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1988.8.240
American | Savage Repeating ...
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1988.8.240 | 1861-1863 | L: 14.25 in, Barrel length: 6 in, H: 5.75 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Savage Navy model revolver was manufactured from 1861 to 1865; approximately 20,000 were produced. It is distinguished by its heart-shaped trigger guard and double triggers. The ring trigger revolves the cylinder while the plain trigger releases the hammer. Nearly 12,000 of these arms were purchased by the United States government for use in the Civil War. They were produced under the H.S. North patent of June 17, 1856. | [on framestrap:] SAVAGE R.F.A. CO.; H.S. NORTH PATENTED JUNE 17 1856; JANUARY 18 1859. MAY 15 1860 | Savage Navy Revolver, c. 1861-1863. Caliber-.36. 6-shot, single action, percussion revolver, rifled. Two piece walnut grips. Casehardened hammer, loading lever, triggers and guard. All other metal blued. Octagon barrel, brass peg front sight, v-notch rear.The most interesting thing about this pistol, invented by Simeon North and Josiah Savage, is the method of cocking the hammer. The lower "ring" trigger is moved rearward, revolving the cylinder to move forward to form a gas tight seal for the chamber. The piece is then fired with the regular upper trigger. The revolver used a self-consuming combustible cartridge or could be loaded with loose powder and ball. U.S. government purchased 11,984 for use during the Civil War. | Savage Navy | .36 | 2467 (on label not verified) | 1988.8.240v1.jpg | 1988.8.240v2.jpg | American | Civil War | firearm | trigger | metal | walnut | plain | revolver | American | Savage Repeating Firearms Co., Middletown, CT

1.69.2483
vest | buffalo | hair | baby...
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1.69.2483 | 1885 | back neck length: 19.25 in, back width: 21 in | Gift of the daughters of Edmund Seymour, through the efforts of Mrs. S.B. Freeman, Sr. of Cody | Buttons lettered on back: WATERBURY BUTTON CO (3 stars) | Vest, baby buffalo with hair (?) front-hair to inside, leather to outside; brown cowhide back-sueded inside, smooth outside; leather on front is painted with numerous designs-Indian symbols, initials and words, American flag and longhorn steer head on left side; 3 fur pockets sewn to inside with black stitching showing on front; numerous tears around arm holes, on upper right front and lower left and right fronts have been sewn, glued and patched on the inside with assorted furs, leather, reptile skin (?) and a piece of black tooled leather; 2 leather ties on each side of front; 21 badly corroded silver buttons sewn to inside lower back edge. | 1.69.2483.jpg | 1.69.2483.jpg | 1.69.2483v2.jpg | flag | American | head | Indian | symbols | steer | vest | buffalo | hair | baby | sueded | buttons | cowhide | silver | fur | leather

1988.8.828
American | Remington Arms Co...
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1988.8.828 | ca.1864 | L: 13.75 in, Barrel length: 8 in, H: 5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Remington New Model revolver was manufactured from 1863 to 1875; approximately 132,000 were produced. One of the major handguns of the Civil War, it was second only to the Colt Model 1860 Army revolver in military distribution. Approximately 110,000 were purchased by the United States government. This was Remington's last .44 caliber percussion revolver. | BARREL: PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858/E. REMINGTON AND SONS. ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A./NEW MODEL. | New Model Army Revolver | .44 | 91997 | 1988.8.828.jpg | American | Civil War | firearm | metal | plain | walnut | trigger | revolver | American | Remington Arms Co., Ilion, NY

NA.205.28
peace medal | string | brass...
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NA.205.28 | ca. 1850 | Diameter: 3 in | Gift of Goelet Gallatin | Around edge: Millard Fillmore President of the United States 1850, At top: Labor, Virtue, Honor | Dress and Adornment - Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. Object: Peace medal - silver; relief of Millard Fillmore on front; relief of white man and Indian standing in front of an American flag on back; string of brass beads attached to top. | NA.205.28.JPG | na.205.28.jpg | flag | American | White | Man | Indian | Millard Fillmore | peace medal | string | brass | silver | Beads

