Objects - Metal

The metal collection includes Vermont-made silver and pewter goods, as well as jewelry, watches, and other fine metal objects that were used in the state.

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Artillery Shell Fragment
Name/Title
Artillery Shell Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1967.76.2
Description
Large circular fragment of an artillery shell.
Context
Shot into the foot of Laureston E. Manly of Chittenden, VT, during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1967.76
Source or Donor
Battles, Lottie
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1962-1963
Lexicon
Shell, Artillery,Shell, Armament,Ammunition,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Manley, Laureston E. (1835-1922)
Killington, Chittenden, Woodstock
Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg
Balance
Name/Title
Balance
Entry/Object ID
1870.1a-j
Description
Money scales and case consisting of a rod from which two round disks hang, and six weights of various sizes. The whole is contained within an oval paperboard box covered in thin leather.
Use
Used to determine the value of coinage by weight
Context
Used by Hon. Samuel Mattocks, second State Treasurer of Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1870.1
Source or Donor
Vermilye, Mrs. J.H.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1786-1800
Lexicon
Balance,Scale,Weights & Measures T&E,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Mattocks, Samuel (1739-1804)
Montpelier
Basin
Name/Title
Basin
Entry/Object ID
2012.24.1
Description
Grey-enameled metal washbasin. The basin is dented on the bottom rim. There is a small hole at the top rim through which is strung a large paper tag that reads, "States Ex 13 MLS 2/14/41".
Context
Used during the murder of Isabelle Norton in Randolph, Vermont, 1941.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.24
Source or Donor
Angell, Philip A., Jr.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1936-1941
Lexicon
Basin,Vessel,Containers,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Norton, Isabelle Mary Tilton (1917-1941), Reid, William J.
Randolph
Basin
Name/Title
Basin
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1427
Description
Round pewter basin with folded lip. The bottom interior is marked, "RICHARD.LEE".
Context
Made by Richard Lee in Springfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Artist
Lee, Richard (1747-1823)
18th Century
Springfield
Lexicon
Basin,Vessel,Containers,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Basin
Name/Title
Basin
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1428
Description
Round pewter basin with folded lip. The bottom interior is marked, "RICHARD.LEE".
Context
Made by Richard Lee in Springfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Artist
Lee, Richard (1747-1823)
18th Century
Springfield
Lexicon
Basin,Vessel,Containers,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Materials
Pewter
Bell
Name/Title
Bell
Entry/Object ID
1937.3
Description
Round metal bell with a striker at the top. The striker is marked, "C. T. LITTLE MAKER".
Use
Used to signal when the train was starting, stopping, or moving through a congested area like an intersection or train yard
Context
From the locomotive, Governor Paine, which traveled between White River Junction, Vermont, and Montpelier, Vermont, 1855-1863.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1937.3
Source or Donor
Flint, Elliott
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
C. T. LITTLE
1855-1863
Providence
Lexicon
Bell,Device, Sound Signaling,Sound Communication Devices,Sound Communication T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Flint, Henry Sanborn
White River Junction, Montpelier
Bell
Name/Title
Bell
Entry/Object ID
1976.23a-b
Description
Metal bell and stand. The bell is molded with an eagle and stars and sits on a square, wooden base. The base has a metal plaque with the inscription, "For Outstanding Contribution to the Success of the Nation's 200th Anniversary - 1976" and the logo for the American Bicentennial Administration.
Context
Presented to Governor Salmon in Warren, Vermont, Oct. 23, 1976.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1976.23
Source or Donor
Salmon, Thomas Paul (b. 1932)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Office of the Governor
Made or Created
1976
United States of America
Lexicon
Souvenir,Memorabilia,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze, Wood
Relationships
Salmon, Thomas Paul (b. 1932)
Warren
US Bicentennial Celebration
Bell
Name/Title
Bell
Entry/Object ID
1965.39.5
Description
Brass bell with black wooden handle. The vasiform handle is turned and fit around a metal bolt with a decorative nut at the end.
Context
Used at the West Fairlee Hotel, which burned down in the mid-19th century.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1965.39
Source or Donor
Eastman, Elizabeth Smollet
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Bell,Device, Sound Signaling,Sound Communication Devices,Sound Communication T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Fairlee
Belt
Name/Title
Belt
Entry/Object ID
1977.40
Description
Circular, solid-silver belt with gold shield clasp. The belt is engraved with a floral pattern that covers the outer surface. The front shield is chased with a floral border engraved with the inscription, "Champion of the World, presented by the citizens of New York". The belt is inscribed with the names of the previous world champions from 1877, 1880, 1884, and 1887 (John McMahon).
Context
Won by John McMahon of Bakersfield, VT, 1887.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1977.40
Source or Donor
Hale, Mrs. Frank
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Schuyler, Hartley & Graham
1887
Lexicon
Belt,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Brass
Relationships
McMahon, John (1841-1911)
Bakersfield
Belt Buckle
Name/Title
Belt Buckle
Entry/Object ID
1992.11.1ab
Description
Pewter belt buckle with 4 designs and a mountain profile along the top edge. The top left corner has the Constitution House in Windsor, bottom left is the logo of the Vt. Bicentennial, the top right has the words "Freedom and Unity", and the bottom right shows the Statehouse. The reverse is marked with the manufacturer's copyright, their strike, a proof mark of 2500 buckles (1991 Limited Edition), a statement concerning the design, a licensing statement, and the number 900382. The buckle is mounted inside a deep frame on plush, blue fabric.
Context
Made to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.11
Source or Donor
Vermont Statehood Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Buckles 'N Stuff
1990
Underhill
Lexicon
Buckle, Belt,Buckle, Clothing,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Vermont Bicentennial
Bottle Opener
Name/Title
Bottle Opener
Entry/Object ID
1975.25.3
Description
Metal bottle opener. The handle is stamped with the label, "BARR'S BETTER BEVERAGES / HARDWICK, VT."
Context
Made by Barr's Better Beverages in Hardwick, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1975.25
Source or Donor
Barr's Better Beverages
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Barr's Better Beverages
1950
Hardwick
Lexicon
Opener, Bottle,Opener, Food Container,Food Preparation Equipment,Food Processing & Preparation T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Hardwick
Bucket
Name/Title
Bucket
Entry/Object ID
2009.19.4
Description
Painted tin bucket with an oval base and flaring sides. The metal is painted black all over, and there is a metal wire ring on one side for hanging. The bottom of the interior is painted with a bouquet of flowers, including a tulip, bellflowers, and other garden flowers. The interior edge is painted with a wavy line of yellow and yellow and red dots. The outside walls are painted with an abstract design of leaves and flowers.
Context
Made by Nina Marion Eckley in Proctor, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2009.19
Source or Donor
Dopp, Sarah L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Eckley, Nina Marion (1900-1989)
20th Century
Proctor
Lexicon
Bucket,Vessel,Containers,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Button
Name/Title
Button
Entry/Object ID
2017.3.10
Description
Bronze circular button with roughly applied post back. The front of the button is etched with a petaled flower in the center, radiating lines, dots, and scallops around the edge.
Context
Produced for French traders to trade with Indigenous Americans.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2017.3
Source or Donor
Wiseman, Frederick M.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Gift of Frederick M. Wiseman
Made or Created
17th Century
Ethnography
Abenaki
Lexicon
Button,Fastener, Textile,Notion,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
France, Franklin County
Button
Name/Title
Button
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.30
Description
Silver post-backed button with the molded inscription, "RUTLAND", on a striped textured ground.
Context
Worn by an employee of the Rutland Railroad
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Lexicon
Button,Fastener, Textile,Notion,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Rutland Railroad
Button
Name/Title
Button
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.14
Description
Silver-toned post-backed button molded with the intertwined initials CV.
Context
Used on the uniforms of employees of the Central Vermont Railway
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Lexicon
Button,Fastener, Textile,Notion,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Central Vermont Railway
Button
Name/Title
Button
Entry/Object ID
2010.36.4
Description
Round blue metal button printed in the center with a portrait of a man (Calvin Coolidge) and the words "President CALVIN COOLIDGE museum & Education Center" around the edge.
Context
Given away as a promotion within the museum tent at the 2010 Vermont History Expo
Acquisition
Accession Number
2010.36
Source or Donor
Paige, H. Brooke
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
2010
Lexicon
Button,Fastener, Textile,Notion,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Coolidge, Calvin (1872-1933)
Plymouth, Montpelier
Vermont History Expo
Button
Name/Title
Button
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.31
Description
Silver-toned post-backed button with the molded inscription, "RUTLAND" on a striped textured ground.
Context
Worn by an employee of the Rutland Railroad
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
Scovell Manufacturing Company
Waterbury
Lexicon
Button,Fastener, Textile,Notion,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Materials
Metal
Candle Box
Name/Title
Candle Box
Entry/Object ID
1960.123.2
Description
Rounded tin box. The box is painted black and painted with stenciled designs of flowers, berries, and swags.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.123
Source or Donor
Howland, Susan G.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Box, Candle,Box, Household,Storage & Display Accessories,Household Accessories,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Candlesnuffer
Name/Title
Candlesnuffer
Entry/Object ID
1979.16.4
Description
Candle snuffer/wick trimmer combination tool. The tool is hinged like scissors with two round handles. One "blade" has a raised rectangle and other has raised box that, when closed, seals the flaming wick and cuts it from the candle. There are posts on the handles and larger blade to hold the tool off the surface.
Use
Used to put out candles and trim the wick at the same time.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1979.16
Source or Donor
Allyn, Edna Hathaway (1908-2004)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Trimmer, Wick,Candlesnuffer,Other Lighting Accessories,Lighting Equipment,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1919.4.5
Description
Brass candlestick with a square base. The base is decorated with two incised bands around the outside. The pillar is round and has a decorative molding around the bottom. It flares outward at the top.
Context
Carried by John Eddy from East Calais, VT to Walden, VT, around 1800.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1919.4
Source or Donor
Ormsbee, Ira
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1800
Lexicon
Candlestick,Candleholder,Lighting Holders,Lighting Equipment,Category 02: Furnishings
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Eddy, John
East Calais, Walden
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1979.16.7
Description
Cast brass candlestick. It has a square base and two round protrusions on the shaft and a flared round rim.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1979.16
Source or Donor
Allyn, Edna Hathaway (1908-2004)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Candlestick,Candleholder,Lighting Holders,Lighting Equipment,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1979.16.8
Description
Cast and turned candlestick. It has a square base and two disk-shaped protrusions on the shaft.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1979.16
Source or Donor
Allyn, Edna Hathaway (1908-2004)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Candlestick,Candleholder,Lighting Holders,Lighting Equipment,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Candlestick
Name/Title
Candlestick
Entry/Object ID
1979.16.10
Description
Stamped sheet brass candlestick. It has a round base and three round protrusions on the shaft. Each is stamped with a braided surface pattern, as is the upper rim.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1979.16
Source or Donor
Allyn, Edna Hathaway (1908-2004)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Candlestick,Candleholder,Lighting Holders,Lighting Equipment,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Canister
Name/Title
Canister
Entry/Object ID
1976.24a-c
Description
Canister made from a shell casing. The bottom of the canister has the inscription, "105 MM M14B1 RMO-206-2 6-53". There is a plaque that reads, "CANNON SHELL FIRED IN HONOR OF THE STATE OF VERMONT DURING A BICENTENNIAL SALUTE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON JULY 4, 1976 AT FORT SILL OKLAHOMA / THE US ARMY FIELD ARTILLERY CENTER". The canister is mounted at the top and bottom with light-colored wood.
Context
Given to Governor Thomas Salmon from Major General Donald R. Keith of Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1976.24
Source or Donor
Salmon, Thomas Paul (b. 1932)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Office of the Governor
Made or Created
1976
Fort Sill
Lexicon
Canister,Souvenir,Memorabilia,Containers,Documentary Objects,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Salmon, Thomas Paul (b. 1932)
US Bicentennial Celebration
Cans
Name/Title
Cans
Entry/Object ID
2008.47.2a-g
Description
Six-pack of commemorative beer cans within a cardboard box. The cans are labeled, "Coors LIGHT" and have the logo for the Vermont Bicentennial celebration and the liberty bell printed on them.
Context
Produced for the Vermont Bicentennial celebration
Acquisition
Accession Number
2008.47
Source or Donor
McSweeney, Msgr. John R.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Can,Containers,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Materials
Paperboard, Aluminum
Relationships
Vermont Bicentennial
Cans
Name/Title
Cans
Entry/Object ID
2008.47.3a-h
Description
Six-pack of commemorative beer cans within a cardboard box. The cans are labeled, "Coors LIGHT" and have the logo for the Vermont Bicentennial celebration and the liberty bell printed on them.
Context
Produced for the Vermont Bicentennial celebration
Acquisition
Accession Number
2008.47
Source or Donor
McSweeney, Msgr. John R.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1991
Lexicon
Can,Containers,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Relationships
US Bicentennial Celebration
Card Receiver
Name/Title
Card Receiver
Entry/Object ID
2005.21.116
Description
Punched metal card receiver tray. The tray is engraved with an image of a round building with a central bell tower. The image is labeled, "The "Old Round Church"" at the top and "BUILT IN 1813 RICHMOND, VT." on the bottom.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.21
Source or Donor
Caswell, Joanna C.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Eugene R. Cleveland
Made or Created
New Method Company
1910-1930
Chicago
Lexicon
Receiver, Card,Tray, Household,Storage & Display Accessories,Household Accessories,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Cleveland, Eugene R. (1911-2005)
Richmond
Card Receiver
Name/Title
Card Receiver
Entry/Object ID
2005.21.164
Description
Rectangular stamped metal tray etched in the center with a photographic bust portrait of a woman and a church. The portrait is labeled, "REV. FRANCES A. KIMBALL, PASTOR" and the image of the church is labeled, "First Universalist Church Williamstown, VT." The bottom of the tray is marked, "NEW METHOD CO. MONEY RAISING PLANS FOR CHURCH WORKERS CHICAGO, U. S. A."
Context
Sold as a fundraiser for the First Universalist Church in Williamstown, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.21
Source or Donor
Caswell, Joanna C.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Eugene R. Cleveland
Made or Created
New Method Company
1910-1930
Chicago
Lexicon
Receiver, Card,Tray, Household,Storage & Display Accessories,Household Accessories,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Cleveland, Eugene R. (1911-2005), Kimball, Frances A.
Williamstown
Chamberstick
Name/Title
Chamberstick
Entry/Object ID
1955.35.3
Description
Small brass candlestick with finger handle. The candlestick is set into a wide drip guard.

Small candlestick with finger handle. Hole worn in base near the handle.
Used by the Chaffee family.
