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Baseball Bat
Name/Title
Baseball Bat
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.25
Description
Small baseball bat turned from dark wood.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Baseball Bat
Name/Title
Baseball Bat
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.41
Description
Miniature baseball bat turned from light-colored wood. It is stamped in the center with the words, "World's Champion."
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1935-circa 1945
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Baseball Bat
Name/Title
Baseball Bat
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.26
Description
Small baseball bat with attached ball. The child-sized bat is turned from light-colored wood with pronounced graining. An small, applied wooden knob at the top of the bat secures a length of string which attaches a small wooden ball on the other end. The bat is labeled "BAT-BAT.T./Mfg. by Newton and Thompson, inc/Brandon, Vt., U. S. A."
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Cotton
Baseball Bat
Name/Title
Baseball Bat
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.27
Description
Small baseball bat turned from dark wood. The bat is slightly warped, so bends slightly at the thinnest point. A metal ring is attached to the center of the base.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
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
2021.17
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Vermont Mountaineers, Time Argus
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2006.28
Made or Created
Hillerich & Bradsby Co.
1934-1941
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Rubber
Relationships
Rowley, William Reginald (1909-2005)
Related Place
Town
Richford
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2006.28
Made or Created
1934-1941
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Rowley, William Reginald (1909-2005)
Related Place
Town
Richford
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2006.28
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Shirt, Pants
Male
34 (40/34/40)
Material
Wool
Made or Created
1934-1941
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Rowley, William Reginald (1909-2005)
Related Place
Town
Richford
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Beads
Name/Title
Beads
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.12a-tt
Description
Green cardboard box filled with painted wooden beads. The box has a rectangular cutout on the top lined with cellophane, showing the contents. The top of the box is printed with the words, "PLAY TIME STRINGING BEADS", and the sides are printed with the words, "HOURS OF AMUSEMENT" and "FAST, NON-POISONOUS COLORS". The turned wooden beads are round with a hole in the center. They are painted pink, blue, green, and yellow.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
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Bowling Game
Name/Title
Bowling Game
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.69a-m
Description
Boxed toy bowling set with pins painted as soldiers. Each of the 9 pins is painted pink with a red jacket and black hat. There are two red-painted balls. The set is held in a wooden box with a slide-off lid. The lid is printed with images of the soldier pins and the inscription, "CADET TEN PIN BOWLING SET".
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1940-circa 1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Wood
Bowling Game
Name/Title
Bowling Game
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.72a-i
Description
Large wooden bowling alley game. The game consists of a large, U-shaped board with spring-loaded dowels on the sides. The dowels can be pulled back, then released to shoot a red glass marble. At the center of the board are 10 drilled holes to hold blue glass marbles (6 remaining). There is a gutter behind the holes for the blue marbles that get moved by being hit by the red.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, Vermont
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1940-circa 1950
Lexicon
Materials
Wood, Glass
Bowling Game
Name/Title
Bowling Game
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.14a-i
Description
Bowling set consisting of two balls, five pins, and a cardboard box with lid. The pins are balls are painted wood. The balls are red, and the pins are purple (2), orange, yellow, and blue. The box lid is printed with an illustration of young children playing bowling inside a domestic interior with the inscription, "LUCKY STRIKE TEN PIN BOWLING SET".
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Bowling Game
Name/Title
Bowling Game
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.67a-n
Description
Multicolored boxed toy bowling set. The lid of the box is illustrated with a fantasy scene of an old man and eleven gnomes playing a game of bowling in the woods along with the label, "LUCKY STRIKE/TEN PIN BOWLING SET". The set contains two blue pins, three red pins, three orange pins, on green pin, a green ball, and a red ball.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1940-circa 1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Cardboard
Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.118a-oo
Description
Small rectangular box with a sliding lid and a stamp. The corners of the box are held with glued box joints. There is a small semicircle carved into the end of the lid to grip while opening. Inside the box are 39 small painted puzzle pieces or building toys.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
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Box
Name/Title
Box
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.1a
Description
Flattened box lid for an Alibi Golf Set. The lid shows illustrations of people golfing both outdoors and inside and shows illustrations of people in various gold poses on the flaps.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Dimensions
Box Lid (flat)
Materials
Cardboard
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
1978.13
Made or Created
Fairbanks Company
circa 1870
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Bubble Pipe
Name/Title
Bubble Pipe
Entry/Object ID
1981.12.2
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
1981.12
Made or Created
Fairbanks Company
1870
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin
Building Blocks
Name/Title
Building Blocks
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.133a-oo
Description
Wooden box containing wooden blocks. The sliding lid of the box has the remnants of a sticker showing an illustration of children building a structure with the blocks and adults doing construction. The box contains one unpainted arch block, one square block printed with a clock face, four unpainted cylindrical blocks, four cube blocks (red, orange, blue, green), a red baluster, two purple balusters, and several rectangular blocks in red, purple, green, and orange. Some of the blocks have decorative beading on side.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1920-circa 1930
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (box)
Materials
Wood
Card Game
Name/Title
Card Game
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.213
Description
A deck of 30 cards for a game called "Famille Amidon." The pictures seem to show various occupations for family members. The grandfather, for example, is hanging up wash.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper
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
2006.46
Made or Created
1930
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Cotton
Relationships
Fay, Marian Mead (1913-2006), Mead, Daniel Leroy (1915-1937)
Related Place
Town
Underhill
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1986.32
Made or Created
1940
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Wood
Relationships
,
Checkers Set
Name/Title
Checkers Set
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.131a-ff
Description
Rectangular wooden box containing 30 turned wooden disks (checkers pieces). 15 of the disks are painted red, and the other 15 are painted black. The lid of the box is printed with the inscription, "CHAMPION CHECKERS MANUFACTURED BY NEWTON & THOMPSON MFG. CO. BRANDON, VERMONT."
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1920-circa 1930
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Clothespins
Name/Title
Clothespins
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.11a-x
Description
Cardboard box of miniature clothespins. The clothes pins are peg style, with static sides and rounded top. The top of the box has two oval cutouts, showing the pins inside, and is printed with images of two pins and the words, "MINIATURE CLOTHES PINS". The side is printed with, "FOR DOLLY'S CLOTHES".
