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Interpretative Labels
Banner, 1840 Captain John Barrett (1776-1856) Grafton, VT Cotton, wood, metal, paint Gift of Mary X. Barrett, 1947.6.3 The election of 1840 was one of the most politically charged in American history. It pitted incumbent Martin Van Buren against challengers William Henry Harrison and John Tyler. Harrison and Tyler ran on a platform of reform and change for the new Whig Party against Van Buren's Democrats, hence the slogan on the topmost banner. Harrison was a war hero who had won a victory at the Battle of Tippecoanoe, and was often called "Old Tippecanoe," hence the lower banner, which was carried by Captain John Barrett of Grafton when he attended a political rally on Stratton Mountain in 1840. For more about that rally, see the campaign pin on the right hand side of the case on the opposite side of this room. Grafton went on to serve as an elector for the state of Vermont and cast the state's electoral college votes for Harrison's win.
Name/Title
Banner
Entry/Object ID
1947.6.3
Description
White canvas banner with the hand-painted inscription, "ALL TRUE, FOR OLD TIP." The edges of the banner are folded back and the top and bottom and tacked onto wooden boards.
Context
Carried by Captain John Barrett to a political rally for William Henry Harrison on Stratton Mountain, 1840.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1947.6
Source or Donor
Barrett, Mary X.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Barrett, John (1776-1856)
1840
Grafton
Lexicon
Banner,Declaratory Documents,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Cotton, Wood, Metal, Paint
Relationships
Barrett, John (1776-1856)
Grafton, Stratton Mountain
Blanket Fragment
Name/Title
Blanket Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1961.26.8
Description
Wool and linen blanket fragment. The blanket is woven in a windowpane plaid design of yellow stripes outlined in blue on a pale yellow ground. One edge has additional blue stripes. The proper left side is hemmed.

Part of a handwoven blanket.
Context
Made by Cynthia Bates of Springfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1961.26
Source or Donor
Beckert, Mildred
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Bisbee, Cynthia Bates (1786-1816)
1800
Springfield
Lexicon
Blanket,Bedding,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Twill Weave, 2/2 Twill Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Materials
Materials
Wool, Linen
Relationships
Bisbee, Cynthia Bates (1786-1816)
Springfield
Doormat
Name/Title
Doormat
Entry/Object ID
2017.24.1
Description
Doormat made of varigated baling twine in shades of golden tan and green. The twine was braided and then woven into the mat.
Context
Made by Imelda Lepine in Morristown, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
2017.24
Source or Donor
Perron, Joseph A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Maurice, Imelda, Marie, Therese, and Jeanette Lepine
Made or Created
Artist
Lepine, Imelda R. (1899-1994)
1939-1994
Morristown
Lexicon
Doormat,Mat,Floor Coverings,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Jute
Doormat
Name/Title
Doormat
Entry/Object ID
2017.24.2
Description
Doormat made of green baling twine and tan baling twine. The twine was first braided and then woven.
Context
Made by Imelda Lepine in Morristown, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2017.24
Source or Donor
Perron, Joseph A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Maurice, Imelda, Marie, Therese, and Jeanette Lepine
Made or Created
Artist
Lepine, Imelda R. (1899-1994)
1939-1994
Morristown
Lexicon
Doormat,Mat,Floor Coverings,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Jute
Flag
Name/Title
Flag
Entry/Object ID
5.49
Description
Navy blue silk flag with hand-painted seal of the State of Vermont in the center. The seal is bordered in gold scroll decoration within a laurel-type wreath of two pine branches. The inscription "Freedom Vermont and Unity" is painted beneath the seal on a pink ribbon. The crest is a deer or elk head emerging from a blue and gold twist. The seal itself shows a country scene of a large evergreen tree in a field or pasture, with a cow, a pond, and sheaves of wheat in front of a mountain range. The flag is bordered on three sides by gold fringe.
Context
Said to be the artist's model for the first Vermont state flag.
Acquisition
Accession Number
5.49
Source or Donor
Vermont, State of
Acquisition Method
Loan
Credit Line
Adjutant General's Office
Lexicon
Flag,Organizational Objects,Ceremonial Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Vermont
Handkerchief
Interpretative Labels
Handkerchief, 1886 Possibly Mary Conner Whitney Putnamville, VT Cotton, ink This white handkerchief with faint purple scrawl from 1886 is an example of Vermonters' early attempts to connect with the deceased. In 1886, a seance was held in Putnamville, Vermont, not far from Barre. During the seance, a spirit writer allegedly penned the following note on the handkerchief: "Dear Mother, I am here..." The writer also attempted to sign the note as evidenced from the faint last indiscernible line. The handkerchief's owner was seance participant Mary Jane Wright, whose husband Medad had established the nearby settlement of Wrightsville. Mrs. Wright's daughter, Jennie, later claimed that the note had been written "without visible hands." The medium holding the seance was identified as "Mrs. Whitney." This may have been Mary Conner Whitney, whose daughter, Anna, had married Jacob Putnam, one of the members of the founding family of Putnamville. Had Mrs. Whitney in fact made contact with spirits? We do know that Mrs. Wright's eldest son, Prentiss, had died sometime after 1880. He was a bachelor who lived with his parents his entire life, working in the Putnams' lumber mills. Look closely at the rather illegible signature on the handkerchief - could it be the first few letters of the name "Prentiss?" Only the spirits know for sure.
Name/Title
Handkerchief
Entry/Object ID
1967.62.4
Description
White handkerchief with handwriting in purple ink saying, "Dear Mother I am here P[illeg]". The handkerchief has a wide border stitched with hem stitches and is creased into folds.
Context
Written during a seance by Spiritualist medium "Mrs. Whitney", supposedly without touching it in Putnamville, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1967.62
Source or Donor
Putnam, Ralph W.
Made or Created
Artist
Whitney, Mary Connor
1886
Putnamville
Lexicon
Handkerchief,Personal Assistive Objects,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Wright, Mary Jane
Housewife
Name/Title
Housewife
Entry/Object ID
1951.43.5
Description
Roll-up sewing case consisting of a round, stuffed tube and long fabric flap. The long flap has three small patches, attached only at one side on top of each other: the bottom is a red black-sprigged calico, the middle is a white cotton, and the top is blue wool. The center of the flap has a blue pocket.
Context
Used by Chandler Watts during Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1951.43
Source or Donor
Camp, Rebecca
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Housewife,Container, Needlework,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Watts, Chandler M. (1839-1911)
Stowe
Civil War
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.10
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1981". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte

His obituary from the Rutland Herald:https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/thursday-jan-1-2004/article_9f99cfa6-0c34-5a45-9180-fb54afdae33c.html

FOREST DALE - Conrad Armand Lecompte, age 96, died at his home on December 30, 2003. He was born on September 19, 1907, in St. Louis de Gonzague, Province of Quebec, Canada. He was the eldest of Adorilla and Victorine (Villeneuve) Lecompte. He received his education in Quebec and Cornwall, Vt., his family having emigrated to Vermont in 1920. He completed his education at Elie Business College in Montreal, in the Canadian School of Railroading and Telegraphy. He was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Conquest, Saskatchewan in 1925, and worked for five different railroad companies as station agent and telegrapher at more than 60 stations, retiring in 1972 from the Central Vermont Railway. His longest assignment was at Orwell, Vt., until it closed in 1951. His longest employment was with the Rutland Railroad until it ceased operating. On February 8, 1937, he married Iola Anoe Baker of Forest Dale at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. They lived in Orwell and Forest Dale until her death in 2000. Conrad was a communicant at Saint Mary's. He served on the altar in his youth and at Saint Monica's in Forest Dale which he maintained for many years during the months it was open. He was an usher at Saint Monica's and Saint Mary's. He could still recite many of the prayers of the Latin Mass near the time of his death. After his retirement, Conrad participated in many senior functions. He was a founding member (in 1972), board member, former president and director emeritus of the Brandon Senior Citizens Center where he organized many activities and trips, was caller at weekly bingo games, and Santa Claus at Christmas parties. He was also a charter member of the Rutland area RSVP, as well as the Central Vermont Railway Veterans' Association. He was a member and officer in the Vermont State Council of Senior Citizens. He had a nearly photographic and encyclopedic memory which he attributed to his many years of telegraphy. He was a renowned raconteur, collector of railroad memorabilia, amateur historian, and historic preservationist decades before that term came into use. He also grew the best raspberries, as many satisfied customers will attest. He is survived by his brother, Roland LeCompte of Salem, Oregon; several nephews and nieces, including his namesake Conrad Waite of Vernon, Vt. He is also survived by his daughter, June and her husband Phil Sherwin of Arlington, Vt., and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as their three children and three grandchildren. He was happy to rediscover them late in his life, and took great interest in their activities. He is also survived by his nephew, Richard Baker, as well as Carlita LaPorte, Susan LaRock and Richard Hayes, all of Brandon, his "support team" who made it possible for him to remain at his home. He was predeceased by his brother, Lucien; and his sisters, Mignone, Alma and Laurette. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made either to the Brandon Senior Citizens Center, Post Office Box 237, Brandon, Vt., 05733, or to Saint Mary's Restoration Fund, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, Vt., 05733. Friends may call at the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, Friday, January 2, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass, conducted by Father Albert Baltz, will be held on Saturday, January 3, at Saint Mary's in Brandon at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1981
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.11
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1982". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte

His obituary from the Rutland Herald:https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/thursday-jan-1-2004/article_9f99cfa6-0c34-5a45-9180-fb54afdae33c.html

FOREST DALE - Conrad Armand Lecompte, age 96, died at his home on December 30, 2003. He was born on September 19, 1907, in St. Louis de Gonzague, Province of Quebec, Canada. He was the eldest of Adorilla and Victorine (Villeneuve) Lecompte. He received his education in Quebec and Cornwall, Vt., his family having emigrated to Vermont in 1920. He completed his education at Elie Business College in Montreal, in the Canadian School of Railroading and Telegraphy. He was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Conquest, Saskatchewan in 1925, and worked for five different railroad companies as station agent and telegrapher at more than 60 stations, retiring in 1972 from the Central Vermont Railway. His longest assignment was at Orwell, Vt., until it closed in 1951. His longest employment was with the Rutland Railroad until it ceased operating. On February 8, 1937, he married Iola Anoe Baker of Forest Dale at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. They lived in Orwell and Forest Dale until her death in 2000. Conrad was a communicant at Saint Mary's. He served on the altar in his youth and at Saint Monica's in Forest Dale which he maintained for many years during the months it was open. He was an usher at Saint Monica's and Saint Mary's. He could still recite many of the prayers of the Latin Mass near the time of his death. After his retirement, Conrad participated in many senior functions. He was a founding member (in 1972), board member, former president and director emeritus of the Brandon Senior Citizens Center where he organized many activities and trips, was caller at weekly bingo games, and Santa Claus at Christmas parties. He was also a charter member of the Rutland area RSVP, as well as the Central Vermont Railway Veterans' Association. He was a member and officer in the Vermont State Council of Senior Citizens. He had a nearly photographic and encyclopedic memory which he attributed to his many years of telegraphy. He was a renowned raconteur, collector of railroad memorabilia, amateur historian, and historic preservationist decades before that term came into use. He also grew the best raspberries, as many satisfied customers will attest. He is survived by his brother, Roland LeCompte of Salem, Oregon; several nephews and nieces, including his namesake Conrad Waite of Vernon, Vt. He is also survived by his daughter, June and her husband Phil Sherwin of Arlington, Vt., and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as their three children and three grandchildren. He was happy to rediscover them late in his life, and took great interest in their activities. He is also survived by his nephew, Richard Baker, as well as Carlita LaPorte, Susan LaRock and Richard Hayes, all of Brandon, his "support team" who made it possible for him to remain at his home. He was predeceased by his brother, Lucien; and his sisters, Mignone, Alma and Laurette. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made either to the Brandon Senior Citizens Center, Post Office Box 237, Brandon, Vt., 05733, or to Saint Mary's Restoration Fund, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, Vt., 05733. Friends may call at the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, Friday, January 2, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass, conducted by Father Albert Baltz, will be held on Saturday, January 3, at Saint Mary's in Brandon at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1982
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.3
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1973". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte.
His obituary from the Rutland Herald: https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/thursday-jan-1-2004/article_9f99cfa6-0c34-5a45-9180-fb54afdae33c.html

