wine Coaster
Entry/Object ID
1966.15.24
Description
Silver wine bottle coast with a design of red and pink carnations in the center. The outer edge has a short border of pierced silver.
Context
Used in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1966.15
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Glass
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent

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