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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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

'97 Pennant

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

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Pennants

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

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

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

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

Red Carlisle Pennant c.1900

A red felt pennant from the Carlisle Indian School that has the name "Carlisle" in gold letters on the front. The red felt is severely faded and the letters are difficult to read. 

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Carlisle Indian School

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

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