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Historical Artifacts

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Title Related People Date Object Number
Butter mold
ca. 1800-1850
1937.1579
Butter mold
ca. 1825-1875
INV.1037
Butter mold
1800-1850
Z.1897
Butter mold
ca. 1825-1875
Z.163
Butterfield dial and case
1685-1715
1910.32ab
Button
2003.70.22
Button
1941.1071
Button
INV.2204A-C
Button
1900
INV.6961
Button
1936
INV.7372
Button
1920
INV.7111
Button
1904
INV.6993
Button
1940
1940.550
Button
1940
1940.542
Button
INV.3947
Button
ca. 1896
1941.560
Button
1941.559
Button
INV.4068
Button
1952
INV.6883
Button
1972
INV.7079
Button
1952-1956
INV.6846
Button
INV.6931
Button
1928
1940.376
Button
1948
INV.6602
Button
1928
INV.7380
Button
2000
2000.913
Button
1992
1997.6.28
Button
1996
1997.6.59
Button
1968
1997.6.96
Button
1988
2001.68
Button
1988
2001.73
Button
1963-1980
2001.201
Button
1992
2002.20.2
Button
1988
2001.230
Button
1952-1956
Z.2254
Button
1984
2001.239
Button
1952-1956
Z.2909
Button
1945
Z.2969
Button
1968
1997.6.90
Button
1968
INV.6727
Button
1968-1973
Z.3282
Button
1896
INV.7369
Button
1916
Z.2550
Button
1928
Z.2646
Button
ca. 1965
2003.24.1
Button
ca. 1975-1980
2003.24.2
Button
ca. 1961
2002.70.1
Button
1968
2002.41.13
Button
1992
1997.6.47
Button
INV.7381
Button
ca. 1968-1972
Z.2201
Button
1982
2002.74.123
Button
1970
2002.74.130
Button
1976
2002.74.131
Button
1980-1990
2002.74.132
Button
1985
2002.74.133
Button
1979
2002.74.135
Button
1996
2002.74.137
Button
1971
2002.74.139
Button
1966
2002.74.140
Button
ca. 1975
2002.74.145
Button
1970
2002.74.151
Button
1960
2002.74.150
Button
ca. 1970
2002.74.154
Button
1975
2002.74.155
Button
1960-1970
2002.70.4
Button
1945
2002.70.5
Button
1985-1995
2002.70.14
Button
1960-1975
2002.70.18
Button
1975-1990
2002.70.20
Button
1975-1985
2002.70.21
Button
1980-1992
2002.70.23
Button
1960-1975
2002.70.31
Button
1970-1980
2002.70.34
Button
1988
2002.70.37
Button
1970-1980
2002.70.38
Button
1960-1970
2002.70.40
Button
1970-1980
2002.70.41
Button
1980-1990
2002.70.47
Button
1960-1970
2002.70.50
Button
1980-1985
2002.70.51
Button
1984
2002.70.53
Button
1986
2002.70.57
Button
1978
2002.70.59
Button
1965-1975
2002.70.60
Button
1964
2002.59.1
Button
1972-1973
2002.68.2
Button
1981
2002.68.4
Button
1965-1975
2002.68.5
Button
1972-1973
2002.68.6
Button
1972-1973
2002.68.10
Button
1972-1973
2002.68.16
Button
1972-1973
2002.68.17
Button
1970-1975
2002.68.18
Button
1972-1973
2002.68.24
Button
1972-1973
2002.68.25
Button
1972-1973
2002.68.28
Button
ca. 1975
2002.74.23
Button
1972
2002.74.28
Button
ca. 1965
2002.74.30
Button
1985
2002.74.31
Button
1980
2002.74.36
Button
ca. 1985
2002.74.37
Button
ca. 1975
2002.74.38
Button
ca. 1990
2002.74.46
Button
ca. 1990
2002.74.49
Button
1991
2002.74.51
Button
ca. 1985
2002.74.52
Button
ca. 1985
2002.74.59
Button
ca. 1990
2002.74.61
Button
1971
2002.74.67
Button
ca. 1990
2002.74.68
Button
ca. 1980
2002.74.69
Button
ca. 1975
2002.74.75
Button
ca. 1980
2002.74.79
Button
1996
2002.74.82
Button
1992
2002.74.86
Button
1976
2002.74.89
Button
1988
2002.74.90
Button
1972
2002.74.94
Button
1970-1980
2002.74.96
Button
1976
2002.74.98
Button
1978
2002.74.100
Button
ca. 1969
2002.74.101
Button
2001
2002.74.102
Button
1972
2002.74.106
Button
1989
2002.74.108
Button
1970
2002.74.109
Button
1975-1985
2002.74.110
Button
1980
2002.74.115
Button
1969
2002.74.119
Button
1990-1995
2002.74.120
Button
1970-1975
