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Academic Tassel
Name/Title
Academic Tassel
Entry/Object ID
2011.39.9
Description
Maroon and navy graduation cap tassel.
Context
Issued to a graduate of Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.39
Made or Created
1956
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Nylon
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Advertising Sign
Name/Title
Advertising Sign
Entry/Object ID
2021.9.1
Description
Portion of an advertising sign printed on thin, undyed cotton. The sign reads, "[illeg] MANURES For DIFFERENT CROPS THE MOST Concentrated Fertilizer Sold FOR SALE BY JOHN V. BROOKS, MONTPELIER, VT." The name and location of the seller is stenciled.
Context
Montpelier, VT; we don't have anything referencing this company yet
Acquisition
2021.9
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Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Warp Materials
Cotton
Weft Materials
Cotton
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Brooks, John V.
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Armband
Name/Title
Armband
Entry/Object ID
2006.22
Description
Diamond-shaped blue felt armband appliquéd with the letters M. S. H. S. in red felt. A short length of black elastic stretches between the two side points across the back.
Context
Worn by hall monitors at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2006.22
Made or Created
1951
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Materials
Wool
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Badge
Name/Title
Badge
Entry/Object ID
2013.40.3
Description
Wool felt badge consisting of a round blue circle with two long tails, one blue and one red. The circle is appliqued with a red letter S. The tails are attached to the center bottom of the circle with a metal straight pin.
Context
Owned by Marie Perrigo while a student at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2013.40
Made or Created
1940-1943
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Metal
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Bag
Name/Title
Bag
Entry/Object ID
1990.4.2
Description
Small, rectangular bag with the printed label, "The Best Shoes for BOYS AND CHILDREN at ORLEANS SHOE STORE." The top of the bag closes with a drawstring.
Context
Made for Orleans Shoe Store in Orleans, Vermont
Acquisition
1990.4
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Related Place
Village
Orleans
Town
Barton
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Banner
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
1947.6
Made or Created
Artist
Barrett, John (1776-1856)
1840
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Materials
Cotton, Wood, Metal, Paint
Relationships
Barrett, John (1776-1856)
,
Banner
Name/Title
Banner
Entry/Object ID
1995.12
Description
Square cotton banner with the painted inscription, "VERMONT THE STAR THAT NEVER SETS CORINTH DELECTI[ON] FIRM FOR OLD TIP". The top and bottom edges of the banner have nail holes evenly spaced all the way across.
Context
Made in Corinth, Vermont, during the election of William Henry Harrison. Possibly carried to a political rally at Stratton Mountain.
Acquisition
1995.12
Made or Created
circa 1840
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Harrison, William Henry (1773-1841)
Related Place
Mountain
Stratton Mountain
Town
Stratton
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Bedsheet
Name/Title
Bedsheet
Entry/Object ID
1995.46.7
Description
Half a linen bed sheet. One corner of the sheet has the inked label, "M. Gilfillin No 4".
Context
Owned by a member of the Gilfillan family of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
1995.46
Made or Created
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Warp Materials
Linen
Weft Materials
Linen
Relationships
Gilfillan family
Related Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
1951.12
Description
Red wool blanket with windowpane plain woven design in faded black. Appears to have originally been a white blanket with blue windowpane plaid that was overdyed red.
Acquisition
1951.12
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
1951.14.1
Description
Wool blanket woven in stripes of white, blue, and brown. The blanket is made from two strips of cloth, seamed together down the center.
Context
Owned by Hannah Barnes Davis in East Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1951.14
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Barnes, Hannah
Related Place
Town
East Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
1992.35.2
Description
White wool blanket embroidered in two corners with star, wagon wheel, or rosette designs. The wool embroidery is in a nine-pointed star, with one having wide points and the other straight. The star is stitched with yellow, blue, and brown thread. Each star is encircled with a herringbone-stitched circle of blue, and another of yellow. The blanket is marked at the center seam on the top edge, "PD".
Context
Made by Abigail Flagg Dewey of Berlin, Vermont
Acquisition
1992.35
Made or Created
Dewey, Abigail Flagg (1783-1862)
1800-1814
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
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
1961.26
Made or Created
Artist
Bisbee, Cynthia Bates (1786-1816)
circa 1800
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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)
Related Place
Town
Springfield
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Carriage Blanket
Name/Title
Carriage Blanket
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.115
Description
A red, white and blue plaid wood blanket with fringed edges at the top and bottom.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Wool
Coin Purse
Name/Title
Coin Purse
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.60
Description
Blue and white cloth basket. It is made with flowered white cloth and blue piping. The cloth gathers to close and doesn't now open easily. Blue piping is wrapped around the handle. A note with the baskets reads, " College Moderne et Technique, Montceau-1-Mines, Saone et Loire France, Classes nouvelles, boys and girls, age 12."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Cloth
Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1h
Description
Commemorative ribbon pin consisting of three ribbons and button. The satin-woven ribbons are red, white, and blue. There are formed into three rosettes or cockades, and three tails hang below. At the center of the three rosettes is a round ceramic button printed with an image of a man with a large mustache (Admiral Dewey) and surrounded in gold tinsel trim.
Context
Made for Dewey Day, a large celebration in Montpelier, Vermont, welcoming war hero Admiral George Dewey, home from the Spanish-American War.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made or Created
1899
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Materials
Silk, Ceramic
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Spanish-American War, Dewey Day
Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1963.6
Description
Commemorative ribbon pin consisting of three ribbons and button. The satin-woven ribbons are red, white, and blue. There are formed into three rosettes or cockades, and three tails hang below. At the center of the three rosettes is a round ceramic button printed with an image of the Vermont State House and surrounded in gold tinsel trim.
Context
Made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the construction of the current State House building.
Acquisition
1963.6
Made or Created
1908
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Ceramic
Relationships
,
Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1964.6.4
Description
Blue satin-woven silk ribbon printed in gold with an image of a monument. The monument consists of a man wearing a Civil War uniform standing on a plinth. The date 1899 is above the monument. Within a circle below the monument is the inscription, "13th Vt. GETTYSBURG JULY, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1863." The inscription is ringed by the words, "1st CORPS, 3rd DIVISION. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC."
Context
Worn by Governor Ebenezer J. Ormsbee to the dedication ceremony of a monument to the 13th Vermont's actions during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Acquisition
1964.6
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Ormsbee, Ebenezer Jolls (1834-1924)
Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War
Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1981.7.3
Description
Yellow and white ribbon with the stamped silver inscription, "1880 1905 / SACERDOTAL SILVER JUBILEE REV. W. J. O'SULLIVAN MONTPELIER, VT." At the top of the ribbon is a round button printed with a photograph of St. Augustine's Church (Montpelier, VT) and a portrait of a man.
Context
Produced for the 25th anniversary of the ordination of Rev. W. J. O'Sullivan of St. Augustine's Church in Montpelier, Vermont. Worn by Margaret Emmons.
Acquisition
1981.7
Made or Created
1905
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
O'Sullivan, W. J., Emmons, Margaret (1894-1980)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2m
Description
Commemorative ribbon consisting of a rosette with a three-ribbon tail. The rosette has pink, white, and blue plastic petals, held together by a metal button printed with a bust portrait of Admiral George Dewey and the words, "ADMIRAL GEORGE DEWEY HERO OF MANILLA." Three silk ribbons, red, white, and blue, hang from the rosette.
Context
Admiral George Dewey, of Montpelier, Vermont, was a celebrated war hero during the Spanish-American War. This was owned by his brother, Charles Dewey.
Acquisition
1954.15
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917), Dewey, Charles (1828-1905)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Spanish-American War
Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2011.11.1
Description
Green satin-woven silk ribbon printed in silver with the inscription, "1977 REPUBLIC OF VERMONT BICENTENNIAL BALL 1777" along with a circular logo that says "CITY OF RUTLAND VT." on the left and "League of Volunteers Evergrateful" on the right, with the date, "Oct. 15" at the bottom.
Context
Worn by Governor Jim Douglas to the Bicentennial Ball in Rutland, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.11
Made or Created
1977
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Douglas, James H. (b. 1951)
Related Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Counterpane
Name/Title
Counterpane
Entry/Object ID
1941.11
Description
Embroidered counterpane. The body of the counterpane is a white-and-blue wool blanket woven in a "windowpane" plaid check. Each "pane" (white square) is embroidered is crewel embroidered with blue wool yarn in dark blue, light blue, and white. The embroidered patterns are repeated often, but there is no consistency in the repeat. Imagery includes hearts, tulips, pineapples, flowers, and wreaths. The fabric is two 36" panels (full selvedge width) sewn together at the center. There is a light-blue applied hand-woven fringe on three sides.
Context
Made by Elizabeth Meigs Chittenden for her daughter, Betsy Chittenden Hill, who lived in Charlotte, Vermont. According to family history, the wool was from sheep raised on Governor Thomas Chittenden's farm in Williston, and the yarns were spun by Elizabeth Meigs Chittenden.
Acquisition
1941.11
Made or Created
Chittenden, Elizabeth Meigs
circa 1800
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Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Blue
Warp Materials
Wool
Weft Count
Weft Colors
White
Blue
Weft Materials
Wool
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Chittenden, Thomas (1730-1797), Hill, Betsy Chittenden
Related Place
Town
Charlotte
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Counterpane
Name/Title
Counterpane
Entry/Object ID
1960.100
Description
Crewel embroidered counterpane. The ground fabric is plain-woven wool in a windowpane plaid design. The "panes" are white, and the stripes of the plaid are dark blue, yellow, and light blue. All four edges of the counterpane are bordered in widened version of the multi-colored stripe. Each pane is crewel embroidered with wool yarn in dark blue, light blue, yellow and white. The designed alternate between four-pointed stars with floral vines or medallions in the center and floral bouquets. One pane is marked with the initials ABW in cross stitches.
Context
Made by Polly Brown of Ira, Vermont, for her daughter Arethusa Brown Williams.
Acquisition
1960.100
Made or Created
Artist
Brown, Polly
circa 1825
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Williams, Arethusa Brown
Counterpane
Name/Title
Counterpane
Entry/Object ID
1983.2.1
Description
Unquilted counterpane or bedcover pieced from 16 squares of white cotton. The seams between each square are decorated with herringbone-stitch embroidery, and three edges are trimmed with crocheted lace. Each block is embroidered with a red work design, stitched as an outline of the design in a single color: gold, red, green, blue, black, orange, purple, or variegated rainbow thread. The designs include thistles, maple leaves, poppies, dogwood, gothic lettering, birds on palm branches, a couple beneath an umbrella talking to a chipmunk, and Asiatic scene in a tent, children behind a wall, a birdbath, a small boy bringing flowers to a bird, and a woman and owl sitting on the moon. The scenes are illustrations from Kate Greenaway books.
Context
Made by Mary Hawes Northrup of Addison County, Vermont
Acquisition
1983.2
Made or Created
Artist
Northrup, Mary Hawes
1896
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Silk, Floss, Embroidery
Relationships
Related Place
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1922.1.14
Description
Overshot, or floatwork, cotton and wool coverlet woven in a windowpane plaid pattern. The coverlet is woven from olive green and natural brown 2-ply wool and cotton, with the wool used for the floats and the cotton for the tabby. The coverlet is constructed of two panels, sewn together up the center along the selvedge. Three sides are decorated with a leno fringe that includes a narrow strip of overshot detached from the main body.
Context
Made and used in Chelsea, Vermont
Acquisition
1922.1
Made or Created
Artist
Blake, Roxanna
Attribution
Attributed to
1820-1850
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Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Overshot
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Cotton
Wool
Weft Count
Weft Materials
Cotton
Wool
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1986.20.1
Description
White overshot coverlet with applied fringe on three side. The coverlet consists of two woven panels seamed together down the center, with the weaving patterns not matched. The fringe was likely added at a later date.
Context
Owned by Susan Little Church Cleveland.
Acquisition
1986.20
Made or Created
circa 1810
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Cleveland, Susan Little Church (b. 1796)
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1950.22.1
Description
Single panel of a brown and blue summer-and-winter coverlet. The two short edges are hemmed, and there are several weaving errors throughout.
Context
Said to have been made by Mary Stevens Powers, who processed the fibers, dyed the yarns, and wove the the material.
Acquisition
1950.22
Made/Created
Artist
Powers, Mary Stevens (1802-1892)
circa 1840
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Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Summer and Winter
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Weft Materials
Wool
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Powers, Mary Stevens (1802-1892)
Coverlet
Interpretative Labels
Emily Andrus lived in Pawlet, Vermont and owned this jaquard woven coverlet. It isn't clear though if she made the coverlet or if it was a gift.
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1981.38
Description
Jacquard woven double-cloth coverlet in blue and white. The center field is woven in a pattern of different styles of rosettes. The border is woven with a repeating pattern of scrollwork around an urn. The bottom two corners are woven with a rampant eagle holding a ribbon with the words "E. PLURIBUS UNUM" and the inscription "EMMILY E. ANDRUS / 1850" underneath.
Context
Owned by Emily Chapin Andrus of Pawlet, Vermont.
Acquisition
1981.38
Made or Created
Artist
Tyler, Harry
1850
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Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Double Cloth
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Andrus, Emily Chapin (1787-1852)
Related Place
City
Pawlet
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1959.37.28
Description
Red and white figured coverlet. The coverlet features a center medallion with a pointed star or flower surrounded by a laurel wreath and borders of flowers and oak leaves. Surrounded the center is a border design of tiles with folk-style eagles in each corner. The outer border consists of large leaves and flowers. There is red fring on three sides, and the bottom corners are rounded.
