Leather Tag

  • Object: Sword

    Object: Sword

    Oct 04, 2018

    This object is a US Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber. This model of saber was used during the American Civil War and the Indian Wars by dragoons, mounted riflemen, and cavalry regiments in the Army. Dragoons and cavalry are both [...]

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  • Object: Accordion

    Object: Accordion

    Oct 03, 2018

    This object is an accordion, a musical instrument invented in Europe in the 1800s. It was brought to America by European immigrants and is especially popular in French-Louisiana and along the Texas/Mexico border. In Texas, the accordion is mainly used [...]

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  • Object: Canteen

    Object: Canteen

    Oct 03, 2018

    This canteen is a reproduction of the canteens that would have been issued to the Buffalo Soldiers during the Indian Wars era. Buffalo Soldier is a name that refers to African American soldiers that served in the United States Army [...]

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  • Object: Clock

    Object: Clock

    Oct 03, 2018

    This item is a clock made from a leather stirrup, mounted on a wooden base. It was made by an inmate of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice at Huntsville, Texas. For hundreds of years, prisons have used prison labor [...]

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  • Object: Helmet

    Object: Helmet

    Oct 02, 2018

    This object is a helmet, specifically a pickelhaube, from 1904. This helmet is believed to have been worn by the 67th infantry regiment of the Prussian army signified by the eagle shaped plate (or wappen) on the front of the [...]

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  • Object: Wagon (Conestoga Wagon)

    Object: Wagon (Conestoga Wagon)

    Oct 02, 2018

    Bicentennial Logo Commissioned by the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, via Wikimedia Commons This object is a reproduction of a 19th Century covered wagon. It was gifted to the museum on November 20, 1976 by the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of [...]

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