Context
Used by the Chaffee family
Acquisition
Accession Number
1955.35
Source or Donor
Smith, Grace Chaffee (1877-1971)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Chamberstick,Candlestick,Candleholder,Lighting Holders,Lighting Equipment,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Clasp
Name/Title
Clasp
Entry/Object ID
2017.3.12
Description
Silver clasp or brooch with engraved and cut design. The clasp is in the shape of a circle with a hollow center. The central hole is rimmed with engraved sprigs. The outer edge and the middle are decorated with removed leaf shapes. The clasp is a hammered wire looped around a hold and spanning the center.
Context
Silver clasp made by French traders to trade with Indigenous Americans.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2017.3
Source or Donor
Wiseman, Frederick M.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Gift of Frederick M. Wiseman
Made or Created
Artist
D'Abonville, Louis Charles Palin
1763-1774
Quebec City
Ethnography
Abenaki
Lexicon
Clasp,Fastener,Multiple Use T&E for Materials,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Class Ring
Name/Title
Class Ring
Entry/Object ID
2006.37
Description
Wide gold ring set at the center with an oval, red gemstone cut with several facets and held into the ring with a bevel. The ring was decoratively engrave, but been rubbed mostly smooth.
Context
Class ring of Richard Anthony Tomasi, Spaulding High School class of 1950, Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.37
Source or Donor
Lorenzini, Rose Tomasi
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1950
Ethnography
Italian American
Lexicon
Ring, Class,Ring, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Tomasi, Richard Anthony (1931-1958)
Barre City
Clock
Name/Title
Clock
Entry/Object ID
1971.30.4a-c
Description
Brass anniversary clock with glass dome. The clock sits on a round, brass base, with the face pedestaled on two columns. The turning pendulum mechanism is disconnected and sits loose behind the columns. The whole is contained within a clear, glass dome.
Context
Used in the Foster Reid Clement, Sr., home on College Street, Burlington, Vt., which was destroyed by fire in 1971.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1971.30
Source or Donor
Clement, Foster Reid, Jr.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Clock,Timekeeping T&E,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Materials
Brass, Glass
Relationships
Burlington
Coffeepot
Name/Title
Coffeepot
Entry/Object ID
1959.37.37
Description
Panel sided pewter coffee pot with lid. The pot has a wooden handle and knob. It is marked "2700 Leonard Reed & Barton 10" indicating its model/design number and its capacity (10 cups).
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.37
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
Reed & Barton
1835-1840
Taunton
Lexicon
Coffeepot,Vessel, Drink Serving,Serving Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter, Wood
Commemorative Button
Name/Title
Commemorative Button
Entry/Object ID
1958.25.4
Description
Round yellow button printed in green with the inscription, 'CLASS OF 1906 ___ DARTMOUTH COLLEGE" with a blank space in the center. Within the space is the hand-inked name, "Harold G Rugg".
Context
Worn by Harold G. Rugg of Hanover, Vermont, to a class reunion
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.25
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
1906
Lexicon
Button, Membership,Button, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957), Dartmouth College
Hanover
Commemorative Button
Name/Title
Commemorative Button
Entry/Object ID
2012.58.44
Description
Round button printed with a black-and-white photograph showing a flooded area taken from the inside of a covered bridge. The inscription "IRENE 2011" rings the edge.
Context
Printed with an image of flooding damage during Hurricane Irene, 2011.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.58
Source or Donor
Staff
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
2011
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Vermont
Hurricane Irene
Commemorative Button
Name/Title
Commemorative Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.9.17
Description
Round light blue metal button printed in black with an image of a person in a small kaya and the words, "I SURVIVED THE MONTPELIER FLOOD March 11, 1992".
Context
The downtown area of Montpelier, Vermont, flooded in 1992 after an ice jam blocked the already high Winooski River during a spring thaw.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2013.9
Source or Donor
Donovan, Paul J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Valerie Ball, friend, activist, walker
Made or Created
1992
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Montpelier
1992 Flood
Commemorative Button
Name/Title
Commemorative Button
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2n
Description
White metal button printed with an image of Admiral Dewey in front of a blue-striped flag with two stars. The words, "MANILA APR. 30, 1898 DEWEY THE AVENGER." ring the edge.
Context
Admiral George Dewey, of Montpelier, Vermont, was a celebrated war hero during the Spanish-American War. This was owned by his brother, Charles Dewey.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.15
Source or Donor
Dewey, Breta Bringham
Acquisition Method
Loan
Lexicon
Medal, Commemorative,Commemorative,Memorabilia,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917), Dewey, Charles (1828-1905)
Montpelier
Spanish-American War
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2l
Description
Commemorative medal consisting of a bar, ribbon, and medallion. The bar is gold and shaped like a rectangle. The ribbon is striped red, white, and blue, and there is an eye ring looped through the bottom. From the eye ring hangs a ceramic medallion printed with a border of flags and a photographic portrait of Admiral Dewey. The back is printed with a colored illustration of a war ship with the label, "ADML DEWEY'S FLAGSHIP U.S. CRUISER OLYMPIA".
Context
Admiral George Dewey, of Montpelier, Vermont, was a celebrated war hero during the Spanish-American War. This was owned by his brother, Charles Dewey.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.15
Source or Donor
Dewey, Breta Bringham
Acquisition Method
Loan
Lexicon
Stickpin,Pin, Clothing,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917), Dewey, Charles (1828-1905)
Montpelier
Spanish-American War
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3f
Description
Commemorative medal consisting of two parts. The upper part is backed with a pin and is a round medallion with an enameled cross behind it. The medallion shows an eagle flying with a United States flag and the words, "IN GOD WE TRUST". Another round medallion hangs from it and shows a bust of a man with the words, "ADMIRAL GEO. DEWE U.S.N." The back of the lower medallion has a picture of a warship and the words, "U.S. BATTLESHIP MAINE".
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1900
New York
Lexicon
Medal,Decoration of Honor,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Spanish-American War
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2i
Description
Parts of a commemorative medal, consisting of a gold-plated pin in the shape of Admiral Dewey's bust, a ribbon woven to look like a United States flag, and a narrow red-white-and-blue ribbon tied into a bow.
Context
Admiral George Dewey, of Montpelier, Vermont, was a celebrated war hero during the Spanish-American War. This was owned by his brother, Charles Dewey.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.15
Source or Donor
Dewey, Breta Bringham
Acquisition Method
Loan
Lexicon
Pin, Clothing,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917), Dewey, Charles (1828-1905)
Montpelier
Spanish-American War
Commemorative Pin
Name/Title
Commemorative Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2b
Description
Commemorative pin consisting of a bow shaped pin bar and a round medallion. The bow has a sticker on the front that is printed to look like the United States flag. The front of the medallion shows an image of three bayoneted guns leaning against each other with a case and a canteen hanging from them and the inscription, "CAMP THOMAS 1898". The back of the medallion shows a soldier standing near two pup tents and the inscription, "CHICKAMAUGA PARK 1898".
Context
Worn by Edward Prouty to commemorate his time training at Camp George H. Thomas in Chicamauga, Georgia.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Pin, Political,Symbol, Political,Belief Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont National Guard, United Spanish War Veterans
Camp Chickamauga
Communion Token
Name/Title
Communion Token
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.2
Description
Small, square metal token. The front of the token is case with the initials, "A.C. R.Vt." and a raised border. The reverse is plain.
Use
Communion tokens were issued by Presbyterian churches to members they determined were qualified to receive communion. Only people with tokens from the church or an associated church would be given communion.
Context
Communion token of the Associated Church in Rutland, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Token, Communion,Token,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
pewter or lead
Relationships
Rutland
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Compass
Interpretative Labels
Compass, 1783 John Gardner Glasgow, Scotland Brass, wood Gift of George P. Whitelaw, 1885.1.1a-c Genl. James Whitelaw was chosen Surveyor General of Vermont, Oct. 1787, being the second Surveyor General, was re-elected every year till 1805, a period of 18 years. In 1783 whilst deputy Surveyor under Ira Allen (the then Surveyor General) he ordered a compass to be made by John Gardner of Glasgow, Scotland, which he received in 1784. This compass with chain, magnet &c. he used during the rest of his life and whilst Surveyor General of the State. At his death in 1829 it came into the possession of his Grandson John B. Whitelaw of Ryegate, VT , then 23 years old, who had learned surveying from his Grandfather, and who followed the profession at various times during his life, lastly in Wisconsin. John B. Whitelaw died in Griggsville, Ills., Dec. 4th 1884 at residence of his sister Susan White, and the identical compass, magnet, chain &c. purchased from John Gardener, sent to Vermont in 1784 and used by General Whitelaw while Surveyor General, is now in possession of his Great Grandson, Geo. P. Whitelaw of St. Louis, Mo. About the year 1864 Thos. Goodwillie of Barnet, VT, read a paper on the life of General Whitelaw before the Historical Society of Vermont at its meeting in St. Johnsbury, in which he suggested acquiring the surveying instruments, considering they would be a valuable addition to their Historical collections. This sketch of Genl. Whitelaws life was published in the Caledonian of St. Johnsbury Nov 18, 1864, and Geo. P. Whitelaw finding a copy of same among his fathers effects, has concluded to offer to donate these Surveying instruments to the Historical Society of the State of Vermont, if they so desire. There is no doubt of the identity of these instruments. The compass having John Gardeners name on the face, and it came direct from Genl. Whitelaw to his Grandson John B. Whitelaw, and who only died in December last, and from him to his son Geo. P. Whitelaw of St. Louis Mo., who makes this offer. [label copy ca. 1885]
Name/Title
Compass
Entry/Object ID
1885.1.1a-c
Description
Brass compass contained in wooden case. The compass consists of a brass disk onto which are is engraved a compass star with initials at each point indicating the cardinal directions. A narrow metal rod is mounted at the center. The disk is held within a glass-fronted mount that extends out on either side and attaches to the wooden box. The interior lid of the box is lined with a circle of green felt above the compass. The top hinges open and locks with an interior lock at the center front.
Context
Used by James Whitelaw of Ryegate, Vermont's second Surveyor General
Acquisition
Accession Number
1885.1
Source or Donor
Whitelaw, George P.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Gardner, John
1783
Glasgow
Lexicon
Compass,Navigational Equipment,Surveying & Navigational T&E,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Wood
Relationships
Whitelaw, James
Ryegate
Cuff Link
Name/Title
Cuff Link
Entry/Object ID
1950.16.2
Description
Silk-covered cufflink. The show side is covered with a decoratively pleated silk rosette in blue and yellow. The round back is stamped with the label, "Tiffany & Co. / New-York".
Context
Worn by Philip Sawyer to indicate his membership in the Society of the Cincinnati, a hereditary society open to descendants of American and French officers who served during the American Revolutionary War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1950.16
Source or Donor
Sawyer, Mildred
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Tiffany & Co.
New York City
Lexicon
Link, Cuff,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Sawyer, Philip (1868-1949), Society of the Cincinnati
Cup Plate
Name/Title
Cup Plate
Entry/Object ID
1969.28.56
Description
Tin cup plate printed with a portrait bust of Admiral George Dewey in the center. The check is gold-toned and printed with the inscription, "MANILA MAY 1ST 1893. ADMIRAL GEORGE DEWEY, U.S.N." The rim is printed as a United States flag.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1969.28
Source or Donor
Orlowski, Alexandre
Lexicon
Plate, Cup,Plate, Food,Coaster,Dish, Eating,Food Service Accessories,Eating Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Spanish-American War
Document Box
Name/Title
Document Box
Entry/Object ID
1998.27.10
Description
Painted tin dome top document box with stenciling on the top and front. The ground is painted black, and the stenciled design of wheat and flowers is painted yellow, orange, and red. The box is unfinished on the inside.
Context
Used in Moretown, Vermont, or Waterbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1998.27
Source or Donor
Allyn, Edna Hathaway (1908-2004)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Case, Document,Container, Document,Writing Accessories,Written Communication T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Moretown, Waterbury
Document Case
Name/Title
Document Case
Entry/Object ID
1961.31
Description
Green-painted tin tube with lid.
Use
Used to hold rolled documents for transport or storage
Context
Used to hold the University of Vermont diploma of Henry Oscar Houghton of Sutton, Vermont. Houghton went on to found Riverside Press and Houghton Mifflin Co.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1961.31
Source or Donor
Houghton, Henry O.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Case, Document,Container, Document,Writing Accessories,Written Communication T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Houghton, Henry Oscar (1823-1895)
Sutton
Ewer
Name/Title
Ewer
Entry/Object ID
1954.34
Description
Ornamental copper ewer with marble base. The body is molded with a leaf design at center, top, and on the handle.
Context
Owned by Julia C. R. Door at The Maples in Rutland, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.34
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Lexicon
Ewer,Pitcher,Vessel, Drink Serving,Serving Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper, Marble
Relationships
Dorr, Julia C. Ripley (1825-1913)
Rutland
Eyeglasses
Name/Title
Eyeglasses
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.673ab
Description
Metal rimmed eye glasses in leather case. The glasses have small oval frames, and the earpiece are turned back into a loop. Gold lettering on case reads, "Dr. J.E. Prescott; Oculist; Brattleboro, VT"
Context
Made by Dr. Josiah Prescott, a travelling oculist who set up temporary exam rooms in local hotels across Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Prescott, Josiah Everett (1846-1903)
19th Century
Brattleboro
Lexicon
Eyeglasses,Device, Vision,Personal Assistive Objects,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall (case)
Materials
Metal, Glass, Leather
Relationships
Prescott, Josiah Everett (1846-1903)
Fraternal Pin
Name/Title
Fraternal Pin
Entry/Object ID
1928.1.3
Description
Large, shield-shaped silver pin. The pin hangs from an eye ring at the center top that is attached to a long, wire stick pin. One side of the pin is engraved all over with Masonic imagery and the other is engraved with a harp and violin within a circle. The imagery includes an all-seeing eye, a moon and stars, Noah's ark, a dove, masonry tools, a sun, crossed keys, a heart, a spade, a sword, an archway, a coffin, a scythe, and a sand dial. The words SIT LUX, ET LUX FUIT" and "MEMENTO MORI" are engraved on the side with the imagery. The other side has the initials, "H. T. W. S. S. T. K. S.", within the circle surrounding the instruments. The initials "L. F. Jr." is at the center bottom.
Context
Owned by Lavius Fillmore, Jr. of New Haven, Vermont. Fillmore designed churches in Middlebury and Bennington, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1928.1
Source or Donor
Spargo, John
Made or Created
1767-1846
Lexicon
Pin, Fraternal,Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Fillmore, Lavius, Jr. (1767-1846)
New Haven
Hand Mirror
Name/Title
Hand Mirror
Entry/Object ID
2009.15.2
Description
Silverplated hand mirror. The back of the mirror is engraved with an image of a battleship and the inscription, "Presented to Miss Jeannie Baker Sponsor S.S. Calvin Coolidge Launched December 27, 1942 SouthPortland Shipbuilding Corp. East Yard, South Portland, Maine."
