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Strap

Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, iron, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 15 x 1/8 in. ( 3.2 x 38.1 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Leather strap with iron ring at each end; another strap fragment attached to each ring.
Object Number: 
INV.7500
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
43003
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mold or sieve-like utencil

Date: 
1840-1862
Medium: 
Steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 5/8 x 5/8 in. ( 21.6 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Cylindrical steel rod that flattens into screwdriver at bottom; bulbous screw-on head perforated with holes.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Morgan Grinnell
Object Number: 
1930.67
Gallery Label: 
This bombilla was found by Dr. John Osgood Stone after the Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia in 1862. It was used to drink tea.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1862
eMuseum Object ID: 
42998
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Box

Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Tin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 14 1/4 x 9 in. ( 13.3 x 36.2 x 22.9 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular, black painted tin storage box with hinged lid and wire handles on sides.
Object Number: 
INV.8777
Marks: 
painted: front: "ENROLLMENT/17TH WARD/NEW YORK."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
42538
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Knapsack

Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Leather, brass, iron, wood, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 3/4 x 16 x 4 in. ( 32.4 x 40.6 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular wooden frame with black leather cover fastened to front, sides, and bottom; on back is a black leather flap with a white painted number in center and three straps that fasten to studs on bottom of knapsack; riveted to top of knapsack are three straps that fasten to the studs on bottom; and riveted to the back are three shoulder straps that fasten to two sets of double iron buckles on bottom; flap is lined with white canvas on interior; white painted regiment number on front of knapsack.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the New York Caledonian Club
Object Number: 
INV.8045
Marks: 
painted: on flap: "..9" (regiment number; 79th New York State Militia) painted: on front cover: "79" (regiment number; 79th New York State Militia)
Gallery Label: 
This knapsack was used by a member of the 79th New York State Militia Regiment during the Civil War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
42456
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Field mirror in case

Date: 
1890-1910
Medium: 
Oilcloth, steel, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall (mirror): 5 3/8 x 3 3/8 in. (13.7 x 8.6 cm) Case: 5 7/8 x 4 x 1/4 in. ( 14.9 x 10.2 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular, beige oilcloth case lined with tan wool on interior, and with flap that snaps onto brass stud at front; contains rectangular steel mirror.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Robert Lee Bullard
Object Number: 
1933.241ab
Marks: 
sewn: inside flap: "Abercrombie/& Fitch Co./New York"
Gallery Label: 
This field mirror was given to the donor by Colonel S.Y. Seaburn upon his resignation from the army. Bullard later used the mirror during his service as a Lieutenant General with the American Expeditionary Force during World War I.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1910
eMuseum Object ID: 
42417
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Purse

Date: 
1942-1946
Medium: 
Leather, silk, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 11 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 20.3 x 29.8 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular black leather purse with flap that snaps onto brass stud on front; interior lined with black silk and divided into several compartments; purple silk tag and white silk nametag sewn to interior of flap.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Alice Johnson
Object Number: 
1946.91g
Marks: 
sewn: purple tag inside flap: "MADE AND SOLD UNDER/AUTHORITY OF U.S. NAVY/W.A.V.E.S." sewn: white tag inside flap: "ALICE L. JOHNSON"
Gallery Label: 
This purse was used by Alice Johnson while she served as a "Spar" with the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. A "Spar" was a member of the women's reserve of the U.S. Coast Guard, and stands for their slogan, "Semper Paratis, Always Ready."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1946
eMuseum Object ID: 
42410
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cleaning rod

Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
overall (largest piece): 31 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 3/8 in. ( 79.1 x 2.9 x 1 cm )
Description: 
Metal cleaning rod in 2 pieces, which screw together at the center; each end is hooked.
Object Number: 
INV.5744ab
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
41379
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Iron object

Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Iron, brass, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 x 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 53.3 x 1.9 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Cylindrical iron rod and wood rod fused together; wood section mounted with brass rings and latticework.
Object Number: 
1948.606[dup]
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
41242
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bayonet

Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 x 1 x 2 1/2 in. ( 53.3 x 2.5 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Iron bayonet; angular with midridge at face and back; blade bent in middle.
Object Number: 
Z.3219
Marks: 
stamped: face: "I"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
41240
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Shaving kit

Date: 
1860-1870
Medium: 
Leather, wood, metal, plastic, animal bristle
Dimensions: 
overall (case): 2 1/8 x 7 7/8 x 4 1/4 in. ( 5.4 x 20 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular leather shaving kit with leather strap around the center to secure the kit to stay closed, strap with rectangular metal buckle at one end with single tongued chape; kit contains a removable leather "card" with loops across the center on one side to slide objects into; objects include wooden hairbrush with yellow bristles, black plastic-handled razor, blade swivels at one end of handle, black plastic comb, leather razor strop with wooden handle, in leather case, and shaving brush with metal handle and yellow bristles.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number: 
INV.8671d-k
Marks: 
stamped: bottom of case: "W. H. PAINE, / 107 WEST 122 STREET, NEW YORK." stamped: inside lid: "W. H. PAINE / ASSISTANT ENGINEER / New York & Brooklyn Bridge / 22 Lands St., (illeg.)" etched: near hinge end of razor blade: "50 / j. a. HENCKELS / GRAEF
Gallery Label: 
This shaving kit belonged to Lt. Col. William H. Paine, who served as a surveyor in the Army during the Civil War. Paine was responsible for devising systems and tools to better facilitate the surveyor's tasks, including patenting a coiled steel tape measure. It was among the contents of his footlocker.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
41207
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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