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Piece of national flag volunteer from Mexico, in envelope

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1846
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 3 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Fragment of silk United States flag, consisting of part of one white star hand-stitched to blue background.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell, 1925
Object Number: 
242
Marks: 
handwritten: in ink on accompanying note: "No. 1. Piece of the National Flag, brot/ Home by the volunteers from Mexico./No. 2. The Regimental or State Flag.".
Gallery Label: 
This flag fragment was brought home by volunteers serving in the Mexican War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1846
eMuseum Object ID: 
19046
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Daguerrotype triptych

Classification: 
Date: 
1861-1865
Medium: 
Animal bone, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 1/8 in. ( 3.8 x 7 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular triptych picture framed carved from animal bone and housing three tintype photographs of young women with gilt-metal oval mats.
Object Number: 
Z.907
Marks: 
handwritten: on paper backing: "This frame was carved by a Union soldier while confined in Libby prison during Rebellion"
Gallery Label: 
A handwritten note on the back of this frame states that it was carved by a Union soldier while confined in Libby prison during the "Rebellion" (Civil War). Libby prison was a notorious Confederate prison situated on the James River in Richmond, Virginia.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
18486
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cornerstone from the Bridewell Prison (1775-1838), City Hall, Park, New York Cit

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1775
Medium: 
Stone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/2 x 8 x 25 1/2 in. ( 36.8 x 20.3 x 64.8 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular cornerstone with carved inscription.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William J. Davis
Object Number: 
1854.2
Marks: 
carved: "Whitehead Hicks/ Esqur Mayor/ 1775"
Gallery Label: 
This cornerstone was laid in 1775, at a ceremony led by Mayor Whitehead Hicks. The stone, described by I.N. Phelps Stokes as "a red sand or free stone, about twenty-six inches by fourteen" formed part of a two story dark gray structure, "with a pediment in the front and in the rear" (Sutton, 43.) The stone was found on September 3rd, 1838, and was donated to the N-YHS in 1854 (I.N. Phelps Stokes, Iconography, vol. 5, 1754.)
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1775
eMuseum Object ID: 
17957
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Key from New York State Prison

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1796-1797
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 2.2 x 19.7 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Cast bronze key from the New York State Prison at the foot of Amos Street (now West 10th Street) by the Hudson River.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. A.P.M. Roome in memory of his late father, W.J. Roome
Object Number: 
1880.16
Gallery Label: 
This key locked the main door of Newgate Prison, the first New York State prison, built in 1796-97 at the foot of Amos Street (now West 10th Street) by the Hudson River.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1797
eMuseum Object ID: 
16782
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragment of church bell melted in the Great Fire of 1835

Classification: 
Date: 
1674
Medium: 
Bronze; wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. ( 1.3 x 3.8 x 5.7 cm )
Description: 
Fragment of bell (cast in 1674) from the South Dutch Church in New York City, which was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1835; fragment housed in gilded wood box.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. A. P. M. Roome, on behalf of his father, Mr. W. J. Roome
Object Number: 
1880.14
Gallery Label: 
This melted fragment of metal is from the bell of the South Dutch Church, which formerly stood in Garden Street, now Exchange Place. The bell was cast in 1674 and the church built in 1691-1693. The building was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1835, and this fragment was picked from the ruins.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1674
eMuseum Object ID: 
15648
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Paper packet with hair

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1840-1845
Medium: 
Paper, hair
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Folded paper with black printed list of names; hair enclosed.
Object Number: 
INV.1159
Marks: 
printed: in black on paper: list of names
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1845
eMuseum Object ID: 
13186
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Ring bolt from the U.S.S. Maine

Classification: 
Date: 
1890-1898
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 in. ( 6.4 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Brass ring bolt with threaded stalk.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Edward C. Titus
Object Number: 
1935.34c
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this ring bolt was part of the lightening top of the "Maine." It was given to the donor by Mr. Jules Hemmet [?], official photographer with William Randolph Hearst during the Spanish American War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1898
eMuseum Object ID: 
12917
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragment

Classification: 
Date: 
1775-1825
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. ( 0.6 x 14 x 6 cm )
Description: 
Flat rectangular fragment of wood with carved inscription "Frigate Philadelphia"
Object Number: 
INV.822
Marks: 
carved: "Frigate/ PHILADELPHIA"
Gallery Label: 
The inscription carved into this fragment indicates that it comes from the frigate "Philadelphia."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1825
eMuseum Object ID: 
11947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wood fragment from the steamship "Columbia"

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1881
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 10.2 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Fragment of wood with white paint on one side.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1941.853
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this fragment came from the steamship "Columbia" ex "Perseus," which was built in 1881 by the Iron Steamboat Co.
Provenance: 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1881
eMuseum Object ID: 
11945
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Ship fragment: Capstan block from the Spanish Warship "Oqueudo"

Classification: 
Date: 
1880-1898
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 10 x 5 1/4 in. ( 11.4 x 25.4 x 13.3 cm )
Description: 
Wooden capstan block with tapering rectangular form; metal block with ring affixed to wider end by four screws.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Sydney H. Carney, Jr.
Object Number: 
1932.153
Marks: 
written: on paper label afixed to wood: "From the Spanish War ship "Oqueudo," destroyed at San Tiago Cuba, July 3rd 1898, by our Navy. Presented to me by Lieut. Spencer S. Wood. U.S.N. S.H.C. Jr./ "Capstain Block"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1898
eMuseum Object ID: 
11821
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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