Acquisition
1959.37
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Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Overshot
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Colors
Red
White
Weft Materials
Cotton
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1983.6.1
Description
Panel of a blue-and-white summer and winter woven coverlet. The coverlet is woven of blue dyed wool and white cotton. The piece is two widths of woven fabric, seamed down the center, with wide hems on all sides, indicating that it was reworked after its original use.
Context
Owned by Adah Shepardson Walker in Clarendon, Vermont
Acquisition
1983.6
Made or Created
circa 1850
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Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Summer and Winter
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Walker, Adah Shephardson (1808-1901)
Related Place
Town
Clarendon
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Deposit Bag
Name/Title
Deposit Bag
Entry/Object ID
2020.6.2
Description
Blue deposit bag with heavy, metal zipper along the top. The front is screen printed with an image of the bank's storefront in white and the inscriptions "The/MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK/Burlington - Essex Jct., Vermont" in yellow and "MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION" in white.
Use
Used to carry money to the bank for deposits
Context
Used for deposits at The Merchants National Bank in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2020.6
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Materials
Cotton, Metal
Relationships
Merchants National Bank
,
Deposit Bag
Name/Title
Deposit Bag
Entry/Object ID
2020.6.3
Description
Blue canvas bag with heavy metal zipper closure secured by large metal lock. The lock is covered on the sides in leather. The face of the bag is embroidered with red thread with the words, "The Howard Bank", in cursive chain stitches, and "M2813" in chain and satin stitches.
Use
Used to carry money to the bank for deposits
Context
Used for deposits at The Howard Bank in Burlington, VT.
Acquisition
2020.6
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Materials
Cotton, Metal, Leather
Relationships
The Howard Bank
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doily
Interpretative Labels
Doily, 1964.63.120 Linen France Gift of the State of Vermont, 1964 In 1949, the French people shipped 49 boxcars filled with tokens of gratitude for the trainloads of food, clothing, and medicine that the United States had sent in 1947 to assist France's recovery following World War II. The "Merci Train," a response to the "American Friendship Train," arrived in February. There was an antique boxcar full of gifts and messages for each of the 48 states, plus one for Hawaii and the District of Columbia to share. Vermont's boxcar arrived in the state aboard a flatbed car on February 9. It made short stops in Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, and White River Junction on its way to Montpelier. The official welcoming ceremony took place on February 10, and included Governor Ernest W. Gibson Jr. and Count Max de Montalembert, the French vice-consul in Boston. Bermont's boxcar contained hundreds of items--dolls, toys, paintings, crafts, pencil boxes, embroidered collars, wooden puppets, ornamental fans, paintings, vases, trinkets, books, cards, and letters. Some of the artwork was given to the Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont in Burlington, some French books to Middlebury College, and individual items were sent via legislators to towns and libraries throughout the state. The remainder--nearly 200 items--has been in the custody of and stored at the Vermont Historical Society. Pieces from the collection have been displayed twice since they arrived in that boxcar 70 years ago--in the 1950s and in 1988.
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.120
Description
Crocheted linen doily. The doily features several flat and dimensional petaled-flowers and is bordered with repeating fleurs-de-lis.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Made or Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Merci Train
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.121
Description
Crocheted linen doily. The doily features several flat and dimensional petaled-flowers.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Lace
Relationships
Merci Train
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.122
Description
Woven linen doily. A small note accompanying the doily reads, "Gift of M'elle. Staudard."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Lace
Relationships
Merci Train
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.123
Description
Knitted linen doily in a spiral flower design.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Lace
Relationships
Merci Train
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.184
Description
Framed, white lace American flag on a yellow cardboard mat in a dark, wooden frame with a crest in red and blue at the center top of the frame. The words "Broderie de Touraine" are printed on the yellow mat at the bottom.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Lace, Cardboard, Wood
Doll Quilt
Name/Title
Doll Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1972.28.14
Description
Small patchwork quilt sized for a doll. The quilt is pieced from rectangles of fabric, alternating between a green floral-patterned calico and various other printed cottons. It is backed in undyed cotton and bound with floral-printed cotton. It is hand-quilted in a diamond-pattern with brown thread.
Context
Purportedly made by Elbert Maxham of Middlesex, Vermont, before the age of 6
Acquisition
1972.28
Made or Created
Artist
Maxham, Elbert (1872-1944)
circa 1880
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Materials
Cotton
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
2017.24
Made or Created
Artist
Lepine, Imelda R. (1899-1994)
1939-1994
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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
2017.24
Made or Created
Artist
Lepine, Imelda R. (1899-1994)
1939-1994
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Jute
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.71
Description
White satin fan with painted flowers on one side, shimmering pink and cream shell underneath. Fan gatheres at a gold-colored ring and has a large white and gold tassle that is tangled. Came in a white puffy satin-topped cardboard box with braid ric-rack loose on one corner.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Silk, Shell, Metal, Cardboard
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.128
Description
Black and olive green fan with sparkly gold and green sequins. Scene in the middle of the fan is of a lady and a gentleman. Brown plastic at the bottom of the fan.
Together with a worn, offwhite case for the fan.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Materials
Paper, Leather, Metal
Flag
Name/Title
Flag
Entry/Object ID
1930.9
Description
Blue flag hand painted in the center with a pictorial interpretation of the Vermont state seal. The image consists of a cow standing in a field near a lone tree (traditionally an evergreen but in this case more visually similar to a maple) and several sheaves of wheat. Red-and-green trees are in the background as well as rocky-looking mountains. The words, "FREEDOM AND UNITY" run across the top of the image.
Context
This design was used for the Vermont State flag from 1837 until 1923.
Acquisition
1930.9
Made or Created
1923
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Materials
Wool
Flag
Name/Title
Flag
Entry/Object ID
1938.7
Description
Blue silk flag painted with a ring of 25 5-pointed stars around a central white medallion. The medallion is printed with a design of a bald eagle with an American shield on its chest, holding a ribbon that reads, "E PLURIBUS UNUM". Beneath the eagle are the words, "VERMONT. REGT. NO. 13".
Context
The flag of the 13th Vermont Regiment, carried by Washington Fiske during the Mexican-American War.
Acquisition
1938.7
Made or Created
B. W. Thayer
1845
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Fiske, Washington (1804-1897)
Related Event
Mexican-American War
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
5.49
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Materials
Silk
Relationships
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Flag
Name/Title
Flag
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2e
Description
Small Canadian "Red Ensign" flag printed on cotton. The flag is glued to a small wooden dowel.
Acquisition
1960.81
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Materials
Cotton, Wood
Relationships
Related Place
Country
Canada
Continent
Flag
Name/Title
Flag
Entry/Object ID
2021.8.1
Description
Rectangular nylon flag with white text on a black ground. The text reads "BLACK LIVES MATTER" with the center word in black on a white rectangle. The left edge of the flag is banded with white nylon with a metal grommet on the bottom left corner and a torn hole on the top left corner. (Per donor: the grommet was ripped out when lower the flag from the pole.)
Context
Flown on the Barre City flagpole in December, 2020
Acquisition
2021.8
Made or Created
2020
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Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Warp Materials
Nylon
Weft Materials
Nylon
Materials
Nylon, Metal
Relationships
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Flag
Name/Title
Flag
Entry/Object ID
2020.16.1-4
Description
Vermont state flag contained in its original box with two archival objects: an autographed postcard showing a man (Dave Watson) holding the flag and a side banner indicating that it was on Mt. Everest; and a paper indicating how to care for the flag.
Context
Carried by Dave Watson to the top of Mt. Everest in 2006.
Acquisition
2020.16
Made or Created
circa 2006
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Materials
Polyester, Cardboard
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Handkerchief
Name/Title
Handkerchief
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.105
Description
A handkerchief of off-white linen with embroidered flower design in off-white. The initials R and M are embroidered in one corner.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Merci Train
Handkerchief
Name/Title
Handkerchief
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.106
Description
A silk scarf with a red edge, and two men's portraits in the top half with a ship and crown insignia. The words "Republique Francaise" is in the middle. Also on the scarf are declarations of senators and deputies. The scarf says it is a souvenir of the election of 1877.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Silk
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
1967.62
Made or Created
Artist
Whitney, Mary Connor
1886
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Wright, Mary Jane
Handkerchief Box
Name/Title
Handkerchief Box
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.59
Description
Pink, satin-covered, rectangular box with three puffy sections on the lid edged with tiny gold cord. Two sections are painted with flowers and the middle has a cherbourg crest. The inside is also padded and the top edge has white lace trim. A card with the box reads, "With compliments from Rene Dubreail, director du college moderne technique, who would be glad to start a correspondence intercourse between his pupils and yours."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Silk, Lace, Cardboard
Handkerchiefs
Name/Title
Handkerchiefs
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.51
Description
White, blue and peach-colored handkerchiefs edged in blue and red with painted or embroidered pictures, attached to cards by ribbons that run diagonally across the corners. The cards are pink, white, blue or green and say thank you from Manche en Normandie, France, Communaute des Soeurs de la Charite de Jesus et Marie. Some cards also say, "Thank you very much American friends."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Cloth, Cardboard, Ribbon
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
1951.43
Made or Created
circa 1860
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Watts, Chandler M. (1839-1911)
Related Place
Town
Stowe
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Civil War
Lace
Name/Title
Lace
Entry/Object ID
1940.17.5a-f
Description
Six small lace samples. Two are floral medallions. Two are flora cuffs. Two are eyelet cuffs.
Context
Made by Mary Tillison Bullard in Swanton, Vermont.
Acquisition
1940.17
Made or Created
Artist
Tillison, Mary L. (1835-1917)
1857
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Materials
Lace
Lace Fragment
Name/Title
Lace Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.118
Description
A length of lace with one scalloped edge. One section of the scalloped edge is ripped. Ends are cut, but not finished.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Lace
Lap Robe
Name/Title
Lap Robe
Entry/Object ID
2016.43.2
Description
Chenille lap robe, or throw blanket. The blanket is woven in horizontal stripes of red, green, and grey. The long edges are selvedges, and the short edges and hemmed.
Context
Made by Annie Williams at Fletcher Farm Craft School in Ludlow, Vermont, 1957.
Acquisition
2016.43
Made or Created
Artist
Williams, Annie
1957
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Wool
Relationships
Fletcher Farm School
Law Enforcement Patch
Name/Title
Law Enforcement Patch
Entry/Object ID
2020.25.1
Description
Round embroidered patch showing the state of Vermont with the lower half of the state covered with a Confederate battle flag. The center of the image is covered with a banner that reads, "SINCE 1988". The patch has a yellow border with the green inscription, "SOUTHERN VERMONT DRUG TASK FORCE".
Context
Given to members of the Southern Vermont Drug Task Force, formed in 1987.
Acquisition
2020.25
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Relationships
Vermont State Police
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Linen
Name/Title
Linen
Entry/Object ID
1995.46.8
Description
Twist of white linen fibers.
Context
Owned by a member of the Gilfillan family of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
1995.46
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Gilfillan family
Related Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Linen
Name/Title
Linen
Entry/Object ID
1995.46.9
Description
Twist of undyed linen fibers.
Context
Owned by a member of the Gilfillan family of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
1995.46
Made or Created
19th Century
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Materials
Linen
Relationships
Gilfillan family
Related Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Linen
Name/Title
Linen
Entry/Object ID
1995.46.10
Description
Twist of long staple grey linen fibers.
Context
Owned by a member of the Gilfillan family of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
1995.46
Made or Created
19th Century
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Materials
Linen
Relationships
Gilfillan family
Related Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Linen
Name/Title
Linen
Entry/Object ID
1995.46.11
Description
Twist of light brown linen fibers.
Context
Owned by a member of the Gilfillan family of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
1995.46
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Gilfillan family
Related Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1k
Description
Yellow satin-woven silk ribbon printed in red with the inscription, "42nd ENCAMPMENT DEPARTMENT OF VERMONT U. S. W. V. / 24th CONVENTION OF THE DEPARTMENT AUXILIARY / BARRE, VERMONT MAY 16-17, 1954". The logo for the USWV and USWV Auxiliary are printed on the ribbon. There is a T-shaped stick pin sewn into the back of the ribbon at the top hem.
Context
Worn by Edward H. Prouty to the 1954 state-wide encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans, a fraternal organization for veterans of the Spanish-American War, in Barton, Vermont. At the time of his death, Prouty was the last living officer of the Spanish-American War in Vermont.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made or Created
St. Louis Button Co.
1954
Lexicon
Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
United Spanish War Veterans
Related Place
Town
Barton
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
Acquisition
2021.5
Made or Created
1981
Lexicon
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2003.15.3
Description
Blue silk ribbon with a molded metal bar across the top and a metal medallion in the center. The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "DELEGATE 7TH ANNUAL CONVENTION AT Sioux falls, S. D. JAN. 23 - 28, 1899". The central medallion is printed with an image of a building and the inscription, "NATIONAL CREAMERY BUTTER MAKERS ASS'N." There is a blue, shield-shaped sticker on the back that reads, "FRANK TUTTLE MANF'G OF SOCIETY GOODS BNNER FLAGS AND BADGES ELGIN. ILL."
Context
Produced for the National Convention of the National Creamery Butter Makers Association in 1899.
The American Butter Institute (ABI) is an Arlington, VA-based trade association for manufacturers, processors, marketers, and distributors of butter and butter products. Originally established as the National Association of Creamery Butter Manufacturers in 1908. There are currently 27 active member companies that market approximately 90% of all the butter manufactured in the U.S.
