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  • Object: Flag & Patch

    Sep 25, 2018

    Photo via: NASA TV, space.com I-0648h Framed Flag & Patch American United States Date: 1991 Materials: Paper This frame contains a small US flag and crew patch, along with a certificate of authenticity verifying that these items were flown aboard [...]

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  • Object: Forage cap

    Sep 25, 2018

    2010.5.1 Forage cap African American United States Date: 1889-1895 Materials: Felt, leather, brass Photo via: U.S. Army Military History Institute, nps.gov This item is an 1889 model of a Buffalo Soldier forage cap. It has an attached 1872 model brass [...]

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  • Object: Drawing

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0205a Untitled Drawing of John Connally American Texas Date: 1979 Materials: Ink on board This pen and ink portrait by artist Michael Waters, from 1979, is of politician John Connally. He was Texas’s governor from 1963-1969, served as Secretary of [...]

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  • Object: Change Note

    Sep 25, 2018

    2010.2.1 Currency American Texas Date: 1841 Material: Paper This item is a $1.00 change note issued by the Republic of Texas in 1841. This particular type of currency consisted of low denomination ‘change notes’, which were commonly redeemed for larger [...]

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