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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

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

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

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

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

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

Small Blue Beaded Pouch (2), c.1890

Two small tan leather pouches from the Shoshone at Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho. The pouches are intricately and identically decorated with light blue, red, yellow, green, white and dark blue beads and leather tassels on the sides. These objects...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: bead work

Format: Miscellaneous

Small Beaded Pouch, c.1890

A small pouch from the Shoshone at Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho. The pouch is intricately decorated with pink, white, green, red, yellow and blue beadwork and has a length of beadwork attached to one of the top corners. This object belonged to...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: pouch, bead work

Format: Miscellaneous

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

Small Beaded Drawstring Pouches (2), c.1890

Two small tan leather drawstring pouches from the Shoshone at Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho. One pouch is decorated with intricate bead work with red, blue and yellow beads. The other pouch is decorated with embroidered patterns in red and blue...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: pouch, bead work

Format: Miscellaneous

Robert Cole Prize Medal, 1890

A gold polygonal medal for the Cole Freshman Elocution Contest of 1890, awarded to Montgomery Porter Sellers, inscribed with the text "COLE PRIZE MEDAL GIFT OF Robert C. Cole Class of '79" on the front. On the back the inscription reads "Awarded...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Award Medals, Oratorical Contests

Format: Currency/Medallions

Set of Bowls (4), c.1890

A set of four small white bowls with gilt decoration along the circumferance of the bowl and around the rim. The letters "E.A.L" are written on the sides of the bowls in gilt. These objects belonged to Elizabeth Anna Low, class of 1891. 

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: China

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Small Toy Cradleboard, c.1890

A small toy cradleboard made of tan leather and colored hemp string. The toy is decorated with pink, green, red and blue bead work and a bundle of black cloth meant to represent a baby bundled in the cradleboard. A long multicolored hemp rope is...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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