2002.70.11
Button
1980-1990
2002.70.22
Button
1980-1995
2002.70.48
Button
ca. 1965
2003.15.3
Button
1972-1973
2002.68.13
Button
1973
2002.68.14
Button
ca. 1975
2002.74.17
Button
ca. 1980
2002.74.50
Button
ca. 1965
2002.74.2
Button
ca. 1975
2002.74.25
Button
1977
2002.74.42
Button
1994
2002.74.54
Button
2000
2002.74.81
Button
1990
2002.74.91
Button
1977
2002.74.104
Button
1983
2002.74.125
Button
1960-1970
2002.70.3
Button
1968
2003.47.1
Button
1968
2003.47.5
Button
1968
2003.47.6
Button
1968
2003.47.8
Button
1968
2003.47.15
Button
1980
2003.47.20
Button
2003
2003.40.5
Button
2003
2003.40.8
Button
2003
2003.40.9
Button
1980-1992
2002.70.13
Button
1960-1975
2002.70.29
Button
1971
2002.70.17
Button
1980-1985
2002.70.19
Button
1972-1975
2002.70.45
Button
1972-1975
2002.70.33
Button
1970-1980
2002.70.42
Button
1975-1985
2002.68.3
Button
1972-1975
2002.68.26
Button
1972-1973
2002.68.9
Button
1972-1973
2002.68.15
Button
1970-1975
2002.70.36
Button
1986
2002.70.7
Button
1979
2002.70.28
Button
1980-1990
2002.70.15
Button
1972-1973
2002.68.20
Button
1972-1973
2002.68.12
Button
1980-1990
2002.70.43
Button
1970-1975
2002.68.19
Button
1989
2002.74.112
Button
ca. 1990
2002.74.44
Button
1964
2002.74.56
Button
1985
2002.74.43
Button
1962
2002.74.144
Button
1967
2002.74.148
Button
2003
2003.59
Button
1971
2002.74.146
Button
1983
2002.74.72
Button
1991
2002.74.121
Button
1970-1975
2002.74.124
Button
1994
2002.74.66
Button
1986
2002.74.99
Button
1983
2002.74.103
Button
1985
2002.74.14
Button
1890-1910
2002.1.4035
Button
1978
2002.74.19
Button
ca. 1975
2002.74.40
Button
1987
2002.74.60
Button
1989
2002.74.53
Button
1966
2003.64.29
Button
ca. 1968
2003.64.31
Button
ca. 1970
2003.64.32
Button
ca. 1966
2003.64.36
Button
ca. 1961
2003.64.38
Button
ca. 1965
2003.64.42
Button
ca. 1974
2003.64.48
Button
1962
2003.64.49
Button
ca. 1966
2003.64.53
Button
1968
2003.47.10
Button
ca. 1970
2003.64.55
Button
ca. 1962
2003.64.62
Button
1963
2003.64.64
Button
ca. 1964
2003.64.65
Button
ca. 1963
2003.64.67
Button
ca. 1994
2003.64.27
Button
1952-1956
2003.45.5
Button
1940
2002.1.4575
Button
2003.70.24
Button
2003.70.2
Button
2003.70.3
Button
2003.70.4
Button
2003.70.5
Button
1991
2003.70.6
Button
2003.70.8
Button
1972
2003.70.10
Button
1996
2003.70.11
Button
2003.70.13
Button
2000
2003.70.15
Button
2003.70.19
Button
2003.70.26
Button
2003.70.33
Button
2003.70.35
Button
2003.70.36
Button
1952-1956
2003.45.4
Button
1973
2003.64.4
Button
1960-1970
2003.64.5
Button
1968
2003.64.8
Button
1960
2003.64.12
Button
1967-1972
2003.64.13
Button
ca. 1969
2003.64.16
Button
ca. 1991
2003.64.20
Button
1966
2003.64.23
Button
2003
2003.40.3
Button
ca. 1971
2003.64.25
Button
2003
2003.40.6
Button
2003.70.34
Button
1984
2003.64.2
Button
1993
2003.64.3
Button
ca. 1970
2003.64.7
Button
1964-1973
2003.64.10
Button
1964
2003.64.11
Button
1964
2003.64.14
Button
ca. 1967
2003.64.15
Button
ca. 1990
2003.64.17
Button
ca. 1994
2003.64.19
Button
ca. 1995
2003.64.24
Button
ca. 2000
2003.64.28
Button
ca. 1970
2003.64.30
Button
ca. 1971
2003.64.34
Button
ca. 1991
2003.64.39
Button
ca. 1964
2003.64.41
Button
ca. 1965
2003.64.47
Button
1968
2003.64.51
Button
ca. 1972
2003.64.54
Button
ca. 1962
2003.64.58
Button
ca. 1962
2003.64.59
Button
ca. 1962
2003.64.60
Button
2003.70.16
Button
2003.70.30
Button
2003
2004.18
Button
1983
2003.95
Button
ca. 1930
2004.23.5
Button
2003
2003.82
Button
1968
2003.47.13
Button
1968
2003.47.7
Button
1968
