Objects - Costumes and Accessories

The costume collection ranges from 18th-century undergarments to modern face masks. It includes clothing at the height of fashion, and work clothes mended and patched until almost nothing remained.

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Apron
Name/Title
Apron
Entry/Object ID
1960.38
Description
Silk Masonic apron decorated with watercolor and ink. The apron has a semi-circular flap at the top featuring the symbol of the all-seeing eye. The main body of the apron is painted with a design of two golden pillars topped with globes flanking a checkered floor, a compass and square, sword piercing a book, sword piercing a hear, ladder to space, shining sun, a book on stilts, an ark, a beehive, a sand timer with wings, and a burning urn.
Context
Owned by Albert Hager of Reading Vermont, state geologist.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.38
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1830
Lexicon
Apron,Protective Wear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Hager, Albert David (1817-1888), Freemasons
Reading
Apron
Name/Title
Apron
Entry/Object ID
1957.4.22
Description
Masonic apron consisting of white interior ground bearing several symbolic Masonic images. The symbols include the all seeing eye, a sun, a moon, the ark, a five-pointed star, a comet, a bush, a scale, the altar of knowledge, an anchor, a coffin, an hourglass, a heart, and various masonry tools. The apron is edged in blue, and the top flap is edged in black.
Context
Owned by Lewis Robinson of Reading, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.4
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Apron
Male
Fabric
Taffeta
Material
Silk
Color
White
Lexicon
Apron,Protective Wear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Robinson, Lewis (1793-1871), Freemasons
Reading
Belt
Name/Title
Belt
Entry/Object ID
1948.10
Description
Loom-woven bead chain in blue and gold with the inscription, "Home of all places has the sweetest charmes. Hannah B. Davis, Montpelier, Feb. 24, 1835." There is a double heart after "Davis".
Context
Made by Hannah Davis of East Montpelier, VT, 1835.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1948.10
Source or Donor
Swift, Caroline
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Wells, Hannah B. Davis (1814-1895)
1835
East Montpelier
Lexicon
Belt,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Glass, Cotton
Buttons
Name/Title
Buttons
Entry/Object ID
1931.1.1a-j
Description
10 post-backed buttons bearing the initials, "T C".
Context
These buttons belonged to Thomas Chittenden.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1931.1
Source or Donor
Chittenden, Thomas G.
Acquisition Method
Loan
Lexicon
Button,Fastener, Textile,Notion,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Chittenden, Thomas (1730-1797)
Buttons
Name/Title
Buttons
Entry/Object ID
1948.11.3a-f
Description
Lot of buttons and small objects, including: seven ebony buttons inlaid with silver stars; two ebony cufflinks; two shield-shaped lapel buttons; two wooden dome-shaped buttons, miniature metal lantern, three metal military buttons, three wooden lapel buttons, a 5-cent paper grocery chit, and a paper omnibus chit.
Context
Owned by John H. Hurley of Northfield, Vermont. Family history claims Hurley made at least some of the buttons.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1948.11
Source or Donor
Hurley, Minnie H. 2
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Hurley, John Henry (1836-1909)
19th Century
Lexicon
Button,Fastener, Textile,Notion,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Relationships
Hurley, John Henry (1836-1909)
Northfield
Civil War
Cane
Name/Title
Cane
Entry/Object ID
1885.3
Description
Oak cane with a curved handle. The bottom end of the can is fitted with a metal tip. There is an embossed metal band encircling where the handle meets the stick.
Context
Made from the keel of "The Congress" flag ship of Benedict Arnold, in his last naval battle with the British on Lake Champlain, Oct. 13, 1776.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1885.3
Source or Donor
Senter, O.S.