Source: http://www.butterinstitute.org/about-us

The last owner of this ribbon was Parker Perry (1903-1988) of Morrisville and Stowe, Vermont. Perry
came to Vermont in the 1940s and was the gas-ration agent during the war for Mobil Oil, then called Socony Oil Co. He then purchased the Green Mountain Inn in Stowe and operated it for over 40 years. He was active in Farm Bureau affairs and was an early promoter of Vermont dairy products.
However, he was not yet born at the time of this convention. See note below.
Acquisition
2003.15
Made or Created
Frank Tuttle
1899
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ribbon, Metal
Relationships
Perry, Parker (1903-1988)
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2003.15.6
Description
Red silk ribbon with metal bar at the top. The bar is printed with the inscription, "WORCESTER SALT" and has a round, metal medallion hanging from the center with an image of a large back of salt and the inscription, "WORCESTER SALT THE STANDARD FOR QUALITY." The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "ANNUAL MEETING VERMONT DAIRYMEN'S ASS'N HELD AT BURLINGTON, VT. JAN, 8-9-10, 1907". The back of the ribbon has an attached paper label with the manufacturer's details and a long advertisement of their wares.
Context
Made for the annual meeting of the Vermont Dairymen's Association in Burlington, Vermont, 1907. Duplicated within collection (2); suggest retaining only 1.
Acquisition
2003.15
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ribbon, Metal, Plastic, Paper
Relationships
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2003.15.7
Description
Red silk ribbon with metal bar at the top. The bar is printed with the inscription, "WORCESTER SALT" and has a round, metal medallion hanging from the center with an image of a large back of salt and the inscription, "WORCESTER SALT THE STANDARD FOR QUALITY." The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "ANNUAL MEETING VERMONT DAIRYMEN'S ASS'N HELD AT BURLINGTON, VT. JAN, 8-9-10, 1907". The back of the ribbon has an attached paper label with the manufacturer's details and a long advertisement of their wares.
Context
Made for the annual meeting of the Vermont Dairymen's Association in Burlington, Vermont, 1907.
Acquisition
2003.15
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ribbon, Metal
Relationships
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2003.15.9
Description
Cream-colored silk ribbon with a metal bar across the top and a round metal medallion hanging from the bottom. The top bar is printed with the inscription, "St. Albans, Vt." The ribbon is printed in black with the inscription, "VERMONT Dairymen's Association ANNUAL MEETING JAN. 4, 5, 6 & 7 1898". The bottom edge of the ribbon is gathered to the center and secured around a metal ring. From the ring hangs a round metal button printed with an image of a man in 16th-century dress and the inscription, "COMPLIMENTS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY VT CREAMERY". The reverse of the medallion is printed with the inscription, "WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION IN COMMEMORATION OF THE FOUR HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LANDING OF COLUMBUS MDCCCXCII - MDCCCXCIII TO FRANKLIN COLK VERMONT CREAMERY ASSN."
Context
Worn by the St. Albans, Vermont, delegate to the Vermont Dairymen's Association at their annual meeting in 1898.
Acquisition
2003.15
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1898
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ribbon, Metal
Relationships
Related Place
City
St. Albans City
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
Acquisition
2021.5
Made or Created
1982
Lexicon
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1l
Description
Red and yellow satin-woven silk ribbon printed in gold with the inscription, "DELEGATE 19TH ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT U. S. W. V. DEPT. OF VERMONT BURLINGTON JULY 6 - 7, 1932". There is a logo in the center consisting of a cross with weapons on the arms and an illustration of three men in the center. The logo says, "UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 1898-99". The top of the ribbon is connected to a rectangular gold frame pin.
Context
Worn by Edward H. Prouty to the 1932 state-wide encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans, a fraternal organization for veterans of the Spanish-American War, in Burlington, Vermont. At the time of his death, Prouty was the last living officer of the Spanish-American War in Vermont.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made or Created
1932
Lexicon
Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
United Spanish War Veterans
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1963.54.42o
Description
Blue ribbon printed in gold with an image of a man in 17th century clothing (Samuel de Champlain) and the inscription, "CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EXPOSITION ESSEX JCT. VERMONT 1945". The top of the ribbon is attached to a gold-framed name tag that reads, "DIRECTOR", and has a pin on the back.
Context
Worn by the director of the 1945 Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont.
Acquisition
1963.54
Made or Created
R. B. Powers
1945
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Materials
Silk, Metal, Plastic, Paper
Relationships
Champlain, Samuel de (1580-1635)
Related Place
Village
Essex Junction
Town
Essex
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Champlain Valley Fair
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.80.1a
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a yellow, red, and blue rosette secured with a button above a cream-colored flat ribbon. The button at the center of the rosette is printed with the inscription, "GUEST". The ribbon hanging from the rosette reads, "17th ANNUAL CONVENTION GRAND LODGE AND FIELD DAY OF U.R.K. OF P. OF VT. AUG. 23-24 1905, BURLINGTON, VT." The ribbon secures to the wearer with a metal safety pin basted onto the back of the rosette.
Context
Worn by a guest at the 17th annual convention of the Uniformed Rank Knights of Pythias of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. The Uniformed Ranked Knights were members who had reached the degree of Knight with the Knights of Pythias organization.
Acquisition
1960.80
Made or Created
C. F. Cammall
1905
Lexicon
Materials
Silk, Metal, Paper
Relationships
Knights of Pythias
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1a
Description
Red ribbon printed in gold with the inscription, "Company M. / Company A. JULY 4th, 1894. Burlington, Vt." There is a logo in the center of a belt around a stag's head (the Vermont state crest) with the inscription, "FIRST REGIMENT. V.N.G." The bottom edge of the ribbon is cut in a swallow tail shape.
Context
Worn by a member of the First Regiment, Company M or Company A, of the Vermont National Guard during an Independence Day demonstration in Burlington, Vermont, 1894.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made or Created
1894
Lexicon
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Vermont National Guard
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1c
Description
Red-white-and-blue striped grosgrain ribbon printed with the logo for the USWV and the inscription, "37TH ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT / DEPT. OF VERMONT U. S. W. V. AND AUXILIARY / BARRE MAY 15-16, 1949". The top of the ribbon is attached to a gold-toned metal rectangular frame pin.
Context
Worn by Edward H. Prouty to the 1950 state-wide encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans, a fraternal organization for veterans of the Spanish-American War, in Rutland, Vermont. At the time of his death, Prouty was the last living officer of the Spanish-American War in Vermont.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made or Created
St. Louis Button Co.
1949
Lexicon
Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
United Spanish War Veterans
Related Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1g
Description
Red and yellow satin-woven silk ribbon printed in gold with the inscription, "23RD ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT DEPARTEMENT OF VERMONT U. S. W. V. BARRE, VT. JUNE 13, 1935". There is a logo in the center consisting of a cross with weapons on the arms and an illustration of two men in the center. The logo says, "UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 1898-1902". The top of the ribbon is connected to a rectangular gold frame pin, into which is inserted a piece of paper with the hand-inked name, "E. H. Prouty".
Context
Worn by Edward H. Prouty to the 1935 state-wide encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans, a fraternal organization for veterans of the Spanish-American War, in Barre, Vermont. At the time of his death, Prouty was the last living officer of the Spanish-American War in Vermont.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made or Created
1935
Lexicon
Materials
Silk, Metal, Paper
Relationships
United Spanish War Veterans
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Spanish-American War
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.
Acquisition
2021.5
Made or Created
1973
Lexicon
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
2021.13.1
Description
Blue ribbon hanging from a gold-toned pin-backed metal rectangle. The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "AMERICAN LEGION AND AUXILIARY 1931 CONVENTION DEPT. OF VERMONT BARRE, VT. GRANITE CENTER OF THE WORLD". There is a square tile of grey-and-black granite glued to the ribbon.
Context
Worn to the 1931 Vermont convention of the American Legion held in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2021.13
Made or Created
1931
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Materials
Silk, Metal, Granite
Relationships
American Legion Auxiliary, Vermont Department, American Legion Department of Vermont
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1m
Description
Red-white-and-blue striped grosgrain ribbon printed with the logo for the USWV and the inscription, "38TH ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT / DEPT. OF VERMONT U. S. W. V. AND AUXILIARY / BARRE MAY 14-15, 1950". The top of the ribbon is attached to a gold-toned metal rectangular frame pin.
Context
Worn by Edward H. Prouty to the 1950 state-wide encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans, a fraternal organization for veterans of the Spanish-American War, in Barre, Vermont. At the time of his death, Prouty was the last living officer of the Spanish-American War in Vermont.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made or Created
St. Louis Button Co.
1950
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Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
United Spanish War Veterans
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
Acquisition
2021.5
Made or Created
1975
Lexicon
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1d
Description
Light blue, satin-woven silk ribbon printed in silver with the inscription, "70TH ANNUAL SESSION / GD. CHAPTER OF VERMONT O. E. S. MONTPELIER JUNE 3-4, 1942 / DELEGATE" and and image of a pentagram with iconography (including an altar and a flame) inside of it. There is a round white metal pin at the center top printed with a flying United States flag.
Context
Worn by Edward H. Prouty to the annual chapter meeting of the Vermont Order of the Eastern Star, an auxiliary of the Freemasons that was open for female relatives of Masons.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made or Created
Hodges Badge Company
1942
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Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966), Freemasons
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
Acquisition
2021.5
Made or Created
1976
Lexicon
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1963.54.42p
Description
Blue ribbon printed in gold with an image of a man in 17th century clothing (Samuel de Champlain) and the inscription, "CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EXPOSITION ESSEX JUNCTION VERMONT AUG. 29-SEPT. 3 1938". The top of the ribbon is attached to a gold-framed name tag that reads, "DIRECTOR", and has a pin on the back.
Context
Worn by the director of the 1938 Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont.
Acquisition
1963.54
Made or Created
R. B. Powers
1938
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Materials
Silk, Metal, Plastic, Paper
Relationships
Champlain, Samuel de (1580-1635)
Related Place
Village
Essex Junction
Town
Essex
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Champlain Valley Fair
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1963.54.42s
Description
Blue ribbon printed in gold with an image of a man in 17th century clothing (Samuel de Champlain) and the inscription, "CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EXPOSITION ESSEX JUNCTION VERMONT AUG. 29-SEPT. 3 1938". The top of the ribbon is attached to a gold-framed name tag that reads, "DIRECTOR", and has a pin on the back.
Context
Worn by the director of the 1938 Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont.
Acquisition
1963.54
Made or Created
R. B. Powers
1938
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Materials
Silk, Metal, Plastic, Paper
Relationships
Champlain, Samuel de (1580-1635)
Related Place
Village
Essex Junction
Town
Essex
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Champlain Valley Fair
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership 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
Acquisition
2021.5
Made or Created
1977
Lexicon
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1e
Description
Pair of satin-woven silk ribbons held together at the top by a round, white metal button. The front ribbon is green printed in gold with an image of a United States flag crossed with a Canadian flag at the top and the state seal of Vermont at the bottom. The inscription, "Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles AT Burlington, Vt. JULY 4, 1903" is at the center. A red ribbon is attached behind the green with the same imagery and inscription, but with the addition of the words, "Invitation Committee" at the top. The button shows an illustration of a cross-shaped medal with the inscription, "OTTAWA & CARLETON RIFLES CANADA".
Context
Worn to a demonstration by the 43rd Ottawa and Carleton Battalion of Rifles in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.81
Made or Created
1903
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Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1i
Description
Yellow satin-woven silk ribbon printed in red with the inscription, "41st ENCAMPMENT DEPARTMENT OF VERMONT U. S. W. V. / 23rd CONVENTION OF THE DEPARTMENT AUXILIARY / BARRE, VERMONT MAY 17-18, 1953". The logo for the USWV and USWV Auxiliary are printed on the ribbon. There is a T-shaped stick pin sewn into the back of the ribbon at the top hem.
Context
Worn by Edward H. Prouty to the 1953 state-wide encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans, a fraternal organization for veterans of the Spanish-American War, in Barre, Vermont. At the time of his death, Prouty was the last living officer of the Spanish-American War in Vermont.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made or Created
St. Louis Button Co.
1953
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Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
United Spanish War Veterans
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1963.54.42k
Description
Blue ribbon printed in gold with an image of a man in 17th century clothing (Samuel de Champlain) and the inscription, "CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EXPOSITION ESSEX JUNCTION VERMONT AUG. 28-SEPT. 2 1939". The top of the ribbon is attached to a gold-framed name tag that reads, "DIRECTOR", and has a pin on the back.
Context
Worn by the director of the 1939 Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont.
Acquisition
1963.54
Made or Created
R. B. Powers
1939
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Materials
Silk, Metal, Plastic, Paper
Relationships
Champlain, Samuel de (1580-1635)
Related Place
Village
Essex Junction
Town
Essex
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Champlain Valley Fair
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
Acquisition
2021.5
Made or Created
1978
Lexicon
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.80.1g
Description
Green satin-woven silk ribbon. The ribbon is printed in gold with a border of Roman numeral years. The upper portion of the center is printed with a scene of a small domed temple or folly in front of a large Williams Hall (University of Vermont). The scene is circled by a Latin inscription that translates to "University of Vermont / Zeal and Honesty". The center inscription translates to "Ever faithful through the years, with hopes for a better future. The bottom is printed with an image of domed building ringed by an inscription that translates to "University students will be greater".
