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Baby shoe

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Leather, cotton, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 4 1/4 in. ( 7 x 4.8 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Single pink leather baby shoe with pink cotton lining and leather sole; metal lacing holes at sides.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Adella "Tiby" Liebenow Wotherspoon
Object Number: 
2004.26.3
Gallery Label: 
This shoe had belonged to the then nearly four year old Anna Liebenow as a baby, sister of the donor, Adella Liebenow Wotherspoon, who was the last survivor of the General Slocum steamer disaster. On June 15, 1904, fire broke out on the ship and 1,021 passengers perished within minutes. Anna's body was recovered in the East River several days after the disaster.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
58959
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pair of child's shoes

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1904
Medium: 
Leather, cotton, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 6 1/2 in. ( 6.4 x 6.7 x 16.5 cm )
Description: 
Pair of black leather child's shoes with wing-tip detail at cap toe; brown cotton laces; metal nails on underside of heels.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Adella "Tiby" Liebenow Wotherspoon
Object Number: 
2004.26.2
Gallery Label: 
This pair of shoes belonged to Anna C. Liebenow (1901-1904), sister of the donor, Adella Liebenow Wotherspoon (1903-2004), the last survivor of the General Slocum steamer disaster. On June 15, 1904, fire broke out on the ship and 1,021 passengers perished within minutes. Anna's body was recovered in the East River several days after the disaster, and her shoes removed and kept as a memento by her sister.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1904
eMuseum Object ID: 
58958
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragments of the equestrian statue of King George III

Classification: 
Date: 
1770-1776
Medium: 
Lead
Dimensions: 
see individual records
Description: 
Fragments of molded lead from the equestrian statue of King George III with traces of gilding.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1878.4-7
Gallery Label: 
The gilded statue of George III placed at Bowling Green by the British Government was torn from its pedestal by a jubilant crowd after a public reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 9, 1776. Fragments of the statue were transported to Litchfield, Connecticut and made into bullets for the Revolutionary troops. It is believed that Connecticut Loyalists took some of the fragments and hid them in and around their homes, for pieces such as this have been found buried in the area.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1776
eMuseum Object ID: 
58665
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Note from Mrs. John James Audubon (1787-1874)

Classification: 
Medium: 
Ink on paper
Dimensions: 
sheet: 1 9/16 x 4 1/2 in. ( 4 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Handwritten note in ink on lined paper that reads: "Part of the whiskers and hair cut from my ever to be lamented husband's face and head, on his return from his last journey to the Rocky Mountains when he was 66, or 68 years old." The note was written by Mrs. Audubon and addressed to Frederic DePeyster who was active on the part of the Society in securing the purchase of the original Audubon watercolors for "The Birds of America" for the Society.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John James Audubon
Object Number: 
INV.62
Gallery Label: 
This note accompanies a box of human hair, relic of the great American naturalist painter John James Audubon (1785.1851).
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
58411
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Hair of John James Audubon (1785-1851)

Classification: 
Medium: 
Human hair
Dimensions: 
box: 1 5/16 x 6 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. ( 3.3 x 15.9 x 4.1 cm )
Description: 
Blonde, brown and greying human hair in a white cardboard box.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John James Audubon
Object Number: 
INV.61
Gallery Label: 
This hair was accompanied by a hand written note that reads, "Part of the whiskers and hair cut from my ever to be lamented husband's face and head, on his return from his last journey to the Rocky Mountains when he was 66, or 68 years old." The note was written by Mrs. Audubon and addressed to Frederic DePeyster who was active on the part of the Society in securing the purchase of the original Audubon watercolors for "The Birds of America" for the Society.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
58410
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Key ring with 6 keys

Classification: 
Date: 
1869-1892
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 1 7/16 in. ( 8.3 x 3.7 cm )
Description: 
White metal flat circular key ring with 6 small metallic keys; ring inscribed on recto: "E.W. Close, M.D. Charity Hospital, Blackwell's Island, N.Y." , stamped on verso: "PAT AUG/10 69" Six keys of which one for watch, 2 identical stamped on ring "EAGLE LOCK CO.", 1 stamped "YALE & TOWNE STAMFORD CONN. U.S.A."
Credit Line: 
Gift of James M. Wells III
Object Number: 
2004.46a-f
Gallery Label: 
The key ring belonging to Eldridge Close contains six keys for Charity Hospital on Blackwell's Island, where Close presumably worked sometime after 1865. Charity Hospital opened in 1858 at the southern end of Blackwell (now Roosevelt) Island. Most of its patients suffered from alcoholism, venereal diseases, or both. Medical care was provided by the Bellevue Medical Board until the hospital was reorganized in 1866. Around 1892 the institution was renamed City Hospital.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1892
eMuseum Object ID: 
57736
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragment of wood from the keel of the "Clermont"

Classification: 
Date: 
1807
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/8 x 11 7/8 x 2 3/4 in. ( 0.3 x 30.2 x 7 cm )
Description: 
One of a group of two fragments of wood from the keel of the steamboat "Clermont"
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Alfred Van Santvoord Olcott
Object Number: 
1951.415b
Gallery Label: 
This fragment from Robert Fulton's first steamboat "Clermont" was sawn from the keel of the "Clermont" by carpenter Henry Weeks. A letter from J.G. Van Slyke to Mr. Eben E. Olcott (father of the donor) in 1906 testifies to the genuineness of the relic (see object file 1951.415ab). The "Clermont," built in New York City in 1807, was the first commercially successful steamboat in America.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1807
eMuseum Object ID: 
57206
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragments of wood from the keel of the "Clermont"

Classification: 
Date: 
1807
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
a: 1/8 x 11 7/8 x 3 1/4 in.
Description: 
One of a group of two fragments of wood from the keel of the steamboat "Clermont"; inscription on fragment (a).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Alfred Van Santvoord Olcott
Object Number: 
1951.415a
Gallery Label: 
This fragment from Robert Fulton's first steamboat "Clermont" was sawn from the keel of the ship by carpenter Henry Weeks. A 1906 letter from J.G. Van Slyke to Mr. Eben E. Olcott (father of the donor) testifies to the genuineness of the relic (see object file 1951.415ab). The "Clermont," built in New York City in 1807, was the first commercially successful steamboat in America.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1807
eMuseum Object ID: 
57205
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cup

Classification: 
Medium: 
Tin
Object Number: 
INV.5607
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
56759
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Canteen

Classification: 
Medium: 
Tin
Object Number: 
INV.5606
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
56758
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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