Made or Created
1776
Lexicon
Cane,Stick, Walking,Personal Assistive Objects,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Oak
Relationships
Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)
Lake Champlain
American Revolutionary War
Carpetbag
Name/Title
Carpetbag
Entry/Object ID
1951.23
Description
Large bag of cut-pile wool-tufted canvas with a large-format floral pattern. The bag opens at the top with an interior wooden frame that hinges on either side and latches close in the center. Over the latch on the front of the bag is a metal escutcheon with a keyhole. Two short leather handles are at the center of the opening. A metal key is tied to one of the handles. The interior of the bag is lined with glazed, plain-woven white cotton. The inscription, "CC Upham" is painted on the base.
Context
Used by Charles C. Upham of Montpelier, VT, Paymaster of the US Navy during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1951.23
Source or Donor
Goodwin, Mrs. Wallace
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Carpetbag,Bag, Carrying,Personal Carrying & Storage Gear,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Wool, Cotton, Leather, Metal, Wood
Wool is most of the exterior surface area.
Relationships
US Navy, Upham, Charles C. (1819-1868)
Montpelier
Civil War
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2020.5.3
Description
Black velvet dress with large, white satin collar. The dress features a wide, surplice neckline decorated with a large, shawl-like collar. The collar follows the entire surplice, and falls almost to the elbows at the sides.

The bodice features a bias cut that is gathered at the proper left hip, where it is accentuated by a self-fabric bow held with a crystal pin.
Context
Worn by Governor Madeleine Kunin, the first female governor of Vermont,to her third Inaugural Ball
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.5
Source or Donor
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
2
Velvet, Satin
Made or Created
1989
Relationships
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933)
Montpelier, Vermont State House
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
1977.45.1
Description
Blue-and-white striped nurses uniform. The dress consists of a simple skirt with two wide tucks along the bottom gather to the waist of a puff-sleeved bodice. The bodice has is lined in white cotton, which is attached to the back of the dress, but separate from the front, allowing the front of the bodice to sit loose. The bodice and lining close separately. The attached sleeves are short puffed sleeves, and the long sleeves attach to the short with buttons. The buttons are on the short sleeves, with detachable sleeves having only buttonholes. The name "L Chapman Tatro" is written on the inner back lining.
Context
Leah Chapman Tatro was a nurse at the Vermont State Hospital from 1912-1920.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1977.45
Source or Donor
Tatro, Edward E.
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
xs
Fabric
Plain Weave
Material
Cotton
Color
Blue
Made or Created
1915
Lexicon
Uniform,Dress,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Tatro, Leah Elizabeth Chapman (1888-1977)
Waterbury, Montpelier
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2020.5.2
Description
Dark blue dress consisting of a nylon velvet bodice and blue-black shot polyester taffeta skirt. The bodice is decorated with a large bow at the center front in the same taffeta. The long sleeves sit slightly off the shoulder, and the fullness of the upper arm is gathered around elastic to create a "puffed" effect. The narrow cuffs are held with a single blue button each.
Context
Worn by Governor Madeleine Kunin, the first female governor of Vermont, to her second Inaugural Ball
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.5
Source or Donor
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
2
Velvet, Taffeta
Made or Created
1987
Relationships
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933)
Montpelier, Vermont State House
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2020.31.1
Description
Black dress with red at hem and neckline. Both the false chemise and hem are decorated with gold brocaded details in a pattern of repeating circles. A belt is attached at the hip with a large, red beaded medallion at the center front. The belt is studded all the way around with black, square studs. The dress has a surplice bodice front, and the inner red lining is held onto the bodice by straps and ends at the waistline. The shoulders and the fitted waistline are gathered The seams are machine-stitched with a running stitch and the edges are whip-stitched. The bottom is the selvedge and the neckline has a rolled hem. There's an old collections tag that says "Proctor 75757."
