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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Admission Ticket
Name/Title
Admission Ticket
Entry/Object ID
2011.11.2
Description
Green paper ticket stub that reads, "Republic of Vermont Bicentennial Ball" along with dates, times, and location information. On the back is the ticket number (000024) and the handwritten word, "comp".
Context
Used by Governor Jim Douglas to attend the Vermont Bicentennial Ball in Rutland, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.11
Made/Created
1977
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Douglas, James H. (b. 1951)
Related Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Advertisement
Name/Title
Advertisement
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
Lexicon
Materials
Cardboard, Plastic
Relationships
Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Related Place
Town
Vernon
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Wheaton, Oren (1812-1861)
,
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
Related Place
City
Washington
State/Province
District of Columbia
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related 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
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Abernathy's
Related 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".
Acquisition
1959.53
Made/Created
circa 1860
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Paper
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".
Acquisition
1959.53
Made/Created
circa 1860
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Paper
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".
Acquisition
1959.53
Made/Created
circa 1860
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Paper
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.
Acquisition
1959.53
Made/Created
circa 1860
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Paper
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]".
Acquisition
1959.53
Made/Created
circa 1860
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Paper
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
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton, Glass
Relationships
Ide, Elmore Timothy (1839-1923), Ide, Cynthia Louise Adams (1844-1916)
Related Place
Town
St. Johnsbury
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Sanders, Bernard (b. 1941)
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
Book
Name/Title
Book
Entry/Object ID
1945.24.1a
Description
Book with green cardboard cover and black leather spine entitled, "Peter Parley's Tales".
Acquisition
1945.24
Made/Created
S. G. Goodrich & Co.
1827
Lexicon
Materials
Paper
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
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Dimensions
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
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
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
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
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
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)
Related 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
Beads
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
Unitarian Church of Montpelier
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
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
Farnham, Roswell (1827-1903)
Related Place
Town
Bradford
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related 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
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
Related Place
Town
Northfield
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
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
Nate's Inc.
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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
Nate's Inc.
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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
Swiss Chalet
Related 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. June ten Aug 4 1860."
Acquisition
1957.25
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Dimensions
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)
Related Place
City
Barre City
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
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789)
Related Place
City
New York City
State/Province
New York
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related 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
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
Pollard, Moses
Related 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
Story, Ann (1741-1817)
Related Place
Town
Salisbury
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
Related Event
American Revolutionary War
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
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paperboard, Copper
Relationships
Montpelier National Bank
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
Lexicon
Materials
Paper, Cardboard, Wood
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
Lexicon
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
Continent
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
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
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
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
The Bennington Museum
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plaster, Paint
Relationships
Ballou, William J., Rev.
Related Place
Town
Grafton
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
The Bennington Museum
20th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plaster
Relationships
Ballou, William J., Rev.
Related Place
Town
Grafton
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
,
Certificate
Name/Title
Certificate
Entry/Object ID
2021.4.3
Description
Rectangular paper certificate. The certificate has "Windsor High School Athletic Association" printed in gothic font surround a large, green W. The blanks have been filled in with blue ink explaining that Herbert Howe was awarded a varsity letter (W) in "Basket-Ball" for the season of 1931-32. The certificate has been signed by Ralph W. Erickson (Athletic Director) and E. K. Boak (Principal).
Context
Awarded to Herbert Guy Howe by Windsor High School Athletic Association, 1931-1932
Acquisition
2021.4
Made/Created
1932
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Materials
Paper
Relationships
Howe, Herbert Guy (1914-2002)
Certificate
Name/Title
Certificate
Entry/Object ID
2021.4.4
Description
Rectangular paper certificate. The certificate has "Windsor High School Athletic Association" printed in gothic font surround a large, green W. The blanks have been filled in with blue ink explaining that Herbert Howe was awarded a varsity letter (W) in "Basket-Ball" for the season of 1932-32. The certificate has been signed by Ralph W. Erickson (Athletic Director) and E. K. Boak (Principal).
Context
Awarded to Herbert Guy Howe by Windsor High School Athletic Association, 1932
Acquisition
2021.4
Made/Created
1932
Lexicon
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Howe, Herbert Guy (1914-2002)
Related Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Certificate
Name/Title
Certificate
Entry/Object ID
2021.4.5
Description
Rectangular paper certificate. The certificate has "Windsor High School Athletic Association" printed in gothic font surround a large, green W. The blanks have been filled in with blue ink explaining that Herbert Howe was awarded a varsity letter (W) in "Basket-Ball" for the season of 1931. The certificate has been signed by Ralph W. Erickson (Athletic Director) and E. K. Boak (Principal).
Context
Awarded to Herbert Guy Howe by Windsor High School Athletic Association, 1930-1932
Acquisition
2021.4
Made/Created
1931
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Materials
Paper
Relationships
Howe, Herbert Guy (1914-2002)
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
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
1950.27.256
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
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
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
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
1950.27.340
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
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)
,
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
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
1950.27.342
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)
,
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)
,
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
Related 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
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
Merci Train
Related 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 State 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
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
H. F. & G. E. Williams
Related Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
Eyeglass Case
Name/Title
Eyeglass Case
Entry/Object ID
1955.39
Description
Two-piece leather case for holding a monocle. The case closes by sliding the darker piece over the lighter piece. The outer piece is stamped with a coat of arms flanked by a lion and a unicorn.
Acquisition
1955.39
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Materials
Leather
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
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paperboard, Wood, Metal
Relationships
A. G. Freegard
Related 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
,
Related 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
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
Jones, Theron Oscar (1899-1918)
Related 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
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
Lexicon
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
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
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".
Artwork Details
Papier-mâché
Dancers at the Tunbridge Fair Square Dance
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related 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
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
Lexicon
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
Related 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
Lexicon
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)
Lexicon
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)
Lexicon
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)
Lexicon
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)
Lexicon
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
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Montpelier National Bank
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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.
Artwork Details
Paper
Context
Produced to advertise the taxidermy Catamount at the Vermont History Museum
Acquisition
2021.19
Made/Created
Artist
Voda, Andrew
1991
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Relationships
Vermont Historical Society
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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.
Artwork Details
Paper
Context
Produced to advertise the taxidermy Catamount at the Vermont History Museum
Acquisition
2021.19
Made/Created
Artist
Voda, Andrew
1991
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Relationships
Vermont Historical Society
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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
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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
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Dimensions
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Wallingford
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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
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Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Related 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
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Related 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
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Materials
Silver
Relationships
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
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Silver
Relationships
Plumley, Charles A., Norwich University
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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
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paperboard, Paper
Relationships
Related 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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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
Related Place
Village
Taftsville
Town
Woodstock
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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
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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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
Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)
Related 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
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
Related Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
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Dimensions
Overall (frame)
Relationships
Ward, William (1743-1819)
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
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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)
Related Place
Village
East Calais
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Green Up Day
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
Saint Michael's College
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
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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
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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
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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
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Materials
Paper
Letter
Name/Title
Letter
Entry/Object ID
2003.22.76
Scope and Content
Large sheet of paper folded into 18 sections. When folded, the outer layer is labeled like an envelope with no stamp. The return address is, "WHaven Mary 27", with the words "West Haven" printed in pencil beneath. The recipient is "L C Kellogg Esq. Benson Vt". There is a black ink stroke in the upper right corner in place of a stamp. On the back in the upper left corner in black ink is the sender, "Hiram Coleman Vt. March 1845".