Context
Given to Jeannine Baker Dubuque of Grand Isle, Vermont, to commemorate her role in the launch of the U.S.S. Calvin Coolidge. Jeannine was chosen by her classmates to attend the christening of the ship.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2009.15
Source or Donor
Dubuque, Jeannine L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1942
Lexicon
Mirror, Hand,Beauty Supplies,Toilet Articles,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Glass
Relationships
Dubuque, Jeannine L.
Grand Isle
World War II
Hand Mirror
Name/Title
Hand Mirror
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.19
Description
Stamped tin shaving mirror with fold-out stand. When folded, the mirror glass is encased between two pieces of tin. One side--the side attached to the mirror glass--is stamped with a decorative border of a laurel wreath between two rows of beading and the central inscription, "BREVETE A. PARIS / E. C." There is a long brass rectangle and a brass semi-oval attached to that side with metal loops that act as hinges. When unfolded, the brass components prop the mirror against the other piece of tin.
Context
Owned by True Blake Walter during the Civil War. Walter served as a musician in Company E, 15th Regiment Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.37
Source or Donor
Gibavic, Annette N.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Elizabeth Nelson
Made or Created
1860
Paris
Lexicon
Mirror, Hand,Beauty Supplies,Toilet Articles,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin, Glass, Brass
Relationships
Walker, True Blake (1841-1863)
Burke
Civil War
Jewelry Box
Name/Title
Jewelry Box
Entry/Object ID
1953.52.21
Description
A metal case in the shape of cross-cut section of a railroad track rail with a red velvet interior. The silver top says, "SOUVENIR 28th NATL. ENCAMPMENT. G.A.R." Four pictures are also etched on the metal top. The top one looks like a factory and has the words “Glass House” and perhaps another word underneath. The top center image shows a cannon and a row of tents. The lower center image is of some kind of tower. The bottom image is of mills and the word steel is visible on the left side.
Context
The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization for veterans of the Union Army in the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1953.52
Source or Donor
Harding, Ina Harris
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Grand Army of the Republic
1894
Lexicon
Box, Jewelry,Box, Accessory,Personal Carrying & Storage Gear,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel, Silk
Relationships
Grand Army of the Republic
Key
Name/Title
Key
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.24
Description
Key with round head. The head is labeled "O & L C R R" on one side. The side opposite the head has a small portion that sticks outward with two prongs.
Context
Labeled for the Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain Railroad
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Lexicon
Key,Device, Security,Protective Devices,Regulative & Protective T&E,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain Railroad
Key
Name/Title
Key
Entry/Object ID
1952.14.1
Description
Small bronze key with an oval bow. The bit the has two projections that together resemble a V.
Context
Used to lock the Montpelier Depot train station in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1952.14
Source or Donor
Deavitt, William J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Key,Device, Security,Protective Devices,Regulative & Protective T&E,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze, Brass
Relationships
Central Vermont Railway
Montpelier
Key
Name/Title
Key
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.26
Description
Key with round head. The head is stamped with the label "RUT R R" on one side and "48" on the other side. The end opposite the head has a rectangular hole where the key would be. The shaft is hollow.
Context
Labeled for the Rutland Railroad
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Lexicon
Key,Device, Security,Protective Devices,Regulative & Protective T&E,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Rutland Railroad
Key
Name/Title
Key
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.25
Description
Key with round head. The head is stamped with the label "RUT R R" on one side and "26" on the other side. The end opposite the head has a rectangular hole where the key would be. The shaft is hollow.
Context
Labeled for the Rutland Railroad
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Materials
Bronze, Iron
Relationships
Rutland Railroad
Key
Name/Title
Key
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.27
Description
Key with round head. The head is stamped with the label "R & B R R" on one side and "WILLIAMS & PAGE" on the other side. The end opposite the head has a protruding bit with two widely set wards.
Context
Labeled for Rutland and Bennington Railroad
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Rutland and Burlington Railroad
Key
Name/Title
Key
Entry/Object ID
2000.55.3
Description
Large, cast brass skeleton key. On one side, the key has two large bits, each with two, simple wards. The other side has an oval bow. The shafts is impressed with the inscription, "CITY OF BURLINGTON, VERMONT" on one side and "MAYOR PETER CLAVELLE" on the other.
Context
Ceremonial key to the city of Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2000.55
Source or Donor
Unknown
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Key,Device, Security,Protective Devices,Regulative & Protective T&E,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Clavelle, Peter (b. 1949)
Burlington
Key
Name/Title
Key
Entry/Object ID
1952.14.2
Description
Large bronze key. The key has an oval bow, and the bit has three projections and two key wards.
Context
Used to lock the freight office at the train station in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1952.14
Source or Donor
Deavitt, William J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Key,Device, Security,Protective Devices,Regulative & Protective T&E,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze, Brass
Relationships
Central Vermont Railway
Montpelier
Key Chain
Name/Title
Key Chain
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.13
Description
Gold-toned key chain with attached round medallion. The medallion has the molded incription "CN CV" in the center and "SECTEUR DE CHAMPLAIN AREA" around the edge.
Context
Given to employees of the Central Vermont Railway for earning a safety award, 1969
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1969
Lexicon
Chain, Key,Personal Carrying & Storage Gear,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway, Canadian National Railway
Lantern
Name/Title
Lantern
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1410
Description
Metal lantern with molded tin back and two glass panels. The oil for the lantern sits in a low well, with a wick rising up into the main chamber. The back of the lantern is lined in tin that has been hammered in a circular design to reflect light. The front two panels are clear glass. The lantern has a short, metal chimney with a circular cap and upper handle.
Context
Owned by Deacon Asa Lord of Norwich, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Lexicon
Lantern,Lighting Devices,Lighting Equipment,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin, Glass
Relationships
Lord, Asa (1783-1861)
Norwich
Lapel Pin
Name/Title
Lapel Pin
Entry/Object ID
2010.11.60
Description
Round white post-backed pin printed with a red, white, and blue rounded star logo and the words, "AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL 1776-1976".
Context
Produced for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the American Revolutionary War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2010.11
Source or Donor
Staff
Acquisition Method
Collected by Staff
Made or Created
1976
Lexicon
Pin, Lapel,Pin, Clothing,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Brattleboro
US Bicentennial Celebration
Lapel Pin
Name/Title
Lapel Pin
Entry/Object ID
1998.32.3
Description
Round lapel pin with white enamel showing a large, Georgian building in the center with the inscription, "ROCKINGHAM - VERMONT / U.S.-VT. BICENTENNIAL" around the edge.
Context
Produced for the town of Rockingham, Vermont, to celebrate the US Bicentennial
Acquisition
Accession Number
1998.32
Source or Donor
Cleveland, Richard Lloyd (b. 1947)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1976
Lexicon
Pin, Lapel,Pin, Clothing,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Rockingham
US Bicentennial Celebration
Magnet
Name/Title
Magnet
Entry/Object ID
2000.55.5
Description
Round, white magnet showing a red school building and blue office building curving together so that the peaks of their roofs touch above the inscription, "Addison County School-to-Work 802-388-7951".
Context
This was part of a Vermont Manufacturing Exhibit at the Pavilion. The donor is unknown.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2000.55
Source or Donor
Unknown
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Magnet,Instrument, Magnetic,Electrical & Magnetic Measurement Devices,Electrical & Magnetic T&E,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Magnet, Metal
Relationships
Addison County
Marking Stamp
Name/Title
Marking Stamp
Entry/Object ID
1959.41
Description
Curved metal stamp. The stamp is engraved with an image of the State House, a large star, and the words, "VERMONT 1791 1991", in the center. The top border has the inscription, "150 YEARS OF STATEHOOD MONTPELIER VT". The lower border contains repeated stars.
Context
Made for the Vermont Sesquicentennial.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.41
Source or Donor
Unknown
Acquisition Method
Unknown
Made or Created
1991
Lexicon
Stamp, Marking,Writing Devices,Written Communication T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont State House
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Matchbox
Name/Title
Matchbox
Entry/Object ID
2012.4.3
Description
Black-painted tin matchbox. The box is stenciled in yellow with a simple floral design on all sides. The edges of each side are bordered with a narrow red line. The box has an angled top lid that hinges open with a central hinge. There are two holes on the upper back tab for hanging the box on a wall
Context
Made by Susie Cleveland in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.4
Source or Donor
Cleveland, Richard Lloyd (b. 1947)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Susie Boyce (Ditty) Fiske Cleveland
Made or Created
Artist
Cleveland, Susie Boyce Ditty Fiske (1894-1982)
1940-1960
Northfield
Lexicon
Matchbox,Firemaking Equipment,Temperature Control Equipment,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Medal
Name/Title
Medal
Entry/Object ID
1956.1
Description
Legion of Honor medal hanging from an eye ring. The top portion is made of silver and in the shape of an elaborate royal crown. The lower part is enameled with white and green with a gold center and the words "HONEUR ET PATRIE" on one side and "NAPOLEON EMP DES FRANC".
Context
Awarded to Captain Horace Bucklin Sawyer of Burlington, Vermont, while in France, 1829-1831.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1956.1
Source or Donor
Sawyer, Mildred
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1830
France
Lexicon
Medal, Prize,Prize,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Sawyer, Horace Bucklin (1797-1860)
Burlington, France
War of 1812
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
2011.68.10
Description
Round yellow button printed in black with an image of a turkey and the inscription, "BARRE FISH & GAME CLUB, Inc." around the edge. The date 1967 is above the turkey, and the words, "BARRE, VT." are below the turkey. There is a pin on the reverse.
Context
Worn by a member of the Barre Fish & Game Club, founded in 1919.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2011.68
Source or Donor
Best, Clarice Bianchi Cella
Cella, Patricia
Acquisition Method
Made or Created
Russell Badge Manufacturing Company
1967
Wakefield
Lexicon
Button, Membership,Button, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Barre Fish & Game Club, Inc.
Barre City
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
1959.35
Description
Large, round white metal button printed in the center with a square filled with diagonal blue and white stripes. Around the edge of the button is the inscription, "SOCIETY OF THE THIRD DIVISION / U. S. REGULARS. A. E. F." separated by three stars on each side. At the top and bottom of the square are the inscriptions, "NATIONAL CONVENTION" and "BOSTON, MASS. JULY 12-15, 1934".
Context
Worn by a member of the Society of the Third Division, who had been a part of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) during World War 1, to the national convention in Boston, MA, 1934. The AEF was the name fo the army units sent to Europe in 1917.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.35
Source or Donor
Unknown
Acquisition Method
Unknown
Made or Created
1934
Lexicon
Button, Membership,Button, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
World War I
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2i
Description
Small round metal button printed with a shield of the United States flag with an icon of an arm raising a hammer in between a compass and a carpentry square. The initials, "Jr. O. U. A. M." are at the top.
Context
Owned by Edward H. Prouty of Underhill, Vermont. The Order of United American Mechanics was an anti-Catholic American Nativist organization.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1896
Newark
Lexicon
Button, Membership,Button, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Junior Order United American Mechanics
Underhill
Membership Button
Name/Title
Membership Button
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2j
Description
Small round metal button printed with a shield of the United States flag with an icon of an arm raising a hammer in between a compass and a carpentry square. The initials, "Jr. O. U. A. M." are at the top. The button has a rounded metal frame.
Context
Owned by Edward H. Prouty of Underhill, Vermont. The Order of United American Mechanics was an anti-Catholic American Nativist organization.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1900
Newark
Lexicon
Button, Membership,Button, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Junior Order United American Mechanics
Underhill
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1w
Description
Small membership pin consisting of a bar and medallion. The bar has the inscription, "BUFFALO". The medallion is in the shape of a star and enameled white. The center has the monogram GAR ringed by the incription, "31st NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT 1897".
Context
Worn to the 1897 GAR National Encampment by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1936.4
Source or Donor
Baker, Mrs.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
King & Eisele
1897
Buffalo
Lexicon
Pin, Membership,Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps, Grand Army of the Republic
Montpelier
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
1931.2
Description
Small, round enameled pin. The blue pin has the word "ADELPHI" across the top in gold with five small five-pointed stars across the bottom. In the center is a large 6-pointed star with a blue anchor at its center.
Context
Worn by members of Adelphi at the Female Collegiate Institute in Newbury, Vermont, which later became the Montpelier Seminary
Acquisition
Accession Number
1931.2
Source or Donor
Spargo, John
Made or Created
1849-1868
Lexicon
Pin, Membership,Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Montpelier
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
1951.20a-b
Description
Gold membership pin consisting of a bar and medallion. The bar is engraved with the words, "Past National President". The medallion is shield-shaped and molded in the center with the monogram UVL and around the edge with the inscription, "1861 1865 / LADIES OF THE U. V. L." The reverse of the medallion is engraved, "Nellie Harrington 1921-1922".

The pin is accompanied by a photographic postcard showing a man and a woman sitting in ladderback chairs on a porch. A newspaper article about Calvin E. Harrington being elected senior vice national commander of the union veterans' legion is pasted to the other side of the postcard.
Context
Worn by Nellie Jane Harrington to indicate her status as a former national president of the women's auxiliary of the Union Veteran Legion
Acquisition
Accession Number
1951.20
Source or Donor
Gage, Mrs. W. A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1922
Pittsburgh
Lexicon
Medal,Decoration of Honor,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Harrington, Nancy H. Eastman (1824-1907), Union Veterans League
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3n
Description
Membership pin consisting of a button, ribbon, and pendant. The round metal button is printed with an image of the Shriners logo (a head at the center of two curved horns surrounding a 5-pointed star) and the inscription, "MT. SINAI TEMPLE MARCH 9TH '21". A blue satin-wove ribbon (floats now mostly disintegrated) hangs from the button with an eye ring looped at the bottom. From the eye ring hangs a metal pendant shaped like a camel.
Context
Worn by Edward Prouty as a member of Shriners.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1921
Newark
Lexicon
Button, Membership,Button, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Shriners International
Montpelier
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
2006.65.1
Description
Gold plated lapel pin in an art deco fan shape with the initials "SCC" vertically in the center. At the very bottom is the date 1940 within a diamond shape.
Context
Owned by Ado P. Tomat to indicate his membership in the Spaulding Commercial Club at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont, 1940
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.65
Source or Donor
Tomat, Laura
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1940
Lexicon
Pin, Membership,Pin, Lapel,Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Pin, Clothing,Status Symbols,Clothing Accessories,Personal Symbols,Clothing,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Barre City
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
2006.17.1
Description
Silver hexagonal lapel pin with a safety clasp on the reverse. The front is molded with a stag's head in the center of an enameled green circle with the words, "CAMP MAPLE KNOLLS". The back is marked, "sterling". The pin was originally attached to a square piece of cardboard printed with the words, "STERLING SILVER".