Acquisition
1960.80
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
circa 1900
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Materials
Silk
Relationships
University of Vermont
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1j
Description
Yellow satin-woven ribbon printed in red with the inscription, "39th ENCAMPMENT DEPARTMENT OF VERMONT U. S. W. V. and the 21st CONVENTION of the DEPARTMENT AUXILIARY / WHITE RIBER JUNCTION VERMONT May 20-21, 1951". The top of the ribbon is attached to a rectangular gold frame pin.
Context
Worn by Edward H. Prouty to the 1951 state-wide encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans, a fraternal organization for veterans of the Spanish-American War, in White River Junction, Vermont. At the time of his death, Prouty was the last living officer of the Spanish-American War in Vermont.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made or Created
St. Louis Button Co.
1951
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Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
United Spanish War Veterans
Related Place
Village
White River Junction
Town
Hartford
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
Acquisition
2021.5
Made or Created
1979
Lexicon
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
Acquisition
2021.5
Made or Created
1980
Lexicon
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1f
Description
Yellow satin-woven silk ribbon printed in red with the inscription, "40th ENCAMPMENT DEPARTMENT OF VERMONT U. S. W. V. / 22nd CONVENTION OF THE DEPARTMENT AUXILIARY / BURLINGTON, VERMONT MAY 18-19, 1952". The logo for the USWV and USWV Auxiliary are printed on the ribbon. There is a T-shaped stick pin sewn into the back of the ribbon at the top hem.
Context
Worn by Edward H. Prouty to the 1952 state-wide encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans, a fraternal organization for veterans of the Spanish-American War, in White River Junction, Vermont. At the time of his death, Prouty was the last living officer of the Spanish-American War in Vermont.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made or Created
St. Louis Button Co.
1952
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Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
United Spanish War Veterans
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1963.54.42m
Description
Blue ribbon printed in gold with an image of a man in 17th century clothing (Samuel de Champlain) and the inscription, "CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EXPOSITION ESSEX JUNCTION VERMONT AUG. 26 - 31 1940". The top of the ribbon is attached to a gold-framed name tag that reads, "DIRECTOR", and has a pin on the back.
Context
Worn by the director of the 1940 Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont.
Acquisition
1963.54
Made or Created
R. B. Powers
1940
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Materials
Silk, Metal, Plastic, Paper
Relationships
Champlain, Samuel de (1580-1635)
Related Place
Village
Essex Junction
Town
Essex
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Champlain Valley Fair
Merit Badge
Name/Title
Merit Badge
Entry/Object ID
1992.72.2
Description
Round white wool patch with an image of an evergreen tree appliqued in green wool. A white wool W is appliqued over the tree.
Context
Awarded to Marcus A. McCorison at Camp Waupanong in Brattleboro, Vermont
Acquisition
1992.72
Made or Created
1935
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Materials
Wool
Relationships
McCorison, Marcus A. (1926-2013)
Related Place
Camp
Camp Waubanong
Town
Brattleboro
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Merit Badge
Name/Title
Merit Badge
Entry/Object ID
1992.72.3
Description
Shield-shaped patch of white felt appliqued with green felt in a four-leaved clover design. The clover has the letter H in every petal (the logo for 4-H club).
Context
Awarded to Marcus A. McCorison at Camp Waupanong in Brattleboro, Vermont
Acquisition
1992.72
Made or Created
circa 1935
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
McCorison, Marcus A. (1926-2013)
Related Place
Camp
Camp Waubanong
Town
Brattleboro
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Napkin
Name/Title
Napkin
Entry/Object ID
2011.4.1.1-12
Description
Set of twelve matching napkins. The napkins are made of Canton line with satin stitched white work embroidery. The embroidery is of a stylized dragon in one corner and the letter S in the opposite corner. Each edge is held in a 2-inch hem with drawn worked hem stitches at the connecting point.
Context
Used by Ida Pearl Switzer Gibson at the inaugural reception of her husband, Ernest Gibson, Jr. at his election to Governor of the State of Vermont in 1949.
Acquisition
2011.4
Made or Created
1935
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Gibson, Ernest Willard, Jr. (1901-1969), Gibson, Dorothy Switzer (1902-1958)
Napkin Holders
Name/Title
Napkin Holders
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.50
Description
Sky blue napkin holders -- cloth envelops decorated with decorated foldover tops in which one would put a napkin for reuse. The holders are edged in royal blue thread and the tops are decorated with embroidered animals in scenes. Seven also have embroidered writing. A card says, "Elian Choraval" on one side and "Manche-Normandie France" on the other.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Cloth
Needlecase
Name/Title
Needlecase
Entry/Object ID
1922.2.2a
Description
Rolled needlecase consisting of a metal tube attached to a rectangular length of fabric. To close, the fabric rolls around the tube. When open , the fabric has three flaps (for needle storage), two leather strips (for tool or fabric storage), and two silk pockets. The exterior side is lined with black waxed cotton.
Acquisition
1922.2
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Materials
Oilcloth, Leather
Needlecase
Name/Title
Needlecase
Entry/Object ID
1951.22.3
Description
Black oilcloth-covered needle case. The rectangular case closes by rolling up and tying two red wool tapes that wrap around the width of the roll. Inside, the case is lined with blue silk and has two silk pockets, both cut fully. The central pocket is cream ribbed taffeta, and the bottom pocket is green plaid taffeta. Above the pockets are a black felt flap (for storing needles) and a red wool tape stitched with channels (for storing tools).
Context
Used by Sergeant Robert Coffey of Montpelier, Vermont, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
1951.22
Made/Created
1861
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Dimensions
Materials
Oilcloth, Silk, Wool
Relationships
Coffey, Robert J. (1842-1901)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Civil War
Needlecase
Name/Title
Needlecase
Entry/Object ID
1932.5.2
Description
Brown plaid silk covered needle case. The main structure is a small rectangle with a "flap," rather like a cover of a book on one side and a "pocket" on the other. The pocket is cut rather full so would hold many objects. The edge of the rectangle serves as a pin cushion. Inside the flap are three flannel needle holders embroidered around the edges with silk ecru floss. Pins and needles still are in the piece.
Context
Made by Mary Hunt Tyler in Brattleboro, Vermont
Acquisition
1932.5
Made or Created
Tyler, Mary Palmer Hunt (1775-1866)
1861
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Tyler, Mary Palmer Hunt (1775-1866)
Needlecase
Name/Title
Needlecase
Entry/Object ID
1922.2.2b
Description
Rolled needlecase consisting of a metal tube attached to a rectangular length of fabric. To close, the fabric rolls around the tube. When open, the case is lined in a twill-woven fabric printed with a floral design on a blue ground. There is a pocket across the top, revealing an inner lining of brown check, two leather patch pockets (reminiscent of miniature wallets), and single-use pockets custom shaped to hold specific tools (no longer present).
Acquisition
1922.2
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Materials
Oilcloth, Leather
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1998.47.2
Description
Machine-embroidered patch showing three hanging gondolas in front of three light-green mountain peaks. The word "Killington" in red stretches across the top, and the word Vermont in red is at the center bottom.
Context
Produced for Killington Ski Resort. Owned by Eve Jacobs of Niskayuna, NY.
Acquisition
1998.47
Made or Created
1970-1975
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Relationships
Killington Ski Resort
Related Place
Town
Killington
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1998.47.3
Description
Blue patch with green border. The inscription, "MADONNA", is embroidered across the center in white beneath a green and white logo for four mountain peaks.
Context
Produced for Smuggler's Notch Resort. Owned by Eve Jacobs of Niskayuna, NY.
Acquisition
1998.47
Made or Created
1970-1975
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Relationships
Smuggler's Notch Resort
Related Place
Village
Jeffersonville
Town
Cambridge
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1998.47.4
Description
Red textile patch in the shape of a signal flag. The patch has a black border and the black embroidered inscription, "BIG BROMLEY". Beneath the inscription is a yellow sun with a smiling face. The back of the patch is printed in red, "BIG BROMLEY MANCHESTER VERMONT".
Context
Produced for Bromley Resort. Owned by Eve Jacobs of Niskayuna, NY.
Acquisition
1998.47
Made or Created
1970-1975
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Relationships
Bromley Mountain Ski Resort
Related Place
Town
Manchester
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
2009.26.13
Description
Rectangular textile patch embroidered with the inscription "UVM BICENTENNIAL" and a banner with the words, "1791 University of Vermont 1991". The patched is edged in green and stabilized on the back with a thin layer of plastic.
Context
Made to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2009.26
Made or Created
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
University of Vermont
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.622
Description
Navy blue, shield-shaped patch embroidered in yellow with the inscription, "CITY OF BARRE WASHINGTON COUNTY VERMONT SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD". At the center is a green embroidered circle with a brown-and-yellow image of a kneeling man (youth triumphant) with the inscription, "THE GRANITE CENTER OF THE WORLD INC. 1895".
Context
Worn by a school crossing guard in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cloth
Relationships
Shadroui, Dorothy Croft (1922-2013)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
2010.11.25
Description
Round embroidered patch with the Vermont Bicentennial logo in the center. The logo consists of a folk-art style village scene with the dates "1791 * 1991" beneath. The inscription, "VERMONT BICENTENNIAL PROJECT" rings the logo.
Context
Made to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Vermont becoming a state
Acquisition
2010.11
Made or Created
1991
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.49
Description
Twenty-two patches stuck to tag board. They represent regions, towns and sports in France.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Cloth
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.52
Description
Navy blue patch with the word "Cherbourg" on a 5 by 5 thank-you card from the Communaute des Souers de la Charite de Jesus et Marie. The patch has four crowns atop a shield featuring three golden dots and four stars on a white band.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Cloth, Cardboard, Ribbon
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
2014.5.2
Description
Green and white wool felt patch in the shape of a shield. The base of the patch is green felt with a white shield-shaped layer appliqued onto it. The green felt letters M H S are appliqued onto the white layer.
Context
Owned by Sandra B. Collins as a cheerleader at Montpelier High School
Acquisition
2014.5
Made or Created
1943-1947
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Montpelier High School
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1977.41
Description
Round yellow patch edged in green. The patch has the inscription, "GMC INTERSECTIONAL / VERMONT BICENTENNIAL / 1977 / TAMARACK NOTCH . MENDON" with an illustration of a Vermont state flag flying over evergreen trees and mountains.
Context
Made for Vermont's celebration of the US Bicentennial
Acquisition
1977.41
Made or Created
1977
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Fabric
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Mendon
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
2021.16.1
Description
Green cotton patch screen printed in white with silhouettes of people with outstretched arms in front of a mountain. The patch reads, "VERMONT FIGHT FASCISM". The bottom left reads, "pjcvt.org". There is a metal safety pin at the top right corner.
Context
Anti-fascism patch worn by Catherin Cipolla to protests in Vermont
Acquisition
2021.16
Made or Created
2016-2020
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Materials
Cotton
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1980.3
Description
Rectangular textile patch with a white ground and multi-colored embroidery of the inscription, "U.S. VERMONT BICENTENNIAL" and the Vermont Bicentennial Commission's logo.
Context
Produced for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of Vermont.
Acquisition
1980.3
Made or Created
1976
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Vermont Bicentennial, US Bicentennial Celebration
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1998.47.1
Description
Rectangular embroidered patch with a rounded bottom edge. The patch shows two skiers on a double chair lift over white-embroidered silhouettes of mountain peaks. The patch is bound in red thread.
Context
Produced for Spruce Peak. Owned by Eve Jacobs of Niskayuna, NY.
Acquisition
1998.47
Made or Created
1970-1975
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Relationships
Stowe Mountain Resort
Related Place
Town
Stowe
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
2011.39.8
Description
Round black patch embroidered in yellow with the inscription, "SPAULDING HIGH SCHOOL / BARRE VT."
Acquisition
2011.39
Made or Created
1952-1956
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.211
Description
A blue cloth on which is printed/painted an insignia for the town of Cherbourg. It includes a crest with a row of black stars on a white stripe in the middle and three yellow circles, one below the stars and two above. Over the crest is the name of the town in white letters and there a row of yellow and red brick towers of alternating heights. This cloth patch apparently came in an envelop with the following words typed on the outside: "A nos amis d'Amerique, Tous mes bons souhaits les plus sinceres."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Cloth
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
2021.39.1
Description
White patch with mountains, the Vermont state capitol, a panther, water, an arc of yellow stars and in green lettering, the words "USS Montpelier, SSN 765, Audaces fortuna juvat."
Context
USS Montpelier
Acquisition
2021.39
Dimensions
Materials
Embroidery, Fabric
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.150
Description
Navy blue (now faded) felt triangular pennant appliquéd with the red felt word, "Spaulding" in gothic letters.
Context
Owned by Winona O'Neil Goodall while a student at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made or Created
1915-1916
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Goodall, Winona O'Neil (1898-1960), Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2003.62.1
Description
Triangular green felt pennant appliquéd in yellow felt with the words, "Camp Wihokowi" in gothic letters. The short end of the pennant is bound with yellow felt and there are felt tabs attached to either corner of the short end.
Context
Owned by Helen Phipard Dumville who attended Camp Wihakowi in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.62
Made/Created
1925-1930
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Materials
Wool
Relationships
Dumville, Helen L. Phipard (1917-2005), Camp Wihokowi
Related Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
1999.22.2
Description
Triangular blue wool pennant flag with the appliqued, red wool inscription, "SPAULDING". There are two ties at the top and bottom of the back edge. There is a tag on the reverse that reads, "A PRODUCT OF GREEN MOUNTAIN STUDIOS WHTIE RIVER JUNCTION, VT."