Once open, the letter is written on the upper have of the paper and reads, "West Haven March 25th 1845
"Mr. Kellogg sir
"I have just received a copy of the rule to attend the referee Court between Dana Kilborn Erastus Coleman on the 31st March next at one o'clock in the afternoon at Wm C. Kitredge office Fairhaven.
I expect to be gone three or four days but will meet you at the time appointed.
"Yours Respectfully
"Hiram Coleman
"L C Kellogg"
Context
Letter sent from Hiram Coleman of West Haven, Vermont, to L. C. Kellogg of Benson, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.22
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Dimensions
Relationships
,
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
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Related Event
Civil War
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
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Dimensions
Materials
Wood
Relationships
,
Related 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
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Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related 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
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Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Stafford, Ralph Edwin (1905-1993)
Related 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
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Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Stafford, Ralph Edwin (1905-1993)
Related 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
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Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Stafford, Ralph Edwin (1905-1993)
Related 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
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Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Stafford, Ralph Edwin (1905-1993)
Related 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
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Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Stafford, Ralph Edwin (1905-1993)
Related Place
Town
Wallingford
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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
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Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Stafford, Ralph Edwin (1905-1993)
Related Place
Town
Wallingford
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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
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Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Stafford, Ralph Edwin (1905-1993)
Related Place
Town
Wallingford
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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
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Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Stafford, Ralph Edwin (1905-1993)
Related Place
Town
Wallingford
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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
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Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Stafford, Ralph Edwin (1905-1993)
Related Place
Town
Wallingford
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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
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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
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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
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Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related 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
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
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
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Overall
Materials
Metal
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Related 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
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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
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related 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
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related 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
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related 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
Spaulding High School
Related 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
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related 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
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Materials
Plaster
Relationships
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)
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
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper
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
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper
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".
Context
This was part of a Vermont Manufacturing Exhibit at the Pavilion. The donor is unknown.
Acquisition
2000.55
Made/Created
Eastern Illustrating
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Magnet, Paperboard
Relationships
Related Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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."
Context
This was part of a Vermont Manufacturing Exhibit at the Pavilion. The donor is unknown.
Acquisition
2000.55
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Paperboard, Magnet
Relationships
Related 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
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper
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
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Dimensions
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Granite Savings Bank and Trust Co.
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2011.68.20
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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Dimensions
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Barre Trust Company
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2011.68.22
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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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
John Arioli, Inc.
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2011.68.23
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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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
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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Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Related 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
1991.19.2
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 & Prtg Corp.
1930-1950
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
The Homer Fitts Company
Related 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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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Lobster Pot Restaurant
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
The Country House Restaurant
Related 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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Dimensions
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
The Venetian
Related 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
1991.19.7
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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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Victory Restaurant
Related 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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Dimensions
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
The Dugout
Related 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
1991.19.11
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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Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Kohala Mahna
Related 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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Earle & Dick's
Related 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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Materials
Cardboard
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Related 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
Relationships
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
Related 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
American Legion Department of Vermont
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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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Related 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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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Arnholm's Service Station
Related 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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Dimensions
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Lamoille County Bank
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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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Dimensions
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Hooker's Wayside Furniture
Related 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
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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Dimensions
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
The Homer Fitts Company
Related 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
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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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paperboard
Relationships
Vermont State Employees Credit Union
,
Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2013.32.17
Description
White matchbook printed on the front with an image of a long covered bridge and the inscription, "THE OLD COVERED BRIDGE / COLOR TV / AIR CONDITIONING / POOL - ROOM PHONE 25 UNITS OPEN ALL YEAR". The back is printed with the inscription, "Lyn - Burke Motel / JUNCTION RTES. 5 & 114 LYNDONVILLE, VT. Your Holsts Arthur & Jeanne Elliott".
Acquisition
2013.32
Made/Created
Superior Match Company
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Dimensions
Materials
Cardboard, Paper
Relationships
Lyn-Burke Motel
Related 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
2007.7
Description
Blue matchbook printed on the front flap with the words, "The Proctors", in silver.
Context
Owned by Sylvia Wright, likely during the administration of Mortimer Proctor.
Acquisition
2007.7
Made/Created
circa 1945
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1977.48
Description
White cardstock match folder with the printed red inscription, "Happy Birthday Vermont 1777-1977 / First Vermont Bank / First Vermont Bank." The inside is printed with bank locations.
Context
Distributed by First Vermont Bank for Vermont's celebration of the US Bicentennial.
Acquisition
1977.48
Made/Created
1977
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
First Vermont Bank
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
1991.19.1
Description
Narrow yellow matchbook printed on the opening flap with an image of a dog sled and on the other side with the inscription, "Middlebury, Vermont". There are red-headed matches inside, and a striking strip on the lower front flap.
Context
Likely produced as a souvenir of Dog Team Tavern in Middlebury, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.19
Made/Created
Match Corporation of America
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Dog Team Tavern
Related Place
Town
Middlebury
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbook
Name/Title
Matchbook
Entry/Object ID
2011.24.2
Description
Matchbook, red cardboard with black letters and graphics, advertising on cover the "Black Cat/ Cafe &/ Sea Grill/ 160 Bank St./ Burlington, VT." On the back is a silhouette of a black cat with a moon in background and printed underneath: "Watch your step/ As I watch mine-/ You've only one life/ I've got nine!" Printed on top at fold: "Where the most particular appetite is satisfied." Printed along bottom edge: "Lion Match/ New York" (Matches have been removed)
Context
Produced as an advertisement for Black Cat Cafe & Sea Grill, a restaurant in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.24
Made/Created
Lion Match Corporation of America
1960
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Dimensions
Materials
Cardboard
Relationships
Black Cat Cafe & Sea Grill
Related 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
2014.52.27
Description
This is a paper matchbook advertising Hotel Vermont in Burlington, Vermont/ the Queen City of Lake Champlain. On the spine, it states: John Harding manager". The back of the matchbook has a colored sketch of the hotel. There are matches with red heads attached to the inside. The striking surface has been used.
Context
Produced as an advertisement for the Hotel Vermont in Burlington, Vermont.
Acquisition
2014.52
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Dimensions
Materials
Cardboard, Paper
Relationships
Hotel Vermont
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matchbox
Name/Title
Matchbox
Entry/Object ID
2008.6.6a-b
Description
Cardboard matchbox filled with pink-headed matches. The box is printed with an image of a bird and the words, "The Woodstock Inn & Resort WOODSTOCK VERMONT". The side of the box is printed with, "802-457-11-- RES: 1-899-448-7900". There is a scratch strip for lighting the matches on the opposite side.
Context
Made for The Woodstock Inn & Resort in Woodstock, Vermont
Acquisition
2008.6
Made/Created
Universal Match Corp.
1980-1990
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paperboard, Wood
Relationships
Woodstock Inn
Related Place
Town
Woodstock
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Matches
Name/Title
Matches
Entry/Object ID
1963.31.5a-d
Description
Wooden stick matches. The matches are partially split, with a small uncut portion at the bottom. The other ends are tapered and tipped with a red substance
Acquisition
1963.31
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Medicine Case
Name/Title
Medicine Case
Entry/Object ID
1950.8.3a-m
Description
Small leather case filled with parchment envelopes. The case opens flat, closing with four flaps like an enveloped. It is labeled in gold, "Wm. A. Grover, M. D." The envelopes are labeled in gothic script with abbreviated Latin names for medicines contained within.
Context
Owned by Dr. William A. Grover. Grover studied at Vermont Medical College in Woodstock, Vermont, in 1842, then travelled to California to practice in 1849.
Acquisition
1950.8
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Dimensions
Overall (closed)
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Grover, William Augustus, Vermont Medical College
,
Metal Fragment
Name/Title
Metal Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1954.39
Description
Uneven metal fragment with four uniform borings.
Context
Taken from a church in Rochester, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.39
Made/Created
Revere, Paul
Materials
Metal
Metal Fragment
Name/Title
Metal Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1960.57.5
Description
Bent rectangular metal fragment, possibly from strapping. One end is bent toward the flat size, and the other end is bent and slightly twisted in the opposite direction.
Context
Taken from the site of Fort St. Frederic near Crown Point, New York
Acquisition
1960.57
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Iron
Relationships
,
Miniature Fence
Name/Title
Miniature Fence
Entry/Object ID
2003.14.22b
Description
Miniature white picket fence with a brown sign that reads, "TUNBRIDGE FAIR SQUARE DANCE". The fence sits on a rectangular green base.
Context
Made by Lucy Pfeiffer of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.14
Made/Created
Artist
Pfeiffer, Lucy Rivelis (1912-2002)
1965-1985
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Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Paint, Cotton
Model
Interpretative Labels
The covered bridge has become a Vermont symbol as so many were built here. Why did our Vermont forbears cover their bridges? Certainly not to resemble barns or to keep snow off the roads (they had to "snow" the bridges for sleighs to pass through), but very practically to make the bridges last longer. Most were built between 1820 and 1900, a large number right after the 1869 flood. This model of the former Lewis Bridge in Westminster, a Town Lattice design truss, was built by Harold Slack, a bridge designer for the Highway Department, and Theron Morse.
Name/Title
Model
Entry/Object ID
1959.6.2
Description
Unfinished scale model of a covered bridge.
Context
Shows the Lewis Bridge in Westminster, Vermont. Started by Harold Slack and finished by Theron Morse.
Acquisition
1959.6
Made/Created
Slack, Harold E., Morse, Theron
1958-1959
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
Town
Westminster
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Model Carriage
Name/Title
Model Carriage
Entry/Object ID
2011.7a-c
Description
Miniature Napoleonic style landau carriage. The coach body is painted blue with a black roof and gilded accents. The wheels and axels are red with gilded accents. The driver's seat is covered in plush faux fur accented with pink fringe with purple glass beads. The doors on each side open, revealing a cream-colored velvet interior of upholstered bench seats and silk valances and curtains. A pull-out step is hidden inside each door.
Context
Made by John W. Lovely during his senior year at Springfield High School in Springfield, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.7
Made/Created
Lovely, John W.
1932
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Silk, Metal
Relationships
Springfield High School
Model Train Engine
Interpretative Labels
Train Model, 1877 Alfred Edward Butterfly (1848-1891) Montpelier, Vermont Painted metal Gift of Alfred Emmanuel Butterfly, #1945.27 The locomotive "Stranger" started operations on the Vermont Central Railroad in 1852 and may have served the stone industry, transporting unfinished stone to the finishing sheds in Barre and Montpelier. Alfred Butterfly, the son of Canadian immigrants, worked as a polisher in the stone sheds of Montpelier. He died at the age of 43 in 1891 of silicosis, a disease of the lungs caused by granite dust.
Name/Title
Model Train Engine
Entry/Object ID
1945.27ab
Description
Model train consisting of an engine car and fuel car. The engine has a chimney, a large bell, and whistle along the top. The front has a pilot grate and a lantern. The wheels are painted red and there is a small red cab at the back printed on the sides with "STRANGER". A small car is attached to the back of the engine with three sides. (The back is left open.) The sides are printed with "N.G.R.R."
Context
Model of the locomotive, "Stranger", which operated for the Vermont Central Railroad starting in 1852. This model was made by Alfred E. Butterfly in 1877.
Acquisition
1945.27
Made/Created
Artist
Butterfly, Alfred E. (1848-1891)
1877-1877
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Dimensions
Money Box
Name/Title
Money Box
Entry/Object ID
2008.38.12
Description
Wooden tray with four round divots, or bowls, along the straight edge and two oval-shaped divots, or bowls, at either side of the front. There are three Xs written on the surface with ink. One bowl is marked "Express".
Context
Used at the Fairlee Train Station.
Acquisition
2008.38
Made/Created
1930-1960
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Money Box
Name/Title
Money Box
Entry/Object ID
2008.38.13
Description
Wooden tray with four round divots, or bowls, along the straight edge and two oval-shaped divots, or bowls, at either side of the front. The wood has been painted a darker shade of brown.
Context
Used at the Fairlee Train Station.
Acquisition
2008.38
Made/Created
1930-1960
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Music, Sheet
Name/Title
Music, Sheet
Entry/Object ID
2010.26.2
Description
Paper folder printed on the front with the words, "CONN MUSIC FOLDER" within a purple rectangle. Inside the folder are several booklets of sheet music arranged for band, plus three advertisements for band music.
Context
Used by the band leader at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2010.26
Made/Created
1900-1940
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Dimensions
Overall (closed)
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Spaulding High School
,
Musical Scale Register
Name/Title
Musical Scale Register
Entry/Object ID
1984.12.1a-d
Description
Long pine box and lid. In the body of the box are 21 arms, each of which can swing outward. There are two cylindrical beads on each arm: the top beads are printed with the numbers 1-5, and the bottom beads are printed with a letter with sharp and flat symbol. The top beads can turn around the arm, and the bottom beads cannot. The inside of the lid is printed with a description of the object and directions for use.
Use
Developed to help people learn to play the piano or organ
Context
Made by George Byron Wheelock Bliss in East Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1984.12
Made/Created
Bliss, George Byron Wheelock (1836-1891)
1890
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Materials
Metal, Paper, Pine
Nail
Name/Title
Nail
Entry/Object ID
1953.30.4
Description
Cut iron nail.
Context
Taken from the Strong mansion in Addison, Vermont
Acquisition
1953.30
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Materials
Iron
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Addison
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Nails
Name/Title
Nails
Entry/Object ID
1958.36a-c
Description
Three large wrought iron nails.
Context
Found in Dover, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.36
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Materials
Metal
Nametag
Name/Title
Nametag
Entry/Object ID
2016.17.4
Description
Nametag encased in plastic holder. The nametag is in two parts: a piece bearing a logo, and a smaller piece with perforated edges printed with the name, "JEAN JONES" and the group, "CENTRAL VERMONT SQUARE". The logo, printed onto the top portion, is in the shape of a shield that is blue at the top and red-and-white striped on the bottom. The Vermont state seal is printed onto the striped portion of the shield, and the inscription, "BICENTENNIAL 1776 - 1976 V S D A" is at the top. There is a safety pin back at the center top on the reverse, and the maker's label, "Wester Plastic Products / 1701 Magnolia Avenue P.O. Box 1429 / Long Beach, Calif. 90801 (213) 435-4881 / Patent No. 2.364.870."
Context
Worn by Jean Jones while attending a square dance in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the American Revolutionary War.

