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2004.20.1
Hopkins & Allen Mfg. Co., No...
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2004.20.1 | 1900-1914 | Gift of Larry and Betty Lou Sheerin | This pistol is very much a part of the history of the town of Cody, WY. Cassie was the madame for one of the longest operated bordellos in Cody. She knew many local businessmen and politicians. It is believed that this pistol was given to her by a very prominent local politician. | (on left panel) "To my Friend Cassie" (on right panel) "Every Inch a Lady" | Hopkins & Allen X.L.3 Double Action revolver, SN 3982 (obscured by frame), .32 Cal., gold-colored plate finish, mother-of-pearl grip panels with gold inlaid scrollwork and inscribed: (on left panel) "To my Friend Cassie" (on right panel) "Every Inch a Lady", Hopkins and Allen, Norwich, CT, 1900-1914 | XL3 Double Action revolver | .32 | 3982 | 2004.20.1a.jpg | 2004.20.1b.jpg | firearm | metal | mother-of-pearl | revolver | Hopkins & Allen Mfg. Co., Norwich, CT

1999.22.12
James Duckworth, Springfield...
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1999.22.12 | 1883-1895 | Barrel length: 1 3/4 in, overall length: 5 1/4 in | Gift of Brian P. and Ann A. McDonald | Chicago Fire Arms Company Revolving Palm Pistol, "The Protector" | .32 | 2394 | 1999.22.12v1.jpg | 1999.22.12v2.jpg | firearm | nickle plated | mother-of-pearl | pistol | James Duckworth, Springfield, MA

1.69.2475
fan | handle | mother-of-pea...
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1.69.2475 | ca. 1880 | Gift of Ruth Hoover, aunt of Linda Sarone, Cody WY | Lady's Japanese fan with mother of pearl spokes and lace webbing, brass handle. | 1.69.2475.JPG | fan | handle | mother-of-pearl | spokes | Lace | brass | webbing

NA.203.1013
DeLong, Sam | necklace | mot...
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NA.203.1013 | L: 12.5 in, width: 2.25 in, depth: .25 in | Gift of Jo and Warren Buxton, Phoenix, Arizona | Mother-of-pearl peyote bird (broken) on heishi. Necklace strand has alternating heishi and short and long silver beads. Mother-of-pearl peyote bird has etched lines on wings and tail. Colored black dots for eyes. Tail has been broken off. Bird attached to necklace by carved hole on under side of birds neck. Silver clasp | na.203.1013.jpg | bird | necklace | mother-of-pearl | silver | DeLong, Sam

NA.202.883
Eastern Sioux | vest | mothe...
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NA.202.883 | back length: 20 in, chest circumference: 38.75 in | Gift of the Family of James O. Keeley | Dress and Adornment: Daily and/ or Festive Adornment. Vest: White buckskin, V front, 5 button vest with dyed pink mother-of-pearl buttons, overall quillwork in bird, star, tulip and other floral motifs in red, orange, yellow, pink, purple (most faded), faded green and faded blue; some hand stitched piecing of buckskin at center front edges and upper back and neckline, was originaly machine stitched at seams and around edges but that stitching was cut and seams were resewn by hand. First prize recipient at the 1964 Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial at Gallup, NM. | na.202.883v2.jpg | na.202.883v1.jpg | vest | mother-of-pearl | quills | Buckskin | Eastern Sioux

1988.8.3011
Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manu...
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1988.8.3011 | 1896 | L: 12.75 in, Barrel length: 7.5 in, H: 5.25 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | top of barrel: COLT'S PT.F.A.MFG.CP. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. [left side of barrel] COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER [rear of cylinder] 347 [bottom of grip frame] 36 347 [ejection gate; left side of grip frame] 193 | Hammer, trigger, and lanyard ring blued. Left grip panel chipped. Ejector assembly model. | Model 1878 Frontier | .43 caliber (.44 per label 9/2003) | 36347 | 1988.8.3011v1.jpg | 1988.8.3011v2.jpg | firearm | mother-of-pearl | steel | pistol | Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company; Hartford CT

1.69.2683
vest | mother-of-pearl | sat...
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1.69.2683 | chest circumference: 44 in, back length: 19.5 in | on left waist tab: TRADE GB MARK [inside left shoulder:] 504 b [inside right shoulder:] GEC | Man's vest. Front is white cotton with a woven pattern of box shapes and X's and vertical stripes of X'x in dark navy blue or black thread; 2 placket pockets on each side of front; 5 white mother-of-pearl buttons down front - 4 have concave tops and 1 is plain round. Back and lining are plain white cotton with back waist tabs on both sides. Owned and worn by Buffalo Bill. | 1.69.2683.jpg | floral | horseshoe | vest | mother-of-pearl | sateen | cotton

