Objects - Miscellaneous

With a collection as broad as ours, there were bound to be objects we could not classify. From catamount footprints to hairpins, you’ll find it all here.

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Name/Title
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Entry/Object ID
2002.34
Description
White cardstock card with a black pellet mounted in the lower left corner under plastic. The card is printed with an image of a cartoon character with a round head, a lightbulb nose, and a red lightning bolt for a body. The body curves around the card and terminates in an atomic spiral around the pellet. The top of the card reads, "energy for the future NUCLEAR POWER / VERMONT YANKEE NUCLEAR POWER CORPORATION". Between the pellet and the cartoon's body is an explanation that the pellet is simulated uranium, and details about how much power uranium can produce.
Context
Produced by Vermont Yankee to promote the nuclear power plant in Vernon, Vermont.
Acquisition
2002.34
Made/Created
1972
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Materials
Cardboard, Plastic
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Place
Town
Vernon
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Architect's Model
Name/Title
Architect's Model
Entry/Object ID
1943.4
Description
Wooden model of the foundation of the Vermont State House. The model is on a wooden board, which is covered in several pencil notes. The outline of the foundation is raised about 1/4" with spaces for windows and doors. There is a stairway at each end.
Context
Shows the foundation of the Vermont State House, built 1833 to 1837. Used to determine block sizes and quantities by the people who were quarrying the granite for the foundation.
Acquisition
1943.4
Made/Created
1833-1837
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
Wheaton, Oren (1812-1861)
,
Web Links and URLs
Ash tray
Name/Title
Ash tray
Entry/Object ID
2012.68.1
Description
Brown plastic ash tray with advertising on one side for "Barre Auto Body & Repair, 16 Brook Street, Bob Harvey, Guy Dion, Tel. 476-8986, Barre, Vermont." On the bottom it says, "Saf-t-dish Ash Tray, Made in U.S.A."
Context
No information was found on this business, but the location -- 16 Brook St. in Barre -- is now (2024) called Guy's Repair Shop, handling small engine repairs.
Dimensions
Materials
Plastic
Relationships
Person or Organization
Shirley Campbell Prushko
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Ashtray
Name/Title
Ashtray
Entry/Object ID
1937.10.4
Description
Small ashtray made of shredded money. The dish is molded into a circle with the US Capitol building at the center with a banner over it that says, "OUR NATIONAL CAPITOL". The back is molded with the words, "MADE OF U.S. GREENBACKS REDEEMED AND DESTROYED BY U.S. TREASURY ESTIMATED VALUE $3,000. NATIONAL BANK NOTE SOUVENIR. N.J. AVE, WASHINGTON, D.C."
Context
Souvenir of the US Treasury.
Acquisition
1937.10
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
City
Washington
State/Province
District of Columbia
Country
United States of America
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Ashtray
Name/Title
Ashtray
Entry/Object ID
2012.23.8
Description
This carved slate ashtray has a natural gray finish. It features four cutouts for resting cigarettes, arranged around a shallow bowl in the center. There are no markings on the ashtray.
Acquisition
2012.23
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Slate
Bag
Name/Title
Bag
Entry/Object ID
1992.78.2
Description
Paper bag. The front is printed with an illustration of 2 cows in a green pasture beneath a blue sky. The words, "BEN & JERRY'S" run up the left edge, and at the bottom is a round logo showing a line drawing of 2 men and the words, "BEN & JERRY'S ICE CREAM". The back shows a continuation of the cow illustration.
Acquisition
1992.78
Made/Created
Artist
Jackson, Woody
Bagcraft
1992
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Ben & Jerry's Homemade Holdings, Inc.
Place
Town
Waterbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bag
Name/Title
Bag
Entry/Object ID
2003.82.60
Description
Rectangular white plastic bag with a cord drawstring at the top. The front is printed with a beige rectangle as the ground color, with a coat of arms and the label, "Rogers / F. H. ROGERS CO / BARRE, VT.", printed in dark brown. The base folds into the back and is printed on the bottom with the label, "This bag is made from FUTURFILM(TM) available from ATLAS PAPER CO. 220 GARFIELD AVENUE WOBURN, MASSACHUSETTS 01501 PHONE (617) 729-9750."
Context
From the F. H. Rogers Co. store in Barre, Vermont, which sold menswear.
Acquisition
2003.82
Made/Created
Atlas Paper Company
1980
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
F. H. Rogers & Co.
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bag
Name/Title
Bag
Entry/Object ID
2003.82.61
Description
Rectangular white plastic shopping bag with a corded drawstring at the top. Both sides of the bag are printed with an illustration of a floral bouquet with purple blooms and green leaves and stems. The label, "THE Fashion SHOP / RUTLAND, VERMONT", is at the center bottom.
Context
The Fashion Shop was a clothing store in Rutland, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.82
Made/Created
1980
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Polyethylene
Relationships
Person or Organization
The Fashion Shop
Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bag
Name/Title
Bag
Entry/Object ID
2003.82.62
Description
Yellow and white plastic shopping bag with a red logo printed at the center. The logo consists of a flag waving from a pole with the words, "The Shoe Fair". The words, "Burlington Square Mall Burlington / Bridge Street Morrisville" are below.
Context
From The Shoe Fair in Burlington, Vermont, and Morrisville, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.82
Made/Created
St. Jon Packaging Company, Inc.,
1970
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic
Relationships
Person or Organization
The Shoe Fair
,
Bag
Name/Title
Bag
Entry/Object ID
1989.4.1
Description
Brown paper bag printed with the logo for the Vermont Bicentennial. The logo consists of a simplistic line drawing of a church set into hills with fireworks in the sky.
Context
Produced for the Vermont Bicentennial celebration in 1991.
Acquisition
1989.4
Made/Created
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Bag
Name/Title
Bag
Entry/Object ID
2016.11.19
Description
Large white paper shopping back with jute handles. The bag is printed with an illustration of a bird sitting in a tree that has brown pears and red leave, framed in a scribbled green oval. The words, "Season's Greetings" and "Abernethy's" are at the top of the bag.
Context
Abernethy's department store operated on Church Street in Burlington from 1911 to 1981.
Acquisition
2016.11
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Abernethy's
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ballot Box
Name/Title
Ballot Box
Entry/Object ID
1959.53.7d
Description
Small wooden ballot box. The box consists of two parts: a four-sided base and a slide-out top (cracked). One side of the base of the shorter than the rest, and the top slides through the gap and into a groove cut into the interior of the remaining three sides. There is a slot toward one side of the top piece, and a thumb indentation for sliding the lid open toward the other side of the top piece. The bottom is inked with the label, "L. D. Hill 1860".
Context
Used in Waterford, Vermont
Acquisition
1959.53
Made/Created
circa 1860
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Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Paper
Relationships
Place
Town
Waterford
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ballot Box
Name/Title
Ballot Box
Entry/Object ID
1959.53.7b
Description
Small wooden ballot box. The box consists of two parts: a four-sided base and a slide-out top. One side of the base of the shorter than the rest, and the top slides through the gap and into a groove cut into the interior of the remaining three sides. There is a keyhole slot in the center of the top piece, and a thumb indentation for sliding the lid open. A rectangular piece of a paper is attached to the lid with the inked inscription, "Justices of the Peace".
Context
Used in Waterford, Vermont
Acquisition
1959.53
Made/Created
circa 1860
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Paper
Relationships
Place
Town
Waterford
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ballot Box
Name/Title
Ballot Box
Entry/Object ID
1959.53.7a
Description
Small wooden ballot box. The box consists of two parts: a four-sided base and a slide-out top. One side of the base of the shorter than the rest, and the top slides through the gap and into a groove cut into the interior of the remaining three sides. There is a keyhole slot in the center of the top piece, and a thumb indentation for sliding the lid open. A rectangular piece of a paper is attached to the lid with the inked inscription, "Town Representative".
Context
Used in Waterford, Vermont
Acquisition
1959.53
Made/Created
circa 1860
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Paper
Relationships
Place
Town
Waterford
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ballot Box
Name/Title
Ballot Box
Entry/Object ID
1959.53.7e
Description
Small wooden ballot box. The box consists of two parts: a four-sided base and a slide-out top. One side of the base of the shorter than the rest, and the top slides through the gap and into a groove cut into the interior of the remaining three sides. There is a large slot in the center of the top piece, and a light rectangle where a label used to be.
Context
Used in Waterford, Vermont
Acquisition
1959.53
Made/Created
circa 1860
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Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Paper
Relationships
Place
Town
Waterford
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ballot Box
Name/Title
Ballot Box
Entry/Object ID
1973.51
Description
Wooden ballot box and voting chits. The box has a curved top with a carved handle. The front of the box has a large, circular hole. There is a drawer that sits in the base of the box and can be pulled out from the back. It is accompanied by several small white wooden balls and black wooden cubes.
Context
Used by the Apollo Club of Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
1973.51
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
Apollo Club
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Links and URLs
Ballot Box
Name/Title
Ballot Box
Entry/Object ID
2024.4.4
Description
Ballot box used by members of the Northfield Grange. The rectangular box has a slight overhang for the top and base, and the top is divided into two hinged lids with a center pinned section to secure them. The vertical sides have mitered and pinned corners. The front section has two hinges connecting it to the center joint, and the lid lifts with interior curved sides and the front vertical panel to reveal a shallow compartment. There are wire stops on either side to hold this section open. There is a vertical divider between the front and back sections of the box with a round hole cut in the middle of it for placing a vote through anonymously. The back section of the ballot box has a flat hinged lid to cover it that rests on the vertical sides. There is a turned handle pinned to the middle of the back of the ballot box.
Context
About the Grange from https://capitalcitygrange.org/history-of-the-capital-city-grange/

"Capital City Grange was chartered in May, 1914, and originally met in a Hall in downtown Montpelier, on Elm St. After World War II, faced with increasing property taxes and maintenance costs, the Grange and the Odd Fellows Fraternity sold the Hall they shared, and purchased property on the Northfield Road, south of Montpelier, on which to build a new Hall.

Construction began in fall of 1952, and was completed in 1953. The Hall was built largely with volunteer labor! Workers included men and women, continuing an inclusive tradition which has been part of the Grange since its founding. The Grange owns an 8mm film, which has been put onto a DVD, showing Grange and Odd Fellows members working on the Hall in all phases. The film chronicles opening ceremonies with Grange and Vermont state dignitaries, and concludes by showing the burning of the mortgage for the property in 1966.

Grange Halls have hosted dances from the earliest days of the Order, as a vital part of the rural social life. Dances of all sorts have been held at the Capital City Grange Hall since its construction—the dance floor was an important part of its construction and design! Sometime in the 1970s or 1980s, a regular contra dance began being held in the Grange Hall, coexisting with a regular Western Square dance originally. In the late 1990s, the Grange began to find itself running out of members and energy to keep the building going. Master Les Skinner invited the regular renters of the Hall, including the contra dancers, the Church of Christ and others to help the Grange with maintenance work—and to consider joining the Grange as well. It took a few years, and a recurring sense of emergency need to recruit a new crop of members for the Grange, mostly from the contra dance community. The VT State Grange was initially reluctant, not wanting people to join “just to save the dance hall”, but was persuaded that there was a true interest in the traditional purposes and activities of the Grange, as well as the desire to save the dance hall!"
Acquisition
2024.4
Dimensions
Overall, closed
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
Capital City Grange
Ballot Box
Name/Title
Ballot Box
Entry/Object ID
1959.53.7c
Description
Small wooden ballot box. The box consists of two parts: a four-sided base and a slide-out top. One side of the base of the shorter than the rest, and the top slides through the gap and into a groove cut into the interior of the remaining three sides. There is a keyhole slot in the center of the top piece, and two thumb indentations for sliding the lid open. A torn, rectangular piece of a paper is attached to the lid with the inked inscription, "Representatives to Con[gress]".
Context
Used in Waterford, Vermont
Acquisition
1959.53
Made/Created
circa 1860
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Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Paper
Relationships
Place
Town
Waterford
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bandbox
Name/Title
Bandbox
Entry/Object ID
1967.90.2a-b
Description
Wallpaper-covered bandbox, or hatbox. The wallpaper is printed with a repeating pattern of sprigs of leaves within a cartouche outline.
Acquisition
1967.90
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Materials
Cardboard, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Warin, Mary
Bandbox
Name/Title
Bandbox
Entry/Object ID
1953.58.1a-b
Description
This bandbox, or hatbox, is covered in wallpaper featuring a block printed design of white-and-green snowflakes alternating with brown vines. It is comprised of both a box and a lid. The interior of the box is lined with newspapers from Concord, New Hampshire.
Acquisition
1953.58
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard, Paper
Relationships
Place
City
Concord
State/Province
New Hampshire
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bandbox
Name/Title
Bandbox
Entry/Object ID
1973.1.30a-dd
Description
Wallpaper-covered bandbox filled with wallpaper samples. The lid is covered with paper in a swirled design printed in blue. The box is covered in paper printed with a floral design in browns. The samples contained inside are all borders.
Context
The border samples contained in the box are remnants of the first wallpaper borders used in Windsor House in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
1973.1
Made/Created
1846
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper, Cardboard
Relationships
Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bandbox
Name/Title
Bandbox
Entry/Object ID
1953.58.2a-b
Description
Circular bandbox covered in tile-printed wallpaper.
Acquisition
1953.58
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Dimensions
Overall
Bandbox
Name/Title
Bandbox
Entry/Object ID
1964.3bc
Description
Oval bandbox, or hatbox, covered with block-printed wallpaper. The wallpaper is printed with a delicate pattern of grey stripes and dots with a floral sprig tied with the bow. The band of the lid is covered with a different paper, this one having a blue ground with brown dotted flowers.
Context
Owned by Merinda Nelson Bill in West Tophsham, Vermont
Acquisition
1964.3
Made/Created
circa 1840
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Materials
Cardboard, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Bill, Merinda Nelson (1813-1901)
Place
Town
Topsham
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Banner
Name/Title
Banner
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.90
Description
Small banner woven of glass seed beads with the inscription, "50TH ANNIVERSARY RECORDS. PRESENTED TO ELMORE TIMOTHY AND CYNTHIA ADAMS IDE ON YOUR GOLDEN WEDDING DAY JULY 15TH 1912 BY AN OLD FRIEND AND SCHOOLMATE, CARRIE BURBANE CREE". The ends taper to points and end in tassels secured by a large, red glass bead.
Context
Beaded banner made for Elmore Timothy and Cynthia Adams Ide for their anniversary, 1912
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Artist
Cree, Carrie Adelia Burbank Harding (1846-1914)
1812
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Materials
Cotton, Glass
Relationships
Ide, Elmore Timothy (1839-1923), Ide, Cynthia Louise Adams (1844-1916)
Place
Town
St. Johnsbury
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Banner
Name/Title
Banner
Entry/Object ID
2004.76.1
Description
Long banner made of white vinyl. It features five brass grommets along the top edge and another five along the bottom edge. The majority of the lettering on the banner is blue, with a row of red lettering positioned at the bottom edge. At each end of the lowest row of text, there is a U.S. flag displayed. The entire piece is bordered by two rows of straight stitching, which serve to fold the edges under neatly. The text on the banner reads: "KOREAN WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY DEDICATION 50TH Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice FREEDOM IS NOT FREE." The banner consists solely of text, aside from the inclusion of the two U.S. flags.
Context
Displayed during the dedication of Route 7a as the Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway in 2003.
Acquisition
2004.76
Made/Created
2003
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Vinyl, Brass
Relationships
,
Event
Korean War
Basket
Name/Title
Basket
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.198a-b
Description
Miniature round basket with lid. The basket has a round base with sides that flare outward before coming back in toward the small round top opening. The lid is slightly domed.
Acquisition
1976.43
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Dimensions
Overall
Baton
Name/Title
Baton
Entry/Object ID
2007.12a-b
Description
Black-and-white baton and carrying case. The baton is made of ivory and ebony. Both ends and the connection point between the two materials are mounted with ornately engraved silver. The center mount is engraved, "Josephine Edna Hovey from Spaulding Glee Club". The case is covered in black leather and lined in green velvet.
Context
Presented to Josephine Edna Hovey Perry by the Spaulding Glee Club of Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2007.12
Made/Created
1910
Lexicon
Materials
Ebony, Silver, Ivory, Artificial Leather, Fabric
Relationships
Perry, Josephine Hovey (1885-1952), Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bead
Name/Title
Bead
Entry/Object ID
1965.14.17
Description
Small bead made from an animal bone. It is hollow with holes in either end.
Acquisition
1965.14
Lexicon
Materials
Bone
Beads
Name/Title
Beads
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.96
Description
Two strings of unpainted, turned wooden beads tied together. Both of the beads are shaped like domes with one flat side and the other side convex.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made/Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
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Beer Can
Name/Title
Beer Can
Entry/Object ID
2021.37.1
Description
Promotional beer can with a round logo on one side and an illustration of a man (Bernie Sanders) on the other. The logo is blue on the top and red on the bottom with the words, "Bernie / Weisse", and the date 2016. There is a black bird in the center and the inscription, "A slight sour and forward-thinking Berliner Weisse", at the bottom. The words "ZERO GRAVITY" are in a blue band at the top. The reverse is printed with an illustration of a man leaning against a barrel and holding up a beer glass. He has spiky, white hair, and is wearing a plaid shirt and suspenders. The bottom of the can is printed with the words, "FREEDOM AND UNITY" in place of the expiration date.
Context
Made by Zero Gravity Craft Brewery in Burlington, Vermont, to support Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign.
Acquisition
2021.37
Made/Created
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery
2016
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Sanders, Bernard (b. 1941)
Beer Tap
Name/Title
Beer Tap
Entry/Object ID
2023.20.2
Description
Wooden beer tap. There is a rotatable wooden disk at the top that is laser etched with a logo consisting of central stars, 2 hops cones, and the words, "14TH STAR Brewing Col." The shaft of the tap is etched with the label "VALOR ALE". There is a metal socket at the base for attachment.
Context
Used at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2023.20
Lexicon
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Three Penny Taproom, 14th Star Brewing Company
,
Beer Tap
Name/Title
Beer Tap
Entry/Object ID
2023.20.3
Description
Wooden beer tap with a rotatable wooden disk on the top. There is a sticker on the disk printed with an image of a compass-rose style sun. The shaft of the tap has a sticker on each side printed with the label "Lawson's" on 2 sides and "Finest Liquids / WARREN, VT" on 2 sides. There is a metal socket at the base for attachment.
Context
Used at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2023.20
Lexicon
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Three Penny Taproom, Lawson's Finest Liquids
,
Beer Tap
Name/Title
Beer Tap
Entry/Object ID
2023.20.4
Description
Cylindrical wooden beer tap. The top and bottom are capped with 4 wooden disks painted yellow, orange, light blue, and dark blue. The center is laser etched with a hummingbird above a logo consisting of a geometric wolf's head and the words, "LITTLE WOLF / Pale Ale", with the words, "ZERO GRAVITY" below. There is a metal socket at the base for attachment.
Context
Used at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2023.20
Lexicon
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Three Penny Taproom, Zero Gravity Craft Brewery
,
Beer Tap
Name/Title
Beer Tap
Entry/Object ID
2023.20.5
Description
Wooden beer tap. The top of the tap is shaped vaguely like a harpoon. It is dyed black and printedin grey and yellow, with the with label, "HARPOON LEVIATHAN". A plastic label on the shaft reads, "Czernobog". There is a metal socket at the base for attachment.
Context
Used at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2023.20
Lexicon
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Three Penny Taproom, Harpoon Brewery
,
Beer Tap
Name/Title
Beer Tap
Entry/Object ID
2023.20.6
Description
Wooden beer tap shaped like a paddle. There is a sticker at the top printed with a full-color illustration of a red barn and the label, "LOST NATION BREWING." There is a metal socket at the base for attachment.
Context
Used at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2023.20
Lexicon
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Three Penny Taproom, Lost Nation Brewing
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Beer Tap
Name/Title
Beer Tap
Entry/Object ID
2023.20.7
Description
Wooden beer tap. The top of the tap has a white sticker printed in black with a logo consisting of 3 triangular mountains, the words "UPPER PASS BEER COMPANY", triangular trees and buildings on a flat horizon, and the words, "TUNBRIDGE, VERMONT." There is an additional black sticker on the shaft. There is a metal socket at the base for attachment.
Context
Used at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2023.20
Lexicon
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Three Penny Taproom, Upper Pass Beer Company
,
Beer Tap
Name/Title
Beer Tap
Entry/Object ID
2023.20.8
Description
Wooden beer tap with a rotatable wooden disk on the top. There is a sticker on the disk printed with an image of a maple leaf. The shaft of the tap has a sticker on each side printed with the label "Lawson's" on 2 sides and "Finest Liquids / WARREN, VT" on 2 sides. There is a metal socket at the base for attachment.
Context
Used at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2023.20
Lexicon
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Three Penny Taproom, Lawson's Finest Liquids
,
Beer Taps
Name/Title
Beer Taps
Entry/Object ID
2023.20.1
Description
Wooden beer tap with a rotatable wooden disk on the top. There is a sticker on the disk printed with an image of a hops cone. The shaft of the tap has a sticker on each side printed with the label "Lawson's" on 2 sides and "Finest Liquids / WARREN, VT" on 2 sides. There is a metal socket at the base for attachment.
Context
Used at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2023.20
Lexicon
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Three Penny Taproom, Lawson's Finest Liquids
,
Bell
Name/Title
Bell
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.34
Description
Small metal bell with a ship's wheel as a handle. The handle consists of a red-stained wooden disc with a hole in the center, and five turned handles spaced equidistant around the edges.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made/Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1935-circa 1945
Lexicon
Materials
Wood, Metal
Board
Name/Title
Board
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.194
Description
Board from the back of a frame with label and letter stuck to it.
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
Wood, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Bone
Name/Title
Bone
Entry/Object ID
1954.283.122
Description
Worked animal bone. It is made from the midsection of a deer antler. It has a polished surface and is hollow.
Context
Collected by Emma P. Sampson
Acquisition
1954.283
Ethnography
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Person or Organization
Sampson, Emma P. Merrill (1865-1953)
Bone
Name/Title
Bone
Entry/Object ID
1954.283.123
Description
Worked animal bone. It has a polished surface, and the edges are smoothed.
Context
Collected by Emma P. Sampson
Acquisition
1954.283
Ethnography
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Person or Organization
Sampson, Emma P. Merrill (1865-1953)
Book
Name/Title
Book
Entry/Object ID
1983.21.1
Description
Small paper book filled with hair clippings. The book is covered with blue-on-brown printed wallpaper, and the binding is secured with string. Each page contains clippings of hair twisted or plaited into decorative shapes and applied with glued paper shapes. Most clippings are labeled with a name, presumably who the hair was taken from, and several of the pages also have short poems.
Context
Made by Lucina Houghton of Bridport, Vermont
Acquisition
1983.21
Made/Created
Artist
Clough, Lucina Houghton (1789-1855)
1845-1865
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper, Hair
Book
Name/Title
Book
Entry/Object ID
1980.5.1
Description
Small paper book filled with hair clippings. The book is covered with blue-green paper, and the binding is secured with pink ribbon. Each page contains clippings of hair twisted or plaited into decorative shapes and applied with glued paper shapes. Each clipping is labeled with a name, presumably who the hair was taken from.
Context
Owned by Mary A. Vincent of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1980.5
Made/Created
Artist
Templeton, Mary Ayers (1825-1913)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper, Hair
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Book
Name/Title
Book
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.124
Scope and Content
A medical book from 1585 donated by Madame Venves A. Schwartz, saying it is a souvenir of her husband, Dr. Victor Schwartz. She gave an address in Vincennes, 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
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Book
Name/Title
Book
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.169
Description
A red-covered promotional book about the city of Lyon presented by the Syndicate D'Initiative of Lyon. A card written in English is bagged with the book.
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
Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Book
Name/Title
Book
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.178
Description
Paper-covered book titled, "Les Deux Jeunes Filles de lar Foret." Poem inside the cover. Author Elizabeth Lehr.
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
Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Book
Name/Title
Book
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.179
Description
Promotional and historical book about L'Auvergne, entitled, "L'Auvergen, Les Images."
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
Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Book
Name/Title
Book
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.180
Description
Book entitled "Caen" that describes and shows art and architecture damaged during World War II.
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
Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Book
Name/Title
Book
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.185
Description
Leather-covered book entitled, "View de Mdm Louise de France." It indicates is the "Fille de Louis XV." The book is dated 1826 and has 351 pages.
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
Leather, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Book Jacket
Name/Title
Book Jacket
Entry/Object ID
1997.41.10
Description
Rectangular sheet of black leather. The right half is stamped with the inscription, "IN TRIBUTE TO ADDIE MAYNARD A VERMONT EDUCATOR" in green. On the back is the inscription, "MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN" written in chalk.
Context
Made to honor Addie Maynard, an employee of the Vermont Department of Education.
Acquisition
1997.41
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Maynard, Annie, Taplin, Winn Lowell (1893-1961)
Place
Village
East Corinth
Town
Corinth
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bookmarks
Name/Title
Bookmarks
Entry/Object ID
1958.41.2a-c
Description
Three beaded bookmarks in the shape of crosses. Each is made of white glass seed beads stitched on perforated paper. The first is a Latin cross. The second is a cross-crosslet. The third is a Greek cross.
Acquisition
1958.41
Lexicon
Materials
Glass, Paper
Bottle
Name/Title
Bottle
Entry/Object ID
1994.38
Description
White plastic drinking bottle. It has a black plastic lid that screws onto the bottle with a central pop-up spout. The middle of the bottle is printed with a purple label with white words that read, "1994 / Champlain valley FAIR Essex Junction, Vermont," with an illustration of a fair scene that includes a Ferris wheel, a cow, a tractor, and tents.
Context
Distributed to exhibitors at the 1994 Champlain Valley Fair.
Acquisition
1994.38
Made/Created
1994
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
High Density Poly Ethylene
Relationships
Person or Organization
Champlain Valley Fair
Place
Village
Essex Junction
Town
Essex
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Champlain Valley Fair
Bottle Holder
Interpretative Labels
Catamount Ale Bottle, 1987 Distributed by Catamount Brewing Company, 1984-2000 White River Junction, VT Glass, paper Gift of William Osgood,1987.6.1 Founded in 1984 by partners Stephen Mason, Alan Davis, and Stephen Israel, the Catamount Brewing Company was among the pioneers of craft beer on the East Coast. Their Catamount Gold, the bottle featured here, won a gold medal at the 1989 Great American Beer Festival. They expanded quickly and opened a huge new brewing facility in Windsor in 1996, but their meteoric rise was matched by an equally quick fall, and they closed in April 2000. The Windsor facility was purchased and is still occupied today by the Massachusetts Bay Brewing Company, makers of Harpoon. In 2020, Harpoon begin brewing under the Catamount label once again.
Name/Title
Bottle Holder
Entry/Object ID
1987.6.1b
Description
Cardboard six-pack holder. The carton collapses by folding along the center support piece. Each exterior side is printed with an illustration of a mountain lion (catamount) with the title, "CATAMOUNT GOLD".
Context
Distributed by Catamount Brewing Company in White River Junction, Vermont
Acquisition
1987.6
Made/Created
1987
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard, Glass, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Catamount Brewing Company
Place
Village
White River Junction
Town
Hartford
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2010.78.1
Description
Tall, narrow wooden box with a hinged top lid. The lid has a narrow slit pierced into the center and locks closed with an internal lock box (now missing) at the center front. The front is painted with the words, "Contributions For The Church Of The Messiah" in gold and yellow paint. The box is finished with shellac except for the back and the interior. There are two holes in the back for mounting the box to a wall.
Context
Collection box used to hold donations to the Unitarian Church of of the Messiah in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2010.78
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Unitarian Church of Montpelier
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
1953.18.45c-d
Description
Cardboard box and lid with brown, glossy finish. One end is printed with a white cartouche, on which is a hand-written label. A paper label on the inside of the lid reads, "Fur Set Box", along with patent information, a warning letter against breaking the patent, and contact information of the manufacturer.
Acquisition
1953.18
Made/Created
Jason Crane & Son
1871
Lexicon
Materials
Cardboard
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
1959.9
Description
Crumpled, empty box pierced throughout with holes. The lid of the box has a hand-written paper labels that reads, "This box contains a Live Baby Panther / Caution / Do not feed in Transit". The reverse has hand written address label with two 3-cent stamps, the return address, "From Horace M. Abrams / Schoharie. N.Y" and sending address, "To / Dr. Arthur W. Peach / Vermont Historical Society / Montpelier / Vermont". A small note written across the bottom of the label reads, "Contains Merchadise - 4th Class. - POSTMASTER. - This parcel may be opened for Post Office inspection of merchandise." One side of the box is missing a flap, and the other flap is crushed open. The lid hinges open with a fabric tape hinge.