BARRE TOWN - Jean Newton Jones, 88, of Osborne Road, died Friday evening, August 9, 2013, at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. Her family was at her bedside.

Born in Moretown on April 3, 1925, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Etta (Neill) Newton. She was a graduate of Spaulding High School in 1942.

On September 25, 1949, she married the love of her life, Maurice T. Jones, in the Barre Congregational Church. Following their marriage, they made their home in St. Johnsbury, West Burke, Montpelier, and moved to their present residence in 1957 to establish the Jones Compound.

She had worked as a bookkeeper for many years at the former Beaulieu Oil Co. in Barre.

Jean enjoyed flowers and gardening, her berry patch, mowing her acreage on her "Jean Deere" tractor, bowling, square dancing, hand work, cooking and entertaining Jennifer and Jessica Pinkans, her cross-the-road neighbors.

She was a longtime member and supporter of the Barre Congregational Church.

Besides her husband, Maurice, she leaves three nieces, Nancy Audet and her husband, Alonzo, of Milan, Ohio, and Elizabeth Jones of Burlington; as well as her nephew, Christopher Jones and his girlfriend, Stephanie Walker, of Granville; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Wayne Newton.
Acquisition
2016.17
Made/Created
Western Plastic Products
1976
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Metal, Paper
Relationships
Jones, Jean Elaine Newton (1925-2013), Central Vermont Squares, Inc., Vermont Square Dancing Association
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Nametag
Name/Title
Nametag
Entry/Object ID
2016.17.5
Description
Nametag encased in plastic holder. The nametag is in two parts: a piece bearing a logo, and a smaller piece with perforated edges printed with the name, "MAURICE JONES" and the group, "CENTRAL VERMONT SQUARE". The logo, printed onto the top portion, is in the shape of a shield that is blue at the top and red-and-white striped on the bottom. The Vermont state seal is printed onto the striped portion of the shield, and the inscription, "BICENTENNIAL 1776 - 1976 V S D A" is at the top. There is a safety pin back at the center top on the reverse, and the maker's label, "Wester Plastic Products / 1701 Magnolia Avenue P.O. Box 1429 / Long Beach, Calif. 90801 (213) 435-4881 / Patent No. 2.364.870."
Context
Worn by Maurice Jones while attending a square dance in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the American Revolutionary War.

About Maurice T. Jones from his obituary in the Times Argus (link at https://www.timesargus.com/obituaries/maurice-t-jones/article_740cc173-1a2a-5fd2-a555-9e1865a30b3f.html

"BARRE TOWN — Maurice Taylor Jones, 93, of Osborne Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin with his family at his side. He was admitted Friday, Jan. 15. He was very independent and had remained comfortable in his home until that time.

Born May 25, 1922, in Northfield Falls, he was the son of Ward and Ella (Calef) Jones. He attended Lincoln Elementary School in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1940.

On Sept. 25, 1949, he married the love of his life, Jean Newton, of Moretown, in the Barre Congregational Church. Following their marriage they made their home in St. Johnsbury, West Burke, Montpelier and, since 1957, at their present residence where they joined the “Jones Compound.” Jean died Aug. 9, 2013.

In 1946, he began employment with the New England Telegraph and Telephone Company in Bellows Falls as a lineman. He moved to St. Johnsbury and worked as central office repairman and remained with the company, retiring as district manager in the Montpelier office in 1981.

Maurice enjoyed gardening, especially raising asparagus, blueberries, raspberries and apples, both cross-country and downhill skiing, fishing, square dancing, and was very instrumental in building the home that he and Jean lived in. He was also interested in genealogy and the history of Northfield. One of the maps that he worked on is in the library.

As a veteran of World War II, he served as a radio and advanced radar technician in the Army Air Corps in Boca Raton, Florida, Wisconsin, and Illinois from 1943 to 1946. He was discharged as a sergeant.

His memberships included the Barre Congregational Church, Barre American Legion Post #10, the Telephone Pioneers of America and the “251” Club.

Maurice is survived by three nieces: Nancy Audet and her husband, Alonzo, of Milan, Ohio, Jody Jones, of Newark, Delaware, and Elizabeth Jones, of Burlington; and his nephew, Christopher Jones and his wife, Stephanie, of Granville, Vermont; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and his wife, Jean, he was predeceased by his brother, Loren Jones, and his sister, Lorene Jones Armstrong."
Acquisition
2016.17
Made/Created
Western Plastic Products
1976
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Metal, Paper
Relationships
Jones, Maurice Taylor (1922-2016), Central Vermont Squares, Inc., Vermont Square Dancing Association
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Napkin
Name/Title
Napkin
Entry/Object ID
2015.20.15
Description
Yellow paper napkin with scalloped edge. The napkin is folded into a triangle and printed in purple with the inscription, "SHS 25th. Reunion".
Context
Made for the 25th reunion of the Spaulding High School Class of 1951.
Acquisition
2015.20
Made/Created
1976
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Dimensions
Overall (unfolded)
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Best, Clarice Bianchi Cella, Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pattern Sample
Name/Title
Pattern Sample
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.54
Description
Piece of turned wood with attached peg on one side, and the lathe tenon. The piece is turned to a slight point on one end (leading to the tenon), and flares to a flat base (leading to the peg) on the other.
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
Pattern Sample
Name/Title
Pattern Sample
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.55
Description
Piece of turned wood with the lathe tenon still attached. The turned piece is cylindrical before tapering to a narrow connection and widening back out to a ball. The lathe tenon is black and chipped on one side.
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
Pattern Sample
Name/Title
Pattern Sample
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.56
Description
Piece of turned wood with the lathe tenon still attached. The turned section is uniform aside from two narrow, raised bands and a bulbous center. At the opposite end of the lathe tenon is the inked inscription, "CROSS STR./221-261".
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
Pencil
Name/Title
Pencil
Entry/Object ID
2011.37.12
Description
Unused yellow pencil with a green eraser. The pencil is printed with the inscription, "R. BIANCHI, Depot Sq., Barre, Vermont WISHES YOU A HAPPY & HEALTHY SCHOOL YEAR".
Context
Made by Remo Bianchi of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.37
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal, Rubber, Lead
Relationships
Bianchi, Remo J. (1903-1974)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pendant
Name/Title
Pendant
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.215
Description
Ground stone pendant made of shale. It consists of an oblong shaped stone ground smooth on most of one side. The edges are ground thin. There is a hole drilled at one end.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock
Acquisition
1950.27
Ethnography
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
Pendant
Name/Title
Pendant
Entry/Object ID
1950.27.228
Description
Rectangular copper pendant with a round hole at one end.
Context
Collected by Harry M. Woodcock in Avon, New York
Acquisition
1950.27
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Materials
Copper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Woodcock, Harrison Morton (1889-1950)
Place
City
Avon
State/Province
New York
Country
United States of America
Continent
Photograph
Name/Title
Photograph
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.132
Description
Wooden frameed photograph of a woman in a traditional costume. Woman has a white lace hat, white lace collar, black sleeves, fancy trim and lace at the neck, aqua apron. The frame made to stand on a surface and has a cardboard back and support.
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
Wood, Glass, Cardboard, Paper
Picture Frame
Name/Title
Picture Frame
Entry/Object ID
1960.20.2
Description
Beaded picture frame. The frame is decorated with clear, yellow, green, red, and silver glass beads. It comes to a peak at the center top and separates into three tulip petals at the bottom. There is a oval opening in the center containing a photographic portrait of an unidentified woman. The back is lined with pink glazed cotton.
Acquisition
1960.20
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Materials
Glass, Silk, Cotton
Pill Box
Name/Title
Pill Box
Entry/Object ID
2021.36.89
Description
White cardboard box with a yellow paper label that reads, "DR. HENRY BAXTER'S Anti-Bilious and Jaundice MANDRAKE BITTERS TABLET", with directions for use, supplier information, and price. The box is open at both ends with an interior box that slides open. The box originally contained red-coated black tablets, now removed. A paper insert contained with the tablets has an advertisement for the supplies, Burlington Drug Co., as well as instructions for taking three of their products.
Use
Mandrake bitters were used as a cure for several ailments but were specifically recommended as a laxative. Mandrake is no longer used medicinally as it is toxic. One of the earliest symptoms of mandrake poisoning is diarrhea, making them an effective laxative.
Context
Made by Burlington Drug Company in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2021.36
Made/Created
Burlington Drug Company
circa 1925
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Materials
Cardboard
Pipe
Name/Title
Pipe
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.612
Description
Wooden pipe carved from a single burl. It has copper fittings on both openings. The cover on the bowl is hinged. The stem is missing.
Context
Attributed to Marlboro, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Pipe
Name/Title
Pipe
Entry/Object ID
1960.179.6
Description
Wooden pipe carved with Irish symbols. The bowl of the pipe is chip carved with shamrocks, a harp, and a dog. The mouth piece is tortoiseshell.
Context
Owned by Rudyard Kipling.
Acquisition
1960.179
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Materials
Wood, Tortoiseshell
Relationships
Kipling, Joseph Rudyard (1865-1936), Hardie, Robert Gordon (1954-1904)
Plaque
Name/Title
Plaque
Entry/Object ID
1991.1.5
Description
Plaque commemorating the crew of the Challenger Shuttle. The plaque is mounted with an insignia patch showing a shuttle and the crewmembers' names, a small American flag, and a small Vermont flag. It is printed with the inscription, "Presented to The People of the State of Vermont From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration", and "These flags and crew patch were flown as part of the Official Flight Kit aboard the orbiter "Challenger", STS 51-L, January 28, 1986." It is signed by James C. Fletcher, Administrator.
Context
Produced by NASA on the first anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy.
Acquisition
1991.1
Made/Created
1987
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Fabric, Metal, Plexiglass, Glass
Relationships
Kunin, Madeleine May (b. 1933), NASA
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Plaque
Name/Title
Plaque
Entry/Object ID
2011.70.78
Description
Metal plaque on a wooden board. The plaque is printed with an image of a shield over two laurel branches. Within the shield is a map of the United States of America encircled by the words, "OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED AFFILIATE ORGANIZATION". The words "THE UNITED STATES JAYCEES" are within the shield beneath the map.