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood, Cardboard
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
1920.3
Made or Created
1862
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Smith, William Farrar (1824-1903)
Related Place
City
St. Albans City
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Civil War
Croquet Set
Name/Title
Croquet Set
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.135a-x
Description
Small croquet set in a wooden box. The set contains four wooden balls, two pegs, 9 wire arches with red, wooden bases, three wire ball stands, and four wooden mallets.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1920-circa 1930
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (box)
Materials
Wood, Metal
Croquet Set
Name/Title
Croquet Set
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.136a-ee
Description
Croquet set consisting of 4 mallets, 9 hoops, 8 hoop stands (enough for 4 hoops), one peg, one peg stand, one ball, paper instructions, and wooden box.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1920-circa 1930
Lexicon
Croquet Set
Name/Title
Croquet Set
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.13a-u
Description
Croquet set consisting of 4 mallets, 2 pegs, 3 balls, 10 hoops, and a cardboard box. The mallets have unpainted handles, and the heads are painted orange, blue, green, and red. The pegs are painted red and carved to be able to stand on a flat surface. The balls are painted red, orange, and blue. The hoops are made of wire and are bent into U-shapes at the ends to be able to stand on a flat surface. The box is printed with an illustration of children playing croquet in a living room. The inscription, "PARLOR CROQUET", spans the top.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood, Metal, Cardboard
Croquet Set
Name/Title
Croquet Set
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.22a-uu
Description
Croquet set consisting of 4 wooden mallets, 4 balls, 2 pegs, 9 hoops, 25 hoop bases (enough for 12.5 hoops), and a cardboard box with lid. The mallets have painted heads (blue, red, yellow, green). The turned wooden balls are painted to correspond with the mallet heads. The pegs are turned and formed with one flat end to be able to rest on a flat surface. They are painted red and green. The hoops are made from wire bent in two places. The bases are semicircular with small holes through the center where the wire can be inserted. 8 of the base pieces are dyed green, and the rest are left unfinished. The box lid is printed with an illustration of children playing croquet in a domestic interior with the inscription, "PARLOR CROQUET" across the top.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, Vermont
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Dimensions
Box
Croquet Set
Name/Title
Croquet Set
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.21a-s
Description
Croquet set consisting of 4 mallets, 2 balls, 2 pegs, 9 hoops, and a cardboard box with lid. The mallets have long wooden dowels as handles and painted heads (blue, green, red, orange). The balls are painted blue and green. The pegs are turned and have one flat side, to be able to rest on a flat surface. They are painted red and green. The hoops are made of metal wire bent in two place, with the ends inserted into green-painted semicircular bases. The box lid is printed with an illustration of a pile of croquet mallets with the inscription, "PARLOR CROQUET SET" across the top. The inside of the lid is printed with rules for playing in and outdoor croquet.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood, Metal, Cardboard
Croquet Set
Name/Title
Croquet Set
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.10a-ll
Description
Croquet set consisting of four mallets, four balls, two stands, two pegs, eight hoops, sixteen hoop bases, and a cardboard box. The mallets are each painted with a stripe around the center of the head: yellow, green, blue, and red. The balls are painted corresponding colors. The two stands and pegs are painted red and yellow. The hoops are made of wire bent in two places, and the stands are blue-painted semi-circles with small holes for the wires to be inserted into. The box has an attached lid printed in white and green with an image of children playing croquet inside a room and children playing croquet on a lawn. The inscription, "INDOOR-OUTDOOR CROQUET", spans the top. The room illustration has a banner that reads, "NEWTON & THOMPSON MRG. CO", and the lawn illustration has a banner that reads, "200 Fifth Ave. New York."
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Croquet Set
Name/Title
Croquet Set
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.23a-o
Description
Croquet set consisting of 4 mallets, 3 balls, 2 pegs, 4 hoops, and a box with lid. The mallets have painted heads (blue, orange, red, green) with a glossy finish. The balls are turned wood. Two of the balls are the same size (red, yellow), and the third is smaller (red). The pegs are red and green and turned to have a flat end for resting on a flat surface. The hoops are made of wire that is bent into U-shapes at the ends for resting on a flat surface. The blue box lid is printed with an illustration of children playing croquet in a domestic interior with the label, "PARLOR CROQUET SET", across the top.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood, Metal, Cardboard
Daintymaid Tea Set
Name/Title
Daintymaid Tea Set
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.127a-o
Description
Box with a miniature wooden tea set. The box uses four dowels to become a table for the set. The miniatures include a teapot, four cups, and four saucers. The lid of the box is printed with the name ("DAINTYMAID TEA SET") as well as the contents and directions.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1920-circa 1930
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1943.13.1
Description
Soft-bodied doll with white porcelain arms and legs and a painted bisque head. She is wearing a yellow dress and bloomers printed with small pink flowers. The dress is trimmed at the waist and hem with black velvet. She has blonde hair sewn to a silk cap to for a wig (now detached) and a brimmed hat that matches the dress. She is wearing low-heeled boots. She has closing eyes (no longer functional).
Context
Owned by Hattie Jane Dyer Weeks of Middlebury, Vermont
Acquisition
1943.13
Lexicon
Made or Created
1866
Dimensions
Overall
Clothing
Original
Sprigged cotton dress, bloomers, hat. The front of the bodice is pleated like children's clothing, and it has a hem length of children's clothing.
Hair
Blonde
Doll Features
Bisque, Glass Eyes
Materials
Porcelain, Cotton
Relationships
Weeks, Hattie Dyer
Related Place
Town
Middlebury
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
2021.2.1
Description
Fabric-bodied "mama" doll with composition head and arms. The rosy-cheeked baby doll has a slightly open mouth showing two small front teeth, and blue eyes that open when upright and close when laid down. The head is significantly damaged, with the outermost layer of decoration peeling back to reveals the composite material beneath. The finish on the arms is also cracking. The body is weight at the bottom so the doll can sit upright, and there is a speaker (no longer working) in the lower back, evidenced through discoloration of the fabric. The legs are stuffed fabric of a finer weave and darker color than the body. The bottom center of the body has the penned inscription, "1927 Flood Montpelier Dept store".
Context
This doll was in the basement of a department store in downtown Montpelier, Vermont, during the 1927 flood.
Acquisition
2021.2
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Made or Created
circa 1927
Clothing
Redressed
White cotton dress with purple floral sprigs, green knitted shorts. (Doll was dressed by donor's children so she wouldn't go to the museum naked.)
Hair
Yellow
Molded
Doll Features
Coo Voice, Sleep Eyes
Materials
Composition, Cotton
Relationships
Bliss, Gladys May Gray (1901-1995)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Great Vermont Flood of 1927
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
1959.38
Lexicon
Made or Created
circa 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)
Related Place
Town
Grafton
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.1
Description
Doll in dark green wool skirts with black and gold braid trip and a flowered apron. She has a black velvet hat tied with a pink bow and dark brown hair.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Merci Train
Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.2
Description
Doll in a green and white dot cotton dress with matching bonnet. Doll has blond hair and moveable arms and legs. One eye is missing but is bagged with the doll.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Relationships
Merci Train
Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.3
Description
Doll in black dress with blue and pink trim, pink apron, flowered and lace straps. Brown hair which is loose from the head, gold filigree on black cap. Two broken fingers in bag.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Relationships
Merci Train
Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.4
Description
Doll in a two-tone, brown crocheted dress and matching cap, with a red, white and blue ribbon around the waist. Eyes have become unglued, but are bagged with the doll.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.5
Description
Baby doll in deep purple dress with two bands of trim, one green flowered ribbon and the other a black and gold filigree. The doll's cap is beige and brown with green trim and a yellow ribbon tie. The doll has cream knit mittens, booties and panties. An apron, yellow with pink roses and the same two bands of trim, is wrapped separately and disintegrating. The string holding the head, arms and legs is loose.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.6
Description
Doll with brown hair wearing dark blue smock-type shirt with white collar and light blue bow. It has on green wool pants and a white stocking cap with a blue tassle.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.7
Description
Doll in green wool pants, long-sleeve navy shirt, white collar, blue bow, white stocking cap with blue tassel. Dark brown hair. Eyes don't open, smudged nose, cracked paint.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.8
Description
Doll in black pleated skirt, red blouse with white dots and lace cuffs, white lace hat extending up with wires, brown hair.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.9
Description