2003.47.4
Button
1968
2003.47.19
Button
1968
2003.47.16
Button
1968
2003.47.12
Button
1968
2003.47.11
Button
1968
2003.47.18
Button
1960
2003.47.9
Button
ca. 1980
2004.23.6
Button
1968
2003.47.17
Button
1968
2003.47.3
Button
2002
2004.16
Button
2004
2004.42.1
Button
1912
INV.2760a
Button
Z.2847
Button
1941
Z.2461
Button
Z.2289
Button
Z.2192
Button
INV.7052
Button
Z.2911.25
Button
1997
Z.2894b
Button
Z.2849
Button
Z.2630[dup]
Button
651
Button
Cosmocton, OH
Z.2645
Button
Z.2647
Button
1928
Z.2642
Button
INV.2201.2
Button
Z.3390
Button
Z.2653
Button
1940
1940.553
Button
Z.2744
Button
Z.2742
Button
Z.2805
Button
Z.2749
Button
Z.2712
Button
Z.2687
Button
Z.2669
Button
INV.8944[dup]
Button
Z.2413.1
Button
Z.2901
Button
1970-1973
2002.68.22
Button
INV.7233
Button
1899-1901
INV.2815
Button
Z.3423
Button
1941.494b
Button
1997.6.150
Button Hook
1890-1930
2002.1.1053
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2624
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2625
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2626
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2627
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2628
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2629
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2630
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631a
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631m
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631p
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631n
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631q
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631r
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631t
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631u
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631v
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631y
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631w
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631x
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631z
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631bb
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631cc
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631dd
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631ee
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631ff
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631gg
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631hh
Button hook
1890-1930
2002.1.2631ii
Button hook
1896-1920
2002.1.3949
BUTTON OF THE MONTH JAN. 1950 LABOR YOUTH LEAGUE, BURY JIM CROW
1950
2011.40.8
Button or stud
1898
2002.1.3724
Button or stud
1898
2002.1.3725
Button or stud
1898
2002.1.3726
Button or stud
1898-1900
2002.1.3727
Button or stud
1890?
2002.1.3734
Button w/pin
INV.13962
Button w/ribbon
1936
1940.381
Button/ clothing
1910-1920
2002.1.3367
Button/ clothing
1910-1920
2002.1.3368
Button/ clothing
1910-1920
2002.1.3369
Button/ clothing
1910-1920
2002.1.3370
Button/ clothing
1910-1920
2002.1.3371
Button/ clothing
1910-1920
2002.1.3372
Button/ clothing
1910-1920
2002.1.3373
Button/ clothing
1910-1920
2002.1.3374
Button/ clothing
1910-1920
2002.1.3375
Button/ clothing
1910-1920
2002.1.3376
Button: Kefauver the winning Democrat
INV.6793
Button: MacArthur
INV.2734
Button: No Third Term
1940.691
Button: photo of Franklin D.Roosevelt
INV.7456
Button: Viva McGovern/Shriver
ca. 1972
INV.7078
Buttonhole ornament
1936
INV.7110