1988.8.689
American | Spencer Repeating...
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1988.8.689 | 1863-1865 | L: 39 in, Barrel length: 20.375 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Spencer repeating carbine was manufactured from 1863 to 1865; about 50,000 were produced. It had a tube magazine in the buttstock with a capacity of seven rounds. The bore measurement is .52 caliber. The 56-56 cartridge designation refers to the measurement at the top and the bottom of the cartridge case, indicating a straight case. The arm was patented March 6, 1860 and issued to C.M. Spencer of Manchester, Connecticut. The Spencer arm was made in carbine and rifle form with a total of 144,500 produced, of which 107,372 carbines and rifles were sold to the U.S. government for use during the Civil War. This arm had the personal endorsement of Abraham Lincoln as the result of a shooting match between Christopher Spencer and the President. One of the most widely used arms of the Civil War, thousands besides those ordered by the Government saw service as a result of individual and volunteer regimental purchases. Toward the end of the Civil War it was the principal arm employed by the U.S. Cavalry. | TOP OF FRAME: SPENCER REPEATING/RIFLE CO., BOSTON, MASS. PAT'D. MARCH 6, 1860. | The Spencer carbine was the most common carbine issued to Federal Cavalry during the Civil War. The magazine, which held 7 copper rimfire cartridges, loaded through the buttstock. Moving the trigger guard down dropped the breech block, extracting a fired shell, if any and moved a cartridge out the magazine and into the breech. The Spencer gained a distinct advantage when President Lincoln personally fired a Spencer at a trial demonstration and gave it his endorsement. (Flayderman's 5th and Spencer Repeating Firearms). | Spencer Civil War Model | .52 | 34768 | 1988.8.689v1.jpg | 1988.8.689v2.jpg | Civil War | American | firearm | plain | walnut | metal | trigger | iron | carbine | American | Spencer Repeating Rifle Co., Boston, MA

1988.8.1359
U.S. Armory, Harpers Ferry, ...
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1988.8.1359 | made 1832; altered 1861 | L: 52.75 in, Barrel length: 32.75 in, H: 10.25 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This U.S. Model 1819, Hall breech-loading, Second Type rifle was produced from 1826-1838. It was converted from flintlock to percussion about 1850 or at the time of the Civil War. | [on top of chamber:] K (over) 42 [on top of breech:] J.H. HALL/H. FERRY/U.S./1838 [on left side of stock above trigger:] XX | A: rifle B: ramrod Converted to percussion, Confederate alteration, Adapted 1861-1862 | U.S. Model 1819, Hall's patent, Type II | .52 | 42 | 1988.8.1359.JPG | American | Civil War | firearm | steel | wood | rifle | U.S. Armory, Harpers Ferry, VA, U.S.A.

1988.8.767
Cosmopolitan Arms Company/Gw...
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1988.8.767 | 1864 | L: 38.5 in, Barrel length: 19 in, H: 7.5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Gwyn and Campbell single shot, breech-loading, carbine was made from 1862 to 1865; approximately 8,5000 were produced. The arm was used by Union Cavalry during the Civil War and was often referred to as the "Union Carbine". | [lockplate-marked horizontally] GWYN & CAMPBELL (in arch) | PATENT | 1862 | HAMILTON; [front right receiver-marked vertically] UNION | RIFLE; [barrel, receiver, breech block] 4040; [under barrel] PT; [left side of breech] R | Gwyn and Campbell Carbine, .52 caliber. Single shot, breech-loading percussion rifled carbine. Walnut half stock, no forearm, very good condition, few scratches. Barrel, buttplate, breech block, and breech tang. Casehardened trigger and guard lever, lockplate, hammer and receiver. All metal very good condition with minor finish wear to barrel. Barrel round with short octagon section at breech. Conical bead front sight, sliding leaf rear. Sling ring and bar left receiver. Inspectors marks left stock wrist. (Gluckman, United States Muskets, Rifles and Carbines, p. 382) From tag: Cosmopolitan B/L Carbine, Civil War, Percussion Cap. Flat hammer. | Gwyn and Campbell "Union" Carbine | .52 | 4040 | 1988.8.767v1.jpg | 1988.8.767v2.jpg | 1988.8.767v1.jpg | 1988.8.767v2.jpg | American | Civil War | firearm | wood | blued | case-hardened | steel | carbine | Cosmopolitan Arms Company/Gwyn & Campbell, Hamilton, OH, U.S.A.

