1850-1859

Daguerreotype of Four Students, c.1855

Daguerreotype of four students from the class of 1857, including Jacob Stock and Gustavus Bird, in gold frame.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00324

Location: Shelf 25

Subject: Daguerreotype, Photography

Format: Artwork/Photography

Daguerreotype of Samuel Cushman Caldwell, 1858

Daguerreotype of Samuel Cushman Caldwell, class of 1858, in carved black case with black velvet interior.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00323

Location: Shelf 25

Subject: Daguerreotype, Photography

Format: Artwork/Photography

James Buchanan Doré Coin, 1856

Bronze coin featuring James Buchanan bust and “No Sectionalism” on obverse and symbol for 31 states on reverse, issued for the 1856 presidential campaign. Donated by Boyd Lee Spahr, class of 1900, in 1960.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00061

Location: Shelf 3

Subject: Commemorative Medal, Political Campaign, Politics

Format: Currency/Medallions

Sigma Chi Fraternity Pin, c.1858

A small gold metal and white and black enamel Sigma Chi fraternity pin. The pin is in the shape of a white cross with a black circle in the center with the greek letters Sigma and Chi in gold. Each arm of the cross features a different symbol referring to the fraternity. This object belonged to John Black Jr, ex-class of 1862. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2007.02_1

Location: Shelf 34 Box 1

Subject: Fraternity Pin, Greek Life

Format: Pins/Buttons

Time Capsule, 1857

A rectangular metal box with lid originally placed in the cornerstone of Emory Chapel in 1857. The inscription on the paper glued to the top of the lid reads "Box from Corner Stone of Emory Chapel."

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00290

Location: Shelf 18

Subject: Time Capsule, Emory Chapel

Format: Miscellaneous

Harriet Lane Tintype Case Interior

Tintype of Harriet Lane in a brown case with red velvet interior from around 1857. Lane, the niece of President James Buchanan, acted as First Lady of the United States from 1857 to 1861.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00321

Location: Shelf 25

Subject: Tintype, Photography

Format: Artwork/Photography

Wooden Printing Frame, front

Wooden frame with a detachable center panel, iron strips and a dial in the center used to expose blue print photographs. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00327

Location: Shelf 10 (housed with AC 00328)

Subject: Photography

Format: Artwork/Photography

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