Objects - Recreation

Our collection of recreational objects includes recreational materials, from skis and sports equipment to toys.

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Baseball Bat
Name/Title
Baseball Bat
Entry/Object ID
2021.17.1
Description
Miniature wooden baseball bat printed at one end with logos for the Mountaineers and the Times Argus. The bat is round and narrows toward one end. The Mountaineers' logo consists of an animal wearing hiking accessories stepping onto a double peaked mountain above the word, "MOUNTAINEERS". The Times Argus logo consists of the company name with the Vermont State House dome between the two words. The words "Presenting Sponsor" is above the State House dome.
Context
The Vermont Mountaineers is a collegiate summer baseball team based in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.17
Source or Donor
Lindner, Brian
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Bat, Baseball,Gear, Baseball,Sports Equipment,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Vermont Mountaineers, Time Argus
Montpelier
Baseball Bat
Name/Title
Baseball Bat
Entry/Object ID
2006.28.2
Description
Wooden baseball bat with ten-inch rubberized grip. The bat is branded with the label, "Powerized LOUISVILLE SLUGGER 125B HILLERICH & BRADSBY CO MADE IN U.S.A. LOUISVILLE KY TRADE MARK REG."
Context
Used by William "Dig" Rowley while pitcher for the Richford Rabbits, Richford, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.28
Source or Donor
Rowley, William Reginald (1909-2005)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Credit Line
In memory of Will "Dig" Rowley
Made or Created
Hillerich & Bradsby Co.
1934-1941
Louisville
Lexicon
Bat, Baseball,Gear, Baseball,Sports Equipment,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Rubber
Relationships
Rowley, William Reginald (1909-2005)
Richford
Baseball Mitt
Name/Title
Baseball Mitt
Entry/Object ID
2006.28.3
Description
Leather baseball mitt. The mitt is padded on the palm side and left open on the back, securing at the wrist with a buttoned strap. The outer fabric and the lining are whipstitched together at the opening.
Context
Used by William "Dig" Rowley as pitcher for the Richford Rabbits, Richford, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.28
Source or Donor
Rowley, William Reginald (1909-2005)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Credit Line
In memory of Will "Dig" Rowley
Made or Created
1934-1941
Lexicon
Mitt, First Baseman’s,Glove, Baseball,Gear, Baseball,Sports Equipment,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Rowley, William Reginald (1909-2005)
Richford
Baseball Uniform
Name/Title
Baseball Uniform
Entry/Object ID
2006.28.1a-b
Description
Grey wool baseball uniform consisting of a shirt and breeches. The shirt has short sleeves and secures up the front with 5 buttons. There is a wide center placket that extends around the neckline. The word "Rabbits" in cursive is cut from black wool felt and machine appliqued on the left breast, stretching from the center placket under the left sleeve. The words "AMERICAN HOUSE 2" are cut from black wool felt and machine appliqued on the back of the shirt. The pants end below the wearer's knee and are gathered around elastic bands. There is a 9-inch fly that secures with 6 white buttons.
Context
Worn by William "Dig" Rowley while pitcher for the Richford Rabbits of Richford, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.28
Source or Donor
Rowley, William Reginald (1909-2005)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Credit Line
In memory of Will "Dig" Rowley
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt, Pants
Male
34 (40/34/40)
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1934-1941
Lexicon
Uniform,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Relationships
Rowley, William Reginald (1909-2005)
Richford
Bubble Pipe
Name/Title
Bubble Pipe
Entry/Object ID
1978.13
Description
Tin pipe consisting of a long tapered tube attached to a cone-shaped bowl.
Use
Used for blowing bubbles
Context
Attributed to the Fairbanks Company of St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1978.13
Made or Created
Fairbanks Company
1870
St. Johnsbury
Lexicon
Pipe, Bubble,Blower, Bubble,Toy, Bubble,Toys,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Catcher's Mitt
Name/Title
Catcher's Mitt
Entry/Object ID
2006.46.1
Description
Round leather catcher's mitt with the initials DJM written in ink. The mitt consists of a leather glove with a wrist strap attached at the palm to a round pad.
Context
Used by Marian Mead Fay and her brother, Daniel Leroy Mead, of Underhill, Vermont, while playing hardball for Underhill High School.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.46
Source or Donor
George B. Johnson Antiques
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Credit Line
George B. Johnson Antiques
Made or Created
1930
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Cotton
Relationships
Fay, Marian Mead (1913-2006), Mead, Daniel Leroy (1915-1937)
Underhill
Chair Lift
Name/Title
Chair Lift
Entry/Object ID
1986.32.1
Description
Green metal chair attached to hollow metal hanging rod. The chair has bars across the front, both in front of the sitter's torsor and beneath the sitter's feet. The chair is numbered 54.