Doll in peach print dress that gathers at the neck with a string. Pink panel on front of skirt and flower pin at the waist. Hair painted onto head. One eye missing, but in bag with doll. Arms and legs move. Reference in one older record that this doll might go with a boy doll, but that doll wasn't found.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.11
Description
Doll in navy blue dress with black trim on skirt and sleeves, gray apron with yellow/back and orange figured shawl, tall white lace hat, two black clogs, light brown hair, lace petticoat. Chipped paint at neck and cracked paint elsewhere.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.12
Description
Doll in red dress with black trip, black apron with the word "cognac" printed diagonally in one corner. Yellow patterned shawl, tall hot of white ribbon and lace, red hair, chipped paint on nose, cheeks and chin.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.13
Description
Doll without legs that stood on a now detached cardboard cylinder. Wears red net dress with black trim and black apron and vest top, torn white lace sleeves. Black ribbon headpiece, blond hair, plastic arms have come off and are bagged.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.14
Description
Doll in kelly green skirt with black border and white patterned blouse with heart button, black velvet cap tied with light green ribbon, red hair, eyes that open, paints cracked on arms, legs and face. Card found with doll says it is from Mr. and Mme. Arsene Baudet, 52 Rue Joseph Gaillard, Vincennes.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.15
Description
Doll in a pink dress, with pink and green dots, moveable arms and legs, hair part of head, crack in neck and paint worn off fingers. Note found with doll says "Francine Jeannard (12 years), 4 Rue Dumont d'Urville, LaGarenne."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.16
Description
Doll in blue/green skirt with blue ribbon border. Skirt is torn at waistband.Blue ribbon on black cap, cream-colored apron. Brown hair. Cracked paint on legs.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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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
1964.63
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Made or Created
Dimensions
Overall
Clothing
Original
White cap, black/white checkered shirt, tweed pants, black shoes
Hair
Yellow
Molded
Relationships
Merci Train
Related Event
World War II
Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.18
Description
Doll in lilac skirt with black robbon border, with white apron and blouse, black velvet cap, red hairs, eyes that open, paint discolored and cracked on arms and legs.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.19
Description
Doll in lilac skirt with black ribbon border, white apron and blouse, black velvet hat edged with lilac ribbon, tied with white ribbon, blond hair, eyes that open, cracked paint on face, arms and legs.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.20
Description
Doll in green wool skirt, white apron and blouse, black velvet hat tied with white ribbon, red hair, eyes that open, paint cracked on arms and legs.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.21
Description
Doll in black skirt with blue/green and white patterned blouse, heart button, white headpiece with wire loops, red/brown hair, paint cracked on left arm and legs.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.22
Description
Doll in black skirt with blue/green patterned blouse, heart button, tall white headpiece with wire loops, red hair, black shoes found with doll and bagged.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.23
Description
Doll in black skirt, red print blouse with lace collar and cuffs, white head piece with wire loops, brown hair, some cracked paint.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.24
Description
Doll in black skirt with orange and red print blouse with lace collar and cuffs, white lace and sheer head piece with wire loops, brown hair. Cracked paint.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.25
Description
Doll in black skirt, peach blouse with pearl buttons, one pearl earring, white head piece with wire loops, blond hair, black stockings and black clogs. Some cracked paint.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.26
Description
Doll in purple skirt with black ribbon trim, cream apron and blouse, black velvet cap with light blue ribbon tie, brown hair. Paint cracked on legs.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.27
Description
Doll in blue dress and light blue apron with dark striped border, lace cuffs, cross at neck, pink ribbon at waist, brown hair which falls off the head, small black cap, moveable arms.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.28
Description
Doll in dark gray skirt with beige trim near hem, cream apron, white blouse, beige velvet hat with lilac ribbon tie, blond hair, cracked paint on face.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.29
Description
Doll in celery green skirt with darker green ribbon trim hear hem, white apron and blouse, black cap and plaid green ribbon tie, red hair, chipped nose and cracked paint on legs.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.30
Description
Doll in celery green skirt with dark green ribbon border, cream apron and blouse, black velvet cap tied with white ribbon, brown hair, paint chipped and cracked on legs.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.31
Description
Doll in navy skirt with embroidered flowered ribbon border, yellow apron, white blouse, yellow ribbons and trim on black cap, brown hair, paint cracked on arms and legs.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.32
Description
Doll in lavender skirt with black ribbon border, gray apron and white blouse, black cap with lavender ribbon tie, black hair, cracked pain on one arm and back of neck.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.33
Description
Doll in dark blue skirt with lighter blue trim near hem, yellow apron, white blouse, black cap tied with orange ribbon, brown hair, chipped paint on arms and legs.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.34a-b
Description
Two nearly identical dolls both wearing black skirts, peach blouses, high white hats with lace, black stockings and clogs. Both has blond hair. Doll a has blue earrings and buttons. Doll b has gray earrings, one button and lace down the front of her blouse.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.35
Description
Doll in black skirt with white blouse with blue lines and flowers, lace cuffs, white lace hat with wire loops, dark brown hair, two black clogs, cracked paint on legs.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.36
Description
Doll in black skirt, pale blue flowered blouse, tall white lace hat with wire loops, two black clogs, brown hair.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.37
Description
Doll in black skirt and white blouse with green dots, tall white lace hat with wire loops, black stocking and one black clog, pale blond hair, chipped paint on hand.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.38
Description
Doll in black skirt and blue and white striped blouse, tall white lace hat with wire loops, two black clogs, brown hair, discolored paint.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.39
Description
Doll in lavender skirt with black ribbon trim, gray apron, white blouse, black had tied with lavender ribbon, red hair, damage to the back of one arm, paints cracked on arms and legs.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.40
Description
Doll in lilac skirt with with ribbon trim, cream apron, white blouse with stain on back of one sleeve, black decorated cap with lilac ribbon ties, red hair, two black clogs, discolored paint.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.41
Description
Doll in red print skirt with brown and gold trim, pine lace blouse with blue sheer scarf and blue check apron, white lace hat with red ribbon, white hair, brown clogs, red/pink net stockings.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Doll
Name/Title
Doll
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.42
Description
Ornate doll in navy blue wool skirt with three rows of silver ribbon trim. Top has puffy blue wood sleeves with silver ribbons bands and lace cuffs. Sleeves attach to white satin with red and blue bouquets. The same satin print is used for the apron, which has a wide band of silver trim with large red/orange flowers. There is a wide sheer white dollar, red ties on a red cap trimmed with silver ribbon. Long ribbon streams in a red/white and blue print fall from the back of the hat. The doll has brown hair, eyes that open, teeth and legs that bend at the knees. The lower part of the legs has chipped paint.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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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
1960.168
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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
Related Place
Town
Strafford
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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
1960.188
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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
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1991.28
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Made or Created
Madame Alexander
1990-1991
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
Related Place
Village
Manchester Center
Town
Manchester
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
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
1964.63
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Made or Created
Dimensions
Overall
Clothing
Original
Black dress, red apron, red fichu, black shoes, gold cross necklace, black and gold headpiece
Hair
Brown
Relationships
Merci Train
Related Event
World War II
Doll Bed
Name/Title
Doll Bed
Entry/Object ID
1955.34.1
Description
Maple finish, highpost doll bed. The posts are turned with a spool design, and the frame is crossed with webbing.
Context
Owned by Susan Alger Hyde in Strafford, Vermont. Made in the bedstead factory in Strafford, Vermont.
Acquisition
1955.34
Made or Created
1844
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Hyde, Susan E. Alger
Related Place
Town
Strafford
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doll Bench
Name/Title
Doll Bench
Entry/Object ID
1976.17.3
Description
Wooden doll bench. The bench is made from a corner of a box with two boards nailed to each side to form legs. The back of the bench reads, "Gibraltar Horse Nails. 25 lbs. No. 6".
Context
Made by Frank Willard Cole of Marshfield, Vermont, out of a box of horse nails.