1.69.81
illustration | Print | newsp...
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1.69.81 | H: 2.25 in, width: 4 in, Frame height: 6.5 in, Frame width: 5.125 in | Facsimile signature at bottom: W. F. Cody = Buffalo Bill | Colored memento (newspaper print), illustration of Buffalo Bill and American Flags. | 1.69.81.JPG | American | Buffalo Bill | flags | illustration | Print | newspaper

1.69.784
jacket | buttons | Buckskin ...
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1.69.784 | 1903 | overall length: 29.5 in, sleeve length: 24 in | The buttons on the jacket are marked “London” | Buckskin jacket with fringe at shoulder seams, down back of sleeves, down center back and on all 4 pockets, 9 plain round brass buttons down front; beaded floral designs on strips and patches of buckskin sewn down either side of front, on pockets, on sleeves and on upper back, colors are blues, pinks, reds, greens, clear pale yellow and faceted gold; on each shoulder is sewn a leather patch with an eagle beaded in blue, white and yellow with a faceted gold border; sleeves have a lazy stitch beaded strip next to fringe and around bottom of triangles in dark blue, faceted gold and red on a white ground; besides 2 floral apppliques, back is directly beaded with an American and a Cuban flag in light blue, dark blue, red and white, lower back is double vented; jacket is partially lined with blue silk satin. | 1.69.784.JPG | 1.69.784v2.jpg | 1.69.784v1.jpg | 1.69.784v3.jpg | eagle | beaded | American | floral | triangles | Cuban | stripes | flags | jacket | buttons | Buckskin | Beads | brass | silk satin

1.69.2521
Christy, Howard Chandler | N...
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1.69.2521 | H: 29.75 in, width: 19.75 in | Printed top: CLEAR-THE-WAY!!/BUY BONDS (underlined)/FOURTH/LIBERTY LOAN, Printed lower left corner: 10-B, Printed center bottom: NIAGARA LITHO.CO./BUFFALO-NEW YORK | Four-color lithograph poster of a painting of Liberty and the American flag overlooking a group of sailors loading a cannon. Condition: Tack holes and tears in all 4 corners; fold line lower left corner; minor creasing. Source: Milward Simpson (?) | 1.69.2521.jpg | cannon | American | Liberty | sailors | flag | poster | lithograph | four color | Christy, Howard Chandler | Niagara Litho. Co., Buffalo NY

1.69.76
program cover | cloth | silk...
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1.69.76 | 1903 | H: 9.25 in, width: 15 in, Frame height: 13.75 in, Frame width: 19 in | Gift of H. H. Gunning | Program cover, silk screened cloth, color portrait of Buffalo Bill on front, crossed British and American flags on back. | 1.69.76.jpg | flags | British | American | Buffalo Bill | program cover | cloth | silk screened

1988.8.1538
American | Fayetteville Armo...
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1988.8.1538 | 1863 | L: 56 in, Barrel length: 40 in, H: 8.5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This Confederate rifle-musket is a composite of a U.S. Model 1861 with the addition, or replacement, of a Confederate-made lock and buttplate. U.S. Model 1861 Composite. (According to the old ARGUS record W.2677 - hmk). | on lock: 1864 C.S.A. (under eagle) FAYETTEVILLE [on top of barrel:] 1863 [on left side of barrel:] (eagle head) (proofmark) [on all three barrel bands:] U [on butt plate:] C.S.A. [carved in left side of butt stock:] G.W. LEE | A: gun B: ramrod Replacement Fayetteville lock. | U.S. Model 1863 Type II | .58 ML | 1988.8.1538v1.jpg | 1988.8.1538v2.jpg | Civil War | American | firearm | steel | wood | rifle | American | Fayetteville Armory, Fayetteville, NC