Context
Worn by Mary Hedrick Procter (1878-1960), wife of Governor Redfield Proctor, in Proctor, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.31
Source or Donor
Augusta Auctions
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Made or Created
1926-1929
Lexicon
Dress, Cocktail,Dress,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Proctor, Mary Sherwood Hedrick (1879-1960)
Proctor, Vermont State House
Dress
Name/Title
Dress
Entry/Object ID
2020.5.1a-c
Description
Burgundy velvet dress with overskirt and shawl. The dress features a slightly dropped waist and puffed upper sleeves, reminiscent of mutton-chop sleeves. The bodice is decorated with two applique vines in pink chiffon, accentuated with clear crystals. The cuffs of the long sleeves are decorated with the same pink chiffon held in a pleated ruffle.

The over skirt is made in a narrow A-line cut and features a wide waistband decorated in an appliqued, curly line with a stylized daisy at the center. The hem of the skirt is split in the center front, allowing the skirt of the dress to show.

The shawl consists of a long rectangle of the same burgundy velvet as the dress and skirt, lined with the same pink chiffon used to decorate the bodice.
Context
Worn by Governor Madeleine Kunin, the first female governor of Vermont, to her first Inaugural Ball
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.5
Source or Donor
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Dress
Female
2
Fabric
Velvet
Material
Polyester
Made or Created
1985
Relationships
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933)
Montpelier, Vermont State House
Fan
Interpretative Labels
Fan, 1858 Niagara Falls, New York Feathers, birch, porcupine quill This unusual artifact, at least to present day observers, seems barbaric. When it was made in the 1850s it was a souvenir. What we know about it is written in pencil on the lid of its custom-made box. The inscription reads, "bought at Niagara Falls 1858 by Mrs. Wm. Billings. Made by the Indians. Presented to Blanch C. Fisher, Randolph, Vt. by Mrs. Wm Billings Jan 22 1910 as a birthday present". Who were Mrs. William Billings and Blanch Fisher? At present we don't know. The quillwork and birch bark handle is of a type made by the indigenous peoples of the Northeastern part of North America (In particular New York or Canada). Pieces like this, as well as boxes and baskets, would have been sold at Niagara Falls, a popular tourist attraction even in the 1850s.
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1958.2a-c
Description
Round feather fan with a taxidermy Oriole in the center. The fan is ringed in pink feathers with white feathers in the center. A full bird sits in the center with black and yellow feathers, its wings outstretched. The stick handle is covered in leather embroidered with either feather tines or porcupine quills. The fan has a custom-shaped birchwood box.
Context
Purchased as a souvenir of Niagara Falls by Mrs. Wm. Billings.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.2
Made or Created
1858
Lexicon
Fan, Hand,Personal Assistive Objects,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Birch, Porcupine Quill
Relationships
Randolph
Haori
Name/Title
Haori
Entry/Object ID
2012.38.3
Description
Black and beige patterned men's haori kimono. The outer is a grey silk with a subtle woven pattern. The lining is constructed of strips of pattern-woven silks in greens and blues. The garment is T shaped, with the arms extending to match the length of the body. It opens down the center front, and the opening is bound in a strip of self fabric. There is a very wide hem, extending to approximately the wearer's waist.
Context
Owned by Drs. David and Michiko Fukuda in Barre, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.38
Source or Donor
Blackburn, Mariko Fukuda (b. 1948)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Haori
Male
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1967
Lexicon
Kimono,Jacket,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Fukuda, David Minoru (1921-2006), Fukuda, Michiko Nakamura (1922-1993)
Barre City
Hard Hat
Name/Title
Hard Hat
Entry/Object ID
1998.17
Description
White hard hat. The hat is made of molded plastic, with strapping lines running front to back, and a narrow brim. A green "label maker" sticker runs across the front brim that reads, "GOVERNOR DEANE C. DAVIS". Above that sticker was a sticker for Green Up Day, now missing. The hat is signed all over in grease pencil.
Context
Worn by Gov. Deane Davis at the first Green Up Day.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1998.17
Source or Donor
Somaini, Robert R.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1970
Lexicon
Hat, Hard,Helmet,Headwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic
Relationships
Davis, Deane C. (1900-1990)
Green Up Day
Hat
Name/Title
Hat
Entry/Object ID
2020.26.1
Description
Shiny green cardboard top hat with oval label reading "VERMONT'S 66TH KAKE WALK". The hat tapers toward the top and has a round brim. The label is attached to the center front of the hat, flaring away from the hat at the sides. The words are white on a green ground, and are covered in silver glitter.