Acquisition
1976.17
Made or Created
Artist
Cole, Frank Willard (1946-1913)
1910
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Doll Bench
Name/Title
Doll Bench
Entry/Object ID
1923.7.2
Description
Doll sized-bench made of bentwood with a caned seat. The legs flare outward, and the back is pointed at the top center with bentwood arches across the back. The caning is woven in a twill weave.
Context
Owned by Elizabeth (Lizzie) W. Langdon in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
1923.7
Made or Created
circa 1900
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Langdon, Elizabeth Whitcomb (1847- 1923)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doll Chair
Name/Title
Doll Chair
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.24
Description
Bentwood armchair sized for a large doll. The chair seat is padded and covered with shiny black leather. The seat back has bentwood in figure-8 shapes.
Context
Owned by a member of the Dewey family of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.15
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather
Relationships
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doll Coverlet
Name/Title
Doll Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1955.34.7
Description
Printed cotton coverlet sized for a doll bed. The coverlet is shaped to fit onto a high post bed. The fabric is printed in a multi-colored design of naturalistic floral vines. It is edged with braid.
Context
Owned by Susan Alger Hyde in Strafford, Vermont.
Acquisition
1955.34
Made or Created
circa 1844
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Relationships
Hyde, Susan E. Alger
Doll Cradle
Name/Title
Doll Cradle
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.70
Description
Miniature wooden cradle with one rocker broken off. It has a dark finish, spindle and scalloped top and carved flowers on the sides and ends.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Wood
Doll Desk
Name/Title
Doll Desk
Entry/Object ID
1970.6.7
Description
Miniature wooden desk. The desk has five drawers, two of which retain knobs. There are two patterned squares inlaid into the desk top.
Context
Owned by Leona Sargent Drown in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
1970.6
Made or Created
circa 1910
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Drown, Leona Sargent (1904-1992)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doll Mattress
Name/Title
Doll Mattress
Entry/Object ID
1955.34.2
Description
Mattress for a doll's bed. Unbleached muslin case filled with feathers from Susan Alger's own feather bed.
Context
Owned by Susan Alger Hyde in Strafford, Vermont.
Acquisition
1955.34
Made or Created
circa 1844
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Feather
Relationships
Hyde, Susan E. Alger
Related Place
Town
Strafford
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doll Mirror
Name/Title
Doll Mirror
Entry/Object ID
1953.25.4
Description
Small oval doll mirror on a stand. The mirror is attached to the stand with two posts, allowing it to be tilted.
Acquisition
1953.25
Made or Created
circa 1910
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Celluloid
Doll Pillow
Name/Title
Doll Pillow
Entry/Object ID
1955.34.3
Description
Doll-sized bolster pillow. The pillow is stuffed with feathers and covered with crocheted lace.
Context
Owned by Susan Alger Hyde in Strafford, Vermont. According to family history, the feathers are from Susan's own pillow, and the case was made from an apron she had made for herself.
Acquisition
1955.34
Made or Created
circa 1844
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Relationships
Hyde, Susan E. Alger
Doll Pillow
Name/Title
Doll Pillow
Entry/Object ID
1955.34.6
Description
Doll-sized pillow covered with blue and white ticking.
Context
Owned by Susan Alger Hyde in Strafford, Vermont.
Acquisition
1955.34
Made or Created
circa 1844
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Dimensions
Relationships
Hyde, Susan E. Alger
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
1972.28
Made or Created
Artist
Maxham, Elbert (1872-1944)
circa 1880
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Materials
Cotton
Doll Sheet
Name/Title
Doll Sheet
Entry/Object ID
1955.34.4
Description
Bed sheet sized for a doll's bed. One side is edged with a wide strip of crocheted lace.
Context
Owned by Susan Alger Hyde in Strafford, Vermont.
Acquisition
1955.34
Made or Created
circa 1844
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Relationships
Hyde, Susan E. Alger
Doll Shoes
Name/Title
Doll Shoes
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.61
Description
Two pairs of white, high-heeled doll shoes topped with white, fluffy feathers and edged in silver.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Cardboard, Feather
Dominoes
Name/Title
Dominoes
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.5a-dd
Description
Set of dominoes in a cardboard box. The 28 domino pips are printed on small pieces of wood.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, Vermont
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
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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
2021.21
Made or Created
Artist
Birmingham, Bill
1978
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Materials
Wood
Express Wagon
Name/Title
Express Wagon
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.66
Description
Yellow, rectangular wagon with red wheels and a long, wooden handle. The side of the wagon has the label, "EXPRESS/NEWTON AND THOMPSON MFG. CO. BRANDON, VT." The handle is attached to the front axle, which is held loosely to the body of the wagon, allowing it to be steered.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1940-circa 1950
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Dimensions
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
1981.21
Made or Created
circa 1825
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Bayley, Elizabeth (1817-1856)
Related Place
Town
Newbury
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1981.21
Made or Created
circa 1825
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Bayley, Elizabeth (1817-1856)
Related Place
Town
Newbury
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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
1981.21
Made or Created
circa 1825
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Bayley, Elizabeth (1817-1856)
Related Place
Town
Newbury
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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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
1981.21
Made or Created
circa 1825
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Bayley, Elizabeth (1817-1856)
Related Place
Town
Newbury
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1981.21
Made or Created
circa 1825
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Bayley, Elizabeth (1817-1856)
Related Place
Town
Newbury
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Figurine
Name/Title
Figurine
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.140
Description
Small figurine showing a still. The object consists of a rectangular base with three turned cylinders mounted to the top. Each cylinder is connected with a piece of twine. The base is burned with the inscriptions, "MIDDLEBURY, VT." and "MOONSHINE STILL".
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1920-circa 1930
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Relationships
Related Place
Town
Middlebury
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Flags
Name/Title
Flags
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.144a-k
Description
Miniature United States flags attached to small wooden dowels. 10 flags are packaged together inside of a piece of paper printed with the label, "ONE DOZEN American Flags".
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1920-circa 1930
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Gameboard
Name/Title
Gameboard
Entry/Object ID
1951.4.11
Description
Hinged gameboard that folds down the center, creating a space in between the sides for storing game pieces. One side of the board is checkered, and the other is laid out for backgammon.
Acquisition
1951.4
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Dimensions
Overall (closed)
Materials
Wood
Golf Ball
Name/Title
Golf Ball
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.1b
Description
Small wooden golf ball. The ball is molded to have a gridded pattern on the surface.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, Vermont. Part of an Alibi Golf Set.
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
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Materials
Wood
Golf Tees
Name/Title
Golf Tees
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.2a-u
Description
Cloth bag containing red-painted, wooden golf tees. The bag closes with a drawstring along the top, and has a red-printed label on the front. The tees are of two types: the smaller type has a flared head, and the larger type has a rounded, separately turned head.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
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Materials
Wood, Cotton
Handy Andy Tool Set
Name/Title
Handy Andy Tool Set
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.130a-g
Description
Wooden box containing miniature wooden and metal tools. The tools include a ruler, a screwdriver, a saw, a hammer, and an awl. The lid is printed with the name of the set ("HANDY ANDY COMPLETE TOOL CHEST") and the contents.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1920-circa 1930
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Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Helmet
Name/Title
Helmet
Entry/Object ID
2021.12.1
Description
Leather helmet with the words, "LOU'S AUTO SERVICE 7" hand painted at the center front. The helmet covers the head and ears, leaving the face free. The crown is green leather with a cross of brown leather straps. It is bordered in brown leather, including the ears. The interior is lightly padded with brown leather and strapping. The center back has a red oval sticker with the white letters, "STP".