FOREST DALE - Conrad Armand Lecompte, age 96, died at his home on December 30, 2003. He was born on September 19, 1907, in St. Louis de Gonzague, Province of Quebec, Canada. He was the eldest of Adorilla and Victorine (Villeneuve) Lecompte. He received his education in Quebec and Cornwall, Vt., his family having emigrated to Vermont in 1920. He completed his education at Elie Business College in Montreal, in the Canadian School of Railroading and Telegraphy. He was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Conquest, Saskatchewan in 1925, and worked for five different railroad companies as station agent and telegrapher at more than 60 stations, retiring in 1972 from the Central Vermont Railway. His longest assignment was at Orwell, Vt., until it closed in 1951. His longest employment was with the Rutland Railroad until it ceased operating. On February 8, 1937, he married Iola Anoe Baker of Forest Dale at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. They lived in Orwell and Forest Dale until her death in 2000. Conrad was a communicant at Saint Mary's. He served on the altar in his youth and at Saint Monica's in Forest Dale which he maintained for many years during the months it was open. He was an usher at Saint Monica's and Saint Mary's. He could still recite many of the prayers of the Latin Mass near the time of his death. After his retirement, Conrad participated in many senior functions. He was a founding member (in 1972), board member, former president and director emeritus of the Brandon Senior Citizens Center where he organized many activities and trips, was caller at weekly bingo games, and Santa Claus at Christmas parties. He was also a charter member of the Rutland area RSVP, as well as the Central Vermont Railway Veterans' Association. He was a member and officer in the Vermont State Council of Senior Citizens. He had a nearly photographic and encyclopedic memory which he attributed to his many years of telegraphy. He was a renowned raconteur, collector of railroad memorabilia, amateur historian, and historic preservationist decades before that term came into use. He also grew the best raspberries, as many satisfied customers will attest. He is survived by his brother, Roland LeCompte of Salem, Oregon; several nephews and nieces, including his namesake Conrad Waite of Vernon, Vt. He is also survived by his daughter, June and her husband Phil Sherwin of Arlington, Vt., and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as their three children and three grandchildren. He was happy to rediscover them late in his life, and took great interest in their activities. He is also survived by his nephew, Richard Baker, as well as Carlita LaPorte, Susan LaRock and Richard Hayes, all of Brandon, his "support team" who made it possible for him to remain at his home. He was predeceased by his brother, Lucien; and his sisters, Mignone, Alma and Laurette. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made either to the Brandon Senior Citizens Center, Post Office Box 237, Brandon, Vt., 05733, or to Saint Mary's Restoration Fund, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, Vt., 05733. Friends may call at the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, Friday, January 2, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass, conducted by Father Albert Baltz, will be held on Saturday, January 3, at Saint Mary's in Brandon at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1973
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Warp Colors
Green
Relationships
Central Vermont Railway, LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003)
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.4
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1975". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte

His obituary from the Rutland Herald: https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/thursday-jan-1-2004/article_9f99cfa6-0c34-5a45-9180-fb54afdae33c.html

FOREST DALE - Conrad Armand Lecompte, age 96, died at his home on December 30, 2003. He was born on September 19, 1907, in St. Louis de Gonzague, Province of Quebec, Canada. He was the eldest of Adorilla and Victorine (Villeneuve) Lecompte. He received his education in Quebec and Cornwall, Vt., his family having emigrated to Vermont in 1920. He completed his education at Elie Business College in Montreal, in the Canadian School of Railroading and Telegraphy. He was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Conquest, Saskatchewan in 1925, and worked for five different railroad companies as station agent and telegrapher at more than 60 stations, retiring in 1972 from the Central Vermont Railway. His longest assignment was at Orwell, Vt., until it closed in 1951. His longest employment was with the Rutland Railroad until it ceased operating. On February 8, 1937, he married Iola Anoe Baker of Forest Dale at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. They lived in Orwell and Forest Dale until her death in 2000. Conrad was a communicant at Saint Mary's. He served on the altar in his youth and at Saint Monica's in Forest Dale which he maintained for many years during the months it was open. He was an usher at Saint Monica's and Saint Mary's. He could still recite many of the prayers of the Latin Mass near the time of his death. After his retirement, Conrad participated in many senior functions. He was a founding member (in 1972), board member, former president and director emeritus of the Brandon Senior Citizens Center where he organized many activities and trips, was caller at weekly bingo games, and Santa Claus at Christmas parties. He was also a charter member of the Rutland area RSVP, as well as the Central Vermont Railway Veterans' Association. He was a member and officer in the Vermont State Council of Senior Citizens. He had a nearly photographic and encyclopedic memory which he attributed to his many years of telegraphy. He was a renowned raconteur, collector of railroad memorabilia, amateur historian, and historic preservationist decades before that term came into use. He also grew the best raspberries, as many satisfied customers will attest. He is survived by his brother, Roland LeCompte of Salem, Oregon; several nephews and nieces, including his namesake Conrad Waite of Vernon, Vt. He is also survived by his daughter, June and her husband Phil Sherwin of Arlington, Vt., and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as their three children and three grandchildren. He was happy to rediscover them late in his life, and took great interest in their activities. He is also survived by his nephew, Richard Baker, as well as Carlita LaPorte, Susan LaRock and Richard Hayes, all of Brandon, his "support team" who made it possible for him to remain at his home. He was predeceased by his brother, Lucien; and his sisters, Mignone, Alma and Laurette. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made either to the Brandon Senior Citizens Center, Post Office Box 237, Brandon, Vt., 05733, or to Saint Mary's Restoration Fund, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, Vt., 05733. Friends may call at the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, Friday, January 2, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass, conducted by Father Albert Baltz, will be held on Saturday, January 3, at Saint Mary's in Brandon at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1975
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.5
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1976". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte

His obituary from the Rutland Herald: https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/thursday-jan-1-2004/article_9f99cfa6-0c34-5a45-9180-fb54afdae33c.html

FOREST DALE - Conrad Armand Lecompte, age 96, died at his home on December 30, 2003. He was born on September 19, 1907, in St. Louis de Gonzague, Province of Quebec, Canada. He was the eldest of Adorilla and Victorine (Villeneuve) Lecompte. He received his education in Quebec and Cornwall, Vt., his family having emigrated to Vermont in 1920. He completed his education at Elie Business College in Montreal, in the Canadian School of Railroading and Telegraphy. He was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Conquest, Saskatchewan in 1925, and worked for five different railroad companies as station agent and telegrapher at more than 60 stations, retiring in 1972 from the Central Vermont Railway. His longest assignment was at Orwell, Vt., until it closed in 1951. His longest employment was with the Rutland Railroad until it ceased operating. On February 8, 1937, he married Iola Anoe Baker of Forest Dale at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. They lived in Orwell and Forest Dale until her death in 2000. Conrad was a communicant at Saint Mary's. He served on the altar in his youth and at Saint Monica's in Forest Dale which he maintained for many years during the months it was open. He was an usher at Saint Monica's and Saint Mary's. He could still recite many of the prayers of the Latin Mass near the time of his death. After his retirement, Conrad participated in many senior functions. He was a founding member (in 1972), board member, former president and director emeritus of the Brandon Senior Citizens Center where he organized many activities and trips, was caller at weekly bingo games, and Santa Claus at Christmas parties. He was also a charter member of the Rutland area RSVP, as well as the Central Vermont Railway Veterans' Association. He was a member and officer in the Vermont State Council of Senior Citizens. He had a nearly photographic and encyclopedic memory which he attributed to his many years of telegraphy. He was a renowned raconteur, collector of railroad memorabilia, amateur historian, and historic preservationist decades before that term came into use. He also grew the best raspberries, as many satisfied customers will attest. He is survived by his brother, Roland LeCompte of Salem, Oregon; several nephews and nieces, including his namesake Conrad Waite of Vernon, Vt. He is also survived by his daughter, June and her husband Phil Sherwin of Arlington, Vt., and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as their three children and three grandchildren. He was happy to rediscover them late in his life, and took great interest in their activities. He is also survived by his nephew, Richard Baker, as well as Carlita LaPorte, Susan LaRock and Richard Hayes, all of Brandon, his "support team" who made it possible for him to remain at his home. He was predeceased by his brother, Lucien; and his sisters, Mignone, Alma and Laurette. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made either to the Brandon Senior Citizens Center, Post Office Box 237, Brandon, Vt., 05733, or to Saint Mary's Restoration Fund, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, Vt., 05733. Friends may call at the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, Friday, January 2, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass, conducted by Father Albert Baltz, will be held on Saturday, January 3, at Saint Mary's in Brandon at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1976
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.7
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1978". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte

His obituary from the Rutland Herald: https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/thursday-jan-1-2004/article_9f99cfa6-0c34-5a45-9180-fb54afdae33c.html

FOREST DALE - Conrad Armand Lecompte, age 96, died at his home on December 30, 2003. He was born on September 19, 1907, in St. Louis de Gonzague, Province of Quebec, Canada. He was the eldest of Adorilla and Victorine (Villeneuve) Lecompte. He received his education in Quebec and Cornwall, Vt., his family having emigrated to Vermont in 1920. He completed his education at Elie Business College in Montreal, in the Canadian School of Railroading and Telegraphy. He was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Conquest, Saskatchewan in 1925, and worked for five different railroad companies as station agent and telegrapher at more than 60 stations, retiring in 1972 from the Central Vermont Railway. His longest assignment was at Orwell, Vt., until it closed in 1951. His longest employment was with the Rutland Railroad until it ceased operating. On February 8, 1937, he married Iola Anoe Baker of Forest Dale at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. They lived in Orwell and Forest Dale until her death in 2000. Conrad was a communicant at Saint Mary's. He served on the altar in his youth and at Saint Monica's in Forest Dale which he maintained for many years during the months it was open. He was an usher at Saint Monica's and Saint Mary's. He could still recite many of the prayers of the Latin Mass near the time of his death. After his retirement, Conrad participated in many senior functions. He was a founding member (in 1972), board member, former president and director emeritus of the Brandon Senior Citizens Center where he organized many activities and trips, was caller at weekly bingo games, and Santa Claus at Christmas parties. He was also a charter member of the Rutland area RSVP, as well as the Central Vermont Railway Veterans' Association. He was a member and officer in the Vermont State Council of Senior Citizens. He had a nearly photographic and encyclopedic memory which he attributed to his many years of telegraphy. He was a renowned raconteur, collector of railroad memorabilia, amateur historian, and historic preservationist decades before that term came into use. He also grew the best raspberries, as many satisfied customers will attest. He is survived by his brother, Roland LeCompte of Salem, Oregon; several nephews and nieces, including his namesake Conrad Waite of Vernon, Vt. He is also survived by his daughter, June and her husband Phil Sherwin of Arlington, Vt., and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as their three children and three grandchildren. He was happy to rediscover them late in his life, and took great interest in their activities. He is also survived by his nephew, Richard Baker, as well as Carlita LaPorte, Susan LaRock and Richard Hayes, all of Brandon, his "support team" who made it possible for him to remain at his home. He was predeceased by his brother, Lucien; and his sisters, Mignone, Alma and Laurette. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made either to the Brandon Senior Citizens Center, Post Office Box 237, Brandon, Vt., 05733, or to Saint Mary's Restoration Fund, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, Vt., 05733. Friends may call at the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, Friday, January 2, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass, conducted by Father Albert Baltz, will be held on Saturday, January 3, at Saint Mary's in Brandon at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1978
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.8
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1979". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte

His obituary from the Rutland Herald: https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/thursday-jan-1-2004/article_9f99cfa6-0c34-5a45-9180-fb54afdae33c.html

