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  • Object: Canteen

    Oct 03, 2018

    EX2010.6.13 Canteen American Reproduction Based off of an 1860s Model Materials: Metal, Leather, Cloth 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 [...]

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  • Object: Clock

    Oct 03, 2018

    EX2014.1.1 Clock J. Rubio American Huntsville, Texas 2014 Materials: Leather, wood, metal, plastic 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 [...]

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  • Object: Quilt

    Oct 02, 2018

    2014.5.1 Quilt African- American United States 1950-1959 Materials: Cloth/Thread/Cotton This object is a quilt, made in the 1950s, in the African- American tradition of quilt-making.   An appraiser from Antiques Roadshow was able to identify it based on the style, construction, [...]

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  • Object: Insignia

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0118b Insignia African-American United States Mid-19th to early 20th Century Materials: Metal/Paint/Enamel This object is an insignia pin for the 10th Cavalry of the United States Army.  It was used to distinguish the members of the regiment.  The 10th Cavalry [...]

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  • Object: Photographic Print

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0014c Photographic Print Texas 19th Century Paper This object is a photographic print of Richard Allen (1830-1901) a political leader in Texas. Richard Allen was born a slave in Richmond, Virginia on June 10, 1830. He was brought to Harris [...]

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  • Object: Painting

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0206v Painting “Milton Holland and Medal Of Honor, 1864” Bruce Marshall American 20th Century Materials: Paper, Paint Typeset, signed, and framed copy (“Leland-Boker Authorized Edition”, printed in June 1864) of the Emancipation Proclamation on display at the Pennsylvania State University [...]

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  • Object: Quilt

    Oct 01, 2018

    2014.5.1 Quilt African American America 1950-1959 Materials: Cloth/Thread/Cotton This item is a quilt from ca. 1950 obtained from the estate of an African-American family living in the San Antonio area.  An appraiser from the Antiques Roadshow verified the date and [...]

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  • Object: Cabin

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0231a Sharecropper’s Cabin African American United States of America Early 20th Century (1900) Materials: Wood, Newspaper, Tin This artifact at the Institute of Texan Cultures is a sharecropper’s cabin. Constructed out of simple materials around 1900, the cabin most likely [...]

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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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