Context
Leather football helmet used by Lou Lyon of Northfield, Vermont, to race at the Dog River Speedway in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
2021.12
Made or Created
circa 1950
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Materials
Leather
Relationships
Lyon, Lou
Related Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Housemaid Baking Set
Name/Title
Housemaid Baking Set
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.129a-m
Description
Box containing miniature wooden kitchen tools. The box uses four dowels to turn into a table for the set. The miniatures include a pastry board, a potato masher, a rolling pin, a flat-bottomed bowl (chopping bowl), a cup and saucer, and a cooking pot. The lid is printed with the name of the set ("HOMEMAID BAKING SET"), the contents, and instructions for setting up the table.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1920-circa 1930
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Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
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
2003.69
Clothing/Dress/Costume Details
Jacket
Male
40
Fabric
Chamois
Material
Leather
Made or Created
GoldSmith Athletic Goods
1930
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Daniels, Sam (1875-1950), Sam Daniels Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Related Place
Town
Hardwick
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2005.67
Made or Created
Artist
Stevenson, Martha
2005
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Dimensions
Container
Materials
Paperboard, Plastic, Metal
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont History Expo
Kitchen Cabinet Set
Name/Title
Kitchen Cabinet Set
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.126a-o
Description
Miniature wooden kitchen tools in small box separated into shelves. The miniature tools include two flat-bottomed round dishes, a plate, a bowl, a tub, a butter churn, a mug, a barrel, and a stem glass. The lid, now disconnected, hinged open with nails. The lid is printed with a list of the original contents, which does not correspond to the current contents.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1920-circa 1930
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Ladder Toy
Name/Title
Ladder Toy
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.125ab
Description
Unpainted wooden ladder with small, painted girl figure. The figure is notched at the head and feet to flip down the rungs of the ladder. She is painted with a detailed face, a blue shirt, and a red skirt.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
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Ladder Toy
Name/Title
Ladder Toy
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.9a-c
Description
Unpainted wooden ladder with small, painted figures. The figures are notched at the head and feet to flip down the rungs of the ladder. They are painted with a pink head and red body, and how printed black facial features.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, Vermont
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
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Materials
Wood
Little Helper Pastry Set
Name/Title
Little Helper Pastry Set
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.18a-g
Description
Set of miniature cooking tools consisting of a pastry board, a pie tin, a rolling pin, a potato masher, a wooden bowl, and a cardboard box. The box lid is printed with an image of two young girls baking in a kitchen--one is rolling dough and another is pounding dough. The inscription, "LITTLE HELPER PASTRY SET" runs along the top.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
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
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Mandolin
Name/Title
Mandolin
Entry/Object ID
2020.13.1
Description
Mandolin with 8 strings and decorative inlay. The instrument consists of a deep resonance box and lachryform harmonic cover over which the strings are stretched. The guard is inlaid with a decorative pattern of stylized floral scrollwork.
Context
Used by Alva Eastman, a member of the Barre, Vermont, Mandolin-Guitar Club, who regularly performed at the Barre Opera House
Acquisition
2020.13
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Tortoiseshell, Metal
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Marionette
Name/Title
Marionette
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.153
Description
Wooden marionette of a man with an astonished expression, loose clothing and big buttons on the jacket. It is out a quarter of an inch thick. This and five other marionettes are from "La Maison St. Joseph Hospice De Viellards."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Wood, String
Marionette
Name/Title
Marionette
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.154
Description
Smiling man marionette with tri-corner hat, shaggy hair, a corsage, short blue jacket, striped vest, suspenders, striped pants and stockings.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Wood, String
Marionette
Name/Title
Marionette
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.155
Description
Facily dressed man with alaborate hat with pumes, tall collar, orange jacket with gree, gold and black decoration, green, gray and yellow knee-length pans, heeled shoes with flowers. the legs have detached and the stick he was holding in his right hand has broken.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Wood, String
Marionette
Name/Title
Marionette
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.156
Description
Woman in lacy cap with flower bow, curly hair peaking out of cap, glasses, loop earrings, necklace, fan in one hand, rose at the top of bodice, lace collar. Top is orange and green and blue. The skirt, which is knee-length, is gray with green and beige trim and a big orange bow. Her heeled shoes have flower decorations on top.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Marionette
Name/Title
Marionette
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.157
Description
Man in military black hat and red uniform-like jacket over a fancy vest, gray knickers with leaf design, and red stockings.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Wood, String
Marionette
Name/Title
Marionette
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.158
Description
Young woman, yellow hat with roses in hair, hour-glass figure with exposed shoulders, four bows on bodice, short sleeves and left hand is broken off. Top of skirts is puffy and red, green underskirt to the knees and a white apron.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Wood, String
Merit Badge
Name/Title
Merit Badge
Entry/Object ID
1962.49.1c
Description
Embroidered patch in the shape of a shield. In a circle at the center top is a red-white-and-blue bottle cap with the label, "PepsiCola". The cap is on a yellow ground. The shield is made from twill-woven green fabric and embroidered with the inscription, "G. S. 50TH Anniversary VERMONT '62".
Context
Produced to commemorate the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Girl Scouts in Vermont.
Acquisition
1962.49
Made/Created
1962
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Relationships
Girl Scouts
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
2008.48
Made or Created
2006
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Cellophane
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Waitsfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
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
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
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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
2010.16
Made or Created
1955
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Granite, Metal
Relationships
Cella, Romeo Alfred (1905-1965)
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1986.39
Made or Created
Schoenhut
1897
Lexicon
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
1981.21
Made or Created
circa 1825
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Bayley, Elizabeth (1817-1856)
Related Place
Town
Newbury
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1920-circa 1930
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (box)
Materials
Wood
Pocket Watch
Name/Title
Pocket Watch
Entry/Object ID
1940.16.1
Description
Toy pocket watch on a short chain. The face of the watch is white porcelain with black painted Roman numerals. The edges of the watch case are white porcelain painted with blue.
Context
Owned by Reuben Matteson of Shaftsbury, Vermont
Acquisition
1940.16
Made or Created
circa 1808
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Porcelain
Relationships
Matteson, Reuben
Related Place
Town
Shaftsbury
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Polly Pet Household Set
Name/Title
Polly Pet Household Set
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.128a-o
Description
Box containing miniature wooden laundry and kitchen tools. The box uses four dowels to become a table for the set. The miniatures include a rolling pin, an iron, a potato masher, two tubs, a portion of an ironing board, and two miniature clothespins. The lid of the box is printed with the name of the set ("POLLY PET HOUSEHOLD SET"), a list of contents, and instructions.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1920-circa 1930
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
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
1996.41
Made/Created
Johnson Woolen Mills, Inc.
1950-1960
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Relationships
Stowe Mountain Resort
Related Place
Town
Stowe
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1996.41
Made/Created
Johnson Woolen Mills, Inc.
1950-1960
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Relationships
Stowe Mountain Resort
Related Place
Town
Stowe
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2018.18
Made or Created
1886
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Gold, Fabric, Metal
Relationships
Burlington Coasting Club
,
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Putting Hazard
Name/Title
Putting Hazard
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.1h
Description
Wooden putting hazard consisting of a board nailed between two wedges. The board is nailed in such a way as to be hinged, like a seesaw. The center plank is painted yellow and the side wedges are painted red. The number 4 is painted on the top of the center piece.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, Vermont. Part of an Alibi Golf Set.Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Dimensions
Box Lid (flat)
Putting Hazard
Name/Title
Putting Hazard
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.1c
Description
Small wooden putting hazard consisting of a rectangular box with open ends. There is a small wedge beneath one side, causing the box to sit at an angle. The box is painted yellow and there is a number 1 painted on the top.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, Vermont. Part of an Alibi Golf Set.