Context
From the first chairlift on Mount Mansfield.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1986.32
Source or Donor
Mount Mansfield Company, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1940
Lexicon
Lift, Chair,Vehicle, Transit Railway,Rail Vehicles,Rail Transportation Equipment,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Wood
Relationships
Stowe, Mount Mansfield
Cribbage Board
Name/Title
Cribbage Board
Entry/Object ID
1920.3.2
Description
Wooden cribbage board. The front of the board has four rows of 30 holes around the outside with two additional holes in the center of each short end. There are five holes along the center of the board, each on an etched line.

The back of the board is pasted with a piece of paper bearing the handwritten inscription, "This Cribbage Board was made from a fence rail, pierced with musket balls during the battle of Antietam, September Seventeenth 1862. The rail was taken from a fence in in front of the 2nd division of the 6th corps and the board was cut out and made by a private soldier in Batt's Brigade."
Context
Made from a fence rail that was pierced with musket balls during the Battle of Antietam. Owned by General William Farrar Smith.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1920.3
Source or Donor
Smith, Clara Farrar
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1862
Lexicon
Board, Cribbage,Gameboard,Component, Game,Game Equipment,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Smith, William Farrar (1824-1903)
St. Albans City
Civil War
Doll
Interpretative Labels
Doll, ca. 1840 Papier-mache, silk, cotton Gift of Alice H. Swingle This doll belonged to Helen Crane, who grew up in Grafton. She married John Haskins in 1864, and many years later her granddaughter, Alice Swingle, used pieces of fabric from her wedding dress to create a new dress for the doll.
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1959.38.1a-g
Description
Doll with molded and painted face and hair wearing a green striped dress, black bonnet, and black lace shawl. Her dress buttons up the center front bodice and has flaring sleeved and a very full skirt. It is trimmed at the neckline, sleeves, and waist with black seed beads. White undersleeves extend to her wrists. In total, she is a wearing the dress, the bonnet, the shawl, a white petticoat with tatted trim, a white petticoat with a ruffle, and bloomers with tatted trim.
Context
Owned by Helen Crane in Grafton. Many years later, her granddaughter, Alice Swingle, had fabric from Helen's wedding dress (1864) made into a dress for the doll.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.38
Source or Donor
Swingle, Alice H.
Lexicon
Doll,Toys,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Made or Created
1840
Dimensions
Overall
Clothing
Redressed
Clothing made from wedding dress of original owner
Hair
Black
Molded
Materials
Papier-mâché, Silk, Cotton
Relationships
Haskins, Helen Crane (1839-1905)
Grafton
Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.17a-c
Description
Male chimney sweep doll, painted to appear covered in soot. He is wearing a cloth around his head, a blue-and-white checkered shirt, red tie or cravat, pants with buttons representing knee pads, and black shoes. He has a ladder strapped onto his back. He is accompanied by a box impressed and painted to look like a chimney, a scale, and a pot. A small square piece of paper is attached to the front that reads, "A ceux qui me possédent j'apporte le bonheur".
Context
Given to the State of Vermont by the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1964.63
Source or Donor
France
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Doll,Toys,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Made or Created
France
Dimensions
Overall
Clothing
Original
White cap, black/white checkered shirt, tweed pants, black shoes
Hair
Yellow
Molded
Relationships
Merci Train
World War II
Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1960.168a-e
Description
Doll with ceramic head and soft, cotton body. The doll has molded hair and painted blue eyes. She is wearing a one-piece dress made of white and pink check printed cotton. She is also wearing an apron that secures at the waist. The apron is white cotton printed with pink buds and bordered in pink cotton printed with darker pink faux-ikat lines and flower buds. The waistband is stitched closed at the center back. The ceramic hands and forearms are now missing.
Context
Owned by Susan E. Alger Hyde in Strafford, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.168
Source or Donor
Hyde, Roger Alger
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Doll,Toys,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Made or Created
1843
Dimensions
Overall
Clothing
Original
Pink/white cotton dress; pink/white cotton apron
Hair
Brown
Molded
Materials
Ceramic, Cotton
Relationships
Hyde, Susan E. Alger
Strafford
Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1960.188
Description
Soft-bodied doll with blond hair and a long white dress. Her hair is worn loose and trimmed into bangs at the front. Much of the hair in the back is missing. She is dressed in a long white dress with a lace bodice and sleeves, lace socks, and white shoes with buckles. Her facial features, included eyebrows and lashes, are painted on, and she has molded nose and mouth. Her brown eyes are glass and are set into the sockets behind stationary lids.
Context
Owned by Ruth Wheeler Austin in Barre City, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.188
Source or Donor
Austin, Ruth Wheeler
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Doll,Toys,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Made or Created
1890
Clothing
Redressed
Dressed for owner's (Ruth Austin) twentieth birthday by a friend.
