368 Object Results

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2012.18
top hat
circa 1840 – 1860

A dark brown top hat associated with M.E. Hatch of New Bedford. Hat is made of silk plush, and has a thin black band around its circumference. Interior is lined with a gold quilted fabric, and has ...

2009.10.3
bonnet (hat)
circa 1840 – 1860

A gray silk bonnet with long ties (19 inches). The bonnet is comprised of a stiff brim (about 4-5 inches wide, lined with a sheer silk fabric) and a gathered portion at rear. A stiff open weave fab...

D147
Stay
circa 1840

White cotton stays, very plain with brass eyelets. These may have belonged to an unfashionable lady later in the century; it's in the style of circa 1835.

30.8.1
Hat
circa 1840

Black leather military style hat with white horse hair plume. Badge on hat is of a calvary man on a prancing horse, surmounted by eagle. Chinstrap and visor broken. Owned by Elisha Howard and worn ...

25.5.12
Fan, Hand
circa 1840

Whish style fan in white with a blue bow. Made with feathers and a wooden handle.

D429
Cap, Boudoir
circa 1840

White muslin night cap. Lace trim and design in fine soutache braide.


Lithograph LITHOGRAPH OF EXTERIOR CORNER VIEW OF TOWNSEND'S HOTEL, PEOPLE AND HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGES ON STREET, A WOMAN CAN BE SEEN IN A SECOND FLOOR WINDOW. EAGLE SCULPTURE ON TOP OF HOTEL.


Brown linen sleeve (C) with sleeve cap (B) and an extra cap (D). Embroidered white and brown leaf motif. Four hooks at end of sleeve. Cap same as sleeve with fringe at bottom

D424 B
Cape
circa 1840

Short brown silk cape, no buttons or hooks. Trimmed with two bands of brown silk. Possibly Quaker.


Golden Brown ribbed silk dress, long sleeves with embroidered lace cuffs.

D187
Frock Coat
circa 1840

Frock coat in black made from broadcloth with red homespun in inside padding. Cut velvet buttons. 3 practical buttons on sleeves.


Collar coming to a 'V' and narrowing in the front. Two inch ruffled edge is embroided and the insertion has cut work embroidery at each edge. Above that the collar is plain muslin.

60.4
Eyeglasses
circa 1840

Delicate metal frames, quadrangular lenses; crank bridge, slender non-adjustable temple bars bent to fit comfortably around the head. 28 stamped on outside of right temple bar, which probably refer...

D206
Handkerchief
circa 1840

Handkerchief with scarf. Cream silk damask with design of roses.


Flat blade or "rubber" with scroll-type handle carved from a solid piece of ivory. Stuart Frank 11/04/2009: Seam rubber; very little wear; panbone; unusual form.

56.1.3
Table
circa 1840

Mahogany-veneered card table in the late empire style; fold-over top supported by urn-shaped pedestal with carved leafy volutes; four scroll-shaped legs attach to pedestal base and terminate in bra...


Small ladle with decoration and a gold wash over the bowl. Engraved initials "KDT" (in script), "referring to Katharine Dewees Taylor (1832-1899). Marked with "Pure coin H.L. Webster & Co"

01.327
Busk
circa 1840

Bone rectangle, engraved with three geometric figures: a star, spouting whale, new moon, and a tree. Entire edge is studded with brass. Notes from Stuart Frank's visit November 4, 2009: Busk is p...


Bust length portrait of Maria Thurston (1790-1849). Subject faces to the right. Blue eyes, short, curly brown hair; wears black dress with transparent white lace veil and neckline.


Portrait of Samuel Allen (1829-1905). Three-quarter length portrait of Samuel Allen (1829-1905) facing right; brown hair and full beard and mustache; his right arm is at his waist and his left arm ...


19th century miniature, depicting a uniformed volunteer militiaman, company unknown. The subject is in a full length pose, wearing white epaulets, red jacket with blue cuffs, blue stand-up collar, ...


Coach model: wood and metal model of enclosed carriage, very detailed as to hardware, upholstery, and fittings. Used as a demonstration model for carriage-maker, harness-maker or painter. According...


Carved wooden eagle above red, white and blue shield; gold medallion with eagle above shield; woman dressed in blue blouse with red and white striped skirt holding staff with carved hood on top; fl...


Portrait of Henry Potter (1786-1856). Male bust facing right; white shirt, black jacket; brown eyes and hair; slight smile. Subject was a grocer.


An 1840 Whig Party election prox. Lists candidates for Rhode Island governor, lieutenant governor, senators, secretary, attorney general, and general treasurer.

Text is surrounded by a ...

01.1006
Valentine
1840 – 1899

Small heart shaped Valentine with fold out interiors that open into the shape of a clover. Each leaf of the fold out clover features a verse. The front pictures a rose with the words, "I request fa...

01.1005
Valentine
1840 – 1899

A paper lace heart Valentine with a star made from cut ribbons in the center. A bird appears at the top of the heart, and below it reads, "I live for thee alone" in a scroll.

01.1004
Valentine
1840 – 1899

A Valentine poem entitled, "To Emily". The poem reads:
There's a dainty Maiden dwells In the city by the sea, Her eyes so bright, her teeth so white And when she smiles at me, My heart begins...

01.1003
Valentine
1840 – 1899

Valentine with the front featuring paper lace and flowers. A woman's face appears through a circular cut out. The interior features a poem, and the full bust portrait of the woman. The poem entitle...

01.1002
Valentine
1840 – 1899

Paper valentine with paper lace. The center of the card has an envelope that reads, "To the keeper of my heart." surrounded by pansies. A bird is atop the card sitting on her eggs, and at the botto...

01.1001
Valentine
1840 – 1899

On front of Valentine is a cherub holding a rose surrounded by paper cut lacework. Inside features a poem in gilded ink, "Fondly I love, but/ some strange spell/ Forbids my tongue/ its tale to tell...

01.1000
Valentine
1840 – 1899

Valentine featuring a young girl and boy holding hands under a horseshoe shaped arch that reads, "Love Remembrance." Underneath the arch is also a heart with an embossed pansy. Embossed small blue ...

80.3.34 AB
Fork
1840 – 1860

Two fiddle-backed forks. Engraved initials "AT" (in script) referring to Abigail White Taylor (1786-1869). Marked "Nichols" enclosed in a rectangle with three symbols.


White round collar with elaborate embroidery.

D311
Cap
1840s

Ladies daytime cap. White net trim with white satin ribbon

D246
Bonnet
1840s

Tan and brown bonnet made of Shaker straw trimmed with brown silk. Very long cape.

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