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Putting Hazard
Name/Title
Putting Hazard
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.1i
Description
Putting hazard consisting of a short ramp with two side rails. The ramp is painted green and the rails are painted red on the horizontal beam. The number 3 is painted at the center of the ramp.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, Vermont. Part of an Alibi Golf Set.
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Putting Hazard
Name/Title
Putting Hazard
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.1d
Description
Putting hazard consisting of two planks of wood forming a V shape. One end of the hazard is attached to a low piece of wood, causing it to angle upward. The whole is painted red with a number 2 painted on the top.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, Vermont. Part of an Alibi Golf Set.
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Putting Hazard
Name/Title
Putting Hazard
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.1j
Description
Putting hazard consisting of a piece of a wood with a hole in the middle, similar to a cornhole board. The board is attached to the top of two supports at an angle, creating a ramp to the center hole. The hazard is painted blue, and there is a number 6 painted at the center front.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, Vermont. Part of an Alibi Golf Set.
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Putting Hazard
Name/Title
Putting Hazard
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.1e-g
Description
Putting hazard consisting of a piece of wood hanging between two dowels. The piece is hanging on two thin wire nails inserted through the top of the dowels, allowing it to swing relatively freely. The flap and the bases are painted red and the dowels are painted green. There is a number 5 stamped onto the center board.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Putting Hazard
Name/Title
Putting Hazard
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.1k-l
Description
Putting hazard consisting of a piece of rattan or wicker looped into a square wooden base. The edges of the base are chamfered, creating a slope. The number 7 is painted on the center front.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, Vermont. Part of an Alibi Golf Set.
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Materials
Wood
Putting Hazard
Name/Title
Putting Hazard
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.1m
Description
Putting hazard consisting of four wooden pegs inserted into the corners of a square wooden base. The pegs are painted green, and the base is painted yellow. The number 8 is painted in black at the center of the base.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Putting Hazard
Name/Title
Putting Hazard
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.1n
Description
Putting hazard consisting of a square piece of wood with a round hole in the center. The edges of the piece are chamfered creating slopes. The number 9 is painted in black on one sloped edge.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, Vermont. Part of an Alibi Golf Set.
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Ring Toss Game
Name/Title
Ring Toss Game
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.15a-c
Description
Ring toss game consisting of a peg and two rings. The peg is a wooden dowel inserted into the center of a round wooden base. The dowel/peg is painted light blue, and the bas is painted red. The rings are formed from jute rope with wooden beads covering the join; one green and one yellow.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
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
2012.8
Made or Created
Concept2, Inc.
1980-1985
Lexicon
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
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Sewing Machine
Name/Title
Sewing Machine
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.78
Description
A toy metal sewing machine with a red fabric swatch under the foot and a spool of green thread on top. There is an attachment to secure the machine to a table plus two empty spools and an orange thimble.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Fabric, Wood, Plastic
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
2008.79
Made or Created
circa 1980
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Mount Mansfield Ski Club
Related Place
Town
Stowe
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Sign
Interpretative Labels
Catamount Stadium Sign, c. 1970 Milton, VT Plywood, paint Gift of Thunder Road International Speedbowl / American Canadian Tour, 2020.10.1 Catamount Stadium stood in Milton from 1965 to 1987, and this large sign was used to direct travelers. Catamount was beloved by racers for its attention to detail and up-to-date facilities, and was nicknamed “home of the brave.” This sign is on view for the first time since the track’s closing in 1987.
Name/Title
Sign
Entry/Object ID
2020.10.1
Description
Large, oval plywood sign. The sign is painted white with the black inscription, "CATAMOUNT STADIUM". The ends of the oval are cut off to create straight edges, and are painted with yellow vertical stripes.
Context
Used outside of Catamount Stadium in Milton, Vermont
Acquisition
2020.10
Lexicon
Materials
Wood, Paint
Relationships
Catamount Stadium, Thunder Road International Speedbowl
Related Place
Town
Milton
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1989.1
Made or Created
1940-1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Paint
Relationships
Green Mountain Club
,
Sketch-O-Matic
Name/Title
Sketch-O-Matic
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.74ab
Description
Toy drawing board with drawing guide. The board consists of a wooden frame with a roll of paper stretched over the front vertical surface. The top piece of the frame pulls upward to allow the roll to be advanced. The guide is a flat board, painted with glossy yellow paint and showing the steps for drawing a cartoon zebra.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1950-circa 1970
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Paper, Paint
Skill Ball
Name/Title
Skill Ball
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.20a-f
Description
Horseshoe-shaped wooden game board made from four wood boards with eleven rounded divots carved into the face. The straight edge of the board is sloped downward, creating a ramp. The curved side is edged with a thin piece of wood, bent to follow the curve of the board. The board is painted green and the divots are painted red. Each hole is labeled with a black, stenciled number (10, 15, 20, 25, 35, 40, 30, 50, 75, 100, 60). There are five red-painted round wooden balls.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, Vermont
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Skill Ball
Name/Title
Skill Ball
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.6a-c
Description
Small, tabletop skill ball set consisting of a board, a ball, and a box. The board is painted red and has a raised border on three sides. The fourth side is chamfered to create a ramp. There are 6 holes drilled into the board, labeled "5, 10, 5, 20, 20, 50". The ball is painted red. The box has the inscription, "SKILL-BALL PLAY IT ANYWHERE ON THE LAWN ON THE FLOOR ON THE TABLE For Young and Old A Game of Skill and Chance".
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Snow Skates
Name/Title
Snow Skates
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.3ab
Description
Two "snow skates" that are formed like small skis. Each consists of a thin plank of red-painted wood that is bent up at the front. A metal pan and black patch are attached to go between the wearer's shoes and the plank, and the skates strap over the shoe with strips of brown leather that tie together at the ends.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood, Metal, Leather
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.
Context
Used by James L. Pembroke on Mount Mansfield
Acquisition
1984.13
Made or Created
1930-1939
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Leather, Aluminum
Relationships
Related Place
Mountain
Mount Mansfield
Town
Underhill
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2003.73
Made or Created
Head Ski Company
1960-1960
Lexicon
Materials
Aluminum, Plastic
Relationships
Phipard, Charles Willard (1916-2002)
Related Place
Town
Royalton
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1954.2
Made or Created
circa 1910
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Relationships
Taylor, James P.
Related Place
Village
Saxtons River
Town
Rockingham
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2014.2
Made or Created
circa 1918
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Rawhide
Relationships
Dean, Theron Skidmore (1877-1946)
Related Place
* Untyped Related Place
Long Trail
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2017.3
Made or Created
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Leather
Spinning Wheels
Name/Title
Spinning Wheels
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.145
Description
Two wooden spinning wheels with thread. the word "Cherbourg" is written on theme. Card with them says "Rouet, Lycee Victor-Grignard, Cherbourg." Rouet means spinning wheels in French.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Wood
Squeaker
Interpretative Labels
This charming cat and her two kittens are carved out of wood and sit atop a cloth bellows. When you push the cat figure down, it opens its mouth and meows. It's not clear whether this toy was made for a child or simply as an attention-getting example of the maker's ingenuity.
Name/Title
Squeaker
Entry/Object ID
1966.2.9
Description
Squeaking toy consisting of three wooden cat figures--an adult and two small kittens--on a bellows-like wedge. The cat and kittens are grey with dark stripes. When the wedge is pressed down, the can opens its mouth and squeaks.