Context
UVM Kakewalk was a popular annual fraternity fundraising event in which participants dressed and performed in blackface.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.26
Source or Donor
Dopp, Sarah L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Hat
Unisex
Material
Cardboard
Made or Created
1963
Burlington
Lexicon
Hat, Party,Party Accessories,Ceremonial Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
University of Vermont
Burlington
Headdress
Name/Title
Headdress
Entry/Object ID
2017.3.13
Description
Loom-beaded head band. The band is made of tiny glass beads woven into a design of feathers, chevrons, and Xs in purple, white, and black. The beaded strip is stitched onto a leather backing, which is stretched thin at either end to make ties.
Context
This was Abenaki chief Homer St. Francis' first head dress.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2017.3
Source or Donor
Wiseman, Frederick M.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Gift of Frederick M. Wiseman
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Headdress
Material
Leather
Sewing Stitch Type
Whipstitch
Made or Created
1950
Vermont
Ethnography
Abenaki
Lexicon
Headdress,Regalia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
St. Francis, Homer (1935-2001)
Swanton
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.1a
Description
Grey blazer with red ribbon epaulets and red insignia on the left sleeve. The blazer secures in the front with three metal buttons, each molded with a cross. The epaulets secure with the same metal buttons on the outside, and smaller, brown plastic buttons toward the collar. There are two pockets on the front that secure with flaps held with metal cross buttons. The upper left sleeve has a round white patch with a red cross in the center and the words, "AMERICAN RED CROSS SERVICE" around the edge. The right sleeve has three small embroidered patches near the cuff: a chevron above two bars.
Context
The insignia on the sleeve (one chevron and two bars) indicate six years of service.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.9
Source or Donor
American Red Cross
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Female
Color
Gray
Made or Created
1940-1950
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
American Red Cross
World War II
Kimono Robe
Name/Title
Kimono Robe
Entry/Object ID
2020.31.3
Description
Pink silk kimono-style house robe. The lower half of the wide sleeves are disconnected from the body of the garment. The hem is reinforced with a roll of stuffed silk. The whole is decorated with heavy embroidery of pink flowers on long stems, and butterflies.
Context
Worn by Mary Hedrick Procter (1878-1960), wife of Governor Redfield Proctor, in Proctor, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.31
Source or Donor
Augusta Auctions
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Robe
Female
Material
Silk
All embroidery uses 2-ply thread
Made or Created
1920-1930
Lexicon
Kimono,Robe,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Proctor, Mary Sherwood Hedrick (1879-1960)
Proctor, Vermont State House
Ku Klux Klan Hood
Name/Title
Ku Klux Klan Hood
Entry/Object ID
1993.16a-c
Description
White pointed hood with holes cut out for the wearer's eyes. The top of the hood rises into a point, the shape of which is reinforced on the inside with a white buckram insert. The eye holes are finished with a small machine-made zigzag stitch. The hood was accompanied with a small length of narrow rope or cording, likely used for another part of the uniform.
Context
Hood worn by a member of the KKK in Montpelier, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1993.16
Source or Donor
Flanders, Paul J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Gift of Paul and Corylinn Flanders
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Fabric
Plain Weave
Material
Cotton
Color
White
Made or Created
1925
Lexicon
Hood,Headwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Ku Klux Klan
East Montpelier
Overcoat
Name/Title
Overcoat
Entry/Object ID
1947.6.12
Description
Full-length navy overcoat. The heavy wool overcoat opens down the center front, and has a circular flap from the neckline to the elbow. Instead of sleeves, the coat has side slits that open beneath the upper flap. The wide falling collar is black velvet.