Hair
Yellow
Lace Braid
Doll Features
Stationary Eyes
Materials
Ceramic, Cotton, Glass
Relationships
Austin, Ruth Wheeler
Barre City
Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1991.28.5
Description
Resin doll wearing a floral dress, red apron, and white poke bonnet. She has long eyelashes, and closing eyelids. Her synthetic blonde hair is parted in the middle and pulled back into a ponytail of curls. Beneath the dress is wearing lace-trimmed white bloomers, a lace-edged white petticoat, white stocking, and black shoes with gold buckles. Both the dress and the apron are trimmed in red rickrack. Undersleeves extend from beneath the short dress sleeves. There is a tag on the outside of the doll reading, "Made exclusively for the Enchanted Doll House, 'Vermont Maiden', By Madame Alexander, Made in U.S.A."

Attached to left wrist was a cardboard tag explaining that this is a Madame Alexander doll made exclusively for the Enchanted Doll House, information about Madame Alexander, a picture of Madame Alexander, and the address of the doll company. The tag has been removed and placed with the work sheet.

The doll is in the original blue cardboard box and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity stating it is number 3251 of 3600.
Context
The Vermont Maiden was the official 1991 Vermont Bicentennial doll.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.28
Source or Donor
Vermont Statehood Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Carolyn Crowley Meub, Director
Lexicon
Doll,Toys,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Made or Created
Madame Alexander
1990-1991
New York City
Dimensions
Overall
Clothing
Original
Poke bonnet, red apron, flowered dress, petticoat, bloomers, stockings, shoes
Hair
Yellow
Nylon
Doll Features
Sleep Eyes
Materials
Plastic, Cotton, Lace, Synthetic
Relationships
The Enchanted Doll House
Manchester Center
Vermont Bicentennial
Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.17d
Description
Female doll with brown hair, a soft body, and painted facial features. She is wearing a cap that extends to three point around her face, a black dress with a white bodice insert, and matching apron and fichu in red calico sprigged with white. A gold cross hangs around her neck. She has black shoes.
Context
Given to the State of Vermont by the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1964.63
Source or Donor
France
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Doll,Toys,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Made or Created
France
Dimensions
Overall
Clothing
Original
Black dress, red apron, red fichu, black shoes, gold cross necklace, black and gold headpiece
Hair
Brown
Relationships
Merci Train
World War II
Doll Quilt
Name/Title
Doll Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1972.28.14
Description
Small patchwork quilt sized for a doll. The quilt is pieced from rectangles of fabric, alternating between a green floral-patterned calico and various other printed cottons. It is backed in undyed cotton and bound with floral-printed cotton. It is hand-quilted in a diamond-pattern with brown thread.
Context
Purportedly made by Elbert Maxham of Middlesex, Vermont, before the age of 6
Acquisition
Accession Number
1972.28
Source or Donor
Erickson, Dorothy Edith Maxham (1914-1980)
Birkett, Nellie Maxham (1909-2005)
Acquisition Method
Made or Created
Artist
Maxham, Elbert (1872-1944)
1880
Middlesex
Lexicon
Quilt,Furniture, Doll,Needlework,Accessory, Doll,Art,Toys,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Materials
Cotton
Dulcimer
Name/Title
Dulcimer
Entry/Object ID
2021.21.1
Description
Wooden Appalachian dulcimer with three strings and heart-shaped cutouts. There are four tuning pegs, one with the remnants of a missing string. A small sticker inside gives the maker's information written in blue ink.
Context
Made by Bill Birmingham in Barnard, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.21
Source or Donor
Duane Merrill and Company
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
Made or Created
Artist
Birmingham, Bill
1978
Barnard
Lexicon
Dulcimer, Appalachian,Instrument, Stringed,Musical Instruments,Musical T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Materials
Wood
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
1981.21.9
Description
Bisque figurine of a child in long white gown. The figure is sitting with both feet to the right, leaning on its left hand. The face and hair are painted.
Context
Owned by Elizabeth Bayley of Newbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1981.21
Source or Donor
Atwell, Ralph Gilmore
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1825
Lexicon
Figurine,Statue,Sculpture,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Bayley, Elizabeth (1817-1856)
Newbury
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
1981.21.10
Description
Miniature bisque ceramic figurine of a sitting cat. The cat is painted in shades of black and grey near the tail and on the head. A red-painted ribbon is molded around its neck.
Context
Owned by Elizabeth Bayley of Newbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1981.21
Source or Donor
Atwell, Ralph Gilmore
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1825
Lexicon
Figurine,Statue,Sculpture,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Bayley, Elizabeth (1817-1856)
Newbury
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
1981.21.11
Description
Bisque ceramic figurine of a woman in in traditional European clothing. While most of the paint has worn off from use/play, her dress is accented in red, and she has black hair and a yellow cap. She is on a green base.
Context
Owned by Elizabeth Bayley of Newbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1981.21
Source or Donor
Atwell, Ralph Gilmore
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1825
Lexicon
Figurine,Statue,Sculpture,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Bayley, Elizabeth (1817-1856)
Newbury
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
1981.21.12
Description
Miniature bisque ceramic figurine of a dog on its hind legs. The dog has long hair and a terrier-like face. The eyes and snout details are line in black paint.