Context
Made for Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont by Green Mountain Studios in White River Junction, Vermont
Acquisition
1999.22
Made or Created
Green Mountain Studios
1925-1928
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Dopp, Leroy James, Jr. (1910-1995), Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2009.46.1
Description
Navy blue wool felt pennant printed with the seal of the Lake Champlain 350th Anniversary Festival and the words, “LAKE CHAMPLAIN”. They seal consists of a scene of four people in a canoe, two wearing traditional European dress and two wearing indigenous American dress. The group is superimposed over an aerial map of the lake, and encircled by the words, “1609 350TH CHAMPLAIN ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL 1959”.
Context
Produced to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the first sighting of Lake Champlain by a European
Acquisition
2009.46
Made/Created
1959
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Champlain, Samuel de (1580-1635)
Related Place
Lake
Lake Champlain
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
350th Champlain Anniversary Festival
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2013.40.2
Description
Red and blue triangular pennant printed with the word, "SPAULDING". The pennant is made of two triangles, one red and one blue, stitched together at the center with a zigzag stitch in white thread. The wide edge is bound with red felt.
Context
Owned by Marie Perrigo while a student at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2013.40
Made or Created
1940-1943
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Materials
Wool
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2010.11.4
Description
Blue felt pennant printed in white with a line drawing of a building and the inscription, "HOUSE O' MAPLE VERMONT SUGAR HOUSE ROYALTON, VERMONT". The short edge of the pennant is bound with white felt. The reverse is stamped in red with the mark, "The KEEZER MFG. Co. School of Artistic Specialties Plaistow, N.H. Made in U.S.A."
Context
Produced as a souvenir of the House o' Maple in Royalton, Vermont
Acquisition
2010.11
Made/Created
The Keezer Manufacturing Co.
1966-1977
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
House o' Maple
Related Place
Town
Royalton
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2000.55.1
Description
Navy blue felt pennant with white lettering: "MIDDLEBURY". To the left of the word is a white oval with blue building and the date 1800.
Context
Made for Middlebury College of Middlebury, Vermont
Acquisition
2000.55
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Middlebury College
Related Place
Town
Middlebury
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2015.37.4
Description
Dark green felt pennant with the appliqued inscription, "BRISTOL VT.", in gold felt. There is a fabric tag attached to the reverse that reads, "A Product of GREEN MOUNTAIN STUDIOS White River Junction, VT."
Context
Made as a souvenir of Bristol, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.37
Made/Created
Green Mountain Studios
1940-1975
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Bristol
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2021.40.1
Description
Small blue pennant with the white Middlebury College seal that says "Coll.Med.Virid.Mon 1800" around the outside and "Scientia et Virtue" in the center with a book. Also in large white letters, "Middlebury 1926 - 50th Reunion."
Context
Made for the 50th reunion of the Class of 1926 from Middlebury College.
Acquisition
2021.40
Made/Created
1976
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Materials
Wool
Relationships
Middlebury College
Related Place
Town
Middlebury
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2011.39.3
Description
Triangular red felt pennant flag printed with a round logo consisting of an oil lamp, the initials SHS, and the words, "SPAULDING HIGH SCHOOL BARRE, VT." in a circle. The rest of the pennant is printed with the word, "SPAULDING", in graduating letters toward the pointed end.
Acquisition
2011.39
Made or Created
1952-1956
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2021.40.2
Description
Green pennant with image of the Bennington Battle monument and in white lettering, the words, "Sesqui Centennial, Bennington, Vt. Aug. 13, 1927" and to the side, "1777."
Context
Made to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bennington
Acquisition
2021.40
Made/Created
1927
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Related Place
City
Bennington
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Battle of Bennington Sesquicentennial
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2014.52.26
Description
Blue wool felt pennant printed in red with the words "CRIMSON TIDE". Toward the wide end is a logo consisting of a personified ocean wave with the words, "SPAULDING HIGH SCHOOL". The wide end is appliqued with a strip of white felt and there are four white felt strips attached to the pennant for tying.
Context
Produced for students of Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.52
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Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2020.26.2
Description
Green wool felt pennant with the yellow inscription, "VERMONT". At the wide end of the pennant is a circular logo with the inscription "SIGILLUM UNIVERSITATIS VIRIDIMONTANAE 1791" around the edge and an oil lamp in the center.
Context
Used by Sarah Dopp in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2020.26
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Materials
Wool
Relationships
University of Vermont
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2000.19.3
Description
Navy blue wool felt pennant with the white printed inscription, "TRINITY COLLEGE OF VERMONT" and the school's logo (three circles covering a triangle). The broad end is bound in white wool felt and has two strips of fabric attached at both the top and bottom. The cardboard manufacturer's tag is still attached and reads, "Collegiate Pacific Felt Products / Traditional Wool Felt Pennants".
Context
Commissioned by Trinity College of Vermont of Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2000.19
Made or Created
Wool Felt Products, Inc.
2000
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Trinity College of Vermont
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Piano Scarf
Name/Title
Piano Scarf
Entry/Object ID
1966.72.2
Description
Burgundy wool piano scarf embroidered around the edges with white flowers and fern leaves. The scarf is edged with a wide border of burgundy silk velvet.
Acquisition
1966.72
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Silk
Pillow Cover
Name/Title
Pillow Cover
Entry/Object ID
1927.11
Description
Pillow cover made of blue silk fabric with four appliqued 5-pointed stars. One end is looped with twisted silk rope.
Context
Made from Admiral George Dewey's flag
Acquisition
1927.11
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Pillowcase
Name/Title
Pillowcase
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.117
Description
Linen lace pillowcase, oval in shape, buttons in back.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Lace
Pincushion
Name/Title
Pincushion
Entry/Object ID
1950.7
Description
Pincushion covered in red, twill-woven wool. The top is decorated with clear glass beads couched onto paper then appliqued onto the wool. The beads for a floral frame around the edge of the cushion and the letter R in gothic scripts at the center. There is white, beaded fringe around the edge. A paper note is stitched onto the bottom that reads, "Beaded pillow, made for Miss Clara Ranney's aunt, by a Vermont Indian woman (possibly an Abenequi), while in Brattleboro, about 1885. Gift of Miss Clara E. Ranney, Saxton's River, Vt. 8/12/50".
Context
Made by an Indigenous American artisan, likely for the tourist trade. Owned in Brattleboro, Vermont
Acquisition
1950.7
Made or Created
circa 1885
Ethnography
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Relationships
Related Place
Town
Brattleboro
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Poster
Name/Title
Poster
Entry/Object ID
1932.8
Description
Rectangular white cotton poster painted with the inscription, "HARRISON & TYLER. LITTLE BOYS BUT BIG WHIGS." There are three stamps along the left edge of the fabric, bleeding through from the reverse. One shows a man within an elaborate wreath surrounded by the inscription, "CHAMPION OF THE AMERICAN SYSTEM". One is in the shape of a medal of honor. One is a six-pointed star over a hexagon.
Context
Produced for the 1840 presidential campaign of William Henry Harrison and running mate John Tyler.
Acquisition
1932.8
Made or Created
1840
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Harrison, William Henry (1773-1841), Tyler, John (1790-1862)
Potholder
Name/Title
Potholder
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.127
Description
Flowered potholder, with red, green and violet flowers on a cream background. Store tag still attached. Backside is plain green.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Cotton
Prize Ribbon
Name/Title
Prize Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1951.5
Description
Blue silk ribbon printed with an image of a sheep and the inscription, "VT. STATE FAIR. 1851."
Context
Awarded at the Vermont State Fair held in Middlebury, Vermont, in 1851
Acquisition
1951.5
Made or Created
Vermont State Fair
1851
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Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Middlebury
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont State Fair
Prize Ribbon
Name/Title
Prize Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1996.49.21
Description
Light blue satin-woven ribbon printed on the front with the state seal of Vermont and the inscription, "VERMONT Dairymen's Association. Annual Meeting AND DAIRY EXHIBIT AT BURLINGTON January 8, 9, and 10, 1901. First Prize. CLASS 4. 20-LB. Creamery Tub."
Context
Awarded at the 1901 Dairymen's Association annual meeting and exhibit in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
1996.49
Made or Created
1901
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Promotional Banner
Name/Title
Promotional Banner
Entry/Object ID
2008.53.1a-b
Description
Large green canvas banner painted with the words, “VERMONT TRANSIT”. The edges are bound with 1”-wide cotton tape. There are large brass grommets on each corn. The banner is accompanied by a narrow carrying case of green canvas. The case is bound with white tape and sewn with white thread. It has a handle made from red, white, and blue webbing. It secures with two snaps.
Context
Used by Vermont Transit Company
Acquisition
2008.53
Made or Created
1980
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Dimensions
Materials
Cotton, Brass
Relationships
Vermont Transit Company, Inc.
Promotional Banner
Name/Title
Promotional Banner
Entry/Object ID
2012.58.45
Description
White vinyl banner. The left side of the banner is printed with an illustration of a village set amid green hills. The buildings in the village, which include houses, a church, and what appears to be a storage unit, all have white walls and blue-grey roofs. The rest of the banner is printed with the inscription, "Vermont History Expo 2010 / History's Country Fair / June 26th and 27th Tunbridge, Vermont".
Context
Made to advertise Vermont History Expo in 2010
Acquisition
2012.58
Made or Created
Artist
Dillon, Helen
2010
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Vinyl
Relationships
Vermont Historical Society
Related Place
Town
Tunbridge
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Banner
Name/Title
Promotional Banner
Entry/Object ID
2011.1.53
Description
Orange nylon banner. The banner has the Vermont Historical Society logo in the upper left corner with the inscription, "The Vermont Historical Society presents: VERMONT HISTORY expo 2001", in the center and the dates "June 23-24 10 am - 5 pm" in the bottom left corner. There are 5 metal grommets across both the top and bottom edges.
Context
Made to advertise Vermont History Expo in 2001
Acquisition
2011.1
Made or Created
2001
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Nylon, Brass
Relationships
Vermont Historical Society
Related Place
Town
Tunbridge
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Ribbon
Name/Title
Promotional Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2003.15.4
Description
Round white button with attached green silk ribbon. The button is printed with an image of a large, neoclassical building and the inscription, "SOLDIER'S MEMORIAL BUILDING STOWE, VT." The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "OLD HOME WEEK / STOWE, VERMONT AUG. 16-23, 1903 / BREATHES THERE A MAN WITH SOUL SO DEAD, WHO NEVER TO HIMSELF HATH SAID, 'THIS IS MY OWN, MY NATIVE LAND.'" The back of the ribbon has a paper label with a long advertisement for the manufacturer.
Context
Made for Old Homes Week in Stowe, Vermont

The last owner of this ribbon was Parker Perry (1903-1988) of Morrisville and Stowe, Vermont. Perry
came to Vermont in the 1940s and was the gas-ration agent during the war for Mobil Oil, then called Socony Oil Co. He then purchased the Green Mountain Inn in Stowe and operated it for over 40 years. He was active in Farm Bureau affairs and was an early promoter of Vermont dairy products. He was just born when this Old Home event took place. There is no information how or why Perry came to have this ribbon.
Acquisition
2003.15
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1903
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ribbon, Paper, Metal
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Stowe
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1986.8.1
Description
Pieced quilt consisting of 36 blocks, each 9-14" square. The blocks are in a cross pattern created with small rectangles of plain white and several patterns of pink, floral-printed fabric. At the center of each square is the inked name of a woman from Vermont. All the names appear to have been written by the same hand.
Context
Made by Iona Bell Jasmin of Rutland, Vermont
Acquisition
1986.8
Made or Created
Artist
Jasmin, Iona Bell (1896-1982)
circa 1920
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
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Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1976.17.1
Description
Pieced quilt in the Garden Maze pattern. The quilt is pieced of white cotton and red-printed calico cotton with a small, repeating design of stylized flowers. The pieced design creates an overall geometric pattern through the use of bands. The bands are quilted along the piecing seams and the white ground is quilted diagonally. Alternate names for this pattern include Wild Goose and Cupid's Arrowpoint.
Context
Made by Lucy Bemis for her son, Ira Bemis, at his marriage, 1855.
Acquisition
1976.17
Made or Created
Artist
Bemis, Lucy Austin (1796-1887)
1855
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Bemis, Ira (1835-1911)
Related Place
Town
Marshfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
2016.55
Description
Pieced "postage stamp" quilt. All the pieces of the quilt face are square, and the colors are arranged to hint at a log cabin pattern with a small, central square (yellow) surrounded by ever larger squares (red). There are no solid fabrics used. Pieces included woven patterns, largely plaids with some stripes, and printed calicos in floral patterns. The quilt in backed in red calico printed with a small pattern of a crossed hammer and axe. The edges are bounded in pink-and-red floral calico. There are 17,820 pieces on the front (per donor).
Context
Made by Minnie Smith of Athens, Vermont
Acquisition
2016.55
Made or Created
Smith, Minnie (1856-1936)
1890-1899
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.100
Description
Pieced quilt in a Log Cabin pattern in various silks. The silks used are of a large variety of colors and woven patterns, largely strips and plaids. The center piece of the center block is red, but the rest of the blocks have light-blue centers. Within each block, the fabric choices are mirrored, but there are no repeated blocks. Some fabrics are used within multiple blocks, but there is no pattern to the repetition. The quilt is backed with black and rust-red striped silk and bound with blue silk ribbon. It is machine quilted with blue threads, vertically and diagonally.