On the plaque beneath the image is the inscription, "A TESTIMONIAL OF A GRATEFUL ORGANIZATION Presented to JIM MILNE IN HONOR AND WITH DEEP APPRECIATION OF THE DISTINGUISHED AND UNSELFISH SERVICE GIVEN TO THE UNITED STATES JAYCESS WHILE SERVING WITH OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP, VISION AND ABILITY."

On another, smaller plaque at the center bottom is the inscription, "GREATER BARRE JAYCEES MAIN MAN AWARD".
Context
Presented by the Greater Barre Jaycees to Jim Milne
Acquisition
2011.70
Made/Created
1976-1977
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Wood
Relationships
Milne, James F. (b. 1950)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Plaque
Name/Title
Plaque
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.170
Description
Turned wooden plaque with carved silhouettes of a man and a woman. The wooman is shown in a traditional headdress, and the man is shown in a jacket and wide-brimmed hat. The word or name 'May' is etched near the faces.
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
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Merci Train
Related Event
World War II
Plaque
Name/Title
Plaque
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.173
Description
A carved and wood-burned plaque showing two Tudor-style country houses within rolling hills.
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
Artist
Hauld, L.
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Merci Train
Related Event
World War II
Plaster Fragment
Name/Title
Plaster Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.7
Description
Corner piece of decorative plaster molding. The plaster is reinforced with jute.
Context
Taken from a triumphal arch erected in honor of Admiral George Dewey's return from the Philippines.
Acquisition
1954.15
Made/Created
circa 1900
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Materials
Plaster
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Related Event
Spanish-American War
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
2011.52
Description
Red-painted wooden plate stenciled in the center with the Spaulding High School logo. The logo consists of an oil lamp (the "lamp of learning") with the initials SHS surrounded by the inscription, "SPAULDING HIGH SCHOOL - BARRE VT."
Context
Made by a student at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.52
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1946.16.1
Description
Rimmed dessert plate carved from marble. The back has the penciled inscription, "Mrs. Pelkey / Made from Vermont Marble".
Acquisition
1946.16
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Marble
Pocket Flask
Name/Title
Pocket Flask
Entry/Object ID
2006.78.8.1 -- .67
Description
67 cardboard box forms for holding sputum; scored to fold into the correct pocket shape. The interior is coated with wax. The boxes are orange-red with the black inscription, "To be Certain----Burn it All/POCKET SPUTUM FLASK "XL"/Patented/BURNITOL MANUFACTURING CO./Boston, Massachusetts/Patent Numbers/1,719,876/Made in U.S.A." The Burnitol Trade Mark (Burnitol within a black circle) appears above all the lettering.
Use
To hold and dispose of the highly contagious phlegm of people with tuberculosis.
Context
Distributed by doctors to workers in the granite industry. (Never used.)
Acquisition
2006.78
Made/Created
Burnitol Manufacturing Company
1918
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard, Waxed Paperboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Brown's Pharmacy
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Portable Files
Name/Title
Portable Files
Entry/Object ID
1944.10a-b
Description
Two rolled files or bill carriers. Each file consists of a long, narrow piece of leather with folds at the top and bottom. They are each slit periodically across the center to hold a tie use to keep them rolled. One roll is marked, "C Rockwell Cornwall Vt". The other roll was filled with bills upon receipt, transferred to the archive.
Context
Owned by C. Rockwell in Cornwall, Vermont
Acquisition
1944.10
Made/Created
1850-1860
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Materials
Leather
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Cornwall
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Postcard
Name/Title
Postcard
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.195
Description
Cardboard cutout of France with a child's photo in the center plus other magazine pictures of people in costumes. Red, white and blue yarn stiched around child's photo. One the back are the words, " Souvenir d'une petite fille de France." An envelop with the map says it is for a young American girl. It came from Paris.
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
Wood, Paper, Cardboard, Yarn
Postcard
Name/Title
Postcard
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.214
Description
These 11 postcards are of paintings. Many say Salon de Paris. The description on the backs, on the edge of the area set aside for writing a message, is written in several languages, including English.
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
Postcard
Name/Title
Postcard
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.215
Description
Postcard of angels in trees entitled "Serenity."
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
Postcard
Name/Title
Postcard
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.216
Description
A postcard showing two girls with the taller handing a doll to the younger. The only colors on the card are blue and yellow. The title at the top says, "Ligue Franternelle Des Enfants De France." There is poem on the bottom.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Postcard
Name/Title
Postcard
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.217
Description
A postcard cut into an oval shape showing a young woman with long dark hair, a pink blouse and gray skirt with pink roses on her lap and one in her hand.
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
Poster
Name/Title
Poster
Entry/Object ID
1974.4.2
Description
Poster showing an image of a satellite, a United States Flag, and a Skylab II patch. The poster is signed, "To the people of the State of Vermont for their contribution to making the dream of a manned earth orbiting space station a reality" and autographed by Alan Bean, Owen Garriott, and Jack Lousma.
Context
Sent to the State of Vermont along with a fragment of moon rock.
Acquisition
1974.4
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Fabric, Paper, Paperboard, Cardboard
Relationships
NASA
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Poster
Name/Title
Poster
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.198
Description
A black and white poster that explains the history of the name "America" from a publication from April 25, 1507. One side has a copy of the early document and the other side has an English translation. The poster came from the mayor of Saint-die-Vosges, 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
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Prayer Card
Name/Title
Prayer Card
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.218
Description
This collection of items includes a family photograph with a note on the back saying it was taken at the first communion of Jean-Loup. A boy in the photo has a white ribbon tied on the sleeve of his jacket, a white handkerchief in his breast pocket and white gloves. He is pictured with two other children and seven adults all dressed in finery.
There are three prayer cards.
One shows a priest and has what is said to be a snip from a piece of material that he touched. Another show three people praying and has a message of friendship handwritten on the back from Marie Louise and Emile Lagache.
A third shows Jesus giving someone communion. Handwritten on the back is the name of the boy in the picture at his first communion.
The envelop has a note that says, "A nos chers amis d'Amerique" (To my dear American friends).
The sheet says it is "pour le Jubile D'or Sacerdotal de Monsieur le Chanoine Georges Desbrosses." It appears to be a poem written by Marie-Louise Lagache.
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, Paper
Product Model
Name/Title
Product Model
Entry/Object ID
1994.31a-d
Description
A salesman's model of a silo with its carrying case. The miniature silo is made of red stained wood with a wooden roof. The side of the model is painted with the label, "THE GREEN MOUNTAIN SILO". The inside of the model has a sticker with the inscription, "MANNING MANUFACTURING CO./MANUFACTURERS OF DAIRY & CREAMERY APPARATUS/RUTLAND, VERMONT". The roof comes off the model to show the inside and has a wedge-shaped opening secured with strap hinges. Each level up the side of the silo has a functioning, removable square door. The sample kit comes with two silo board samples. The leather carrying case is shaped to fit the model, with a tightly-fitted removable lid, and a carrying handle on the side.
Use
Used as an example by traveling salespeople in order to sell full-sized silos.
Context
Made in Rutland, VT by Manning Manufacturing Company.
Acquisition
1994.31
Made/Created
Manning Manufacturing Company
1900-1914
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1991.63.1
Description
Round white plastic button printed in blue with an image of a heron and the inscription, "10th Anniversary / CUP PATIENTIA OMNIA POSSUNT CONFICI / Riverside School".
Context
Produced for the 10th anniversary of the founding of Riverside School in Lyndonville, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.63
Made/Created
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Riverside School
Related Place
Village
Lyndonville
Town
Lyndon
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Rail
Name/Title
Rail
Entry/Object ID
1975.2
Description
Rusting cast iron railroad rail segment. The rail is cast in an "I" shape with a narrow center and flared top and bottom. The bottom flair is wider than the top. The broken end suggests that it may have been saved to use as a Dutchman, or splice.
Context
Found along the abandoned road bed of the Montpelier and Wells River Railroad near Wells River, Vermont. The rail segment is one of the earliest types of rail used in Vermont in the 1840s and 1850s.
Acquisition
1975.2
Made/Created
1840-1850
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Iron
Relationships
Related Place
Village
Wells River
Town
Newbury
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Ration Book
Name/Title
Ration Book
Entry/Object ID
2003.15.1a-f
Description
Brown leather bifold folder or wallet with four ration books and a quarantine notice. The ration books are noted to be "War Ration Book Four". The issue information is written on the front page of each in pen. They were issued to Parker Perry, Margaret Perry, Judith Perry, and Anthony Perry. The quarantine notice is titled, "Modified Quarantine Notice", signed by a Health Officer (illegible), and dated Aug. 1948. It states that the quarantine was issued because of a report of measles in the family.
Context
Issued to the Perry family of Morrisville, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.15
Made/Created
1948
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Dimensions
Materials
Cardboard, Leather, Paper
Relationships
Perry, Parker (1903-1988)
Related Place
Village
Morrisville
Town
Morristown
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
World War II
Relic, Historic
Name/Title
Relic, Historic
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.74
Description
Reportedly a piece of the Arc de Triomphe that was blasted off when the Germans tried to destroy that monument during World War II. It is piece of concrete with a gray/white outer layer slightly different in composition from what is inside. An accompanying note (c) written on graphing paper says in French that the fragment was blown off on May 8, 1944. The chunk came in a blue box (b).
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
Concrete
Ring
Name/Title
Ring
Entry/Object ID
1972.28.6a-b
Description
Jet mourning ring and an uncarved piece of jet.
Context
Owned by a member of the Maxham family of Middlesex, Vermont
Acquisition
1972.28
Made/Created
1860-1880
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Materials
Jet
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Middlesex
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Rock
Name/Title
Rock
Entry/Object ID
1932.1.1
Description
Smooth round rock collected as a petrified potato. The rock is accompanied by a paper note reading, "Not a petrified potato".
Acquisition
1932.1
Materials
Stone
Rock
Name/Title
Rock
Entry/Object ID
1957.38
Description
Dark gray rock with mottle surface.
Context
Found in a small brook in Worcester, Vermont
Acquisition
1957.38
Dimensions
Materials
Stone
Rock Fragment
Name/Title
Rock Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1977.51.3
