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Pike

Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 102 x 2 in. ( 259.1 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Wood and iron pike; long, cylindrical wooden shaft with leaf-shaped point; pointed iron cap covers shaft at other end.
Object Number: 
INV.5737.1
Gallery Label: 
Pikes were among the most commonly-used and effective European infantry weapons of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and during this period were brought in large numbers to Jamestown, Plymouth, New Netherland, and other colonies. By the eighteenth century, however, pikes had been abandoned in America, as well as in England and France. During the Revolutionary War, pikes enjoyed a rebirth, and were used by American and Hessian soldiers, and to a lesser extent by British troops.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
32757
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fork

Date: 
1825-1865
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 1/8 in. ( 19 x 2.9 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Cast brass fork with four tines and a double ovoid handle; all over bead and scroll decoration; stamped mark at bottom of handle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. John S. Appleby
Object Number: 
1934.71
Marks: 
stamped: bottom handle: "G.I. MIX"
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this fork was part of a camp kit used by a soldier during the Civil War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
32433
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Sign: Regulus

Date: 
1943
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 5/8 x 12 1/4 x 1/8 in. ( 16.8 x 31.1 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular metal nameplate from a World War II era German tank.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lieutenant Benjamin Rosen, U.S.M.S.
Object Number: 
1946.219
Marks: 
very low relief: on obverse: "'Regulus' / D. R. R. / Beton-Schnell-Mischer. / G. ANTON SEELEMANN & SÖHNE / BAUMASCHINENENFABRIK NEUSTADT-ORLA / TYPE [stamped:] G-SP No [stamped:] 6023 BAUJAHR [stamped:] 1943 / [etc.]"
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this object was found on a beach in Normandy.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1943
eMuseum Object ID: 
32370
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Military decals

Date: 
1935-1945
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 1 1/2 × 1 1/4 in. (3.8 × 3.2 cm) Overall (b): 1 1/2 × 1 1/4 in. (3.8 × 3.2 cm) Overall (c): 1 1/2 ×
Description: 
Three paper decals of the Seventh Regiment, New York National Guard; shield in the center divided in two by a pointed fortress wall, top half red with a gold lion and gold script initials, bottom grey with a "7" in a gold circle and torch; shield sourounded by a green circle witha gold buckle at the base and a crowned animal at the top, inscribed, "PRO PATRIA/ ET GLORIA."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through M. J. K. Miller, 8/15/64
Object Number: 
INV.1139a-c
Marks: 
printed: obverse: "PRO PATRIA/ ET GLORIA/ 7" printed: reverse of a-c: "DIP THE TRANSFER IN WATER AND/ WHEN SAME RELEASES/ SLIDE OFF ONTO THE ARTICAL DESIRED/ PRESS DOWN WITH A SOFT RAG / OR DAMPENED FELT ROLLER/ AND ALLOW TO DRY/ NYL-27959/ MADE IN U.S.A
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1945
eMuseum Object ID: 
32275
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Brown leather pocket book

Date: 
ca. 1839
Medium: 
Leather, skin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 9.5 x 17.1 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Leather and skin pocket book; rectangular brown leather foldout with strap on outer flap of front pocket that fastens to loop at rear of back pocket, and skin lining on interior of front flap.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Wilmer R. Leech
Object Number: 
1949.80
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this pocket book belonged to James K. Polk while Speaker of the House of Representatives (c. 1839), and was found among the Polk Papers in the Library of Congress and later given to the donor by librarian Worthington C. Ford.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1839
eMuseum Object ID: 
32149
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Knife

Date: 
1825-1865
Medium: 
Steel, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 1 x 3/8 in. ( 24.1 x 2.5 x 1 cm )
Description: 
Steel knife with a rounded blade; rectangular wooden handle tapering towrd the blade cuff; blade stamped, "R./ KIRK &SONS/ SHEFFIELD."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Appleby
Object Number: 
1934.72
Marks: 
stamped: on blade: "R./ KIRK &SONS/ SHEFFIELD"
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this knife was part of a camp kit used by a soldier during the Civil War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
32143
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Flint kit

Date: 
1770-1800
Medium: 
Leather, flint, iron, other metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 2 x 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 5.1 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Small, trapezoidal leather purse with slightly curved strip of iron secured with metal band at base and piece of flint inside; purse with applied metal ornament in the form of a bird or a bat with outstretched wings on flap and metal wire handle on top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louis Phillippe de Luze
Object Number: 
1923.41ab
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this flint kit belonged to Major General Philip Schuyler (1733-1804), great-great-grandfather of the donor.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
31060
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Ink well w/war relics: bullets, shell fragment, etc.

Date: 
1850-1865
Medium: 
Wood, iron, glass, lead, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 6 x 3 3/8 in. ( 15.2 x 15.2 x 8.6 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular, clear glass inkwell, two lead minie bullets, iron artillery shell fragment, rectangular wooden container, and brass eagle atop fragment of tree; all mounted on wooden block.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mary Margaret Bradley
Object Number: 
1940.935
Gallery Label: 
These objects belonged to Joseph Bradley, a lieutenant in the 5th New York Cavalry, and later chaplain of the 10th New York Cavalry, during the Civil War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
30518
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

2 forks

Date: 
1850-1865
Medium: 
Steel
Dimensions: 
largest: 8 3/4 x 1 1/8 in. ( 22.2 x 2.9 cm )
Description: 
Steel forks.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mary Margaret Bradley
Object Number: 
1940.913ab
Gallery Label: 
These forks belonged to Joseph Bradley, a lieutenant in the 5th New York Cavalry, and later chaplain of the 10th New York Cavalry during the Civil War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
30427
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

sign

Date: 
ca. 1917
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 x 19 1/2 in. ( 33 x 49.5 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular wooden sign painted with gray background and black lettering: "BE CAREFUL ABOUT YOUR TALK./DO YOU KNOW G.O. 39?/USE YOUR HEAD./THE WALLS HAVE EARS - READ G.O. 39"
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Eugene H. Pool
Object Number: 
1943.173
Marks: 
painted: "BE CAREFUL ABOUT YOUR TALK./DO YOU KNOW G.O. 39?/USE YOUR HEAD./THE WALLS HAVE EARS - READ G.O. 39"
Gallery Label: 
This sign was used during World War I.1
Provenance: 
500; 30B
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1917
eMuseum Object ID: 
29874
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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