Context
Likely owned by a member of the Kent family in Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1976.43
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.141
Description
Pieced quilt in the Kings of St. Andrews Cross pattern. The fabrics used are all printed cottons, or calicos, with various floral, geometric, and plaid patterns. Each block consists of a pointed cross around a center white square. Between each block is banding of white cotton printed in a pink geometric pattern. The center of each block is signed with a name; most of the names are of women from Calais, VT, and E. Montpelier, VT, but some are from Richmond, VT, and Swansea, NH. The names all appear to have been written in the same hand. There are shaped cutouts at the bottom to corners for bed posts.
Context
Likely owned by a member of the Kent family in Calais, Vermont.
Acquisition
1976.43
Made or Created
1850-1875
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
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Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.161
Description
Pieced quilt made of 7-inch blocks placed diagonally with 2-3/4-inch sashing between them. Each block is stitched into an hourglass or bowtie patter featuring brown, pink, and blue printed cotton. The bottom corners are cut out to fit bed posts. The reverse also pieced, though more plainly with purple printed blocks and white sashing.
Context
Likely owned by a member of the Kent family in Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1976.43
Made or Created
1825-1850
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
2004.38.1
Description
Narrow pieced quilt in the Rolling Star or Carpenter's Wheel pattern. The quilt is pieced from solid red and solid white cotton in a pattern that resembles stars or snowflakes. The two short ends have a border of alternating squares and stars. The edges are bound with red tape. The quilt is hand pieced and hand quilted. The quilting is extravagant and follows the piecing pattern. The quilt is marked with the handwritten inscription, "Mattie Sept. 11, 1879".
Context
Made by Mattie Galusha in Shaftsbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
2004.38
Made or Created
1879
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1980.20
Description
Crazy quilt pieced of silk fabrics in satin, plain, and velvet weaves. The corner of each block is decorated with an orange pompom, and every seam is elaborately embroidered with stitches ranging from blanket stitch to herringbone stitch. A United States flag ribbon has been appliqued on the top row, and a velvet pouch has been appliqued near the center.
Context
Made by Mary Davis Alcott and Frances Ellen Alcott Williams of Chester, Vermont
Acquisition
1980.20
Made or Created
Alcott, Mary Davis (1814-1901), Williams, Frances Ellen Alcott (1836-1908)
circa 1880-1870
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Silk, Silk
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1980.22
Description
Pieced quilt made of 14-inch blocks with sashing in between. Each block is made of three-inch square in varying prints of brown, red, blue, pink, and orange. Each block has two prints and plain white square in the center. The center square of each block bears an inked name.
Acquisition
1980.22
Made or Created
circa 1850
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1981.23
Description
Crazy quilt pieced irregularly of various silks. Each seam is decorated with feather stitch embroidery. Decorative motifs include horse shoes, needles, flowers, and one block that is similar to the Dresden Plate pattern. The quilt is backed with five strips of silk, dotted all over with yellow pompoms.
Context
Made by Emma Ann Shepherd Scribner in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1981.23
Made or Created
Artist
Scribner, Emma Ann Shepherd (1852-1920)
1883
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Overall
Materials
Silk
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1982.23.1
Description
Pieced quilt in a Variable Star or Ohio Star pattern. Each block has a star pieced from solid white and printed calico cotton form from triangles around a central square block. The quilt is composed of nine rows of 10.5-inch blocks set diagonally with 2.5-inch sashing. The sashing is quilted in a cable design. The central squares are each signed in ink with the name of a resident of Randolph Center, Vermont.
Context
Made in Randolph Center, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.23
Made or Created
1850-1875
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1982.24.16
Description
Pieced crib quilt in a star design. The quilt uses two fabrics: a floral calico of white vines on red ground, and a calico of black lines on white ground. The blocks alternate between solid red blocks and red stars on white blocks. The stars are eight-pointed and situated around a white circle. Each row is 5 block across, and they are oriented diagonally. Each block is 5-1/2" x 5-1/4". They are hand pieced, but the binding is stitched by machine.
Context
Made by Lemira Barrett Goodhue of Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.24
Made or Created
Artist
Goodhue, Lemira Barrett (1849-1929)
Goodhue, Lemira Barrett (1849-1929)
circa 1880
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Coolidge, Grace Anna Goodhue (1879-1957)
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1982.24.56
Description
Crazy quilt pieced of various silks in satin, plain, brocade, and velvet weaves. The seams between each piece are decorated with embroidery--mostly feather stitch--and the pieces are highly decorated with embroidery and paint. Embroidered motifs include flowers, fan, crescent moon, store, star, daisy, musical staff, razor, person drawing, dog, fly, bird, butterfly, woman, cat, shaving cup and spider on a web. Painted motifs include strawberries, flowers, spider, insect, owl on the crescent moon, butterfly, and birds on branches. The center block is embroidered with the initials "AIG" and the date "1887". The quilt is backed with a cotton printed with a repeating design of thistles. The back has yarn ties, but they do not go through to the top layer.
Context
Owned by Andrew Issacher Goodhue of Burlington, Vermont. Likely made for him by his wife, Lemira Barrett Goodhue.
Acquisition
1982.24
Made or Created
Artist
Goodhue, Lemira Barrett (1849-1929)
1887
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Silk
Relationships
Goodhue, Andrew Issachar (1848-1923)
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1982.24.57
Description
Small crazy quilt pieced of various silks in satin, plain, brocade, and velvet weaves. The seams between each piece are decorated with embroidery, mostly feather stitch. The entire perimeter of the quilt is decorated with satin ribbon loops, 1-5/8" long, in several different colors. The quilt is backed with a yellow striped silk and tied with blue yarn. There is no batting.
One of the pieces is the same fabric that is used as the backing of 1982.24.56.
Context
Likely made by Lemira Barret Goodhue of Burlington, Vermont.
Acquisition
1982.24
Made or Created
Artist
Goodhue, Lemira Barrett (1849-1929)
circa 1885
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1982.29.1
Description
Family tree autograph quilt signed with names of members of the Sparrow family of Calais, Vermont. The quilt is pieced of squares with cross designs set diagonally. The blocks are largely grouped into sets of four, with single blocks filling in around the edges. Each block contains three fabrics: a dark/prominent print (forming the cross), a light/subtle print filling the triangles at the edges, and a plain white center square. The center square of each block has the name of a person, sometimes the person's life dates, and the person's relationship to either the maker or recipient of the quilt (i.e. grandmother).
Context
Made by a member of the Sparrow family of Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.29
Made or Created
1887
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
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
2002.1
Made or Created
Artist
Russo, Frances Slater
1932
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1972.59
Description
Red and white pieced quilt in a feathered star pattern, likely a variation of a California Star pattern. The quilt is pieced from two fabrics: a pink cotton printed with tiny striped and sprigs and a solid white cotton. It is hand quilted with 8-10 stitches per inch in a pattern of scallops and feathers. There is clamshell quilting in the corners of the white squares with a quilted medallion in the center. The pink stars have grid quilting in their centers.
Context
Made in Glover, Vermont
Acquisition
1972.59
Made or Created
circa 1850
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
2006.34
Description
Redwork embroidered quilt embroidered with Kate Greenaway motifs. Each embroidered motif is stitched onto a solid white 11-1/4" cotton block. Motifs include George and Martha Washington, Grover Cleveland, animals, children, and nursery rhyme scenes. It is hand quilted in a clamshell pattern, but the embroidered images are left unquilted.
Context
Embroidered by Mary Loraine Putnam in Stockbridge, Vermont. Pieced and quilted after her death.
Acquisition
2006.34
Made or Created
Putnam, Mary Loraine Holmes Richardson (1851-1929)
1892-1895
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1973.49.4
Description
Piece quilt with corners shaped for a high-post bed. The quilt is pieced with long borders of chintz cotton printed with a brown stripe with brown vines that fades into a white stripe with full-color floral vines. The interior alternates blocks of the same fabric as the border with blocks of other chintz fabrics. The blocks in the outer rows of piecing are single fabric blocks while the blocks in the middle of the quilt are made from 9 squares and rectangles (a central square surrounded by corner square and border rectangles. The patterns used include florals, plaids, and abstract geometric prints. The quilt is backed with beige cotton.
Context
Used by the Jones family of Chelsea, Vermont
Acquisition
1973.49
Made or Created
circa 1840
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Jones, Deacon Ivory (1760-1825)
Related Place
Town
Chelsea
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1988.6.3
Description
Pieced quilts made from irregularly sized and placed rectangles of woolen fabric in blues, browns, yellows, and greens. . A few squares in the center are pieced from smaller shapes. The reverse is backed in brown pieced wool. The edges are bound with wool in brown, and blues. The quilt is stuffed with wool batter, and rather than being quilted, it is tied.
Context
According to popular history, the quilt was brought to Calais in 1789 by Abijah and Lois Wheelock, the first permanent settlers. However, it postdates that by more than half a century.
Acquisition
1988.6
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Wheelock, Abijah, Wheelock, Lois Nichols
Related Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
2014.34
Description
Pieced quilt made of strips of solid red, white, and blue fabrics. The strips are put into groups of 6 (blue, white, red, blue, white, red), forming a square block. Each block is oriented perpendicular to the ones next to it. The quilt is tied with red yarn at each block corner.
Context
Made to celebration the United States Bicentennial by members of the Leicester Historical Society. The quilt was given away as a raffle prize.
Acquisition
2014.34
Made or Created
1976
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Synthetic, Cotton
Relationships
Callum, Kathleen F.
,
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1975.29
Description
Silk crazy quilt assembled in zig-zags with black banding. Fabrics include solids, stripes, and plaids. The zig-zags are created by piecing crazy-pieced parallelograms together. The top is marked, "1797. April 4th. Rev J. D. Wickham. April 4th, 1881." in cross stitches.
Context
Stitched birthdate and name of Rev. Joseph Dresser Wickham of Manchester, Vermont.
Acquisition
1975.29
Made or Created
1881
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Ribbon
Relationships
Wickham, Joseph Dresser (1797-1891)
Related Place
Town
Manchester
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1966.16
Description
Pieced quilt in a feathered star pattern. The quilt is pieced from two fabrics: solid white cotton and solid blue cotton. It is hand quilted with flowers quilted into every other white square and the center of the blue stars. One corner is embroidered in light blue thread with the inscription, "Pieced and Quilted by Cynthia (Lamoureux) Osborn Isle La Motte Vermont About 1900".
Context
Made by Cynthia Lamoureux Osborne in Isle La Motte, Vermont
Acquisition
1966.16
Made or Created
Artist
Osborne, Cynthia Lamoureux
circa 1900
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1966.23
Description
Wool and cotton tied quilt in the Barn Raising variant of a Log Cabin pattern. Each 13-inch block has a light-green center square, and the surrounding pieces are carefully placed to form a large diamond pattern of contrasting light values. Fabric designs include solids, plaids, stripes, tweeds, and florals. The quilt is backed in a solid pink cotton and bound in light green cotton.
Context
Made by Harriet Boyce of Johnson, VT, for her daughter-in-law Ada Prior Boyce of Johnson, VT.
Acquisition
1966.23
Made or Created
Artist
Boyce, Harriet Emeline Scribner(1837-1927)
1902-1925
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Boyce, Ada Edith Prior (1878-1959)
,
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.35.1
Description
Tied quilt pieced of fabric strips stretching the full length of the quilt. The strips alternate between a white cotton printed with lilacs, and a light purple cotton. The reverse is back entirely in the lilac-printed cotton. Rather than quilted, the piece is tied with white yarn. The pieces is all machine stitched.
Context
Likely owned by a member of the Dewey family of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1992.35
Made or Created
1900-1914
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
,
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1991.36
Description
Wholecloth quilt faced with chintz printed in a large, closely repeating pattern of pheasants nestled within flowers beneath a fruit tree. The ground color is tan, and the printing is blue, red, and black, with areas of white bordering the print. The quilting at the center follows the outline of the printed motif, but the quilting of the rest of the piece is in a scalloped pattern. The quilt is backed with cream-colored cotton, and the edges are bound with woven tape.
Acquisition
1991.36
Made or Created
1830-1850
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.1
Description
Pieced quilt consisting of 30 pictorial block. Blocks range from scenery, to buildings, to maps. They are bordered by strips of blue flowered calico and tan calico printed with trees. The blocks are quilted, and the border is tied. Each of the blocks exhibit different techniques, including piecing, applique, drawing, stenciling, machine quilting, and hand quilting. The quilt is backed with plain muslin with an applied panel listing the maker of each block.
Context
Made by residents of Addison County to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial in 1991.
Acquisition
1992.77
Made or Created
Artist
Smith, Kim
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Pewter
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.2
Description
Pieced quilt made up of nineteen blocks. The blocks are both pieced in traditional patterns and appliqued pictorially. One block is decorated to look like a stamp and is the length of two regular blocks. The block beneath the stamp lists the towns in Bennington County and the makers of the quilt. The blocks are set in strips of grey and black calico and bordered and backed by maroon calico.
Context
Made by residents of Bennington County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made or Created
Sherey, Sharon
1991
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
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
1992.77
Made or Created
1991
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Related Place
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.4
Description
Pieced quilt made up of seventeen pictorial blocks placed irregularly over a large, pieced and embroidered map of Chittenden County Each block is attached only at the top, leaving it like a flap. Each block represents a town in Chittenden County, showing images of buildings, icons, or scenes from the town and utilizing several different techniques, including piecing, applique, embroidery, painting, and stenciling.