3.78.271
skirt | buttons | knit | mot...
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3.78.271 | 1900-1905 | L: 35 in, waist circumference: 27.25 in | Gift of the artist's heirs, W.H.D. Koerner, III and Ruth Koerner Oliver. | Description: Striped skirt, red and black, satin waist with two buttons, black crocheted bottom. Origin: Where- Personal studio collection of artist, W.H.D. Koerner. When- May, 1977 (Materials received - 1978) | 3.78.271.jpg | striped | skirt | buttons | knit | mother-of-pearl | Satin | crocheted | cotton

1.69.786
pants | beige | double weave...
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1.69.786 | ca. 1900 | Gift of Robert F. Garland | Beige wool riding pants, heavy double weave with a corduroy-like surface; seven mother of pearl buttons at lower leg, 2 rear hip pockets, a button fly front with 5 buttons and metal fastener at waistline. Belonged to Buffalo Bill. See also 1.69.776, .786, and .2269 for additional Buffalo Bill clothing donated by Robert F. Garland. | 1.69.786.jpg | pants | beige | double weave | buttons | mother-of-pearl | metal | fastener | wool

NA.203.1404
Southwest | pin | turquoise ...
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NA.203.1404 | ca. 1940s | H: 1.5 in, width: 1.875 in | Rainbow Yei Pin, Southwest, ca. 1940s, silver, turquoise, mother of pearl, black jet. | NA.203.1400 group.jpg | Yei | pin | turquoise | silver | mother-of-pearl | jet | Southwest

NA.507.5
Sioux | Northern Plains | do...
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NA.507.5 | ca. 1885 | L: 15.375 in | Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin | Ritual and Recreation: Toys. Female -- Stuffed tan cloth doll with buckskin dress, leggings and moccasins. Beaded borders on yoke of dress and hem line. Beaded squares around waist line. Leggings beaded in geometric design. Moccasins beaded on vamp, sides and back with blue border lane. Black horse hair braids, bead facial features Mother-of-pearl button earrings. | NA.507.5.JPG | na.507.5.jpg | geometric | doll | horse | Beads | cloth | button earrings | mother-of-pearl | hair | black | tan | deer | seed | trade | hide | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.203.1392
Zuni | ring | jet | silver |...
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NA.203.1392 | ca. 1940s | H: 1.25 in, width: .75 in | Knifewing Ring, Zuni, ca. 1940s, silver, turquoise, coral, mother of pearl, black jet. | NA.203.1400 group.jpg | Knifewing | ring | jet | silver | mother-of-pearl | coral | turquoise | Zuni

1.69.2577
gloves | White | buttons | m...
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1.69.2577 | L: 20.5 in, width: 5.125 in | B has makers stamp inside wrist opening: Dorothy (underlined)/MANUFACTURED/(illegible), Stamped inside top of both gloves: 23580, Stamped inside top of A: 6 1/4 408 | Ladies over-the-elbow white kid gloves, three rows stitching on back of hand; wrist opening has leather facings on buttonholes, white muslin facing on button side with 3 white mother-of-pearl buttons (4-hole on A, 2 4-hole and 1 2-hole on B). Condition: Good-a little dirty, some stains on middle fingers of A; finger tips are worn and some have been re-sewn by hand. Reportedly worn by Frances Sanders, long time Cody resident, at her wedding. | 1.69.2577.jpg | gloves | White | buttons | mother-of-pearl | leather | muslin

NA.203.1394
Zuni | ring | silver | jet |...
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NA.203.1394 | ca. 1940s | H: 1.25 in, width: .875 in | Knifewing Ring, Zuni, ca. 1940s, silver, Nevada turquoise, coral, mother of pearl, black jet | NA.203.1400 group.jpg | Knifewing | ring | silver | jet | mother-of-pearl | coral | turquoise | Zuni

1.69.352
letter opener | sterling | s...
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1.69.352 | 1895 | L: 6.25 in, width: .75 in | Engraved on one side of handle: L.R.C. [other side:] 1895 STERLING | Letter opener, scimitar shaped mother-of-pearl blade, sterling silver handle with raised floral and leaf designs around the edges. | 1.69.352.jpg | Leaf | floral | letter opener | sterling | silver | mother-of-pearl

