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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

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

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

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 Papoose, c.1890

A small toy papoose 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 papoose. A long multicolored hemp rope is attached...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: toy, bead work

Format: Miscellaneous

Belles Lettres Prize for Oratory medal, 1891

Small gold medal for the Belles Lettres Society Sophomore Prize for Oratory won by Montgomery Porter Sellers in 1891.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Literary Societies, Oratorical Contests, Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

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

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1893

Copper key inscribed with name of Mervin Grant Filler as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1893.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Miscellaneous

Belles Lettres Prize for Oratory medal, 1895

A Belles Lettres gold medal engraved with the society's symbol and motto, hung from a black crepe ribbon. This medal was awarded to Edgar Rohrer Heckman for winning the Sophomore Oratorical contest in 1895. 

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Award Medals, Oratorical Contests, Literary Societies

Format: Currency/Medallions

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1895

Copper key and pin inscribed with name of Amy Fisher as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1895.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Romeo and Juliet Tray, 1895

A long white rectangular tray with hand painted gold details around the edge of the tray and a hand painted design of Romeo and Juliet, a sword, a question mark, and the text "Romeo and Juliet." in gold. This...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: China

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

'97 Pennant

Large red and gray triangle pennant with "97" sown on.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Pennants

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Commencement button, 1897

White round buttons with college seal and name, and “Commencement” in red, with “My Name is E. R. Heckman, ’97.”

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Commencement, Buttons, College Traditions

Format: Pins/Buttons

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1897

Copper key inscribed with name of Edgar Rohrer Heckman as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, 1897.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1898

Large copper key inscribed with name of Leon Cushing Prince as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1898.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1898

Copper key inscribed with name of Montgomery Porter Sellers as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1898.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1898

Copper key inscribed with name of Walter Wesley Rice as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1898.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Miscellaneous

Leather Dickinson Tobacco Pennant, c.1900

Small leather Dickinson pennant that came as a souvenir in a package of tobacco.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Tobacco Souvenir

Format: Ephemera

Phi Alpha Pi Pipe, c.1900

Ceramic pipe with writing on in that once belonged to members of the Phi Alpha Pi sorority.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Greek Life

Format: Miscellaneous

Desktop with graffiti

Hinged, wooden desktop carved with names, believed to have been used by Phi Kappa Sigma around the turn of the twentieth century.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Greek Life

Format: Furniture

Pennants

Three red felt pennants of various sizes. Two large pennants with "1900" in white lettering and one small pennant with "D" in white lettering tied to a small twig.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Pennants

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Sesqui-Centennial Anniversary Pin, 1901

Button made by Dickinson College celebrating Carlisle and Cumberland County’s sesqui-centennial anniversary in 1901.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Anniversaries, Buttons, Carlisle, Cumberland County

Format: Pins/Buttons

White Tray with Cherub, c.1890

A small white rectangualer dish with gilt decorations along the edge of the plate and a painted cherub with a bouquet of roses in the middle of the plate. This object belonged to Elizabeth Anna Low, class of 1891.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: China

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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