Context
Made by residents of Chittenden County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made or Created
Hayes, Donna
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.5
Description
Pieced quilt formed of twenty block set in strips of maroon and tan-and-black calico. The blocks alternate between traditional geometric patterns and pictorial blocks, showing buildings, scenes, and wildlife.
Context
Made by residents of Essex County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made or Created
Artist
Hunsberger, Melissa
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.6
Description
Pieced quilt formed of nine blocks. The blocks alternate between plain white blocks with decorative quilting and embroidered inscriptions, and pictorial blocks showing buildings from Grand Isle County.
Context
Made by residents of Grand Isle County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made or Created
Artist
Cota, Dottie
1991
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.7
Description
Pieced quilt formed of sixteen pictorial blocks with dark brown sashing, bordered by a strip of tan calico and a red border. The blocks show scenes, buildings, maps, and wildlife from Franklin County, VT and use several techniques including piecing, applique, embroidered, and inking.
Context
Made by residents of Franklin County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made or Created
Artist
Emen, Connie
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Leather
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.8
Description
Pieced quilt of thirteen pictorial blocks, twelve square blocks around a large central block. The central block shows a farm scene with two people, sheep, swans, pigs, a horse, corn, a barn, and a house. The surrounding blocks show a sheep, buildings, a map, mountains, and a listing of the names of the towns in Lamoille County, VT. The quilt is backed in plain, cream-colored cotton and has a hand-inked description of the blocks, including the names of their makers.
Context
Made by residents of Lamoille County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made or Created
Butler, Fran
1991
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Related Place
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.9
Description
Pieced quilt formed of 20 pictorial blocks surrounding a large, appliqued central block. The blocks show scenes, buildings, and objects of interest from around Orange County, VT, as well as geometric patterns. They showcase several different techniques including piecing, appliqe, drawing, painting, and embroidery.
Context
Made by residents of Orange County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made or Created
Artist
Anderson, Doris
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.10
Description
Pieced quilt formed of twenty pictorial and geometric blocks set in a pieced border of two shades of green. The blocks include traditional quilt block patterns as well as scenes, buildings, and animals from Orleans County, VT. Each block is inked with the name of the town it represents and its maker.
Context
Made by residents of Orleans County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made or Created
Artist
Bouffard, Frances
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.11
Description
Pieced quilt made of twenty-eight 8"x8" blocks and two 16"x16" blocks with black sashing. The blocks are primarily pictorial, showing buildings, scenes, and wildlife associated with towns in Rutland County, Vermont. The two larger squares shows the logo for Green Mountain College and the logo for the Vermont Bicentennial. The blocks used piecings, applique, and embroidery. The quilts has a pieced border of triangles and rectangles forming evergreen trees, and each corner is quilted in a maple leaf pattern. The backing fabric is blue and white floral printed calico.
Context
Made by residents of Rutland County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made/Created
Artist
Waston, Marilyn
1991
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Related Place
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.12
Description
Pieced quilt made from twenty-five 8"x8" blocks with dark green sashing and border. The blocks are largely pictorial and show buildings, maps, scenes, and wildlife associated with towns in Washington County, Vermont. They use a variety of techniques, including piecing, applique, embroidery, and drawing. There is a block on the reverse with an image of Betsy Ross and the names of the quilters.
Context
Made by residents of Washington County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made or Created
Artist
Pearson, Barbara
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Related Place
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.13
Description
Pieced quilt with 24 pictorial blocks. The blocks show a church, a school, a castle tower, ski trails, a maple leave, a wood heating stove, a covered bridge, a map, business logos, and various other buildings in Windham County, VT. The blocks are separated by green calico sashing. The top left block is embroidered with the names of the towns in Windham County.
Context
Made by residents of Windham County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made or Created
Brook, Joanne
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.14
Description
Pieced quilt made from twenty-five 8"x8" blocks with brown sashing and border. The blocks alternate between traditional quilt block patterns and pictorial blocks showing scenes, buildings, and wildlife associated with towns in Windsor County, Vermont. They use a variety of techniques, including piecing, applique, embroidery, and drawing. There are two extra pictorial blocks sewn into the backing, showing a church and a train.
Context
Made by residents of Windsor County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made or Created
Artist
Porter, Karen
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1987.38.1
Description
Pieced quilt made of plain white and red floral-printed calico cotton. The blocks alternate between a plain white block, and white blocks with triangular corners in the printed fabric. The plain blocks are quilting in straight, vertical lines, and the corner-pieced blocks are quilted in a 5-pointed star pattern. There are 8 rows of 5 blocks, and each block is about 8-3/4" x 8-3/4". The edges of the quilt are bordered in the same printed fabric as the block corners. The un-pieced blocks are inscribed with religious sayings and Bible verses. The reverse is stamped in the lower right corner, "Brandon/Soldiers Aid Society" and signed "Made by Mrs. L B. Fairbanks/of Brandon, Vermont.
Context
Made by Carolina Bowen Fairbanks of Brandon, Vermont, to be sent to a soldier during the Civil War.
Acquisition
1987.38
Made or Created
Artist
Fairbanks, Carolina Frances Bowen (1843-1944)
circa 1860
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Related Event
Civil War
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1964.24
Description
Pieced quilt in the Chimney Sweep, or Album Patch, pattern. The pattern consists of squares and rectangles of patterned cotton set around a solid white cotton cross to form a stepped square. Each block is placed diagonally within the quilt, orienting the stepped squares into diamonds. The center of each block is signed in ink. Fabric patterns include stripes, plaids, and florals. Most of the blocks use a single printed fabric to form the design, but some use two different patterns. The top is quilted to a solid white cotton backing, but there is no batting. The quilt is hand pieced and hand quilted.
Context
Made by Sarah Anne Brown and friends in New Haven, Vermont
Acquisition
1964.24
Made or Created
Brown, Sarah Anne
circa 1853
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1964.28.2
Description
Red and white pieced quilt in a feathered star pattern, likely a variation of a California Star pattern. The quilt is pieced from two fabrics: a white cotton printed with small red flowers and a red cotton printed with blue-and-tan flower buds. It is hand quilted.
Context
Made by Hattie Phillips of South Duxbury, Vermont
Acquisition
1964.28
Made or Created
Phillips, Hattie
1870
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1983.2.2
Description
Silk crazy quilt formed of 20 blocks. The seams between each piece are decorated with embroidery, largely variations of feather stitches. Pieces are further decorated with elaborately detailed painting and embroidery. Motifs include the letter S, a carnation, a pansy, paisley elements, a spiderweb, a fish, a butterfly, a young boy with a hoop, and Eastern European person in a field, clovers, maple leaves, and other flowers.
Context
Likely owned by a member of the Squier or Northrup families of Addison County, Vermont
Acquisition
1983.2
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Materials
Silk, Silk
Relationships
Related Place
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ribbon
Name/Title
Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.616a-b
Description
Two narrow silk ribbons. One ribbon is blue, and the other is yellow.
Context
Owned by Irene Ritchie to show her membership in the Spaulding High School Class of 1922 in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
Made or Created
1922
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Hardigan, Irene Ritchie (1905-1991), Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ribbon
Name/Title
Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1962.57
Description
Blue ribbon with an embossed paper seal. The seal is cut with a spiky edge. It is embossed with the image of an open book in the center and the inscription, "SPRINGFIELD FEMALE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE SPRINGFIELD, VT 1858" around the edge. There is a narrow braid attached to both long sides of the ribbon.
Context
Originally attached to Agnes Ruth Walker's diploma from Springfield Female Collegiate Institute in Sprintfield, Vermont, 1858.
Acquisition
1962.57
Made or Created
1858
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Paper
Relationships
Brigham, Agnes Ruth Walker (1845-1894), Springfield Female Collegiate Institute
Related Place
Town
Springfield
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ribbon
Name/Title
Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.116
Description
A teal blue strip of silk fabric that is dyed darker on the edges and paler in the middle. Rough cut on the ends.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Silk
Road Map
Name/Title
Road Map
Entry/Object ID
2015.19.18
Description
Square piece of cotton printed with a street map of Warsaw, Poland. The ground color of the map is red, with parts in green, roads in white, and the Wisla River in blue. Some prominent landmarks are depicted in black, but are unlabeled. The bottom left corner has a blue logo consisting of a globe, three horizontal lines, and the word "ORBIS". The top right corner has an oval with an image of a mermaid holding a sword and shield with the words, "WARSZAWA VARSOVIE".
Context
Used by Lt. Col. James Alan Partridge during World War II
Acquisition
2015.19
Made or Created
ORBIS
1942-1945
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Partridge, James Alan (1915-2014)
,
Related Event
World War II
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
2012.24
Made or Created
1936-1940
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Rope
Relationships
Norton, Isabelle Mary Tilton (1917-1941), Reid, William J.
Related Place
Town
Randolph
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Rug
Name/Title
Rug
Entry/Object ID
1922.1.11
Description
"Penny" rug made of wool applique over a linen plain-woven ground. The design consists of a symmetrical floral pattern in the center and multiple border strips. There is a fringe on all four sides made of red, pinks, white, black, and brown yarn.
Context
Made by Susan Torrey Blake in Roxbury, Massachusetts
Acquisition
1922.1
Made or Created
Artist
Blake, Susan Torrey (1795-1884)
1878
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Rug
Interpretative Labels
Tufted Rug with Sugaring Scene, 1950-1975 Wool Museum Purchase, #2001.15 Rugs such as this could be made with left-over yarn or scrap wool, providing both a warm floor covering and an artistic expression for the creator. Though made after the Great Depression, this rug exhibits both the craft of the rug-maker as well as the imagery used by Vermont to define its identity.
Name/Title
Rug
Entry/Object ID
2001.15
Description
Tufted or punch needle rug made of wool yarn with linen canvas backing. The rug shows a traditional Vermont sugaring scene including (from left to right) a barn, a tree being tapped, a farm house, tapped trees with metal buckets, a sugar house with steam rising from the vent, and a wooden collection tub on a sled. The rug has a purple and maroon border that includes green maple leaves.
Acquisition
2001.15
Made or Created
1950-1975
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Warp Materials
Linen
Weft Materials
Linen
Materials
Wool, Linen
Rug
Name/Title
Rug
Entry/Object ID
1990.29.1
Description
Tufted runner rug. The design is a combination of Asian and Southwestern American motifs. There is a geometric medallion in the center over red ground and wave design around the border. The rug is made of silk yarn on a cotton foundation. A label sewn onto the back of the rug reads, "Silk yarn Made by Lillie Ridlon about 1934 Cuttingsville, Vt."
Context
Made with silk yarns made by Lillie Ridlon in Cuttingsville, Vermont
Acquisition
1990.29
Made or Created
Artist
Ridlon, Lillie
1934
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Cotton
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Shrewsbury
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Rug
Name/Title
Rug
Entry/Object ID
1959.22
Description
Braided corn husk rug with grain sack backing. The grain sack is Barteldes brand and stenciled, "Plainfield, VT."
Context
Possibly used in East Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1959.22
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cornhusk
Relationships
,
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1941.12
Description
Alphabet sampler stitched on undyed linen with black, brown, blue, and green thread in cross stitches and eyelet stitches. The top has a border of diamonds above a horizontal curvilinear line. A capital marking alphabet with the & symbol at the end is the first line, followed by a lower-case marking alphabet along the second line. Then there is a decorative border. Beneath the border are two more alphabets: script capitals, and eyelet marking capitals. Then, approximately at the center, is the inscription, "Carolin A Russell's Sampler Aged 8" followed by "DR . TR . WGRDLRPGRTER / HAR / CAR / MFR / CAR" and the verse, "When we've been there then thousand years/ Bright shining as the sun/ Weve [sic] no less days to sign Gods praise/ Than when we first begun". The name "Mary Chase" is in the lower corners.
Context
Made by Caroline A. Russell
Acquisition
1941.12
Made or Created
Artist
Russell, Caroline A.
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Dimensions
Materials
Silk, Linen
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
1941.26
Made or Created
Artist
Davis, Mary Gibson (1822-1900)
1832
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Materials
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Weathersfield
Barnet
County
Windsor County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1979.1
Description
Alphabet sampler on plain-woven linen. The sampler has three alphabets: marking capitals (in brown), script capitals (in brown), and marking lower-case letter (in light blue). The alphabets are followed by the numbers 1-10 in light blue. Each line is separated by an orange border. The bottom center of the sampler is marked, "Almira Torrey" in light blue and "Corinth" in light pink. There is a decorative blue border above the name, and an orange zig-zag border along the bottom. The whole is stitched in cross stitches.
Context
Made by Almira Torrey in Corinth, Vermont
Acquisition
1979.1
Made or Created
Artist
Torrey, Almira
circa 1845
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1992.35.3
Description
Alphabet sampler on loosely woven linen. The sampler consists of three complete alphabets (fancy capitals, marking capitals, and marking lower-case letters) and the numbers 1-10 followed by the inscription, "Julia P. Dewey Berlin Aged 9 Years August" and the verse, "Juses permit they gracious name to stand/ As the ^first cross of an infants hand as move/ And while her fingers oer this canv/ Engage her tender heart to see thy love/ With they dear children let her share aPart/ And write they name thyself upon her heart". Beneath the inscriptions is the large word, "BEAUTY" stitched in eyelet stitches with a decorative vine beneath. There is a faux Chinese symbol in the lower right corner in black.
Context
Made by Julia P. Dewey of Berlin, Vermont
Acquisition
1992.35
Made or Created
Dewey, Julia P.