FOREST DALE - Conrad Armand Lecompte, age 96, died at his home on December 30, 2003. He was born on September 19, 1907, in St. Louis de Gonzague, Province of Quebec, Canada. He was the eldest of Adorilla and Victorine (Villeneuve) Lecompte. He received his education in Quebec and Cornwall, Vt., his family having emigrated to Vermont in 1920. He completed his education at Elie Business College in Montreal, in the Canadian School of Railroading and Telegraphy. He was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Conquest, Saskatchewan in 1925, and worked for five different railroad companies as station agent and telegrapher at more than 60 stations, retiring in 1972 from the Central Vermont Railway. His longest assignment was at Orwell, Vt., until it closed in 1951. His longest employment was with the Rutland Railroad until it ceased operating. On February 8, 1937, he married Iola Anoe Baker of Forest Dale at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. They lived in Orwell and Forest Dale until her death in 2000. Conrad was a communicant at Saint Mary's. He served on the altar in his youth and at Saint Monica's in Forest Dale which he maintained for many years during the months it was open. He was an usher at Saint Monica's and Saint Mary's. He could still recite many of the prayers of the Latin Mass near the time of his death. After his retirement, Conrad participated in many senior functions. He was a founding member (in 1972), board member, former president and director emeritus of the Brandon Senior Citizens Center where he organized many activities and trips, was caller at weekly bingo games, and Santa Claus at Christmas parties. He was also a charter member of the Rutland area RSVP, as well as the Central Vermont Railway Veterans' Association. He was a member and officer in the Vermont State Council of Senior Citizens. He had a nearly photographic and encyclopedic memory which he attributed to his many years of telegraphy. He was a renowned raconteur, collector of railroad memorabilia, amateur historian, and historic preservationist decades before that term came into use. He also grew the best raspberries, as many satisfied customers will attest. He is survived by his brother, Roland LeCompte of Salem, Oregon; several nephews and nieces, including his namesake Conrad Waite of Vernon, Vt. He is also survived by his daughter, June and her husband Phil Sherwin of Arlington, Vt., and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as their three children and three grandchildren. He was happy to rediscover them late in his life, and took great interest in their activities. He is also survived by his nephew, Richard Baker, as well as Carlita LaPorte, Susan LaRock and Richard Hayes, all of Brandon, his "support team" who made it possible for him to remain at his home. He was predeceased by his brother, Lucien; and his sisters, Mignone, Alma and Laurette. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made either to the Brandon Senior Citizens Center, Post Office Box 237, Brandon, Vt., 05733, or to Saint Mary's Restoration Fund, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, Vt., 05733. Friends may call at the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, Friday, January 2, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass, conducted by Father Albert Baltz, will be held on Saturday, January 3, at Saint Mary's in Brandon at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1979
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.9
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1980". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte

His obituary from the Rutland Herald:https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/thursday-jan-1-2004/article_9f99cfa6-0c34-5a45-9180-fb54afdae33c.html

FOREST DALE - Conrad Armand Lecompte, age 96, died at his home on December 30, 2003. He was born on September 19, 1907, in St. Louis de Gonzague, Province of Quebec, Canada. He was the eldest of Adorilla and Victorine (Villeneuve) Lecompte. He received his education in Quebec and Cornwall, Vt., his family having emigrated to Vermont in 1920. He completed his education at Elie Business College in Montreal, in the Canadian School of Railroading and Telegraphy. He was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Conquest, Saskatchewan in 1925, and worked for five different railroad companies as station agent and telegrapher at more than 60 stations, retiring in 1972 from the Central Vermont Railway. His longest assignment was at Orwell, Vt., until it closed in 1951. His longest employment was with the Rutland Railroad until it ceased operating. On February 8, 1937, he married Iola Anoe Baker of Forest Dale at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. They lived in Orwell and Forest Dale until her death in 2000. Conrad was a communicant at Saint Mary's. He served on the altar in his youth and at Saint Monica's in Forest Dale which he maintained for many years during the months it was open. He was an usher at Saint Monica's and Saint Mary's. He could still recite many of the prayers of the Latin Mass near the time of his death. After his retirement, Conrad participated in many senior functions. He was a founding member (in 1972), board member, former president and director emeritus of the Brandon Senior Citizens Center where he organized many activities and trips, was caller at weekly bingo games, and Santa Claus at Christmas parties. He was also a charter member of the Rutland area RSVP, as well as the Central Vermont Railway Veterans' Association. He was a member and officer in the Vermont State Council of Senior Citizens. He had a nearly photographic and encyclopedic memory which he attributed to his many years of telegraphy. He was a renowned raconteur, collector of railroad memorabilia, amateur historian, and historic preservationist decades before that term came into use. He also grew the best raspberries, as many satisfied customers will attest. He is survived by his brother, Roland LeCompte of Salem, Oregon; several nephews and nieces, including his namesake Conrad Waite of Vernon, Vt. He is also survived by his daughter, June and her husband Phil Sherwin of Arlington, Vt., and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as their three children and three grandchildren. He was happy to rediscover them late in his life, and took great interest in their activities. He is also survived by his nephew, Richard Baker, as well as Carlita LaPorte, Susan LaRock and Richard Hayes, all of Brandon, his "support team" who made it possible for him to remain at his home. He was predeceased by his brother, Lucien; and his sisters, Mignone, Alma and Laurette. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made either to the Brandon Senior Citizens Center, Post Office Box 237, Brandon, Vt., 05733, or to Saint Mary's Restoration Fund, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, Vt., 05733. Friends may call at the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, Friday, January 2, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass, conducted by Father Albert Baltz, will be held on Saturday, January 3, at Saint Mary's in Brandon at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1980
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Quilt
Interpretative Labels
Quilt, 1932 Frances Slater Russo Rutland, VT Cotton "Grandmother's Flower Garden" was one of the most popular patterns of the early 20th century, but even so this quilt is a particularly beautiful example of the form. Looking closely, you can see that each tiny hexagon has been handstitched. Francis Russo worked as a seamstress during the Great Depression, and earned ten cents an hour doing that work. She made this quilt for a neighbor, and earned $100 for it. At her previous rate, that would mean she spent a thousand hours working on the quilts, which is easy to believe.
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
2002.1.1
Description
Paper-pieced quilt in the pattern Grandmother's Flower Garden. The design consists of small hexagons forming flowers. Each flower has an orange center, with the "petals" made of printed cottons in various colors. Each is then bordered by a row of white, and they are held together by hexagons in plain green. The same green is made into a border around the whole quilt, and is quilted into a feather design. Both the piecing and quilted are handstitched.
Context
Made by Frances Slater Russo for her neighbor
Acquisition
Accession Number
2002.1
Source or Donor
Hanson, Rosina
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Made or Created
Artist
Russo, Frances Slater
1932
Vermont
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.3
Description
Vermont statehood bicentennial quilt, Caledonia county. The quilt consists of a central square block depicting a variation of the Vermont bicentennial logo altered to be more closely represent Caledonia County. The block is surrounded by Twenty-four 8 x 8" blocks that each use different techniques, including piecing, applique, embroidery, and drawing. The blocks are set in bands of plain dark green, a the quilt is bordered in white with a pieced green edge. The backing is green floral calico. A panel on the reverse has the names of the makers mapped to their corresponding blocks. Both machine and hand stiching is used.
Context
Made by residents of Caledonia County in celebration of Vermont's bicentennial.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.77
Source or Donor
Vermont Statehood Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1991
Caledonia County
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Caledonia County
Vermont Bicentennial
Ribbon
Name/Title
Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.6
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1977". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte

His obituary from the Rutland Herald: https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/thursday-jan-1-2004/article_9f99cfa6-0c34-5a45-9180-fb54afdae33c.html

FOREST DALE - Conrad Armand Lecompte, age 96, died at his home on December 30, 2003. He was born on September 19, 1907, in St. Louis de Gonzague, Province of Quebec, Canada. He was the eldest of Adorilla and Victorine (Villeneuve) Lecompte. He received his education in Quebec and Cornwall, Vt., his family having emigrated to Vermont in 1920. He completed his education at Elie Business College in Montreal, in the Canadian School of Railroading and Telegraphy. He was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Conquest, Saskatchewan in 1925, and worked for five different railroad companies as station agent and telegrapher at more than 60 stations, retiring in 1972 from the Central Vermont Railway. His longest assignment was at Orwell, Vt., until it closed in 1951. His longest employment was with the Rutland Railroad until it ceased operating. On February 8, 1937, he married Iola Anoe Baker of Forest Dale at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. They lived in Orwell and Forest Dale until her death in 2000. Conrad was a communicant at Saint Mary's. He served on the altar in his youth and at Saint Monica's in Forest Dale which he maintained for many years during the months it was open. He was an usher at Saint Monica's and Saint Mary's. He could still recite many of the prayers of the Latin Mass near the time of his death. After his retirement, Conrad participated in many senior functions. He was a founding member (in 1972), board member, former president and director emeritus of the Brandon Senior Citizens Center where he organized many activities and trips, was caller at weekly bingo games, and Santa Claus at Christmas parties. He was also a charter member of the Rutland area RSVP, as well as the Central Vermont Railway Veterans' Association. He was a member and officer in the Vermont State Council of Senior Citizens. He had a nearly photographic and encyclopedic memory which he attributed to his many years of telegraphy. He was a renowned raconteur, collector of railroad memorabilia, amateur historian, and historic preservationist decades before that term came into use. He also grew the best raspberries, as many satisfied customers will attest. He is survived by his brother, Roland LeCompte of Salem, Oregon; several nephews and nieces, including his namesake Conrad Waite of Vernon, Vt. He is also survived by his daughter, June and her husband Phil Sherwin of Arlington, Vt., and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as their three children and three grandchildren. He was happy to rediscover them late in his life, and took great interest in their activities. He is also survived by his nephew, Richard Baker, as well as Carlita LaPorte, Susan LaRock and Richard Hayes, all of Brandon, his "support team" who made it possible for him to remain at his home. He was predeceased by his brother, Lucien; and his sisters, Mignone, Alma and Laurette. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made either to the Brandon Senior Citizens Center, Post Office Box 237, Brandon, Vt., 05733, or to Saint Mary's Restoration Fund, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, Vt., 05733. Friends may call at the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, Friday, January 2, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass, conducted by Father Albert Baltz, will be held on Saturday, January 3, at Saint Mary's in Brandon at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1977
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Rope
Name/Title
Rope
Entry/Object ID
2012.24.2
Description
Length of blood stained cotton rope. The braided rope is tied in a hank.
Context
Used during the murder of Isabelle Norton in Randolph, VT, 1941.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.24
Source or Donor
Angell, Philip A., Jr.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1936-1940
Lexicon
Rope,Cord,Multiple Use T&E for Materials,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Rope
Relationships
Norton, Isabelle Mary Tilton (1917-1941), Reid, William J.
Randolph
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1941.26
Description
Linen sampler with floral border, pictorial elements on the bottom, and multiple alphabets. Along the top edge is the inscription: "Executed/ Mary Gibson aged 10, 1832." The border is a variation on the strawberry vine, stitched in blue, brown, green, red, and yellow. The top alphabet is an uppercase Italianate script in green cross stitch. The second alphabet is capitalized marking stitches in green cross stitch, followed by a lowercase marking script in green cross stitches with numbers up to ten. Followed by numbers up to eight in green box stitch. The third alphabet is Germanic marking stitches in green eyelet stitches. The images on the bottom of the sampler depict a church, trees, a woman, flowers, a strawberry plant, a bouquet in a basket, and a small building in cross stitches (the woman is embroidered). It was previously mounted but removed. The red, brown, light green, and blue threads are wool. The dark green and one of the tan colors are silk.
Context
Made by Mary Gibson in Ryegate, Vermont in 1832
Acquisition
Accession Number
1941.26
Source or Donor
Dyke, Abbie
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Davis, Mary Gibson (1822-1900)
1832
Ryegate
Lexicon
Sampler,Embroidery,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Materials
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Weathersfield
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1980.10.1
Description
Rectangular sampler made with silk yarn on a plain-woven linen ground. from the top, the sampler consists of a script alphabet (capitals) in pink and blue, a marking alphabet (capitals) in blue, a marking alphabet (lowercase) in white, the numbers 1-10 in white, and the inscription, "Eliza Barnett of Goffstown in the 8 year of her Age/Happy the child whose green unpractis'd years/The guiding hand of parent fondnefs rears/To rich instructions ample field removes/Prunes every fault and every worth improves/This needle work of mine can tell/When a child is learned wee/By my parents I was taught/Not to spend my time for naught./Eliza Barnett of Topsham July The 13 AD 1812". Each line is separated by a simple border line.
Context
Made by Eliza Barnett of Goffstown, NH and Topsham, VT in 1812.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1980.10
Source or Donor
Atwell, Florence Barnett (1890-1980)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Artist
Barnett, Elizabeth
1812
Topsham
Lexicon
Sampler,Embroidery,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Goffstown
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1980.10.2
Description
Small sampler of silk on linen. From the top, the sampler consists of a marking alphabet (capitals) in blue and pink, a marking alphabet (lowercase) in brown and white, number 1-8 in brown and white, a script alphabet (capitals) in brown and pink, individual letter alternates in brown and white, and the words "Elizabeth G. Bayley born Feb. 11 1817, aged fourteen" in white and blue. Each line of letters is separated by a simple border. All stitches are cross stitches over two yarns.
Context
Made by Elizabeth Bayley of Newbury, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1980.10
Source or Donor
Atwell, Florence Barnett (1890-1980)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Artist
Bayley, Elizabeth (1817-1856)
1831
Lexicon
Sampler,Embroidery,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Newbury
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
2005.15
Description
Square sampler of blue and white silk on a plain-woven linen ground. The sampler consists of multiple alphabets (capital marking, script, numbers 1-11, marking alternates, and lowercase marking) follows by the inscription, "Achsah Foster/Made in school A.D. 1814 by Roxcinda Richardson/in the 9th year of her age."