Inside the box is a flat piece of paper with (presumably fake) small animal poop glued to the center top and the handwritten inscription, "Well, he Was here, but he must have got away."
Context
Given to Vermont Historical Society Director Arthur Peach as a prank by Horace Abrams, during the "panther craze" when several sightings of catamounts were reported across the state of Vermont. The phrase on the inside is a reference to people not being able to prove their claims because the catamount was not present.
Acquisition
1959.9
Made/Created
Artist
Abrams, Horace Mills (1894-1960)
1959
Lexicon
Materials
Cardboard
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
1953.44.4a-b
Description
Oval band box with a lid. The exterior of the box is covered in wallpaper. The top of the lid and the body of the box have a teal ground with white leaves and flowers. The lid band has a blue ground with dark blue and white floral swirls. The interior of the box is lined with newspaper.
Context
Owned by Governor Ebenezer Ormsbee
Acquisition
1953.44
Lexicon
Materials
Cardboard, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Ormsbee, Ebenezer Jolls (1834-1924)
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
1970.17.5b
Description
Small cardboard retail ring box consisting of a separate base and lid. The lid has been restitched together along the edges. The top of the lid is printed with the label, "CHARLES WYMAN WATCHES JEWELRY & SILVERWARE 119 MAIN ST. ST. ALBANS, VT."
Context
Owned by a member of the Wade family in Montgomery, Vermont
Acquisition
1970.17
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Charles Wyman
,
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2006.13.3a-b
Description
Rectangular cardboard box printed in green with a photographic image of the University of Vermont beneath a pennant that reads "U. V. M." Beside the image is the yellow inscription, "C.C.C. TRADEMARK / UNIVERSITY CHOCOLATES / MADE BY / CRYSTAL CONF. CO. BURLINGTON, VT. / C.C.C. TRADEMARK." The sides are each printed with the business name and pennant image. One side has a paper sticker that reads, "5 Lbs. CHOCLATE NUGATINES"
Acquisition
2006.13
Made/Created
Crystal Confectionery Company
1906
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
University of Vermont
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
1967.2.5
Description
Small paper-covered box. The paper is printed with a white-and-blue checked pattern with black coral over it. There is a metal drawer pull at the center top as a handle, and a small metal latch at the center front. It is lined with white paper. The inside has the label, "A New Present from Zannie - 1861."
Context
Possibly owned by a member of the Wright family.
Acquisition
1967.2
Made/Created
1861
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Paper, Metal
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
1952.32.9aa-bb
Description
Small oblong metal case, painted red.
Context
Owned by Lieutenant Colonel Roswell Farnham of Bradford, Vermont, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
1952.32
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
12th Vermont Infantry, Farnham, Roswell (1827-1903)
Place
Town
Bradford
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
1960.145a
Description
Wooden box with a slide-out lid. The lid is chip carved with one finger notch. A paper label on the lid reads, "Silver Leaf / Black Field". The words, "Odds & Ends", are handwritten in pencil on the lid.
Acquisition
1960.145
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Wood
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2015.20.1.2a-b
Description
Cardboard box with blue velvet insert. The box is covered in figured white paper. The lid is covered in blue paper with the word "Balfour" repeated throughout. The velvet insert is split in the center to hold a ring.
Context
Owned by Clarice Bianchi Cella Best and used to hold her class ring
Acquisition
2015.20
Made/Created
Balfour
1951
Lexicon
Materials
Cardboard, Silk
Relationships
Best, Clarice Bianchi Cella, Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.270.1a-b
Description
Rectangular box with a lid. One side of the box has an attached crochet-covered button and a sticker label that reads "Dept G / No. 1166/8 1Gr."
Acquisition
1976.43
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard, Cotton
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.271.1a-b
Description
Rectangular box with a lid. One side of the box has an attached brown satin-covered button and a sticker label that reads "1/2 Gross / No. / Size / Color".
Acquisition
1976.43
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper, Silk
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.273.1a-b
Description
Rectangular box with a lid. One side of the box has an attached blue satin-covered button and a sticker label that reads "1/2 Gross / No. / Size / Color".
Acquisition
1976.43
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper, Silk
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.274.1a-b
Description
Rectangular box with a lid. One side of the box has an attached black velvet-covered button.
Acquisition
1976.43
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard, Velvet
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2016.8.3a-b
Description
Square cardboard box separate lid and box. The interior is lined with tissue paper. The top of the lid has a 4.5 cent stamp with an image of the White House. Two name tag style paper stickers are cut to create a return address label and a shipping label. The return address is, "Vt. Hist. Soc. Montpelier, Vt." The shipping address is, "Mr. Douglas Howes Northfield High School Northfield, Vermont". The note, "PRINCIPAL FOR" is written in ink above the shipping label with an arrow pointing to the name of the school.
Context
Used to ship the Edmunds Award that was awarded to Douglas E. Howes, Jr. by the Vermont Historical Society.
Acquisition
2016.8
Made/Created
circa 1940
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Northfield High School, Howes, Douglas E., Jr., Vermont Historical Society
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
1938.1.1b
Description
Small, rectangular cardboard ring box with a removable lid. The top of the lid is printed with the inscription, "C.H.Baldwin, Montpelier, Vt."
Context
Made for C. H. Baldwin, a jewelry store in Montpelier, Vermont, from
Acquisition
1938.1
Lexicon
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
C. H. Baldwin
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2016.11.39a-b
Description
Large brown cardboard clothing box consisting of two pieces: the bottom (box) and top (lid). The left edge of the top is printed with an image of a trade sign hanging from a post. The sign reads, "Hickey-Freeman CUSTOMIZED CLOTHES" with a logo of a hand. The bottom right corner of the box has the inscription, "Hays and Carney, Inc. 127 Church Street Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2016.11
Made/Created
Hays and Carney, Inc.
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Hickey-Freeman
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2016.11.40a-b
Description
Two-piece clothing box consisting of a bottom (box) and top (lid). The exterior of both pieces are red with narrow black stripes. They are printed in the center in gold with a map of Vermont and the inscription, "Nate's INC. VERMONT'S LARGEST MEN'S CLOTHIERS". The interiors of both pieces are printed with a marbled pattern in gold and white.
Acquisition
2016.11
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Nate's Inc.
, , ,
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2016.11.41
Description
Green, blue, gold, and white striped and checked garment gift box. The box unfolds flat or folds together so the top hinges upward along one of the long sides. The side opposite the hinge side has two tabs to secure the box closed and a center handle. The top of the box is printed with a map of Vermont and the inscription, "Nates INC. / VERMONT'S LARGEST MEN'S CLOTHIERS".
Acquisition
2016.11
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Nate's Inc.
, , ,
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2016.11.43
Description
Large, orange one-piece cardboard box with lid that folds open. The top is printed with an image of an a-framed building labeled on the front wall, "SWISS CHALET". The words, "Essex Junction Vermont" are beneath the image in Gothic letters.
Acquisition
2016.11
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Swiss Chalet
Place
Village
Essex Junction
Town
Essex
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.75
Description
Small round box consisting of a base and lid. The top is labled, "Cyclas partameia W. R. Junction Aug 4 1860." It is filled with small seashells.
Acquisition
1957.25
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Village
White River Junction
Town
Hartford
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2015.6.1.2a-b
Description
Yellow plastic box with insert made to specifically hold a watch and bracelet band. The insert is covered with purple velveteen.
Acquisition
2015.6
Made/Created
1918
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Celluloid, Fabric
Relationships
Romerio, Elisa Fornarelli Nicolino (1893-1977), Romerio, Carlo (1880-1932)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2020.16.1b
Description
Cardboard retail box printed on the top in blue with a white eagle head, and on the bottom in wavy red-and-white stripes.
Context
Carried by Dave Watson to the top of Mt. Everest in 2006.
Acquisition
2020.16
Made/Created
circa 2006
Lexicon
Materials
Polyester, Cardboard
Web Links and URLs
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
1954.22.2b
Description
Narrow, corduroy covered box. The interior of the box is lined with velvet and satin, and there is an pasted-in paper note that reads, "Pearl found in Winooski River - property of W. T. Dewey".
Context
Owned by William Tarbox Dewey.
Acquisition
1954.22
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard, Silk, Metal, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, William Tarbox (1852-1911)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Box, laundry
Name/Title
Box, laundry
Entry/Object ID
2024.2.1a-b
Description
A brown cloth-covered cardboard box with leather straps
a=the bottom
b=the lid
Use
Used to send laundry from perhaps a college student to his or her home to be washed or to and from someone who does laundry for people.
Context
"Back to school supplies included laundry mailing boxes for many college-bound students in the early twentieth century. The reusable mailing containers provided a convenient way to deal with a time-consuming cleaning job. Using the mail also saved on cost because shipping grubby clothes home to mother could be cheaper than a professional cleaner. From the 1910s into the 1960s, mailing laundry was an attractive option for anyone without the time, means, or resources to do the chore themselves. It suited undergraduates, summer campers, military personnel, and others."
Source: https://postalmuseum.si.edu/collections/object-spotlight/laundry-box
Acquisition
2024.2
Dimensions
Materials
Cardboard, Canvas
Relationships
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bracelet
Name/Title
Bracelet
Entry/Object ID
1968.44.3
Description
Bracelet made from 3 hollow woven tubes of human hair. The tubes are twisted together and secured with a metal clamp. The name "Fannie" is engraved on the metal.
Acquisition
1968.44
Lexicon
Materials
Hair, Metal
Relationships
Place
Town
Hartford
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bracket
Name/Title
Bracket
Entry/Object ID
2020.4.27
Description
Square metal bracket with a large, round central hole.
Context
Part of the photography kit used by George R. Bosworth of Berlin, Vermont
Acquisition
2020.4
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Bosworth, George Ranney (1868-1915)
Place
Town
Berlin
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Brick
Name/Title
Brick
Entry/Object ID
1903.2
Description
Rectangular, red-clay brick with remnants of white mortar on the sides. The top has an attached paper label that reads, "New York, February 27th, 1903 This brick was taken from the roof of the cell one time occupied by Ethan Allen; in the building of late years known as the Hall of Records, and torn down by the City Authorities February 1903. This building was built in 1758 and used as an English Prison. Presented to the Museum by, Ervin A. Pratt, 496 Hancock St, Borough of Brooklyn, N.Y."
Context
Taken from the cell occupied by Ethan Allen in New York.
Acquisition
1903.2
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Person or Organization
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789)
Place
City
New York City
State/Province
New York
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
American Revolutionary War
Brick
Name/Title
Brick
Entry/Object ID
1905.3a-c
Description
Red clay brick broken into two pieces down the long side. The brick is held in a decorative box lined on the exterior with burgundy velvet and on the interior with blue satin.
Context
Taken from the Graff House in Philadelphia where Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence. It was likely acquired when the house was torn down in 1884.
Acquisition
1905.3
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Brick
Name/Title
Brick
Entry/Object ID
1928.12
Description
Rectangular brick.
Context
Found in the debris of the foundation of the first normal school established in the United States in Concord, Vermont.
Acquisition
1928.12
Made/Created
1823
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
Town
Concord
County
Essex County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Brick
Name/Title
Brick
Entry/Object ID
1953.9.3
Description
Red clay brick. There is evidence of mortar on the top and bottom.
Context
Taken from the fireplace of the Moses Pollard house in Plymouth, Vermont.
Acquisition
1953.9
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Pollard, Moses
Place
Town
Plymouth
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Brick
Name/Title
Brick
Entry/Object ID
1953.52.19
Description
Rectangular brick. Evidence of mortar is on the top and left side.
Context
From the original chimney of the Ann Story house in Salisbury, VT.
Acquisition
1953.52
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Person or Organization
Story, Ann (1741-1817)
Place
Town
Salisbury
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Brick
Name/Title
Brick
Entry/Object ID
2001.39
Description
Brick molded with the label, "D B Co".
Context
Made by Drury Brick Co., Inc., in Essex Junction, Vermont
Acquisition
2001.39
Made/Created
Drury Brick Company, Inc.
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ceramic
Brick
Name/Title
Brick
Entry/Object ID
1969.35.1
Description
Red brick. The brick is crumbled on one side and has remnants of white mortar.
Context
Taken from Mount Independence.
Acquisition
1969.35
Made/Created
1776
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Event
American Revolutionary War
Brochure
Interpretative Labels
Catamount Ale Bottle, 1987 Distributed by Catamount Brewing Company, 1984-2000 White River Junction, VT Glass, paper Gift of William Osgood,1987.6.1 Founded in 1984 by partners Stephen Mason, Alan Davis, and Stephen Israel, the Catamount Brewing Company was among the pioneers of craft beer on the East Coast. Their Catamount Gold, the bottle featured here, won a gold medal at the 1989 Great American Beer Festival. They expanded quickly and opened a huge new brewing facility in Windsor in 1996, but their meteoric rise was matched by an equally quick fall, and they closed in April 2000. The Windsor facility was purchased and is still occupied today by the Massachusetts Bay Brewing Company, makers of Harpoon. In 2020, Harpoon begin brewing under the Catamount label once again.
Name/Title
Brochure
Entry/Object ID
1987.6.1c
Description
Small, bifold informational brochure. The cover is printed with an illustration of a mountain lion (catamount) with the title, "CATAMOUNT GOLD". The inside is printed with advertising copy about the company's philosophy and products.
Context
Distributed by Catamount Brewing Company in White River Junction, Vermont
Acquisition
1987.6
Made/Created
1987
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard, Glass, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Catamount Brewing Company
Place
Village
White River Junction
Town
Hartford
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Business Card
Name/Title
Business Card
Entry/Object ID
2014.44.1
Description
Small cardstock card. One side is printed with a cartoon image of a man holding open a round vault door. Where the inside of the vault would be, a penny is attached to the card. The words, "WHO SAYS THAT WE DON'T GIVE AWAY SAMPLES?" is at the top and bottom. The back reads, "Thank You For Coming To Our Open House MONTPELIER NATIONAL BANK "The Bank by the Clock"".
Context
A penny given away as a promotion by Montpelier National Bank in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2014.44
Made/Created
1971
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paperboard, Copper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Montpelier National Bank
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Button
Name/Title
Button
Entry/Object ID
1963.50.8
Description
White button with 5 central holes.
Acquisition
1963.50
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Dimensions
Materials
Bone
Buttons
Name/Title
Buttons
Entry/Object ID
2020.26.7a-g
Description
A mail envelope that says, "a gift from Unspoiled Vermont and " with a one-and a half cent stamp. It opens to showcase six quarter-sized, intricate-edged buttons made from butternut wood. The inside of the unfolding envelop reads as follows:
"These Butternut Buttons fashioned by hand from native Butternuts by New England craftsmen represent their ingenuity in created useful articles from local resources. When you are in our section of New England visit our craft shop where many interesting articles are made. THE HANDICRAFTERS, Hardwick, Vermont, butternut buttons and belts, rock maple bowls, maple trays, lamps, buckets, salad sets."
Context
Owned by Sarah Dopp in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2020.26
Made/Created
The Handicrafters
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Materials
Paper, Cardboard, Wood
Calling Cards
Name/Title
Calling Cards
Entry/Object ID
2004.72.46
Description
Small black case that snaps shut plus a small packet of calling cards with the name, "A. Fern Souther" printed in a fancy typeface, small in size, in the center of each card. There are four cards and some tissue that wrapped them.
Context
Owned by A. Fern Souther in Burlington, Vermont.
Acquisition
2004.72
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper, Leather, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Souther, A. Fern (1907-2004)
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Camera
Name/Title
Camera
Entry/Object ID
1999.58.7a-c
Description
Black Polaroid Automatic 100 camera with leather strap. The protective cover snaps open to reveal the lens and viewfinder, which rotates up to be in the position where the user can see the image being photographed. There is a slot on the side where finished photos emerge. Numbers 1,2,3 and 4 on the camera probably coincide with the steps to follow to take photographs.
There are two flash attachments for the camera.
Context
Owned by the Vermont Petroleum Association.
Made/Created
Eastman Kodak Co.
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Plastic, Glass, Leather
Relationships
Vermont Petroleum Association, Eastman Kodak Co.
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Camera
Name/Title
Camera
Entry/Object ID
1999.58.1a-d
Description
Black Ikoflex camera in a brown leather case. The twin-lens reflex (TLR) camera has a boxy shape and is equipped with a square viewfinder that opens at the top. It features two lenses on the front and has knobs protruding from the side of the case. Additionally, it comes with a neck strap. Accompanying the camera is a Kalart vertical flash attachment, consisting of a silver cylinder and a black exterior dish. Inside the dish, there is a small light bulb, while the dish itself is silver. To connect the flash to the camera, there is a black arm with an adjustable screw for attachment and a socket for the flash, complete with calibrations on the outside. Lastly, there is an L-shaped metal piece, featuring a black-topped screw on one arm and slots on the other arm for attaching something at the end.
Context
Owned by the Vermont Petroleum Association.
Acquisition
1999.58
Made/Created
Zeiss Ikon
1956-1958
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Glass, Leather
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont Petroleum Association
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Camera Case
Name/Title
Camera Case
Entry/Object ID
1999.58.8
Description
A black case for a Polaroid camera and two flash attachments. The case has a leather strap for carrying and a silver latch. The word "Diamond" is printed on one side of the case. Inside, the case has three compartments for the camera and two flash attachments plus a slot for the instruction booklet.
Context
Owned by the Vermont Petroleum Association.
Acquisition
1999.58
Made/Created
Eastman Kodak Co.
1963-1966
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont Petroleum Association
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Camera Case
Name/Title
Camera Case
Entry/Object ID
1999.58.2
Description
Brown vinyl camera case with outside compartment that closes and a zipper to close the larger carrying space. It also has a long shoulder strap
Context
Used by a member of the Vermont Petroleum Association.
Acquisition
1999.58
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Vinyl
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont Petroleum Association
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Cane
Name/Title
Cane
Entry/Object ID
1984.24.1
Description
Black wooden cane with a gold-toned metal cap engraved "G.W. MacAvoy from the Employees of 'Montvert'". The cap is also stamped with the mark, "FS & Co".
Context
Presented to G. W. MacAvoy by the employees of Montvert, a hotel in Middletown Springs, Vermont.
Acquisition
1984.24
Made/Created
1880-1886
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal, Gold
Relationships
MacAvoy, George W., Montvert Hotel
Place
Town
Middletown Springs
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Cannonball
Name/Title
Cannonball
Entry/Object ID
1960.57.4b
Description
Round iron cannonball. A typed card accompanying the cannonball reads, "Oak and cannon ball from the Royal Savage, Benedict Arnold's flagship, on Lake Champlain in the Revolution."
Context
Taken from the Royal Savage, Benedict Arnold's flagship, in Lake Champlain.
Acquisition
1960.57
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Iron
Relationships
Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801), Howes, Phillip Sheridan (1875-1941)
Place
Lake
Lake Champlain
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
American Revolutionary War
Card Case
Name/Title
Card Case
Entry/Object ID
1960.44.3
Description
Leather card case decorated on the front with flowers and a banner that reads, "Mrs. C. J. Bell". The year 1905 is written in the lower right corner. A clear pocket shows a blue paper pass for the Boston & Maine Railroad, giving Hon. C. J. Bell and family complimentary use of the railroad within Vermont for the year of 1906. There is also a calling card that reads, "Mrs. Charles James Bell".
Context
Owned by Mary Louise Bell of Walden, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.44
Made/Created
1905
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Paper
Relationships
Bell, Mary Louise Perry (1849-1918), Bell, Charles J. (1845-1909), Boston & Maine Railroad
Place
Town
Walden
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Card case
Name/Title
Card case
Entry/Object ID
2012.68.13
Description
A black plastic case for carrying business cards. The case has a clear plastic pouch and a flap. Printed in gold on the clear plastic is the following: Alexander Bedia, Real Estate, Barre, Vermont, Granite 6-7705.
Context
Alexander Bedia (1916-1985) had a real estate business in Barre. He married Priscilla Joslin, a teacher, in 1950. They had no children.
Dimensions
Materials
Plastic
Relationships
Person or Organization
Shirley Campbell Prushko
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Carousel Animal
Interpretative Labels
Name/Title
Carousel Animal
Entry/Object ID
2003.30a-c
Description
Carved wooden carousel horse. The horse is brown with a black mane and tail and is shown leaping. It is wearing a gold and green bridle with a leather rein. The saddle is green and gold and the saddle blankets are blue. The Vermont state seal and the dates 1791-1991 are painted on the side. A gold pole runs up the center of the horse. The pole is set into a large wooden cross base.
Context
Made to celebration the bicentennial of Vermont's Statehood.
Acquisition
2003.30
Made/Created
Artist
Hurd, Thomas
1991
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Materials
Wood, Metal, Leather
Relationships
Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Carton
Interpretative Labels
The Granite City Cooperative Creamery (1920-1960). On September 9, 1920, a group of local farmers purchased the Persons Plant at 298-302 North Main Street. The farmers renamed the plant the Granite City Cooperative Creamery and produced ice cream, butter, and maple syrup. Many remembered the delicious ice cream served at "The Dairy Store." The Creamery's trademark blue and white signs designated the many places in the region where its products were sold.
Name/Title
Carton
Entry/Object ID
2011.37.4a-b
Description
Round cardboard ice cream carton with a removable lid. The bottom edge of the carton is reinforced with metal. The side of the carton is printed in blue with the label, "Net Contents 2 1/2 Gallons / The Granite City REAL ICE CREAM / COOPERATIVE CREAMERY ASSOCIATION, INC. - BARRE, VERMONT." The words, "Mrs. Kelly's Lamp / Keep / Oct. 1979" are written on the lid in pencil.
Context
Retail packaging for ice cream sold by The Granite City Cooperative Creamery in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.37
Made/Created
Right Company Inc.
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Paperboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
The Granite City Cooperative Creamery Association, Inc.
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Carton
Interpretative Labels
The Granite City Cooperative Creamery (1920-1960). On September 9, 1920, a group of local farmers purchased the Persons Plant at 298-302 North Main Street. The farmers renamed the plant the Granite City Cooperative Creamery and produced ice cream, butter, and maple syrup. Many remembered the delicious ice cream served at "The Dairy Store." The Creamery's trademark blue and white signs designated the many places in the region where its products were sold.
Name/Title
Carton
Entry/Object ID
2010.43.17a-b
Description
Round cardboard ice cream carton with a removable lid. The bottom edge of the carton is reinforced with metal. The side of the carton is printed in blue with the label, "Net Contents 2 1/2 Gallons / The Granite City REAL ICE CREAM / COOPERATIVE CREAMERY ASSOCIATION, INC. - BARRE, VERMONT." The words "LEMON CREAM" are stamped on the top of the lid, as is the penciled inscription, "Mrs. Maxfield 3 1/2 doz. Donuts".
Context
Retail packaging for ice cream sold by The Granite City Cooperative Creamery in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2010.43
Made/Created
Right Company Inc.
1927
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paperboard, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
The Granite City Cooperative Creamery Association, Inc.
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Carton
Interpretative Labels
The Granite City Cooperative Creamery (1920-1960). On September 9, 1920, a group of local farmers purchased the Persons Plant at 298-302 North Main Street. The farmers renamed the plant the Granite City Cooperative Creamery and produced ice cream, butter, and maple syrup. Many remembered the delicious ice cream served at "The Dairy Store." The Creamery's trademark blue and white signs designated the many places in the region where its products were sold.
Name/Title
Carton
Entry/Object ID
2002.12a-b
Description
Round cardboard ice cream carton with a removable lid. The bottom edge of the carton is reinforced with metal. The side of the carton is printed in blue with the label, "Net Contents One Gallon / The Granite City REAL ICE CREAM / COOPERATIVE CREAMERY ASSOCIATION, INC. - BARRE, VERMONT."
Context
Retail packaging for ice cream sold by The Granite City Cooperative Creamery in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2002.12
Made/Created
Right Company Inc.
1927
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paperboard, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
The Granite City Cooperative Creamery Association, Inc.
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
1966.15.26
Description
Two-dimensional carving of a rabbit in dark wood. The rabbit is shown on its hind legs, with its front legs on a tall piece of grass.
Context
Made in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1966.15
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Carving
Name/Title
Carving
Entry/Object ID
1959.32.1
Description
Wooden carving of a catamount, or mountain lion, leaping. The catamount is shown with its front paws off the ground and its tail curled on the ground behind it. The weight of its body is held up by a metal support. The tail is broken in two places and held in place by an interior wire. The base is rectangular, with a roughly carved top and smooth sides. It is labeled, "Arthur W. Peach". The tall base sits on a wider, but shorter rectangular base.
Context
Used on the desk of Arthur W. Peach, former Director of the Vermont Historical Society.
Acquisition
1959.32
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Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Peach, Arthur Wallace (1886-1956), Vermont Historical Society
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Casting
Name/Title
Casting
Entry/Object ID
1995.44.2
Description
Plaster cast of a panther print, painted dark red. On the back of the casting is a piece of masking tape with the inscription, "1934 Chester, Vt. - original is in the Bennington, Vt. museum."
Context
Duplicate of plaster cast made from footprints at Grafton Gulf, December 1934, by Rev. William J. Ballou. The original is held in the Bennington Museum.
Acquisition
1995.44
Made/Created
Bennington Museum
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plaster, Paint
Relationships
Person or Organization
Ballou, William J.
Place
Town
Grafton
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Links and URLs
Casting
Name/Title
Casting
Entry/Object ID
1995.44.3
Description
White plaster casting of panther print, from the original in the Bennington Museum.
Context
Duplicate of plaster cast made from footprints at Grafton Gulf, December 1934, by Rev. William J. Ballou. The original is held in the Bennington Museum.
Acquisition
1995.44
Made/Created
Bennington Museum
20th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plaster
Relationships
Person or Organization
Ballou, William J.
Place
Town
Grafton
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Links and URLs
Casting
Name/Title
Casting
Entry/Object ID
1995.43
Description
Rough plaster cast of an animal footprint. The print shows four toes and a center pad with a wide, flat border around the print. There are remnants of dirt and dried plants in the plaster.
Context
Cast from a catamount pawprint in Hartland, Vermont.
Acquisition
1995.43
Made/Created
Artist
Atwood, Howland
1960
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plaster
Ceiling Fixture
Name/Title
Ceiling Fixture
Entry/Object ID
2014.18.3a-c
Description
Three pieces of a ceiling lighting fixture consisting of a base (a), a socket (b), and a wire nut (c). The round base is made of porcelain with a metal bar across the center. There are two holes for mounting. The socket consists of a porcelain base with a round metal tube, molded into grooves at the top. The wire nut is round and white.
Context
Used in the Pavilion Hotel, Montpelier
Acquisition
2014.18
Made/Created
1890
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Porcelain, Brass, Metal, Paperboard
Relationships
,
Change purse
Name/Title
Change purse
Entry/Object ID
2012.68.16
Description
Small leather change purse that zips. The name of a business is printed in gold on the side of the purse. It says, "Win's Gulf, 479-1257."
Context
Win's Gulf was a service station established on Washington Street in Barre by Winston C. Bresett (1925-2017). Bresett was born in Barre and attended Spaulding High School until his father became ill and he had to go to work on the family farm. He served in the Navy and then worked as a polisher at Grearson and Lane for 17 years. He supplemented his income by remodeling houses. In 1956 he started Win's Gulf station, which he operated for 24 years.
His obituary: https://www.whitcombfuneralhome.com/obituaries/print?o_id=4085069
Dimensions
Materials
Leather, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Shirley Campbell Prushko
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Change purse
Name/Title
Change purse
Entry/Object ID
2012.68.12
Description
Black plastic change purse with ring to attach to something. The purse has a gold-printed advertisement that reads, "In appreciation, Olga's Beauty Shop, 153 no. Seminary St. Barre, Vermont, Phone 476-4302."
Context
This business no longer exists in 2024 and the location is listed as a two-family residence.
Dimensions
Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Shirley Campbell Prushko
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Checkbook Cover
Name/Title
Checkbook Cover
Entry/Object ID
1954.45
Description
Leather bifold checkbook cover printed with the labe, "The First National Bank, MONTPELIER, VT."
Acquisition
1954.45
Made/Created
First National Bank
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Materials
Leather
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1975.244
Description
Biface chipped stone.
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Materials
Stone
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.675
Description
Chipped stone.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.334
Description
Unidentified rectangular chipped stone.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock near the Lemon Fair River
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Materials
Chert
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
,
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.684
Description
Chipped stone.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock from the St. George Site, North Ridge
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1969.5.11
Description
Biface chipped stone.
Acquisition
1969.5
Ethnography
Lexicon
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.256
Description
Unidentified chipped stone made of quartzite. It is slightly oval in shape with a thinned base the curves inward. The edges are sharp.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock near the Lemon Fair River
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
,
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1969.35.4
Description
Three-sided chipped stone core.
Context
Collected by John Williams
Acquisition
1969.35
Ethnography
Lexicon
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.676
Description
Chipped stone.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.338
Description
Lacriform chipped stone. It is domed on one side and flat on the other.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock in Rutland County or Addison County
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Quartzite
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
,
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1975.346
Description
Large, unidentified chipped stone, possibly naturally chipped.
Ethnography
Materials
Stone
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.677
Description
Chipped stone.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.343
Description
Oval chipped stone. It is domed on one side and flat on the other.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock in Rutland County or Addison County
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Quartzite
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
,
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.339
Description
Lacriform chipped stone. It is domed on one side and flat on the other.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock in Rutland County or Addison County
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Quartzite
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
,
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1954.5.14
Description
Miscellaneous chipped stone. It has an ovate shape with one rounded edge and one pointed edge.
Context
Collected by Lyle Hanson in Fair Haven, Vermont, or Lake George, New York
Acquisition
1954.5
Ethnography
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Person or Organization
Hanson, Lyle
,
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.690
Description
Unidentified chipped stone.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1969.5.16
Description
Possibly utilized chipped stone.
Acquisition
1969.5
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Materials
Stone
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.248
Description
Unidentified chipped stone artifact. It is slightly crescent shaped and comes to a point on both ends.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock in Rutland County or Addison County
Acquisition
1950.27
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Materials
Chert
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
,
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.661
Description
Chipped stone.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock in Rutland County or Addison County
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
,
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.340
Description
Oval chipped stone. It is domed on one side and flat on the other.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock in Rutland County or Addison County
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Quartzite
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
,
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1954.10.6
Description
Utilized chipped stone flake.
Context
Collected by John A. Gale on the shore of Lake Champlain in Georgia, Vermont.
Acquisition
1954.10
Ethnography
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Person or Organization
Gale, John H.
,
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1951.33.556
Description
Unidentified biface chipped stone.
Context
Collected in Vergennes, Vermont
Acquisition
1951.33
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Place
City
Vergennes
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1975.453
Description
Piece of slate chipped along the edges in an ax-like shape.
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Slate
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1954.10.7
Description
Utilized chipped stone flake.
Context
Collected by John A. Gale on the shore of Lake Champlain in Georgia, Vermont.
Acquisition
1954.10
Ethnography
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Person or Organization
Gale, John H.
,
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.669
Description
Chipped stone.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock at Bristol Pond
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
Place
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.662
Description
Chipped stone.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock in Rutland County or Addison County
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
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Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1975.306
Description
Biface chipped stone.
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Materials
Stone
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1975.434
Description
Bifaced chipped stone.
Ethnography
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Materials
Stone
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1951.33.557
Description
Unidentified biface chipped stone.
Context
Collected in Vergennes, Vermont
Acquisition
1951.33
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Place
City
Vergennes
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.336
Description
Lacriform chipped stone. It is domed on one side and flat on the other.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock in Rutland County or Addison County
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Quartzite
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
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Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1954.5.15
Description
Miscellaneous chipped stone. It has an laneolate shape with one end narrower than the other. The blade edges are symmetrical, and straight.
Context
Collected by Lyle Hanson in Fair Haven, Vermont, or Lake George, New York
Acquisition
1954.5
Ethnography
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Person or Organization
Hanson, Lyle
,
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.341
Description
Irregular chipped stone. It is domed on one side and flat on the other.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock in Rutland County or Addison County
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Quartzite
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
,
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1975.238
Description
Biface chipped stone.
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Materials
Stone
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1969.35.2
Description
Biface chipped stone.
Context
Collected by John Williams from Mount Independence in Orwell, Vermont
Acquisition
1969.35
Ethnography
Lexicon
Relationships
Place
Building
Mount Independence
Town
Orwell
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.663
Description
Chipped stone.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock in Rutland County or Addison County
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
,
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1975.254
Description
Biface chipped stone.
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Materials
Stone
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.664
Description
Chipped stone.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock in Rutland County or Addison County
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
,
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.326
Description
Unidentified rectangular chipped stone.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock near the Lemon Fair River
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Materials
Chert
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
,
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.671
Description
Chipped stone.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.342
Description
Oval chipped stone. It is domed on one side and flat on the other.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock in Rutland County or Addison County
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Quartzite
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
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Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.619
Description
Unidentified chipped stone, possibly a spokeshave.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock in Rutland County or Addison County
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
,
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1975.455
Description
Bifaced chipped stone.
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Stone
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1969.5.10
Description
Biface chipped stone.
Acquisition
1969.5
Ethnography
Lexicon
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.673
Description
Chipped stone.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1969.35.3
Description
Biface chipped stone.
Context
Collected by John Williams
Acquisition
1969.35
Ethnography
Lexicon
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.672
Description
Chipped stone.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.313
Description
Unidentified chipped stone.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock near the Lemon Fair River
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Materials
Quartzite
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
,
Chipped Stone
Name/Title
Chipped Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.337
Description
Lacriform chipped stone. It is domed on one side and flat on the other.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock in Rutland County or Addison County
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Quartzite
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
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Cigarette Case
Name/Title
Cigarette Case
Entry/Object ID
2022.54.1
Description
Semi-clear plastic cigarette case formed like a disposable cigarette carton. The top completely removes and is printed with the word "CAMEL". The lower half is printed with the word, "VERMONT". Accompanied by a hand-written note that reads, "Pretty sure a gift to Servicemen in WWII".
Context
Owned by a member of the Dopp family
Acquisition
2022.54
Made/Created
1939-1945
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Materials
Plastic
Relationships
Person or Organization
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Event
World War II
Clarinet
Name/Title
Clarinet
Entry/Object ID
1991.35.1a-e
Description
19th century rosewood and boxwood clarinet in five pieces.

