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Rivet in box w/ 2 docu: rivet from Steamer Merrimack, 1865

Classification: 
Date: 
1860-1862
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 7/8 x 5/8 in. ( 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Brass rivet with accompanying note identifying it as a "rivet from Steamer Merrimack."
Credit Line: 
Gift of R.C. Rathbone, 1911
Object Number: 
INV.5409
Marks: 
insription: on accompanying note: "Rivet/from Steamer/Merrimack/apl 5/11/from R.C. Rathbone" inscription: on accompanying note: "Rivet from Steamer/Merrimack 1865"
Gallery Label: 
This rivet may be from the confederate ironclad vessel "Merrimac," which was defeated by the ironclad "Monitor" during the Civil War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1862
eMuseum Object ID: 
11819
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wood molding from steamship "Saratoga"

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1877
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 0.6 x 7 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Flat, rectangular fragment of wood.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1941.827
Marks: 
hand written: in pencil: "Saratoga"
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this fragment of wood came from the steamship "Saratoga."
Provenance: 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1877
eMuseum Object ID: 
11815
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wood molding fragment from the steamship "Adirondack"

Classification: 
Date: 
1880-1900
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 2.2 x 5.7 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Wood fragment with pencil inscription.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1941.851
Marks: 
hand written: in pencil: "ADIROND/ACK"
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this fragment came from the steamship "Adirondack."
Provenance: 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
11814
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wood fragment from the frigate "Constitution"

Classification: 
Date: 
1795-1812
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 2.9 x 10.2 x 6 cm )
Description: 
Fragment of wood with inscribed label affixed to side.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1941.831
Marks: 
hand written: on label: "A Piece of the old/ U.S. Frigate/ Constitution"
Gallery Label: 
The inscribed label indicated that this wood fragment came from the U.S. Frigate "Constitution," which fought and won many naval battles during the War of 1812.
Provenance: 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1812
eMuseum Object ID: 
11813
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Metal spike mounted on wooden block w/ label and plaque

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1819
Medium: 
Iron, wood, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 12 x 3 3/4 in. ( 7.6 x 30.5 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Iron spike mounted on wooden block and labeled with brass plaque reading "GRANITE STATE".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Admiral W.B. Franklin
Object Number: 
INV.5774
Marks: 
engraved: in brass plaque: "U.S.S. GRANITE STATE" Typed: on paper label affixed to back of wood block: "U.S.S. GRANITE STATE/[Keel?] laid Portsmouth, N.H., Navy Yard 1819; known as the Alabama until 1863, when she was named the/ NEW HAMPSHIRE/ Launched
Gallery Label: 
The wood block upon which the spike is mounted may be timber fron the battleship U.S.S. Granite State, built in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1819. The ship was renamed the U.S.S. New Hampshire in 1864 and served in the Civil War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1819
eMuseum Object ID: 
11810
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wooden block

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 5.7 x 11.4 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Wooden block, possibly a handle, with one curved side with carved indentation.
Object Number: 
INV.8956
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
11678
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Baluster from the steamboat "Mary Powell"

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1861
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 73.7 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Single wooden baluster from the steamer "Mary Powell."
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Object Number: 
1941.885
Marks: 
handwritten in pencil: on upper surface: "Mary Powell"
Gallery Label: 
The "Mary Powell," a Hudson River steamboat, was built in 1861. She was one of the fastest steamers of the time and became known as the "Queen of the Hudson."
Provenance: 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1861
eMuseum Object ID: 
11617
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wood fragment from ship "Tennessee"

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1864
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. ( 8.3 x 47 x 5.7 cm )
Description: 
Long wood block (piece of ceiling) with inscribed label.
Object Number: 
INV.7565
Marks: 
Hand written: on paper label: "Piece of Ceiling of Rebel Ram "Tennessee," Captured/ At Mobile Bay August 5, 1864/ Presented by [illeg. name] Navy/ [illeg. title]"
Gallery Label: 
The inscribed label on this fragment indicates that it was part of the "Tennessee," a rebel ram that was captured by the Union Navy in Mobile Bay in 1864.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1864
eMuseum Object ID: 
10256
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Inscribed shingle from Edgar Allan Poe's cottage

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 12 x 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 30.5 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Wooden shingle in two sections with painted raven and inscription "Quoth the Raven 'Nevermore'" on one section; painted scene of cottage on the other.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Thomas Olive Mabbott
Object Number: 
1936.587
Marks: 
painted: "EDGAR ALLEN POE'S/ COTTAGE/ FORDHAM, N.Y."; "Larise B. Dodge./ 1896" handwritten: on paper label affixed to reverse: "Shingle from Poe's Cottage./ Poe's Cottage before Poe Park/ was laid out."
Gallery Label: 
Edgar Allan Poe spent the last years of his life, from 1846 to 1849, in The Bronx at Poe Cottage, now located at Kingsbridge Road and the Grand Concourse. A small wooden farmhouse built about 1812, the cottage once commanded unobstructed vistas over the rolling Bronx hills to the shores of Long Island. It was a bucolic setting in which the great writer penned many of his most enduring poetical works, including “Annabel Lee,” “The Bells” and “Eureka.”
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
9907
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Shingle from Washington's Headquarters at Newburgh

Classification: 
Date: 
1750-1775
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 26 3/4 x 7 x 1/2 in. ( 67.9 x 17.8 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Wooden shingle with hand-wrought nails and label, "Shingle from the Washington/ Head-Quarter at Newburgh/ presented by Dr. James F. Fergusen/ Sept 6, 1893/ See letter in Letter Book."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. James F. Fergusen
Object Number: 
INV.1066
Marks: 
written: label; "Shingle from the Washington/ Head-Quarter at Newburgh/ presented by Dr. James F. Fergusen/ Sept 6, 1893/ See letter in Letter Book."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1775
eMuseum Object ID: 
9906
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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