The bottom portion of the sampler is pictorial with a single scene showing a four-bay house, several trees, some birds' nests or bird baths on stands, and a man in a top hat and tailcoat walking up a hill.
Context
Made by Roxcinda Richardson of Orange, VT in 1814
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.15
Source or Donor
Beard, Elsie
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Richardson, Roxcinda (b. 1808)
1814
Lexicon
Sampler,Embroidery,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen, Silk
Relationships
Foster, Aschah
Orange
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1959.21.2
Description
Linen sampler embroidered with 2-ply silk thread. The design consists of a floral border surrounding three alphabets, a maker inscription, a verse, and floral elements. The outer border consists of a continuous, curvilinear vine in stem stitch with alternating pink and white flowers (satin stitch) and green leaves (satin stitch). The center is surrounded by a narrow border of flame stitches in white.

The uppermost alphabet contains all capital letters and numbers up to 7 in a fancy script. The letters are cross stitched in black thread, much of which is disintegrated. A narrow green border of cross stitches separates the uppermost and second alphabets. The to subsequent alphabets are marking letters done in cross stitches. The first is in capital letters and the second is lower case; they are separated by a narrow border of black thread, and a green and pink strawberry border sits below.

Across the center in green thread is the inscription, "Sarah Bayley Cobb Aged 12 years. Wrought under/the care of Mifs Lucinda Washburn. Hardwick, July 1821," followed by a border of queen stitches in pink thread. Beneath the border is the verse, "Oh that forever may be mine/ Those joys that humanise the heart/That wake at pity's plaintive shrine/And sympathy's soft tear impart."

Across the bottom are three floral elements: a large bouquet in a basket flanked by two swags. The basket is cross stitched while the swags are both filled with stem stitches.

The 9-yarn-wide hem is accented by a hem stitch all the way around.
Context
Made by Sarah Bayley Cobb in Hardwick, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.21
Source or Donor
Field, Helen K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Field, Sarah Bayley Cobb (1809-1863)
1821
Hardwick
Lexicon
Sampler,Embroidery,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Materials
Materials
Linen, Silk
Relationships
Wright, Lucinda Washburn (1802-1826)
The Christian Messenger
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1972.28.13
Description
Sampler on linen with three alphabets, the word "MODESTY", a poem, and several pictorial elements. At the top are two marking alphabets in black, pink, and blue, first capitals then lower case. The next alphabet in script capitals in pink and green. The next alphabet is stitched entirely with eyelet stitches in blue, pink, and black. Beneath the alphabet, the word "MODESTY" stretches across the entire piece, stitched in eyelets and with the Y and T inserted vertically on the end. Beneath the word is a simple border of a vine and flower buds. In the bottom section is the inscription, "A damask cheek and ivory arm/Shall ne'er my wishes win/Give me an animated form/That speaks a mind within/Sally Partridge's Sampler". Pictorial elements in the bottom section include five people, animals, several different patterns of flowers in vases, and flowering trees.
Context
Made by Sarah Partridge in Braintree, VT, ca. 1830.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1972.28
Source or Donor
Erickson, Dorothy Edith Maxham (1914-1980)
Birkett, Nellie Maxham (1909-2005)
Acquisition Method
Made or Created
Artist
Hutchinson, Sarah Partridge (1821-1854)
1830-1835
Braintree
Lexicon
Sampler,Embroidery,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Warp Materials
Linen
Weft Materials
Linen
Materials
Linen, Silk
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.40a
Description
Small rectangular sampler with brown and green embroidery. The sampler has two marking alphabets, the first in cross stitches and the second in eyelet stitches. Between the two alphabets is the inscription, "IRENE RICE| ABR|IR.SR.CR|WOODSTOCK OCTOBER 18011".
Context
Made by Irene Rice in Woodstock, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.25
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Artist
Rice, Irene (1793-1842)
1801
Woodstock
Lexicon
Sampler,Embroidery,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Linen
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.40b
Description
Rectangular sampler with three alphabets stitched in blue, brown, white, pink, red, and black cross stitches. Each alphabet has letter alternates worked in, rather than placed at the end. The first alphabet is capital marking letters with alternates for A, C, D, G, K, M (2), N (2), S (2), T, U, and W (2). The second alphabet is lowercase marking letters with alternates for g, o, r, t, v, w, y, followed by two ampersands, the numbers 1-9, and the name "Calista Rice." The third alphabet is script letters with alternates for nearly every letter, some not placed in order, and no H. Extra alternates for A, D, K, L are placed at the end. Last is the inscription, "Calista Rice Exampler Woodstock Sep. 18th 1820."
Context
Made by Calista Rice in Woodstock, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.25
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Artist
Baldwin, Calista Rice (1805-1891)
1820
Woodstock
Lexicon
Sampler,Embroidery,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Linen
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
2012.13
Description
Small, rectangular sampler of silk on linen. The sampler consists of an alphabet (capital marking letters), the numbers 1-9, the inscription "OLIVE LAUGHTONS", another alphabet (lowercase marking letters), capital alternates, and the inscription, "Made by Olive Laughton Sampler in the Eleven year".
Context
Made by Olive Laughton of Norwich, VT in 1797
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.13
Source or Donor
Faran, Judith Loveland
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Laughton, Olive
1797
Norwich
Lexicon
Sampler,Embroidery,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Silk Fragment
Name/Title
Silk Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1950.2.1
Description
Paper envelope full of tangled fibers and insect cocoon. A paper note is attached to the front that reads, "Injured cocoons of Silk Worms, picked apart to be used for weaving with other material. The worms were raised and silk prepared by Mrs. L.M. Flint at Norwich, VT in 1837."
Context
Silk raised in Vermont by Laura Flint in Norwich, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1950.2
Source or Donor
Flint, Edgar, M.D.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Flint, Laura M. (1822-1899)
1837
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Paper
Stocking
Name/Title
Stocking
Entry/Object ID
1950.2.6
Description
Unfinished knitted silk stocking with needles. Paper label reads: "Stocking commenced 50 years ago, unfinished for want of perseverance"
Context
Begun by Laura Flint of Norwich, VT using silk from worms she raised herself.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1950.2
Source or Donor
Flint, Edgar, M.D.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Flint, Laura M. (1822-1899)
1837
Norwich
Lexicon
Stocking,Hosiery,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Metal
Tape
Name/Title
Tape
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.19a
Description
Small fragment of woven tape or ribbon. The tape is patterned in blue and white stripes. The blue is wool and the white is linen.
Use
Used as edging on blankets or clothing.
Context
Made by either Sarah Sterling Rice or Sarah Rice Goddard in Reading, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864), Goddard, Sarah Rice (1800-1875)
Reading
Lexicon
Ribbon, Textile,Trim, Textile,Notion,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Warp-faced Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
Blue
White
Warp Materials
Linen
Weft Count
Weft Colors
White
Weft Materials
Materials
Linen, Wool
Tape
Name/Title
Tape
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.19b
Description
Fragment of white linen tape.
Use
Used as edging on blankets or clothing.
Context
Made by either Sarah Sterling Rice or Sarah Rice Goddard in Reading, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864), Goddard, Sarah Rice (1800-1875)
Reading
Lexicon
Ribbon, Textile,Trim, Textile,Notion,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Warp-faced Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Colors
White
Weft Materials
Materials
Linen
Thread
Name/Title
Thread
Entry/Object ID
1932.5.3
Description
Plaited bunch of mult-colored silk threads in white, pink, and blue.
Context
Silk was raised by Mary Hunt Palmer Tyler of Brattleboro, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1932.5
Source or Donor
Brown, Helen Tyler
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Tyler, Mary Palmer Hunt (1775-1866)
1830-1840
Brattleboro
Lexicon
Thread,Notion,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Tyler, Royall (1757-1826)
Towel
Name/Title
Towel
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.13ab
Description
Square linen towel woven in a blue-and-white checked pattern. All four sides have a wider blue stripe, indicating that these were woven to shape. Two sides are selvedges and the other two sides have narrow rolled hems. The towel is accompanied by a fragment of a larger piece in the same checked pattern. One side is hemmed, and there is evidence of removed gathers.
Context
Made by Hannah Caryl Hager in Chester, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.25
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Artist
Hager, Hannah Caryl (1788-1871)
19th Century
Chester
Lexicon
Towel, Hand,Towel,Hygiene Objects,Toilet Articles,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
Blue
White
Warp Materials
Linen
Weft Count
Weft Colors
Blue
White
Weft Materials
Linen
(a)
Materials
Linen
Towel
Name/Title
Towel
Entry/Object ID
1961.26.9
Description
Large white linen towel with fringe at one end and a tape for hanging at the center of the other end. The towel is woven in an Ms and Os weave, creating a honeycomb pattern.
Context
Made by Cynthia Bates Bisbee of Springfield, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1961.26
Source or Donor
Beckert, Mildred
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Bisbee, Cynthia Bates (1786-1816)
1800
Springfield
Lexicon
Towel,Hygiene Objects,Toilet Articles,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Ms & Os
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Colors
White
Weft Materials
Materials
Linen, Linen
Relationships
Bisbee, Cynthia Bates (1786-1816)
Springfield
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2021.4.1
Description
Yellow felt W in gothic script over a green felt ground. The W is formed with three lines in the center connected by a horizontal stripe, and it has two decorative swashes on the left side.
Context
Awarded to Herbert Guy Howe by Windsor High School Athletic Association, 1930-1932
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.4
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1930-1932
Lexicon
Badge, Merit,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Howe, Herbert Guy (1914-2002)
Windsor
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2021.4.2
Description
Yellow felt W on a green felted ground. The W has rectangular serifs on either end.
Context
Awarded to Herbert Guy Howe by Windsor High School Athletic Association, 1930-1932
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.4
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1930-1932
Lexicon
Badge, Merit,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Howe, Herbert Guy (1914-2002)
Windsor

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