a= Rosewood mouthpiece, possible lead repair
b= Section next to mouth piece has ivory bands at each end. Barely legible printing on front: "MARSH & CHASE"
c= Next section has three tone holes and brass levers on front and back to control two other keys. Also printed on this piece but barely legible: "MARSH & CHASE/ CALAIS, VT." with an image of an eagle in center.
d= Next section has four tone holes down front, with two more brass levers and keys. An ivory band between (c) & (d) is missing. Also imprinted with "MARSH & CHASE"
e= The bottom end section is horn-shaped and is trimmed with ivory where it connects with (d) and around bottom edge. Imprinted with same trademark as on (c) but almost worn away.
Context
Cousins Perry Marsh and Nelson Chase made fifes, clarinets, and pianos in Calais from 1819 until 1836.
Acquisition
1991.35
Made/Created
Marsh & Chase
1819-1836
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Materials
Rosewood, Ivory, Boxwood, Tin
Coaster
Name/Title
Coaster
Entry/Object ID
2006.4.8
Description
Round wooden coaster with a laser-cut logo of a tree with the words "VERMONT QUALITY WOOD PRODUCTS SINCE 1891". The back is laser cut with "www.vermontwood.org".
Context
Given away as a promotional item during the 2005 Vermont History Expo
Acquisition
2006.4
Made/Created
Vermont Quality Wood Products
2005
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Event
Vermont History Expo
Coaster
Name/Title
Coaster
Entry/Object ID
2022.14.5
Description
Square cardboard coaster showing a central image of a catamount (mountain lion) beneath a banner that reads, "CATAMOUNT".
Acquisition
2022.14
Made/Created
Catamount Brewing Company
circa 1995
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Materials
Cardboard
Commemorative Certificate
Name/Title
Commemorative Certificate
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.186
Description
A certificate from 1821 -- "Medaille de Sainte-Helene" -- awarded to Felix Mathieu.
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
Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
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Commemorative Stone
Name/Title
Commemorative Stone
Entry/Object ID
1991.1.3
Description
Soapstone in the shape of Vermont. One side is carved with the words, "CORNISH WINDSOR COVERED BRIDGE 1989".
Context
Presented to Governor Madeleine Kunin to commemorate the opening of the renovated Cornish-Windsor covered bridge in 1989.
Acquisition
1991.1
Made/Created
1989
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Soapstone
Relationships
Person or Organization
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933)
Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Compass
Name/Title
Compass
Entry/Object ID
2007.35.5
Description
A two-sided compass attached to a clip and leather strap. It is a souvenir of Burlington, Vt.
Acquisition
2007.35
Dimensions
Materials
Leather, Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Decorative Plate
Name/Title
Decorative Plate
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.171
Description
Decorative wooden plate with poppies and wheat etched on the rim and in the center. The rim and center are darkly stained with a ring between stained lighter.
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/Created
Gerard
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Event
World War II
Deed
Name/Title
Deed
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.205
Description
Framed copies of two documents: the deed of donation of the Statue of Liberty in 1884 and a letter from Jules Ferry, prime minister of France, to L.P. Morton, a US official in France. The frame item is from a military official in Saint-Die "in testimony of his gratitude to the American people." The gold frame is chipped.
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
Paper, Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Directional Sign
Name/Title
Directional Sign
Entry/Object ID
2022.70.7
Description
Rectangular metal road sign. The side is printed with yellow lettering on a black ground that reads, "GILMAN / VERMONT" beneath a right-pointing arrow. There is a yellow rectangle for writing the distance followed by "MI". Protective tissue paper applied by the manufacturer is still attached to the face of the sign, indicating it was never hung.
Context
Likely produced for use at a railroad station.
Acquisition
2022.70
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Materials
Metal, Paper
Relationships
Place
Village
Gilman
Town
Lunenberg
County
Essex County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Disc
Name/Title
Disc
Entry/Object ID
1975.375
Description
Ground and polished quartzite disc. The centers of both faces are dished.
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Stone
Display Box
Name/Title
Display Box
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.631
Description
Glass-topped display box. The exterior sides of the box are covered in leather, and it hinges open along the halfway point of the sides. The top is clear glass with a beveled edge. The interior is lined in burgundy satin on the bottom, and paper on the sides. The bottom bears the sticker labels, "LUNDBOR'S PERFUMES" in the center, and "Cost . . . Price . . . FROM H. L. & G. E. WILLIAMS Pharmacists WINDSOR, VT" in the corner.
Context
Sold by H. L. & G. E. Williams in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Lundborg's Perfumes
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Materials
Glass, Artificial Leather, Wood, Metal, Paper, Brass
Relationships
Person or Organization
H. F. & G. E. Williams
Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Document Case
Name/Title
Document Case
Entry/Object ID
1972.53.1a-b
Description
Cylindrical document case covered in leather. It is inscribed in gold letters with the words, "Charles Reed, Dart. Coll. 1835."
Context
Owned by Charles Reed of Thetford, Vermont.
Acquisition
1972.53
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard, Leather
Relationships
Reed, Charles (1814-1873), Dartmouth College
Place
Town
Thetford
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Links and URLs
Door
Name/Title
Door
Entry/Object ID
2013.44
Description
Wooden door with rectangular stained-glass window. The widow stretches across the upper 2/3 of the door and consists of a clear central panel etched with starbursts surrounded with rectangular panes of colored and textured glass.
Context
Used on the chapel of Camp Smith in Stowe, Vermont, which was established by and for the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Acquisition
2013.44
Made/Created
1933
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Glass
Relationships
Person or Organization
Civilian Conservation Corps
Place
Town
Stowe
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Door Lock
Name/Title
Door Lock
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1060
Description
Large wooden lock case for a door. The sides and keyhole are reinforced with iron plates, the central plate forming a heart around the keyhole. The interior locking mechanism is no longer present.
Context
Used on the door to the Village Congregational Church in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
1808-1840
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Iron, Wood
Envelopes
Name/Title
Envelopes
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.225
Description
There are 25 used envelops with stamps from African countries, most from Congo. Many are addressed to Jean Mosinski, who also sent a card with his name and best regards. There was a large envelop found with the stamped envelops that said "Pour un Philatelitte" or stamp collector.
There are also two see-through envelops containing never used stamps. Six show a man in a uniform and give his name as General LeClerc. In another envelop are three stamps with a winged figure declaring "Pour le salut public OUI." I added two stamps that fell out from among the envelops and have never been used. They show a girl and say "Tuberculose."
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
Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Eyeglass Case
Name/Title
Eyeglass Case
Entry/Object ID
1958.19.1b
Description
Leather sheath-style eyeglass case.
Context
Owned by Thomas Culver of Middlesex, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.19
Made/Created
1840-1850
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Materials
Leather
Relationships
Person or Organization
Culver, Thomas (1768-1835)
Place
Town
Middlesex
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Eyeglass Case
Name/Title
Eyeglass Case
Entry/Object ID
1953.9.2c
Description
Leather eyeglass case with an envelope tab closure. The front of the case is embossed in gold with the label, "E.B.Mayrowitz / 104 East 23rd Street New-York."
Context
Likely owned by either Rev. Ora Taylor of Ludlow, Vermont, or his father, Joseph Taylor of Ludlow, Vermont.
Acquisition
1953.9
Made/Created
E. B. Meyrowitz
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Materials
Leather
Relationships
Taylor, Ora James (1825-1897), Taylor, Joseph (1778-1869)
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Eyeglass Case
Name/Title
Eyeglass Case
Entry/Object ID
1996.49.15b
Description
Leather, sheath-style eyeglass case. One side is embossed with the label, "Chester Hildreth OPTICIAN BURLINGTON Vt."
Context
Sold by Chester Hildreth of Burlington, Vermont.
Acquisition
1996.49
Made/Created
circa 1900
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Artificial Leather
Relationships
Person or Organization
Hildreth, Chester (1823-1902)
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Eyeglass Case
Name/Title
Eyeglass Case
Entry/Object ID
1967.2.4
Description
Leather eyeglass case. The case is an extended oval shape. Both sides are embossed with a swirling design in gold. The case hinges open on one long side.
Acquisition
1967.2
Made/Created
1860-1870
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Metal
Eyeglass Case
Name/Title
Eyeglass Case
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.674b
Description
Eyeglass case covered in black leather. The interior is lined with purple velvet and has a paper label with the handwritten inscription, "Julia A. H. Rugg Proctorsville, Vt." The case hinges open at one side.
Context
Owned by Julia Hager Rugg in Proctorsville, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
circa 1900
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Materials
Leather, Silk, Steel
Relationships
Person or Organization
Rugg, Julia Augusta Goddard Hager (1853-1923)
Place
Village
Proctorsville
Town
Cavendish
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Eyeglass Case
Name/Title
Eyeglass Case
Entry/Object ID
1958.40.21b
Description
Leather sheath-style eyeglass case. One side is embossed with the label, "S. FREEMAN / Optician, Jeweler & Fancy Goods / Cor. State & Main Sts. / MONTPELIER Vt."
Context
Sold by S. Freeman in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.40
Made/Created
1865
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Person or Organization
S. Freeman
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Eyeglass Case
Name/Title
Eyeglass Case
Entry/Object ID
1996.49.16b
Description
Leather eyeglass case lined with velvet. A label on the inside of the case reads "Mrs. C. C. Fuller". The outside of the case reads, "Dr. GILBERT RIST 53 Church St. BURLINGTON, Vt." and "WE HAVE A RECORD OF YOUR PRESCRIPTION LENSES DUPLICATED BY MAIL."
Context
Owned by Lota Grover Fuller. Sold to her by Dr. Gilbert Rist of Burlington, Vermont.
Acquisition
1996.49
Made/Created
circa 1900
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Silk
Relationships
Fuller, Lota Ada Grover (1903-1968), Rist, Gilbert (1870-1963)
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Eyeglass Case
Name/Title
Eyeglass Case
Entry/Object ID
1954.1.18b
Description
Leather sheath-style eyeglass case. One side is embossed in gold with the label, "H. H. HEMPLER / OPTICIAN / 453 PENNA AV / COR. 4 1/2 ST / WASHINGTON, D.C."
Context
Owned by William A. Bradley
Acquisition
1954.1
Made/Created
H. H. Hempler
1840
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Person or Organization
Bradley, William A.
Eyeglass cloth
Name/Title
Eyeglass cloth
Entry/Object ID
2012.68.15
Description
Pink cloth for wiping glasses with edges cut with pinking shears to prevent unraveling. In the center of the cloth, printed in black, is the following: Dr. James Ouellette, 22 West St., Barre, Vt. Tel. 476-4559 or 476-8376." At the bottom, "Fog-repellent cloth. A superfine product."
Context
James E. Ouellette, (1936-2021) was born in Van Buren, Maine, went to Husson College in Bangor, Maine, then New England College of Optometry -- interrupted by service in the U.S. Army. After completing optometry school, he and his wife moved to Barre where he set up his practice. He retired to Florida.
Obituary can be found here: https://www.timesargus.com/obituaries/james-e-ouellette/article_0fa92d3f-e377-571c-83b4-5b25e2fabc46.html
Dimensions
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Shirley Campbell Prushko
Eyeglass tissue
Name/Title
Eyeglass tissue
Entry/Object ID
2012.68.14
Description
A packet of treated tissues to clean eyeglasses which also advertise an optometrist business. The bright yellow cover flap has an image of two men moving a file cabinet and flower pot. Printed next to the image is the following: "We moved!, Same address but now downstairs. Dr. Richard Parnigoni, optometrist 18 South Main, Barre, Vt., Tel. 476-8989.
Context
Richard Frank Parnigoni (1933-2020) graduated from Spaulding High School, the University of New Hampshire and Pennsylvania State College of Optometry. He married Joan L. Starr in 1955 shortly after graduating from UNH and just before heading off to Pennsylvania. See extensive obituary in accession file. or at https://www.whitcombfuneralhome.com/obituary/richard-parnigoni
Dimensions
Materials
Paper, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Shirley Campbell Prushko
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1994.54.24
Description
Hand fan made of a paperboard stapled to a wooden shim. The fan board is in the shape of a shield and is printed with a border that shows an owl at the top, flowers at the sides, and rabbits at the bottom. In the center is a black-and-white photograph of a man leading a horse into a building. The man is wearing a hat, vest, shirt, and pants, and is carrying a shovel. He has a long white beard. The horse is wearing blinders and a plow harness. The image is labeled at the center bottom, "WHEN THE DAY IS OVER".

