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Celestial Globe, c.1900

A large blue sphere depicting location of constellations and stars in the earth's sky in a wooden frame with an iron base.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Scientific Equipment, Globe

Format: Scientific Equipment

Carlisle Indian School 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: Pennants, Native Americans

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Fountain in Vacuo, c.1900

A large oblong glass globe attached to a metal base with a metal stem in its center and a control valve.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Scientific Equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

Carlisle Indian School Pennant, c.1900

A red felt pennant with the image of a Native American in a headdress. The word "Carlisle" is written in gold next to the image. 

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Pennants, Native Americans

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Centrifuge

Glass tubes suspended by a metal bar attached to a circular base with a hand crank to turn them.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Scientific Equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

Carlisle Indian School Bowl, c.1900

A small bowl with "Carlisle Indian School" printed on the side in gray-blue letters. 

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Bowl, Native Americans

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Carlisle Indian School Serving Bowl, c.1900

A large white bowl, likely for serving food. "Carlisle Indian School" is printed on the side in gray-blue letters. 

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Bowl, Native Americans

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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, Pipes

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

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

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

Football, 1903

Football from Dickinson v. Lafayette, 1903. Originally owned by Charles S. Messner.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Football

Format: Athletic Equipment

Copper Printing Plates

Two copper printing plates of Denny Hall, one before the 1904 fire and one during the fire.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Denny Hall, Campus Buildings, Printing

Format: Artwork/Photography

Football, 1904

Football from Dickinson v. Lehigh, 1904. Originally owned by Charles S. Messner.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Football, Athletics

Format: Athletic Equipment

Phi Beta Kappa Key Necklace, 1904

James T. Jarrell's Phi Beta Kappa key suspended on a gold chain.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Fraternity Key, Key, Honor Societies

Format: Jewelry

Chi Phi fraternity pin, 1904

Copper pin from Franklin and Marshall College’s chapter of Chi Phi featuring letters and a blue and red ribbon.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Greek Life, Fraternity Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Embroidered Pillow Case, c.1905

A white pillow case with red trim. On one side are names and "'02" embroidered in red. This object belonged to and was made by Ethelyn Hardesty, class of 1902.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Pillow Case

Format: Miscellaneous

Pillow Case with Braided Trim, c.1905

A red pillow case with red and white braided trim. The pillow case is embroidered with a white "D" and a bow on the front. On the back, the word "Dickinson" is embroidered in white. This object belonged to and was made by Ethelyn Hardesty, who...

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Pillow Case

Format: Miscellaneous

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1905

Copper key inscribed with name of James M. Green as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1905.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Pin, 1906

A brown leather handmade polygonal pin with black trim and red and white ribbons attached near the top. Written in black, "Feb, 15-'06, This Medal is an Award of Honor Contest, No. 3". Donated by Helen M. Smith. 

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Pins

Format: Pins/Buttons

Dickinson Prep School Class of 1906 pin, 1906

Gold kite-shaped pin painted with initials of the school which belonged to Lydia Marian Gooding.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Preparatory School, Pins

Format: Pins/Buttons

Relay Races Trophy, 1907

A tarnished silver cup trophy with two handles and engraving that reads "Univ.of Penna. 13th Annual Relay Races 1907 Broad Jump". This trophy belonged to Franklin Mt. Pleasant, Class of 1910.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Trophy

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Pierson Prize medal, 1907

Peirson Prize medal awarded to William H. Davenport in 1907 for his performance at the annual Junior Oratorical Contest 

Front: "Founded by Daniel Pierson MDCCCCVII" on the rim of the medal and  "Awarded to William H. Davenport as a Prize...

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Pierson Prize, Honors and Awards, Award Medals

Format: Currency/Medallions

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