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Washington College Food Service Polo Shirt

Maroon cotton short sleeved polo shirt with a button collar and "Washington College Food Service" in white.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Polo

Format: Clothing

Air Gun Pellets

Sixteen small heavy metal balls each about a quarter inch in diameter.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Bullets

Format: Weapons

Dickinson College Football Buttons

One football shaped golden pin with a white ribbon. One football shaped button with "Dickinson Get Gettysburg" in black lettering with a red ribbon. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Button

Format: Pins/Buttons

Fabric Swatch

A reproduction by Scalamandre of an 18th century red and white printed fabric featuring the profile of John Dickinson.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Fabric

Format: Textiles

Christmas Tree Ornament

Gold metallic ornament containing college seal encircled by wreath.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal, Christmas Decorations

Format: Ornaments

John Drew Medallion

A gold metal medallion featuring the profile of a  bust of a man embossed in the center. Around the bust is the embossed text that reads "JOHN DREW MAR-XXII MDCCCLXXIII-MCMXXIII". 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Medallion

Format: Currency/Medallions

Bell

A brass bell with a pink ribbon tied around the wooden handle. It was used at Metzger Hall.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Bell

Format: Miscellaneous

College Seal Keyring

Brass colored, metal key ring with metal charm that features the college seal on the front. Reverse features the facade of Old West.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West), College Seal, Keychain

Format: Miscellaneous

John Dickinson Cigar Box

A brown, wooden cigar box wrapped in paper with images and name of John Dickinson.  The text on the bottom is the stamped information of the manufacturing company and health notice. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Cigar Box

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Democrats button

Round white button with “Dickinson College Democrats” and Democratic donkey in red.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Buttons, Dickinson Democrats

Format: Pins/Buttons

Mt. Holly Springs plate

Ceramic plate with gilded edge with engraved image of Mt. Holly Springs park in black, produced by Charles F. Himes.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plates, Cumberland County

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Nazi Flag

A Nazi Germany flag reportedly taken from Adolf Hitler's private yacht and given to Colonel William Addlemen Ganoe. The flag features a black, white and yellow swastika in the center of red fabric framed by yellow fringe. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Flag, World War II

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Silk Scarves

Two creme and red silk scarves with college seal at both ends. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scarves

Format: Clothing

Face of Pocket Watch

Internal mechanism of pocket watch with white face and gold pieces which purportedly belonged to James Buchanan.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Watch

Format: Jewelry

Pi Beta Phi Black Key Wallet

A small black leather wallet with a gold zipper and the greeks letters of Pi Beta Phi embossed in gold on the lower right hand corner on the front of the wallet. Inside the wallet is a gold metal piece with six metal loop hooks for keys. This...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Wallet

Format: Miscellaneous

Priestley Scientific Glassware

Ten pieces of various scientific glassware owned and used by John Priestley for his experiements. The set includes several clear glass test tubes, flasks, "s" tubes, and a flask with a valve.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: scientific glassware

Format: Glassware/Ceramics, Scientific Equipment

License Plate Frame

A cream colored metal license plate frame with the college seal and "Dickinson College" in red.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: license plate frame

Format: Miscellaneous

Cheerleading Letter, c.1950

Made out of red and white felt-like material.  The overall shape of the cheerleading letter is the shape of a "D" with a megaphone through it.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Athletics

Format: Clothing, Textiles

Bell

A large silver metal bell with a black handle.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Bell

Format: Miscellaneous

Mermaid Players Banner

Canvas banner with a colored felt design for the Mermaid Players.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Banner

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

John Dickinson Society Pocket Notebook

Black leather pocket notebook with "John Dickinson Society" embossed on the cover, given to members of the society. Inside the "3 P's of Public Speaking" and "Speaker's First Aid Kit" cards can be found. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Donor Relations

Format: Miscellaneous

Cross and Initial Pin

Gold inverted triangle pin in red and black enamel with black triangle and white cross in center, with a chain leading to a pin in the shape of a G".

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Sorority Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Scarf

Maroon and white striped scarf with fringed edges, worn by Lewis Gobrecht.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scarves

Format: Textiles

Masonic pin

Gold Masonic symbol pin which belonged to Mervin Grant Filler.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pins

Format: Pins/Buttons

Carlisle, Pennsylvania Button

A round white metal button with "I love (red heart symbol) Carlisle" in black lettering.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Button, Carlisle

Format: Pins/Buttons

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