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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

Indian School Bowl, c.1900

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

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Carlisle Indian School

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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: Carlisle Indian School

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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

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

Format: Athletic Equipment

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

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

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: Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1907

Copper key inscribed with name of Florence Irene Ralston as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1907.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

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

West College Pins

Three small round white pins with the image of West College and 'Dickinson College, "Old West" 1783-1908' in black lettering. Red ribbon is attached to the back of pins.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Pin, West College (Old West)

Format: Pins/Buttons

Conway Hall Inter-Class Track trophy

9.5” copper cup with 3 handles and inscribed with title and the winning class years for track, 1909-1913.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Conway Hall Inter-Class Track

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Pennant Quilt, c.1909

Hand-sewn quilt made from felt pennants representing colleges, schools, and student organizations.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Quilt, Greek Life

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners, Textiles

Croix Noir Award

A silver tarnished star shaped medallion with white, blue, and green enamel attached to a faded blue ribbon. Awarded to James Gordon Steese for his service in the aftermath of World War I.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

Purple Heart Award, c.1910

A gold metal and purple enamel heart shaped medallion attached to a purple and white striped ribbon. In the center features the profile of a male bust. James Gordon Steese, a member of the Class of 1902, received this award during World War I. ...

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

Dickinson College button, 1910

White button with red lettering, “Dickinson College 1910.”

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Buttons

Format: Pins/Buttons

Red Felt Pi Beta Phi Pennant

One maroon felt double pointed pennant with Pi Beta Phi letters in turquoise and one turquoise felt pennant with letters in maroon. 

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Greek Life

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Carlisle souvenir plate, c.1910

Blue and white plate featuring “New Denny Hall” and images of other Carlisle landmarks.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Commemorative Plates

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

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