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Seal

A thick red circular wax seal from the Maharaja of Panna, India. A long, red tassel is attached to the back of the seal.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Seal

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Buttons (3)

Three small white buttons (one with red and white ribbon) with the red college seal and number. Belonged to Edgar Heckman and Carl Stoner.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pins

Format: Pins/Buttons

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

Optician's Apparatus

An optician's apparatus, including a a pair of fitting glasses, 24 lenses in storage boxes and two spectrum aparatuses. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Scientific Equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

New Testament Bible

A small, green-black leather bible that belonged to David Stone, class of 1859. On the inside of the front cover there is an inscription in pencil.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Bible, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Miscellaneous

Masonic pin

Gold Masonic symbol pin which belonged to Mervin Grant Filler.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Pins

Format: Pins/Buttons

Dickinson College Orientation pin

Round white pin with red lettering, “Dickinson College Orientation Committee FRIEND.”

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Buttons, Orientation

Format: Pins/Buttons

Order of St. George Pin

Round green and blue pin with a figure on a house bearing a shield. Perhaps an proponent of the Order of St. George. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Military, Honors and Awards

Format: Pins/Buttons

Desk Set

A brown marble desk set including a letter holder, an ink blotter, and and inkwell/pen holder. This set was used by President Karl Tinsley Waugh. 

Decade: 1930-1939

Subject: Desk Set

Format: Miscellaneous

Denny Hall fireplace brick

Clay brick removed from Denny Hall fireplace during renovations in the 1980s.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Denny Hall

Format: Building Materials

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

Dickinson College Football Button

An oval shaped metal football button with "Dickinson Beat Gettysburg" in black lettering. Attached to the back of the button is a red and white tassel. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Button

Format: Pins/Buttons

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

Buttons and Canvas Bag

Four gold tone buttons with the navy emblem in a small canvas drawstring bag with "547138 Navy" printed in black ink.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Buttons, Military

Format: Miscellaneous, Pins/Buttons

C.O.T.E. cards

Playing Cards with the C.O.T.E. logo and "Commission on the Environment at Dickinson College" printed in black on a white background.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Playing Cards, Sustainability

Format: Miscellaneous

Swim Team Warm-Up Jacket

Red jacket with red devil head and "Dickinson Swim Team" on back.  Labeled with white number "2" on left, near waist. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics, Jacket

Format: Clothing

Col. William Turnbull Epaulet

Fawn colored epaulet with gold thread and tassels in a wooden keepsake box with ornamental top that belonged to Col. William Turnbull.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Epaulet, Military

Format: Clothing

Allison Memorial Church plate

China plate with oil-lamp and flower pattern, black engraving of Allison Memorial Church in center.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Commemorative Plates, Methodist Church, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Dickinson College Football Pin

Red plastic pin with “Dickinson” and plastic charms in shape of football and helmet, which belonged to Robert Faddis.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics

Format: Pins/Buttons

Lacrosse Stick

Lacrosse stick labeled as "D106." 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics

Format: Athletic Equipment

Daguerreotype of Young Man

Oval daguerreotype of a young man in a black carved frame with red velvet interior.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Daguerreotype, Photography

Format: Artwork/Photography

James Henry Morgan Cane

Cane with an engraved silver top and metal cap at bottom, belonged to President James Henry Morgan (Class of 1878).

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Cane

Format: Miscellaneous

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

Cane

A brown wooden cane with a carved white ivory handle. On the handle the inscription reads "M. Mengel. Jan 13,  1883". The cane is said to have belonged to James Buchanan.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Cane

Format: Miscellaneous

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