The back of the fan bears the inscription, "COMPLIMENTS OF A. G. FREEGARD / Dealer in GENERAL MERCHANDISE FEED AND COAL / WHITING VT."
Context
Distributed by A. G. Freegard in Whiting, Vermont
Acquisition
1994.54
Made/Created
1920-1930
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paperboard, Wood, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
A. G. Freegard
Place
Town
Whiting
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
2008.56.26
Description
Hand fan printed on one side with a full-color illustration of a child sitting on a stone wall looking at green hill with the inscription, "The Vermont Historical Society presents Vermont History Expor 2006 Tunbridge, Vermont June 24-25, 10 am - 5 pm". The other side is printed with a brick pattern and the inscription, "Stowe Street Emporium WATERBURY VT Home Furnishings Clothing Gifts Cards 23 Stowe Street 244-5321 www.StoweStreetEmporium.com". There is a flat wooden stick extending from the bottom of the fan.
Context
Given away as a promotion during the 2006 Vermont History Expo
Acquisition
2008.56
Made/Created
2006
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard, Wood
Relationships
,
Event
Vermont History Expo
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
2022.15.1
Description
Pictorial fixed hand fan. The front of the fan shows an artistic rendering of a stream with a small waterfall flowing through a forest with brightly colored autumn leaves and snow-covered mountains in the background. The center bottom is labeled, "MOUNTAIN STREAM". The back is printed with the inscription "KENDALL LAWSON / GIBSON REFRIGERATORS AND ELECTRIC RANGES / MOBILFLAME BOTTLED GAS AND APPLIANCES / Telephone 1661 / Between Lermond's and Central Hotel / 22 Pearl St. BARRE, VERMONT".
Context
Given out as promotional advertisement by Kendall Lawson Furniture and Appliance Company in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2022.15
Made/Created
The H. W. Singleton Company
1956-1970
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Materials
Cardboard, Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
Kendall Lawson Furniture and Appliance Company
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Feather Wreath
Name/Title
Feather Wreath
Entry/Object ID
1925.3
Description
Funeral wreath of feather flowers within a deep shadow-box frame. The arrangement consists of several flowers and leaves, all made of silk and white feathers.
Context
Made by Augusta Green Earle and one of her three sisters.
Acquisition
1925.3
Made/Created
Artist
Earle, Augusta Green (1848-1920)
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Feather
Fife
Name/Title
Fife
Entry/Object ID
1960.77.3a-b
Description
The fife has a one-piece body of ebony with ferrules of nickel silver which have diagonal engraved lines at each end. Machine-sewn cotton case with ribbon closure.
Context
Used by a member of the Spaulding High School marching band.
Acquisition
1960.77
Made/Created
George Cloos (1865-1946)
1882-1949
Lexicon
Materials
Rosewood
Relationships
Person or Organization
Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Fife
Name/Title
Fife
Entry/Object ID
1974.11.2
Description
One-piece body of nickel silver with raised fingerholes and short longitudinal lines engraved on each end. Ebonite mouthpiece.
Context
Played by Theron Jones as a member of the Montpelier Public Schools Bugle, Fife, and Drum Corps in 1909.
Acquisition
1974.11
Made/Created
circa 1909
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Composition
Relationships
Person or Organization
Jones, Theron Oscar (1899-1918)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.1a-c
Description
Female figure made of papier-mâché over a wire frame wearing a pink silk gown with a green linen hood and white silk wimple. The gown is trimmed with ribbon printed with triangles inside circles. It has wide sleeves that open to show tight yellow sleeves. The yellow is also visible beneath the hem of the gown. A black cloth shoe with a pointed toe sticks out from the bottom of the hem. She is holding a distaff and spindle connected by spun linen. The figure is attached to a round wooden base.

The figure is accompanied by a plywood box consisting of a base and cover. There is a paper label that reads, "1066 ANGLO-SAXON WOMAN SPINNING / OVERTUNIC, UNDERTUNIC, MANTLE, ALL VERY COLORFUL. EMBROIDERED BORDERS ON CLOTHING. HAIR COVERED BY VEIL."
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Silk, Wool
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.12
Description
Felt bust of a woman. The face is artistically structured with a distinct seam beneath the eyebrows and needle-felting lines along the sides of the nose to the bottom of the chin. The felt is painted to resemble white skin, with pink lips and brown eyebrows. Eyes are created with brown sequins as irises and lacquered embroidery thread as eyelashes. The figure has brown hair made of thread. The body is covered in a partial garment made of white cotton with a high, ruffled neckline.

The bust is wearing a headdress consisting of a white cap with a rectangular cover made from 5 layers of folded white cotton. The layers are stitched together at the top and allowed to fall loose at the back.

The bust is inserted into a Styrofoam base with two metal wires. The base has a paper label that reads, “#19 15th-c widow"
Use
Made to illustrate fashionable headwear of fifteenth-century widows.
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
Lexicon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.7
Description
Miniature brown felt dress form wearing hoops, or panniers. The hoops consists of white cotton with horizontal boning, holding the fabric out to the sides.

The form is attached with a wooden skewer to a base made of corrugated cardboard.
Use
Made to illustrate historical undergarments
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
Lexicon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.5
Description
Miniature brown felt dress form wearing a padded bum roll with a a corded farthingale over it.

The form is attached with a wooden skewer to a base made of corrugated cardboard.
Use
Made to illustrate historical undergarments
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
Lexicon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.23
Description
Felt bust of a woman. The face is artistically structured with a distinct seam beneath the eyebrows and needle-felting lines along the sides of the nose to the bottom of the chin. The felt is painted to resemble white skin, with pink lips and brown eyebrows. Eyes are created with brown sequins as irises and lacquered embroidery thread as eyelashes. The figure has brown hair made of thread. The body is covered in a partial garment made of white cotton with a wide neckline.

The bust is wearing a headdress consisting of wire netting around two side buns, with a narrow chain running across the forehead. A sheer veil is attached to the back of the head.

The bust is inserted into a Styrofoam base with two metal wires. The base has a paper label that reads, “#6 Late 14thc TEMPLERS".
Use
Made to illustrate fashionable headwear of the fourteenth century
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
Lexicon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.17
Description
Felt bust of a woman. The face is artistically structured with a distinct seam beneath the eyebrows and needle-felting lines along the sides of the nose to the bottom of the chin. The felt is painted to resemble white skin, with pink lips and blue eyebrows. Eyes are created with brown sequins as irises and lacquered embroidery thread as eyelashes. The figure has brown hair made of thread. The body is covered in a partial garment made of white cotton with a high neckline.

The bust is wearing a headdress consisting of a white cotton band around the upper forehead and across the bottom of the jaw. A half-circle veil of semi-sheer white cotton is draped across the head, pinned to the straps.

The bust is inserted into a Styrofoam base with two metal wires. The base has a paper label that reads, “#2 12th c HEAD BANDS".
Use
Made to illustrate fashionable headwear of the twelfth century
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
Lexicon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.1
Description
Miniature brown felt dress form wearing a shift, stays, and a petticoat. The shift is made of white cotton, has long sleeves, and a wide, embroidered neckline. The stays are pink and stitched into channels, despite not being boned. The petticoat is corded horizontally in five channels.

The form is attached with a wooden skewer to a base made of corrugated cardboard.
Use
Made to illustrate undergarments of the 1830s
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
Lexicon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.26
Description
Felt bust of a woman. The face is artistically structured with a distinct seam beneath the eyebrows and needle-felting lines along the sides of the nose to the bottom of the chin. The felt is painted to resemble white skin, with pink lips and brown eyebrows. Eyes are created with blue sequins as irises and lacquered embroidery thread as eyelashes. The figure has blond hair made of thread. The body is covered in a partial garment made of white cotton with a high neckline.

The bust is wearing a headdress consisting of a tightly fitted white cotton cap pinned under the chin with a box-pleated topper, similar in appearance to a crown. A low bun held in a red net sticks out from the bottom of the cap.

The bust is inserted into a Styrofoam base with two metal wires. The base has a paper label that reads, “3 13th c GERMAN coif".
Use
Made to illustrate fashionable headwear of the thirteenth century
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
Lexicon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.3
Description
Miniature brown felt dress form wearing a corset cover or camisole, half a pair of pantaloons, and a cage crinoline.

The form is attached with a wooden skewer to a base made of corrugated cardboard.
Use
Made to illustrate historical undergarments
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
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Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.33
Description
Unfinished human figure made of papier- mâché over a wire frame. The figure is formed to be wearing a floor-length skirt. The arms are bent forward at the elbows, and the hands are finished.
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.34
Description
Male figure made of papier-mâché over a wire frame wearing a suit consisting of a black wool coat, black-and-white plaid vest, white shirt, and grey wool pants. He is wearing a tall top hat and a black bow tie. He is holding gloves in one hand. Black wool is glued to the side of his face, and he has a mustache.
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Wool, Leather
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.35
Description
Female figure made of papier-mâché over a wire frame wearing a dress and bonnet. The dress has diaphanous sleeves and skirt and is made of white cotton printed with pink rosettes and green leaves. There is a ruched blue ribbon down the front of the skirt, off-center. The exterior of the bonnet is covered in the same fabric as the dress, and the interior is lined with blue silk. The bonnet is decorated with a pink feather. The figure is wearing lace half-gloved and holding a white handkerchief. Beneath the dress are three white cotton petticoats (two trimmed with lace), white cotton pantaloons, and white cotton stockings. There is a leather shoe on the right foot.
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Cotton, Silk, Feather
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.36
Description
Female figure made of papier- mâché over a wire frame wearing a cream-colored cotton dress and a bonnet. The dress fabric is printed with small floral sprigs in blue and green.The long-sleeved dress has a full skirt with four tiers. The neckline is trimmed with a V of light-blue fabric held in four pleats. The bodice of the bodice has 12 seed beads down the center, simulating buttons. She is holding a yellow shawl with white fringe. The bonnet is yellow and ties under her chin with a yellow ribbon. It is trimmed with pink flowers. The figure is painted pink and has black hair. Beneath the dress are four petticoats, pantaloons, and stockings, all made of white cotton. There are green leather shoes tied onto the feet. The figure is attached to the a base via a metal doll stand.
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Cotton, Cotton
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.37
Description
Human figure made of papier- mâché over a wire frame. The figure is molded with a floor-length, bustled skirt that is split down the center front. Its arms are bent forward at the elbows, and the hands are finished. The head is molded with a bun at the top.
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.38
Description
Human figure made of papier- mâché over a wire frame. The figure is of a nude woman with one arm down and the other on her hip. White, heeled mary-jane shoes are molded with her feet. The body is painted pink and the shoes are painted white.
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.39
Description
Unfinished human figure made of papier- mâché over a wire frame. The figure is formed to be wearing a tunic-length top and a floor-length skirt. The arms are bent forward at the elbows, and the hands are finished.
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.15
Description
Felt bust of a woman. The face is artistically structured with a distinct seam beneath the eyebrows and needle-felting lines along the sides of the nose to the bottom of the chin. The felt is painted to resemble white skin, with red lips and brown eyebrows. Eyes are created with blue sequins as irises and lacquered embroidery thread as eyelashes. The body is covered in a partial garment made of white cotton with a white neckline. The hem of the neckline is turned toward the outside.

The bust is wearing a headdress consisting of a padded roll of gold lamé decorated with faux-pearl seed beads. Two wires extend from the roll, supporting a rectangular piece of pink, sheer fabric, which is pinned over the tip of each wire. A white cotton band is visible under the roll, as is variegated grey hair made of thread.

The bust is inserted into a Styrofoam base with two metal wires. The base has a paper label that reads, “#9 15thc wimple".
Use
Made to illustrate fashionable headwear of the fifteenth century.
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
Lexicon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.40a-h
Description
Grouping of partially finished papier-mâché and wire hands. The group includes a pattern jig consisting of pins hammered into a wooden board; a copper hand form; six hands; and a wax flower.
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Copper, Metal
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.13
Description
Felt bust of a woman. The face is artistically structured with a distinct seam beneath the eyebrows and needle-felting lines along the sides of the nose to the bottom of the chin. The felt is painted to resemble white skin, with pink lips and brown eyebrows. Eyes are created with brown sequins as irises and lacquered embroidery thread as eyelashes. The figure has black hair made of thread. The body is covered in a partial garment made of white cotton with a split front neckline and a collar ruff.

The bust is wearing a headdress consisting of a red felt bucket hat trimmed with faux-pearl beads and a sheer white veil. The veil is wired around the hem. Beneath the veil, the hair is held in a crocheted gold net.

The bust is inserted into a Styrofoam base with two metal wires. The base has a paper label that reads, “#23 1830."
Use
Made to illustrate fashionable headwear of the renaissance
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
Lexicon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.24
Description
Felt bust of a woman. The face is artistically structured with a distinct seam beneath the eyebrows and needle-felting lines along the sides of the nose to the bottom of the chin. The felt is painted to resemble white skin, with pink lips and brown eyebrows. Eyes are created with blue sequins as irises and lacquered embroidery thread as eyelashes. The figure has yellow hair made of thread. The body is covered in a partial garment made of black cotton with a v-shaped neckline. There is a faux-pear and red glass choker necklace consisting of four strands.

The bust is wearing a headdress consisting of two side buns formed by coiled braids around a rectangular strip of sheer white fabric spanning the back of the head and coming out of the center of the buns. The bus and the center top of the head are decorated with beaded medallions.

The bust is inserted into a Styrofoam base with two metal wires. The base has a paper label that reads, “#14 16th c GERMAN 1531".
Use
Made to illustrate fashionable headwear of the sixteenth century
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
Lexicon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.8
Description
Felt bust of a woman. The face is artistically structured with a distinct seam beneath the eyebrows and needle-felting lines along the sides of the nose to the bottom of the chin. The felt is painted to resemble white skin, with pink lips and brown eyebrows. Eyes are created with blue sequins as irises and lacquered embroidery thread as eyelashes. The body is covered in a partial garment made of red damask across the front bust.

The bust is wearing a headdress consisting of an inner cap mad of red silk edged in black velvet, and over cap made of black velvet decorated with beads, and a foil crown.

The bust is inserted into a Styrofoam base with two metal wires. The base has a paper label that reads, “#10 15thc Scots Princess".
Use
Made to illustrate fashionable headwear of the fifteenth century
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
Lexicon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.11
Description
Felt bust of a woman. The face is artistically structured with a distinct seam beneath the eyebrows and needle-felting lines along the sides of the nose to the bottom of the chin. The felt is painted to resemble white skin, with pink lips and brown eyebrows. Eyes are created with blue sequins as irises and lacquered embroidery thread as eyelashes. The figure has blond hair made of thread. The body is covered in a partial garment made of white cotton with a surplice neckline.

The bust is wearing a headdress consisting of a shaped, white wimple sitting on the back half of the head with a black velvet tail. The front of the cap is edged in gold braid and the highest edge is decorated with gold beads. The cap ties underneath the figure's chin.

The bust is inserted into a Styrofoam base with two metal wires. The base has a paper label that reads, “#25 1908"
Use
Made to illustrate fashionable headwear of the renaissance.
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
Lexicon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.19
Description
Felt bust of a woman. The face is artistically structured with a distinct seam beneath the eyebrows and needle-felting lines along the sides of the nose to the bottom of the chin. The felt is painted to resemble white skin, with pink lips and brown eyebrows. Eyes are created with brown sequins as irises and lacquered embroidery thread as eyelashes. The figure has brown hair made of thread. The body is covered in a partial garment made of white cotton.

The bust is wearing a headdress consisting of a semi-sheer white cotton wimple under a padded pink velvet hat. The hat has a wide brim trimmed with gold ribbon and a gold faux-leather crown around the base.

The bust is inserted into a Styrofoam base with two metal wires. The base has a paper label that reads, “#5 14th c IT. hunting".
Use
Made to illustrate fashionable headwear of the fourteenth century
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
Lexicon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.21
Description
Felt bust of a woman. The face is artistically structured with a distinct seam beneath the eyebrows and needle-felting lines along the sides of the nose to the bottom of the chin. The felt is painted to resemble white skin, with pink lips and brown eyebrows. Eyes are created with brown sequins as irises and lacquered embroidery thread as eyelashes. The figure has blond hair made of thread. The body is covered in a partial garment made of white cotton with decorative trim around the neckline.

The bust is wearing a headdress consisting of white cotton wrapped tightly around the head and held in a large, padded bun at the back. A strip of fabric runs across the bottom of the face, under the nose, and is pinned to the sides of the cap.

The bust is inserted into a Styrofoam base with two metal wires. The base has a paper label that reads, “#17 16th c early GERMAN".
Use
Made to illustrate fashionable headwear of the sixteenth century
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
Lexicon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.136a-b
Description
Two carved novelty items in a yellowish/orange stone. One is a resting lion on a platform with a white mark on its head. The other is a small decorative dish with a stem and four drilled holes on top. The purpose of the holes is unclear.
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
Stone
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.16
Description
Felt bust of a woman. The face is artistically structured with a distinct seam beneath the eyebrows and needle-felting lines along the sides of the nose to the bottom of the chin. The felt is painted to resemble white skin, with pink lips and brown eyebrows. Eyes are created with brown sequins as irises and lacquered embroidery thread as eyelashes. The figure has brown hair made of thread that is held in two buns on either side of the face. The body is covered in a partial garment made of white cotton with a wide neckline.

The bust is wearing a headdress consisting of a large cylindrical pad decorated with red ribbon and a central red gem. A sheer white veil comes out beneath the headdress in the back.

The bust is inserted into a Styrofoam base with two metal wires. The base has a paper label that reads, “#4 14thc Escoffian."
Use
Made to illustrate fashionable headwear of the fourteenth century
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
Lexicon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.2
Description
Miniature brown felt dress form wearing a white petticoat. The petticoat is made of white silk in the front and white lace in the back. The lace is looped into a bustle.

The form is attached with a wooden skewer to a base made of corrugated cardboard.
Use
Made to illustrate undergarments of the 1880s
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
Lexicon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.27
Description
Felt bust of a woman. The face is artistically structured with a distinct seam beneath the eyebrows and needle-felting lines along the sides of the nose to the bottom of the chin. The felt is painted to resemble white skin, with pink lips and brown eyebrows. Eyes are created with brown sequins as irises and lacquered embroidery thread as eyelashes. The figure has red hair made of thread in tiny curls framing the face. The body is covered in a partial garment made of white cotton that is pleated under the chin.

The bust is wearing a headdress consisting of a tightly-fitted cap that connects to the garment. A white cotton hood sits over the cap with a rectangular tail.

The bust is inserted into a Styrofoam base with two metal wires. The base has a paper label that reads, “#3 15th c Italian".
Use
Made to illustrate fashionable headwear of the fifteenth century
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
Lexicon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.9
Description
Felt bust of a woman. The face is artistically structured with a distinct seam beneath the eyebrows and needle-felting lines along the sides of the nose to the bottom of the chin. The felt is painted to resemble white skin, with pink lips and brown eyebrows. Eyes are created with brown sequins as irises and lacquered embroidery thread as eyelashes. The figure has blond hair made of thread. The body is covered in a partial garment made of white cotton with a pleated collar and open center front.

The bust is wearing a headdress consisting of a tight-fitted cap with a green felt hat over it. The hat is slit along the brim to show a pink ribbon inside, and is decorated with a red feather.

The bust is inserted into a Styrofoam base with two metal wires. The base has a paper label that reads, “#18 1560 French Hood".
Use
Made to illustrate fashionable headwear of the sixteenth century.
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
Lexicon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.6
Description
Miniature brown felt dress form wearing a white cotton shift, pink cotton petticoat, and pink cotton bodice. The bodice has been stiffened with glue (now darkened). Half the bodice is stitched to the bottom of one of the sleeves of the shift to appear as if it's being held. The other sleeve is pinned to the petticoat as if lifting it up.

The form is attached with a wooden skewer to a base made of corrugated cardboard.
Use
Made to illustrate historical undergarments
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
Lexicon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.25
Description
Felt bust of a woman. The face is artistically structured with a distinct seam beneath the eyebrows and needle-felting lines along the sides of the nose to the bottom of the chin. The felt is painted to resemble white skin, with pink lips and brown eyebrows. Eyes are created with blue sequins as irises and lacquered embroidery thread as eyelashes.

The bust is wearing a headdress consisting of a white cotton gable over a wimple a white cotton wimple. The bottom of the wimple is fitted over the shoulders and trimmed in pleats. There is a white cotton band across the forehead.

The bust is inserted into a Styrofoam base with two metal wires. The base has a paper label that reads, “#15 16th c GABLE".
Use
Made to illustrate fashionable headwear of the sixteenth century
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
Lexicon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.2a-c
Description
Male figure made of papier- mâché over a wire frame wearing an embroidered pink silk tunic over a blue wool long-sleeved garment and leggings. Over the tunic he is wearing a brown wool cloak lined with white silk. He has brown, pointed boots and is holding a long staff. The figure is attached to a round plywood base.

The figure is accompanied by a plywood case consisting of a base and cover that attached with metal clamps. There is a paper label that reads, "1066 ANGLO-SAXON MAN / UNDER TUNIC, TOP TUNIC LONG CLOAK, BRAIES (TROUSERS) BOUND WITH RIBBONS. EMBROIDERED AND BRIGHTLY COLORED CLOTHES. MOSTLY CLEAN SHAVEN."
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Wool, Silk
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.3a-c
Description
Female figure made of papier-mâché over a wire frame wearing a red silk gown, blue silk cloak, and cream silk veil. The figure has two blond braids reaching below her knees. The gown has wide sleeves that reach to the floor, with yellow undersleeves showing at the wrists. A braided belt is tied around the hips. The cloak is fastened at the neck and trimmed with ribbon. The veil is secured to the head with a diadem. The figure is attached to a square base covered in wood-grain-printed fabric.

The figure is accompanied by a plywood case consisting of a base and cover that attached with metal clamps.
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1980
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Silk
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.4
Description
Female figure made of papier-mâché over a wire frame. She is shown wearing a white head covering and pink dress. There is a gold crown at her brow. Her dress has a high neckline with 6 buttons. Her diaphanous sleeves are gathered at her wrists, with short green cuffs or undersleeves covering her hands. There is a small dog at her feet.
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion. Based on brass rubbings taken from a church in England.
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1980
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Copper, Metal
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.5
Description
Male figure made of papier- mâché over a wire frame wearing a cream-colored houpeland or gown. His diaphanous sleeves are gathered at the wrists, and short green cuffs or undersleeves cover his hands. He is wearing a hood around his neck and shoulders, with 5 unbuttoned buttons. A high, green neckline is visible under the hood. He has short brown hair and double-pointed beard. A sword hangs from the center-front of a bent, and there is a small dog at his feet.
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion. Based on brass rubbings taken from a church in England.
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.6a-c
Description
Female figure made of papier-mâché over a wire frame wearing a blue silk gown with wide bell sleeves lined with gold silk and trimmed with brown fur. There is a wide fur collar and faux-leather belt. The headdress consists of a padded ring and veil.

The figure is accompanied by a plywood case consisting of a base and cover that attached with metal clamps. There is a paper label that reads, "1440 MEDIEVAL LADY / HEADDRESS: FILLET (NOT SEEN) TEMPLER, AND PADDED ROLL WITH LIRIPIPE (SCARF). LONG HOUPPELANDE (DRESS) FLOOR-LENGTH SLEEVES. VERY HIGH BELT TO PUSH OUT STOMACH."
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1980
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Silk, Ribbon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.7a-c
Description
Male figure made of papier- mâché over a wire frame wearing a fur-trimmed tunic over black leggings. The tunic is printed with a abstract design in red and pink on a blue ground. There is a belt low at the hips with a pouch at the center front. A black collar and tight black undersleeves are visible. The shoes are made of black cloth and are very pointed. There is a headdress consisting of a padded ring with a long tail falling to the right. There is a round, fabric-covered base.

The figure is accompanied by a plywood case consisting of a base and cover that attached with metal clamps.
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1980
Lexicon
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Silk, Silk
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.8
Description
Female figure made of papier-mâché over a wire frame wearing a red dress and green hat. The dress is made from red paisley-printed cotton. It has a wide skirt with a stuffed hem and wide, padded sleeves. There is a satin belt around her waist. She has a crocheted collar that covers the tops of her sleeves, and crocheted cuffs. The hat has a wide brim and is decorated with yellow feathers and ribbon. She is holding a blue reticule and red fan. There are black leather slippers trimmed with ribbon tying them to the ankles. Beneath the dress is a white cotton petticoat trimmed with lace. The figure is on a round, plywood base.
Use
Made to illustrate 1830s fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Copper, Metal, Cotton, Silk, Lace, Feather
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.9
Description
Male figure made of papier- mâché over a wire frame wearing tan trousers, a green vest, a white silk shirt, a brown wool jacket, and purple cloak. The cloak is lined with gold silk satin. He is wearing a high top hat over curly brown hair, and has a beard on the underside of his jaw. He is wearing black shoes and standing on a round, painted base.
Use
Made to illustrate 1830s fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Silk, Wool
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.10
Description
Female figure made of papier-mâché over a wire frame wearing a blue printed dress. The figure has bright red hair held in buns on either side of the face and a large white bonnet decorated with flowers. The dress is blue printed with green, red, and yellow flowers. The skirt is full and decorated three vertical lines of white lace and a lacing pattern of yellow ribbon. There is a black shawl with gold fringe. There is a plywood base.
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Lace, Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.11
Description
Female figure made of papier-mâché over a wire frame wearing a purple dress and purple bonnet. It has red wool hair under a "drawn" bonnet of purple silk that encircles the face and is tied under the chin with a light blue ribbon. The bonnet is trimmed with flowers and bows at the sides, and a bavolet at the back. The figure holds a small frilly lace parasol lined in light blue silk. The dress is purple moiré with a long bodice ending in front center. The skirt has five flounces edged with narrow lace. An ribbon bow with long streamers decorates the front of the dress. Sloping shoulders with long sleeves end in four rows of gathered lace. She wears gold bracelets and holds a bouquet of flowers. The figure stands on a plywood base with a label on the bottom that states the artist's name and date.
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont, prior to coming to Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Wool, Silk, Lace, Ribbon
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.12
Description
Male figure made of papier- mâché over a wire frame wearing a wool suit. The pants and vest are made of wool in a small black-white-and-brown hounds tooth pattern. There are 6 small beads down the center front of the vest simulating buttons, and a short watch chain. The vest's lapels are cream silk. The jacket reaches to the figure's mid-thigh and is made of brown twill-woven wool. There three buttons. The figure is also wearing a high-collared white cotton shirt with three buttons and a large purple silk bowtie. He is also wearing a brown felt hat with a wide brim and black shoes. He is holding a pair of leather gloves, and there is a newspaper under his arm. There is a blue-painted plywood base labeled on the bottom with the artist's name and date (1972).
Use
Made to illustrate the fashion of 1853
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1972
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Wool
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.13
Description
Female figure made of papier-mâché over a wire frame wearing a green dress. The dress is printed with white flowers. It has a very large skirt and wide, split sleeves over white undersleeves. The figure has bright red hair under a black hat covered in yellow and white feathers. The figure is leaning over and there is a red-and-white dog at her feet. Beneath the dress are an orange petticoat and a hoop. There is an oval wooden base.
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Silk
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.14
Description
Female figure made of papier-mâché over a wire frame wearing a purple velvet skirt and jacket with a white blouse and straw hat. The hat is decorated with flowers and sits on blond wool hair. The jacket is long and open in the center front. It has white sleeves and is trimmed in black braid. The skirt is decorated with gold tassels and couched black string. Beneath the skirt are stockings, black shoes, and a pink half crinoline. The figure is holding black gloves and stands on a round plywood base. There is a paper label that reads "1863 Victorian".
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Silk
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.15a-c
Description
Female figure made of papier-mâché over a wire frame wearing a burgundy silk dress. The dress has short sleeves and velvet overskirt trimmed with white lace. Five white silk ribbons are placed at the center front from the waist to the hem. The figure has brown wool hair decorated with a flower, small earrings and ribbon necklace. It is wearing white gloves and gold bracelets and is holding a feather fan. Beneath the skirt are a half-crinoline and a bustle. The figure is attached to a rectangular plywood base.