Context
Owned by Elizabeth Bayley in Newbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1981.21
Source or Donor
Atwell, Ralph Gilmore
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1825
Lexicon
Figurine,Statue,Sculpture,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Bayley, Elizabeth (1817-1856)
Newbury
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
1981.21.13
Description
Miniature bisque ceramic figurine of a dog on its hind legs. The dog is shown with long hair and has a collie-like face. The facial details are colored with paint.
Context
Owned by Elizabeth Bayley of Newbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1981.21
Source or Donor
Atwell, Ralph Gilmore
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1825
Lexicon
Figurine,Statue,Sculpture,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Bayley, Elizabeth (1817-1856)
Newbury
Jacket
Name/Title
Jacket
Entry/Object ID
2003.69.1
Description
Purple chamois jacket with yellow chamois falling collar, cuffs, and hem. The jacket opens up the center front and secures with 6 purple buttons. The width of the hip line adjusts with two straps placed at either side through metal D rings. The back of the jacket is appliqued with the inscription "DANIELS CHUNK & COAL FURNACES ROCKING MILK CHEST SAM DANIELS MFG. CO. HARDWICK VT." in yellow chamois.
Context
Worn as a basketball uniform by a team either consisting of Sam Daniels Mfg. Co. employees or sponsored by Same Daniels Mfg. Co. of Hardwick, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.69
Source or Donor
Daniels, Elwyn J., Jr.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Mr. Sam Daniels and Elwyn J. Daniels, Sr.
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
40
Fabric
Chamois
Material
Leather
Made or Created
GoldSmith Athletic Goods
1930
Lexicon
Jacket,Main Garments,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Daniels, Sam (1875-1950), Sam Daniels Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Hardwick
Jigsaw Puzzle
Name/Title
Jigsaw Puzzle
Entry/Object ID
2005.67
Description
Jigsaw puzzle within a cardboard tube. The tube is printed with the image shown on the puzzle: a folk art style painting of a rural village seen from above, entitled "Vermont Village". The puzzle has 550 pieces.
Context
Produced for Vermont History Expo, 2005
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.67
Source or Donor
Vermont Historical Society
Acquisition Method
Produced by Staff
Made or Created
Artist
Stevenson, Martha
2005
Lexicon
Puzzle, Jigsaw,Puzzle,Toys,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Container
Materials
Paperboard, Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Vermont History Expo
Mack Truck
Name/Title
Mack Truck
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.16
Description
Toy dump truck with the label "Mack" on either side of the dump bed. The truck is simply constructed out of wood, with a block representing the engine , and a box for the dump bed. The bed lifts up from hinges at the back of the frame to allow contents to spill out.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.22
Source or Donor
Herrmann, Charles
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
1930-1940
Brandon
Lexicon
Toy, Car,Toys,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Materials
Wood
Model Airplane
Name/Title
Model Airplane
Entry/Object ID
2008.48.11
Description
Unassembled balsa wood model airplane in cellophane wrapping. The wing is printed with the inscription, "WAITSFIELD TELECOM CHAMPLAIN VALLEY".
Context
Given away as a promotion during the Vermont History Expo, 2006
Acquisition
Accession Number
2008.48
Source or Donor
Staff
Acquisition Method
Collected by Staff
Made or Created
2006
Lexicon
Kit, Model,Kit, Toy,Toys,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Cellophane
Relationships
Waitsfield
Vermont History Expo
Noisemaker
Name/Title
Noisemaker
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.8
Description
Wooden noise maker, or wooden cricket, toy. The toy consists of a mechanism loosely fitted onto a red-stained turned wooden handle. A zig-zag-shaped cylinder is placed around the handle in between to red-stained wooden slats. Two blocks connect the slats at the far end and hold in place a thin piece of wood that overlaps with the cylinder to create a clacking noise.
Use
Used to create noise as celebrations, holidays, and sporting events.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.22
Source or Donor
Herrmann, Charles
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
1930-1940
Brandon
Lexicon
Rattle, Ratchet,Noisemaker,Device, Sound Signaling,Toy, Sound,Sound Communication Devices,Sound Communication T&E,Toys,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Materials
Wood
Pedestal
Name/Title
Pedestal
Entry/Object ID
2010.16.2b
Description
Rectangular granite pedestal with a divot carved into the top for holding a baseball. An engraved metal plaque attached to one side reads, "ROMEO CELLA IN APPRECIATION OF YOUR EFFORTS IN THE PROMOTION OF BOY'S BASEBALL".