Context
Camp Maple Knolls for Boys was located in Northfield, Vermont, from 1953 until 1963.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.17
Source or Donor
Grumbacher, Robert
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1961-1962
Lexicon
Pin, Membership,Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Camp Maple Knolls
Northfield
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1u
Description
Bronze bar pin with decorative scrollwork at the top and bottom and the inscription, "WASHINGTON 1892".
Context
Worn to the 1892 Women's Relief Corps Convention by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1936.4
Source or Donor
Baker, Mrs.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
King & Eisele
1892
Buffalo
Lexicon
Pin, Membership,Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
Montpelier, Washington
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1x
Description
Gold-plated bar pin with the inscription, "W. R. C. MASS." and the date 1879 in a central shield.
Context
Worn to the 1879 Women's Relief Corps Convention by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1936.4
Source or Donor
Baker, Mrs.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
King & Eisele
1879
Buffalo
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
Montpelier
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
2006.17.2
Description
Silver hexagonal lapel pin with a tack on the reverse. The front is molded with a stag's head in the center of an enameled green circle with the words, "CAMP MAPLE KNOLLS". The back is marked, "sterling".
Context
Camp Maple Knolls for Boys was located in Northfield, Vermont, from 1953 until 1963
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.17
Source or Donor
Grumbacher, Robert
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1961-1962
Lexicon
Pin, Membership,Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Camp Maple Knolls
Northfield
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
2006.17.3
Description
Silver hexagonal lapel pin with a safety clasp on the reverse. The front is molded with a stag's head in the center of an enameled green circle with the words, "CAMP MAPLE KNOLLS". The back is marked, "sterling". The pin was originally attached to a square piece of cardboard printed with the words, "STERLING SILVER".
Context
Camp Maple Knolls for Boys was located in Northfield, Vermont, from 1953 until 1963
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.17
Source or Donor
Grumbacher, Robert
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1961-1962
Lexicon
Pin, Membership,Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Camp Maple Knolls
Northfield
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
2006.17.4
Description
Silver metal pin in the shape of a bow and arrows over a circle with the words, "YEOMAN C.A.A." The pin was originally attached to a black piece of paperboard with the inscription, "Camp Archery Assn. of the United States Yeoman".
Context
Awarded to Robert Grumbacher at Camp Maple Knolls in Northfield, Vermont, 1962
Camp Maple Knolls for Boys was located in Northfield, Vermont, from 1953 until 1963.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.17
Source or Donor
Grumbacher, Robert
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1962
Lexicon
Pin, Membership,Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Camp Maple Knolls
Northfield
Membership Pin
Name/Title
Membership Pin
Entry/Object ID
2006.17.5
Description
Bronze metal pin in the shape of a bow and arrows over a circle with the words, "JR. YEOMAN C.A.A." The pin was originally attached to a yellow piece of paperboard with the inscription, "Camp Archery Assn. of the United States Jr. Yeoman".
Context
Awarded to Robert Grumbacher at Camp Maple Knolls in Northfield, Vermont, 1961
Camp Maple Knolls for Boys was located in Northfield, Vermont, from 1953 until 1963.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.17
Source or Donor
Grumbacher, Robert
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1961
Lexicon
Pin, Membership,Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Camp Maple Knolls
Northfield
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3a
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a bar, ribbon, and medallion. The ribbon is printed to look like the United States flag. The round medallion is printed with two crossed long guns with attached bayonets and the inscription, "CAMP COL. WEBB", on the top; the numbers 18, 1, and 96 between the guns; and the inscription, "VT. BURLINGTON AUG. 17-22" at the bottom.
Context
Camp Col. Webb was named for William Seward Webb, the inspector general of the Vermont militia.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1896
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal, Fabric
Relationships
Vermont National Guard
Burlington
Money Clip
Name/Title
Money Clip
Entry/Object ID
1998.32.2
Description
Gold-toned metal money clip with the logo for Vermont's celebration of the United States Bicentennial at the center. The logo consists of the letters VT in green and the number 2 in blue formed around the T.
Context
Used by Richard Lloyd Cleveland, manager of the Bicentennial Bandwagon, a recreational vehicle donated by the Ethan Allen Furniture Company to tour Vermont. The Bandwagon was driven all over the state to local celebrations, county fairs, and schools. It contained exhibits, print material, and portable office quarters.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1998.32
Source or Donor
Cleveland, Richard Lloyd (b. 1947)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1976
Lexicon
Clip, Money,Personal Carrying & Storage Gear,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Cleveland, Richard Lloyd (b. 1947)
US Bicentennial Celebration
Napkin Holder
Name/Title
Napkin Holder
Entry/Object ID
2012.4.4
Description
Black-painted metal napkin holder in the shape of a basket. The holder is stenciled in shades of yellow and green with a floral pattern on the exterior sides of the basket and along the upper side of the handle.
Context
Made by Susie Cleveland in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.4
Source or Donor
Cleveland, Richard Lloyd (b. 1947)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Susie Boyce (Ditty) Fiske Cleveland
Made or Created
Artist
Cleveland, Susie Boyce Ditty Fiske (1894-1982)
1940-1960
20th Century
Northfield
Lexicon
Holder, Napkin,Food Service Accessories,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Napkin Ring
Name/Title
Napkin Ring
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.940
Description
Round, silver napkin ring. The edges are engraved with a repeating patter of interlocking rings. The center is engraved, "D. F. Rugg".
Context
Owned by David Fletcher Rugg in Harland, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Ring, Napkin,Food Service Accessories,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Rugg, David Fletcher (1852-1900)
Hartland
Necklace
Name/Title
Necklace
Entry/Object ID
2011.39.1
Description
Gold chain necklace with a pendant in the shape of an oil lamp (a "lamp of learning") with the number 56 at the bottom.
Context
Owned by Jane Burnett Chadderdon to commemorate being a part of the 1956 graduating class of Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2011.39
Source or Donor
Tomasini, Donna M.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
SHS Class of 1956
Made or Created
1956
Lexicon
Necklace,Jewelry,Body Adornments,Adornment,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Chadderdon, Jane Burnett (b. 1939)
Barre City
Occupational Pin
Name/Title
Occupational Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.24.8b
Description
Shield-shaped pin topped with an eagle. The shield is enameled with a red cross in the center, a blue outline, and white between the cross' arms. The top center of the shield has the inscription, "SERVICE".
Context
Owned by Frances McEwen of Illinois
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.24
Source or Donor
King, Annie E.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
American Red Cross
Lexicon
Pin, Occupational,Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
McEwen, Frances Eliza (1858-1945), Red Cross Pharmacy
De Kalb
World War I, World War II
Occupational Pin
Name/Title
Occupational Pin
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.12
Description
Rectangular black enameled pin with the inscription, "CV".
Context
Owned by Conrad LeCompte as an employee of the Central Vermont Railway.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Lexicon
Pin, Occupational,Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Occupational Pin
Name/Title
Occupational Pin
Entry/Object ID
2013.29.2
Description
Triangular post-backed pin with the enameled initials "V.T.C." in gold on green ground. There is a stamp-molded gold braided border. There is a 1/2" threaded post on the back as well as the nut - the post gets placed in a small hole on the hat with the nut holding it on. There is a tiny (1/8") straight pin at the lower back edge that keeps it from spinning around.
Context
Uniform pin worn on the hats of Vermont Transit Company drivers. The Vermont Historical Society Library has a collection that documents two companies: the Burlington Rapid Transit Company from its origins in 1926 through its acquisition of Burlington Traction Company in 1929 and its cessation in 1973; and the Vermont Transit Company (sometimes referred to as Vermont Transit Lines) from its origin in 1927 through its sale to Greyhound in 1975 and cessation of operations in 2008.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2013.29
Source or Donor
Thompson, William P.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1960-1970
Lexicon
Pin, Occupational,Hatpin,Pin, Insignia,Pin, Clothing,Insignia,Clothing Accessories,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Enamel, Metal
Relationships
Vermont Transit Lines
Burlington
Occupational Pin
Name/Title
Occupational Pin
Entry/Object ID
2013.29.6
Description
Triangular post-backed pin. The front is enameled with the initials, "B.R.T." on a green ground with a stamp-molded braided border. There is a 1/2" threaded post on the back as well as a screw-on back. There is a tiny (1/8") straight pin at the lower back edge that keeps it from spinning around.
Context
Uniform pin worn on the hats of Burlington Rapid Transit drivers.
The Vermont Historical Society Library has a collection that documents two companies: the Burlington Rapid Transit Company from its origins in 1926 through its acquisition of Burlington Traction Company in 1929 and its cessation in 1973; and the Vermont Transit Company (sometimes referred to as Vermont Transit Lines) from its origin in 1927 through its sale to Greyhound in 1975 and cessation of operations in 2008.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2013.29
Source or Donor
Thompson, William P.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1960-1970
Lexicon
Pin, Occupational,Hatpin,Pin, Insignia,Pin, Clothing,Insignia,Clothing Accessories,Status Symbols,Clothing,Personal Symbols,Category 03: Personal Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Enamel, Metal
Relationships
Vermont Transit Lines, Burlington Rapid Transit
Burlington
Padlock
Name/Title
Padlock
Entry/Object ID
1924.6ab
Description
Padlock and key. The large lock consists of a U-shaped body and thick U-shaped hook that secures into the body with an internal mechanism. The front has a large keyhole with a post in the center. The key has an oval on one end, and a skeleton-style key head on the other. The bottom the key post is hollow.
Context
Used on the first Vermont State Prison, 1809
Acquisition
Accession Number
1924.6
Source or Donor
Unknown
Acquisition Method
Unknown
Made or Created
1809
Lexicon
Padlock,Key,Lock, Security,Device, Security,Protective Devices,Regulative & Protective T&E,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall (lock)
Materials
Metal
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2c
Description
Small gold-toned pin in the shape of a heart with an enameled United States flag in the center.
Context
Owned by Edward H. Prouty of Underhill, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Boston
Lexicon
Pin, Lapel,Pin, Clothing,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Metal
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2o
Description
Gold-toned stamped metal pin in the shape of a bust of Admiral George Dewey. There is a long stick pin attached to the back, extending downward.
Context
Admiral George Dewey, of Montpelier, Vermont, was a celebrated war hero during the Spanish-American War. This was owned by his brother, Charles Dewey.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.15
Source or Donor
Dewey, Breta Bringham
Acquisition Method
Loan
Lexicon
Stickpin,Pin, Clothing,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917), Dewey, Charles (1828-1905)
Montpelier
Spanish-American War
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2a
Description
Metal pin in the shape of a waving flag. The pin has a paper sticker on the front that is printed to look like the United States flag. A hinge on the flagpole allows the flag to fold open to reveal the inscription, "To Hell with Spain, Remember the Maine".
Context
Owned by Edward Prouty of Underhill, Vermont. At the time of his death, Prouty was the last living officer of the Spanish-American War in Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Pin, Political,Symbol, Political,Belief Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Spanish-American War
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2j
Description
Gold stickpin topped with a spread eagle and with a small round medallion. The front of the medallion is molded with a bust of Admiral Dewey with the label, "ADMIRAL DEWEY". The back of the medallion shows a warship with the label, "FLAG SHIP OLYMPIA".
Context
Admiral George Dewey, of Montpelier, Vermont, was a celebrated war hero during the Spanish-American War. This was owned by his brother, Charles Dewey.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.15
Source or Donor
Dewey, Breta Bringham
Acquisition Method
Loan
Lexicon
Stickpin,Pin, Clothing,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917), Dewey, Charles (1828-1905)
Montpelier
Spanish-American War
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2e
Description
Gold stickpin topped with a blue-enameled flag with four white stars and the word "DEWEY". A long pin extends downward from the back.
Context
Admiral George Dewey, of Montpelier, Vermont, was a celebrated war hero during the Spanish-American War. This was owned by his brother, Charles Dewey.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.15
Source or Donor
Dewey, Breta Bringham
Acquisition Method
Loan
Lexicon
Stickpin,Pin, Clothing,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917), Dewey, Charles (1828-1905)
Montpelier
Spanish-American War
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2b
Description
Stamped metal pin in the shape of a bust of Admiral George Dewey with two painted flags and the inscription "DEWEY". There is a long stick pin attached to the back, extending downward.
Context
Admiral George Dewey, of Montpelier, Vermont, was a celebrated war hero during the Spanish-American War. This was owned by his brother, Charles Dewey.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.15
Source or Donor
Dewey, Breta Bringham
Acquisition Method
Loan
Lexicon
Stickpin,Pin, Clothing,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917), Dewey, Charles (1828-1905)
Montpelier
Spanish-American War
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2f
Description
Stickpin showing crossed United States and Cuban flags. The flags are enameled red, white, and blue.
Context
Owned by Edward Prouty of Underhill, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1900
Lexicon
Stickpin,Pin, Clothing,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Spanish-American War
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2g
Description
Stickpin with a small molded and enameled United States flag at the top.
Context
Owned by Edward Prouty of Underhill, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Stickpin,Pin, Clothing,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Metal
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3p
Description
Gold-toned stickpin topped with a spread eagle and with a small round medallion. The medallion is molded with the image of a warship and the inscription, "REMEMBER THE MAINE".
Context
Owned by Edward Prouty of Underhill, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Medal,Decoration of Honor,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Spanish-American War
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2h
Description
Gold stickpin topped with a spread eagle and with a small heart-shaped medallion. The medallion is molded with a United States flag and enameled in red, white, and blue.
Context
Owned by Edward Prouty of Underhill, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Stickpin,Pin, Clothing,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Metal
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3b
Description
Small, punched metal pin in the shape of a 6-pointed star. At the center is a printed paper medallion showing a yellowface caricature of an man wearing a small red hat and holding a curved sword. The word "CAPTAIN" is above him.
Context
Owned by Edward H. Prouty of Underhill, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Pin, Scatter,Pin, Clothing,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Materials
Metal, Paper
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
2011.39.2
Description
Two-piece pin consisting of the initials SHS and the number 56 connect by a short chain. The two parts are each backed with a hinged pin.
Context
Owned by Jane Burnett Chadderdon to commemorate being a part of the 1956 graduating class of Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2011.39
Source or Donor
Tomasini, Donna M.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
SHS Class of 1956
Made or Created
1956
Lexicon
Pin, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Chadderdon, Jane Burnett (b. 1939), Spaulding High School
Barre City
Pin
Name/Title
Pin
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1567
Description
Round pin engraved with the monogram, "J.A.H." surrounded by a sprigged border. The pin is made from an 1854 seated Liberty quarter, visible on the back. The back has a hinged pin that is caught by a simple C-closure.