Description
Wedge-shaped piece of rock glued to a rectangular piece of cardboard. The cardboard reads, "A piece of stone from the fortress at Fort St. Frederick"
Context
Originally used in construction of Fort Saint-Frédéric, a French fort on Lake Champlain built to defend against British colonization.
Acquisition
1977.51
Made/Created
1813
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Place
City
Crown Point
State/Province
New York
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
War of 1812
Rock Fragment
Name/Title
Rock Fragment
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.710
Description
An igneous grey rock with traces of mortar on it. A rectangular side is worn clean, indicating exposure.
Context
Taken from Fort Ticonderog by W. E. Carpenter in July of 1895.
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
1755
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Related Place
City
Fort Ticonderoga
State/Province
New York
Country
United States of America
Continent
Rope
Name/Title
Rope
Entry/Object ID
1954.38.1
Description
Partially plaited lengths of hemp rope within a wooden cigar box. The box is labled "PERFECTO". The bottom of the box bears the handwritten, label, "A piece of the rope taken from the launching of the S.S. Vermont".
Context
Used during the launch of the second USS Vermont in 1905
Acquisition
1954.38
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Materials
Hemp
Sailor's Valentine
Name/Title
Sailor's Valentine
Entry/Object ID
1959.57.5
Description
Heart-shaped sailor's valentine decorated with seashells. One side is decorated all over with various shells, and a border of snail shells. The other side has a printed illustration of a harbor, with a border of snail shells and various other shells filling in the gaps. The edge is decorated with purple velvet and gold ribbon.
Acquisition
1959.57
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper, Shell
Relationships
Place
Town
Highgate
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Seal
Name/Title
Seal
Entry/Object ID
1951.4.2
Description
Whale bone stamp or seal with wooden handle. The seal reads "Wait" in cursive script.
Context
Used by Marmaduke Wait of Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
1951.4
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Whale Bone, Wood
Relationships
Wait, Marmaduke (1774-1847)
Related Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shadow Box
Name/Title
Shadow Box
Entry/Object ID
1941.25
Description
Shadow box frame containing several loose buttons. The buttons are pressed against the glass with cotton batting, almost holding them in place. Buttons are are clothing fasteners, but range from decorative buttons, to military buttons, to utilitarian buttons.
Context
Collected by Luella J. Ordway of Tunbridge, Vermont
Acquisition
1941.25
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Ordway, Luella Jane Osborn (1864-1957)
Related Place
Town
Tunbridge
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Shell
Name/Title
Shell
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.44
Description
Twenty sea shells and two stones with the bag they were found in. A note on the bag reads, " the things which are in this (bag) come from "La Bretagne" in France." Printed in blue on the bag are the words, "Produit de Choix."
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
Shell, Stone
Sign
Name/Title
Sign
Entry/Object ID
2003.13
Description
Wooden sign with the gold-painted inscription, "WHITE-RIVER-BRIDGE, LOTTERY OFFICE." The sign consists of a half-circle above a rectangle. The whole is painted black and textured with sand. At the center of the sign is a painting of a cornucopia tilting downward to pour coins into an upturned top hat. The sign is framed with a narrow piece of wood.
Acquisition
2003.13
Made/Created
1826
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Hartford
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Sign
Interpretative Labels
The Barre, Vermont Board of Trade commissioned this sign around the turn of the 20th century to promote the city. The Board was the forerunner of the Chamber of Commerce in the area. In the 1980s, workers found this sign along with nine other identical ones in a barn, still packed in its original railroad shipping crate. We don't know why the signs were never uncrated and used.
Name/Title
Sign
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1245
Description
Square wooden sign made from 6 pine planks nailed to three vertical boards. The front of the sign is painted white with a black border and the words, "TO BARRE VERMONT THE GRANITE CENTER OF THE WORLD GOOD HOTELS-GARAGES-STORES" with a right-pointing arrow. The back of the sign is painted black with the words, "Barre Board of Trade Barre, Vt." in white painted vertically.
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
circa 1900
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal
Sign
Name/Title
Sign
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.1
Description
Metal sign that has a green leaf at the top and the words "DON'T / TRASH / VERMONT" in the bottom half in black.
Acquisition
2001.31
Made/Created
2001
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Event
Green Up Day
Sign
Interpretative Labels
Starting in 1921, Vermont schools could apply for a state "STANDARD" or "SUPERIOR" enameled plate to display. Under this system, meant originally to encourage improvements to rural schoolhouses, approval points were granted for building improvements such as painted walls, electrical lighting, and flush toilets. While the program phased out in the 1970s, signs such as these can still be found on current and former school buildings around Vermont.
Name/Title
Sign
Entry/Object ID
2011.17
Description
Green metal sign printed in white with the Vermont state seal at the center top and the inscription, "STANDARD SCHOOL / OFFICIALLY APPROVED BY VERMONT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION".
Context
Used to indicate whether a school building met certain standards, such as having electrical lighting
Acquisition
2011.17
Made/Created
1950-1969
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Enamel
Smelling Bottle
Name/Title
Smelling Bottle
Entry/Object ID
1962.23.7
Description
Small container made from an animal's horn. The horn is hollow and closes with a screw-on lid. The lid and the tip of the horn have holes with eye rings attached for hanging on a chain. There is white powder inside the bottle (smelling salts).
Acquisition
1962.23
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Horn
Relationships
Place
Town
Waterbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Smoking Pipe
Name/Title
Smoking Pipe
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1293
Description
Smoking pipe made of soapstone. The pipe consists of an upright hollow tube with a slightly flaring mouth set into a nearly perpendicular hollow triangle that is open on one side. The whole is carved from a single piece of soapstone.
Context
Found in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Soapstone
Relationships
Place
Town
St. Johnsbury
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Snuffbox
Name/Title
Snuffbox
Entry/Object ID
1932.5.5
Description
Papier-mâché oval snuffbox with hinged top. The box is thickly lacquered in black with the letters "H R Tyl / K[illeg]sar[illeg]e" scratched into one side.
Context
Owned by a member of the Tyler family in Brattleboro, Vermont
Acquisition
1932.5
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Papier-mâché
Relationships
Tyler, Royall (1757-1826)
Snuffbox
Name/Title
Snuffbox
Entry/Object ID
1932.5.6
Description
Octagonal papier-mâché snuffbox. The box is thickly lacquered in black with a small brass shield inlaid at the center top. The letters "SHa" are scratched into the bottom.
Context
Said to have been owned by Daniel Shays of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, who led Shays' Rebellion.
Acquisition
1932.5
Made/Created
circa 1780
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Papier-mâché
Relationships
Shays, Daniel (1747-1825)
Snuffbox
Name/Title
Snuffbox
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.665
Description
Rectangular snuffbox decorated with a raised geometric design with mother-of-pearl inlaid dots.
Context
Owned by Lucy Bailey Lawton Short in Hartland, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.1
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Materials
Wood
Relationships
Short, Lucy Bailey Lawton (1809-1898)
Related Place
Town
Hartland
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Snuffbox
Name/Title
Snuffbox
Entry/Object ID
1958.40.20
Description
Papier-maché snuffbox painted to look like tortoiseshell. The center of the top is painted in gold in a floral medallion with a clear glass gem in the center.
Acquisition
1958.40
Made/Created
1890-1910
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché
Snuffbox
Name/Title
Snuffbox
Entry/Object ID
1960.24.28
Description
Round, papier-mâché snuff box. The top is painted orange and printed in black with an image of a man standing near a large mortar and pestle on a pedestal. There is a chair filled with books placed near him.
Acquisition
1960.24
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Papier-mâché
Souvenir
Name/Title
Souvenir
Entry/Object ID
2015.19.8a-c
Description
Rock collection in cardboard box. The collection consists of several small rock samples adhered to a piece of paper labeled, "ROCKS & MINERALS gathered in or near The Green Mountains of Vermont". The rocks are quartz, epidote, mica, spodumene, jasper, marble, copper ore, slate, granite, talc, asbestos, garnet, feldspar, serpentine, galena, and actinolite. Two of the rocks, mica and galena, are missing.
Context
Made by Ruth Partridge Roy as a school project.
Acquisition
2015.19
Made/Created
Artist
Roy, Ruth Partridge
1960
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Materials
Cardboard
Souvenir Card
Name/Title
Souvenir Card
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.212
Description
A bright yellow circle with the picture of a black boy shining shoes. A second piece of cardboard is attached on the back and moves, allowing different letters to appear through cutouts on the top edge of the circle and two different speech lines to appear in a speech bubble by the boy. One line says in French that the boy is called Amadou and the other line says he is at your service. One set of letters at the top spell "CITRAGE" and the others spell "AUFRA."
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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Materials
Paper, Cardboard
Spindle
Name/Title
Spindle
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.57
Description
Dark piece of turned wood with an ornate profile consisting primarily of beading and long cymas.
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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Wood
Streetcar Bell
Name/Title
Streetcar Bell
Entry/Object ID
1980.18.3
Description
Round metal streetcar bell. The bell is mounted on a central post to a square metal base that in turn was meant to be mounted on a vertical wall with bolt holes in each corner. There is a long pull chain with a wooden knob on the end attached to a lever at the top for ringing the bell.
Context
Used on the Waterbury/Stowe trolley
Acquisition
1980.18
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Dimensions
Materials
Iron
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Syrup Sampler
Name/Title
Syrup Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1994.35a-f
Description
Sampler of four glass bottles of maple syrup inside a plywood display case. The case is made of five pieces of plywood and fronted with glass. The top of the case has a drawer handle and the handwritten label, "Pawlet VT." An index card secured to the inside of the glass panel reads, "THIS SYRUP MADE FROM SAME SUPER BUSH SAME FAMILY, ONE ON RIGHT MADE IN [IRON] KETTLE". Inside the case are four bottles, held within a custom divider system created from repurposed styrofoam packing materials. Each bottle has a handwritten paper label giving the year the syrup was tapped (left to right: 1945, 1922, 1888, 1877). In front of the divider is a wooden tap spout.
Context
Made by the Moore family of Pawlet, Vermont.
Acquisition
1994.35
Made/Created
1877-1945
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Dimensions
Materials
Glass, Metal, Paper, Wood, Styrofoam
Tableware Set
Name/Title
Tableware Set
Entry/Object ID
1971.20.2a-u
Description
Handpainted wooden bowls, salad serving pieces and utensils. Each piece is painted with a different scene of woodland animals, primarily deer.
Context
Made by Manuel & Lucille Miller of Bethel, Vermont
Acquisition
1971.20
Made/Created
Miller, Lucille (1910-1977), Miller, Manuel
1946
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Materials
Wood