Buttons
1952-1956
INV.6633
Buttons
Z.2644
Buttons
Early 20th century
2009.10.1a-j
Buttons (3) excavated at a Revolutionary War military hut
1760-1783
INV.6100.356-358
Buttons (selection of six)
ca. 1910-1930
2012.16.21a-f
Buy Star Soap
ca. 1920
2009.52.108
Cabin Bank
ca. 1883
1937.1238
Cabinet - 1860 Mint and Treasury Medal
1860
1123
Cabinet - 1860 Treasury and Mint Medal
1860
1124
Caboose
ca. 1902
INV.7621
Cafe de la Paix
2008.47.161
Cafe Pierre
2008.47.170
Caissons (2) and wagon
1870-1910
Z.370
Cake board
1825-1835
1937.592
Cake board
1825-1835
1937.591
Cake board
1825-1835
1937.1562
Cake board
ca. 1790
1937.1353
Cake board
1780-1830
INV.1010
Cake board
1825-1835
1937.591
Cake board
1825-1835
1937.1562
Cake board
ca. 1790
1937.1353
Cake board
1780-1830
INV.1010
Cake mold
1850-1900
INV.9705
Cake mold
1850-1900
INV.9704
Calendar
1908-1919
2002.1.2052
Calendar
1902
2002.1.1982
Calendar
1948
2002.1.1988
Calendar
1939
2002.1.1989
Calendar
1938
2002.1.1990
Calendar
1942
2002.1.1991
Calendar
1906
2002.1.2601
Calendar
1917
2002.1.2602
Calendar
1903
2002.1.2603
Calendar
1897
2002.1.3681
Calendar
1986-87
2002.1.3505
Calendar
1892
2002.1.4438
Calendar
1936
2002.1.4731
Calendar
1991
2002.1.4733
Calendar
1996
2002.1.4736
Calendar/ Food
1945
2002.1.980
Calendar/ thermometer
1980-2000
2002.1.1695
Calendar/ thermometer
1980-2000
2002.1.1696
Calendar/Bookbinding
1939
2002.1.226
Calendar/Books
1943
2002.1.225
Calipers
1850-1870
1952.11
Calipers
1750-1850
Z.2736
Calipers
1750-1870
Z.2739
Calipers (3)
1775-1795
1947.461k
Calthrop
1760-1775
INV.5924.18
Calvin Coolidge Presidential Medal
1928
1966.97
Camelot
2008.47.122
Camera and accessories
1885-1895
1947.21
Camp Bed
1777-1785
1871.8
Campaign ane
ca. 1892
2010.24.21
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign apron
1944
INV.7388
Campaign badge
ca. 1868-1872
Z.2583
Campaign button
1896
1941.415
Campaign button
2000
2001.17
Campaign button
2000
2001.18
Campaign button
INV.6876
Campaign button
Z.3623
Campaign button w/image of unidentified politician
1940.374
Campaign button w/pin and ribbon
ca. 1864
INV.6592
Campaign Button w/ribbons: Welcome -photo of Wilson
c. 1918
INV.6973
Campaign button: A. Lincoln for President 1864
1933.38
Campaign button: Americanism Roosevelt
647
Campaign button: carry on with Roosevelt
1940.521
Campaign button: Image of Roosevelt F.D.R.
1941.251
Campaign button: No Third Term
1940.764
Campaign button: photo of F.D Roosevelt
INV.7451
Campaign button: Teddy Roosevelt
INV.7375
Campaign cane
ca. 1820s-1830s
2010.24.2
Campaign cane
ca. 1840
2010.24.9
Campaign cane
ca. 1868
2010.24.12
Campaign cane
ca. 1880
2010.24.13
Campaign cane
ca. 1884
2010.24.14
Campaign cane
ca. 1884
2010.24.15
Campaign cane
ca. 1888
2010.24.16
Campaign cane
ca. 1888
2010.24.17
Campaign cane
ca. 1888
2010.24.18
Campaign cane
ca. 1896
2010.24.23
Campaign cane
ca. 1896
2010.24.24
Campaign cane
ca. 1896
2010.24.25
Campaign cane
ca. 1896
2010.24.26
Campaign cane
ca. 1900
2010.24.27
Campaign cane
ca. 1900
2010.24.28
Campaign cane
ca. 1898
2010.24.29
Campaign cane
ca. 1904
2010.24.31
Campaign cane
ca. 1904
2010.24.32
Campaign cane
ca. 1908
2010.24.33
Campaign cane
ca. 1908
2010.24.34
Campaign cane
ca. 1908
2010.24.35
Campaign cane
ca. 1933
2010.24.38
Campaign cane
ca. 1932
2010.24.39
Campaign cane
ca. 1976
2010.24.40
Campaign cane
ca. 1976
2010.24.41
Campaign cane
ca. 1932
2010.24.42
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