Context
Owned by Julia Augusta Hager Rugg in Cavendish, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
1854
Lexicon
Pin, Scatter,Pin, Clothing,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Rugg, Julia Augusta Goddard Hager (1853-1923)
Proctorsville
Pitch Pipe
Name/Title
Pitch Pipe
Entry/Object ID
2010.30.22
Description
Wood and metal pitch pipe, similar in appearance to a harmonica. The top of the instrument is labeled, "M. HOHNER'S No P4 (Vocal, Old Style) "Trutone" Pitch Pipe THE WORLD'S BEST! MADE IN GERMANY". One edge of the instrument has four square holes grouped in pairs. The other edge has six square holes grouped in pairs. The bottom of the instrument labels each hole with the note is creates.
Context
Used by Clara Riford while teaching singing in a "rural school" in Orange County, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2010.30
Source or Donor
Ballinger, Elizabeth D.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of the Stoddard, Riford, Peavey, and Smith Families of East, South, and Randolph Vermont
Made or Created
Hohner, Inc.
1927
Germany
Lexicon
Pipe, Pitch,Musical Accessories,Musical T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Riford, Clara E (1907-1988)
Orange County
Pitcher
Name/Title
Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1949.18
Description
Large, ornate silver pitcher chased and engraved all over with oak leaves and acorns. The pouring spout is edged with a branch, and the high handle is in the shape of a vine-covered branch. The center front is engraved, "From the Ladies of Carlisle Pa. A Tribute of Gratitude to Brig Genl W.F. Smith for his noble defense of their homes on the night of the 1st of July, 1863."
Context
Presented to Brigadier General William Farrar Smith of Saint Albans, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1949.18
Source or Donor
Smith, Stuart Farrar
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
J. E. Caldwell & Co.
1863
Philadelphia
Lexicon
Pitcher,Vessel, Drink Serving,Serving Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Smith, William Farrar (1824-1903)
Carlisle
Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1907.2.1
Description
Large tin plate with a molded rim and a large hole near the edge, spanning the width of the rim. The hole appears to have been punched from the front to the back.
Context
This plate was in the haversack of Cpl. Joseph W. Hitchcock of Co. G., 13th Vermont Volunteers. On the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 3, 1863), he was shot in the leg through the plate. The bullet remained in his leg for nearly four years. When it finally came near the surface, he removed it himself with a jack-knife.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1907.2
Source or Donor
Dean, Mrs. A. E.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Plate, Dinner,Plate, Food,Dish, Eating,Eating Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Hitchcock, Joseph
Gettysburg
Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1931.7.2
Description
Large pewter plate or platter. The rim is incised with a narrow line all the way around the edge.
Context
Used by Sally Bowles (1799-1886) of Marshfield, Vermont around 1825
Acquisition
Accession Number
1931.7
Source or Donor
Hobart, Lynn L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1825
Lexicon
Plate, Dinner,Plate, Food,Dish, Eating,Eating Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Bowles, Sally (1799-1886)
Marshfield, Plainfield
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1472
Description
Pewter plate with the stamped label, "Richard.L", at the center back. The plate has deep well and a prominent rim.
Context
Made by Richard Lee in Springfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Artist
Lee, Richard (1747-1823)
1788-1820
Springfield
Lexicon
Charger,Platter,Dish, Serving,Serving Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1475
Description
Pewter plate with an illegible stamped label. The plate has an incised line around the center well, a wide cheek, and a wide rim. The bottom is scratched with the name, "Sally Rice".
Context
Owned by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Lexicon
Plate, Food,Dish, Eating,Eating Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Plate
Name/Title
Plate
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1482
Description
Large, round pewter plate. The bottom is stamped with an illegible maker's mark that includes a coat of arms. The back is scratched with the names "Harold G. Rugg" and "Sarah Rice Goddard".
Context
Owned by Sarah Rice Goddard in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Charger,Plate, Dinner,Platter,Plate, Food,Dish, Serving,Dish, Eating,Serving Vessels,Eating Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Goddard, Sarah Rice (1800-1875)
Reading
Pocket Watch
Name/Title
Pocket Watch
Entry/Object ID
1931.1.2
Description
Pocket watch with silver case and white face. The face has numbers written around the edge in black ink with minutes marked in small hashes. The watch has two hands, minute and hours, both currently pointing downward. The top of the watch has a tall post with a loop set into the top. The watch opens with small hinge at the proper right.
Context
Owned by Thomas Chittenden
Acquisition
Accession Number
1931.1
Source or Donor
Chittenden, Thomas G.
Acquisition Method
Loan
Made or Created
1790
Lexicon
Watch, Pocket,Watch,Timekeeping T&E,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Chittenden, Thomas (1730-1797)
Burlington
Pocket Watch
Name/Title
Pocket Watch
Entry/Object ID
1931.9
Description
Gold pocket watch. The outside of the watch is engraved with a radial grid pattern with a shield in the center. The inside cover of the watch is engraved, "Presented to BRIG. GENERAL GEO. J. STANNARD by his Friend W.C.M. March 26th, 1864". The face has Roman numerals and an inset second counter over the 6. The interior back cover (over the works) is marked, "Vacheron & Contantin GENEVA Timekeeper".
Context
Owned by Brigadier General George J. Stannard during the last year of the Civil War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1931.9
Source or Donor
Unknown
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Vacheron & Constantin
1864
Geneva
Lexicon
Watch, Pocket,Watch,Timekeeping T&E,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold
Relationships
Stannard, George Jerrison (1820-1886)
Civil War
Pocket Watch
Name/Title
Pocket Watch
Entry/Object ID
1996.49.20
Description
Pocket watch with a gold case. The watch face has Arabic numerals with a small, inset second counter at the center bottom. The case is engraved, "C. C. Fuller 96 1/2 Rutland Vt. Jan. 6, 1903, Aldernay Butter Color".
Context
Awarded to Clayton C. Fuller of Rutland, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1996.49
Source or Donor
Heatherington, Avis Brown
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1903
Lexicon
Watch, Pocket,Watch,Timekeeping T&E,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold, Glass, Metal
Relationships
Fuller, Clayton Charles (1891-1925)
Rutland
Political Button
Name/Title
Political Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.9.19
Description
Round metal button that is green on the top half and brown on the bottom half with the white inscription, "THE GUARD BELONGS OUT OF HONDURAS".
Context
Made to protest the use of the National Guard in Honduras. Prior to the Vietnam War, the National Guard had been used domestically, but beginning in 1973, the federal government began integrating the Guard into their general defense strategy.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2013.9
Source or Donor
Donovan, Paul J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Valerie Ball, friend, activist, walker
Lexicon
Button, Political,Symbol, Political,Belief Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont National Guard
Honduras
Political Button
Name/Title
Political Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.9.21
Description
Round white button printed in blue with an image of a bomb broken in half around the shape of a dove with the green words, "nuclear moratorium".
Acquisition
Accession Number
2013.9
Source or Donor
Donovan, Paul J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Valerie Ball, friend, activist, walker
Made or Created
1980
Lexicon
Button, Political,Symbol, Political,Belief Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2003.15.11
Description
White, round metal button with an image of a tub or bucket in the center with the blue inscription, "GENUINE ELGIN TUBS ELGIN BUTTER TUB CO., ELGIN, ILL."
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.15
Source or Donor
Anderson, W. Thomas
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Parker Perry
Made or Created
1900
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1945.36.1b
Description
Round metal button that is blue on the top half and pink on the bottom half. It is printed in white with the inscription, "CENTRAL VERMONT RAILWAY 100 years DEC. 15, 1945".
Context
Produced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Central Vermont Railway
Acquisition
Accession Number
1945.36
Source or Donor
Central Vermont Railway
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Label Union
1945
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Central Vermont Railway
Montpelier
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2008.48.13
Description
White metal button printed in black with the inscription, "I found "My Roots" at the VERMONT HISTORY EXPO". An image of a tree stretches horizontally across the center of the button with the words, "FAMILY TREE" carved vertically into the trunk.
Context
Given away as a promotion at the Vermont History Expo
Acquisition
Accession Number
2008.48
Source or Donor
Staff
Acquisition Method
Collected by Staff
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2008.56.18
Description
Round white button with an image of a jumping trout in the center. The words, "GUNNER BROOK FISHING DERBY 75TH ANNIVERSARY" are printed around the edge and the dates "1928-2003" are printed beneath the fish. The back of the button is signed, "Best Wishes! Susan Winter" in sharpie. There is a hinged pin on the back.
Context
The Gunner Brook Fishing Derby for children is sponsored by the Barre Fish and Game Club. The club was founded in 1919.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2008.56
Source or Donor
Staff
Acquisition Method
Collected by Staff
Made or Created
Winter, Susan
2003
Colchester
Lexicon
Button,Fastener, Textile,Notion,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Barre City
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1945.36.1a
Description
Round metal button that is blue on the top half and pink on the bottom half. It is printed in white with the inscription, "CENTRAL VERMONT RAILWAY 100 years DEC. 15, 1945".
Context
Produced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Central Vermont Railway
Acquisition
Accession Number
1945.36
Source or Donor
Central Vermont Railway
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Label Union
1945
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Central Vermont Railway
Montpelier
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2006.61.19
Description
Round yellow button with an illustration of a clean-shaven man holding a razor and a woman touching his shoulder with the inscription, "SHAVING PERMIT BARRE HERITAGE FESTIVAL JULY 18-25 1970."
Context
Produced for Barre Ethnic Heritage Festival, Barre, Vermont, 1970
This could have been a button on sale as a fundraiser for men who chose to remain clean shaven rather than grow their beards for the celebration and compete as a "brother of the brush." In this period (1960s-70s) having beard-growing "brothers of the brush" contests was common for community anniversary celebrations. The idea was to look like men did at the founding. "Sisters of the swish" was for women and the swish referred to the swish of long skirts.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.61
Source or Donor
Corrigan, Edward
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1970
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Barre Ethnic Heritage Association, Inc.
Barre City
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2006.61.20
Description
Round, pink-and-white button showing two men shaking hands. The man on the left has white hair and a full beard and is wearing a grey suit. The man on the right has black hair and a small chin beard and is wearing a red-and-white striped suit. The button reads, "BROTHER of the BRUSH / BARRE HERITAGE FESTIVAL JULY 18-25 1970."
Context
Produced to commemorate a group of men who grew beards during the Barre Ethnic Heritage Festival in 1970. In this period (1960s-70s) having beard-growing "brothers of the brush" contests was common for community anniversary celebrations. The idea was to look like men did at the founding. "Sisters of the swish" was for women and the swish referred to the swish of long skirts.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.61
Source or Donor
Corrigan, Edward
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1970
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Barre Ethnic Heritage Association, Inc.
Barre City
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2006.61.21
Description
Round pink-and-white button with a line drawing of two naked children walking, one holding a towel and bath brush. The button reads, "JUNIOR GRADE / BROTHER OF THE BRUSH BARRE HERITAGE FESTIVAL JULY 18-25 1970".
Context
Produced to commemorate a group of young men who grew beards during the Barre Ethnic Heritage Festival in 1970. In this period (1960s-70s) having beard-growing "brothers of the brush" contests was common for community anniversary celebrations. The idea was to look like men did at the founding. "Sisters of the swish" was for women and the swish referred to the swish of long skirts.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.61
Source or Donor
Corrigan, Edward
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1970
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Barre Ethnic Heritage Association, Inc.
Barre City
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1928.1.1h
Description
Round, white metal button printed with a United States flag with 13 stars and the number 76 in the blue field. The inscription, 'SESQUI-CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION / BATTLE OF BENNINGTON AUGUST 16, 1927 / OLDEST STARS AND STRIPES FLAG USED AT BATTLE OF BENNINGTON 1777" surround the flag. A green satin-woven silk ribbon hangs from the button. There is a piece of cardboard inserted into the back of the button beneath the pin with the makers mark.
Context
Produced for the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Battle of Bennington
Acquisition
Accession Number
1928.1
Source or Donor
Spargo, John
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1927
Newark
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Bennington
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1945.36.1c
Description
Round metal button that is blue on the top half and pink on the bottom half. It is printed in white with the inscription, "CENTRAL VERMONT RAILWAY 100 years DEC. 15, 1945".
Context
Produced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Central Vermont Railway
Acquisition
Accession Number
1945.36
Source or Donor
Central Vermont Railway
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Label Union
1945
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Central Vermont Railway
Montpelier
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2012.58.2
Description
Round yellow button with red hand-drawn illustration of a hand holding several small flags, including a United States, Canadian, and Japanese flag. The handwritten inscription "JULY 1980 BARRE, VT. ETHNIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL" rings the edge. The back is stamped with the inscription, "Badge-a-Minit Lasalle. Ill. 61301".
Context
Made for the Barre Heritage Festival in 1980
Made or Created
Badge-a-Minit
1980
LaSalle
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Barre Ethnic Heritage Association, Inc.
Barre City
Barre Heritage Festival
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2012.58.3
Description
Round red pin with an illustration of two fiddlers with bears and large hats and a larger fiddle above. The three are connected by a swirling musical staff. The white inscription, "HARDWICK, VT. FIDDLERS CONTEST/ALWAYS LAST SATURDAY OF JULY11987 6TH Annual" ring the edge.

Red pin with white lettering and logo advertising the 1987 6th annual Hardwick, Vt. Fiddlers Contest ("Always the last Saturday of July").
Made or Created
1987
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal, Paper, Plastic
Relationships
Hardwick
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2020.8.6
Description
White, round metal pine with the red inscription "DO THE/SUGARBOOGIE/SUGARBUSH/VALLEY/WARREN,VT."
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.8
Acquisition Method
Found in Collection
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Warren
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2012.58.19a-b
Description
Round black button with the inscription, "FIRST NIGHT 2012 MONTPELIER" over an illustration of a firework. It is accompanied by a rectangular piece of cardstock with an image of the button and spaces to fill out contact information for a raffle.
Context
The pin was used to prove admission to First Night Montpelier, 2012.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.58
Source or Donor
Staff
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
2012
Montpelier
Lexicon
Banner, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Paper
Relationships
East Montpelier
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2012.58.20
Description
Round purple button with a multicolored illustration of a crescent moon, confetti, three stars, and the inscription, "FIRST NIGHT Montpelier 2007".
Context
Used as proof of admission for First Night in Montpelier, 2007.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.58
Source or Donor
Staff
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
2007
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Montpelier
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2012.58.23
Description
Round white button with a purple illustration of a curving branch with a folk-art style bird on the end and the inscription, "Treasure Vermont". There is a cream colored ribbon folded and pinned to the pin.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.58
Source or Donor
Staff
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Ribbon
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.9.6
Description
Printed in red letters on white background: "Barre Ethnic Heritage Festival/ July 16 & 17, 1982" surrounding a drawing of styles of shoes from different cultures. Pin on back.
Context
Produced for the 1982 Barre Ethnic Heritage Festival in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2013.9
Source or Donor
Donovan, Paul J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Valerie Ball, friend, activist, walker
Made or Created
1982
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Barre Ethnic Heritage Association, Inc.
