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Torch light

Date: 
1830-1880
Medium: 
Wood, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 66 x 9 in. ( 167.6 x 22.9 cm )
Description: 
Wood and brass torch light; cylindrical wood shaft with brass eagle fastened to U-shaped wire swivel at top.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.589
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
40385
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Revolutionary War spontoon

Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 84 x 2 3/4 in. ( 213.4 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Wood and iron spontoon; cylindrical wooden shaft with cone buttcap at end, and crossbar below leaf-shaped point with median ridge at top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Otto von Kienbusch
Object Number: 
1962.39
Gallery Label: 
According to accesion records, this spontoon is believed to have come from Elmira in northern New York State.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
40383
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

U.S. marked pike naval yard Washington "J.T." inspector LABEL SHOULD BE PROTECTED

Date: 
1850-1862
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 91 x 1 3/8 in. ( 231.1 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Wood and iron pike; cylindrical wooden shaft with tapered, rectangular point fastened to top; stamped marks on blade; paper label affixed to shaft middle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J.W. Livingston
Object Number: 
1886.8
Marks: 
stamped: point: "US/N.Y.W./JT" (U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.; JT is the name of a gov't inspector) written: label: "Boarding pike..............."
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this boarding pike was salvaged from wreck of the Union frigate Cumberland, after its destruction by the Confederate ironclad Merrimack in 1862 off Hampton Roads, Virginia during the Civil War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1862
eMuseum Object ID: 
40380
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cup

Date: 
1850-1865
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 8.9 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Brass camp stove; cylindrical pot.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Walter S. Poor
Object Number: 
1944.249
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
40356
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Haversack

Date: 
1914-1918
Medium: 
Cotton, leather, brass, bone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 x 16 1/2 in. ( 35.6 x 41.9 cm )
Description: 
Cotton, leather, brass, and bone haversack; stitched, fatigue cotton bag with brown leather bottom, pocket that fastens to bone button on back of bag, small pocket on left side, shoulder strap fastened to brass swivel snaps on top, and flap with two leather straps that fasten to buckles on front bottom; pocket stitched to inside of bag and inscribed label to inside of flap; printed mark on flap interior.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John H. Marsching, 1948
Object Number: 
INV.12022g
Marks: 
printed: flap interior: "IST LT. J.H. MARSCHING/AMER. EXP. FORCE/NOV. 20, 1917/FRANCE" stitched: label: "WATERPROOFERS & INDIARUBBER/MANUFACTURERS/Walkley & Co./425 STRAND /LONDON, W.C."
Gallery Label: 
According to an attached label, this haversack was used by Major John H. Marsching during World War I.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1918
eMuseum Object ID: 
40267
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Kalinga Head Ax

Date: 
ca. 1902
Medium: 
Steel. wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 5/8 in. ( 34.9 x 21.6 x 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Axe with steel head and wooden handle; head with incurving cutting edge opposite incurving back edge which narrows to a slender spike, and slightly tapered cylindrical mount; carved handle with projecting piece near mid-point and conical tip.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. James G. Harbord
Object Number: 
1948.608
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this object, which is there described as a "Calinga head axe," was acquired by the donor's husband, Colonel James Guthrie Harbord (1866-1947), while serving as Assistant Chief of Philippines Constabulary, U. S. Army, from 1903 to 1914.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1902
eMuseum Object ID: 
40262
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Ax head and handle

Date: 
ca. 1092
Medium: 
Steel, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 3/4 x 5 x 1 in. ( 50.2 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Axe with steel head and wooden handle; roughly trapezoidal head with small curved extension at upper corner opposite cutting edge; straight handle, oval in cross section, with steel collar below head.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. James G. Harbord
Object Number: 
1948.609ab
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this object was acquired by the donor's husband, Colonel James Guthrie Harbord (1866-1947), while serving as Assistant Chief of Philippines Constabulary, U. S. Army, from 1903 to 1914.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1092
eMuseum Object ID: 
40121
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cannon

Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Iron, wood, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 3/4 x 15 3/8 in. ( 40 x 39.1 cm )
Description: 
Iron, wood, and brass cannon; four wooden wheels fastened to rectangles at bottom of stepped, rectangular wooden carriage with iron cannon attached to swivels in center; two brass stars riveted to front of two top steps on both sides, brass anchor riveted to block at front center, and domed lion's heads to both bottom steps; circular brass cap with domed lion's head enclosed by roped border on front, with two tongs on back that slide into mouth of cannon.
Object Number: 
INV.11763
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
40061
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Gauntlet

Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 x 6 1/4 in. ( 33 x 15.9 cm )
Description: 
Leather gauntlet; buff leather with flared wrist.
Object Number: 
520
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
39931
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Gauntlet

Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 x 6 1/4 in. ( 33 x 15.9 cm )
Description: 
Leather gauntlet; buff leather with flared wrist.
Object Number: 
519
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
39930
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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