Context
Presented to Romeo Cella of Barre, Vermont, who coached Little League teams
Acquisition
Accession Number
2010.16
Source or Donor
Best, Clarice Bianchi Cella
Cella, Patricia
Acquisition Method
Made or Created
1955
Lexicon
Trophy,Prize,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Granite, Metal
Relationships
Cella, Romeo Alfred (1905-1965)
Barre City
Piano
Interpretative Labels
Albert Schoenhut, a young German immigrant who had been born into a toymaking family, founded The Schoenhut Piano Company in 1872. He came to American at age 17 and worked as a toy piano repairman for Wanamaker's department store in Philadelphia before striking out on his own to found his company. By the time of his death in 1912, Schoenhut was the largest toy company in America, having expanded its product line into other toy musical instruments. Our Schoenhut piano was a Christmas gift for young Ivaloo Rumney (1894-1985) of Berlin, Vermont, from her parents in 1897.
Name/Title
Piano
Entry/Object ID
1986.39.1
Description
An upright toy piano marked at the center front, "Schoenhut". Handwritten in pencil on the back of the front panel is, "Bought Christmas in December 1897. Price 1.00 Ivaloo Rumney from Mamma." The piece is stained a deep burgundy and has an ornate, decorative panel of black and gold filigree against a yellow background. The panel rests against the general red, imitation wood-grained background. The Schoenhut trademark appears prominently in its center consisting of a Jester playing a horn amid the extant trade-name symbology. The keyboard at one time created sound, but now only nine of the keys still work.
Context
Used by Delphine Boudreau and her father, Leo Edmund Boudreau of Berlin, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1986.39
Source or Donor
Boudreau, Stella Mary Dulki
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Schoenhut
1897
Philadelphia
Lexicon
Piano,Instrument, Keyboard,Musical Instruments,Musical T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Boudreau, Delphine Josephine Versailles (1883-1933)
Pitcher
Name/Title
Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1981.21.8
Description
Miniature yellow molded glass pitcher. The outside of the pitcher is decorated with molded grapes or berries. There are prominent seams from the mold on the front and back.
Context
Owned by Elizabeth Bayley of Newbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1981.21
Source or Donor
Atwell, Ralph Gilmore
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1825
Lexicon
Pitcher, Water,Pitcher,Furnishing, Dollhouse,Vessel, Drink Serving,Serving Vessels,Toys,Food Service T&E,Category 09: Recreational Objects,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Bayley, Elizabeth (1817-1856)
Newbury
Playtime Beads
Name/Title
Playtime Beads
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.134a-xxx
Description
Wooden box containing several wooden beads and string. The sliding lid of the box has a sticker with an illustrations of three children playing with a set of beads: two girls dressed as flappers, and a boy in a brown sailor suit. The set contains black and brown lengths of twine and a brown length that has been beaded and tied. It contains round, oval, and cylindrical beads in red, orange, blue, purple, green, and yellow.

Not including the beads already strung, there are:
4 yellow oval
6 purple oval
7 green oval
2 blue oval
1 orange oval
3 red oval
3 purple round
8 green round
7 blue round
4 red round
4 yellow round
5 orange round
6 red cylindrical
3 purple cylindrical
6 green cylindrical
2 blue cylindrical
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.22
Source or Donor
Herrmann, Charles
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
1920-1930
Brandon
Lexicon
Bead, Stringing,Bead, Toy,Toys,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Overall (box)
Materials
Wood
Poncho
Name/Title
Poncho
Entry/Object ID
1996.41.2
Description
Wool poncho. The outer fabric is grey wool (woven), and the entire poncho is lined with red-and-black buffalo plaid wool. The poncho is constructed as a rectangle, with the front and back connected only at the shoulders. The shoulders are slightly shaped. The edges are bound with narrow, black wool tape. As originally constructed, the outer and inner layers are only connected at the edges, but later patches and repairs go through all layers, causing some of the fabric to have become misaligned.
Context
Commissioned by Stowe Mountain Resort for wearing on the chair lift.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1996.41
Source or Donor
Stowe Mountain Resort
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Johnson Woolen Mills, Inc.
1950-1960
Johnson
Lexicon
Poncho,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Relationships
Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe
Poncho
Name/Title
Poncho
Entry/Object ID
1996.41.1
Description
Wool poncho. The outer fabric is black wool (woven), and the entire poncho is lined with red-and-black hound's tooth wool. The poncho is constructed as a rectangle, with the front and back connected only at the shoulders. The shoulders are slightly shaped. The edges are bound with narrow, black wool tape, and the outer and inner layers are only connected at the edges. There is a large tag at the center back neckline that reads, "HUNTING TOSS SPORT CLOTHES JOHNSON MADE BY JOHNSON WOOLEN MILLS, INC. DRY CLEAN ONLY".
Context
Made by Johnson Woolen Mills, Inc. in Johnson, Vermont, for Stowe Mountain Resort to be worn on the chair lift.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1996.41
Source or Donor
Stowe Mountain Resort
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Johnson Woolen Mills, Inc.
