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  • Object: Sewing machine

    Oct 04, 2018

    I-0087a Sewing Machine American 1915 Materials: Wood, Metal This object is a Singer Sewing Machine, it was made by the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Singer is an American company, founded by Isaac Merritt Singer and Edward Cabot Clark, that has [...]

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  • Object: Trunk

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0402c Trunk 1870-1950 Italian Materials: Wood/Metal This object is an Italian travel trunk that was owned by Pompeo Luigi Coppini, a renowned Italian sculptor.  Travel trunks were originally used as luggage for long trips by steamship, train, or stagecoach. Portrait [...]

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  • Object: Contact printer

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0397b Contact Printer Ansco Company American Binghamton,NY 1920-1960 Materials: Wood/Glass/Wire This object is a contact printer made by Ansco Company in Binghamton, New York.  Before photography became primarily digital, it was designed to create a photographic image from a film [...]

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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: Mask

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0581c Opera Mask Chinese Unknown date, likely 20th century Materials: Paper Mache and Paint Sun Wukong at the Beijing opera “Journey to the West.” Photo by d’n’c, via Wikimedia Commons. This mask represents a character named Sun Wukong (孫悟空), or [...]

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  • Object: Print

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0068k Print “The Black Madonna of Czestochowa” Unknown artist Polish Materials: Wood, Ink, Paint This object is a small print representing the Black Madonna of Czestochowa. The Black Madonna of Czestochowa also known as Our Lady of Jasna Gora is [...]

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  • Object: Commemorative Plate

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0564a Commemorative Plate Wood & Son, England Tejano ca. 1910 Materials: Porcelain This object is a commemorative plate with the image of Benito Juarez and Porfirio Diaz with the Mexican flag in the background. Benito Juarez and Porfirio Diaz played [...]

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  • Object: Hairwork

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0558a Hairwork Art Mrs. John Mueller German 1881 Materials: Hair, Glass, Wood This object is a framed wreath made of human hair inside a shadow box. This hair wreath was made by Mrs. John Mueller using the hair of several [...]

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  • Object: Figurine

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0531a Religious Figurine Spanish American Northern Mexico or southern Texas Mid-19th Century Materials: Wood, Paint This object is a wooden statue of Saint Anthony, or possibly Saint Francis. Spanish statues like this were called bultos or santos and they were [...]

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  • Object: Model Gun

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0402 a Wooden gun model Italian American Texas 1901-1957 Materials: Wood This wooden gun was used by the Italian sculptor Pompeo Luigi Coppini as a model for one of his sculptures. Although Coppini would later become one of the most [...]

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