Context
Worn by Capt. John Barrett of Grafton, VT to deliver the State of Vermont's electoral votes to Washington DC during the 1840 election of William Henry Harrison.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1947.6
Source or Donor
Barrett, Mary X.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Overcoat
Male
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1840
Lexicon
Coat,Overcoat,Main Garments,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Relationships
Barrett, John (1776-1856)
Grafton
Overdress
Name/Title
Overdress
Entry/Object ID
2018.9.3
Description
White cotton long-sleeved dress or overdress. The dress opens down the center front from neck to hem, securing with eight white plastic buttons. There is a pointed fall collar and the sleeves end in blue cuffs. There are three pockets on the front: two at the hips and one at the right breast. The breast pocket has a red cross embroidered patch. The left sleeve has two small red embroidered line or bar patches above the cuff. The dress originally included a belt, now missing.
Context
The two bars on the sleeve indicate two years of service.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.9
Source or Donor
American Red Cross
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Guild Uniforms
1941-1945
United States of America
Lexicon
Uniform, Occupational,Overdress,Uniform,Dress,Status Symbols,Main Garments,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
American Red Cross
World War II
Pouch
Name/Title
Pouch
Entry/Object ID
2017.3.8.2
Description
Small pouch with long, beaded strap and beaded decoration. The strap is loom beaded with tiny glass beads in green, red, pink, and blue in a repeating geometric pattern. The pouch is constructed of black silk velvet over heavy linen or cotton. Remnants of a green ribbon are around the edge, where it once was bound. The center front of the pouch is decorated with a stylized flower made of tiny glass beads in white, red, blue, green, and yellow. The center back of the pouch is decorated with a leaf or fleur-de-lis made of tiny glass beads in green, blue, and red.
Context
This pouch was made to hold a Louis XIV medallion (2017.3.8.1) by Abenaki or Innu people.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2017.3
Source or Donor
Wiseman, Frederick M.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Gift of Frederick M. Wiseman
Made or Created
19th Century
Canada
Ethnography
Vermont, Canada
Innu
Lexicon
Pouch,Containers,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen, Silk, Beads, Ribbon
Relationships
Chester
Shawl
Name/Title
Shawl
Entry/Object ID
2020.31.2
Description
Rectangular silk shawl with a colorful mosaic pattern printed on a black ground. The design is woven and is accented with gold detailing in the form of butterflies and swirls. The back has two attached shoulder straps consisting of black silk ribbon. The black silk border is a wide hem held in a decorative hem stitch.
Context
Worn by Mary Hedrick Procter (1878-1960), wife of Governor Redfield Proctor, in Proctor, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.31
Source or Donor
Augusta Auctions
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Made or Created
1926-1929
Lexicon
Shawl,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Proctor, Mary Sherwood Hedrick (1879-1960)
Proctor
Shirt
Name/Title
Shirt
Entry/Object ID
1992.29
Description
Long woolen work shirt. The fabric is thick wool held in a twill weave, with alternating blue and white warps. The Henley neckline secures with four buttons, the top one being in the collar. The short collar stand up when fully buttoned. The long sleeves are set low on the shoulder and are made loose, but secure around the wrist with buttons. The hemline is split on either side, and the joins reinforced with an extra triangle of fabric. The buttons are made of turned wood with a brass center, save for one silver-toned buttons on the wrist.
Context
Worn in Guilford, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.29
Source or Donor
Knicely, Fay Drake
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt
Male
Material
Wool
Sewing Stitch Type
Running Stitch
Color
Blue
twill-woven
Made or Created
1800-1820
Lexicon
Shirt,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Guilford
Shoe
Name/Title
Shoe
Entry/Object ID
1921.11a-b
Description
Pair of square-toed women's shoes. The toe portion of the shoe is black leather, while the rest of the upper is sprigged silk. The seams are bound with narrow, grosgrain silk ribbon. The silk uppers split at the top center above a short tongue. The split laces closed to secure onto the wearer's foot. The interior of the shoe is lined with twill-woven cotton, and the right shoe has a paper label attached to the insole advertising the seller, N. Harvey of Montpelier, VT.
