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  • Object: Doll

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0503 Limberjack or Jig Doll European 20th Century Materials: Wood This object is a limberjack doll, sometimes called a jig doll because it is designed to “dance a jig.” A limberjack doll is similar to a puppet. It is made [...]

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  • Object: Tobacco cutter

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0393y Tobacco Cutter American Dates: Unknown Materials: Wood and metal Picture of tobacco plants. Image via Wikimedia Commons. This item is a tobacco cutter used to cut the leaves of tobacco plants while processing the plant for use. In the [...]

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  • Object: Model ship

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0047a Norwegian American United States Date: 20th century Materials: Wood, cloth, paint Photo via: ESONET/EMSO   This model is a representation of the Norwegian immigrant boat ‘Restauration,’ other names for the boat include ‘Restoration’, ‘Restaurasjonen’ and ‘Restorasjon.’ This model was [...]

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  • Object: Ledger Book

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0387a Ledger Book German American Texas Date: 1881 Materials: Leather, paper A ledger is the official book of accounts used by a business, typically noting money transactions in the form of debits and credits. This large ledger belonged to Adolph [...]

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  • Object: Commemorative Coin

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0109a Commemorative coin French Paris, France Date: 1975 Materials: Bronze, silver France has a long history of issuing commemorative coins, honoring significant members in French history. It was only in 1982 that the Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) began issuing [...]

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  • Object: Helmet

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0178b Helmet Prussian/German Germany Date: 1916 Material: Leather, metal Photo via: WHKMLA: Historical Atlas, Prussian History This helmet is a standard model Prussian pickelhaube, an iconic emblem of the Prussian Army and of Imperial Germany. The name roughly translates to [...]

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