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  • Object: Grinder

    Oct 03, 2018

    I-0566a Grinder American Philadelphia, PA Metal 1873 This object is a coffee grinder that was manufactured in 1873 in Philadelphia by the Enterprise Manufacturing Company. The coffee beans would be placed in the top compartment, and the wheels on the [...]

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  • Object: Cigar box

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0046q Cigar Box Early 1900s American Materials: Wood and paper The use of tobacco is centuries old, thought to have been discovered by the ancient Maya. There is evidence of smoking on Mayan pottery going back as far as the [...]

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  • Object: Hat

    Oct 02, 2018

    2016.1.12 Hat B. B. Ruth American San Antonio, Texas 20th Century Materials: Cloth, , Rhinestones This object is a lady’s hat sold by Joske’s Department Store in the early to mid-1900s. It was owned by Elise Denison Brown Lane, a [...]

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  • Object: Oil Sales Kit

    Oct 02, 2018

    2014.2.1 Oil Sales Kit Yuba Oil and Refining Company American Nacogdoches, Texas ca.1922 Materials: Glass, Cloth This object is an oil sales kit from Yuba Oil and Refining Company based in Nacogdoches, Texas. The kit is made up of several [...]

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  • Object: Coin

    Oct 01, 2018

    2015.9.4-6 & 2015.9.7 a-b Coin, Coin, Token, Card Polish, Russian & American 1831, 1861, & 1882 Materials:metal, paper, ink On June 1, 1882 a group of friends and family gathered at the laying of the foundation stone for the new [...]

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  • Object: Menu

    Oct 01, 2018

    2014.11.3 Menu “El Chico” El Chico Restaurant American Ca. 1960-1970 Materials: Paper This item is an El Chico menu from the 1960’s. El Chico is a Mexican restaurant chain in the southern United States. The history of the El Chico [...]

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  • Object: Painting

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0206bb Painting “Helena Landa Fending off Robbers” Michael Waters American Materials: Paint/Paper/Wood/Glass This is a watercolor painting by Michael Waters entitled “Helena Landa Fending off Robbers.” It depicts Helena Landa, surrounded by four of her children, fending off robbers with [...]

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