Taxidermy Mount
Interpretative Labels
Catamount (Puma concolor), 1881 Barnard, Vermont Gift of Col. John B. Mead, #1960.8 The cougar, mountain lion, puma, or catamount as it’s known in Vermont, was once considered such a threat to livestock that it was hunted to extinction. Today the catamount has become a beloved symbol of Vermont and lives on in art, literature, and popular culture. Alexander Crowell killed this catamount on Thanksgiving Day, 1881 in Barnard, Vermont. Responding to complaints of a predator eating sheep, a small group of hunters tracked this catamount all day through its tracks in the snow. Crowell first shot the animal in the leg with the shotgun (1968.15) and then used a borrowed rifle to shoot the catamount in the head. Newspaper reports called the catamount (or panther) the largest ever seen in the state. The “Monster Panther” was preserved and exhibited around the state. Since 1886, the catamount has been on display at the Vermont State House and at the Vermont Historical Society. Though prevalent in other parts of the continent, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declared the cougar extinct in most of the east. However, sightings of the elusive animal continue. Do you have a catamount story?
Name/Title
Taxidermy Mount
Entry/Object ID
1960.8
Description
Taxidermy mount of a North American cougar, also known as a catamount, mountain lion, or panther. The animal is mounted so as to appear to be walking.
Context
The animal was shot by Alexander Crowell on November 24, 1881 in Barnard, VT.
Acquisition
1960.8
Made/Created
1881
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Person or Organization
Crowell, Alexander (1837-1913)
Place
Town
Barnard
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Ticket Box
Name/Title
Ticket Box
Entry/Object ID
1950.6
Description
Long, leather covered box. The box lid hinges from the back and secures with a front flap that locks in the center. The flap is labeled, "R. C. BUSH," on the left and "VT. C. R. R." on the right. The interior of the box has wooden dividers separating it into two rows with several small cubbies.
Use
Used to collect train tickets from passengers on the Vermont Central Railroad.
Context
Used by R. C. Bush, a train conductor for Vermont Central Railroad. Bush died when the engine on his train exploded around 1850.
Acquisition
1950.6
Made/Created
1840-1850
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Materials
Leather
Relationships
Bush, R. C., Central Vermont Railway
Tobacco Bags
Name/Title
Tobacco Bags
Entry/Object ID
1959.63.13a-c
Description
Three cotton bags of tobacco. Each bag closes with a drawstring and has a paper label that reads, "WHALE SMOKING TOBACCO" with a picture of a whale cresting out of the water.
Context
Likely owned in East Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1959.63
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Overall
Materials
Cotton, Paper
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Place
Village
East Calais
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
2002.36.8
Description
Wooden token printed with purple ink. One side is printed with the the inscription, "WATERBURY, VT. June 30th thru July 6th" around the edge, and images of four buildings above a central banner and flooded building in water below the banner. The banner reads, "WATERBURY, VERMONT BICENTENNIAL". The other side of the token is printed with the inscription, "WOODEN NICKEL GOOD IN TRADE AT ANY COOPERATING BUSINESS OR REDEEMABLE AT FACE VALUE AT BICENTENNIAL HEADQUARTERS ON OR BEFORE JULY 3, 1963 FACE 5c VALUE".
Context
Produced for use at local shops to celebrate the bicentennial of the chartering of Waterbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
2002.36
Made/Created
1963
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Materials
Wood
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Related Place
Town
Waterbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
Waterbury Bicentennial
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
2002.36.9
Description
Wooden token printed with blue ink. One side is printed with the the inscription, "WATERBURY, VT. June 30th thru July 6th" around the edge, and images of four buildings above a central banner and flooded building in water below the banner. The banner reads, "WATERBURY, VERMONT BICENTENNIAL". The other side of the token is printed with the inscription, "WOODEN NICKEL GOOD IN TRADE AT ANY COOPERATING BUSINESS OR REDEEMABLE AT FACE VALUE AT BICENTENNIAL HEADQUARTERS ON OR BEFORE JULY 3, 1963 FACE 5c VALUE".
Context
Produced for use at local shops to celebrate the bicentennial of the chartering of Waterbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
2002.36
Made/Created
1963
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Wood
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Related Place
Town
Waterbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
Waterbury Bicentennial
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
2002.36.10
Description
Wooden token printed with black ink. One side is printed with the the inscription, "WATERBURY, VT. June 30th thru July 6th" around the edge, and images of four buildings above a central banner and flooded building in water below the banner. The banner reads, "WATERBURY, VERMONT BICENTENNIAL". The other side of the token is printed with the inscription, "WOODEN NICKEL GOOD IN TRADE AT ANY COOPERATING BUSINESS OR REDEEMABLE AT FACE VALUE AT BICENTENNIAL HEADQUARTERS ON OR BEFORE JULY 3, 1963 FACE 5c VALUE".
Context
Produced for use at local shops to celebrate the bicentennial of the chartering of Waterbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
2002.36
Made/Created
1963
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Materials
Wood
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Related Place
Town
Waterbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
Waterbury Bicentennial
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
2002.36.11
Description
Wooden token printed with red ink. One side is printed with the the inscription, "WATERBURY, VT. June 30th thru July 6th" around the edge, and images of four buildings above a central banner and flooded building in water below the banner. The banner reads, "WATERBURY, VERMONT BICENTENNIAL". The other side of the token is printed with the inscription, "WOODEN NICKEL GOOD IN TRADE AT ANY COOPERATING BUSINESS OR REDEEMABLE AT FACE VALUE AT BICENTENNIAL HEADQUARTERS ON OR BEFORE JULY 3, 1963 FACE 5c VALUE".
Context
Produced for use at local shops to celebrate the bicentennial of the chartering of Waterbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
2002.36
Made/Created
1963
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Materials
Wood
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Related Place
Town
Waterbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
Waterbury Bicentennial
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
2002.36.12
Description
Wooden token printed with green ink. One side is printed with the the inscription, "WATERBURY, VT. June 30th thru July 6th" around the edge, and images of four buildings above a central banner and flooded building in water below the banner. The banner reads, "WATERBURY, VERMONT BICENTENNIAL". The other side of the token is printed with the inscription, "WOODEN NICKEL GOOD IN TRADE AT ANY COOPERATING BUSINESS OR REDEEMABLE AT FACE VALUE AT BICENTENNIAL HEADQUARTERS ON OR BEFORE JULY 3, 1963 FACE 5c VALUE".
Context
Produced for use at local shops to celebrate the bicentennial of the chartering of Waterbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
2002.36
Made/Created
1963
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Wood
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Related Place
Town
Waterbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
Waterbury Bicentennial
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
2010.41.10
Description
Round wooden disk ("wooden nickel") printed on one side with the inscription, "VERMONT BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Rockingham, Vt. July 15-17, 1877". The other side is printed with an outline of the map of Vermont beneath a flying flag on a pole that reads "LIBERTY" beneath a crescent moon. The inscription "VERMONT STATE BICENTENNIAL VERMONT" is around the edge.
Context
Made for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the American Revolutionary War
Acquisition
2010.41
Made/Created
1977
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Materials
Wood
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Related Place
Town
Rockingham
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1984.3.1
Description
Round wooden token. One side is printed with an image of a church steeple and the inscription, "MANCHESTER, VERMONT - BICENTENNIAL / 1761 FOUR SEASON RESORT 1961". The other side is printed with the inscription, "WOODEN NICKEL / GOOD IN TRADE AT ANY COOPERATIVE BUSINESS OR REDEEMABLE AT FACE VALUE AT BICENTENNIAL HDQTR'S ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 11, 1961 / FACE 5c VALUE".
Context
Produced for the 200th anniversary celebration of Manchester, Vermont
Acquisition
1984.3
Made/Created
1961
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Materials
Wood
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Manchester
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Manchester Bicentennial
Trade Catalog
Name/Title
Trade Catalog
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.209
Description
This is a four-page catalog if gifts from Aux Trois Quartiers in Paris. It features canes, hat pines, pens, manicure sets, butter and cheese knives, tea set, umbrellas, purses and inside is a page of toys such as a farm set, a doll, a trains, tops and paints.
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
Trade Catalog
Name/Title
Trade Catalog
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.210
Description
A 32-page catalog of gifts from Aux Trois Quartiers in Paris. The front page features toys for ChristmasInside there are books, chess sets, china and glass items, silver, purses, clocks, fans, desk accessories, picture frames, lamp shades, umbrellas, furniture, lace, tablecloths, furs, gloves, and handkerchiefs.
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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Materials
Paper
Relationships
Merci Train
Trade Sign
Interpretative Labels
Wendell G. Lane is listed in the Barre City Directories during the 1940s and 1950s with this telephone number. His contracting business was then located at 57 Spaulding Street. Earlier in his life he worked as a draftsman for his father, Adolph B. Lane. As a draftsman he probably had the skill to paint this wooden sign for his own business.
Name/Title
Trade Sign
Entry/Object ID
2007.68
Description
Rectangular wooden sign painted with the inscription, "W. G. LANE CONTRACTOR BARRE VT. TEL. 1776-W". The words are painted blue on a white ground and there is a blue border on all four sides.
Acquisition
2007.68
Made/Created
1945-1960
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Wood
Trade Sign
Interpretative Labels
Mechanical engineer Richard W. Cary formed his engineering & machine company in 1959, focusing on machine design for the granite industry. He was also a consulting engineer specializing in polishing machines, wire saws, conveyors and accessories, cranes and crane modernization, wire saw sheaves, sheave rims, and liners.
Name/Title
Trade Sign
Entry/Object ID
2006.75
Description
Square, orange metal sign painted in black with the words, "CARY ENGINEERING & MACHINE CO. Barre, Vermont, U.S.A."
Context
Cary Engineering & Machine company was founded in 1959 in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2006.75
Made/Created
1958-1995
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Cary Engineering and Machine Company
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Trade Sign
Name/Title
Trade Sign
Entry/Object ID
2012.59
Description
Semicircular metal and wooden sign painted in gold with the inscription, "Dr. LYMAN ALLEN HOURS 130 to 3 P.M." The front of the sign has a attached grains of sand, giving it a round texture. The back is hollow, using what appear to be scrap pieces of molding to hold the sign away from the wall.
Context
Used on the office of Dr. Lyman Allen on Main Street in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2012.59
Made/Created
1900-1920
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Allen, Lyman (1872-1961)
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Trade Sign
Interpretative Labels
The painted-wood sign for the Blacksmith Shop of Sylvanus Aldrich uses symbols, such as a horseshoe and anvil, to indicate the services provided. Such symbolism was common in eighteenth and nineteenth century signs to overcome language and literacy barriers. Aldrich ran a successful business in Barre, VT, from 1800 until his death in 1850. His shop featured the first trip-hammer, a mechanical iron-working hammer, in Vermont. Aldrich's family became distinguished citizens with the Aldrich Library named after son Leonard.
