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Footlocker with belongings

Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Wood, leather, paper, silk, plastic
Dimensions: 
overall (locker): 10 3/4 x 21 1/2 x 15 1/4 in. ( 27.3 x 54.6 x 38.7 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular wooden dovetail footlocker with side handles, with 2 tray compartments inside, filled with personal belongings; metal hinges at the back of the lid on each side, metal hinged device at the center front for securing padlock; belongings include a shaving kit, metal personal accessory box, holster, sword belt, 2 tape measures, a belt, a single epaulet from the War of 1812, paper box fragments, a printed silk advertisement, insignia, a metal in box, a key, single grape shot, leather strap, 3 miniature banners, a wooden spectacles box with personal accessories including ribbons, coin purses, and a leather billfold.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number: 
INV.8671a-ww
Marks: 
painted: top center of lid: "Lt. Col. W. H. Paine / H Q (?) Army (illeg.) / (illeg.) / D (illeg.)"
Gallery Label: 
This footlocker 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.
Bibliography: 
Holzer, Harold and The New-York Historical Society. "The Civil War in 50 Objects." New York: Viking, 2013.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
41206
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Crossbow

Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Wood, iron, jute, brass, mother-of-pearl, bone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 45 x 29 in. ( 114.3 x 73.7 cm )
Description: 
Wood, iron, jute, brass, mother-of-pearl, and bone crossbow; rope bowstring looped to ends of iron bow that is fastened to front of wooden frame; iron and brass scrolls inlaid at middle frame on both sides, bone and mother-of-pearl strips inlaid on bottom.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman
Object Number: 
1941.229a
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
41021
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Insignia

Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Wool, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. ( 0.6 x 3.8 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Metal embroidered U.S. Army Engineer's shield-shaped insignia with stars across the top, applied against black wool felt ground.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number: 
INV.8671v
Gallery Label: 
This insignia was probably worn by William H. Paine, who served as a surveyor in the Army during the Civil War. It was found among the items in his footlocker. Paine was responsible for devising systems and tools to better facilitate the surveyor's tasks, including patenting a coiled steel tape measure.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
40815
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tape measure

Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Metal, string
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 8 x 6 in. ( 7.6 x 20.3 x 15.2 cm )
Description: 
Coiled flat metal tape measure tied with string; loop handles at both ends.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number: 
INV.8671q
Gallery Label: 
This tape measure was among the items found in the footlocker of William H. Paine, who served as a Col. with the Army engineers 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.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
40811
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Box with personal items

Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wood, leather, metal, silk, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 5/8 x 5 7/8 x 2 7/8 in. ( 4.1 x 14.9 x 7.3 cm )
Description: 
Dovetail wooden spectacles box with sliding removable lid, containing a variety of personal items; lid has adress label affixed to one side, vendor's information stamped on opposite side; personal items include 2 coin purses with metal snap fasteners, (rr) piece of red, white and blue silk ribbon tied in a knot at the center; metal letter "S"; and (tt) an election roster printed on a piece of paper.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number: 
INV.8671oo-uu
Marks: 
stamped: upper left corner of lid near address label: "FRAGILE" printed: upper left corner of address label on lid: "From / Dr. John J. Hogan. / Physical Eye Specialist. / 15 West 23rd Street, / Fifth Ave. Bldg, New York." handwritten: lower right cor
Gallery Label: 
This spectacles box containing personal items was among the items found in the footlocker of William H. Paine, who served as a surveyor with the Army engineers 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.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
40810
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Miniature flag

Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Linen, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall (rolled): 3/8 x 5/8 x 5 in. (1 x 1.6 x 12.7 cm) Overall (unrolled): 1/4 x 6 3/4 x 5 in. (0.6 x 17.1 x 12.7 cm)
Description: 
Horizontal rectangular linen flag on wooden dowel pole (dowel broken); yellow printed image at the center, of a lyre with shamrock garland below.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number: 
INV.8671nn
Gallery Label: 
This minature flag was among the items found in the footlocker of William H. Paine, who served as a surveyor with the Army engineers during the Civil War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
40808
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Miniature flag

Date: 
Ca. 1883
Medium: 
Silk, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 0.6 x 7 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Miniature silk U.S. flag on metal flag pole; red and white stripes list various Civil War battlefield sites; on flag pole with banner next to round finial.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number: 
INV.8671ww
Marks: 
printed: on banner, top: "FOURTEENTH REGIMENT, 1862-1883." printed: across stripes: "BULL RUN. / BINN'S HILL. / SPOTTSYLVANIA C. H. / RAPPAHANNOCK STATION. / SULPHUR SPRINGS. / GAINESVILLE. / GROVETON. MANASSAS PLAINS. / CHANTILLY. SOUTH MOUNTAIN. ANT
Gallery Label: 
This minature U.S. flag was among the items found in the footlocker of William H. Paine, who served as a surveyor with the Army engineers during the Civil War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1883
eMuseum Object ID: 
40807
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Strap

Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, metal
Dimensions: 
overall (as rolled): 1 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 4 1/8 in. ( 2.9 x 9.8 x 10.5 cm )
Description: 
Brown leather strap with 9 perferated holes, leather-covered buckle frame with single metal tongue.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number: 
INV.8671ll
Gallery Label: 
This leather strap was among the items found in the footlocker of William H. Paine, who served as a surveyor with the Army engineers 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.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
40771
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Grape shot

Date: 
1800-1870
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Round metal grape shot.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number: 
INV.8671kk
Gallery Label: 
This grape shot was among the items found in the footlocker of William H. Paine, who served as a surveyor with the Army engineers 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.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
40770
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Medal in box

Date: 
1865
Medium: 
Plastic, silk, bronze, other metal
Dimensions: 
overall (in case): 1 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 8.6 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Circular bronze medal in decorative plastic case; medal depicts a female alegorical figure on one side holding a pole in one hand a wreath in the opposite, set amongst a spinning wheel and shuttle, a bundle of wheat, spread eagle, shield, caduceus and a cornucopia, with sailing ship in the background; opposite side with spread eagle at the top with banner in its beak, remaining portion with leaf garland border, inscription at the center; dark brown molded plastic case hinged along one side, decorated with arabesque at the center surrounded by leaf garland, smooth sides; inside formed to house medal with purple and crimson velvet.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number: 
INV.8671hh-ii
Marks: 
cast: on side with allegorical figure: "AMERICAN INSTITUTE / NEW-YORK" cast: on banner in eagle's beak: "AWARDED TO" engraved: across center of side cast with eagle: "Wm. H. Paine, / for a / Surveyors / Measure & Case / 1865"
Gallery Label: 
This medal was awarded by the American Institute to William H. Paine, for his surveyor's measure and case. Paine served as a Lt. Col. as a surveyor with the Army engineers during the Civil War, 1862-1865. 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 items found in his footlocker.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
40768
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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