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Pink and Green Vase with Cap, c.1890

A small pink and white vase with green and pink floral and gilt design details. The vase is accompanied by a small pink and white cap with intricate gilt floral designs. On the bottom is the makers stamp in orange and the artists signature. This...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: vase

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Pair of Large Shell Earrings, c.1890

A pair of large shell earrings from the Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho. A braided piece of brown metal in looped through each of the pink and white circular shell pieces. On each earring is an etching of a male deer. The edges of the shells are...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: earrings

Format: Jewelry

Strings of Beads, c.1890

Eight strands of various colored and sized beads, many of which the ends are tied together to make bracelets. These objects are from the Shoshone Indians at Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho, and belonged to Zatae Longsdorff, class of 1887. 

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: bead work

Format: Miscellaneous

Painting of a Young Girl, c.1890

A small painting on fabric of a young girl in 19th century that and dress holding an umbrella, a doll, a basket of kittens, and a dog on a leash. The text written above her head reads "I've come to stay awhile." This object belonged to Elizabeth...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Painting

Format: Artwork/Photography

Large Green, White and Red Pouch with Handle, c.1890

A large pouch made of tan leather with a handle, leather tassels and intricate bead work using red, green, white, blue, black and pink beads. The handle is dyed blue and attached with twine and leather bands to the top of the pouch. This object...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: pouch, bead work

Format: Miscellaneous

Drawing of a Man and Woman, c.1890

A framed drawing of a man and a woman walking down the street in Old Philadelphia. The text underneath the drawing reads "In Old Philadelphia". This object belonged to Elizabeth Anna Low, class of 1891. 

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: drawing

Format: Artwork/Photography

Blue and Red Beaded Moccasins, c.1890

A pair of tan leather moccasins that are beaded with light blue, blue, red and white beads. These moccasins are from the Shoshone Indians of Fort Hill Reservation, Idaho, and belonged to Zatae Longsdorff, class of 1887. 

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: moccasins, bead work

Format: Clothing

Belles Lettres Prize for Oratory medal, 1891

Small gold medal for the Belles Lettres Society Sophomore Prize for Oratory won by Montgomery Porter Sellers in 1891.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Literary Societies, Oratorical Contests, Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Phi Kappa Psi Handled Cups, c.1890

Six sterling silver handled cups that were presented to Phi Kappa Psi by Frysinger Evans, a member of the class of 1892.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Greek Life

Format: Miscellaneous

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1893

Copper key inscribed with name of Mervin Grant Filler as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1893.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Miscellaneous

Romeo and Juliet Tray, 1895

A long white rectangular tray with hand painted gold details around the edge of the tray and a hand painted design of Romeo and Juliet, a sword, a question mark, and the text "Romeo and Juliet." in gold. This...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: China

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Belles Lettres Prize for Oratory medal, 1895

A Belles Lettres gold medal engraved with the society's symbol and motto, hung from a black crepe ribbon. This medal was awarded to Edgar Rohrer Heckman for winning the Sophomore Oratorical contest in 1895. 

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Award Medals, Oratorical Contests, Literary Societies

Format: Currency/Medallions

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1895

Copper key and pin inscribed with name of Amy Fisher as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1895.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1897

Copper key inscribed with name of Edgar Rohrer Heckman as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, 1897.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Commencement button, 1897

White round buttons with college seal and name, and “Commencement” in red, with “My Name is E. R. Heckman, ’97.”

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Commencement, Buttons, College Traditions

Format: Pins/Buttons

'97 Pennant

Large red and gray triangle pennant with "97" sown on.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Pennants

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1898

Large copper key inscribed with name of Leon Cushing Prince as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1898.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1898

Copper key inscribed with name of Montgomery Porter Sellers as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1898.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1898

Copper key inscribed with name of Walter Wesley Rice as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1898.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Miscellaneous

Pennants

Three red felt pennants of various sizes. Two large pennants with "1900" in white lettering and one small pennant with "D" in white lettering tied to a small twig.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Pennants

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Leather Dickinson Tobacco Pennant, c.1900

Small leather Dickinson pennant that came as a souvenir in a package of tobacco.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Tobacco Souvenir

Format: Ephemera

Desktop with graffiti

Hinged, wooden desktop carved with names, believed to have been used by Phi Kappa Sigma around the turn of the twentieth century.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Greek Life

Format: Furniture

Phi Alpha Pi Pipe, c.1900

Ceramic pipe with writing on in that once belonged to members of the Phi Alpha Pi sorority.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Greek Life

Format: Miscellaneous

Sesqui-Centennial Anniversary Pin, 1901

Button made by Dickinson College celebrating Carlisle and Cumberland County’s sesqui-centennial anniversary in 1901.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Anniversaries, Buttons, Carlisle, Cumberland County

Format: Pins/Buttons

White Tray with Cherub, c.1890

A small white rectangualer dish with gilt decorations along the edge of the plate and a painted cherub with a bouquet of roses in the middle of the plate. This object belonged to Elizabeth Anna Low, class of 1891.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: China

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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