319 Object Results

Object Type: Decade:

(a) 19th century brass spring lancet used for bloodletting. (b) Wooden case with latch for lancet.


Portrait of Robert B. Cranston, half-length protrait; he wears a black coat with gold buttons, a frilly white shirt, and a black cravat. He has reddish brown hair with large sideburns, and brown ey...


Aqua blue ribbon w/ Newport scene, Settled 1639 seal; ribbon reads: 'Welcome Home 23d August, 1859'; fringe on sides.

98.6.7
Commemorative
August 23 1859

Aqua blue ribbon w/ Newport scene, Settled 1639 seal; ribbon reads: 'Welcome Home 23d August, 1859'; fringe on sides.

2000.7.20.1-.2
Ticket
August 23 1859

Two orange tickets with black text 're-union, morning and evening, Newport, Rhode Island, august 23, 1859'. Written on back of ticket 2000.7.20.1 is 'enter large tent, W. Newton'.

2000.7.20.3
Commemorative
August 23 1859

White silk ribbon with black text and image of the seal of the city of Newport. Text reads 'Re-Union 23d August 1859'.

98.6.9
Commemorative
August 23 1859

Aqua blue ribbon w/ Newport scene, Settled 1639 seal; ribbon reads: 'Welcome Home 23d August, 1859'; fringe on sides.

98.6.6
Commemorative
August 23 1859

Aqua blue silk ribbon w/ Newport settlement seal; 'Welcome Home 23d August 1859'; fringe along sides.

30.12
Handbill
April 16 1859

Painted black wooden frame; glass over print, which reads: "at a meeting of boat builders held April 16th, 1859, the following scale of prices was established." The notice goes on to discuss prices...


"We have met the enemy and they are ours" "Photograph by Stimpson" "Entered acording to Act of Congress in the year 1859 by T. Jones & Sons in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Nor...

1854.8.20
Ballot
circa 1858 – 1859

Repulican Party ticket printed for the election of Thomas Davis to the U.S. House of Representatives.


A penmanship book completed by Lizzie C. Weaver, 1858. The book is the fifth volume in Potter and Hammond's twelve-step "system." Volume 5 emphasizes writing words with capital letters and sentence...


A mid- to late-19th century military canteen. Made of metal with a small spout at top. A plain weave brown strap runs around circumference of canteen through metal tabs; strap is knotted near base,...

24.10.2
Pinafore
1858 – 1859

"Tyer" type pinafore. Pink printed cotton, calico, apron with long sleeves, belted back. Meant for a child. Made by Mrs. George Spencer in about 1858.


Folio of mostly religious sheet music done in ink and pencil, mostly religious songs. One piece is signed by TH Tew 1857, (Thomas Horsewell Tew 1819-1874). Contains music and lyrics for the followi...

1886.8
Typewriter
circa 1857

Piano keyboard style typewriter. Also known as "literary piano". It was the first typewriter to have a type guide. Invented by Newport resident Samuel Ward Francis.

D410 A-D
Dress
circa 1857

Apple green ribbed silk skirt and bodice with white satin flowers, lace collar. Eight white satin buttons remain out of ten buttons on front of bodice. Back of skirt is longer than the front. Flowe...

94.4.5
Handbill
circa 1857

Handbill for the Washington Square Family School in Newport, Rhode Island at No. 11 Washington Square. Handbill notes "FOR TEN BOYS ONLY," and is signed Benjamin H. Rhoades, Principal. It lists ref...


A copy of "Newport and Its Scenery," a book of lithographs by John Collins published in Burlington, New Jersey (1857). Includes introductory text describing images. Inscription on first page reads:...


Black and white sheet music cover of 'Sounds From The Old Stone Mill' by Bishop. Image is of the Old Stone Mill. In pencil in left upper corner '500/1621O'. Stamped in upper right corner '163'. Low...


Fine cotton full fashion stockings. Foot, toe and heel to top of stockings are of plain knit. Instep to calf is of a lace and mesh design with no hem. Paper in stockings reads, " wedding stockings ...

40.7.18
Cage Crinoline
1856 – 1865

Cage crinoline of concentric steel hoops suspended from 9 tapes. 20 complete circles hoops and 2 "U" shaped hoops at top of crinoline near waist. Tag "Gift of Miss Anne B. Vernon April 23, 1940" an...


Double breasted, navy wool waistcoat with three pockets, two on PL, one on PR. Lined in lighter brown cambric and backed in dark brown cambric. Back cinch has metal buckle "Patent 1856." Large pock...

P9634
Tintype
after 1856

A tintype depicting four women seated in front of a seascape backdrop. Three of the women are wearing shirtwaists with long skirts; woman at right is wearing a striped dress with ruffles along bodi...

P9614
Tintype
after 1856

A tintype depicting an unidentified girl wearing a dark dress and a ribbon around her neck. Image is possibly connected to the Hettie Johnson family of Newport.

FIC.2014.65.2
Letter
December 4 1855

A letter written to David Olyphant King from Mongkut, King of Siam. Letter is dated "4th December 1855," and was sent from the "Royal grand palace" in "Bangkok". Two red stamps are found at top lef...


Black taffeta mantle trimmed with velvet ribbon and fringe. "Called mantilla."

D232
Fragment
circa 1855

White muslin embroidered for ruffle. Unfinished, showing manner of laying out work.

25.6.4
Fragment
circa 1855

Six swatches of various shapes, sizes and colors: blue striped, green and black checked, brown striped, two pink, purple with stripes.


Watercolor of Easton House on Court House Street. View of front façade and left side of building. Three story house, two connecting buildings. Tree to right side of picture.


Corner streetscape of the Bennett House. Two story red clapboard building with 'Fresh Fish' sign on building. Two story brown clapboard building next to this building. Church steeple in background.

37.5.2
Cape Collar
1855 – 1860

Pelerine-like cape collar. Fashion fabric light blue twill, possibly silk. Lined with dark brown, plain weave cotton. Bound in light blue silk. Hand stitched.


Set is in the rococo revival style. Body and lid are ornamented with flowers and scrolls, worked in repoussé and chasing. Two cast foliate handles on body, one on lid. Pedestal base with cast scrol...


Set is in rococo revival style. Low, urn-shaped, pointed oval bowls with two strap handles. Ornamented with flowers and scrolls, worked in repoussé and chasing, and gold wash on bowl interiors. Ped...


Set is in rococo revival style. Gravy boats or sauceboats have flowers and scrolls worked in repoussé and chasing, with an engraved horse's head, anchor and inscription "Presented to Commodore Matt...


Set is in rococo revival style. The smooth oval bowls have an anchor and a horse's head engraved on the side. Dishes have cast foot rims with scrolled feet and cast foliate handles. Along the rim o...

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