1.69.2684
shirt | silk | floss | mothe...
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1.69.2684 | chest circumference: 61 in, sleeve length: 25.5 in, back length: 42 in | Museum purchase. Mary Jester Allen Collection | Man's shirt. Beige silk with collar, cuffs and fronts embroidered in silk floss with light to dark rose flowers, light to dark green leaves and stems, small light blue faded to white flowers and yellow flower centers; folded over front placket with dark rose embroidered border, 5 mother-of-pearl buttons; cuffs have been folded in half and hand stitched, 1 mother-of-pearl button on cuff and 1 smaller one on sleeve placket. Shirt construction is a mix of handsewn French seams (sides and sleeves), machine sewn and top stitched seams (collar, yoke, armholes, cuffs and plackets, buttonholes and hand-stitched repairs. | 1.69.2684v1.jpg | 1.69.2684v2.jpg | flowers | leaves | shirt | silk | floss | mother-of-pearl

1988.8.1027
Unknown | firearm | rifle | ...
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1988.8.1027 | c.1650 | L: 47.25 in, Barrel length: 37.125 in, H: 8.25 in, ramrod length: 38 in, ramrod diameter: .313 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | a-rifle; b-ramrod; | .34 | Not serially numbered | 1988.8.1027 reverse.jpg | 1988.8.1027.jpg | firearm | rifle | brass | steel | mother-of-pearl | wood | bone | rifle | Unknown

NA.203.1396
Livingston, Jake | Zuni Nava...
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NA.203.1396 | 1990s | H: 1.5 in, width: .875 in | Ring with cardinal design, Jake Livingston, 1990s, Zuni-Navajo, silver, coral, turquoise, mother of pearl, black jet. | NA.203.1400 group.jpg | cardinal | ring | coral | silver | jet | mother-of-pearl | turquoise | Livingston, Jake | Zuni Navajo

1988.8.1115
rifle | firearm | horn | woo...
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1988.8.1115 | 1700-1725 | L: 42.5 x 29.375 in, Barrel length: 30 in, H: 10.5 in, Diameter: .5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This German sporting rifle was intended for hunting of stag. The word "Dinglfing" was the maker's way of spelling "Dingolfing", a small town in Bavaria where the piece was likely manufactured. | [right rear of lockplate:] F S IN DINGLFING, possible maker's mark next to rear screw of trigger guard | horn butt plate and a sliding patchbox cover tipped with horn; left side of the stock is an inlaid mother-of-pearl disc; accompanied with a brass and steel combination spanning (cocking) key and powder measure. A: rifle; B: ramrod | German Wheelock Sporting Rifle | .60 caliber | Not Serially Numbered | 1988.8.1115 reverse.jpg | 1988.8.1115.JPG | 1988.8.1115.JPG | rifle | firearm | horn | wood | steel | mother-of-pearl | brass | rifle

1.69.2720
pocket knife | metal | mothe...
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1.69.2720 | ca. 1940 | L: 3.125 in, width: 1.75 in | Stamped, left side: BUFFALO BILL MUSEUM [stamped in left base:] HAMMER/BRAND (flexed arm holding a hammer) [small blade, left base:] PAT.NOS/2037943/2170537 | Pocket knife. Mother-of pearl grips. Two blades, one large, one small, both have stamped inscriptions. Probably a souvenir from Buffalo Bill Museum, Lookout Mountain, Colorado. | 1.69.2720.JPG | pocket knife | metal | mother-of-pearl

1.69.2566
Possibly Crow | coat | wool ...
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1.69.2566 | L: 48.875 in, width: 46 in | Irving H. "Larry" Larom Collection | Long buffalo leather coat, brain-tanned and yellow ochre dyed. Zig-zag edged flaps in shoulder seams. Zigzag edged shawl collar overlaid with baby buffalo(?). Furred collar (machine pieced and probably cut from another garment). Zig-zag bottom edge. Short fringes along upper left front edge and sleeve ends. Longer fringes in back shoulder seams and back side seams. Of two remaining buttons, one is brown horn 1" in diameter, the other is a mother-of-pearl ear bob approximately 1" in diameter. Sleeve seams are welted and have remnants of red wool binding around cuffs. Center back is split to thigh level with a square of yellow buckskin and a square of red wool, both with zigzag cut bottom edges. Sewn over top of cut with 3-paired buckskin thong ties along stitching line. Near right shoulder blade is a red 17. Shoulder seams are also red lined. Most stitching is sinew except repairs and later additions which are various colors of thread. | 1.69.2566v1.jpg | 1.69.2566v2.jpg | coat | wool | braintanned | Buckskin | pigment | horn | buffalo hide | sinew | buffalo | mother-of-pearl | Possibly Crow

NA.203.1401
Southwest | pin | silver | t...
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NA.203.1401 | ca. 1940s | H: 2.625 in, width: 2.25 in | Gift of Betty Lou Sheerin | Knifewing Pin, Southwest, ca. 1940s, silver, turquoise, mother of pearl, black jet. | NA.203.1400 group.jpg | Knifewing | pin | silver | turquoise | jet | mother-of-pearl | Southwest