A Historical Look Back at Our Country


Curated by Mitch

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This gallery has 25 objects

accordion- Capriccio- bakelite- top of accordion: Capriccio- Red bakelite case with white and black keys. Light brown and black double straps, looped throu...
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button- brass- pot metal- US- U.S. Military- recto: US- Brass and pot metal military strap button. Large D-rings verso for attachment to straps.
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flag- cloth- cotton- stars- U.S. flag made out of cotton cloth, 44 stars.
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jacket, woman's- silk- suede- Label: Corral Sportswear Company Original Suede fashions by Jo-Kay (center back top inside)- Woman's rust/brown suede jacket wi...
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lamp base- brass- glass- pressed- Pressed glass coal oil or kerosene lamp base with brass opening.
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lock of hair- hair- black- thread- White- Lock of Buffalo Bill's hair, white, tied with black thread.
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pistol- wood stock- brass frame- single shot- Colt Deringer style pistol, .41 caliber, brass frame, wood stock, single shot, c. 1865.
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pocket watch- Civic Watch Co.- gold- crystal- numerals- Cody, William F.- Printed on face: CIVIC WATCH Co/SWISS [Engraved on back:] HJC [Stamped inside backc...
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printing press- Cylinder- rollers- hand-fed- babcock model- drum- bolts- extra parts- motor- pulley- Serial number 4370- Babcock standard model one revolutio...
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telephone- early northfork telephone- Hagstrom, Dale A.- stamped on front: Western ___________?/Company.- Early Northfork telephone used on Sweeny Ranch owne...
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bear claw necklace- Chahiksichahiks- Pawnee- Central Plains- bear claws- glass beads- tanned hide- wool cloth- otter hide- abalone shells- otter hide | bear ...
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dance shield- Apsáalooke- Crow- Northern Plains- Wool- hide- rawhide- cloth- Beads- deer- feathers- trade- button- Red- bald eagle- glass- fur tail- seed- ha...
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drum- Northwest- painted- rawhide- tree trunk- black- laced- hollow- cover- Indian- Ritual and Recreation: Musical Instruments. Hollow tree trunk painted bl...
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Feather bonnet- Northern Plains- Sioux- metal- Beads- Buckskin- silk- feathers- ermine- trade cloth- felt- Horse Hair- golden eagle- Headdress of 30 golden e...
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firearm- airgun- MacGlashan Air Machine Gun Corp.; Long Beach, CA- wood- steel- metal plate, left side of frame: Trainer-aerial Gunnerey/ Type E-3 Serial No....
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headdress- Northern Plains- eagle- red/white hearts- cloth- Beads- feathers- horsehair- Red- green dyed- felt- tan- triangle- Written on inside of hat: 1886-...
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mask- Mandan- Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, North Dakota- wood- rawhide- leather- buffalo hide- buffalo horns- Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment a...
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mask- Northwest Coast- Lelooska- wood- inlay- paint- black- abalone- Red- carved- turquoise- face- Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. L...
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bag- Other- U.S. Quartermaster Department- leather- brass- box, cartridge- U.S. M1855 Cartridge Box- Sewn black leather w/ brass button, rivets and ornaments...
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Other- blasting machine- White Rogers Elec. Co., St. Louis MO- US Army blasting machine 10 cap/ Serial no. 16728 (and lengthy advice). Made in USA.- 16728- U...
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Other- telephone- No condition, dimensions, or dates listed.
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Other- tripod- Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut
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pipe tomahawk- Northern Plains- wood- steel- bowl- carved- handle- spearhead- blade- circular- ring design- checked stamped design- Ritual and Recreation: Sm...
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shirt- Northern Plains- Gros Ventre- quills- fringe- beige- porcupine- muslin- Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Man's -- Beige muslin wi...
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Moccasins- Southwest- Apache- cow rawhide- glass beads- tanned deer hide- cotton thread- Woman's moccasins, tanned deer hide uppers and foot section are one ...
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SethJ's deep thoughts

WOW! I had no idea there was an accordion in the collection.


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Buffalo Phil's deep thoughts

An interesting collection including some early "tech." I have to say your tastes are not typical, Mitch! I would like to know more about how you came to choose these unusual objects! Fascinating!


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Marg2309's deep thoughts

I like the high-tech, the low-tech, and everything in between. You discovered considerable craftsmanship in these choices, but that's the West for you--a wide ranging concept of time and space, with something new at every turn. Thanks, Mitch.