Context
Made and sold by Nehemiah Harvey of Montpelier, VT, and worn by Sally Paige of East Bethel, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1921.11
Source or Donor
Field, Addie L. Page
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shoes
Female
6 AA
Material
Silk
Leather
Color
Beige
Black
Made or Created
Artist
Harvey, Nehemiah (1793-1869)
N. Harvey & Co.
1830
Montpelier
Lexicon
Shoe,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Paige, Sally (1812-1896)
Bethel
Shoe Buckles
Name/Title
Shoe Buckles
Entry/Object ID
1948.7.2ab
Description
Silver-toned metal shoe buckles. The buckles are rectangular with rounded edges. The borders consist of two stripes of metal connected evenly with round dots. The latch bar has a two-pronged, U-shaped latch on one side, and an inward-facing two-pronged quadrilateral clasp on the other.
Context
Worn by 2nd Lieutenant Joseph W. Waldo of Royalton, VT who served in Co. A, 16th Vermont during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1948.7
Source or Donor
Sargent, Nettie P.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Buckle, Shoe,Buckle, Clothing,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Waldo, Joseph Warren
Royalton
Civil War
Sleeve Protector
Name/Title
Sleeve Protector
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.32a-b
Description
Two black cotton sleeve covers. Each cover consists of a rectangular tube with each end gather around a piece of elastic.
Use
Used to keep the wearer's sleeves clean while working
Context
Likely used by an employee in a train station in Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Sleeve Cover
Unisex
Material
Cotton
Color
Black
Pain Weave
Lexicon
Protector, Sleeve,Protective Wear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Stocking
Name/Title
Stocking
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1181ab
Description
Pair of knitted silk stockings. The legs flare outward slightly toward the top, and the top edges role down slightly. The heels are separately knitted and pieced in.
Context
Made by Sarah Augusta Hager in Reading, Vermont from silk from her own worms.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Stockings
Female
Fabric
Knit
Material
Silk
Made or Created
Artist
Hager, Sarah Augusta Goddard (1828-1910)
19th Century
Reading
Lexicon
Stocking,Hosiery,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Stockings
Name/Title
Stockings
Entry/Object ID
1950.2.5ab
Description
Pair of hand knitted silk stockings. The stockings each have seams along the sides of the feet and down across the sole in front of the heel. The tops of the legs flare outward slightly.
Context
Made by Laura M. Flint of Norwich, Vermont, in 1837.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1950.2
Source or Donor
Flint, Edgar, M.D.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Stockings
Female
Fabric
Knit
Material
Silk
Made or Created
1837
Lexicon
Stocking,Hosiery,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Flint, Laura M. (1822-1899)
Norwich
Stockings
Name/Title
Stockings
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1180
Description
Two knit silk stockings or socks framed with a copy of a daguerreotype. The stockings are knitted in the round and shaped at the heel. They flare toward the top opening, and both roll down slightly at the top.
Context
Made by Sarah Hager from the silk of worms she raised herself in Reading, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Socks
Material
Silk
knit
Made or Created
Artist
Hager, Sarah Augusta Goddard (1828-1910)
19th Century
Reading
Lexicon
Sock,Hosiery,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Veil
Name/Title
Veil
Entry/Object ID
1961.26.6
Description
Rectangular black lace veil or shawl with scalloped edges on three sides. The consists of black embroidery on woven netting. The embroidery is in designs of maple leaves, flowers, and berries on one end, and sprigged with berries through the center.
Context
Worn by Hannah Bisbee Nourse of Springfield, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1961.26
Source or Donor
Beckert, Mildred
Acquisition Method
Gift
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shawl
Female
Fabric
Lace
Color
Black
Made or Created
1840
Lexicon
Veil,Headcloth,Headwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Nourse, Hannah Bisbee (1811-1862)
Springfield

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