1950-1960
Johnson
Lexicon
Poncho,Outerwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Relationships
Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe
Prize Medal
Interpretative Labels
Prize Medal, 1886 Metal, silk In memory of J. Brooks Buxton, 2018.18.2ab In 1886, the Vermont Coasting Club hosted a Winter Carnival in Burlington that boasted an attendance of 40,000. One of the highlights of the weekend--which also featured tobogganing, parades, concerts, ice yachting, and trotting races--was an exhibition hockey game between two clubs. The visiting team was the Montreal Crystals, a club team, and they faced a group of local Vermonters sponsored by a hotel called the Van Ness House. They played two ten-minute games and the Vermont team lost badly both times, but it was enough to go down in history as the first international hockey game played in America. It was also the beginning of a long tradition of hockey in Vermont.
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
2018.18.2a-b
Description
Ornate gold and silver metal hanging from a red and blue blue ribbon secured by a metal pin. The pin at the top is rectangular with decorative leaves and scrollwork at the top. It is engraved with the letters BCC. The ribbon hangs from the pin by looping around a narrow bar at the bottom. The center of the ribbon is decorated with a bar pin with the inscription, "1886", at the center. A pair of crossed hockey sticks is at the bottom of the ribbon and small square puck, holding the medal. The medal is engraved at the center with a scene of two men playing hockey indoors. Each man is wearing a plaid, knee-length suit and a short bowler hat. The engraving is encircled with a gold laurel wreath and sits above an iron cross. Between each point of the cross are carved thistles, shamrocks, maple leaves, and oak leaves.
Context
Medal presented to the winning team of the 1886 Vermont Winter Carnival Hockey Tournament. The initials at the top, BCC, stand for Burlington Coasting Club, and the medal was won by the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.18
Source or Donor
Buxton, J. Brooks
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Credit Line
In memory of J. Brooks Buxton
Made or Created
1886
Lexicon
Medal, Prize,Prize,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Gold, Fabric, Metal
Relationships
Burlington Coasting Club
Burlington, Montreal
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Rowing Machine
Interpretative Labels
Rowing Machine, 1980-1985 Concept2 Morrisville, Vermont Metal, wood, plastic Gift of Concept2, 2012 Many of Vermont's inventions and innovations have come about during the cold and dark of winter. When the Dreissigacker brothers, Dick and Pete, found themselves without access to their beloved sport of rowing while ponds were frozen over, they put their creativity to developing a new and improved indoor rowing machine. In 1981, they began manufacturing and selling their first model, called the Concept2 Model A. Over the next few years, they leveraged their connections to the rowing community as well as their keen interest in iterating and improving to take the exercise market by storm. Though the idea of an indoor rowing machine was over a century old by that point, the Concept2 "ergometer" rowing machine quickly became the industry standard. Today, Concept2 is a multi-national, multi-million dollar company that is still based out of Vermont.
Name/Title
Rowing Machine
Entry/Object ID
2012.8
Description
Chromed metal rowing machine consisting of a leather seat on a long metal pole and a bicycle wheel with plastic sheets to create air resistance. The machine rests on the ground in two places: at the end of the horizontal pole, and at the joint between the horizontal and diagonal poles. The base at the far end has holes for bolting the machine down, while the base at the join has rubber caps. There are two wooden footrests attached at a forty-five degree angle at the join. The butterfly-shaped seat is oriented toward the wheel and moves relatively freely along the base pole. At the midpoint of the diagonal pole is a wooden stand with turned handle, a maker's label, and a speed gauge. At the end of the pole is a bicycle wheel with black plastic rectangles attached within the spokes.
Context
Developed and manufactured by Concept2 in Morrisville, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.8
Source or Donor
Concept2, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Concept2, Inc.
1980-1985
Morrisville
Lexicon
Machine, Rowing,Machine, Exercise,Device, Fitness,Recreational Devices,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Materials
Metal, Wood, Plastic
Rubberneck Bunnie
Name/Title
Rubberneck Bunnie
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.17
Description
Toy car with yellow bunny. The car is constructed roughly out of wood, and has two openings in the top. In the back position is a yellow character with peg arms and ears and painted-on whiskers. The car has the inscription, "Rubberneck Bunnie Farm Products Newton & Thomson Toys Co. Brandon, VT."
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
2020.22
Source or Donor
Herrmann, Charles
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
1930-1940
Brandon
Lexicon
Toy, Car,Toys,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Materials
Wood
Sign
Interpretative Labels
The Mount Mansfield Ski Club (originally the Stowe Ski Club) was incorporated in 1934. Its ski program trained and mentored thousands of young skiers, many of whom became Olympic team members and medalists. This sign incorporates the distinctive "Stowe" logo created in the 1950s by artist Sasha Mauer, and now utilized by the town and many businesses in the area. The "S" in Stowe is a swoosh made from the tracks of a skier.
Name/Title
Sign
Entry/Object ID
2008.79
Description
Rectangular plywood sign painted white with the green inscription, "MT. MANSFIELD SKI CLUB / Stow VERMONT / POST OLYMPIC RACES".
