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Looking glass

Date: 
1850-1865
Medium: 
Glass, pewter, iron, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/4 x 3 in. ( 0.6 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Glass, pewter, iron, and paper looking glass; circular mirror set inside pewter frame with stamped mark on back of frame in center encircled by wreath; lid lined with diamond-stamped purple paper on interior and with concentric circles on exterior mounted with iron swivel to back of frame.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Thomas A. Eddy
Object Number: 
1920.129s
Marks: 
stamped: back frame: "EP/PARIS"
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this looking glass was used during the Civil War by U.S. Major-General Abner Doubleday.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
39505
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cup: inscribed: L.B.S. Regt N.Y. 970

Date: 
1855-1866
Medium: 
Iron, tin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 6 x 11.4 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Tinned sheet iron cup with flaring sides, rolled lip, and loop handle.
Object Number: 
INV.6419
Marks: 
incised: beneath base: "LBS/Reg't/NY" struck: beneath base: "JADY & Cie/MEDAILLE D'OR"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1866
eMuseum Object ID: 
39493
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Knapsack

Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Leather, wood, cotton, iron, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/8 x 15 3/8 in. ( 33.3 x 39.1 cm )
Description: 
Leather, wood, cotton, iron, and brass knapsack; square wooden frame with black leather cover tacked to front and sides, blanket strap sewn at top, two shoulder straps riveted to top rear, and two iron buckles at bottom left side; two leather-covered canvas flaps on inside of knapsack, and black leather flap at rear with white canvas inner pocket and three straps that fasten to brass studs at bottom of knapsack; painted marks on flap and front.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Object Number: 
1937.257
Marks: 
painted: flap: "C.A. Schermerhorn./7th Comp. NG" (foliate) painted: front: "7"
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this knapsack was used by Charles A. Schermerhorn while a member of the National Guard New York.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
39487
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Souvenir collection in cardboard box

Date: 
1917-1920
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, metal, tobacco, glass, textile
Dimensions: 
box: 1 x 7 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 18.4 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Collection of World War I era souvenirs in cardboard candy box from Wallace, New York; collection includes five metal clothing (uniform?) buttons, twelve circular political buttons (including one attached to yellow ribbon, with slogan "VOTES FOR WOMEN"), paper and textile red cross emblems, a tiny book with cloth cover decorated with stars and stripes, two cloth-covered bar pins, a bracelet with oval tag stamped "AMERICAN / 2228 / Y.M.C.A.," a red and black felt patch with "XI" inscribed in a circle, two glass fragments, two metal bar pins, two cigars and one cigarette.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William A. Robbins, 1941
Object Number: 
Z.3055a-gg
Marks: 
handwritten in pencil: on paper wrapped around cigars and cigarette: "2 Cigars & a cigarette sent to / Otto . . . , German prisoner / from his home & given by [him?] / to me Feb. 1, 1919." handwritten in pencil: on scrap of paper inside envelope containi
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
39441
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Breadbag for haversack

Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 12 5/8 in. ( 26 x 32.1 cm )
Description: 
Cotton breadbag for haversack; white canvas bag with four slots that fasten to buttons on inside of haversack; handwritten mark on front of bag.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Object Number: 
1937.258
Marks: 
handwritten: bag front: "Chs A Schermerhorn."/Co. G"
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this bag was part of a haversack that was used by Charles A. Schermerhorn while a member of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
39412
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Camouflage cloth fragment

Date: 
ca. 1917
Medium: 
Textile, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 26 x 7.9 x 4.1 cm )
Description: 
Camouflage cloth fragment in brown paper wrapping bound with lavender cloth tape.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William A. Robbins, 1941
Object Number: 
Z.3052
Marks: 
handwritten in pencil: on wrapping: "Camaflage from / near Ft. Douamont[?]"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1917
eMuseum Object ID: 
39397
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cigarette lighter in box

Date: 
ca. 1917
Medium: 
Metal, cardboard
Dimensions: 
Box: 5/8 x 4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 1.6 x 10.2 x 5.4 cm ) Part (lighter): 2 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 1/4 in. (5.4 x 4.1 x 0.6 cm)
Description: 
Cigarette lighter with disk-shaped copper(?) body with relief decoration on obverse and reverse; obverse with a pair of half-length allegorical figures representing war and peace beneath inscription, "LA PAIX PAR LA VICTOIRE"; reverse with cannon superimposed on crossed flags; in rectangular white cardboard box with edges outlined in green and a silver cross emblem on center top of lid.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William A. Robbins, 1941
Object Number: 
Z.3046a-c
Marks: 
ink stamped: on underside of box lid: "MON LIÉGAULT / VDR BIDAULT SUC . . . / 11, Fg St Honore . . . / PARIS" in relief: on obverse of lighter: "LA PAIX PAR LA VICTOIRE"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1917
eMuseum Object ID: 
39358
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Knapsack

Date: 
1860-1875
Medium: 
Leather, wood, iron, brass, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 3/4 x 16 1/4 in. ( 32.4 x 41.3 cm )
Description: 
Leather, wood, iron, brass, and cotton knapsack; square wooden frame with black leather cover tacked to front and sides, two backstraps riveted to top rear with other ends fastened to iron buckles at left and right bottom, two buff leather blanket straps at top, and two buff shoulder straps sewn to rear and fastened with brass stud to breast and armpit straps; two leather-covered canvas flaps on inside of knapsack with four white canvas straps that tie together in center, and black leather flap at rear with white canvas inner pocket and three straps that fasten to brass studs at knapsack bottom; painted marks on front and flap; printed labels affixed to rear and printed mark on inside of shoulder strap.
Object Number: 
INV.8040
Marks: 
painted: flap: "L.B. SMITH./8th Co./N.G." printed: labels: "H" ; and "52" on second label. printed: inside shoulder strap: "L. BAYARD SMITH. 8th Co. 7th Regt N.Y.S.M." (8th Company, 7th Regt., NY State Militia
Gallery Label: 
This knapsack is of the type used by New York State Militia forces during the Civil War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
39330
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Knapsack

Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Leather, wood, iron, brass, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 x 15 1/2 in. ( 33 x 39.4 cm )
Description: 
Leather, wood, iron, brass, and cotton knapsack; square wooden frame with black leather cover tacked onto front and sides, two buff leather backstraps riveted to top rear with other ends fastened to iron buckles at left and right bottom, two buff leather shoulder straps sewn to top rear and fastened with brass stud to armpit and breast straps; black leather flap at rear with white canvas inner pocket and three straps on front that fasten to brass studs at bottom; white painted marks on flap and front.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin A. Whitfield
Object Number: 
1923.140a
Marks: 
painted: flap: "E.A. WHITFIELD./2d Co. N.G." painted: front: "7" (7th Regt., NY State Militia)
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this knapsack was used during the Civil War by Edwin A. Whitfield of the 7th Regiment, New York State Militia.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
39328
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cigarette case

Date: 
ca. 1917
Medium: 
Steel, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 1/2 in. ( 9.5 x 8.3 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Steel cigarette case; rectangular in shape with rounded corners; hinged lid with circular brass medallion with dog's head in relief inset in top left corner.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William A. Robbins, 1941
Object Number: 
Z.3054
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1917
eMuseum Object ID: 
39322
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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