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Maroon Dickinson Football Pennant, c.1915

Maroon football pennant with the word "Dickinson" and an image of a man with a football under his arm on it. "Wallace '15" has been written on the back. The pennant originally belonged to David McKee Wallace, Class of 1915.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Athletics, Pennants

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

James Henry Morgan Hood

Black hood, gown, and cap worn by James Henry Morgan as president of Dickinson College in the early twentieth century.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Academic Regalia, Presidents, Hood, Gown, Cap

Format: Clothing, Hats

Chi Omega sorority ring, c.1915

Gold ring with sorority letters in black setting which belonged to Beatrice Carmitchell and her daughter, Nan Stover.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Greek Life

Format: Jewelry

Identification bracelet, c.1917

Silver chain bracelet with name and rank of Donald Beitzel Filler as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War I.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: World War I, Military, Bracelet, Dog Tags

Format: Jewelry

Basketball medal, 1917

Round, sterling silver medal on black ribbon engraved with image of basketball player and “Dickinson College Champions 1917.”

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Athletics, Award Medals

Format: Currency/Medallions

Academic Hood and Cap, 1917

A black cap and a red and black hood worn by Edgar Rohrer Heckman (Class of 1897) upon receiving an honorary degree from Dickinson College in 1917.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Academic Regalia, Hood, Cap

Format: Clothing

Pocket Watch and Pocket Knife, 1917

This 12K gold pocket watch is engraved with the monogram H.L.P. The watch is attached by a chain to a Phi Beta Kappa key with the fraternity letters on one side with "Henry L. Price Dickinson 1917" and "December 5, 1770," the fraternity's...

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Watch, Knife, Honor Societies

Format: Miscellaneous

Commemorative World War I Medal, c.1918

A bronze rectangular medal featuring a female figure surrounded by destruction with the inscription "Ici les barbares sont passes" on the front, with devestated figures on the reverse with "Heroisme bonta." 

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Commemorative Medal, World War I, Military

Format: Currency/Medallions

WWI Allied Service Medal and Certificate, 1919

A medal from World War I with a rainbow-colored ribbon attached. The medal is attached to a certificate, written in French, that recognized military service. The filled in line reads "John Zug Steese Captain, Chemical Warfare Service." John Zug...

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: World War I, Military, Award Medals

Format: Currency/Medallions

World War I Victory Medal, 1919

A gold medal attached to a rainbow colored ribbon pin. On the front is the image of an angel holding a sword and a shield. On the reverse side is the image of the United States crest with an eagle. The engraved text around it reads "THE GREAT WAR...

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

Phi Beta Kappa Key, 1919

A small gold metal necklace charm of a Phi Beta Kappa key with “Beatrice Carmitchel, Dickinson ’19, December 5, 1776” engraved on the back. Given by donor’s mother (Beatrice Earle Carmitchell) to donor (her daughter) at her graduation from...

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: necklace charm, Honor Societies

Format: Jewelry

Class Ring, 1919

A gold metal class ring with the college seal and the text “19” and “DC” engraved on either side of the seal. The initials “B.E.C.” are engraved on the inside of the band. Given by donor’s mother (Beatrice Earle Carmitchell) to donor (her...

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Class Ring

Format: Jewelry

Walt Whitman Commemorative medal

Bronze medal featuring relief portrait of Walt Whitman.  Produced by the Franklin Inn Club to commemorate Whitman's 100th birthday.

Decade: 1910-1919

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Army Staff Accommodation Pin, c.1920

A circular gold metal pin with black, green, blue, white and red enamel. In the center is a black enameled star with the United States seal in gold, blue, white and red. Surrounding the star are green enameled leaves. This object belonged to...

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Military, Pins, World War I

Format: Pins/Buttons

Lose Military Ribbons, c.1920

Six lose military ribbons of various colors and sizes. These objects belonged to Charles M. Steese, ex-class of 1907. 

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Military, Ribbons, World War I

Format: Miscellaneous

Military Ribbon Bars, c.1920

Twelve military ribbon bars of various color and sizes. Many of the bars have either star or circular buttons attached to them. These objects belonged to Charles M. Steese, ex-class of 1907.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Military, Ribbons, World War I

Format: Miscellaneous

Red Felt Dickinson Banner, c.1920

Rectangular, red felt banner with "Dickinson" sewed on it. Belonged to either David McKee Wallace, class of 1915, or Clarence Wallace, class of 1924.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: College Banners

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Dickinson Banner, c.1920

A red felt rectangular banner with “DICKINSON” in white felt letters and white trim. The banner is approximately 11” x 34”, but believed to have shrunken from an original dimension of 12” x 36”.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Banner

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Croix Noir Award, c.1920

A silver tarnished star shaped medallion with white, blue, and green enamel attached to a faded blue ribbon. Awarded to Charles M. Steese (class of 1907) for his service in the aftermath of World War I.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

Dickinson Tobacco Silk, c.1920-1930

A small red rectangular cut of silk with “Dickinson embroidered in yellow and white thread above the college seal. On the top of the square is the text “FACTORY NO.7. 3RD DISTRICT STATE N.Y.” in white.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Tobacco Souvenir, College Seal

Format: Ephemera

Purple Heart Medal, c.1920

A gold metal and purple enamel heart shaped medallion attached to a purple and white striped ribbon. In the center features the obverse profile of President George Washington. Charles M. Steese, a member of the Class of 1907, received this award...

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

Phi Kappa Sigma Black Wallet, c.1920

A small black leather wallet with a flap with a gold snap button and an embossed gold Phi Kappa Sigma crest on the front. Inside the wallet unfolds into two segments each with multiple pockets and a square mirror. This item belonged to Charles...

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Wallet

Format: Miscellaneous

Ulysses Wright Academic Hood, 1923

Black and red hood worn by Ulysses Grant Simpson Wright, member of the class of 1902 and 1923 honorary degree recipient. 

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Academic Regalia, Hood

Format: Clothing

Commencement button, 1923

White round buttons with college seal and name, and “Commencement” in red, with “My Name is C. B. Stoner, '23.”

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Commencement, Buttons, College Traditions

Format: Pins/Buttons

Academic Hood Lining

Red satin academic hood lining used by Isaac Franklin Russell to represent his honorary degree from Dickinson College. Russell was granted an honorary Doctor of Laws in 1893.

Decade: 1920-1929

Subject: Academic Regalia

Format: Textiles

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