The figure is accompanied by a plywood case consisting of a base and cover that attached with metal clamps. There is a paper label that reads, "1879 VICTORIAN EVENING GOWN / CHARACTERISTICS: HALF CRINOLINE AND BUSTLE HIGH-WAISTED DRESS OF TWO DIFFERENT FABRICS".
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Silk, Silk, Lace, Metal, Feather
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.16a-c
Description
Male figure made of papier- mâché over a wire frame wearing a black wool coat, grey wool trousers, and a white shirt. The coat reaches to his knees and has two rows of 4 glass beads simulating buttons. A checked vest peeks out at the neckline, and there is a black silk tie. He is holding a can, a top hat, and brown gloves. The figure is attached to a round wooden base.

The figure is accompanied by a plywood case consisting of a base and cover that attached with metal clamps. There is a paper label that reads, "1870 VICTORIAN GENTLEMAN / FROCK COAT, TOP HAT, FORMAL CLOTHES. HAIR PARTED DOWN CENTER OF HEAD. SIDE WHISKERS CALLED "DUNDREARYS"."
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Wool
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.17
Description
Female figure made of papier-mâché over a wire frame wearing a "Dolly Varden" hat of beige straw with flowers and pink ribbon trim. Her golden hair is braided and drawn into a chignon at the back of the head. She has large circular gold earrings. The dress is made of pink-and-white striped fabric with blue floral sprigs. The narrow waist has a self-fabric belt over a short peplum. An ornamental chatelaine attached to the belt holds the link chain of a small leather purse. Dark blue bows and lace decorate the dress. The skirt is held in two tiers. The undergarments are a half crinoline and a bustle. The figure stands on a wooden base.
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Cotton, Lace, Straw
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.18a-c
Description
Female figure made of papier-mâché over a wire frame wearing a blue and yellow silk dress. The figure's blonde wool hair is a massive array of curls on top of her head, cascading in long ringlets down the back. She is wearing earrings. The dress consists of a bodice and skirt. The bodice reached below the hips and has a yellow front, sleeves, and back, with blue sides. The cuffs and collar are trimmed in black-and-white checked pleats. There are 7 glass beads simulating buttons. The skirt is blue in the front and yellow in the back with two tiers of pleats at the hem: checked and blue.

The figure is accompanied by a plywood case consisting of a base and cover that attached with metal clamps. There is a paper label that reads, "1876 VICTORIAN DAY DRSS / LONG TIGHT-FITTING BODICE, BUSTLE AND TRAIN, TWO OR MORE FABRICS OF DIFFERENT COLOR IN DRESS, ORNATE HAIR".
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Silk, Silk, Silk
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.19a-c
Description
Female figure made of papier-mâché over a wire frame wearing a long pink dress. The hair is tied in a low knot at the back of her head. The hat is made of natural-colored straw trimmed with a beaded wire ornament and held on by pink silk ribbon tied in a bow under the chin. The dress is rose-colored fabric with a small white motif woven in. It has a high neck, a stand-up collar, and a lace jabot. The dark rose grosgrain fabric buttons down the front of the bodice, resembling a waistcoat. The top skirt forms a drawn-back apron front, and at the back it forms three pouches. The underskirt is full and pleated. In her hands, the figure holds a dark pink velveteen muff trimmed with a bow and a bird. Dark rose silk bows trim the dress front and sides. There is no bustle.

The figure is accompanied by a plywood case consisting of a base and cover that attached with metal clamps. There is a paper label that reads, "1880 VICTORIAN DAY DRESS CHARACTERISTICS: BUSTLE DISCARDED FOR LONG CORSET. SKIRTS VERY NARROW, APRON FRONT, HANGING POUCHES IN BACK, MUFFS."
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Silk
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.20a-c
Description
Female figure made of papier-mâché over a wire frame wearing a green wool dress with blue overskirt. She is wearing a Post Boy hat (a straw hat with upturned brim). The hair is up in the back and curled over the forehead. The dress is green and blue woolen plaid. The long-waisted jacket has a blue plastron front and a peplum back. The skirt, separate from the jacket, is pleated. There are medium blue draped overskirts in both front and back. The jacket collar is military style, and the bustle is large. She carries a velour handbag and a brise fan held in her right hand, near her face.

The figure is accompanied by a plywood case consisting of a base and cover that attached with metal clamps.
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Wool
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.21
Description
Scenic papier-mâché figure with two people, a man and a woman, dancing. The man is clean shaven and has brown hair with a center part. His high starched white collar and cuffs are of celluloid. He is wearing a gray and black checkered woolen jacket, black cloth narrow trousers, brown leather shoes, a plaid (red, yellow, green) bow tie, and a golden yellow shirt with pearl buttons. He is holding his partner's hand in a dance pose, and his right arm is extended to encircle the woman's waist. The woman has red-gold hair puffed out on both sides of her head, ending in a large top knot with a center part. She is wearing a high collared blouse with leg-o-mutton sleeves that end at the elbows. The rest of the sleeve is tight to the wrist. She is wearing a long-waisted blouse of white cotton with a pink rose design, a green floor length figured silk taffeta skirt with back gathers, and high brown leather boots (not showing). Her left hand is on the man's shoulder, and her right hand is on the left hand of her partner.
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Copper, Metal, Celluloid, Wool, Silk
Figurine
Interpretative Labels
After graduating from high school in Pennsylvania, Lucy spent one year in Paris to study art and then four years in Vienna where she studied at the Wiener Frauen Akademie, an art school for women. There she designed costumes for Vienna balls. It was also in Vienna where she met her husband, Gerhard Pfeiffer. Lucy moved to Montpelier in 1966. Pfeifer began working with costuming soft dolls she bought in stores but didn't like their embroidered faces. Shortly before the Pfiefers moved to Montpelier in 1966 Lucy began making her own papier-mache dolls which she called figurines. Over the next to decades Pfeifer created over 40 of these exquisite, meticulously dressed figures. Each was unique with special features, coloring, and carefully researched costumes. Pfeifer estimated that it took her two months to produce each figure. The figurines from the 1970s were modeled on people Pfeifer saw in Montpelier. She never sold any of her works and stopped making her figurines in the late 1980s.
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.22a
Description
Scenic papier-mâché figure with two people, a man and a woman, dancing. The woman is wearing a white-and-purple checked dress (bodice and skirt) with a black belt at her waist. She has brown hair and is wearing a small bonnet topped with pink and white flowers. The man is wearing denim overalls and a long-sleeved white shirt. He has brown shoes, a large brown hat, and a red handkerchief in his back pocket. He has white hair and a long white beard. The figures are on a green, oval base, and there is a bifold paper label that reads "The Contra Dancers 1896".
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Papier-mâché, Copper, Metal, Metal, Straw, Wool, Cotton, Leather
Relationships
Place
Town
Tunbridge
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.23
Description
Scenic papier-mâché figure with two people, a man and a woman, dancing. The man has graying brown hair, a large mustache, and pince-nez. He is wearing a green shirt, high white collar, brown and yellow necktie, a two-toned woolen jacket, white handkerchief with red borders, narrow brown woolen trousers, and brown leather shoes. His posture is bent towards his partner with his right arm bent to hold her arm. The woman has brown hair swept up in back and front. She is wearing a black straw hat trimmed with green and red bows and white flowers. Her high-collared blouse is black-and-yellow figured silk, and her suit jacket has small lapels trimmed with braid. The sleeves are huge leg-o-mutton sleeves. The skirt full, gathered in back, and bordered with the same braid as the jacket. Under the skirt she is wearing high brown leather boots.
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Copper, Metal, Metal, Wool, Leather, Silk
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.24a-c
Description
Female figure made of papier-mâché over a wire frame wearing an Edwardian-style dress of black net over white lace. The over dress is printed with an all-over patter of fleur-de-lis and trimmed at the neck, sleeves, and hem with three lines of black velvet ribbon. The neckline and sleeves show white lace, with sleeves particularly extravagant. The figure has black hair held in a bun at the top of her head under a wide-brimmed straw hat trimmed with silk flowers. she is holding a small purse and pink silk and lace parasol. Beneath the skirt of the dress are a petticoat, black stockings, and shoes.

The figure is accompanied by a plywood case consisting of a base and cover that attached with metal clamps.
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Silk, Lace
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.25a-c
Description
Female figure made of papier-mâché over a wire frame wearing a robe de style. The dress is made of silver crepe and has a low waistline (below the hip) with a handkerchief hem skirt. The dress is decorated with glass beads and yellow lace. The figure has short blonde hair, and is wearing a long pearl necklace and silver shoes decorated with yellow bows. She is holding her necklace in one hand and a cigarette in the other.

The figure is accompanied by a plywood case consisting of a base and cover that attached with metal clamps.
Use
Made to illustrate historical fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.26a-c
Description
Male figure made of papier- mâché over a wire frame wearing a red-and-white checked shirt, grey wool pants, black leather shoes, and a straw hat. The shirt is long sleeved with a falling collar. The pants are held up by suspenders. The figure is shown playing an upright bass with a bow. His mouth is open as if singing. There is a jug at his feet. The figure is attached to a painted wooden base.

The figure is accompanied by a plywood case consisting of a base and cover that attached with metal clamps.
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Leather, Cotton, Straw, Wood
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.27a-c
Description
Male figure made of papier- mâché over a wire frame wearing a red plaid wool shirt, blue denim pants, and brown leather shoes. He is shown sitting on a tree stump playing a fiddle.

The figure is accompanied by a plywood case consisting of a base and cover that attached with metal clamps.
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Wool
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.28a-c
Description
Male figure made of papier-mâché over a wire frame wearing a brown cotton shirt, blue denim pants, and tennis shoes. The figure has black wool glued to its head to have long, unruly black hair and a long black beard. His is wearing a beaded necklace. There are brown plaid patches on his pants. The pants are held up by a brown leather belt.

The figure is accompanied by a plywood case consisting of a base and cover that attached with metal clamps.
Use
Made to illustrate hippie fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1971
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Cotton, Leather
Relationships
Person or Organization
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.29a-c
Description
Scenic papier-mâché figure with two people, a man and a woman, embracing. The man has shoulder-length orange hair with a leather band around his forehead. He is wearing a white knit pullover, blue denim pants, brown leather sandals, and a woven shawl. The woman has long brown hair and is wearing a knit purple pullover, a white shirt, blue denim pants, and brown sandals. There is a band of lace around each leg of her pants about halfway up her shin. The woman is hugging the man around his waist with her head laid on his chest.

The figure is accompanied by a plywood case consisting of a base and cover that attached with metal clamps.
Use
Made to illustrate hippie fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1971
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Cotton, Leather
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.30a-c
Description
Scenic papier-mâché figure with two people, a man and a woman, getting married. The man has long brown hair held in a ponytail and a beard. He is wearing a thick, striped shirt, brown tennis shoes, and a white skirt over striped pants. The woman has curly orange hair and is wearing a patchwork floor-length dress with a long beaded necklace. She is holding a bouquet of paper flowers.

The figure is accompanied by a plywood case consisting of a base and cover that attached with metal clamps.
Use
Made to illustrate hippie fashion
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1971
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Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Cotton
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.31a-c
Description
Female figure made of papier-mâché over a wire frame wearing a floral-printed mini-dress, patterned stockings, and sandals. She has light blond hair worn in a high braided bun on the top of her head, and sunglasses. She is wearing a red beaded necklace, a blue beaded necklace, and a gold chain bracelet. She is holding a pink purse and two paper shopping envelopes. The figure is entitled, "The Shopper".

The figure is accompanied by a plywood case consisting of a base and cover that attached with metal clamps.
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1971
Lexicon
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Metal, Leather, Silk
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.32
Description
Male figure made of papier- mâché over a wire frame wearing an unbuttoned cotton shirt, patchwork vest, and shorts. The vest is pieced from rectangles of cotton printed in small dots and checks in blue and brown. The shirt has a collar and short sleeves, and has been purposely stained around the hem. The shorts are unhemmed and are embroidered at the crotch with pink flowers. It is held up with a brown, leather belt. The figure is wearing brown leather sandals and a necklace with a large pendant. Brown wool is glued to the chest, simulating chest hair, as well as too the head and face, giving the figure long hair and a beard. He is shown taking a step forward while looking upward with his palms facing outward. There is a square wooden base with the label, "The Exalted Hippy, Burlington, VT, 1974".
Use
Made to illustrate hippy fashion of 1974
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1974
Lexicon
Materials
Papier-mâché, Metal, Copper, Wool, Cotton, Leather
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.22
Description
Felt bust of a woman. The face is artistically structured with a distinct seam beneath the eyebrows and needle-felting lines along the sides of the nose to the bottom of the chin. The felt is painted to resemble white skin, with pink lips and brown eyebrows. Eyes are created with brown sequins as irises and lacquered embroidery thread as eyelashes. The figure has brown hair made of thread. The body is covered in a partial garment made of white cotton with a wide neckline.

The bust is wearing a headdress consisting of a padded roll placed on the center top of the head over a tight cap with a rectangular tail in the back. All pieces are made from blue and green imitation damask. The front of the pad is decorated with a pink bead surrounded by faux pearls. There is a strip of beaded velvet trip looping from the pad behind the figure's head.

The bust is inserted into a Styrofoam base with two metal wires. The base has a paper label that reads, “#8 15th c ESCOFFIAN".
Use
Made to illustrate fashionable headwear of the fifteenth century.
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
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Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.20
Description
Felt bust of a woman. The face is artistically structured with a distinct seam beneath the eyebrows and needle-felting lines along the sides of the nose to the bottom of the chin. The felt is painted to resemble white skin, with pink lips and brown eyebrows. Eyes are created with blue sequins as irises and lacquered embroidery thread as eyelashes. The figure has blond hair made of thread. The body is covered in a partial garment made of white cotton with a square neckline trimmed in black thread.

The bust is wearing a headdress consisting of a gable hood made of white-and-gold damask and black velvet. The front is decorated with faux-pearl beads and green gems.

The bust is inserted into a Styrofoam base with two metal wires. The base has a paper label that reads, “#16 early 16th c GABLE".
Use
Made to illustrate fashionable headwear of the sixteenth century
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
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Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.14
Description
Felt bust of a woman. The face is artistically structured with a distinct seam beneath the eyebrows and needle-felting lines along the sides of the nose to the bottom of the chin. The felt is painted to resemble white skin, with pink lips and brown eyebrows. Eyes are created with blue sequins as irises and lacquered embroidery thread as eyelashes. The figure has brown hair made of thread. The body is covered in a partial garment made of white cotton with a white cotton neckerchief.

The bust is wearing a headdress consisting of sheer white fabric draped over a conical hat extending back from the head. The hat is framed with gold braid trim.

The bust is inserted into a Styrofoam base with two metal wires. The base has a paper label that reads, “#11 15thc FLEMISH-HENNIN".
Use
Made to illustrate fashionable headwear of the fifteenth century
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
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Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.10
Description
Felt bust of a woman. The face is artistically structured with a distinct seam beneath the eyebrows and needle-felting lines along the sides of the nose to the bottom of the chin. The felt is painted to resemble white skin, with pink lips and brown eyebrows. Eyes are created with brown sequins as irises and lacquered embroidery thread as eyelashes. The body is covered in a partial garment made of blue velvet trimmed with white plush. It is wearing a blue beaded necklace.

The bust is wearing a headdress consisting of a long white cone extending backward from the head, wrapped in gold string and draped with sheer white fabric. A rectangle of black velvet is draped over the head, extending the shoulders, that is decorated with a blue gem surrounded by white beads.

The bust is inserted into a Styrofoam base with two metal wires. The base has a paper label that reads, “#12 15thc late HENNIN"
Use
Made to illustrate fashionable headwear of the fifteenth century
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
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Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2004.43.4
Description
Miniature brown felt dress form wearing a white cotton shift and two side hoops (panniers).

The form is attached with a wooden skewer to a base made of corrugated cardboard.
Use
Made to illustrate historical undergarments
Context
Made by Mirren Barrie of Waterbury Center, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.43
Made/Created
Artist
Barrie, Mirren (1915-2004)
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File Folder
Name/Title
File Folder
Entry/Object ID
2000.16.10
Description
Brown cardstock file folder. The front is printed with the inscription, "Montpelier National Bank Montpelier, Vermont" as well as a sales slogan and contact information for Capitol Insurance Agency. A sticker at the top reads, "LILLIAN A. SCOTT MEMORIAL FUND". The folder opens to show two pockets, each printed with advertisements for local businesses (Tavern Garage, Inc., Cheever & Co. Florist, Peter Glass Pharmacy, Taylor Chevrolet Inc., Harpe Method Beauty Shop, and Winisquam Farms). The back of the folder is also printed with advertisements for local businesses (Vermont Business Equipment, United Plumbing & Heating Co., and K. R. Baird).
Context
Distributed by Montpelier National Bank of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2000.16
Made/Created
1940-1960
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Montpelier National Bank
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Filmstrip Projector
Name/Title
Filmstrip Projector
Entry/Object ID
1999.58.9a-d
Description
The Black Picturol Projector Model G, manufactured by the Society for Visual Education Inc. in Chicago, USA, is a filmstrip projector. It features a cylindrical light bulb housed in a box at the back of the projector. The front of the projector is equipped with a cylindrical lens, while the mechanism in between is responsible for feeding the filmstrip past the light. A black knob on the side allows for the movement of the filmstrip. To power the light, there is a lengthy cord that provides electricity.

