326 Object Results

Screen Print
June 25 1844

Copy of a speech by Governor Dorr arguing why he should not be sentenced. The speech is printed in black ink on white silk.

Two alphabet sequences, two number sequences in top section. Next section is signed: "Martha C. Mumford aged 10 Years Jan 19th 1844." Next section a verse with church at bottom right corner. Next s...

Screen Print
circa 1844

A piece of plain weave pink silk printed with a speech given by Rhode Island Governor Thomas W. Dorr, 1844. Print is titled: "SPEECH/OF/GOV. DORR/In answer to the question by the Court, why Sen-/te...

Wooden toy side chair painted with brown varnish with a yellow stripe around seat, down back slats and across back rails. Made for Mrs. John O. Peckham (Matilda Allen) by her great-grandfather Thos...

Wooden toy armchair painted with brown varnish and a yellow stripe around seat, down back slats and across back rails. Label on bottom of seat reads: 'Made for Mrs. John O. Peckham (Matilda Allen) ...

circa 1844

Picture depicts steamboat in black ink, "Election!" "The Steamer 'Iolas', w/Capt. B.F. Woolsey, will leave providence for Newport, on Monday afternoon, may 6 at 3 o'clock, and leave Newport at 5 1/...

Receipt to Audley Clarke for assessment on pew. Reads:
"To the United Congregational Society, Dr.
To assessment on PEW No. 38 in Spring-street Church, for
one Quarter, commencing ...

'Speech of Governor Dorr in answer to the question to the court, why sentence should not be pronounced against him', dated Tuesday, June 25th, 1844. Printed in black on white silk. Printer is hard ...

Lithograph of the exterior of the first Ocean House with people and horses outside. Bottom section of the lithograph describes the building, a few of the things mentioned are: 300 ft. of continuous...

1842 – 1911

Ida Lewis' copper teakettle on warming stand.

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 ...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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
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.


Ladies daytime cap. White net trim with white satin ribbon


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

Bonnet made of milan straw.

White barege; blue woven figure; low neck, shirt sleeves, separate small shoulder cape. Belonged to Eleanor Bowen, made about 1845-1850.

Wireframe bonnet made of rust colored silk, featuring puffy trim, gathering, with bronze bow and ties for neck. 

Girls dress. Short sleeves, blue and white print, lace around edges. Stripes and swirls vertically down dress.


Red, gray, and black striped dress, long tight sleeves with caps. Opens in front, shirred front.

Blue and White long sleeve cotton print dress (white roses on a blue background). "mother Hubbard" house dress. Fitted back, loose front, long tight sleeves with caps.

1840 – 1865

Small collar of white embroidered muslin, flat lace edge.

Chemisette, mid-layer of underwear, scalloped with embroidery around the neckline and down the open front to the waist.

Coin silver wire eyeglasses w/ reddish/brown cardboard, leather torpedo shaped case.eyeglasses have quadrangular lenses w/ crank bridge and non-adjustable temple bars. A is marked with "Borhek" an...

White folding fan decorated in silver and other colors. 20 pieced ivory sticks, paper fields, decoration printed and tinted. Three medallions of women and children, in the style of 1840s.

Spoon, Salt
1840 – 1899

Small silver spoon marked "Ocean House" (partially illegible) on underside of handle. Possibly made by Gorham.

Spoon, Salt
1840 – 1899

Small silver spoon marked "Ocean House" (partially illegible) on underside of handle. Possibly made by Gorham.

80.3.39 AB
Spoon, Salt
1840 – 1860

Two salt spoons with fiddle-backed handled with "HHS" engraved in script, referring to Harriett Hamilton Taylor Saunders. Marked with "NEWPORT, RI" and "NICHOLS" both enclosed in rectangles.

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