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  • Object: Vest

    Oct 03, 2018

    I-0407d Vest Swedish 1922 Materials: Cloth/Thread This object is a Swedish women’s vest.  It is part of a traditional costume made in 1922 in County Skane, Sweden.  Costumes like this can still be seen worn by women of Swedish descent [...]

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  • Object: Beer bottler

    Oct 03, 2018

    I-0220a Beer bottler Bottlers Specialty Mfg Co. American Chicago, IL 1912-1914 Materials: Metal Interior of the Peter Brothers Brewery, ca. 1912. In front row (l. to r.’ Edward Peter, Gus Peter, and an unidentified man. John Peter (back row, right) [...]

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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: Fence

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0010h Fence German San Antonio, TX 19th Century Materials: Metal Vereins Kirche, Fredericksburg, Texas. A replica of an 1847 early church. In modern times it was nicknamed the Coffee Mill for its unique shape. Image by Ernest Mettendorf, via Wikimedia [...]

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  • Object: Passport

    Oct 01, 2018

    2014.3.9 Passport Russian 1923 Materials: Paper/ Ink This object is a passport that once belonged to Louis and Mary Finkel. This document helped allow the Finkel family to move from Russian controlled Lithuania to the United Kingdom in the early [...]

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  • Object: Sheep bells

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0006a Sheep bells Greek mid-20th century Materials: copper Photo via: Traveling Classroom Foundation People have been raising and herding sheep in Greece for thousands of years. Sheep and their products are even featured in ancient Greek myths;  Jason and the [...]

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