NA.205.32
peace medal | bronze | Beads...
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NA.205.32 | Diameter: 2.5 in | Gift of Goelet Gallatin | On front along edge: Franklin Pierce President of the United States 1853, On back written at top: Labor, Virtue, Honor | Dress and Adornment - Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. Franklin Pearce peace medak, bronze; profile of Franklin Pierce on front; white man and Indian standing in front of U.S. flag on back; string of metal and black plastic beads attached to top. | NA.205.32.JPG | Franklin Pierce | American | Man | flag | Indian | peace medal | bronze | Beads | plastic | black | metal | string

1988.8.3285
Colt Patent Firearms Manufac...
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1988.8.3285 | 1855 | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver was produced in America from 1850 to 1873, and in Great Britain from 1853 to 1857. More than 257,000 such revolvers were manufactured in all variations. This design was Colt's principal medium caliber revolver and was highly popular during the Civil War among both Union and Confederate forces. Among the "Colt Navy" revolvers purchased by the British War Department as a lot of 800 eventually sent to the British Canadian provinces in North America. Upon arriving in Canada, these revolvers were marked with a province abbreviation (in this case, "UC" for Upper Canada-Ontario), a troop code (in this case "D") and an issue number (in this case "10)") on the left grip. | Navy or belt (size) percussion revolver, British war department purchase (for Canada) | 1851 Navy | .36 (7 groove rifling) | 19628 | (barrel: 14952) | 1988.8.3285v1.jpg | 1988.8.3285v2.jpg | Civil War | American | firearm | steel | walnut | revolver | Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, CT

1988.8.592
United States | Unknown | fi...
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1988.8.592 | ca. 1740 | L: 70.5 in, Barrel length: 54.625 in, H: 8.25 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | From the latter part of the 17th century to the 19th century it was not uncommon for English and some American sporting arms to be provided with Spanish barrels. Such multipurpose arms as this one were used by the American Colonists during the Revolutionary War. | BARREL: SPANISH PROOFMARKS. SIDEPLATE: "1741". | The rear sight of this fowling piece is of a rifle type rather than of a shotgun type. The arm could be used as either a rifle or a shotgun, shooting either one round ball or a multitude of shot. It is fitted with an imported Spanish barrel. The brass side plate of this piece is engraved and the initials "W E" and the date "1741" have been crudely applied. A: Flintlock; B: Ramrod | American Flintlock Fowler | 1988.8.592.jpg | 1988.8.592 reverse.jpg | American | firearm | brass | black walnut | trigger | plain | metal | fowler | United States | Unknown

1988.8.692
American | Colt Patent Firea...
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1988.8.692 | ca. 1862 | L: 14 in, Barrel length: 8 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Colt Model 1860 Army revolver was manufactured from 1860 to 1873; approximately 200,500 were produced. The Model 1860 Army was the successor to the Colt Third Model dragoon as a Cavalry revolver. Approximately 127,155 were purchased by the United States Military for use during the Civil War. Most popular revolver during Civil War, 127,156 M1860 Army bought by US government and many private sales. A rugged and reliable revolver the 1860 was manufactured up to 1873 with over 200,000 produced. (Flayderman's 5th Ed, p. 84.) | BARREL: ADDRESS COL. SAML. COLT NEW YORK-AMERICA. FRAME: COLTS/PATENT. | 6 shot, single action, percussion, rifled revolver. One piece varnished, walnut grip. Brass trigger guard, casehardened frame, hammer and lever, rest blued. Brass blade front sight, v-notch in hammer rear. Cylinder engraved with naval battle. | Colt Model 1860 Army | .44 caliber | 50222 | 1988.8.692v2.jpg | 1988.8.692v1.jpg | American | Civil War | firearm | varnished | walnut | trigger | steel | engraved | plain | brass | revolver | American | Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut

1988.8.1498
Joslyn Firearms Co., Stoning...
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1988.8.1498 | 1862-1864 | L: 39 in, Barrel length: 21 in, H: 8 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Joslyn Model 1862 carbine was manufactured from 1862 to 1864; approximately 4,000 were produced. All were most likely purchased by the United States government for Civil War use. The brass mounted stock of the First Model differs from that of the Second Model, which is iron mounted. The tang of the buttplate is unmarked on the Model 1862, while it is stamped "U.S." on the 1864. The Model 1862 has an exposed firing pin extension at the back of the breechblock. On the Model 1864 this extension is protected by a circular shield. Also, on the Model 1862 a hooked projection serves as a latch for opening the breech. On the Model 1864 the latch for the breechblock is a spring-loaded knurled knob. Benjamin Joslyn was issued four patents covering this carbine action: No. 33435, Oct. 8, 1861 - No. 35688, June 24, 1862 No. 39407, Aug. 4, 1863 - No. 42000, March 4, 1864. | on lock: JOSLYN FIREARMS Co./STONINGTON/CONN [top of breechblock:] B.F. JOSLYN'S PATENT/OCTOBER 8th 1861/JUNE 24th 1862 [left side of barrel and rear sight:] T.K.L. | Joslyn Model 1862 Carbine, Type I | .52 RF | 1560 | 1988.8.1498v1.jpg | 1988.8.1498v2.jpg | 1988.8.1498v1.jpg | 1988.8.1498v2.jpg | Civil War | American | firearm | steel | walnut | brass | carbine | Joslyn Firearms Co., Stonington, CT, U.S.A.

1.69.2253
bolo tie | suede | black | m...
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1.69.2253 | L: 21.5 in, width: 2.125 in | Gift of Bruce Larison, Artistic Buckle Designs | Printed top: BUFFALO BILL DAYS, Printed bottom: LEAVENWORTH, K | Bolo tie, black and brown braided imitation suede with gold-tone metal tips, square wood slide with decoupaged color print of Buffalo Bill on a white horse (The Scout pose), American flag on right, Kansas flag on left. | 1.69.2253.JPG | 1.69.2253.JPG | Kansas | flag | American | White | Cody, William F. | horse | bolo tie | suede | black | metal | wood | brown | gold-tone | imitation

1988.8.1533
Colt Patent Firearms Manufac...
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1988.8.1533 | 1863 | L: 56 in, Barrel length: 40 in, H: 8.5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This Model 1861 "Special" rifle-musket was designed by Colt's on the Enfield rifle pattern and was made under contract, 1861-1865. Although similar to the regular U.S. Model 1861, the Colt differs in the hammer and lockplate configurations. Between 75,000 and 100,000 arms of this type were produced by Colt's during the Civil War. The "Special" Model 1861 was also manufactured on contract by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Co. and E.G. Lamson and Co.; approximately 152,000 were produced in total. | on lock: 1863 U.S./COLT'S P (raised;) T, FA M (raised;) FG, C (raised;) O/HARTFORD, CT [on left side of barrel:] 5 V/P STEEL [stamped in wood behind trigger guard:] J [stamped in wood on left side:] (inspector's initials - illegible) [on right side of butt stock:] (outlined with small dots;) B | Colt U.S. Model 1861 Special Model | .58 ML | 1988.8.1533v1.jpg | 1988.8.1533v2.jpg | Civil War | American | firearm | iron | walnut | steel | musket | rifle | Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, CT, U.S.A.