Acquisition
1966.2
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Step Stool
Name/Title
Step Stool
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.73
Description
Multi-colored wooden step stool that converts into a small chair. When folded down into a step stool, there is a small lower step with two planks: one blue and one green. The upper step consists of three planks: the outer two yellow and the center black. The central plank has white printed illustrations of a child standing on a step stool to reach a sink, a prancing cartoon lamb, the Newton & Thomas logo, a child sitting in a small chair, and a television set. The outer two planks have the red printed or stenciled inscription, "It's just eh proper size for me/To see the shows on my T.V."

When folded into a chair, the lower step swings up and rests against two pegs on the side of the stool. The back of the chair is printed with the white inscription, "When I sit down to have a rest/I like this little chair the best."
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1950-circa 1970
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Still Bank
Name/Title
Still Bank
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.24a-g
Description
Turned wooden still bank in the shape of a barrel. The lid of the barrel has a small slit in the center for inserting coins. The bank has been filled with 5 miniature clothespins, one of which is painted green. The side of the bank is inked with the inscription, "95 96 98 Barrel", and the side of the lid is inked with the inscription, "95-96-98 Cover".
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Table Tennis Set
Name/Title
Table Tennis Set
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.4a-j
Description
Table tennis set consisting of two paddles with waxed paper envelopes, a hollow plastic ball (ping-pong ball) on a long string, a wide net that can tie to a tabletop, a metal bracket, and a cardboard box. The small paddles are covered on both sides by a thin layer of red rubber.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
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
1981.21
Made or Created
circa 1825
Lexicon
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Bayley, Elizabeth (1817-1856)
Related Place
Town
Newbury
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
1983.5
Made or Created
circa 1895
Lexicon
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Atwell, Florence Barnett (1890-1980)
Related Place
Town
Newbury
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Tile Game
Name/Title
Tile Game
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.132a-gggggggggg
Description
Boxed mahjong set. The box has a sliding lid with the label, "TILES/THE OLD CHINESE GAME" and manufacturing information. Inside the box are 142 wooden tiles bearing the designs typical to a mahjong game. In a small partitioned section of the box are 36 red sticks, 38 orange sticks, 31 green sticks, 10 blue sticks, and two miniature dice. Three pages of instructions are included.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1920-circa 1930
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Paper, Bone
Tom Turno
Name/Title
Tom Turno
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.19a-c
Description
Tom Turno spinning toy consisting of a clown figure and set of balance beams. The clown is cut from a piece of cardboard with a small dowel inserted into the front perpendicular to the piece of the cardboard. It is printed to have a yellow hat, green dotted bodysuit, and red sleeves. The balance beams are connected at the base. The vertical dowels are painted red and the horizontal beams are painted yellow. The inscription, "I AM TOM TURNO "THE FUNNY CLOWN"", is printed on the clown's sleeve.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1930-circa 1940
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
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
1976.6
Made or Created
A. N. Wetherbee Mill
1914-1945
Lexicon
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
1976.6
Made or Created
A. N. Wetherbee Mill
1914-1945
Lexicon
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
1976.6
Made or Created
A. N. Wetherbee Mill
1914-1945
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal, Cotton
Top
Name/Title
Top
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.142
Description
Small, unpainted wooden top consisting of a pointed dowel inserted through the center of a wooden disk.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1920-circa 1930
Lexicon
Tops
Name/Title
Tops
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.124a-eee
Description
A collection of red, orange, and unpainted tops with a slide-topped box. The rectangular box has a sliding lid.. The corners of the box are held with glued box joints. The tops are cone shaped and each have incised lines around the middle. They are all missing their points.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
Lexicon
Toy Cannon
Name/Title
Toy Cannon
Entry/Object ID
1931.6
Description
Miniature toy cannon. The cannon sits between two large wheels and has a stand/handle at the back. The gun can swivel at its attachment point.
Acquisition
1931.6
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Toy Car
Name/Title
Toy Car
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.69
Description
Two metal convertible roadsters, each with two rows of red seats. Car a is green and car b is blue.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Toy Car
Name/Title
Toy Car
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.86
Description
A windup metal toy Renault car, with rubber ties, a hole for a key, a switch to turn the front wheels, a painted license plate that says "Renault" and another diamond emblem on the back right that reads "4CV." This one is navy with white outline and has a key.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Rubber
Toy Car
Name/Title
Toy Car
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.87
Description
A windup metal toy Renault car, with rubber ties, a hole for a key, a switch to turn the front wheels, a painted license plate that says "Renault" and another diamond emblem on the back right that reads "4CV." This one is red with white outline and has a key.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Rubber
Toy Car
Name/Title
Toy Car
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.88
Description
A windup metal toy Renault car, with rubber ties, a hole for a key, a switch to turn the front wheels, a painted license plate that says "Renault" and another diamond emblem on the back right that reads "4CV." This one is green with white outline and has a key. The switch has fallen out.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Rubber
Toy Car
Name/Title
Toy Car
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.89
Description
A windup metal toy Renault car, with rubber ties, a hole for a key, a switch to turn the front wheels, a painted license plate that says "Renault" and another diamond emblem on the back right that reads "4CV." This one is blue with white outline and doesn't have a key.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Rubber
Toy Car
Name/Title
Toy Car
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.90
Description
A windup metal toy Renault car, with rubber ties, a hole for a key, a switch to turn the front wheels, a painted license plate that says "Renault" and another diamond emblem on the back right that reads "4CV." This one is yellow with blue outline and has a key.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Rubber
Toy Car
Name/Title
Toy Car
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.91
Description
A windup metal toy Renault car, with rubber ties, a hole for a key, a switch to turn the front wheels, a painted license plate that says "Renault" and another diamond emblem on the back right that reads "4CV." This one is navy with white outline and has a key.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Rubber
Toy Car
Name/Title
Toy Car
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.92
Description
A windup metal toy Renault car, with rubber ties, a hole for a key, a switch to turn the front wheels, a painted license plate that says "Renault" and another diamond emblem on the back right that reads "4CV." This one is yellow with blue outline and has a key.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Rubber
Toy Car
Name/Title
Toy Car
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.93
Description
A windup metal toy Renault car, with rubber ties, a hole for a key, a switch to turn the front wheels, a painted license plate that says "Renault" and another diamond emblem on the back right that reads "4CV." This one is red with white outline and doesn't have a key.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Rubber
Toy Car
Name/Title
Toy Car
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.94
Description
A windup metal toy Renault car, with rubber ties, a hole for a key, a switch to turn the front wheels, a painted license plate that says "Renault" and another diamond emblem on the back right that reads "4CV." This one is blue with white outline and has a key.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Rubber
Toy Car
Name/Title
Toy Car
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.95
Description
A windup metal toy Renault car, with rubber ties, a hole for a key, a switch to turn the front wheels, a painted license plate that says "Renault" and another diamond emblem on the back right that reads "4CV." This one is red with white outline and has a key.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Rubber
Toy Car
Name/Title
Toy Car
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.96
Description
A windup metal toy Renault car, with rubber ties, a hole for a key, a switch to turn the front wheels, a painted licence plate that says "Renault" and another diamond emblem on the back right that reads "4CV." This one is blue with white outline and has a key.