Accompanying the projector is a black case with a hinged top and a leather handle. Inside the case, there are felt pads to provide protection. There is also a padded compartment, although it is too narrow to accommodate a spare light bulb. Additionally, there is a metal tin designed to hold a coil of filmstrip. The tin has a gold color and is labeled with the word "Vermont" on the top. Lastly, a spare light bulb is included for the projector. This bulb features a brass-colored connection base, a large wire filament, and a black cap on the top. It is worth noting that there is an identical bulb already inside the projector.
Context
Owned by the Vermont Petroleum Association
Acquisition
1999.58
Made/Created
Society for Visual Education Inc.
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Glass, Plastic, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont Petroleum Association
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Flagpole
Name/Title
Flagpole
Entry/Object ID
1957.41.3
Description
Wooden pole with an attached metal extension pointed like an arrow.
Context
Used at the Colonel Preston GAR Post in Wells River, Vermont.
Acquisition
1957.41
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Grand Army of the Republic
Place
Village
Wells River
Town
Newbury
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Flake
Name/Title
Flake
Entry/Object ID
1969.5.12
Description
Chipped stone flake.
Acquisition
1969.5
Ethnography
Lexicon
Flake
Name/Title
Flake
Entry/Object ID
1969.5.15
Description
Possibly utilized chipped stone flake.
Acquisition
1969.5
Lexicon
Materials
Stone
Flake
Name/Title
Flake
Entry/Object ID
1969.35.5
Description
Biface chipped stone flake.
Context
Collected by John Williams
Acquisition
1969.35
Ethnography
Lexicon
Flake
Name/Title
Flake
Entry/Object ID
1969.5.13
Description
Chipped stone flake.
Acquisition
1969.5
Ethnography
Lexicon
Flake
Name/Title
Flake
Entry/Object ID
1969.5.14
Description
Chipped stone flake.
Acquisition
1969.5
Ethnography
Lexicon
Flake
Name/Title
Flake
Entry/Object ID
1969.5.17
Description
Possibly utilized chipped stone flake.
Acquisition
1969.5
Lexicon
Materials
Stone
Flakes
Name/Title
Flakes
Entry/Object ID
1969.5.27a-nn
Description
Unutilized chipped stone flakes.
Context
Found on Mount Independence in Orwell, Vermont
Acquisition
1969.5
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Place
Building
Mount Independence
Town
Orwell
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Flint
Name/Title
Flint
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.501a-b
Description
Small, rectangular piece of flint accompanied by an instruction manual. The manual explains how to use the flint to start a fire.
Context
Owned by Thomas Mekkelsen as a member of the Boyscouts of America.
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
Boy Scouts of America
1946
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Flint, Paper
Relationships
Boy Scouts of America, Mekkelsen, Thomas C
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Flint
Name/Title
Flint
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.710
Description
Chipped flint.
Context
Collected by Harry Woodcock in Panton, Vermont.
Acquisition
1950.27
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Flint
Relationships
,
Flip Book
Name/Title
Flip Book
Entry/Object ID
2021.19.1
Description
Small flip book with an image of a roaring panther face and the inscription, "CATAMOUNT DINNER" on the cover. The inside is filled with a series of illustrations that, when flipped, show a panther attacking a deer. The back cover is printed with the inscription, "SEE THE LAST CATAMOUNT CHOT IN VERMONT AT: THE VERMONT MUSEUM VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY 109 STATE STREET PAVILION BUILDING MONTPELIER, VT 05609-0901 Copyright 1991 Andy Voda". The book is bound with a single staple at the top.
Context
Produced to advertise the taxidermy Catamount at the Vermont History Museum
Acquisition
2021.19
Made/Created
Artist
Voda, Andrew
1991
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont Historical Society
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Flip Book
Name/Title
Flip Book
Entry/Object ID
2021.19.2
Description
Small flip book with an image of a roaring panther face and the inscription, "CATAMOUNT DINNER" on the cover. The inside is filled with a series of illustrations that, when flipped, show a panther attacking a deer. The back cover is printed with the inscription, "SEE THE LAST CATAMOUNT CHOT IN VERMONT AT: THE VERMONT MUSEUM VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY 109 STATE STREET PAVILION BUILDING MONTPELIER, VT 05609-0901 Copyright 1991 Andy Voda". The book is bound with a single staple at the top.
Context
Produced to advertise the taxidermy Catamount at the Vermont History Museum
Acquisition
2021.19
Made/Created
Artist
Voda, Andrew
1991
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont Historical Society
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Floral Wreath
Interpretative Labels
Alma Martin Perry of Barre, VT made this shadow box when she was fourteen years old. Shadow boxes were a popular decorative craft in the late nineteenth century and were made with a variety of materials including hair, seeds, dried flowers, feathers, and seeds.
Name/Title
Floral Wreath
Entry/Object ID
2003.65
Description
Decorative floral wreath made of wool yarn. The yarn is manipulated and fuzzed out into pompoms, forming cotton balls, leaves, flower buds, berries, blooms, a bee, and a butterfly. The whole is framed in an octagonal shadowbox frame. The back of the pen has the inked inscription, "Made by Alma Martin Perry, 1856 at the age of 14."
Context
Made by Alma Martin Perry in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.65
Made/Created
Perry, Alma Martin Hendee (1842-1929)
1856
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Wood, Metal, Glass
Fob
Name/Title
Fob
Entry/Object ID
1967.152.7
Description
Watch fob with a hair chain. The chain is formed from crocheted loops of either horse hair or human hair. One end has a metal clasp, and the other end has a metal bar attached to a short length of metal chain.
Acquisition
1967.152
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Hair, Metal
Fragment
Name/Title
Fragment
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.62
Description
Hollow piece of turned wood in the shape of a short-necked bottle.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made/Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1935-circa 1945
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Fragment
Name/Title
Fragment
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.138
Description
Cylindrical fragment of wood that is closed on one end and open on the other. The surface is painted red save for one stripe, which bears the inked inscription, "northeaster/Products inc/ Tool".
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made/Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1920-circa 1930
Fragment
Name/Title
Fragment
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.139
Description
Unpainted, cylindrical wooden base with a stepped bottom. It is wrapped with a paper label with the typed inscription, "HAND MADE SAMPLE/by/PHIL - 7-19-50".
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made/Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1920-circa 1930
Gavel
Name/Title
Gavel
Entry/Object ID
1994.54.5
Description
Wooden gavel with turned head and handle. The head has decorative raised molding about 1/4-inch in from each end, and the handle tapers to a point.
Context
Used by a member of the Stafford family of Wallingford, Vermont
Acquisition
1994.54
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Dimensions
Materials
Wood
Gavel
Name/Title
Gavel
Entry/Object ID
1994.54.6
Description
Wooden gave with turned head and handle. The head is decoratively turned with a concave band around the center.
Context
Used by a member of the Stafford family of Wallingford, Vermont
Acquisition
1994.54
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Place
Town
Wallingford
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Gavel
Name/Title
Gavel
Entry/Object ID
1925.2
Description
Wooden gavel consisting of a heavily molded cylindrical head on a long wooden handle.
Context
Made of wood from the "new barn shed" of Calvin Smith, where it is said that the fight that decided the name of the town of Barre, Vermont, took place on September 5, 1793.
Acquisition
1925.2
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Gavel
Name/Title
Gavel
Entry/Object ID
1951.8
Description
Gavel with a brass plaque mounted on top that reads "ORIGINAL WHITE HOUSE MATERIAL REMOVED IN 1950". The US seal is at the center of the plaque.
Context
Made from wood taken from the first White House.
Acquisition
1951.8
Made/Created
1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Place
City
Washington
State/Province
District of Columbia
Country
United States of America
Continent
Gavel
Name/Title
Gavel
Entry/Object ID
1953.44.2
Description
Turned wooden gavel. Both the head and handle are decoratively turned with rounded banding. It is marked, "C.T.ORMSBEE W.R.G. No.25 from E.J.ORMSBEE"
Acquisition
1953.44
Lexicon
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Person or Organization
Ormsbee, Ebenezer Jolls (1834-1924)
Gavel
Name/Title
Gavel
Entry/Object ID
1961.24
Description
Black wooden gavel with decoratively turned handle. The head is wrapped with a silver mount that is engraved with the inscription, "Charles A. Plumley, Speaker House of Representatives, Vermont 1912 / Presented by his classmates / Norwich University 1896".
Use
Used by Chalres A. Plumley while presiding over the Vermont House of Representatives and used several times during the terms served from 1934 to 1951 while presiding in the U.S. House of Representatives as Speaker pro tempore. Given to him by his Norwich class of 1896.
Context
Presented to Charles A. Plumley by his former Norwich classmates upon his election to the US House of Representatives in 1912. He used it several times as President Pro Tempore from 1934 to 1951.
Acquisition
1961.24
Made/Created
1912
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Silver
Relationships
Plumley, Charles A., Norwich University
, ,
Glasses
Name/Title
Glasses
Entry/Object ID
2007.35.7
Description
A pair of bifocal glasses with wire rims and arms, plus a hard black and white case with plush purple inside. The glasses were sold by Robert K. Parker, optometrist in Barre, Vt.
Context
Robert K. Parker (1905-1964) was born in Fair Haven. He attended N.Y. business College, graduated from the Massachusetts College of Optometry in 1928 and received advanced training at Pennsylvania State College of Optometry. He set up his practice in Barre in 1928 and retired in 1960.
Source: his obituary in the Times Argus, Nov. 16, 1964, Page 2
Acquisition
2007.35
Dimensions
Materials
Glass, Metal, Synthetic
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dr. Robert K. Parker
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Globe
Name/Title
Globe
Entry/Object ID
1989.3.1a-e
Description
Collapsible paper globe and accessories. The globe is made of paper, cut and printed in such a way that it can flatten into a disk or hang from a wire stand and be displayed round. It comes with a semi-circular wire mount on a triangular wooden base. The base is made of two, flat triangular pieces of wood that slide together in the center. It also come with an instruction card and a book of lesson plans.
Context
Made by Dennis Townsend of Felchville, Vermont
Acquisition
1989.3
Made/Created
Artist
Townsend, Dennis (1817-1874)
George M. Smith & Co.
1870
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paperboard, Paper
Relationships
Place
Village
Felchville
Town
Reading
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Glue
Name/Title
Glue
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.108
Description
Dry, crystallized glue in a resealable plastic bag. The bag is labeled in permanent marker with, "GLUE USED ON LOCK CORNER BOX".
Context
Used by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made/Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
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Gouge
Name/Title
Gouge
Entry/Object ID
1975.100.1
Description
Gound stone gouge.
Acquisition
1975.100
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Stone
Gound Stone
Name/Title
Gound Stone
Entry/Object ID
1954.283.56
Description
Unidentified ground stone possibly used as a rubbing stone. One side is incised with two parallel lines, possibly caused by a plow.
Context
Collected by Emma P. Sampson in Caledonia County, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.283
Ethnography
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Person or Organization
Sampson, Emma P. Merrill (1865-1953)
Place
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ground Stone
Name/Title
Ground Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.681
Description
Ground stone, possibly a knife.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock at Bristol Pond
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
Place
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ground Stone
Name/Title
Ground Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.687
Description
Large chip from a river stone with one flat face (interior of original stone) and one excurvate face with original cortex. There is a circular indentation at the center, possibly pecked.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
Ground Stone
Name/Title
Ground Stone
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.635
Description
Unidentified ground stone.
Acquisition
1958.1
Ethnography
Materials
Stone
Ground Stone
Name/Title
Ground Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.688
Description
Unidentified ground stone.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
Ground Stone
Name/Title
Ground Stone
Entry/Object ID
1958.14.7
Description
Unidentified ground stone.
Acquisition
1958.14
Ethnography
Materials
Stone
Ground Stone
Name/Title
Ground Stone
Entry/Object ID
1954.5.13
Description
Miscellaneous ground stone made from a thin, flat piece of slate. The surface is completely ground and polished.
Context
Collected by Lyle Hanson in Fair Haven, Vermont, or Lake George, New York
Acquisition
1954.5
Ethnography
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Person or Organization
Hanson, Lyle
,
Ground Stone
Name/Title
Ground Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.689
Description
Unidentified ground stone.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
Ground Stone
Name/Title
Ground Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.682
Description
Ground stone, possibly a scraper
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock at Bristol Pond
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
Place
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ground Stone
Name/Title
Ground Stone
Entry/Object ID
1975.350
Description
Unidentified black chert ground stone.
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Stone
Ground Stone
Name/Title
Ground Stone
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.680
Description
Ground stone, possibly a knife.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock in Vermont
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
Place
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ground Stone
Name/Title
Ground Stone
Entry/Object ID
1954.283.143
Description
Round stone with a completely pecked surface. No visible signs of use.
Context
Collected by Emma P. Sampson in Cape Code, Massachusetts. Sampson identified this as a toy ball, but the attribution has not been verified.
Acquisition
1954.283
Ethnography
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Person or Organization
Sampson, Emma P. Merrill (1865-1953)
Place
City
Cape Cod
State/Province
Massachusetts
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ground Stone
Name/Title
Ground Stone
Entry/Object ID
1975.344
Description
Oval ground stone with no visual signs of use.
Lexicon
Materials
Stone
Ground Stone
Name/Title
Ground Stone
Entry/Object ID
1954.5.9
Description
Ground stone, possibly a grooved ax.
Context
Collected by Lyle Hanson in Fair Haven, Vermont, or Lake George, New York
Acquisition
1954.5
Ethnography
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Person or Organization
Hanson, Lyle
,
Ground Stone
Name/Title
Ground Stone
Entry/Object ID
1954.5.12
Description
Circular ground stone with a hole drilled through the center. The surface is completely ground and polished.
Context
Collected by Lyle Hanson in Fair Haven, Vermont, or Lake George, New York
Acquisition
1954.5
Ethnography
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Person or Organization
Hanson, Lyle
,
Hair
Name/Title
Hair
Entry/Object ID
1998.30.3
Description
Length of blonde hair folded into a newspaper. The paper is dated, December 15, 1874, and has the label "Wallace 1874" at the center top in pencil.
Context
The hair was taken from Wallace Emerson Stoddard of Vernon, Vermont, at the age of 2.
Acquisition
1998.30
Made/Created
1874-1876
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Dimensions
Overall (hair)
Materials
Hair, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stoddard, Wallace Emerson (1872-1959)
Place
Town
Vernon
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Hair
Name/Title
Hair
Entry/Object ID
1989.18.1
Description
This 8 page booklet contains locks of hair, each of which is neatly arranged in small loops and fastened to the page with small designs of colored paper. There are locks from Maria C. baldwin, Jacob Baldwin, Persis E. Baldwin, Mary E. Baldwin, Elvira C. Baldwin and Lucy Baldwin. Cover reads "a present to Marcia Ladd/ from Maria." There are two loose samples of hair added after the book was made.
Acquisition
1989.18
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper, Silk, Hair
Hair
Name/Title
Hair
Entry/Object ID
2005.56.6
Description
Two plaited lengths of straight, reddish brown hair. The lengths are tied on one end with black elastic bands. The other ends are left loose. They were received in a paper-covered cardboard box with the label, "Some of Edna's and Merrill's Hair".
Context
From Edna and Merrill Dole of Taftsville, Vermont
Acquisition
2005.56
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Hair
Relationships
Place
Village
Taftsville
Town
Woodstock
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Hair
Name/Title
Hair
Entry/Object ID
1998.30.4a-c
Description
Three clippings of curly, blond hair. The hair is folded into a sheet of paper that reads, "Wallace E. Stoddard Hair. Cut when 15 months old."
Context
Taken from Wallace E. Stoddard of Vernon, Vermont.
Acquisition
1998.30
Made/Created
1873-1874
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Dimensions
Overall (paper)
Materials
Hair, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stoddard, Wallace Emerson (1872-1959)
Place
Town
Vernon
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Hair Wreath
Name/Title
Hair Wreath
Entry/Object ID
1925.5.1
Description
Elaborate hair wreath inside a shadowbox frame. The wreath is formed from many flowers, each woven from hair. There are several shades of hair present, indicating it was made from the hair of many people.
Context
Made by Augusta Green Earle in Middletown Springs, Vermont
Acquisition
1925.5
Made/Created
Artist
Earle, Augusta Green (1848-1920)
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Hair
Hairpins
Name/Title
Hairpins
Entry/Object ID
2006.21.6a-s
Description
Brown plastic hairpins. Each hairpin consists of a plastic wire bent at the center to form a U shape. There are 2 indents on each side.
Context
Owned by J. Ruth Haynes Ovitt of Pittsford, Vermont.
Acquisition
2006.21
Made/Created
1920
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Dimensions
Materials
Plastic
Relationships
Pittsford Sanatorium, Ovitt, J. Ruth Haynes (1900-1927)
Place
Town
Pittsford
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Hairwork
Name/Title
Hairwork
Entry/Object ID
1943.22
Description
Small, decorative floral element made of human hair and wire. The hair is pulled into picots through twisted wires to create the textured loops. Large sections of hair are left loose at the center and bound into loops to create four-petaled flowers. The stems are made with silk thread wrapped around wire. There is hair from at least four people.
Context
Owned by Mary L. Tillison of Swanton, Vermont
Acquisition
1943.22
Made/Created
circa 1850
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Hair
Relationships
Person or Organization
Bullard, Mary L. Tillison (1835-1917)
Place
Town
Swanton
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Hairwork
Name/Title
Hairwork
Entry/Object ID
1951.43.1
Description
Small, decorative floral element made of human hair and wire. The piece uses several hairwork techniques, including wire wrapping, gimp work, and loops. There are several paper tags attached to the piece with the names and the people the hair was taken from.
Context
Made by Jane Cheney of Stowe Hollow, Vermont
Acquisition
1951.43
Made/Created
Artist
Watts, Jane L. Cheney (1839-1911)
circa 1850
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Materials
Hair, Metal, Paper
Hairwork
Name/Title
Hairwork
Entry/Object ID
1952.21.6
Description
Small, decorative floral element made of human hair and wire. The piece uses several hairwork techniques, including wire wrapping, gimp work, and loops. There is hair from at least four different people.
Context
Made by a member of the Wait family
Acquisition
1952.21
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Materials
Hair, Metal
Handle
Name/Title
Handle
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.58
Description
Red-painted handle consisting of turned wood formed into a knob-shaped handle on one end. The other end is hollow and the edges are split into three pieces, either for attaching onto a lathe or into the rest of the object.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made/Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1935-circa 1945
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Handle
Name/Title
Handle
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.59
Description
Glossy, black-painted handle of turned wood. The handle tapers toward the base before flaring back out again.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made/Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1935-circa 1945
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Handle
Name/Title
Handle
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.60
Description
Glossy, black-painted handle of turned wood. It tapers toward one end, and has a small attached piece on the other end.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made/Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1935-circa 1945
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Handle
Name/Title
Handle
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.61
Description
Unpainted wooden handle with flared ends and bulbous center.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made/Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1935-circa 1945
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Handle
Name/Title
Handle
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.106
Description
Handle consisting of a hollow, turned wooden cylinder with a wire run through the center. The wire is turned at a ninety-degree angle at the ends of the handle.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made/Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
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Handle
Name/Title
Handle
Entry/Object ID
1986.27.9
Description
Wooden handle on a heavy-gauge metal wire. The handle is wrapped with a paper label that reads, "C. H. CROSS & SON."
Context
Advertises candy made by C. H. Cross & Son in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
1986.27
Made/Created
C. H. Cross & Son
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal, Paper
Hat Stand
Name/Title
Hat Stand
Entry/Object ID
1944.2b
Description
Hat stand consisting of a wooden base and shaft and metal wire supports. The base has a paper label that reads, "ROQUAN COURT DEMARCO EMBALLEURS SYSTEMS BREVETE S.C.D.C." along with instructions written in French, and an illustration of the stand holding a bonnet.
Context
Owned by Julia Harvey Poland of Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
1944.2
Made/Created
circa 1875
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Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Poland, Julia Harvey (1834-1911)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Hatbox
Name/Title
Hatbox
Entry/Object ID
1976.9.10
Description
Shaped leather travel case for a hat. The case has a round base, and the sides flare outward to the concave lid. A leather strap forms a handle across the width of the top. Another leather strap lays across the lid perpendicular to the handle and hangs over the front side to insert into a brass clasp.
Acquisition
1976.9
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Brass
Hatbox
Name/Title
Hatbox
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.131a-b
Description
Round hatbox covered in blue wallpaper. Inside is a fragment of the same wallpaper sample with the handwritten note: "The 'Bonnet Box' paper found by LAK [Louise Andrews Kent] about 1937. Wallpaper from hall of Samuel Dwight Hollister House, Marshfield, about 1855. Covered with hideous brown and gold about 1890." A sample of the brown & gold paper is inside.
Context
Made by Louis Andrew Kent using wallpaper removed from a house in Marshfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1976.43
Made/Created
Artist
Kent, Louise Andrews (1886-1969)
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Materials
Cardboard, Paper
Hatbox
Name/Title
Hatbox
Entry/Object ID
1966.51a-b
Description
Black cardboard hatbox. The hatbox is round with a leather strap that reaches across the top and secures with a metal buckle. It is printed on one side with the word "DOBBS" and a logo consisting of 2 rampant lions flanking the letter D.
Acquisition
1966.51
Made/Created
Dobbs & Company
1900-1931
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Materials
Cardboard, Leather, Metal
Hatpin Holder
Name/Title
Hatpin Holder
Entry/Object ID
1970.6.6a-j
Description
White porcelain hat pin holder with nine happens. The holder has a solid top with several holes throughout. The body is printed with an illustration of pink flowers. The hatpins have various decorative heads, including a large rose, two with black beads, a white bead, two with flat brass disks, a large clear glass gem, and a multicolored disk.
Context
Owned by Elizabeth Ann Grylls Sargent of Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
1970.6
Made/Created
circa 1900
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Dimensions
Holder
Materials
Porcelain, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Sargent, Elizabeth Grylls (1880-1967)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Headlight Dimmer
Name/Title
Headlight Dimmer
Entry/Object ID
1991.3.1a-b
Description
Half-moon plastic headlight dimmers.
Use
Used on car headlights during black outs to prevent the lights from shining skyward.
Acquisition
1991.3
Made/Created
Hughes Motor Mart, Inc.
1940
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Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Plastic
Relationships
Event
World War II
Hinge
Name/Title
Hinge
Entry/Object ID
1966.15.42
Description
Iron hinge pin consisting of a square tapered side and a perpendicular round pin.
Acquisition
1966.15
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Iron
Historic Relic
Name/Title
Historic Relic
Entry/Object ID
1921.13.1a-b
Description
Two irregularly shaped pieces of wood. The large piece resembles a tree stump with a whole across the middle. The small piece is flat on two opposite sides, and carved into a curve on other sides.
Wood from the schooner Royal Savage. Two pieces of wood with obvious cutting marks. On the flat surface of "b" are the words: "Royal Savage Lake Champlain, ___H. Puff_".
Context
The wood was taken from the schooner "Royal Savage", the flagship of General Benedict Arnold. It was retrieved from the wreckage by a diver in 1886.
Acquisition
1921.13
Made/Created
1770
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Dimensions
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)
Place
Lake
Lake Champlain
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
American Revolutionary War, Battle of Valcour Island
Historic Relic
Name/Title
Historic Relic
Entry/Object ID
1974.4.1
Description
Wooden plaque with a small flag and rock mounted on the front. The rock is encased within a resin dome. A small metal label beneath the rock reads, "This fragment is a portion of a rock from the Taurus Littrow Valley of the Moon." It was part of a larger rock composed of many particles of different shapes and sizes, a symbol of the unity of human endeavor and mankind's hope for a future of peace and harmony." Beneath the label is a small Vermont state flag mounted beneath a clear plexiglass frame. Beneath the flag is a small label that reads, "This flag of your state was carried to the Moon aboard Spacecraft America during the Apollo XVII mission, December 7-19, 1972. Presented to the people of the state of Vermont by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration."
Acquisition
1974.4
Made/Created
1972-1974
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Plexiglass, Stone, Nylon, Resin
Relationships
Person or Organization
NASA
Historic Relic
Interpretative Labels
Historic Relic, 1969 Wood, nylon, plexiglass, rock By gift from Governor Deane C. Davis, 1970.13 These Moon rocks were brought back from the moon's surface by astronauts Neal Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, Jr. July 16-24, 1969 on the Apollo 11 flight. These chips, weighing 50 milligrams, are fragments of crystalline rock, breccia and glass sieved from the dusty lunar surface. The enclosed Vermont flag was also aboard the lunar module that landed on the Mare Tranquillitatis. This display was given to the State of Vermont in 1970 by then-President Richard Nixon. Samples were given to 135 nations, US possessions and US states.
Name/Title
Historic Relic
Entry/Object ID
1970.13
Description
Wooden pedestal holding small fragments of material from the surface of the moon. The fragments are suspended in a resin sphere at the center top of the pedestal. Beneath the sphere is a small Vermont state flag. The whole face of the pedestal is covered in plexiglass. The base of the pedestal bears two metal plaques or labels. The top says, "PRESENTED TO THE PEOPEL OF THE STATE VERMONT BY RICHARD DIXON PRESIDENT OF THE UNITES STATES OF AMERICA". The lower says, "This flag of your state was carried to the Moon and back by Apollo 11, and this fragment of the Moon's surface was brought to Earth by the crew of that first manned lunar landing."
Context
Presented to the State of Vermont by President Richard Nixon.
Acquisition
1970.13
Made/Created
1969-1970
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Stone, Plexiglass, Glass, Plastic
Relationships
Davis, Deane C. (1900-1990), NASA
Historic Relic
Name/Title
Historic Relic
Entry/Object ID
1905.1a-o
Description
Purposefully constructed historic relic consisting of a chest, gavel and sounding block. The chest is made of wood with a brass handle at the center top, two brass hinges, two brass latches, and a brass escutcheon. The center front is inlaid with the word, "VERMONT." The interior of the box is lined with white satin and inside rest a wooden gavel, held by the handle in a velvet stand. The gavel has small square and diamond-shaped inlays throughout its surface. The interior of the lid is hollow and fronted with glass. Inside are several small objects, included a toy cannon, several pieces of wood, a miniature gavel, and paper currency. The top of the chest has a small window separated into two compartments: one holds dirt and the other holds sticks.
Context
Made from small pieces of material taken from buildings, battleships, battlefields, etc., related to the American Revolutionary War, the American Civil War, and the Spanish-American War.
Acquisition
1905.1
Made/Created
Artist
Reed, Reuben
circa 1903
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
American Revolutionary War, Civil War, Spanish-American War
Hourglass
Name/Title
Hourglass
Entry/Object ID
1945.16
Description
Clear glass hourglass in a wooden cage. The hourglass consists of two lacriform chambers connected at the points. It is filled with red sand. The dark wooden cage consists of two round disks connected with four turned spindles spaced just close enough to contain the hourglass.
Context
Used in the Old West Church in Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1945.16
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Glass, Wood, Sand
Relationships
Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Identification Cards
Name/Title
Identification Cards
Entry/Object ID
1996.49.3
Description
Deck of 30 cards, each printed with a life-like illustration of a bird with a label at the center bottom. Cards 7, 12, 28 are missing. The cards are numbered and have the logo of Arm & Hammer Co. in one corner, with the words, "Church & Co's Soda". The set is labeled, "THIRD SERIES USEFUL BIRDS OF AMERICA / Full set of cards sent on receipt of ten cents in coin or stamps / FOR THE GOOD OF ALL, DO NOT DESTROY THE BIRDS."
Context
Owned by a member of the Tyler, Fuller, or Heatherington families.
Acquisition
1996.49
Made/Created
Church & Dwight Co.
1922
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Dimensions
Overall (deck)
Materials
Paperboard
Identification Cards
Name/Title
Identification Cards
Entry/Object ID
1996.49.4
Description
Deck of 30 cards, each printed with a life-like illustration of a bird with a label at the center bottom. The cards are numbered and have the logo Dwight's Soda in one corner. The set is labeled, "FIRST SERIES USEFUL BIRDS OF AMERICA"
Context
Owned by a member of the Tyler, Fuller, or Heatherington families.
Acquisition
1996.49
Made/Created
Church & Dwight Co.
1915
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Dimensions
Overall (deck)
Materials
Paperboard
Inkwell
Name/Title
Inkwell
Entry/Object ID
1944.11a-b
Description
Cylindrical inkwell mounted in a shadowbox.
Context
Used by Judge William Ward, who was a member of the committee tasked with drafting the first Constitution of the State of Vermont.
Acquisition
1944.11
Made/Created
circa 1800
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (frame)
Relationships
Person or Organization
Ward, William (1743-1819)
Insulated Beverage Holder
Name/Title
Insulated Beverage Holder
Entry/Object ID
2016.11.5
Description
Black foam insulated beverage holder (drink coozie) covered in red knitted fabric. It is printed in white on one side with the words, "BURLINGTON TOWN CENTER MALL www. BurlingtonTownCenter.com", and on the other side with the words, "Vermont's Premier Indoor Shopping Destination!"
Acquisition
2016.11
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Dimensions
Materials
Synthetic
Insulated Beverage Holder
Name/Title
Insulated Beverage Holder
Entry/Object ID
2007.38.1
Description
Black foam insulated beverage holder (drink coozie) covered in blue knitted fabric. It is printed in white on one side with the words, "CVMC Credit Union (802) 371-4211 www.cvmccu.org".
Context
Produced to advertise CVMC Credit Union in Berlin, Vermont
Acquisition
2007.38
Made/Created
1995-2005
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Nylon, Plastic
Relationships
Person or Organization
Central Vermont Medical Center Credit Union
Place
Town
Berlin
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Insulated Beverage Holder
Name/Title
Insulated Beverage Holder
Entry/Object ID
2007.38.2
Description
Black foam insulated beverage holder (drink coozie) with a drawstring top. There is a red nylon pocket on one side printed in white with the logos for TD Banknorth and Vermont Symphony Orchestra. There is a black net pocket on the other side, and a plastic clip for attaching the holder to a strap.
Acquisition
2007.38
Made/Created
2005-2007
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Nylon, Plastic
Relationships
TD Bank Group, Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Place
Town
Berlin
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Invitation
Name/Title
Invitation
Entry/Object ID
1982.38.1
Description
Framed paper invitation to a community dance. The ticket indicates that it is for the "Last Supper Party and Dance, at the Old Pavilion Hotel" on February 3, 1875. Details on the ticket indicate that it could be used by the bearer and their guests and that festivities included a live band and a supper. Admission was $2.50. The reverse contains a list of names of men on the "Committee of Invitation". It finishes with the warning, "This will be the last opportunity the citizens of Montpelier and the patrons of the OLD PAVILION will have to meet and enjoy themselves under its roof, as the lease expires March 1st, and the House is be close before that date."
Context
Produced for the last gala at the Old Pavilion Hotel before it was torn down and replaced with a brick structure, also called the Pavilion Hotel.
Acquisition
1982.38
Made/Created
J. & J. M. Poland.
1875
Lexicon
Dimensions
Invitation (unframed)
Materials
Paper
Relationships
,
Junk Drawer
Name/Title
Junk Drawer
Entry/Object ID
1998.39.33
Description
A "junk box" or "time capsule" consisting of a wooden tool box lid filled with miscellaneous objects. The lid has two hinges (partial) on one side, a latch closure (partial) on the opposite side, and a central metal handle on the top (now bottom).