Acquisition
Accession Number
2008.79
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Made or Created
1980
Lexicon
Sign,Visual Communication Devices,Visual Communication T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Mount Mansfield Ski Club
Stowe
Sign
Interpretative Labels
Trail Map, 1940 Elton Ray Beal (1897-1971) Burlington, Vermont Paint on board Gift of Merlin Lloyd Acomb, #1989.1.2 An employee of UVM’s engineering school, Elton Beal spent free time as a volunteer with the Green Mountain Club. Though posted trail maps are common at all trail heads today, this type of information was not as readily available in the early years of the Long Trail. This hand-painted sign shows much of the Mount Mansfield section with lodges and side trails noted.
Name/Title
Sign
Entry/Object ID
1989.1.2
Description
Yellow sign framed in black and printed with an elevation map of Mt. Mansfield with the Long Trail and other trails marked. Taft Lodge and other lodges are also marked. The Green Mountain Club logo--a pine tree in a circle with GMC--is shown twice. A small title under the map reads "MT. Mansfield and Vicinity" The scale for this map is 1/2mile = 1 1/2". Written on the back is the inscription, "This map painted c. 1940 by Elton Ray Beal (1897-1971) of 77 Pomeroy St.., Burlington, VT. He was employed by the Engineering Dept. of the University of Vermont, and was an active member of the GMC."
Context
Made by the Green Mountain Club to show trails and lodges in Mount Mansfield, including the Long Trail.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1989.1
Source or Donor
Acomb, Merlin Lloyd
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1940-1950
Vermont
Lexicon
Sign,Visual Communication Devices,Visual Communication T&E,Category 06: Tools & Equipment for Communication
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Paint
Relationships
Green Mountain Club
Mount Mansfield, Long Trail
Snow Skis
Name/Title
Snow Skis
Entry/Object ID
1984.13.1.1a-b
Description
Downhill skis with poles and climbing strips. The skis have leather boot straps, and each is marked with prick points that read, "MAR 40". One ski is marked "855", "Montpelier Rainier", "614", "HICKORY", and "777". The other is marked "Austronia" and "Mount Ranier". The poles are made of aluminum with leather grips and straps. There are aluminum rings at the bottom with leather strapping and crooked points at the tips. The climbing straps are made of black corduroy with heavy white twill straps attaching them to the skis.
Use
Used by James L. Pembroke on Mount Mansfield
Acquisition
Accession Number
1984.13
Source or Donor
Pembroke, James L.
Made or Created
1930-1939
Lexicon
Ski, Snow,Gear, Skiing,Sports Equipment,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Leather, Aluminum
Relationships
Mount Mansfield
Snow Skis
Name/Title
Snow Skis
Entry/Object ID
2003.73.2a-b
Description
Pair of aluminum skis with poles. The skis are black and labeled, "HEAD STANDARD" near the front. They are mounted in the center with silver-toned metal brackets with raised wires and springs for holding on a foot. The two poles are plated in chrome and have looped straps at the top.
Context
Owned by Charles Willard Phipard of Royalton, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.73
Source or Donor
Dumville, John P. (b. 1950)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Head Ski Company
1960-1960
Lexicon
Ski, Snow,Gear, Skiing,Sports Equipment,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Materials
Aluminum, Plastic
Relationships
Phipard, Charles Willard (1916-2002)
Royalton
Snow Skis
Interpretative Labels
Skis, circa 1909 Owned by James P. Taylor (1872-1949) Saxtons River, Vermont Gift of Clarence P. Cowles, #1954.2 Proponent of the Long Trail and founder of the Green Mountain Club, James P. Taylor was a true cheerleader for Vermont outdoor recreation. As early as 1909 he used these skis to lead tours of southern Vermont backcountry.
Name/Title
Snow Skis
Entry/Object ID
1954.2a-b
Description
Long wooden skis. The skis are heavily varnished, and have metal attachments at the center for shoes. The attachments have adjustable lengths, and leather straps across the top.
Context
Owned by James P. Taylor, who started organized skiing in 1909 at Saxton's River, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.2
Source or Donor
Cowles, Clarence P.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1910
Lexicon
Ski, Snow,Gear, Skiing,Sports Equipment,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Taylor, James P.
Saxtons River
Snowshoe
Name/Title
Snowshoe
Entry/Object ID
2014.2a-b
Description
Pair of wooden snowshoes with up-turned toe and rawhide webbing. The framed are formed of a single piece of wood bent into shape and secured with two bars across the middle. The webbing is woven in an open pattern, and the frames are highly varnished. One shoe is marked with the word "Right" in black across from the front crossbar. There are no bindings.