Name/Title
Trade Sign
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.1235
Description
Rectangular wooden trade sign. The front of the sign is painted white with black images of a long-haired horse, an axe head, a hatchet head, and a horseshoe. The inscription, "S. ALDRICH." is painted across the bottom. There are remnants of three leather straps along the top of the sign. The reverse is marked in pencil, "Blacksmith sign of Sylvenus Aldrich (Farth) Leonard F. Aldrich / from OJ Dodge".
Context
Used to the mark the blacksmith shop of Sylvanus Aldrich in Barre, Vermont, from 1830 to 1850.
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
1830-1840
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Overall
Materials
Wood, Leather
Relationships
Aldrich, Sylvanus (1779-1850)
Trade Sign
Interpretative Labels
Name/Title
Trade Sign
Entry/Object ID
2010.60
Description
Large, rectangular wooden trade sign. The sign is painted black with gold lettering saying "S. F. DUTTON'S OFFICE".
Context
Used outside the office of Judge Salmon F. Dutton of Cavendish, Vermont
Acquisition
2010.60
Made/Created
1850-1860
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Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
S. F. Dutton, Dutton, Salmon Fletcher (1803-1857)
Related Place
Town
Cavendish
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Trade Sign
Name/Title
Trade Sign
Entry/Object ID
1957.24
Description
Shield-shaped trade sign with forged iron hanging eyes. Though all grey now, evidence of a painted design is present. The design consists of a scrolling banner with the words, "ROBERT WHITELAW", on it forming a heart around a dotted ground.
Context
Used at the tavern operated by Robert Whitelaw in Ryegate, Vermont
Acquisition
1957.24
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Relationships
Whitelaw, Robert
Related Place
Town
Ryegate
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Traffic Sign
Interpretative Labels
This sign is similar in age to the other toll road sign in this exhibit dating from the early 1800s. It was used at Toll Gate No. 4 in Stockbridge on the road between Middlebury and Woodstock. It may have hung on the old Cobb Bridge in Stockbridge which was near the donor's home.
Name/Title
Traffic Sign
Entry/Object ID
1936.3
Description
White-painted wooden sign. The sign is stenciled with gate toll rates based on vehicle type, including types of carriages and carts pulled by various animals.
Context
Said to have been used on the road through Stockbridge, Vermont, possibly at the Old Cobb Bridge.
Acquisition
1936.3
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Overall
Materials
Wood, Paint
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Related Place
Town
Stockbridge
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Trash Bag
Name/Title
Trash Bag
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.2
Description
Large, brown paper bag with a square bottom. The bag is printed in green ink with the Green Up logo as well as the logos for Vermont Federal Bank and C. V. Landfill. There is a dotted line printed across the bag near the top that reads, "DO NOT FILL ABOVE THIS LINE / TO CLOSE PLASE ROLL DOWN TOP OF BAG AND CRIMP SECURELY".
Context
Distributed in Mansfield, Vermont, for use during Green Up Day
Acquisition
2001.31
Made/Created
Set Point Paper Co.
circa 1980-circa 1990
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Materials
Paper
Relationships
Vermont Green Up, Inc.
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Green Up Day
Trash Bag
Name/Title
Trash Bag
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.3
Description
Large, brown paper bag with a square bottom. The bag is printed in green ink with an image of New England surrounded by three arrows with the words, "ECOLOGICAL RECYCLABLE BIODGRADABLE" on them. Below the image is the inscription, "Emerging Solutions to the Disposal Crisis / New England Resource Recover Conference Organized By: The New Hampshire Resource Recovery Association".
Acquisition
2001.31
Made/Created
circa 1980-circa 1990
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Vermont Green Up, Inc.
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Green Up Day
Trash Bag
Name/Title
Trash Bag
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.4
Description
Large, brown paper trash bag. The bag is printed in green ink with a dashed line near the top and the inscription, "DO NOT FILL ABOVE THIS LINE / FOR EASY CLOSING-ROLL DOWN TOP OF BAG AND CRIMP SECURELY". Near the bottom are the words, "THIS BAG IS MADE OF RECYCLABLE AND BIODEGRADABLE KRAFT PAPER" and the logo for Ecolo-bag.
Context
Made for Green Up Day
Acquisition
2001.31
Made/Created
circa 1980-circa 1990
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Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Vermont Green Up, Inc.
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State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
Green Up Day
Trash Bag
Name/Title
Trash Bag
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.5
Description
Large, green plastic bag printed in black with the Green Up logo and the logo of 7 sponsors. The Green Up logo is flanked by the words "30 YRS". The sponsors include Chittenden Bank, Vermont Yankee, Pepsi, National Life, Casella Waste Systems, Inc., McDonald's, and Maplefields.
Context
Produced for Green Up Day, 2000.
Acquisition
2001.31
Made/Created
2000-2001
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic
Relationships
Vermont Green Up, Inc.
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
Green Up Day
Trash Bag
Name/Title
Trash Bag
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.6
Description
Large, green plastic bag printed in black with the Green Up logo and the logo of 7 sponsors. The Green Up logo is flanked by the words "30 YRS". The sponsors include Chittenden Bank, Vermont Yankee, Pepsi, National Life, Casella Waste Systems, Inc., McDonald's, and Maplefields.
Context
Produced for Green Up Day, 2000
Acquisition
2001.31
Made/Created
2000-2001
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic
Relationships
Vermont Green Up, Inc.
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State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
Green Up Day
Trash Bag
Name/Title
Trash Bag
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.7
Description
Large, green plastic bag printed in black with the Green Up logo and the logo of 7 sponsors. The Green Up logo is flanked by the words "30 YRS". The sponsors include Chittenden Bank, Vermont Yankee, Pepsi, National Life, Casella Waste Systems, Inc., McDonald's, and Maplefields.
Context
Produced for Green Up Day, 2000
Acquisition
2001.31
Made/Created
2000-2001
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic
Relationships
Vermont Green Up, Inc.
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State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
Green Up Day
Trash Bag
Name/Title
Trash Bag
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.8
Description
Large, green plastic bag printed in black with the Green Up logo and the logo of 4 sponsors. The sponsors include WSI Wasted Systems International, Inc., Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation, Pepsi, and Casella Waste Management.
Context
Produced for Green Up Day
Acquisition
2001.31
Made/Created
1995-2000
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic
Relationships
Vermont Green Up, Inc.
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State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
Green Up Day
Trash Bag
Name/Title
Trash Bag
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.9
Description
Large, green plastic bag printed in black with the Green Up logo and the logo of McDonald's (a sponsor).
Context
Produced for Green Up Day
Acquisition
2001.31
Made/Created
1995-2001
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Overall
Materials
Plastic
Relationships
Vermont Green Up, Inc.
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State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
Green Up Day
Trash Bag
Name/Title
Trash Bag
Entry/Object ID
2001.31.10
Description
Small, white plastic back printed in green with an illustration of a cow and the inscription, "GREEN UP VERMONT / 30 Yrs" above the logos of several sponsors. Sponsors include Chittenden Bank, Vermont Yankee, Pepsi, Casella Waste Systems, Inc., National Life, McDonalds, and Maplefields.
Context
Produced for Green Up Day, 2000.
Acquisition
2001.31
Made/Created
1970-1999
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Overall
Materials
Plastic
Relationships
Vermont Green Up, Inc.
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State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
Green Up Day
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
2008.38.15
Description
Round wood tray burned around the edge with the inscription, "JOE + LAURA ALGER / AUG. 17, 1916 / GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY / AUG 17, 1966". There are handwritten names covering the middle of the tray. The back is burned, "Friendship Tray" and inked, "ABCDE&F".
Context
Presented to Joseph and Laura Alger of Fairlee, Vermont, to commemorate their 50th wedding anniversary
Acquisition
2008.38
Made/Created
1966
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Wood
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Related Place
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Treenail
Name/Title
Treenail
Entry/Object ID
1955.24
Description
Cylindrical wooden peg.
Use
Treenails are used to fasten pieces of wood together.
Context
Used in the construction of the Cheshire bridge in Springfield, Vermont, built in 1896
Acquisition
1955.24
Made/Created
1896
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Materials
Wood
Treenail
Name/Title
Treenail
Entry/Object ID
1960.105
Description
Cylindrical wooden peg. One side has been pounded open, splitting along the grain.
Context
Taken from the Grove Street bridge in Rutland, Vermont, which was originally built in 1876.
Acquisition
1960.105
Made/Created
1876
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Wood
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Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Treenails
Name/Title
Treenails
Entry/Object ID
1960.14a-d
Description
Four wooden treenails. All the treenails are cylindrical. Two have wider, circular heads, and one has a square head.
Context
Used in the Lewis Bridge in Westminster, Vermont. Given out as souvenirs when the bridge was dismantled.
Acquisition
1960.14
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Wood
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Place
Town
Westminster
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Treenails
Name/Title
Treenails
Entry/Object ID
1975.9a-b
Description
Pair of wooden pins. Each pin tapers to a point on one side and is square on the other side.
Context
From the old grist mill in Wheelock, Vermont, originally built in 1793. These were removed when the mill was torn down in September, 1941.
Acquisition
1975.9
Made/Created
1793
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Overall
Materials
Wood
Trinket Box
Name/Title
Trinket Box
Entry/Object ID
1953.9.2a-d
Description
Small trinket box with glass sides and a velvet-covered lid. The purple velvent has a pink rose appliquéd at the center. The glass sides show a printed paper lining printed in repeating floral tiles.
Acquisition
1953.9
Made/Created
E. B. Meyrowitz
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Trinket Box
Name/Title
Trinket Box
Entry/Object ID
1959.58.5a-c
Description
Small oval trinket box with lid. The box is lined with green-and-white marbled paper. The top of the lid is inset with a disk showing a red-and-white house with the label (ADMIRAL DEWEY'S BIRTHPLACE, MONTPELIER, VT." (now detached).
Context
Shows the family home of Admiral George Dewey in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1959.58
Made/Created
1898-1900
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Celluloid, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Trinket Box
Name/Title
Trinket Box
Entry/Object ID
1961.50.1
Description
Small cardboard box in the shape of a book. The box opens by lifting the book's "cover", which hinges at the spine. The spine is labeled, "Christmas Present". The lid of the box is glass.
Acquisition
1961.50
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cardboard, Glass
Trophy
Name/Title
Trophy
Entry/Object ID
2011.20.1
Description