Barre City
Barre Heritage Festival
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.9.15
Description
Red button with a blue silhouette of a person in a jester hat with three points. The inscription, "Fool's Fest", is within a yellow rectangle, and the words "Montpelier, Vermont" are beneath it.
Context
Produced for Fool's Fest, a community celebration in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2013.9
Source or Donor
Donovan, Paul J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Valerie Ball, friend, activist, walker
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Montpelier
Fool's Fest
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.9.16
Description
Yellow button with a red silhouette of a person in a jester hat with three points. The inscription, "Fool's Fest", is within a rectangle, and the words "Montpelier, Vermont" are beneath it.
Context
Produced for Fool's Fest, a community celebration in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2013.9
Source or Donor
Donovan, Paul J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Valerie Ball, friend, activist, walker
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Montpelier
Fool's Fest
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.9.23
Description
White button with a red heart in center and the black inscription, "HUGS FROM/ BOLTON VALLEY". There is a stationery pin on back.
Context
Souvenir from Bolton Valley Resort
Acquisition
Accession Number
2013.9
Source or Donor
Donovan, Paul J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Valerie Ball, friend, activist, walker
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Bolton
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2013.9.24
Description
Rough white metal button printed in the center with a blue violin and around the edge with the red inscription, "CRAFTSBURY, VT. FIDDLERS' CONTEST".
Context
Souvenir of the Craftsbury Fiddlers' Contest, founded in 1966
Acquisition
Accession Number
2013.9
Source or Donor
Donovan, Paul J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Valerie Ball, friend, activist, walker
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Craftsbury
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1999.50.69a-c
Description
Round white button printed in blue with an image of a man standing in a boat with three seated figures, two dressed as Indigenous Americans and one in European clothing. The inscription, "1609 350th CHAMPLAIN 1959 ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL" rings the edge. The button is accompanied by two paper "ribbons". One is yellow and reads, "Fall Foliage Festival Danville Peacham Barnet Passumpsic Groton Ryegate". The other is orange and reads, ""Holiday in the Hills" Granby and Victory".
Context
From events organized by Flora Coutts during the 1950s in Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1999.50
Source or Donor
Nelson, Beatrice Aldrich
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Empress Specialty Company
1959
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper, Metal
Relationships
Coutts, Flora (1897-1983)
Lake Champlain, Danville, Peacham, Barnet Center, Passumpsic, Groton, Ryegate, Granby, Victory
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2017.25.4
Description
White circular button with a red printed image of a silhouette of a horse and rider encircled by the inscription, "VERMONT BICENTENNIAL HERITAGE JOURNEY". The dates 1791 and 1991 are on a banner stretching across the bottom portion of the image and are separated by an outline of the state of Vermont.
Context
The Vermont Bicentennial Heritage Journey was a non-profit, state sanction event during the Vermont Bicentennial celebrations in which teams of horses and wagons traveled from Pownal, Vermont, to Newport, Vermont, over the course of three weeks.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2017.25
Source or Donor
Kosmider, Bethany
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1991
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Pownal, Newport
Vermont Bicentennial
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1961.32.3b
Description
Round metal button with a white illustration of the cracked liberty bell on a blue ground with the inscription, "THIRD LIBERTY LOAN". There is a red border around the edge of the button. The pin on the reverse has been removed.
Context
Liberty Loans were bonds sold to help with the war effort during World War I. There were four bond issues, two in 1917 and two in 1918. These pins were from the third, which took place in April of 1918.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1961.32
Source or Donor
Plumley, Charles A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1918
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
World War I
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2010.11.54
Description
Round white button with the purple inscription, "19 / BRATTLEBORO COLONELS / 74 / HOMECOMING", around the edge and an illustration of a football player catching a football with the word "WIN!" on it in the center.
Context
Produced for the homecoming celebrations at Brattleboro High School in Brattleboro, Vermont, 1974.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2010.11
Source or Donor
Staff
Acquisition Method
Collected by Staff
Made or Created
1974
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Brattleboro High School
Brattleboro
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1961.32.3a
Description
Round metal button with a white illustration of the cracked liberty bell on a blue ground with the inscription, "THIRD LIBERTY LOAN". There is a red border around the edge of the button. The pin on the reverse has been removed.
Context
Liberty Loans were bonds sold to help with the war effort during World War I. There were four bond issues, two in 1917 and two in 1918. These pins were from the third, which took place in April of 1918.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1961.32
Source or Donor
Plumley, Charles A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1918
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal
Relationships
World War I
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2011.70.21
Description
Round, lime green metal button printed with a naïve illustration of a a small park between two buildings and the inscription, "BARRE CELEBRATES VERMONT BICENTENNIAL 1791-1991". In tiny letters along the bottom of the image are the words, "Nathan Michell - A12 - Ward Five School".
Acquisition
Accession Number
2011.70
Source or Donor
Milne, James F. (b. 1950)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1991
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Barre City
Vermont Bicentennial
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2011.70.26
Description
Round white metal button printed with the pink inscription, "Celebrate Highgate '91".
Context
Made for the Vermont Bicentennial celebration
Acquisition
Accession Number
2011.70
Source or Donor
Milne, James F. (b. 1950)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1991
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Highgate
Vermont Bicentennial
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2007.6.2
Description
Round orange pin with the black inscription, "I LOVE VERMONT HISTORY!"
Context
Produced for The Vermont History Expo, 2006
Acquisition
Accession Number
2007.6
Source or Donor
Paige, H. Brooke
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Paige, H. Brooke
2006
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2010.36.1
Description
Round white button with an illustration of the Vermont State House in the center and the words, "VERMONT'S STATE HOUSE at MONTPELIER", around the edge.
Context
Given away as a promotion at the State House exhibit within the museum tent at the 2010 Vermont History Expo
Acquisition
Accession Number
2010.36
Source or Donor
Paige, H. Brooke
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
2010
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Montpelier, Vermont State House
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1977.22
Description
Round white button with the blue inscription, "HARTLAND 76-77 VERMONT 1776 1976" around the edge, and a red line drawing of a building with the label "DAMON HALL". The Vermont Bicentennial logo is drawn at the bottom.
Context
Made for the American Bicentennial Celebration
Acquisition
Accession Number
1977.22
Source or Donor
Hartland Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1976-1977
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Hartland
US Bicentennial Celebration
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1981.24
Description
Round white button with green-printed image of a large evergreen tree within a mountain scene in the center. The inscription "CALAIS VERMONT 1781 AUGUST 15 1981" runs around the edge, and the inscription "KENTS CORNER . GOSPEL HOLLOW . NORTH CALAIS . EAST CALAIS . PEKIN . ADAMANT . MAPLE CORNER . KENTS CORNER" runs just inside the outer inscription.
Context
Produced for the 200th anniversary of the founding of Calais. The town celebrated with varied festivities such as a parade, village picnic, road race, costume ball and hootenannies during the summer of 1981, but concentrated the happenings during the weekend of Aug 14-17, 1981.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1981.24
Source or Donor
Calais Vermont Bicentennial Committee
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1981
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Calais
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
1979.9.2
Description
Round blue button with black printed design of traditional European headwear with the inscription, "BARRE ETHNIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL JULY 1979".
Context
Produced by the second Barre Ethnic Heritage Festival, Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1979.9
Source or Donor
Barre Ethnic Heritage Association, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1979
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Barre City
Barre Heritage Festival
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2010.36.2
Description
Round white button with an illustration of the Vermont State House in the center and the words, "VERMONT'S STATE HOUSE at MONTPELIER", around the edge.
Context
Given away as a promotion at the State House exhibit within the museum tent at the 2010 Vermont History Expo
Acquisition
Accession Number
2010.36
Source or Donor
Paige, H. Brooke
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
2010
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Montpelier, Vermont State House
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2010.36.3
Description
Round blue metal button printed in the center with a portrait of a man (Calvin Coolidge) and the words "President CALVIN COOLIDGE museum & Education Center" around the edge.
Context
Given away as a promotion within the museum tent at the 2010 Vermont History Expo
Acquisition
Accession Number
2010.36
Source or Donor
Paige, H. Brooke
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
2010
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Coolidge, Calvin (1872-1933)
Plymouth
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2010.36.5
Description
Round white metal button with an illustration of a salesman showing off a large weight scale to another man on a street corner. The words, "HOW SCALES VERMONT'S HONEST WEIGH!", ring the edge.
Context
Given away as a promotion by H. Brooke Paige at the Howe exhibit during the 2010 Vermont History Expo
Acquisition
Accession Number
2010.36
Source or Donor
Paige, H. Brooke
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
2010
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Howe Scale, Co.
Montpelier, Rutland
Vermont History Expo
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2010.36.6
Description
Round white metal button with an illustration of a salesman showing off a large weight scale to another man on a street corner. The words, "HOW SCALES VERMONT'S HONEST WEIGH!", ring the edge.
Context
Given away as a promotion by H. Brooke Paige at the Howe exhibit during the 2010 Vermont History Expo
Acquisition
Accession Number
2010.36
Source or Donor
Paige, H. Brooke
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
2010
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Howe Scale, Co.
Rutland, Montpelier
Vermont History Expo
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2010.36.7
Description
Round white metal button showing a caricature of a rotund man in a top hat standing on a large weight scale with the words, "HOWE SCALES VERMONT'S HONEST WEIGH!" around the edge.
Context
Given away as a promotion by H. Brooke Paige at the Howe exhibit during the 2010 Vermont History Expo
Acquisition
Accession Number
2010.36
Source or Donor
Paige, H. Brooke
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
2010
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Howe Scale, Co.
Rutland, Montpelier
Vermont History Expo
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2010.36.8
Description
Round white metal button showing a caricature of a rotund man in a top hat standing on a large weight scale with the words, "HOWE SCALES VERMONT'S HONEST WEIGH!" around the edge.
Context
Given away as a promotion by H. Brooke Paige at the Howe exhibit during the 2010 Vermont History Expo
Acquisition
Accession Number
2010.36
Source or Donor
Paige, H. Brooke
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
2010
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Howe Scale, Co.
Rutland, Montpelier
Vermont History Expo
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2000.51.1-2
Description
Round, green button with the orange inscription, "Vermont History Day" at the top, an image of a leaping catamount in the center, and the date "2000" at the bottom.
Context
Used by students for pin trading with other students at the national History Day contest in June, 2000, held at the University Of Maryland, College Park.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2000.51
Source or Donor
Staff
Acquisition Method
Collected by Staff
Made or Created
2000
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Aluminum, Plastic
Relationships
Vermont History Day
Promotional Button
Name/Title
Promotional Button
Entry/Object ID
2012.14
Description
Round white metal pin printed in the center with an image of a shield that is red on the top and blue on the bottom with the number 89. The words, "THE SWING IS TO" ring the edge.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.14
Source or Donor
Otis, Trudy
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1965
Lexicon
Button, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Promotional Pin
Name/Title
Promotional Pin
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2d
Description
Small pin consisting of a plastic Canadian flag and a straight pin. The back of the pin is printed with the inscription, "THE 2 MACS CO. / The Busy Tailors / OTTAWA / BANK AND SPARK STS."
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.81
Source or Donor
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Atkinson Bros.
Toronto
Lexicon
Pin, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal, Plastic
Relationships
Ottawa
Promotional Pin
Name/Title
Promotional Pin
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1v
Description
Pin or brooch consisting of a bar and beanpot-shaped medallion. The bar has the inscription, "DEPT. MASS. G.A.R." The medallion is in the shape of a jar or jug with beans overflowing from the top. The word "BEANS" is across it, and it hangs from the bar by two short chains.
Context
Owned by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1936.4
Source or Donor
Baker, Mrs.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
King & Eisele
Buffalo
Lexicon
Pin, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
Montpelier, Massachusetts
Promotional Pin
Name/Title
Promotional Pin
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1y
Description
Stamped metal pin consisting of a pig and a pot of beans. The pot hands from the center of the pig by an eye ring and bears the inscription, "BOSTON 18 G.A.R. 90 BEANS
Context
Worn to the 1890 GAR National Encampment by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1936.4
Source or Donor
Baker, Mrs.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
King & Eisele
1890
Buffalo
Lexicon
Pin, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
Montpelier, Boston
Shoe Buckles
Interpretative Labels
Shoe Buckles, circa 1770 Silver and glass Gift of Ada Penniman Howe Hooper These decorative shoe buckles were owned by Ethan Allen and donated to the Vermont Historical Society by his heirs.
Name/Title
Shoe Buckles
Entry/Object ID
1923.8.1a-c
Description
Two metal and glass shoe buckles with cardboard and leather case. The buckles are rimmed with glass jewels that are larger in the center and shorter around the corners and sides, creating an oval shape. The functional portion of the buckles have two fixed prongs, and a latch with two prongs. The oval box is rounded on one side to shape to the buckles, and the interior is lined with blue satin. The outside is lined with leather.
Context
Worn by Col. Ethan Allen
Acquisition
Accession Number
1923.8
Source or Donor
Hooper, Ada Penniman Howe
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
18th Century
Lexicon
Buckle, Shoe,Buckle, Clothing,Clothing Accessories,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Glass, Leather, Cardboard, Silk
Relationships
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789)
American Revolutionary War
Sign
Interpretative Labels
Sign, 19th century St. Johnsbury, VT Tin, paint The Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) was a fraternal organization composed of veterans who served in Union forces during the American Civil War. This sign came with collections from the George Chamberlain Post No. 1 of St. Johnsbury, VT; founded in 1868 and named for Lieut. Col. George Chamberlain of the 11th Vermont Regiment who died of wounds he received in battle at Charlestown, Virginia, on August 21, 1864. The last recorded meeting of the Chamberlain Post was on June 8, 1940. The Assistant Adjutant General position was a departmental officer who held administrative duties for the post.
Name/Title
Sign
Entry/Object ID
1997.40.1
Description
Tin sign with gold painted inscription, "OFFICE ASS'T ADJ'T GEN'L, G.A.R." The three central words are bordered by flourishes. There are scribe marks visible around the last line of text.
Context
Used at the George Chamberlain Post No. 1 of the Grand Army of the Republic in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1997.40
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Lexicon
Sign,Visual Communication Devices,Visual Communication T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Grand Army of the Republic
St. Johnsbury
Civil War
Sign
Interpretative Labels
In contrast to today, gas prices in the 1930s and 40s could remain steady up to a year, making pricing signs fairly permanent. Vermont established its first tax on gasoline in 1923, reflected in the price on this sign from Perry's Service Station in Cabot, VT.
Name/Title
Sign
Entry/Object ID
2008.23.2
Description
Black-painted metal sign printed in white with "GASOLINE 15 / TAX --> 3 / TOTAL 18". The top edge of the sign is folded back and has holes for securing to a pole.
Context
From Perry's Service Station in Cabot, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2008.23
Source or Donor
Lovely, Ronald L.