Objects within the lid include:
A round button with the inscription, "VERMONT GREEN UP VOLUNTEER"
A round button with the inscription, "ELECT SNELLING GOVERNOR"
Two round, light-green buttons with the inscription, "I'M FOR REAL ARE YOU?", one of which has been altered to be past tense
A round buttons with the inscription, "I'LL TRY ANYTHING ONCE" altered to read, "I'LL TRY MOST ONCE"
A small, blue pin with an image of an American flag and the inscription, "OLD GLORY"
Two round buttons with the inscription, "MODERN HEALTH CRUSADER / K B", and images of knights
A round button with the image of Santa Claus and the inscription, "HEALTH TO ALL"
A round, white button with the inscription, "BRIGHTEN-UP AMERICA WITH SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINTS & VARNISHES" and an image of Uncle Sam and a painter pouring a can of red paint over a globe
A small, rectangular pin with the inscription, "HOOVER"
An oval pin with two crossed US flags and the initials P H
A small, green coat buttons with an image of a child in the center
A rectangular pin with the inscription, "FAITH AND HOPE CHARITY"
A silver lapel pin with two crossed baseball bats and the initials BBC
A domino tile
A white drawer knob
A small coin purse
A roll of tape
Five thimbles
A bracelet
Two rings
Two cufflinks (not matching)
A barrette
A clicker with an image of a person and a dog
A pendant with the image of a saint and the inscription, "SAINT DYMPHNA PRAY FOR US"
The top portion of a Christmas tree ornament
Three name stamps that read, "FORREST A. GRAY EAST CALAIS VERMONT 05650"
A wooden needle
A button threader
A watch winder
A small spoked tool
A lid to a small container
A cast-iron toy fragment
A leather wrap tied with shoelaces
Eight small bells
Several WWI ration coins
Context
Assembled by Forrest "Strad" Gray of East Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1998.39
Made/Created
Artist
Gray, Forrest (1884-1987)
20th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Gray, Forrest (1884-1987), Snelling, Richard Arkwright (1927-1991), Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964), Gray, Madeline (1914-1958)
Place
Village
East Calais
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Green Up Day
Key Case
Name/Title
Key Case
Entry/Object ID
1984.15.10
Description
Tri-fold leather key case. It opens up to show a paper card holder and a metal key ring with 4 hooks. It is printed with the label, "L. A. LERMOND PAINT AND WALL PAPER."
Acquisition
1984.15
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Paper, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
L. A. Lermond
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Key Ring
Name/Title
Key Ring
Entry/Object ID
2009.35.36
Description
Round metal key ring attached to a clear plastic tag. Encased within the tag is a purple piece of paper printed in white with a logo showing a 6-sided cupola or bell tower and the words, "Saint Michael's College". The other side of the tag is printed with the letters "S M C".
Context
Saint Michael's College is a Roman Catholic private college in Colchester, Vermont
Acquisition
2009.35
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Saint Michael's College
Key Ring
Name/Title
Key Ring
Entry/Object ID
1992.7.1
Description
Metal key ring with a white plastic-rubber tag. The tag is printed with the words "FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS DRINK AND DRIVE ! GOVERNOR'S HIGHWAY SAFETY PROGRAM OF VERMONT" in pink, and an illustration of a no symbol above a large cocktail class and a small car. It is attached to the ring with a clear plastic tab.
Context
Distributed to promote the Governor's Highway Safety Association, which is a nonprofit that seeks to address behavioral highway safety issues through federal grants.
Acquisition
1992.7
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Governors Highway Safety Association
Key Ring
Name/Title
Key Ring
Entry/Object ID
1988.28.27
Description
Round metal key ring attached to a clear plastic tag. Encased within the tag is a white piece of paper printed with the words, "Vermont Federal Bank".
Acquisition
1988.28
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont National Bank
Key Ring
Name/Title
Key Ring
Entry/Object ID
2022.1.3
Description
White rubber keyring cut in the shape of a cowboy boot. It is printed in black with the words, "Chittenden BANK".
Context
Distributed as promotional material for Chittenden Bank.
Acquisition
2022.1
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Materials
Rubber, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Chittenden Bank
Key ring
Name/Title
Key ring
Entry/Object ID
2007.35.3
Description
Green plastic tag from a key ring. It advertises D. M. Miles Coal Co. in Barre.
Context
David M. Miles (1855-1937) had a varied career in numerous locations that included Barre and Burlington, Vermont. According to his obituary, he taught school, was a bookkeeper in Boston, spent two years prospecting and mining in Leadville, Colorado, invested in a sheep ranch in Colorado, started a clothing business in Burlington 1885 then went to Barre and established a clothing store. He then launched a coal and wood business in Barre and ran it for many years. In 1922, his disposed of all his Vermont property and businesses and moved to California where he died in 1937. He married twice and had four children.
Source: His obituary in the Burlington Free Press, Aug. 20, 1937, page 3.
Acquisition
2007.35
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Dimensions
Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
David M. Miles
Place
City
Barre City
Burlington
County
Washington County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Key ring
Name/Title
Key ring
Entry/Object ID
2007.35.4
Description
Leather case for keys and a nail clipper with advertising on both sides for Chevrolet dealerships -- Bud's in Barre and Cody in Montpelier.
Context
Conrad M. "Bud" Cody (1929-2016) and his family bought a Chevrolet dealership in Monpelier in 1953 that became Cody Chevrolet. The next year Bud opened another Chevy dealership in Barre -- Bud's Chevrolet. Eventually the two consolidated in the Barre-Montpelier Road in Montpelier.

Source: https://www.guareandsons.com/obituaries/Conrad-M-Bud-Cody?obId=10877025
Acquisition
2007.35
Dimensions
Materials
Leather, Metal
Relationships
Place
City
Barre City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
North America
Key ring
Name/Title
Key ring
Entry/Object ID
2007.35.9
Description
Yellow plastic tag on a chain for keys. It promotes Washington Electric Co-op of East Montpelier, a small electric power company.
Context
"The Washington Electric Cooperative (began in 1939 as) a farmers’ cooperative organized to provide electric service at cost to its members. It is incorporated under the laws of Vermont. Its original members live in East Montpelier and Calais. ...
It borrowed from the Federal Rural Electrification Administration enough money to build its lines and leave a modest nest egg to meet its initial operating expenses. Its original allotment, made Sept. 22, 1939, was for $68,000. This provided for the first section of 55 miles. In November, 1939, REA made $2,500 available to the cooperative for relending to its members to enable then to wire their homes. Also, in November, 1939, REA made an additional power plant allotment of $25,000 to enable the Cooperative to build a Diesel Generating Plant at East Montpelier."
Source: https://www.washingtonelectric.coop/about-wec/history/
Acquisition
2007.35
Dimensions
Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Place
Town
East Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Label
Name/Title
Label
Entry/Object ID
2022.14.1
Description
Square paper beer bottle label showing a central image of a tree beneath a banner that reads, "CATAMOUNT". The label "Octoberfest" is beneath the image, and legal notices are along the left and right edges.
Acquisition
2022.14
Made/Created
Catamount Brewing Company
circa 1995
Lexicon
Materials
Paper
Label
Name/Title
Label
Entry/Object ID
2022.14.2
Description
Square paper beer bottle label showing a central image of a catamount (mountain lion) beneath a banner that reads, "CATAMOUNT". The label "PALE ALE" is beneath the banner, and legal notices are along the left and right edges.
Acquisition
2022.14
Made/Created
Catamount Brewing Company
circa 1995
Lexicon
Materials
Paper
Label
Name/Title
Label
Entry/Object ID
2022.14.3
Description
Square paper beer bottle label showing a central image of a catamount (mountain lion) beneath a banner that reads, "CATAMOUNT". The label "GOLD" is beneath the banner, and legal notices are along the left and right edges.
Acquisition
2022.14
Made/Created
Catamount Brewing Company
circa 1995
Lexicon
Materials
Paper
Label
Name/Title
Label
Entry/Object ID
2022.14.4
Description
Square paper beer bottle label showing a central image of a catamount (mountain lion) beneath a banner that reads, "CATAMOUNT". The label "PORTER" is beneath the banner, and legal notices are along the left and right edges.
Acquisition
2022.14
Made/Created
Catamount Brewing Company
circa 1995
Lexicon
Materials
Paper
Letter Opener
Name/Title
Letter Opener
Entry/Object ID
1937.10.1
Description
Wooden letter opener in the shape of curved sword. The words, "Cedar Creek Sept. 19, 1885", are written on the blade.
Context
Souvenir of the monument to the 8th Vermont at Cedar Creek Battlefield in Virginia, which was erected in 1885. The brigade lost 110 of its 164 members.
Acquisition
1937.10
Made/Created
1885
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
8th Vermont Infantry
Event
Civil War
Letter Opener
Name/Title
Letter Opener
Entry/Object ID
1967.2.19
Description
Wooden letter opener in the shape of a turnip. The front is printed with an engraving of the Vermont State House. The bottom of the illustration is labeled “STATE HOUSE. MONTPELIER. VT.”
Acquisition
1967.2
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
,
Letter Openers
Name/Title
Letter Openers
Entry/Object ID
1965.26.12a-c
Description
Three wooden souvenir letter openers, or paper knives. Two are shaped like Felchions and the third is shaped like a hatchet. Each is decoratively burned and has the inscription, "Fort Ticonderoga Float Bridge".
Context
Made from wood from a float bridge that connected Fort Ticonderog to Mount Independence across Lake Champlain.
Acquisition
1965.26
Made/Created
circa 1913
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Wood
Relationships
,
Event
American Revolutionary War
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1994.54.7
Description
Green metal license plate with the raised number "W1" in the center and the label, "VERMONT 51" along the bottom. There are four mounting holes: one in each corner.
Context
Used by a member of the Stafford family of Wallingford, Vermont
Acquisition
1994.54
Made/Created
1951
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Place
Town
Wallingford
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1994.54.8
Description
Green metal license plate with the raised inscription, "VT. GENERAL / H142 / ASSEMBLY 65". There are four mounting holes: one in each corner.
Use
Likely used by Ralph E. Stafford (1905-1993).
Context
Likely used by Ralph E. Stafford of Wallingford, Vermont
Acquisition
1994.54
Made/Created
1965
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stafford, Ralph Edwin (1905-1993)
Place
Town
Wallingford
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1994.54.9
Description
White metal license plate with the raised number "H-142" in the center and the label, "VT HOUSE 66" along the bottom. There are four mounting holes: one in each corner.
Context
Likely used by Ralph E. Stafford of Wallingford, Vermont
Acquisition
1994.54
Made/Created
1966
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stafford, Ralph Edwin (1905-1993)
Place
Town
Wallingford
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1994.54.10
Description
Green metal license plate with the raised number "H 142" in the center and the label, "VERMONT 67" along the bottom. There is a round white label in the center with a silhouette of the state of Vermont surrounded by the words, "GENERAL ASSEMBLY". There is a yellow sticker in the lower left corner that reads, "68 VERMONT". There are four mounting holes: one in each corner.
Context
Likely used by Ralph E. Stafford of Wallingford, Vermont
Acquisition
1994.54
Made/Created
1968
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stafford, Ralph Edwin (1905-1993)
Place
Town
Wallingford
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1994.54.11
Description
Green metal license plate with the raised inscription, "HOUSE 142 VERMONT". There is a white printed medallion on the left with the Vermont state seal in full color and the words, "GENERAL ASSEMBLY". There is a red sticker in the lower right corner that reads, "70 VERMONT". There are four mounting holes: one in each corner.
Context
Likely used by Ralph E. Stafford of Wallingford, Vermont
Acquisition
1994.54
Made/Created
1970
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stafford, Ralph Edwin (1905-1993)
Place
Town
Wallingford
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1994.54.12
Description
Green metal license plate with the raised inscription, "HOUSE 13VERMONT". There is a white printed medallion on the left with the Vermont state seal in full color and the words, "GENERAL ASSEMBLY". There is a white sticker in the lower right corner that reads, "71 VERMONT". There are four mounting holes: one in each corner.
Context
Likely used by Ralph E. Stafford of Wallingford, Vermont
Acquisition
1994.54
Made/Created
1971
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stafford, Ralph Edwin (1905-1993)
Place
Town
Wallingford
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1994.54.13
Description
Green metal license plate with the raised inscription, "HOUSE 13 VERMONT". There is a white printed sticker on the left with the Vermont state seal in full color and the words, "GENERAL ASSEMBLY". There is space for a sticker in the upper right corner with the etched number 72. There are four mounting holes: one in each corner.
Context
Likely used by Ralph E. Stafford of Wallingford, Vermont
Acquisition
1994.54
Made/Created
1972
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stafford, Ralph Edwin (1905-1993)
Place
Town
Wallingford
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1994.54.14
Description
Green metal license plate with the raised inscription, "VERMONT 106 HOUSE". There is a white printed sticker on the left with the Vermont state seal in full color and the words, "GENERAL ASSEMBLY". There is a sticker in the upper right corner that reads, "74 VERMONT". There are four mounting holes: one in each corner.
Context
Likely used by Ralph E. Stafford of Wallingford, Vermont
Acquisition
1994.54
Made/Created
1974
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stafford, Ralph Edwin (1905-1993)
Place
Town
Wallingford
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1994.54.15
Description
Green metal license plate with the raised inscription, "VERMONT 95 HOUSE". There is a white printed sticker on the left with the Vermont state seal in full color and the words, "GENERAL ASSEMBLY". There is a sticker in the upper right corner that reads, "76 VERMONT". There are four mounting holes: one in each corner.
Context
Likely owned by Ralph E. Stafford of Wallingford, Vermont
Acquisition
1994.54
Made/Created
1976
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stafford, Ralph Edwin (1905-1993)
Place
Town
Wallingford
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1994.54.16
Description
Green metal license plate with the raised inscription, "VERMONT 95 HOUSE". There is a white printed sticker on the left with the Vermont state seal in full color and the words, "GENERAL ASSEMBLY". There is a red sticker in the lower right corner that reads, "SEP 78". There are four mounting holes: one in each corner.
Context
Likely owned by Ralph E. Stafford of Wallingford, Vermont
Acquisition
1994.54
Made/Created
1978
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Stafford, Ralph Edwin (1905-1993)
Place
Town
Wallingford
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1994.54.17
Description
Souvenir license plate. The plate is red-white-and-blue striped with an image of a waving United States flag on the left. At the top, within the red stripe, is the label, "WASHINGTON, D.C." In the center in raised blue letters are the initials, "RES". At the bottom on the blue stripe are the white words, "U.S.A. PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION 1981".
Context
Owned by Ralph E. Stafford (RES) of Wallingford, Vermont. The plates were produced to commemorate the inauguration of Ronald Reagan.
Acquisition
1994.54
Made/Created
1981
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Stafford, Ralph Edwin (1905-1993), Reagan, Ronald Wilson (1911-2004)
,
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1959.53.6
Description
Metal plate with the inscription, "VERMONT Remembers 1797-1991 SESQUI-CENTENNIAL". At the left is an illustration of the State House and at the right is an illustration of the Vermont state seal with the inscription, "150 YEARS OF STATEHOOD VERMONT".
Use
Attached to a car above the standard license plate
Context
Made for the Vermont Sesquicentennial
Acquisition
1959.53
Made/Created
Erickson
1991
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Place
Building
Vermont State House
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Vermont Sesquicentennial
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
2011.70.67
Description
Decorative automobile license plate printed with the Vermont Bicentennial Commission's logo. The logo consists of a folk art style illustration of a village amid hills, with a large white church building at the center and red barn and silo to the right. The license plate has the inscription, "14th STATE / 1791*1991 / VERMONT BICENTENNIAL".
Context
Made to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Vermont becoming a state
Acquisition
2011.70
Made/Created
1991
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Event
Vermont Bicentennial
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1966.10
Description
Vermont legislative license plate. The plate is enameled green with raised white lettering, "VT.GENERAL / H 1 / ASSEMBLY 65". There are four holes, two at the top and two at the bottom.
Context
Issued to Ulric Choiniere, representative to the Vermont General Assembly from Brownington, Vermont
Acquisition
1966.10
Made/Created
1965
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Choiniere, Ulric E.
,
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
2006.33.2
Description
Commemorative license plate that reads, "Republic of Vermont", over a green silhouette of a mountain. The mountain is flanked by the dates 1777 and 1791. The back of the license plate is printed with an explanation of the design and instructions for use.
Context
Made to commemorate Vermont's 14 years as a republic before becoming a state. The plate could be attached to the front of cars above their front license plate until July 1, 1991.
Acquisition
2006.33
Made/Created
1991
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Event
Vermont Bicentennial
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1977.50.2
Description
White commemorative license plate with red, white and blue 'Bennington' flag across the center. The label "Vermont Bicentennial" is printed in blue below the flag.
Use
Attached over the standard Vermont front license plate.
Context
Produced for the Vermont Bicentennial Celebration.
Acquisition
1977.50
Made/Created
1977
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont Bicentennial, US Bicentennial Celebration
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1978.21.2
Description
Green rectangular license plate. The top of the plate has the inscription, "SEE VERMONT" and the license number is "BICEN". The upper right corner has a blue-and-red sticker with the Vermont state seal and the inscription, "VERMONT 76".
Context
Made for the Vermont celebration of the US Bicentennial. Used by Robert Hagerman in Morrisville, Vermont.
Acquisition
1978.21
Made/Created
1976
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
1978.21.3
Description
Rectangular metal license plate with green ground and white lettering. The words "GREEN MOUNTAINS / VERMONT" are along the top and bottom (respectively) and the license number is "JAN16". A small red sticker in the lower right corner says "EXPIRES LAST DAY OF SEP 78".
Context
Used by Robert Hagerman to celebrate the bicentennial of Vermont signing the Declaration of Independence. He later learned that the correct date was January 17.
Acquisition
1978.21
Made/Created
1977
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
2010.41.9a
Description
Rectangular metal license plate with the words "STATE OF VERMONT" across the top and the code "VBC76" in the center. There are four holes (two in the top and two at the bottom) for mounting the plate onto a car.
Context
Made for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the American Revolutionary War
Acquisition
2010.41
Made/Created
1976
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
2011.39.7
Description
Maroon metal license plate decoration. The metal is stamped into the shape of a double arch and printed with the Spaulding High School logo and the words, "CRIMSON TIDE SPAULDING HIGH". It has two slits along the bottom edge for fastening above a car's license plate.
Acquisition
2011.39
Made/Created
1952-1956
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Person or Organization
Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
License Plate
Name/Title
License Plate
Entry/Object ID
2010.41.9b
Description
Rectangular metal license plate with the words "STATE OF VERMONT" across the top and the code "VBC76" in the center. There are four holes (two in the top and two at the bottom) for mounting the plate onto a car.
Context
Made for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the American Revolutionary War
Acquisition
2010.41
Made/Created
1976
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Life Mask
Name/Title
Life Mask
Entry/Object ID
1928.4
Description
Plaster cast of a man's (Abraham Lincoln) face. The face is thin with no beard, and the eyes have been hollowed out.
Context
Cast from a mold made of Abraham Lincoln's face in 1860.
Acquisition
1928.4
Made/Created
1860
Lexicon
Materials
Plaster
Relationships
Person or Organization
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)
Lorgnette
Name/Title
Lorgnette
Entry/Object ID
1972.19.2
Description
Lorgnette consisting of a long tortoiseshell hand and fold out eyeglasses. The eyeglasses have clear oval lenses.
Acquisition
1972.19
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tortoiseshell, Glass, Metal
Lure
Name/Title
Lure
Entry/Object ID
1989.13.6
Description
Wood and metal fishing lure. The wooden section is shaped like a fish with what appear to be glass, inset eyeballs. The wooden body has a dark streak across the top of the back running tip to tail, and green and red spots on the sides. The lure has three sets of barbed hooks. Two have three hooks and one has two. They are located on the sides and the tail. There is also a metal spinner at the tail end and another at the top of the lure.
Context
Likely owned by Arch W. Cole of Marshfield, Vermont.
Acquisition
1989.13
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Cole, Archibald W. (1869-1948)
Place
Town
Marshfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Magazine
Name/Title
Magazine
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.207
Description
Geologic and mining history of the region where the College Moderne and Technique de Montceau Les Mines is located, written by students. Title is "Le Bassin Minier Des Houileres de Blanzy." A director's handwritten note inside says it was written and printed by the students.
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
Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Magazine
Name/Title
Magazine
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.208
Description
"Allo Speciale" is the name of a mimeographed journal by and for students at the College Moderne et Technique in Montceau Les Mines, France. It is six pages long with various unsigned articles. It was the first such newspaper published by the students and came out in December, 1948.
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
Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Magnet
Name/Title
Magnet
Entry/Object ID
2000.55.4
Description
Photographic magnet showing a city street lined with shops. Two church steeples are in the background, and the who is in front of a large mountain. The bottom of the image is labeled, "Rutland, Vt." in gold. The back of the magnet bears the inscription, "SCENIC VERMONT / Eastern Illustrating Union, Maine Made in USA".
Acquisition
2000.55
Made/Created
Eastern Illustrating
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Magnet, Paperboard
Relationships
Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Magnet
Name/Title
Magnet
Entry/Object ID
2000.55.5
Description
Round, white magnet showing a red school building and blue office building curving together so that the peaks of their roofs touch above the inscription, "Addison County School-to-Work 802-388-7951".
Acquisition
2000.55
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Magnet, Metal
Relationships
Place
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Magnet
Name/Title
Magnet
Entry/Object ID
2000.55.6
Description
White, rectangular plastic magnet with a simplistically drawn scene of a city within rolling hills, with water in the foreground, and ski trails in the background. Above the image is the word, "MidVermont", and below is the inscription, "For all Seasons Addison County Chamber of Commerce."
Acquisition
2000.55
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Paperboard, Magnet
Relationships
Place
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Map
Name/Title
Map
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.193
Description
A piece of a large map detailing roads, forests, towns and villages for La Ferte Bernard 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
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1999.59.24
Description
Blue cardboard bifold matchbook. The front flap is printed with the inscription, "C.H. GOSS CO. GULF DISTRIBUTOR 17 CENTRAL STREET ST. JOHNSBURY VERMONT ZIP 05819".
The back is printed with the Gulf logo.
Context
Produced as an advertisement for C. H. Goss, Co. in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
1999.59
Lexicon
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
C. H. Goss, Co.
Place
Town
St. Johnsbury
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1999.59.12
Description
Cardboard bifold matchbook. The front flap is printed with the inscription, "FRANK'S SUNOCO STATION TEL. Pl 8-9784 105 PORTLAND ST. ST. JOHNSBURY, VT."
The back is printed with the inscription, "COMPLETE GASOLINE GREASE OIL TIRE WASH BATTER SERVICE", and an illustration of a man working on the underside of a car that is on a lift.
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Frank's Sunoco Station in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Acquisition
1999.59
Lexicon
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Frank's Sunoco Station
Place
Town
St. Johnsbury
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1992.10.12
Description
Silver matchbook with an image in black of the earth sitting atop the skyline of a city. At the bottom of the front flap is the warning, "Close Cover, Strike on Back." On the top edge is a telephone number, 802-862-9647. On the back is the restaurant's name and address: "The Daily Planet, Bistro/Bar, 15 Center St., Burlington, Vt." The manufacturer is listed on the bottom edge: "Atlantis Mtch Co., Chicago, IL"
Context
Produced as an advertisement for The Daily Planet in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
1992.10
Made/Created
Atlantis Match Co.
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
The Daily Planet
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2011.68.16
Description
Matchbook, green with white lettering, advertising on the front "Granite/ Savings/ Bank/ and Trust Co./ Barre Vermont" On the back is a sketch of the bank and printed below: "Complete/ Banking/ Service" Printed on fold at top: "Member Federal Deposit/ Insurance Corporation" In small print along bottom edge: "Universal Match Corp., Boston" Matches have green tips.
Context
Produced as an advertisement for the Granite Savings Bank and Trust Co. in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.68
Made/Created
Universal Match Corp.
1990
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Granite Savings Bank and Trust Co.
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2011.68.17
Description
This matchbook is gold in color with white lettering. The advertising on the front reads "Granite Savings Bank and Trust Co. Barre Vermont." On the back of the matchbook, there is a drawing of the bank's entrance, and below it is the printed statement "Complete Banking Service."

Printed on the fold at the top of the matchbook is "Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation." Along the bottom edge, the words "Universal Match Corp., Boston" are printed.
Context
Produced to advertise Granite Savings Bank in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.68
Made/Created
Universal Match Corp.
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Granite Savings Bank and Trust Co.
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2011.68.18
Description
The matchbook is cream-colored, and it has brown lettering on it. The front of the matchbook reads "SHARON DINER Chick & Mike's Spotty RTE. #14 SHARON, VT." On the back of the matchbook, there is a photo of a Dalmatian, and below the photo is the name "SPOTTY."

Printed on the fold at the top of the matchbook is "DIAL 763-2158 SHARON, VT." The matchbook's bottom edge has the words "CHGO. MATCH LIBERTYVILLE, ILL." printed on it. The match tips are pink in color.
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Sharon Diner, a restaurant in Sharon, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.68
Made/Created
Chicago Match
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Cardboard
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Person or Organization
Sharon Diner
Place
Town
Sharon
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2011.68.19
Description
This matchbook is gold in color with red lettering and graphics. The front cover displays an image of the Robert Burns monument along with the text "BARRE TRUST COMPANY BARRE, VERMONT."

On the back of the matchbook, it reads "Your Bank for both Personal and Business Needs." Along the fold at the top of the matchbook, the text "Phone GRanite 6-4107" is printed, and along the bottom edge, the words "Lion Match Co., Schenectady, N.Y." can be found.

