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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

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

White Bowl and Saucer, c.1890

A white bowl attached to a saucer. Both have roses painted on them with gold edging. This object was painted and given to Elizabeth Anna Low, class of 1891, by classmate Sarah Yocum, Class of 1891.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Dishes

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Small Toy Cradleboard with Doll, c.1890

A small toy Cradleboard made of leather and decorated with red, blue, green and yellow bead work. A small porcelain doll is tied into the center of the Cradleboard. This item comes from the Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho, and belonged to Zatae...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: toy, bead work

Format: Miscellaneous

Miniature portrait on Ivory, c.1890

A miniture portrait of a woman painted on ivory placed in a small gold frame. This object was owned by Elizabeth Anna Low, class of 1891.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Portraits

Format: Artwork/Photography

Army of the Potomac Pin, 1890

Army of the Potomac Pin given to Horatio Collins King in 1890, recognizing his service in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Military, Civil War, Honors and Awards

Format: Pins/Buttons

Bone Bracelet, c.1890

A bracelet made of small bones strung onto a hemp rope. This object is from the Shoshone at Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho, and belonged to Zatae Longsdorff, class of 1887.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Bracelet

Format: Jewelry

Watercolor of a Man and Woman, c.1890

A small watercolor painting of a man and a woman in 19th century dress. The painting is matted and framed in a gold frame. This object was owned by Elizabeth Anna Low, class 1891. 

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Painting

Format: Artwork/Photography

Beaded Leather Bands (4), c.1890

Four bands tan leather wrapped with various color strands of beads. On the ends of the bands are thin strips of leather. These objects are from the Shoshone Indians at Fort Hall, Idaho, and belonged to Zatae Longsdorff, class of 1887.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: bead work

Format: Miscellaneous

Painting of Angel on Marble, c.1890

A small painting  on marble of a female angel sitting in a budding tree with black hand painted text at the bottom that reads "Spring Blossoms.". The painting is frames in a white and gilt decorative frame. This object belonged to Elizabeth Anna...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Painting

Format: Artwork/Photography

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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