1823
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
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
1980.10
Made or Created
Artist
Barnett, Elizabeth
1812
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Related Place
City
Goffstown
State/Province
New Hampshire
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1980.10
Made or Created
Artist
Bayley, Elizabeth (1817-1856)
1831
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Newbury
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2005.15
Made or Created
Richardson, Roxcinda (b. 1808)
1814
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen, Silk
Relationships
Foster, Aschah
Related Place
Town
Orange
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1959.21
Made or Created
Artist
Field, Sarah Bayley Cobb (1809-1863)
1821
Lexicon
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Materials
Materials
Linen, Silk
Relationships
Wright, Lucinda Washburn (1802-1826)
Related Publication
The Christian Messenger
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
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
1972.28
Made or Created
Artist
Hutchinson, Sarah Partridge (1821-1854)
1830-1835
Lexicon
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
1957.25
Made or Created
Artist
Rice, Irene (1793-1842)
1801
Lexicon
Materials
Linen
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
2020.17.1
Description
Sampler consisting of a brief, incomplete family record and a simple, diamond border. The sampler is stitched in two colors: red and aquamarine. The center bears the inscription, "FAMILY RECORD. Births David.Thomas born.Jan27.1787. Betsey.Perry born.Dec2 Oscar. F. Tomas born.Oct Betsey.A.Thomas born.Sept2", in cross stitches.The border consists of a repeated diamond pattern; the pattern extends outward at the upper left corner.
Acquisition
2020.17
Lexicon
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Warp Materials
Linen
Weft Materials
Linen
Materials
Linen, Silk
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
2010.54
Description
Rectangular alphabet sampler. The sampler is stitched entirely with gross stitches in blue thread and brown thread (now mostly gone), with a blue border and underlines. The sampler consists of a marking alphabet with alternates for A, J, and S, and an ampersand. Following the alphabet is the inscription, "CATY HILL OF WEATHERSFIELD IN THE STATE OF VERMONT 1800". The only legible part of the missing stitches are the letters A-G.
Context
Made by Caty Hill in Weathersfield, Vermont
Acquisition
2010.54
Made or Created
Artist
Hill, Caty
1800
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen, Silk
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
1957.25
Made or Created
Artist
Baldwin, Calista Rice (1805-1891)
1820
Lexicon
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
2012.13
Made or Created
Artist
Laughton, Olive
1797
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Silhouette
Name/Title
Silhouette
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.48a-e
Description
Five felt silhouettes of girls carrying baskets. Four are dressed in black, one in red. All have brown hair showing beneath decorated bonnets. All are attached to note cards. Three have handwritten notes that state, "Thank you very much to our American friends." There are blue and red decorations on the cares. A note says these items are from Communaute de Seurs de la Charite de Jesus et Marie, 7 rue de la Bucaille, Cherbourg.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Wool, Paper
Silk
Name/Title
Silk
Entry/Object ID
1982.27.5
Description
Two yard length of blue and black shot silk with white selvedges.
Context
Matches a bodice worn by Josephine Pratt Guernsey of Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.27
Made or Created
circa 1875
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Guernsey, Josephine Pratt (1858-1940)
Related Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1950.2
Made or Created
Artist
Flint, Laura M. (1822-1899)
1837
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Paper
Silk Fragment
Name/Title
Silk Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1950.2.2
Description
Tissue packet of silk fibers. A paper note stitched to the tissue reads, "Silk just as it is reeled from the cocoons of the silk worm at least 50 cocoons are used to make one thread, after the end is found by a little picking it will reel down to the mouth of the worm inside. Mrs. L.M. Flint."
Context
Silk from worms raised by Laura M. Flint in Norwich, VT
Acquisition
1950.2
Made or Created
Artist
Flint, Laura M. (1822-1899)
1837
Lexicon
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
1950.2
Made or Created
Artist
Flint, Laura M. (1822-1899)
1837
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Metal
Table Mat
Name/Title
Table Mat
Entry/Object ID
1967.136.1
Description
Small white table mat embroidered in white with an image of a girl wearing a bonnet, a boy in a boater hat, and a jumping dog. There is an inked stamp on the back, that is illegible.
Acquisition
1967.136
Made or Created
1875-1900
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Kent, Dorman B.E. (1875-1951)
Table Runner
Name/Title
Table Runner
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.103
Description
A table scarf with a two-tone blue embroidered design on natural white linen with a blue thread border. Sticker on the table scarf that is fold with green center and the words, "Fait Main," which means hand-made.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Linen, Floss, Embroidery
Relationships
Merci Train
Table Runner
Name/Title
Table Runner
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.104
Description
A table scarf with a three-color (red, yellow and green) embroidered design on natural white linen with a red thread border. Sticker on the table scarf that is fold with green center and the words, "Fait Main," which means hand-made.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Linen, Floss, Embroidery
Relationships
Merci Train
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
1958.1
Made or Created
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864), Goddard, Sarah Rice (1800-1875)
Lexicon
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
1958.1
Made or Created
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864), Goddard, Sarah Rice (1800-1875)
Lexicon
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 multicolored silk threads in white, pink, and blue.
Context
Silk was raised by Mary Hunt Palmer Tyler of Brattleboro, VT
Acquisition
1932.5
Made or Created
Artist
Tyler, Mary Palmer Hunt (1775-1866)
1830-1840
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Tyler, Royall (1757-1826)
Thread
Name/Title
Thread
Entry/Object ID
1995.46.12
Description
Spun linen thread or yarn on a wooden dowel.
Context
Owned by a member of the Gilfillan family of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
1995.46
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Materials
Linen, Wood
Relationships
Gilfillan family
Related Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1957.25
Made or Created
Artist
Hager, Hannah Caryl (1788-1871)
19th Century
Lexicon
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
1961.26
Made or Created
Artist
Bisbee, Cynthia Bates (1786-1816)
circa 1800
Lexicon
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)
Related Place
Town
Springfield
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Towel
Name/Title
Towel
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.2
Description
Linen kitchen towel printed with images of train stations and train-related objects of interest.
Context
The stations depicted are along the Rutland Railroad route.
Acquisition
2021.5
Made or Created
KayDee
20th Century
Lexicon
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Warp Materials
Linen
Weft Materials
Linen
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Rutland Railroad
Umbrella
Name/Title
Umbrella
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.152
Description
Red and pink striped umbrella with a carved wooden handle in the shape of a dog's head. Tag indicated the umbrella is from 11-year-old Michele Renault for an young American friend.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Fabric, Wood, Metal
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2006.39.3
Description
Purple and white varsity letter with looped pile. The letter is in the shape of an M in gothic font. The patch is backed with plain-woven cotton.
Context
Earned by Dan McAvoy for playing basketball at St. Michael's High School in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2006.39
Made or Created
1933
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Wool, Cotton
Relationships
McAvoy, Dan Arthur (1917-1983), St. Michael's High School
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2004.73.5a-d
Description
Set of four varsity letter patches that together spell out the year, 1959. Each patch is burgundy looped-pile fabric appliquéd on white felt. All but one of the 9 patches are lined with plain-woven cotton fabric.
Context
Earned by Theodore Allan Rossi for playing football at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.73
Made or Created
1959
Lexicon
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Rossi, Theodore Allan (b. 1941)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2004.73.7a-b
Description
Pair of varsity patches in the shape of football cleats. Each patch consists of burgundy looped pile fabric appliqued to white felt. The outlines of the shoes are machine embroidered with chain stitch in white thread. Each patch is lined with plain-woven cotton fabric.
Context
Earned by either Theodore or William Rossi for playing football at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.73
Made or Created
1959-1963
Lexicon
Materials
Wool, Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Rossi, William Lawrence, Rossi, Theodore Allan (b. 1941)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2004.73.8
Description
Varsity patch in the shape of a football. The white felt patch is appliquéd with a brown, looped pile fabric. The outlines of the football are machine embroidered in chain stitch with white thread. The patch is backed with heavily starched plain-woven white cotton.
Context
Owned by Theodore Allan Rossi or his brother, William Lawrence Rossi, for playing football at Spaulding High School
Acquisition
2004.73
Made or Created
1959-1963
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Relationships
Rossi, Theodore Allan (b. 1941), Spaulding High School, Rossi, William Lawrence
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2004.73.9
Description
Varsity patch in the shape of a star. The white felt patch is appliquéd with a brown, looped pile fabric, leaving a narrow white border around the edges. The patch is backed with plain-woven white cotton.
Context
Earned by Nicholas Allan Rossi or his brother, Lawrence Rossi, for playing football at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.73
Made or Created
1959-1963
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Rossi, Theodore Allan (b. 1941), Rossi, William Lawrence
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2013.40.1a-d
Description
Four varsity patches in the shape of the numbers 1, 9, 4, and 3. Each patch consists of a maroon looped pile fabric appliqued onto white felt, with the felt creating a narrow border. The back is lined with white plain-woven cotton.
Context
Owned by Marie Perrigo, who graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont, in 1943.
Acquisition
2013.40
Made or Created
1943
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2004.73.1a-d
Description
Set of four varsity letter patches that together spell out the year, 1959. Each patch is dark red felt appliquéd on white felt. The 1 and one 9 patches are lined in plain-woven cotton.
Context
Earned by Nicholas Allan Rossi for playing football for Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.73
Made or Created
1959
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Rossi, Theodore Allan (b. 1941)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2004.73.2a-d
Description
Four varsity letter patches that together spell out the year 1962. Each letter is black felt appliquéd onto white felt. They are each lined with plain-woven cotton.
Context
Earned by William Lawrence Rossi for being the Junior Varsity football manager at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.73
Made or Created
1962
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Rossi, William Lawrence
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2004.73.3a-b
Description
Two varsity letters, J and V. Both letters consist of a burgundy looped pile fabric appliquéd onto white felt. The patches are lined in starched, plain-woven cotton fabric.
Context
Earned by William Lawrence Rossi for being the Junior Varsity football manager at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.73
Made or Created
1962
Lexicon
Materials
Wool, Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Rossi, William Lawrence
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2004.73.4
Description
Felt letter S. The letter is made from black felt appliquéd over white felt, with a narrow white border all the way around the letter. The letter is lined with thin, plain-woven white cotton.
Context
Owned by Theodore Allan Rossi for playing football at Spaulding High School, 1959
Acquisition
2004.73
Made or Created
1959
Lexicon
Materials
Wool, Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Rossi, Theodore Allan (b. 1941)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2014.5.1
Description
Green varsity letter in the shape of an M with a bullhorn behind it. The patch consists of a green looped pile fabric appliqued onto white felt. The outlines of the letter and bullhorn are accented with white embroidery in a chain stitch. The word, "Sandra", is handwritten with ink on the back.
Context
Earned by Sandra B. Collins for cheerleading at Montpelier High School in 1947.
Acquisition
2014.5
Made or Created
1947
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Wool
Relationships
Montpelier High School
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2021.4
Made or Created
1930-1932
Lexicon
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Howe, Herbert Guy (1914-2002)
Related Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2010.66.1
Description
Varsity letter consisting of an S within a circle. The patch is made from looped-pile burgundy wool over white felt. The hole is backed with plain-woven white cotton.
Context
Worn by cheerleaders at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont, during the 1930s
Acquisition
2010.66
Made or Created
1934-1936
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2010.66.2
Description
Varsity letter in the shape of an S in gothic script. The patch is made from looped pile wool mounted onto white felt. The reverse is lined with plain-woven white cotton.
Context
Earned by a member of the McGoff family for playing basketball at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2010.66
Made or Created
1934-1936
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2010.66.4
Description
Varsity letter in the shape of a B. The patch is made from white or ivory looped pile wool mounted on dark maroon or black felt. The reverse is lined with twill-woven cotton.
Context
Worn by a student of Barre Academy, a school in Barre, Vermont in operation from 1852 to 1885.
Acquisition
2010.66
Made or Created
circa 1885
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2021.4
Made or Created
1930-1932
Lexicon
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Howe, Herbert Guy (1914-2002)
Related Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2020.21.1
Description
Varsity letter consisting of a blue, looped pile V over a white, felt border. A white basketball is embroidered at the bottom. The whole is mounted onto white buckram.
Context
Owned by Shirley Jane Hamilton for participating in varsity basketball at Vergennes High School, 1952-1953
Acquisition
2020.21
Made or Created
1953
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Nylon, Wool, Linen
Relationships
Vaux, Shirley Jane Hamilton (1935-2016)
Related Place
City
Vergennes
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Wallet
Name/Title
Wallet
Entry/Object ID
1932.5.8
Description
Wallet or pocketbook covered on the exterior with flame stitch embroidery in yellow, pink, green, blue, purple, black, and white. The edges are bound with red twill tape, and a tie of red twill tape extends from the cover flap. The interior is lined with green linen. The The inside of the front flap is embroidered with the name "DANIEL * PARKER" in marking stitches in pink thread.
Context
Owned by Daniel Parker.
Acquisition
1932.5
Lexicon
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Parker, Daniel
Yarn
Name/Title
Yarn
Entry/Object ID
1992.46.1
Description
Two connected balls of olive green wool yarn. The yarn is accompanied by a glossy paper label that shows an illustration of a battle ship with the words, "COMBAT WOOL / 2 OUNCES / USE ANY REGULAR KNITTING WORSTED INSTRUCTION / PURCHASE YOUR ENTIRE REQUIREMENTS IN THIS DYE LOT / DISTRUBTUED BY THE SPOOL COTTON COMPANY / COLOR 320 2 / 100% WOOL".
Acquisition
1992.46
Made or Created
1941-1945
Lexicon
Materials
Wool, Paper
Relationships
Related Event
World War II

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