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  • Object: Telephone

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0037a Crank-type Telephone American Texas Date: ca. 1900-1930 Materials: wood and metal   This is a crank-type telephone, in the single box style. This style of phone is sometimes called a “picture frame front telephone” by modern collectors because of [...]

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  • Object: Dress

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0439a Child’s dress American Date: ca. 1920 Materials: cloth Photo via: Iota, WikiMedia Commons   The edging and lace decorations on this dress are examples of the art of tatting. The art of tatting involves using a shuttle, or a [...]

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  • Object: Rifle

    Sep 25, 2018

    2011.1.1 Rifle, long John Hunt American Date: 1836 Materials: Wood, Metal   This rifle is a percussion rifle which has been in the donor’s family since 1836 when according to family tradition the rifle was given to Jose Antonio Menchaca [...]

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  • Object: Sewing Machine

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0423a Sewing Machine American New York, NY Date: 1909 Materials: Wood, Metal   This is a Singer treadle style sewing machine, mounted in a wooden table. In order to use this type of sewing machine the operator uses his or [...]

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