Large, decorative wooden spoon. The pine spoon is stained dark olive green with gold tones. The handle of the spoon is carved with the inscription, "R. S. Currier '85". The bowl of the spoon is hand painted with a bunch of dark purple grapes with attached vines and leaves.
Context
Presented to Richard Sawyer Currier of Barre, Vermont, by his Dartmouth classmates for being the "fellow who was the biggest eater".
Acquisition
2011.20
Made/Created
1884
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pine
Relationships
Currier, Richard Sawyer (1859-1939), Dartmouth College
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Trophy
Name/Title
Trophy
Entry/Object ID
2014.51.10
Description
Rectangular clear acrylic panel set into a wooden base. The panel is etched and gilded with the words, "Outstanding Corporate Member 1998 / Central Vermont Public Service Corporation / Northeast Public Power Association". Beneath the words, a small medallion is embedding into the acrylic that is molded with a logo consisting of the letters N and E and an arrow pointing upwards to the right.
Context
Awarded to Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, once the largest electricity supplier in Vermont.
Acquisition
2014.51
Made/Created
1998
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Plexiglass, Acrylic
Relationships
Central Vermont Public Service Corporation
Related Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Trunk
Name/Title
Trunk
Entry/Object ID
1932.5.1
Description
Rounded leather trunk. The edges of the lid and each side are studded with round brass studs.
Context
Owned by Royall Tyler in Brattleboro, Vermont. Tyler was Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court from 1807 until 1812.
Acquisition
1932.5
Made/Created
1795-1810
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Tyler, Royall (1757-1826)
Typewriter Ribbon
Name/Title
Typewriter Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.34a-b
Description
Unused typewriter ribbon and box. The ribbon is on a black plastic spool and wrapped in a thin, cellophane case (torn). The whole is stored in a blue-and-white cardboard box labeled with manufacturing information.
Context
Likely used in a train station in Vermont
Acquisition
2021.5
Made/Created
Western Union
1958
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Materials
Plastic, Cardboard, Ink
Vase
Interpretative Labels
In 1949, the French people shipped 49 boxcars filled with tokens of gratitude for the trainloads of food, clothing, and medicine that the United States had sent in 1947 to assist France's recovery following World War II. The "Merci Train," a response to the "American Friendship Train," arrived in February. There was an antique boxcar full of gifts and messages for each of the 48 states, plus one for Hawaii and the District of Columbia to share. Vermont's boxcar arrived in the state aboard a flatbed car on February 9. It made short stops in Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, and White River Junction on its way to Montpelier. The official welcoming ceremony took place on February 10, and included Governor Ernest W. Gibson Jr. and Count Max de Montalembert, the French vice-consul in Boston. Bermont's boxcar contained hundreds of items--dolls, toys, paintings, crafts, pencil boxes, embroidered collars, wooden puppets, ornamental fans, paintings, vases, trinkets, books, cards, and letters. Some of the artwork was given to the Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont in Burlington, some French books to Middlebury College, and individual items were sent via legislators to towns and libraries throughout the state. The remainder--nearly 200 items--has been in the custody of and stored at the Vermont Historical Society. Pieces from the collection have been displayed twice since they arrived in that boxcar 70 years ago--in the 1950s and in 1988.
Name/Title
Vase
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.73
Description
Paper mache vase painted blue-gray, silver and gold. The vase has a short body that flares outward in a saucer shape and has a long neck. A card inside the vase says it was made by students at the College Moderne et Technique.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Made/Created
College Moderne et Technique de Montceau-les-Mines
20th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Papier-mâché
Relationships
Merci Train
Related Event
World War II
Vase
Name/Title
Vase
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.134
Description
Box vase or container, perhaps of papier mache, gray/blue background with silver and gold dots. The bottom says it was made by a 12-year-old at the College Moderne et Technique De Montceau Les Mines.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Papier-mâché, Cardboard
Vase
Name/Title
Vase
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.167
Description
Box-shaped papier mache vase made by children at the College Moderne et Technique in Montceau Les Mines. Vase has a greenish, gray background, nubbly surface and is speckled with gold and silver paint.
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
Papier-mâché
Watch Case
Name/Title
Watch Case
Entry/Object ID
1957.37
Description
Watch case covered in shiny brown paper textured with a diamond pattern in imitation of snake skin. The inside top is lined in red silk, and the bottom has a molded insert covered in red velvet. The bottom of the box has two sticker labels placed on top of each other. The outer label reads, “F. E. Healey, Jr., JEWELER, Morrisville, Vt.
Context
Sold by F. E. Healey, Jr. in Morrisville, Vermont
Acquisition
1957.37
Made/Created
F. E. Healey, Jr.
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Dimensions
Overall (closed)
Materials
Paperboard, Silk
Water Supply Pipe
Name/Title
Water Supply Pipe
Entry/Object ID
1945.5
Description
Soapstone water pipe and lead joint for use in connecting pipes. The pipe is square on the outside with a hollow, round tube drilled through the center.
Context
Quarried and manufactured in Grafton, likely by Butterfield and Smith. This was part of the watermain in the village of Cambridgeport, VT.
Acquisition
1945.5
Made/Created
Butterfield and Smith
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Soapstone, Lead
Relationships
Related Place
Village
Cambridgeport
Town
Grafton
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Wood Fragment
Name/Title
Wood Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1904.1a-b
Description
Wood fragment. The piece is smooth on one side and round around the rest.
Context
Taken from the prison ship, HMS Jersey, which held prisoners of war during the American Revolutionary War. More than 1,000 men were imprisoned aboard the Jersey at a time, with as many as twelve dying per day.
Acquisition
1904.1
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Paper
Wood Fragment
Name/Title
Wood Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1921.5
Description
Wood fragment from a flat board. The wide side of the piece is shaped like a 1. One narrow side is pasted with a paper label that reads, "[illeg] of one of the last rails that Abraham Lincoln split before he commenced to practice law." [edited for spelling]
Context
Purchased at an 1864 fair in Chicago to raise funds for Civil War hospitals, the piece was reportedly taken from a fence of a house Lincoln built in Illinois, ca. 1830.
Acquisition
1921.5
Made/Created
1828-1830
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Paper
Relationships
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)
Related Place
City
Chicago
State/Province
Illinois
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Civil War
Wood Fragment
Name/Title
Wood Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1940.1
Description
Piece of wood sawn flat on two sides. The other sides have rough edges. There is a round dark spot at the lower left on one side.
Context
Taken from the Steamer Vermont, which operated between Whitehall, New York, and St. Johns, Canada, from 1809 to 1815. It was the second commercially operated steamboat in the work. In 1815, it sunk in the Richelieu River, and was partially raised in 1934 through the efforts of Daniel Loomis. This piece was likely recovered during the raising.
Acquisition
1940.1
Made/Created
1809
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
,
Wood Fragment
Name/Title
Wood Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1954.16
Description
Curved wood fragment with a paper label that reads, "Piece of the last Button-Wood tree in Waterbury". The paper is attached with white fabric tape.
Context
Taken from a sycamore tree in Waterbury, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.16
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Materials
Wood
Wood Fragment
Name/Title
Wood Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1960.57.4a
Description
Roughly square wooden block. A typed card tacked to the wood 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
Wood
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
Wood Fragment
Name/Title
Wood Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1960.144
Description
Circular cross-section of a spruce tree. A paper label on the top reads, "Spruce tree 200 years old. Lac Petit Pikauba, June 28, 1943. Larentide National Park. Can. / G. M. Dwinell, Orleans, Vt. / E. C. Skinner, Orleans, VT. / H. E. Converne, Orleans, Vt. / C. H. Kinsleys, Barton, Vt. / Trout striking hard up to 2 1/2 lb.
/ Good lunck. Good guides. Good time had by all." The words, "4 1/2" diameter", are inked at the bottom of the label.
Context
Made as a souvenir of a fishing trip to Canada.
Acquisition
1960.144
Made/Created
1943
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Materials
Wood, Paper
Wood Fragment
Name/Title
Wood Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1960.133
Description
Small, rectangular piece of wood. The bottom edge and back have remnants of thick paint. The front is pasted with a paper label printed with an image of a house and the words, "This is wood taken from the house in which Admiral Dewey was born. T. R. GORDON, Prop'r."
Context
Souvenir of the Dewey Homestead in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.133
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Wood Fragment
Name/Title
Wood Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1960.57.6b
Description
Rectangular wood fragment. The long ends are rounded, but the short ends are clean cut. One short end is labeled, "Royal Savage", in pencil.
Context
Taken from the Royal Savage, Benedict Arnold's flagship, in Lake Champlain.
Acquisition
1960.57
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
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
Wood Fragments
Name/Title
Wood Fragments
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.90a-b
Description
Two small, irregular fragments of wood.
Context
Taken from the Old Constitution House in Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
1957.25
Made/Created
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Yard Sign
Name/Title
Yard Sign
Entry/Object ID
2021.18.4
Description
Corrugated plastic yard sign with the inscription, "Burlington High School Class of 2020 Seniors Stronger Together #Seahorse Pride" on both sides.
Context
Produced to celebrate Burlington High School's graduating class of 2020, who finished school remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Acquisition
2021.18
Made/Created
May 2020
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Materials
Plastic
Relationships
Burlington High School
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Covid-19 Pandemic
Yard Sign
Name/Title
Yard Sign
Entry/Object ID
2021.18.5
Description
Corrugated plastic yard sign. One side is printed with the inscription, "THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT CATS WEAR MASKS "Because we care about others."" with six images of people wearing nonmedical face masks. The other side is printed with the inscription, "THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT RALLY TOGETHER Thanks for keeping our community healthy." with a small image of the UVM mascot holding a team flag.
Context
Produced to encourage community members to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Acquisition
2021.18
Made/Created
2021
Materials
Plastic
Relationships
University of Vermont
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Covid-19 Pandemic
Yard Sign
Name/Title
Yard Sign
Entry/Object ID
2021.15.1
Description
Corrugated plastic yard sign printed on both sides with the words, "VERMONT LOVES OUR ESSENTIAL WORKERS" and four red and blue hearts. There are metal wires inserted through the corrugation to be inserted into soft ground.
Context
Produced by CW Print & Designs in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2021.15
Made/Created
CW Print & Designs
2020
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Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Related Event
Covid-19 Pandemic

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