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Credit Line
Ronald L. Lovely
Lexicon
Sign,Visual Communication Devices,Visual Communication T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
R. W. Perry's Service Station
Cabot
Slag
Name/Title
Slag
Entry/Object ID
1955.4a-c
Description
Three uneven chunks of rock. Each rock has both smooth, shiny sides, and rough, matte sides.
Use
Slag is the stony waste matter that is separated from metals during the smelting or refining process.
Context
Said to be from Ethan Allen's blast furnace
Acquisition
Accession Number
1955.4
Source or Donor
Robbins, Roland W.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Fragment,Category 10: Unclassifiable Objects
Materials
Slag
Relationships
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789)
Slide Whistle
Interpretative Labels
Slide Whistle, 1916-1922 Ludwig & Ludwig (1909-1929) Chicago, Illinois Metal Given in memory of Rinaldo Calcagni, #2010.27 Barre granite workers held strikes in 1915, 1922, 1933, and 1938. Rinaldo Calcagni (1872-1947), a granite cutter originally from Lombardi, Italy, blew this whistle at French-Canadian strike breakers during the 1922 Barre Granite strike. As in prior and later strikes, state authorities were called in to forcibly end the labor action. Like many of his coworkers, Rinaldo Calcagni died of silicosis, a disease of the lungs caused by the inhalation of granite dust.
Name/Title
Slide Whistle
Entry/Object ID
2010.27
Description
Chrome plated brass slide whistle. A wire is inserted into the whistle and attached on the inside to a cork. The outer end of the wire is bent back on itself then turned up into a circle.
Context
"Bozo" slide whistle used by Rinaldo Calcagni during the 1922 granite strike. He blew it at strike breakers when they broke the line.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2010.27
Source or Donor
Calcagni, Elizabeth G.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Rinaldo Calcagni
Made or Created
Ludwig & Ludwig (1909-1929)
1916-1922
Chicago
Lexicon
Whistle,Device, Sound Signaling,Sound Communication Devices,Sound Communication T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Calcagni, Rinaldo (1872-1947)
Barre City
Snuffbox
Name/Title
Snuffbox
Entry/Object ID
1904.3a-b
Description
Small oval snuff box engraved with the inscription, "Ethan Allen", in script. The box is made tin is greyed with age. The lid fits over the base and completely removes when opened.
Context
Used by Col. Ethan Allen while a prisoner in England
Acquisition
Accession Number
1904.3
Source or Donor
Buchanan, Franklin A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Snuffbox,Container, Snuff,Smoking & Recreational Drug Equipment,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Relationships
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789)
American Revolutionary War
Souvenir Spoon
Name/Title
Souvenir Spoon
Entry/Object ID
2000.3.8
Description
Small decorative spoon. The bowl is engraved with the image of a neoclassical building with a domed cupola and a six-columned portico. The image is labeled, "STATE HOUSE MONTPELIER". The handle is ornately molded, and the end is enameled with the painted image of a clover flower and leaves.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2000.3
Source or Donor
Carnahan, John H.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Spoon, Souvenir,Souvenir,Memorabilia,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Enamel
Relationships
Vermont State House
Souvenir Spoon
Name/Title
Souvenir Spoon
Entry/Object ID
2005.55.1
Description
Souvenir spoon engraved with an illustration of a large, Victorian building in the bowl. The building is labeled, "HIGH SCHOOL WINDSOR, VT". The handle is decoratively molded into educational accessories such as scrolls, books, a globe, and an owl wearing a graduation cap.
Context
Souvenir of Windsor High School
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.55
Source or Donor
Fox, Susan
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Lexicon
Spoon, Souvenir,Souvenir,Memorabilia,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Windsor
Souvenir Spoon
Name/Title
Souvenir Spoon
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.35
Description
Souvenir spoon with the words, "Windsor VT" engraved within the bowl. The rim of the bowl is engraved with a curvy line.
Context
Souvenir of Windsor, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Lexicon
Spoon, Souvenir,Souvenir,Memorabilia,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Windsor
Spittoon
Name/Title
Spittoon
Entry/Object ID
2005.2.2
Description
Silver-plated spittoon. The spittoon has a round body and wide, flaring rim. The body is fluted and consists of two bowl shaped pieces connected around the center. There is a large dent in one side.
Use
Used as a receptacle to spit into.
Context
Used in the Washington County Courthouse in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.2
Source or Donor
Bloom, Karl Barney
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1930
Lexicon
Spittoon,Container, Spit,Containers for Smoking & Tobacco,Household Accessories,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Montpelier
Spittoon
Name/Title
Spittoon
Entry/Object ID
1960.59.1b
Description
Small metal spittoon with wide, flared rim. The circular body of the spittoon is short. The body and the rim attach in a narrow circle.
Context
Used in the Vermont State House
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.59
Source or Donor
Vermont State House
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Farberware
Brooklyn
Lexicon
Spittoon,Container, Spit,Containers for Smoking & Tobacco,Household Accessories,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont State House
Spoon
Name/Title
Spoon
Entry/Object ID
1999.16.58
Description
Coin silver soup spoon. The spoon has a coffin handle and small shoulders. The end of the handle is engraved with the initials AB. The back of the handle is stamped with the mark, "J. CORBETT".
Context
Attributed to Whitingham, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1999.16
Source or Donor
Harding, Jack
Harding, Marie
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Made or Created
Artist
Corbett, John (d. 1848)
Attribution
Attributed to
1800
Whitingham
Lexicon
Spoon, Soup,Spoon, Eating,Eating & Drinking Utensils,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Spoon
Name/Title
Spoon
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1456
Description
Small pewter spoon. The handle is scratched with the inscription, "S. A. Goddard". The tip of the handle is clipped off.
Context
Owned by Sara Rice Goddard in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Lexicon
Spoon, Soup,Spoon, Eating,Eating & Drinking Utensils,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Goddard, Sarah Rice (1800-1875)
Reading
Spoon
Interpretative Labels
Spoon, 1815 to 1820 Zackeus Cole (1791-1882) Westminster, Vermont Silver Gift of Perley Farnum Richmond The donor of this spoon conveyed the following story: Shortly after the Battle of Bennington, Rhoda Alexander of Westminster went to pick sweet corn for dinner. She was surprised to find a wounded British officer lying in the field. He had fled from Bennington and ended up at her farm. Her family hid him for three months while nursing him back to health. This was a dangerous act, especially considering that Rhoda’s brother, Philip, was a Green Mountain Boy. The officer eventually made his way to Canada. To thank Rhoda, he gave her a pair of silver shoe buckles. Rhoda’s daughter, Annie Cole, inherited the buckles. Annie’s husband, Zackeus Cole, was a Westminster silversmith. He made the buckles into five spoons at the shop of Isaac Eaton who may have been his employer or partner. The spoons were given to the Cole’s children. This is one of those spoons.
Name/Title
Spoon
Entry/Object ID
1961.23
Description
Silver spoon with wide fiddleback handle. The handle is engraved, "AFC" on the front, and stamped with "Eaton" on the reverse.
Context
Reportedly made by Zackeus Cole (1791-1882), of Eaton & Cole, from silver that was reportedly from a pair of shoe buckles given to Rhoda Alexander Harlow (1747-1816) by a British soldier she nursed in secret during the Revolutionary War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1961.23
Source or Donor
Richmond, Perley Farnum
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Eaton & Cole
1815-1820
Lexicon
Spoon, Eating,Eating & Drinking Utensils,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Eaton, Isaiah (1757-1847)
Westminster
Battle of Bennington, American Revolutionary War
Steam Engine
Interpretative Labels
Steam Engine, ca. 1793 Samuel Morey Fairlee, Vermont Tin, brass Gift of Amelia S. Morey Kibbey, 1900.2 Samuel Morey was an inventor from Fairlee, Vermont and Orford, New Hampshire. He first began experimenting with steam power in the 1780s, and his first patent, in 1793, was for a steam-powered spit (for cooking food). In the early 1790s, he began to develop a steam engine that he ultimately used to power a small boat that he drove up and down the Connecticut River. Legend has it that he snuck out to test his craft early on a Sunday morning, while the rest of the town was at church, so that he would be spared embarrassment in case of failure. Morey continued to develop his ideas for steam-powered boats, but he was slow to patent them, and in the early 19th century Robert Fulton and Robert Livingston joined together to create the first steamship line in America. They have typically received credit for creating workable steam engines, though Morey disputed their claims and argued that they stole his ideas. Morey continued to invent throughout his life, and in the 1820s he invented and attempted to sell an early internal combustion engine. He failed to attract buyers, but beginning in the 1890s, many automobile inventors credited his work as an inspiration. This model of Morey’s original steam engine comes from the Morey family, and is one of the longest-tenured objects in our collections.
Name/Title
Steam Engine
Entry/Object ID
1900.2
Description
Metal enclosed cylinder with two handles opposite each other, near top edge. Rotating piston is mounted to the top. See worksheet file for additional information.
Context
Invented by Samuel Morey of Fairlee, who used it to power a small boat, this was one of the earliest working piston steam engines in America.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1900.2
Source or Donor
Kibbey, Amelia S. Morey
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Morey, Samuel (1762-1843)
1793
Lexicon
Engine, Steam,Engine,Power Producing Equipment,Energy Production T&E,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin, Brass
Relationships
Morey, Samuel (1762-1843)
Bradford
Still Bank
Interpretative Labels
Still Bank, 1975-1985 Vermont Castings (1975-present) Randolph, Vermont Cast iron In memory of Joseph & Laura Algar and Raymond H. Adams, 2008.38.6 Duncan Syme was one of many innovators and tinkerers drawn to Vermont during the 1970s. A Yale-trained architect, he worked out of his wood shop in Warren, VT with the goal of building a better wood-burning stove. His quest fused back-to-the-land values of self-reliance with a new awareness of renewable and more efficient sources of energy. Heating with wood was a new concept to many who came to Vermont from more temperate climates, and the learning curve was steep. Syme began production on his prototype and called it the “Defiant.” The company that grew around that original model was named Vermont Castings, headquartered in Randolph. Its growth was extraordinary – in five years, it was listed as the fastest growing stove company in America by Inc. The Defiant wasn’t just more efficient and better-constructed: it was elegant, combining art and practicality in a way that typified the spirit of invention at communes across Vermont.
Name/Title
Still Bank
Entry/Object ID
2008.38.6
Description
Still bank in the form of a Vermont Castings, Inc., Defiant wood stove. Has four legs and has the outline of doors on the front and on the side panels. Imprinted at the top on each side panel: "DEFIANT" and on the back along the bottom: "VERMONT CASTINGS INC". All sides, the top, and the bottom are cast separately and are puzzled together and held in place by a long bolt inserted into the bottom and threaded into the top interior. The coin slit is inside the short chimney.
Context
Produced by Vermont Castings, Inc. in Randolph, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2008.38
Source or Donor
Adams, Alice Elizabeth Alger (1921-2007)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Joseph and Laura Algar and Raymond H. Adams
Made or Created
Vermont Castings, Inc.
1975-1985
Randolph
Lexicon
Bank, Still,Bank, Toy,Toys,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Iron
Relationships
Adams, Alice Elizabeth Alger (1921-2007)
Sword
Name/Title
Sword
Entry/Object ID
1949.5.2a-b
Description
Sword with straight blade and leather scabbard. The handles is wrapped in gold-toned wire, and the guard and pommel are unengraved. The scabbard has one stationary hook near the locket. The blade is stamped "US GWC 1864" and "Ames Co. Chicopee Mass."
Context
Owned by Maurice William Dewey of Montpelier, Vermont. Likely used by a family member during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1949.5
Source or Donor
Dewey, Breta Bringham
Acquisition Method
Loan
Made or Created
Ames Manufacturing Company
1864
Chicopee
Lexicon
Sword,Edged Weapons,Armaments,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Dewey, Maurice William (1889-1944)
Montpelier
Civil War
Tea Service
Name/Title
Tea Service
Entry/Object ID
1972.58a-g
Description
Six piece tea service consisting three pitchers or teapots, sugar bow, waste bowl or spooner, cream pitcher, and tray. All the pieces are highly ornamented with floral designs, filigree, and the initials, "JW".
Context
Given as a retirement gift to Jonas Wilder, who invented the first refrigerated railroad car for transporting butter from Vermont to Boston.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1972.58
Source or Donor
White, Mrs. Joseph
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Rogers & Bro.
1858
Germany
Lexicon
Service, Tea,Food Service Sets,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Silverplate
Relationships
Wilder, Jonas (1812-1906)
Teapot
Name/Title
Teapot
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1363ab
Description
Silver teapot with wooden handle. The pot is chased with flutes spanning from the base to the center, and the lid has similar flutes stemming from the central handle.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Lexicon
Teapot,Vessel, Drink Serving,Serving Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Teapot
Name/Title
Teapot
Entry/Object ID
1959.37.44
Description
Pewter teapot. The pot has a circular foot and narrow neck. The body has a compressed lower bulge, incurved neck, and flared collar. The dome lid has a central finial handle. The handle is ebony. The bottom of the pot is marked "Smith & Co. / 11".
Context
Owned by Rachel Dodge Rugg in Londonderry, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.37
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
Smith & Co.
Connecticut
Lexicon
Teapot,Vessel, Drink Serving,Serving Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Rugg, Rachel Dodge (1814-1871)
Londonderry
Theodolite
Name/Title
Theodolite
Entry/Object ID
1890.1a-b
Description
Brass theodolite with oval wooden box. The theodolite consists of a brass circle whose cut-out center is separated into four quadrants by straight lines. The whole is engraved with measuring lines and label numbers. The center bars are engraved with "Eldad Lewi" and "Doolitle Lunr 46".
Context
Said to have been used by Judge Nathaniel Chipman (1752-1843) to survey Tinmouth, VT in 1762.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1890.1
Source or Donor
Murray, George T.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Doolittle, Isaac, Jr. (1759 - 1821)
1780-1810
New Haven
Lexicon
Theodolite,Surveying Equipment,Surveying & Navigational T&E,Category 05: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Dimensions
Overall (box)
Materials
Wood, Brass
Relationships
Chipman, Nathaniel (1752-1843)
Tinmouth
Trade Sign
Interpretative Labels
Trade Sign, 1948 Bagley Metal, paint Harry R. Everett and Nelson C. Bowles founded Everett & Bowles Coal in 1927. Early on they made coal deliveries with a horse-drawn wagon. In 1930 they added ice deliveries in order to keep the business going over the summer months. Nelson's son Dick ran the company until he sold it in 1962.
Name/Title
Trade Sign
Entry/Object ID
1991.13.1
Description
Black metal sign with the white inscription, "EVERETT AND BOWLES. COAL TEL.135-2 BRADFORD, VT." The names and town are outlined in red, and the other words are outlined in green. There is a small maker's mark at the bottom that reads, "BAGLEY".