Entente Cordiale,...
Weiners, Paris | poster | co...
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1.69.2173 | 1905 | H: 39.875 in, width: 29.875 in | Entente Cordiale, Col. W. F. Cody, "Buffalo Bill" | Entente Cordiale entre La France et L"Amerique", Lettering: Entente Cordiale arching overhead | Color lithograph poster, Buffalo Bill's Wild West, (BB flanked by American and French cavalrymen). Printed by Weiners, Paris France 1905. Condition: Folded, rolled, otherwise very good | 1.69.2173.JPG | 1.69.2173.jpg | Cody, William F. | French | American | Wild West | cavalrymen | poster | color | lithograph | Weiners, Paris

1.69.2252
Artistic Buckle Designs | be...
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1.69.2252 | L: 3.625 in, width: 2.5 in | Gift of Bruce Larison, Artistic Buckle Designs | Printed top: BUFFALO BILL DAYS, Printed bottom: LEAVENWORTH, K, Gold label on back printed: Limited Edition Buckle/Artistic Buckle Designs/Artist Dale Larison | Belt buckle, oblong wood with decoupaged color print of Buffalo Bill on a white horse (The Scout pose) with an Indian and American flag on the right and Kansas flag and Buffalo Bill in Wild West Show pose on the left. White metal buckle hardware attached to back with 3 screws. | 1.69.2252.JPG | 1.69.2252.JPG | Cody, William F. | Kansas | White | Indian | American | flag | horse | belt buckle | oblong | wood | Artistic Buckle Designs

1988.8.884
Sharps & Hankins, Philadelph...
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1988.8.884 | ca. 1864 | L: 38.5 in, Barrel length: 24.5 in, H: 7.25 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Sharps and Hankins Model 1862 single shot, breech-loading, Navy carbine was manufactured 1862-1867; approximately 13,000 were produced. About 6,600 were delivered to the Navy Department for use during the Civil War. | RIGHT FRAME: SHARPS/&/HANKINS/PHILADA. LEFT FRAME: SHARPS/PATENT/1859. | Sharps Model 1862 | .52 | 8189 | 1988.8.884v1.jpg | 1988.8.884v2.jpg | American | Civil War | firearm | plain | walnut | drop block | metal | trigger | carbine | Sharps & Hankins, Philadelphia, PA | American

NA.303.1
Banner | painted | cloth | b...
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NA.303.1 | ca. 1860 | L: 36 in, width: 18.5 in | Gift of Goelet Gallatin | Painted, top to bottom: [crossed American flags]/WHITE HEAD./[scroll]/[scroll] Crow chief. [scroll]/[diamond-shaped design]/[diamond] FORT UNION. [diamond]/[arrows]/JAN 1 1860./[line of dots]/[pipe with hanging feathers] | Structures and Furnishings, Status Symbols. Twill cloth rectangle, painted brown background with decoration in red, white and yellow paint from top to bottom (see inscription field), probably painted by a sign painter. Rectangle is bound on sides and bottom with red wool. It and a muslin cover printed with brown and red circles and brown wavy lines are nailed at the top to a wood rod with cone shaped ends. Attached to bottom edge of banner are four narrow frayed strips of brown and white gingham. At about 4" intervals along woolbinding are loops of tan thread - three have brass clips that may have once held bells. | NA.303.1.JPG | flag | Crow | circles | Diamond | Fort Union | Indian | arrows | American | feathers | pipe | Banner | painted | cloth | brass | muslin | wool

1.69.801
quirt | horsehair | braided ...
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1.69.801 | ca. 1910 | L: 30 in | Credit line to read: Donated by Ida K. Dent, Albany County Pioneer, ranch woman, teacher and Postmistress of Rock River, WY for 27 years. | Quirt, braided horsehair with leather wrist strap and lashes. Body of quirt is round braided with diamond, zig-zag and American flag designs in blue, red, orange and green dyed horsehair with a natural white background. Orange and white tassel at mid-point and red tassel at lash end. | 1.69.801.jpg | flag | Diamond | zigzag | American | quirt | horsehair | braided | leather