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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

Dickinson Banner with Seal

A red Brocade Banner with the Dickinson College seal embroidered in gold with gold fringe, silk back panel, and a rod for hanging.  The banner was found in Allison Church after Dickinson bought the building.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Banner

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Engraving Plate

Metal engraving plate used to produce the invitations to President William W. Edel's inauguration, 1946.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Engraving Plate

Format: Miscellaneous

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

Red Beanie, 1953

A red, felt beanie with “’53” in white felt on the front. Donor describes this hat as a replacement for one that he received as a Freshman. On the tag inside the hat "J. P." is written in black marker.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Freshman Beanies, Dink, College Traditions

Format: Hats

College seal pin

Gold circle pin with college seal trimmed in red and white enamel which belonged to Forrest Eugene Craver.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal

Format: Pins/Buttons

Tobacco Leather Swatch with Dickinson Seal

Red leather swatch tobacco souvenir imprinted with the Dickinson College seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal, Tobacco Souvenir

Format: Ephemera

Pocket Watch

White gold pocket watch engraved with initials of Mervin Grant Filler, which was a gift from Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Greek Life, Watch

Format: Miscellaneous

Ashtray

A square, glass ashtray with the college seal in red on the bottom.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Ashtray

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

John Mitchell Mason Miniature Portrait

Miniature portrait in watercolor set in a gold frame, of Dickinson College President John Mitchell Mason.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Portraits

Format: Artwork/Photography

Plate

Silver plate with ornate borders and inscription "Dr. Prinz/A Dedicated Man/Respectfully Economics 74/Dickinson 7-26-63."

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plates

Format: Miscellaneous

Silk Scarves

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scarves

Format: Clothing

Dickinson College patch

Patch with the college seal in red on white shield.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Patches

Format: Textiles

Glass Ashtray with the College Seal

A square glass ash tray featuring the college's seal in red and white on the bottom of the tray. Velva Diven Daihl was a member of the class of 1927. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Ashtray

Format: Miscellaneous

Cuneiform Tablets

Three plaster reproductions, two small and one large, of cuneiform tablets held by the University of Pennsylvania. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: tablets

Format: Miscellaneous

Engraving Block

Metal engraving block of the poem "The Dreamer" by Professor Leon C. Prince (Class of 1898).

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Engraving Blocks

Format: Artwork/Photography

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

Magic Lantern Slides

Multiple long glass plate slides painted with images to be used with a projector. A total of 18 slides are stored in two wooden boxes along with a black painted wood slide holder. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scientific Equipment, Photography

Format: Scientific Equipment

Bowl and Plate

A white china bowl with matching plate. Both feature the college seal in red.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: dishes

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Naval Reserve Medal

A gold medal attached to a red, yellow and blue ribbon pin. On the front there is an image of an eagle spreading its wings. On the reverse side there is engraved text that reads "FAITHFUL SERVICE UNITED STATE NAVAL RESERVE". This object was owned...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Award Medals, Military

Format: Currency/Medallions

Wooden Cane

Wooden cane with carved knob handle and silver cap on bottom.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Cane

Format: Miscellaneous

Old West Keys

Five metal keys of various shapes and sizes that were used in Old West, from the early to mid-twentieth century.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Key, Campus Buildings, West College (Old West)

Format: Miscellaneous

Engraving Block

Metal engraving block of the Scientific Society seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Printing

Format: Artwork/Photography

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