This is one of 17 cars found in 2019. There may have been more. Each came in a small cardboard box and operating instructions, which are pictured in record 1964.63.86.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Rubber
Toy Car
Name/Title
Toy Car
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.97
Description
A windup metal toy Renault car, with rubber ties, a hole for a key, a switch to turn the front wheels, a painted license plate that says "Renault" and another diamond emblem on the back right that reads "4CV." This one is red with white outline and has a key.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Rubber
Toy Car
Name/Title
Toy Car
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.98
Description
A windup metal toy Renault car, with rubber ties, a hole for a key, a switch to turn the front wheels, a painted license plate that says "Renault" and another diamond emblem on the back right that reads "4CV." This one is yellow with blue outline and has a key.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Rubber
Toy Car
Name/Title
Toy Car
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.99
Description
A windup metal toy Renault car, with rubber ties, a hole for a key, a switch to turn the front wheels, a painted license plate that says "Renault" and another diamond emblem on the back right that reads "4CV." This one is red with white outline and has a key.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Rubber
Toy Car
Name/Title
Toy Car
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.100
Description
A windup metal toy Renault car, with rubber ties, a hole for a key, a switch to turn the front wheels, a painted license plate that says "Renault" and another diamond emblem on the back right that reads "4CV." This one is navy with white outline and its key is stuck in the turn hole.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Rubber
Toy Car
Name/Title
Toy Car
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.101
Description
A windup metal toy Renault car, with rubber ties, a hole for a key, a switch to turn the front wheels, a painted license plate that says "Renault" and another diamond emblem on the back right that reads "4CV." This one is yellow with blue outline and has a key.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Rubber
Toy Car
Name/Title
Toy Car
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.102
Description
A windup metal toy Renault car, with rubber ties, a hole for a key, a switch to turn the front wheels, a painted license plate that says "Renault" and another diamond emblem on the back right that reads "4CV." This one is green with white outline and has a key.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Rubber
Toy Cart
Name/Title
Toy Cart
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.68a-dd
Description
Boxed wooden toy cart and beads. The box shows an illustration of the cart filled with beads and a string along with the label, "1491 BEAD CART". The cart itself is a shallow wooden rectangular box with red wheels and pink string culminating in an oval, red bead for pulling. The cart contains seven oval red beads, five oval blue beads, three oval green beads, three cylindrical red beads, five cylindrical green beads, two cylindrical yellow beads, two round red beads, and two round yellow beads.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1940-circa 1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (box)
Materials
Wood, Cardboard
Toy Frying Pan
Name/Title
Toy Frying Pan
Entry/Object ID
1963.51.1
Description
Doll-size skillet with a long handle and three feet.
Acquisition
1963.51
Made or Created
circa 1866
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Iron
Toy Grocery Store
Name/Title
Toy Grocery Store
Entry/Object ID
1951.9.2
Description
Small toy grocery store and accessories. The front walls of the store open to show a back wall of pigeonholes and drawers, each labeled with a type of food. There are two counters, each with a tall, vertical pole on one end. There are two stools, to casks, and a tin disk with the label, "John B. Squire & Co."
Context
Owned by Elisha T. Everett in Berlin, Vermont
Acquisition
1951.9
Made/Created
circa 1860
Lexicon
Relationships
Everett, Elisha T.
Related Place
Town
Berlin
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Toy Lawnmower
Name/Title
Toy Lawnmower
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.70
Description
Wooden toy lawn mower painted in yellow, red, and green. The toy has a long handle with a rotating cylinder at the bottom that turns when the object is pushed along the ground. There is a thin, rectangular piece of a wood that overlaps with the tines of a gear to create a "clacking" noise as the cylinder turns.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1944-circa 1945
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Toy Lawnmower
Name/Title
Toy Lawnmower
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.71
Description
Wooden toy lawnmower painted yellow, pink, green, blue, and orange. The toy has a long pink handle with a rotating cylinder at the bottom. The cylinder is filled with multi-colored wooden blocks.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1944-circa 1945
Lexicon
Materials
Wood
Toy Mallet
Name/Title
Toy Mallet
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.64
Description
Small, rust-colored toy mallet with a turned handles and barrel-shaped head. A piece has been chipped off the handle, and the raw edge has the hand-written label, "Sollman + Whitcomb/This is #535c".
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1940-circa 1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Paint
Toy Mallet
Name/Title
Toy Mallet
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.65
Description
Toy mallet consisting of a turned, cylindrical handle pegged into a small, turned head that narrows in at the center.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1940-circa 1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Toy Mallet
Name/Title
Toy Mallet
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.63
Description
Small mallet consisting of a turned, cylindrical handle and a cylindrical head with two lines of filleting on either side.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1940-circa 1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood
Toy Poodle
Name/Title
Toy Poodle
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.68
Description
A brown yarn French poodle with a red, white and blue leash and a red tongue.It came in a plastic sylinder with a red, white and blue ribbon handle and a note says it is from the Hotel Carlton in Lyon.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Yarn, Plastic, Ribbon
Toy Safe
Name/Title
Toy Safe
Entry/Object ID
1963.70.17
Description
Toy safe consisting of 6 pieces (4 sides, 1 top, 1 base) that lock together.
Acquisition
1963.70
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Toy Ship
Name/Title
Toy Ship
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.66
Description
A small metal battleship, very heavy. Chipped red, brown and taupe paint.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Toy Soldiers
Name/Title
Toy Soldiers
Entry/Object ID
1943.8a-i
Description
9 plywood figures. Each is cut out and fully painted. 5 are Revolutionary War soldiers (4 American, 1 Hessian). The others are Ethan Allen, Ira Allen, Stephen Fay, and Jedediah Dewey. Each figure is slotted into a square wooden base.
Context
Made by Horace Mills Abrams
Acquisition
1943.8
Made or Created
Artist
Abrams, Horace Mills (1894-1960)
1904-1940
20th Century
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Wood
Toy Tank
Name/Title
Toy Tank
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.67
Description
A tin tank painted in beige and green and brown camoflage pattern. Narrow wheels on tiny rods. One doesn't stay in its hole very well.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Tin
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
2004.18
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Wood, Paper
Relationships
Dole, Sylvia Johnson (1940-2008)
Trinket Basket
Name/Title
Trinket Basket
Entry/Object ID
1966.2.7
Description
Miniature woven basket. The basket has a bulbous, oval body and is painted with blue and pink flowers on green stems. The handle has broken off and is inside.
Acquisition
1966.2
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Trinket Box
Name/Title
Trinket Box
Entry/Object ID
2020.22.143
Description
Small storage box in the shape of a teapot. The front bears a cartoon image of a chef.
Context
Made by Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company in Brandon, VT
Acquisition
2020.22
Made or Created
Newton & Thompson Manufacturing Company
circa 1920-circa 1930
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
2008.72
Made or Created
Wallace Brothers Co.
1929-1930
Lexicon
Dimensions
Relationships
Spaulding High School
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Trophy
Name/Title
Trophy
Entry/Object ID
2018.12.1
Description
Brass trophy in the shape of a loving cup. The cup is narrow and tall with a round pedestal base. There is a handle on either side of the cup. The front is engraved with the inscription, "Vermont Stock Car Racing Champion 1951 Carl J. Trayah Central Vermont Raceway Northfield VT Fighting Trayah Brothers". The bottom of the base is marked, "Mfg. by Dodge Inc., Chicago 604".
Context
Presented to Carl J. Trayah for winning the 1951 Vermont Stock Car Racing Championship.
Acquisition
2018.12
Made or Created
Dodge, Inc.
1951
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Relationships
Trayah, Carl J.
Related Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
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
2001.50
Made or Created
The Engraving Bench & Fine Gifts, Inc.
2000-2001
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Plastic, Wood
Relationships
Dean, Howard Brush, M.D. (1948- )

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