Context
Made for Everett and Bowles of Bradford, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.13
Source or Donor
Eaton Auction Service
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Made or Created
1948
Lexicon
Sign, Trade,Sign,Sign, Advertising,Visual Communication Devices,Visual Communication T&E,Advertising Media,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Everett & Bowles Coal Company
Bradford
Trade Sign
Name/Title
Trade Sign
Entry/Object ID
2020.7.1
Description
White metal sign with the inscription "HOSIERY/&/CORSETS/J.H./McLOUD/CO./HARDWICK." In the center of the sign is an illustration of late-19-century-style corset and a woman's leg wearing a high-heeled pump, stocking, and ruffled bloomer. The sign is riddled with bullet holes.
Context
Used in Hardwick, VT to advertise the store of J. H. McLoud, Co.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.7
Acquisition Method
Found in Collection
Made or Created
1890
Lexicon
Sign, Trade,Sign, Advertising,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin, Paint
Relationships
J. H. McLoud Co., McLoud, James Henry (1841-1918)
Hardwick
Transportation Token
Name/Title
Transportation Token
Entry/Object ID
1935.3.1
Description
Round medal token stenciled on one side with the inscription, "Pass the Bearer at Cornish Bridge"
Context
Used to show the bearer had paid the toll for the Cornish bridge that spans the Connecticut River between Windsor, Vermont, and Cornish, New Hampshire. This token was owned by Lilian Millard Wardner of Windsor, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1935.3
Source or Donor
Wardner, Lilian Millard (1876-1956)
Lexicon
Token, Transportation,Token,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Wardner, Lilian Millard (1876-1956)
Windsor, Cornish
Transportation Token
Name/Title
Transportation Token
Entry/Object ID
1935.3.6
Description
Round medal token stenciled on one side with the inscription, "Pass the Bearer at Cornish Bridge"
Context
Used to show the bearer had paid the toll for the Cornish bridge that spans the Connecticut River between Windsor, Vermont, and Cornish, New Hampshire. This token was owned by Lilian Millard Wardner of Windsor, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1935.3
Source or Donor
Wardner, Lilian Millard (1876-1956)
Lexicon
Token, Transportation,Token,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Wardner, Lilian Millard (1876-1956)
Windsor, Cornish
Transportation Token
Name/Title
Transportation Token
Entry/Object ID
1935.3.3
Description
Round medal token. The words, "Pass the Bearer at Cornish Bridge", have completely worn away.
Context
Used to show the bearer had paid the toll for the Cornish bridge that spans the Connecticut River between Windsor, Vermont, and Cornish, New Hampshire. This token was owned by Lilian Millard Wardner of Windsor, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1935.3
Source or Donor
Wardner, Lilian Millard (1876-1956)
Lexicon
Token, Transportation,Token,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Wardner, Lilian Millard (1876-1956)
Windsor, Cornish
Transportation Token
Name/Title
Transportation Token
Entry/Object ID
1935.3.4
Description
Round medal token stenciled on one side with the inscription, "Pass the Bearer at Cornish Bridge"
Context
Used to show the bearer had paid the toll for the Cornish bridge that spans the Connecticut River between Windsor, Vermont, and Cornish, New Hampshire. This token was owned by Lilian Millard Wardner of Windsor, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1935.3
Source or Donor
Wardner, Lilian Millard (1876-1956)
Lexicon
Token, Transportation,Token,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Wardner, Lilian Millard (1876-1956)
Windsor, Cornish
Transportation Token
Name/Title
Transportation Token
Entry/Object ID
1935.3.5
Description
Round medal token stenciled on one side with the inscription, "Pass the Bearer at Cornish Bridge"
Context
Used to show the bearer had paid the toll for the Cornish bridge that spans the Connecticut River between Windsor, Vermont, and Cornish, New Hampshire. This token was owned by Lilian Millard Wardner of Windsor, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1935.3
Source or Donor
Wardner, Lilian Millard (1876-1956)
Lexicon
Token, Transportation,Token,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Wardner, Lilian Millard (1876-1956)
Windsor, Cornish
Transportation Token
Name/Title
Transportation Token
Entry/Object ID
1935.3.2
Description
Round medal token stenciled on one side with the inscription, "Pass the Bearer at Cornish Bridge"
Context
Used to show the bearer had paid the toll for the Cornish bridge that spans the Connecticut River between Windsor, Vermont, and Cornish, New Hampshire. This token was owned by Lilian Millard Wardner of Windsor, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1935.3
Source or Donor
Wardner, Lilian Millard (1876-1956)
Lexicon
Token, Transportation,Token,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Wardner, Lilian Millard (1876-1956)
Windsor, Cornish
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
1999.13
Description
An oval serving tray with applied copper wire handles. There is a small scalloped lip on the tray and throughout is a hammered design. On the bottom is a mark: "CC" with a "V" slightly below and superimposed to the CC. Below the CVC it reads: "Vermont/Hand Hammered/Copper/607" The piece has been lacquered and has a pretty high gloss.
copper
Context
Made by Vermont Copper Crafters in Townshend, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1999.13
Source or Donor
Somaini, Robert R.
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Made or Created
Vermont Copper Crafters
1948-1951
Townshend
Lexicon
Tray, Serving,Serving Vessels,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Materials
Copper, Paper
Relationships
Favreau, Marjorie (1894-1969)
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
2005.34
Description
Stamped metal tray painted gold and decorated with a raised image of a large building. The building has two side wings, two towers, and a central entrance art. There is a monument of a man on the left and a train car on the right. The image is labeled, "SPAULDING HIGH SCHOOL, BARRE, VT." The border is molded with irises. The back of the tray is stamped, "MADE IN JAPAN".
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.34
Source or Donor
King, Jane E.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Japan
Lexicon
Tray, Desk,Tray, Writing Equipment,Container, Writing Equipment,Writing Accessories,Written Communication T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Barre City
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
2006.25.2
Description
Round black souvenir tray with gold lettering. The tray is printed with the outline of state of Vermont in the center with major towns and cities noted and the word "Vermont" printed above. Surrounding the map are illustrations of the Bennington Battle Monument, Scott Covered Bridge, Statue to the Green Mountain Boys, Mt. Mansfield State Forest, Pioneer Log Cabin - 1783, and the State Capitol - Montpelier.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.25
Source or Donor
Collins, Sandra B.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1950
Lexicon
Tray, Household,Storage & Display Accessories,Household Accessories,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Vermont
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.34
Description
Black toleware tray with a hand-painted design of red flowers and berries and green leaves around the border of the center. The edges of the tray flare upward. Overall the tray is rectangular, but the corners are cut off, giving it eight sides. The bottom is scratched with the inscription, "Sarah Rice's" in two places.
Context
Made by Sarah Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Artist
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
19th Century
Reading
Lexicon
Tray,Containers,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Paint
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.35
Description
Black toleware tray with detailed painting of a peach, grapes, and leaves in the center. The rim of the tray flares upward and forms eight straight sides. The back is scratched with the inscription, "Irene Rice Woodstock / Oct. 10, 1819 / May the love of God be with you, through this World and the next" in cursive.
Context
Made by Irene Rice in Woodstock, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Rice, Irene (1793-1842)
1819
19th Century
Woodstock
Lexicon
Tray,Containers,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
2012.4.1
Description
Black-painted metal tray stenciled with an image of a man playing a street organ near a fence while a small monkey rides a dog. The tray has a wavy border that is stenciled in shades of yellow with leaves and flowers.
Context
Made by Susie Cleveland in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.4
Source or Donor
Cleveland, Richard Lloyd (b. 1947)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Susie Boyce (Ditty) Fiske Cleveland
Made or Created
Artist
Cleveland, Susie Boyce Ditty Fiske (1894-1982)
1940-1960
Northfield
Lexicon
Tray,Containers,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Tray
Name/Title
Tray
Entry/Object ID
2012.4.2
Description
Black-painted metal tray stenciled in shades of yellow and orange with an image of a folk art style bird on a branch with flowers. The tray is rectangular with rounded corners, and the rim is stenciled with floral vines.
Context
Made by Susie Cleveland in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.4
Source or Donor
Cleveland, Richard Lloyd (b. 1947)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Susie Boyce (Ditty) Fiske Cleveland
Made or Created
Artist
Cleveland, Susie Boyce Ditty Fiske (1894-1982)
1940-1960
Northfield
Lexicon
Tray,Containers,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Trophy
Name/Title
Trophy
Entry/Object ID
1994.54.27
Description
Trophy in the shape of a two-handled cup (loving cup) with a long stem and flaring base. The bowl of the cup is engraved with the inscription, "BGC / LOWEST GROSS SCORE IN / WEEKLY TOURNAMENT / 1914 - GEORGE FRASER". The bottom of the base is labeled, "Made & Guarenteed by / WILCOX SILVER PLATE CO" and "474".
Context
Awarded to George Fraser by Brandon Golf Club in Brandon, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1994.54
Source or Donor
Dietz, Stephen
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Wilcox Silverplate Co.
1914
Meriden
Lexicon
Trophy,Prize,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silverplate
Relationships
Brandon Golf Club
Brandon
Trophy
Name/Title
Trophy
Entry/Object ID
2008.72a-b
Description
Silver-plated trophy in the shape of a tall, footed cup with two angular handles and a round lid. The trophy is engraved, "1929 Winooski Valley Girls Basketball League Won By Spaulding High School 1930". The other side is engraved, "Irene Cox Capt. / Irene McLeod Mgr. / Helen Davis / Helen Suitor / Mary Tassie / Lena Colombo / Anita Reynolds / Barbara Wishart / Amy E. Goodell, Coach". The inside of the trophy is lined with marbled green plastic.
Context
Awarded to the Spaulding High School girl's basketball team during the 1929-1930 school year
Acquisition
Accession Number
2008.72
Source or Donor
Thow, Gordon J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
and Holly T. Russell
Made or Created
Wallace Brothers Co.
1929-1930
Lexicon
Trophy,Prize,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Barre City
Trophy
Name/Title
Trophy
Entry/Object ID
2001.11.2
Description
Plastic and metal trophy showing a man in a tuxedo with dancing with both arms upward and one leg held high. He is on a round base with a brass plaque that reads, "72nd Kake Walk 1969 University of Vermont Kake Walker" with the Greek letters phi, gamma, and delta.
Context
Awarded at the last Kake Walk held at the University of Vermont. The trophy was awarded to the fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2001.11
Source or Donor
Nicholson, Roy
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1969
Lexicon
Trophy,Prize,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Metal
Relationships
University of Vermont
Burlington
Kake Walk
Trophy
Name/Title
Trophy
Entry/Object ID
1998.39.15a-c
Description
Trophy consisting of a gold-toned metal cup on a wooden base. The cup is two-handled and stamped with the inscription, "Chicago Ill. CENTRAL CLASSICS, INC." The base has four tiers and a sticker that reads, "SYCAMORE TROPHY CO., INC, LACONIA, N.H. 03246 TEL. 503-524-2215". The plaque on the base reads, "9th ANNUAL OLD-TIME FIDDLERS CONTEST CRAFTSBURY COMMON VT. OLDEST FIDDLER JULY 24, 1971".
Context
Awarded to Forrest "Strad" Gray of East Calais, VT, for being the older competitor in the Old-Time Fiddler Contest in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, 1971.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1998.39
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Forrest "Strad" Gray Collection
Made or Created
1971
Laconia
Lexicon
Trophy,Prize,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Gray, Forrest (1884-1987)
East Calais, Craftsbury
Trophy
Name/Title
Trophy
Entry/Object ID
1964.42.2
Description
Silver-plated, double-handled trophy cup on a round, black wooden base. The cup is engraved with the inscription, "Carswell Cup Winners of Annual Ball Game Spanish-American War Veterans."
Context
Awarded to the winning team during the annual baseball game between teams consisting solely of Spanish-American War veterans.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1964.42
Source or Donor
Boyce, Floy E.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1898
Lexicon
Trophy, Game,Trophy,Prize,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Wood
Relationships
Barre City
Spanish-American War
Tweezers
Name/Title
Tweezers
Entry/Object ID
1982.37.2
Description
Metal tweezers with sharp, pointed ends. The tweezers are from from two sheets of steel welded together. The sides are decorated with grooves and concave indentations.
Context
Owned by True Blake Walter, a musician in Co. E, 15th Vermont, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.37
Source or Donor
Gibavic, Annette N.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Elizabeth Nelson
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Tweezers,Multiple Use T&E for Materials,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Steel
Relationships
Walker, True Blake (1841-1863)
Burke
Civil War
Typewriter
Interpretative Labels
Permutation Typograph, ca. 1857 Benjamin Livermore Harland, VT Brass, steel Transfer from Hartland Historical Society, 1982.6.1 Benjamin Livermore’s “Permutation Typograph” is a kind of early typewriter. He was far from the first to develop a machine for writing; many others had been experimenting with and tweaking mechanical devices for typing for decades before him. Livermore, who lived in Hartland, patented his device and advertised it via pamphlets and public demonstrations. It’s not clear how widely it was produced. His innovation was in slimming down the device into something he could – and did – operate out of his own pocket. The six keys on the device could be used singly or in combination to select a letter or symbol, and could then type out notes in a kind of shorthand. The case held both type keys and a scroll of paper. A family member recalled that he used the device personally: “He would print with it in the dark. He usually carried it in his pocket and could print it there, placing his hand in such a position that his fingers rested on the keys. After taking down the conversation of those he met, he placed it under his pillow at night to catch any stray thoughts, as he termed it.” Livermore’s device, while not necessarily crucial in the larger story of printing, is a fascinating and highly personal story within that history. Livermore was a prolific inventor who also patented a machine for forming cement pipes and a boot crimper.
Name/Title
Typewriter
Entry/Object ID
1982.6.1
Description
Early typograph, or typewriter. Small rectangular metal box with six convex keys at one end in two rows, three to a row. The other end of the box is curved. The lid of the box opens to reveal an internal printing mechanism, with a roller for paper, printing keys, and levers. The device is broken and many of the internal components are loose; it’s not clear precisely how they would have fit together.
Context
Made and used by Benjamin Livermore of Hartland, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.6
Source or Donor
Hartland Historical Society
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Livermore, Benjamin
1857
Hartland
Lexicon
Printer,Device, Output,Peripherals,Data Processing T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Steel
Wine Coaster
Name/Title
Wine Coaster
Entry/Object ID
1966.15.24
Description
Silver wine bottle coast with a design of red and pink carnations in the center. The outer edge has a short border of pierced silver.
Context
Used in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1966.15
Source or Donor
Loomis, Henry
Loomis, Gladys
Acquisition Method
Lexicon
Coaster, Wine,Coaster,Food Service Accessories,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Glass
Relationships
Northfield

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