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Mother of Pearl Card Case, 1887

A small card case decorated with squares of mother of pearl on the outside, and inside lined with blue velvet. This object belonged to Zatae Longsdorff, class of 1887.

Decade: 1880-1889

Subject: Card Case

Format: Miscellaneous

Pierson Prize for Oratory Medal, 1887

A round gold pendant with oratorical contest details inscribed on both the front and the back. On the front the name of the winner for 1887, "AWARDED TO MARY R. CURRAN AS A PRIZE FOR ORATORY", is inscribed in the center of the medallion, around...

Decade: 1880-1889

Subject: Award Medals, Oratorical Contests, Pierson Prize

Format: Currency/Medallions

Bible, 1888

A Holy Bible with a well worn dark leather cover. On the spine is the text "Holy Bible" embossed in gold. Inside the front cover is a gift inscription to the owner. This object was owned by Zatae Longsdorff, class of 1887. 

Decade: 1880-1889

Subject: Bible, Religion and Spirituality, Book

Format: Miscellaneous

Loyal Legion Button, c.1888

A Loyal Legion pin worn by John Hays (II), class of 1857, on his jacket lapel. One side of the pin is covered in red, white, and blue fabric, with red, white and blue bow in the center. On the reverse side is a metal silver button with the...

Decade: 1880-1889

Subject: Pins, Military

Format: Pins/Buttons

Wooden Fencepost

Single wooden picket with spade-shaped top.  The whitewash paint is weathered and slightly pealing.  The fencepost was supposedly used in the 1888 Halloween riot. 

Decade: 1880-1889

Subject: Riot

Format: Building Materials

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

Beaded Leather Bands, c.1890

A set of four bands of leather, beaded with pink, teal, dark blue, red, and yellow beads. This object is from the Shoshone Indians of the Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho, and belonged to Zatae Longsdorff, class of 1887.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Longsdorff, Zatae

Format: Jewelry, Miscellaneous

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

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

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

Small Dark Blue Beaded Pouch, c.1890

A small dark blue pouch with some bead work in orange, red, green, white and black. A little handle is sown onto the corner of the pouch. This object is from the Shoshone Indians from the Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho, and belonged to Zatae...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: pouch, bead work

Format: Miscellaneous

Triangular Dish with Bird, c.1890

A small triangular dish with two birds in a tree with an umbrella painted in the middle with gilt decorations painted around the rim. This object belonged to Elizabeth Anna Low, class of 1891. 

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: China

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Multicolored Beaded Moccasins, c.1890

A pair of tan leather moccasins from the Fort Hall Reservation for Shoshone Indians. The moccasins are decorated with intricate beaded designs in pink, yellow, light blue, green, red, white and dark blue. This pair was owned by Zatae Longsdorff,...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: moccasins, bead work

Format: Clothing

Green and White Soap Dish with Lid, c.1890

A small rectangular soap dish with a lid. The bottom piece is a light green color and the lid is white with blue, green and gilt floral designs. This object belonged to Elizabeth Anna Low, class 1891. 

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: soap dish

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Floral Design Beaded Moccasins, c.1890

A pair of Shoshone tan leather moccasins from the Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho. The pair of moccasins are decorated with an intricate beaded floral design with pink, yellow, gold, blue, black, green and white beads. One of the flaps of fabric...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: moccasins, bead work

Format: Clothing

White and Pink Envelope Box, c.1890

A small white and pink ceramic envelope box with gilt around the rim and floral design decorations in yellow, green, and brown. On the bottom is the manufactorer's stamp and the artist's signature. This object belonged to Elizabeth Anna Low,...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: envelope box

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

White and Green Scalloped Bowl, c.1890

A small white and green scalloped bowl with gilt decoration around the rim and various green leaf designs around the inside and outside of the bowl. This item belonged to Elizabeth Anna Low, class of 1891. 

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: China

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Beaded Sheath, c.1890

A tan leather knife sheath decorated with leather tassels with metal clasps and intricate pink, black, yellow, green, white and blue beadwork. This object bleonged to Zatae Longsdorff, class of 1887. 

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: sheath, bead work

Format: Miscellaneous

Elizabeth Low Teacups and Book

A tea set and book owned by Elizabeth Anna Low, Class of 1891. The white china tea cup and saucer are hand painted by Sarah Yocum with cherubs and gold stars, with gilt on the edges and tea cup handle. The tea cup and saucer are accompanied by...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: China, Book

Format: Glassware/Ceramics, Miscellaneous

Beaded Sheath with Bells, c.1890

A Shoshone leather knife sheath from Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho, decorated with leather tassels with bells and intricate bead work in red, green, light blue, yellow, white and dark blue beads. This object was owned by Zatae Longsdorff.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: sheath, bead work

Format: Miscellaneous

Feather Quill Pen Holder, c.1890

A gold feather quill-shaped pen holder with intricate detailed metal work seen in the feathers and stem of the quill. This object was owned by Elizabeth Anna Low, class of 1891. 

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Pens

Format: Miscellaneous

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