Context
Used by Theron Skidmore Dean during work on the Long Trail.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2014.2
Source or Donor
Dean, Adrian W.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Theron Skidmore Dean & the Dean family
Made or Created
1918
Lexicon
Snowshoe,Human-Powered Vehicles,Land Transportation T&E,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Rawhide
Relationships
Dean, Theron Skidmore (1877-1946)
Long Trail
Snowshoes
Name/Title
Snowshoes
Entry/Object ID
2017.3.6a-b
Description
Caned snowshoes sized for a child. The frame of each shoe is made of a single piece of wood bent into shape and held with two reinforcement bars across the middle. The inside of the shoe is webbed with sinew, woven into an open pattern. The attachment points of the webbing at the front and back are decorated with tufting. Leather straps woven through the center of the shoe hold the users feet in place.
Context
Made by Abenaki artisans in Vermont for the tourist trade.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2017.3
Source or Donor
Wiseman, Frederick M.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Gift of Frederick M. Wiseman
Made or Created
Fonda
Ethnography
Abenaki
Lexicon
Snowshoe,Human-Powered Vehicles,Land Transportation T&E,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Leather
Tea Service
Name/Title
Tea Service
Entry/Object ID
1981.21.1.1-.16
Description
Child's toy tea set. The set includes a teapot, a cream pitcher, a lidded sugar bowl, 6 teacups, 5 saucers, 6 dessert plates, an unmatched lid, and another, more miniature tea set. The pieces are white bodied ceramics with thin lines of gilding around the edges.
Context
Owned by Elizabeth Bayley of Newbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1981.21
Source or Donor
Atwell, Ralph Gilmore
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1825
Lexicon
Service, Tea,Food Service Sets,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Bayley, Elizabeth (1817-1856)
Newbury
Tea Service
Name/Title
Tea Service
Entry/Object ID
1983.5.2.1a-b-.5a-b
Description
Child's toy tea set consisting of a teapot, cream pitcher, covered sugar bowl, two teacups, and two saucers. The pieces are ceramic decorated with a multicolored design of flowers, leaves, and scrollwork.
Context
Owned by Florence Barnett Atwell of Newbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1983.5
Source or Donor
Atwell, Ralph Gilmore
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1895
Lexicon
Service, Tea,Food Service Sets,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Atwell, Florence Barnett (1890-1980)
Newbury
Top
Name/Title
Top
Entry/Object ID
1976.6.1
Description
Yellow-painted wooden double top. The top consists of two teardrop-shaped pieces of wood connected at the narrow point. Each piece is painted with a red, black, then red stripe.
Context
Made bythe A. N. Wetherbee Mill in Lyndonville, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1976.6
Source or Donor
Hughes, Mark
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
A. N. Wetherbee Mill
1914-1945
Lyndonville
Lexicon
Top,Whirligig,Toys,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Paint
Top
Name/Title
Top
Entry/Object ID
1976.6.2
Description
Red-painted wooden double top.
Context
Made by the A. N. Wetherbee Mill in Lyndonville, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1976.6
Source or Donor
Hughes, Mark
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
A. N. Wetherbee Mill
1914-1945
Lyndonville
Lexicon
Top,Whirligig,Toys,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Paint
Top
Name/Title
Top
Entry/Object ID
1976.6.3
Description
Red-painted wooden top. The top is tear-drop shaped and has a metal point. It is wrapped with a white cotton cord that has an unpainted wooden bead strung onto the end.
Context
Made by A. N. Wetherbee Mill in Lyndonville, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1976.6
Source or Donor
Hughes, Mark
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
A. N. Wetherbee Mill
1914-1945
Lyndonville
Lexicon
Top,Whirligig,Toys,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal, Cotton
Toy Truck
Name/Title
Toy Truck
Entry/Object ID
2004.18.3
Description
Miniature box truck made of blue-painted wood. One side of the truck has four hinged doors that open to show a piece of paper colored with markers to look like shelves filled with grocery good. When closed, the side reads, "GN JOHNSON & SONS [T]raveling Grocery", with hand-cut sticker letters. The opposite side of the truck has a small advertising flyer pasted to it showing what items the truck stocked October 20-22 (no year). There is another door on the back that opens to reveal a drawer of bails or boxes.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2004.18
Source or Donor
Dole, Robert
Dole, Sylvia Johnson (1940-2008)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Lexicon
Toy, Push,Toys,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Paper
Relationships
Dole, Sylvia Johnson (1940-2008)
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
2001.50.4a
Description
Gold plastic trophy in the shape of a baseball mitt. The mitt is formed to hold a baseball. The stem of the trophy formed from two crossed baseball bats with a ball in the center. The trophy sits on a wooden pedestal with a small plaque on the front reading, "VERMONT EXPOS/COMMUNITY FIRST PITCH/2000".
Context
In celebration of the new millennium, the trophy and its accompanying ball were sent around the state of Vermont, stopping at one town in each county to be signed by a town official and Governor Howard Dean.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2001.50
Source or Donor
Vermont Expos
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
The Engraving Bench & Fine Gifts, Inc.
2000-2001
Essex Junction
Lexicon
Trophy,Prize,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Plastic, Wood
Relationships
Dean, Howard Brush, M.D. (1948- )

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