The inside cover of the matchbook features an image of the Robert Burns monument along with the text "BARRE TRUST COMPANY YOUR FULL SERVICE BANK MEMBER F.D.I.C." The matches are wider than usual, and each one is imprinted with a different bank service or an image of the Burns monument.
Context
Produced to advertise Barre Trust Company in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.68
Made/Created
Lion Match Corporation of America
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Cardboard
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Person or Organization
Barre Trust Company
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2011.68.20
Description
Matchbook, white with black lettering. Printed on cover: "BARRE/ TRUST/ COMPANY/ Barre, Vermont" On back is a black and white image of the bank building. Printed on fold at top: "Phone GRanite 6-4107" and printed along bottom edge: "Lion Match Corp. of America, Boston" Printed inside cover in white letters on black: "BARRE TRUST/ COMPANY/ ''Your Friendly/ Bank"/ The Bank with the Time-Temperature Sign"
Context
Produced as an advertisement of the Barre Trust Company in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.68
Made/Created
Lion Match Corporation of America
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Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Barre Trust Company
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2011.68.21
Description
This matchbook is white and has gold lettering and graphics. In the center of the cover, it reads "JOHN ARIOLI INC. Barre, Vermont" with a gold decoration on each side. On the back of the matchbook, there is a graphic of a knight in armor, and below it reads "Kuppenheimer Clothes." Printed on the fold at the top of the matchbook is "An Investment in Good Appearance," and along the bottom edge, the text "Universal Match Corp. Chicago" can be seen.

The inside cover of the matchbook features a drawing of a man pointing out the parts of his well-fitting suit, and above the sketch, it reads "a Kuppenheimer fits better!"
Context
Produced to advertise John Arioli, Inc., of Barre, Vermont, as a distributor of Kuppenheimer Clothes.
Acquisition
2011.68
Made/Created
Universal Match Corp.
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Overall
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Cardboard
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Person or Organization
John Arioli, Inc.
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2011.68.22
Description
Matchbook, gold with red lettering. Printed on front: "Home of Timely Clothes/ JOHN ARIOLI INC./ 'The Only Store of Quality'/ Barre, Vermont" Printed on back: "Balanced Tailoring makes/ Timely Clothes/ look better...longer" Printed on inside is more information about "Timely Clothes" and "Balanced Tailoring" Printed along bottom edge: "Universal Match Corp., Buffalo"
Context
Produced as an advertisement for John Arioli Inc., a clothing company in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.68
Made/Created
Universal Match Corp.
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Overall
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Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
John Arioli, Inc.
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2011.68.23
Description
Small cardstock matchbook. The booklet is pink and printed with the words "HAMILTON the world's first . . . Electric Watch / HAMILTON . . . AT AMERICA'S FINE JEWELERS . . . . . . / Goodfellows". The reverse has a lighter strip and the inscription, "HAMILTON Electric Watch . . . . . . THE WATCH OF TOMORROW IS HERE TODAY! Goodfellows "Jeweler Since Before The Turn of the Century" 119 North Main St. Barre, Vermont Tel. GRanite 6-4002 YOUR HAMILTON WATCH DEALER". There is a full set of grey-headed matches inside, along with the inscription, "FINE HAMILTON WATCHES / Conventional Automatic Electric".
Context
Distributed by Goodfellows, a jewelry store in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.68
Made/Created
Universal Match Corp.
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Overall
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Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
W. H. Goodfellow & Son
Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2011.68.24
Description
Matchbook, white with black and blue lettering. Printed on front: "SELECT/ BARRE/ GRANITE" On the back: "75TH ANNIVERSARY/ In its 75th year of service to the public and the monument industry, the Barre Granite Association rededicates itself to upholding the superior standards of memorialization that have made Barre, Vermont, the memorial art center of the world." Printed across top fold: "THE TEST OF TIME PROVES/ BARRE MONUMENTS ARE BEST" Printed along bottom edge: "Match Corp. of America--Chicago" Printed on inside cover is a list of "MEMBERS OF THE BARRE GRANITE ASSOCIATION"
Context
Produced as an advertisement by The Barre Granite Association
Acquisition
2011.68
Made/Created
Match Corporation of America
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Cardboard
Relationships
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1999.59.25
Description
White cardboard bifold matchbook. The front flap is printed with the inscription, "ST. JOHNSBURY GAS CO. 123 RAILROAD STREET ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT City and Bottled Gas".
The back is printed with the inscription, "HIGH-WOOD AND HANDSOME / A NEW FREEDOM GAS KITCHEN", with a full-color photograph of a midcentury kitchen.
The interior is printed with the inscription, "Another Example Of The Modernity Of GAS and GAS Appliances Featured In McCall's Cabinets by MUTSCHLER Designed by PAUL McCOBB Go Modern - Go GAS".
Context
Produced as an advertisement for St. Johnsbury Gas Company in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
1999.59
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Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
St. Johnsbury Gas Company
Place
Town
St. Johnsbury
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1991.19.2
Description
Green matchbook with the black inscription, "THE HOMER FITTS CO. BARRE VERMONT", on the front flap and, "Dry Goods Ladies' Apparel Accessories" on the back and on the inside flap. There are red-headed matches inside, and a striking strip on the lower front flap.
Context
Produced as advertisement for The Homer Fitts Co., a department store in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.19
Made/Created
Advance Match & Printing Corporation
1930-1950
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Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
The Homer Fitts Company
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1991.19.3
Description
Red and black matchbook printed with the black inscription, "We Specialize In/ SEA FOOD/ Montpelier, VT./ Tel. 1940" with sketch of lobster in center. Printed on back, "Call Again" with sketch of a young woman using phone. Printed on top fold, "LOBSTER POT" and along bottom edge, "Superior Match Co., Chicago, U.S.A." On inside cover, in a food-themed border, "Two good places to Eat/ Here and/ at Home/ You are cordially invited to try us/ and be convinced". There are red-headed matches inside, and a striking strip on the lower front flap.
Context
Produced as an advertisement for the Lobster Pot Restaurant in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.19
Made/Created
Superior Match Company
1940-1950
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Cardboard
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Person or Organization
Lobster Pot Restaurant
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1991.19.4
Description
Red matchbook with the gold inscription, "THE COUNTRY HOUSE RESTAURANT BARRE, VT." On the back are the words, "ITALIAN AND AMERICAN DISHES Vic Guiduli Prop." Printed on top fold: "Tel. 2160" Matchbook manufacturer printed along bottom edge is illegible. There are red-headed matches inside, and a striking strip on the lower front flap.
Context
Produced as an advertisement for The Country House Restaurant in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.19
Made/Created
1940-1950
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Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
The Country House Restaurant
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1991.19.5
Description
Matchbook, black with green and silver printing. On cover, "The Venetian/ Barre, VT." On back, an image of restaurant interior. On fold at top, PHONE 933W" and along bottom edge, "Lion Match Co., U.S.A." Inside cover, in green lettering, "Reserve Our Den"
Context
Produced as an advertisement for The Venetian in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.19
Made/Created
Lion Match Corporation of America
1940-1950
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Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
The Venetian
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1991.19.6
Description
This matchbook is yellow with black lettering and has the words "FAMOUS BROWN DERBY Live Lobsters - Steaks Private Parties For Reservations Telephone 1974 Montpelier, Vermont" printed on its cover. On the back of the matchbook, there is an image of a black derby hat. On the top fold of the matchbook, the words "Dine Dance" can be seen. Along the bottom edge of the matchbook, the words "Superior Match Co., Chicago, U.S.A." are printed.
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Brown Derby in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.19
Made/Created
Superior Match Company
1940-1950
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Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Brown Derby Motel Inc.
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1999.59.2
Description
Green cardboard bifold matchbook. The front flap is printed with the inscription, "FRANCIS McDOWELL / Painting - Wallpapering Floor Sanding / ST. JOHNSBURY VERMONT". The back is printed with the inscription, "PAINTERS DECORATORS", and an illustration of painting tools.
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Francis McDowell's painting service of St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Acquisition
1999.59
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Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
McDowell, Francis Milton, Jr. (1923-2012)
Place
Town
St. Johnsbury
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1991.19.7
Description
Matchbook, pink and multi-colored, with black lettering and graphics. On cover, "VICTORY/ RESTAURANT/ William Sykas, Prop./ Main St./ Montpelier, Vt." On back side, an nightclub scene drawing, and below, "DINE and DANCE" Printed along top fold: "Where Everybody/ Has A / Good Time" and inside cover, a drawing of a lobster and "SEA FOOD / OUR SPECIALTY" Along bottom edge, "Match Corp. of America, Chicago/ Made in U.S.A."
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Victory Restaurant in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.19
Made/Created
Match Corporation of America
1940-1950
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Cardboard
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Person or Organization
Victory Restaurant
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1991.19.8
Description
Matchbook, black with gold lettering. Printed on front cover, "THE DUGOUT/ Tel. 786/ Route 302/ Barre, Vermont/ Frank Malnati" Printed along bottom edge, "Superior Match Co., Chicago, U.S.A."
Context
Produced as an advertisement for The Dugout, a restaurant in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.19
Made/Created
Superior Match Company
1940-1950
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Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
The Dugout
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1991.19.9
Description
Matchbook, black with silver lettering. Printed on front, "THE DUGOUT/ Tel. 786/ Route 302/ Barre, Vermont" Printed on back, "RESTAURANT/ Dinners Served/ 5 p.m. to 11 p.m./ Sundays/ 5 p.m. to 9 p.m./ Frank Malnati, Prop." Printed along fold at top, "CLOSED MONDAYS" and along bottom edge, "Superior Match Co., Chicago, U.S.A."
Context
Produced as an advertisement for The Dugout in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.19
Made/Created
Superior Match Company
1940-1950
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Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
The Dugout
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1991.19.10
Description
Matchbook, gold and black. Printed on front, "Treadway Inns/ L. G. Treadway, Managing Director" with a Revolutionary War figure holding a lantern. Printed on back, "Centuries/ of service to/ the public/ are behind/ their traditional/ comforts" Printed along fold at top, "Real/ New England Inns" Name of manufacturer along bottom edge is illegible. Listed inside cover are the eleven Treadway Inns in Vermont, Massachusetts and New York.
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Treadway Inns across New England
Acquisition
1991.19
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Treadway Inn
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1991.19.11
Description
Matchbook, white with green and gold lettering and graphics. On cover, a tropical landscape with palm trees. Printed above, "KOHALA MAUNA/ Polynesian-Chinese Restaurant" and below, "730 Shelburne Road/ South Burlington, Vermont" Printed along top fold, the telephone numbers, "863-5200 863-4000" and on back, a Hawaiian symbol on left side and "Aloha/ Visit our/ Exotic Island Lounge/ Your Hosts/ the Lees" Printed along bottom edge, "Diamond Match Div., Portland, Maine"
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Kohala Mahna, a restaurant in South Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.19
Made/Created
Diamond Match Division
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Cardboard
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Person or Organization
Kohala Mahna
Place
City
South Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1991.19.12
Description
Matchbook, blue, white and brown. On cover, mountains and trees in background and "Earle and Dick's" in top left corner and in center, printed on a brown sign post, "MENDON/ VT." On back, in a scroll frame, "Earle and/ Dick's/ 7 Miles from Rutland, at Mendon, Vermont" Printed along top fold, "Always Delicious" and inside cover, suggestions for lodging and skiing accommodations and signed by "EARLE and ISABELLE WILLIAMS, hosts"
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Earl and Dick's, a restaurant in Mendon, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.19
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Cardboard
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Person or Organization
Earle & Dick's
Place
Town
Mendon
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1991.19.13
Description
Matchbook printed with a black and white image with red border of a granite quarry and printed at bottom, "Granite Quarry, Barre, Vt." On back, at top, "Souvenir/ Granite Quarry, Barre, Vermont" and information relating to quarrying in Barre and Vermont. Matches have been removed.
Context
Produced as a souvenir of the granite quarries in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.19
Made/Created
1940-1950
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Cardboard
Relationships
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1991.19.14
Description
Matchbook, purple with white lettering and graphics. On front cover, the Elks Club emblem and printed below, "MONTPELIER/ VERMONT LODGE/ #924" On back cover, a cartoon of an elk wrapped around a tree and below, "THAT'S FUNNY - I THOUGHT/ I KNEW EVERY ELK IN TOWN" Printed on fold at top, "B.P.O.E." Printed along bottom edge, "Lion Match Co., Made in U.S.A." Matches have been removed.
Context
Produced for members of the Elk's Lodge in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.19
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Cardboard
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Person or Organization
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1991.19.15
Description
Matchbook, blue and gold, with 'AMERICAN LEGION" emblem on cover. Printed on back: "AMERICAN LEGION POST/ NO. 10/ BARRE, VERMONT" Printed along bottom edge, "Match Corp. of America, Chicago/ Made in U.S.A."
Context
Produced for members of the American Legion in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.19
Made/Created
Match Corporation of America
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Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
American Legion Department of Vermont
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1991.19.16
Description
Matchbook with black and white image of "BENNINGTON MONUMENT" on cover and printed on back: "Souvenir/ Bennington Monument/ Bennington, Vermont" with a description of monument and historical information. Matches have been removed.
Context
Produced as a souvenir of the Bennington Monument in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.19
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Cardboard
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Place
City
Bennington
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1991.19.17
Description
Matchbook, blue with green trim. On front cover, "ARNHOLM'S/ SERVICE STATION/ Wheel Aligning/ Body & Fender/ Repairing/ Phone 425/ 12 Scampini Square/ Barre, Vermont" Printed on fold at top, "JOBBING Our Specialty" and on the back cover, an image of a young woman and in a dialogue box above, "Like my Slippers?" Printed along bottom edge, "Superior Match Co., Chicago, U.S.A."
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Arnholm's Service Station in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.19
Made/Created
Superior Match Company
1940-1950
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Overall
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Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Arnholm's Service Station
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1991.19.18
Description
Matchbook, gold with white lettering. On front cover, "LAMOILLE/ COUNTY BANK/ Hyde Park Stowe/ Vermont" On back cover, "Celebrating/ 75 (1889-1964)/ Years of Progress/ Service and Growth" Printed on top fold, "MEMBER F.D.I.C." Printed inside cover is a list of bank services. Printed along bottom edge, "Universal Match Corp., Boston"
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Lamoille County Bank in Hyde Park, Vermont, and Stowe, Vermont.
Acquisition
1991.19
Made/Created
Universal Match Corp.
1964
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Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Lamoille County Bank
,
Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1992.10.13
Description
Pink matchbook with blue printing. The front says "Sweetwaters" in script, with a warning at the bottom that reads, "Be Safe. Close the Cover before Striking." The back says, "Corner of Church & College on the Marketplace, Downtown Burlington, 864-9800." Tehre are white-tipped matches.
The manufacturer, listed on the bottom edge, is "Universal Match Corp., St. Louis, 1-800-325-8165."
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Sweetwaters in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
1992.10
Made/Created
Universal Match Corp.
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Cardboard
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Person or Organization
Sweetwaters
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1991.19.26
Description
Matchbook, gold and green. On front cover, "Hooker's Wayside Furn./ Barre-Montpelier Highway/ Barre, VT./ Authorized Kroehler Dealer" On back cover is photo of a green couch and "Styled by Kroehler" Printed along bottom edge, "Universal Match Corp., Chicago."
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Hooker's Wayside Furniture, a store in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.19
Made/Created
Universal Match Corp.
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Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Hooker's Wayside Furniture
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1999.59.8
Description
White cardboard bifold matchbook. The front flap is printed with the inscription, "PAUL E. SHIELDS DURACLEAN COMMERCIAL AND HOME SERVICE Phone 7483669 Passumpsic, Vt. 05861."
The back is printed with the inscription, "DURACLEAN / DURASHIELD / DURAPROOF / SPOTCRAFT / TUFTCRAFT / SHOCK-LESS".
The interior is printed with the inscription, "
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Durashield in Passumpsic, Vermont.
Acquisition
1999.59
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Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Sheilds, Paul Eugene (1929-2018), Durashield
Place
Village
Passumpsic
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1999.59.26
Description
Yellow cardboard bifold matchbook. The front flap is printed with the inscription, "RUMBLE SEAT ROTHSKELLER", over an illustration of a man and woman seated in an open-topped car viewed from behind.
The back is printed with the inscription, "FINE FOOD & DRINK Woodstock east Woodstock, Vt."
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Ruble Seat Rathskeller in Woodstock, Vermont.
Acquisition
1999.59
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Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Rumble Seat Rathskeller, Inc.
Place
Town
Woodstock
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1992.10.14
Description
Green matchbook with pink image of a rose and scripted letters that says, "The Village Country Inn." At the bottom of the front flap is a warning, " Be safe. Close cover before striking." On the back: " A Country French Inn, HIstoric Route 7A, P.O. Box 408, Manchester Village, Vermont, 05254, (802) 362-1792." The manufacturer is "Universal Match Corp., New Orleans, 504-464-9611." There are white-tipped matches.
Context
Produced as an advertisement for The Village Country Inn in Manchester, Vermont
Acquisition
1992.10
Made/Created
Universal Match Corp.
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Materials
Cardboard
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Person or Organization
The Village Country Inn
Place
Town
Manchester
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1992.10.15
Description
Black matchbook with silver bear and the words, "Silver Palace" on the cover. Also at the bottom in small print, the message, "For Safety, Strike on Back." On the top edge, are the words, "Five Star Rating." On the back are two addresses. Onei s 1216 Williston Rd., South Burlington, VT 05403, (802) 864-0125. The second is Marbel Work, 2 Maple St., Middlebury, VT 05755, (802) 388-3197. There are black matches with white tips. The manufacturer is Amsterdam in New York.
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Silver Palace in South Burlington, Vermont, and Middlebury, Vermont.
Acquisition
1992.10
Made/Created
Amsterdam Printing
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Cardboard
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Person or Organization
Silver Palace
,
Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2006.61.30a-c
Description
Three identical matchbooks, black with silver lettering: "The Homer Fitts Co./ Established 1886/ Incorporated 1906/ 159 No. Main St., P.O. Box 465, Barre, Vermont (05641)/ 802-476-3144"
Context
Produced as an advertisement for The Homer Fitts Co., a department store in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2006.61
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Cardboard
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Person or Organization
The Homer Fitts Company
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1992.10.16
Description
Brown matchbook with cream-colored printing. The front says, "The Sirloin Saloon, Fine Dining, est. 1963." At the bottom of the cover flap is a warning - "Be safe, Close cover before striking, Keep away from children." On the top edge is a list of locations - Shelburne, Rutland and Manchester, Vermont. On the back is a framed map of Vermont with the locations marked. On the inside is a menu that lists: "prime rib, fresh fish of the day, top sirlion, New York sirloin, petit sirlion, steak kabob, ground sirloin, live Maine lobster, swordfish, shrimp & sirloin, chicken & sirloin, chicken teriyaki, spectacular salad bar. " At the bottom is the list of credit cards the restaurant accepts. "MC, VIS, AMEX, DC" Then the phrase, "The Sirloin Saloon, A Vermont Tradition. On the flap where the matches attach are phone numbers for the three locations. The manufacturer is"Universal Match, 1 800 325-8165 Made in Canada." There are white-tipped matches.
Context
Produced as an advertisement for The Sirloin Saloon in Shelburne, Rutland, and Manchester, Vermont
Acquisition
1992.10
Made/Created
Universal Match Corp.
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Cardboard
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Person or Organization
The Sirloin Saloon
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1999.59.27
Description
White cardboard bifold matchbook. The front flap is printed with the inscription, "TOWN & COUNTRY RESTAURANT LOUNGE ADJACENT 1 Mile From Exit 24 I-91 Junction Rts. 5 & 114 LYNDONVILLE, VT".
The back is printed with the inscription, "TOWN & COUNTRY RESTAURANT BANQUET FACILITIES LYNDONVILLE, VT Hosts: Ruth McNally & Family".
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Town & Country Restaurant in Lyndonville, Vermont
Acquisition
1999.59
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Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Town & Country Restaurant
Place
Village
Lyndonville
Town
Lyndon
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1992.10.17
Description
White matchbook with black image and writing. The cover has a bar running diagonnally through a circle in the center and the word "Francesca's" written in script. On the back is somewhat smugging printing that says "The Restaurant at the Jelly Mill Commons, Route 7, Shelburne, Vermont (8020 985-337?" Inside are gray matches with purple tips.
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Francesca's in Shelburne, Vermont
Acquisition
1992.10
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Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Francesca's
Place
Town
Shelburne
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1999.59.6
Description
Red cardboard bifold matchbook. The front flap is printed with the inscription, "LOWELL'S CORNER / BOTTOM OF HASTINGS HILL ST. JOHNSBURY, VT. COLDEST BEER IN TOWN 748-3746".
The back is printed with the inscription, "Kold Beer IN Kases Kans Kegs" with a large letter K spanning the left side and taking the place of the initial K in each word.
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Lowell's Corner of St. Johsnbury, Vermont
Acquisition
1999.59
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Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Lowell's Corner
Place
Town
St. Johnsbury
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2004.64.2
Description
This is an unused matchbook from Basin Harbor Club. On the front cover of the matchbook, there are two olive branches with a shield in the middle that reads "BHC". The outlines of the olive branches are in green. The back cover of the matchbook reads "Basin Harbor Club On Lake Champlain Vergennes, Vermont". In the upper right corner of the back cover, there is an outline of a spiral shell.

Inside the cover of the matchbook, the text is written in white on a dark green background. It reads "Basin Harbor Club On Lake Champlain P.O., Vergennes, Vermont TRinity 7-2961 For over 50 years, Vermont's most distinguished resort Accommodations for over 275 members and guests in main lodge and homestead, and 65 modern lake-side cottages All sports including private 18 hole golf course Plus active social program Famous for fine food Excellent facilities for business conferences and group meetings".
Context
Produced to advertise Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.64
Made/Created
1955-1965
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Dimensions
Closed
Materials
Paperboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Basin Harbor Club
Place
City
Vergennes
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2002.37.1
Description
White cardboard matchbook. On white paperboard, in red ink, the words "VANHORN'S DISCO COCKTAIL LOUNGE GIANT T.V. RESTAURANT - 190 RIVER STREET. MONTPELIER, VT." are printed. The back cover displays an image of two dancers, one male and one female, while also providing the address. On the front cover, the establishment's name and services are presented.
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Vanhorn's in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2002.37
Made/Created
Superior Match Company
circa 1980
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Overall
Materials
Paperboard
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Person or Organization
Vanhorn's
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2002.37.2
Description
This matchbook has a black cover with white writing that reads "THREE SOUTH CAFE". Upon opening the cover, the inside reveals additional information: "Waterbury, VT. 244-8973 Open: Monday thru Friday 11:30 to 1:00 Saturday & Sunday 3:00 to 1:00". The matchbook also features palm tree graphics. Two matches have been used.
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Three South Cafe in Waterbury, Vermont
Acquisition
2002.37
Made/Created
McAuliffe Distribution Center
circa 1980
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Materials
Paperboard
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Person or Organization
Three South Cafe
Place
Town
Waterbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2002.37.3
Description
White card stock matchbook with white-headed matches inside. The matchbook opens with a flap that secures at the edge under a shorter flap that is held with staples. The front has the logo for the Vermont State Employees Credit Union. The back of the matchbooks has the logo as well as the contact information for two branches. A strip of striking material goes across the back near the bottom.
Context
Distributed by the Vermont State Employees Credit Union.
Acquisition
2002.37
Made/Created
Universal Match Corp.
1990-1995
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Overall
Materials
Paperboard
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Person or Organization
Vermont State Employees Credit Union
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1992.10.41
Description
Beige colored matchbook with a brown sketch image of a house or inn. At the bottom of this cover is the warning, "Close cover, strike on back. At the top of the matchbook is a phone number, 802-387-5517. On the back in brown print is the following: The Putney Inn, Putney, Vermont 05346, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, served seven days, quality motel, Meeting and Banquet Center. On the bottom edge, in tiny print is, "Foley Dist. Corp., Rutland, Vt.
Context
Produced as an advertisement for The Putney Inn in Putney, Vermont
Acquisition
1992.10
Made/Created
Foley Dist. Corp
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Dimensions
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
The Putney Inn
Place
Town
Putney
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1999.59.15
Description
White cardboard bifold matchbook. The front flap is printed with the inscription, "MAPLE CENTER MOTEL / U.S. ROUTE 5 ST. JOHSBURY VERMONT 05819."
The back is printed with the inscription, "DIAL YOUR OWN HOT WATER HEAT - WIRED T.V. AIR CONDITIONED TELEPHONES."
The interior is printed with the contact information for 5 other hotels across the country.
Context
Produced as an advertisement for
Acquisition
1999.59
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Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Maple Center Motel
Place
Town
St. Johnsbury
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1992.10.18
Description
White matchbook with black image of a tree, horse and wagon and a barn in the distance. On the back is the name of the restaurant in black letters -- "The Putney Summit Restaurant and Inn." On the flap securing the white-tipped matches is the address -- Route 5, Putney, VT. -- and a warning that reads, Clove cover. Strike match on back." On the top edge is a telephone number: 802-387-5806. On the lower edge is the manufacturer or distributor: J.L. Nelson Inc., (603) 336-5692.
Context
Produced as an advertisement for The Putney Summit Restaurant and Inn in Putney, Vermont
Acquisition
1992.10
Made/Created
J.L. Nelson Inc.
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Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
The Putney Summit Restaurant and Inn
Place
Town
Putney
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook