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Historical Artifacts

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Title Related People Date Object Number
Ribbon
ca. 1930
INV.2308.4
Ribbon
ca. 1930
INV.2308.5
Republican County Committee Badge
1904
Z.3421.1
Campaign ribbon
1904
Z.3421.2
Campaign ribbon
1904
Z.3421.3
Pair of doll shoes
1870-1880
2004.47.21ab
Doll hat
1870-1880
2004.47.22
Doll hat
1870-1880
2004.47.25
Doll hat
1950-2000
2004.47.26
Doll corset
1870-1880
2004.47.28ab
Doll bustle
1870-1880
2004.47.29
Pair of doll stockings
1870-1880
2004.47.31ab
Doll parasol
1870-1880
2004.47.33
Centennial ribbon
1876
INV.3159
Centennial ribbon
1876
INV.2795
Ribbon
ca. 1900
INV.5525
Ribbon
1887
INV.10710
Badge
1883
INV.10714
Commemorative ribbon
After 1865
INV.2784
Ribbon
1893
1940.882
Ribbon
1891
INV.4150
Ribbons
INV.4365.1-.10
Political souvenir
1904
Z.3421.4
Republican County Committee Badge
ca. 1900
Z.2077.1
Ribbon
ca. 1900
Z.2077.2
Set of 2 General William H. Harrison Memorial Ribbons
1841 or later
INV.2864.1-.2
Ribbon
1841 or later
INV.2864.1
Ribbon
1841 or later
INV.2864.2
Bookmark with document
1863 or later
2351
Set of 2 General William H. Harrison Memorial Ribbons
1841 or later
INV.2867.1-.2
Ribbon
1841 or later
INV.2867.1
Ribbon
1841 or later
INV.2867.2
Doll purse
1870-1880
2004.47.35
Pair of doll gloves
1870-1880
2004.47.36ab
Pair of doll gloves
1870-1880
2004.47.38ab
Doll handkerchief
1870-1880
2004.47.39
Doll handkerchief
1870-1880
2004.47.41
Doll fan
1870-1880
2004.47.43
Doll tiara
1870-1880
2004.47.45
Doll's pocket watch
1870-1880
2004.47.47
Ribbon with envelope
ca. 1854
INV.4597
Set of 2 Union League Club Presidential Reception Ribbons
ca. 1897
INV.3114.1-.2
Union League Club Presidential Reception Ribbon
ca. 1897
INV.3114.1
Union League Club Presidential Reception Ribbon
ca. 1897
INV.3114.2
Ribbon
ca. 1917
Z.2236
Badge
ca. 1907
INV.2283
Ribbon
ca. 1907
1942.144.1
Campaign ribbon
1906
1942.144.2
Set of 4 Citizens Union Badges
ca. 1894
INV.11820.1-.4
Ribbon
ca. 1894
INV.11820.1
Society of Old Brooklynites Badge
ca. 1880
INV.2566
Y.M.D.C. Campaign Badge
1870 or later
INV.2267
Set of 2 General William H. Harrison Memorial Ribbons
1841 or later
INV.2868.1-.2
Ribbon
1841 or later
INV.2868.1
Ribbon
1841 or later
INV.2868.2
Badge
1852
INV.2667B
Ribbon
1834 or later
INV.2877.1
Commemorative ribbon
1848
INV.4356
Ribbon
1828
INV.2562
Ribbon
1834
INV.2877.2
Commemorative ribbon
1885
INV.4576
Ribbon
1848
INV.4367
Doll's necklace
1870-1880
2004.47.48
Girl Scout badges
2001
2004.36.1-4
Ship's bell from the "General Slocum"
ca. 1891
2005.8
Pair of child's shoes
ca. 1904
2004.26.2
Baby shoe
ca. 1900
2004.26.3
Baby shoe
ca. 1903
2004.26.5
Pair of ear pendants
ca. 1904
2004.26.6
Ribbon
ca. 1900
INV.1734
Ribbon pin
ca. 1883
INV.2251
Ribbon pin
1892
INV.4795
Document fragment
ca. 1900
INV.4796
Ribbon pin
1892
INV.4786
Ribbon pin
1891
INV.1703
Set of 2 Ribbons with Pin
ca. 1910
INV.4080.1-.2
Ribbon
ca. 1910
INV.4080.1
Ribbon
ca. 1910
INV.4080.2
Ribbon
ca. 1928
INV.4793
Memorial ribbon
1885
INV.4096
William H. Seward Memorial Ribbon
1873
INV.4360
Envelope
1946
INV.3355A
Ribbon
1858 or later
INV.3355B
Ribbon pertaining to Cyrus Field
INV.2871.1
Ribbon
INV.2871.2
Ribbon
ca. 1858
INV.2871.3
Yellow Ribbon
ca. 1900
INV.4123
Mourning ribbon
1848
INV.4355
Mourning ribbon
ca. 1861
INV.1708
Commemorative ribbon
1865
INV.2896.1
Ribbon
1905
2004.26.7
Ribbon header
1905-6
2004.26.9
Ribbon header
1905-6
2004.26.10
Ribbon
2002
2004.26.12
Doll
ca.1904
2004.26.14
Doll
ca. 1904
2004.26.15
Ohio State Tramway Association Banquet Card and Menu
ca. 1889
INV.10709
Set of 2 Union League Club Ribbons
ca. 1900
INV.3121.1-.2
Ribbon
ca. 1900
INV.3121.1
Ribbon
ca. 1900
INV.3121.2
Badge
ca. 1916
Z.2240
Ribbon
ca. 1913
Z.1997
Ribbon
ca. 1915
Z.2228
Badge
ca. 1927
INV.1702
Ribbon pin
ca. 1909
INV.4291
Ribbon
ca. 1883
INV.2078
Button
Z.3423
Ribbon
1878
Z.3424
"A Greeting" Ribbon
1900-1920
Z.3425
Fugio cent
1787
2005.4.1
Ribbon Pin
ca. 1900
INV.1704
Ribbon
ca. 1900
1940.886
Ribbon
ca. 1900
INV.1723
Badge
ca. 1892
INV.1719
Set of 2 Schenectady Sunday School Celebration Ribbons
1800-1850
INV.2854.1-.2
Schenectady Sunday School Celebration Ribbon
1800-1850
INV.2854.1
Schenectady Sunday School Celebration Ribbon
1800-1850
INV.2854.2
Commemorative ribbon
ca. 1892
INV.2572
Ribbon
1800-1850
INV.2886
Ribbon Badge Description Document
ca. 1930
INV.2561
Centennial ribbon
ca. 1876
INV.11725
Ribbon
1939
1941.1097
Washington Monument Commemorative Ribbon
1847
INV.2855
George Washington Commemorative Ribbons
ca.1847; ca.1847; 1932
INV.2879
Washington and Lafayette The Battle Centennial Ribbon
1875
INV.2850
Paterson, NJ Centennial Ribbon
1892
INV.2794
Stash
1992
2004.41.1
Souvenir
2001-2002
2002.5.10
Ribbon
ca. 1878
INV.4651.3
Ribbon
late 19th - early 20th century
Z.2462
Ribbon
late 19th - early 20th century
INV.2796
Ribbon
1890-1920
INV.4573
Ribbon
ca. 1916
Z.2214
Ribbon
ca. 1930
INV.5170
Badge
ca. 1890
INV.10707
INV.4289.4
INV.4289.4
INV.4289.5
INV.4289.5
Paper lantern
1954.55[dup]
Commemorative Medal
1914-1919
1966.152
Group of 48 New-York Historical Society commemorative medals
1904
INV.4386.1-.48
Pen
2003
2004.33.2
Card holder
2003
2004.19.1
Fashion Design
2001
2004.36.4
Ribbon
late 19th - early 20th century
INV.2117
Ribbon
ca. 1916
Z.2229
Ribbon
INV.2888.4
Cigarette ribbon
INV.2898.4
Advertising ribbon
ca. 1900
INV.1731.1
Cigarette ribbon
INV.1732.2
Connecticut Historical Society 250th Anniversary Ribbon
1889
INV.4151
Centennial ribbon
1876
INV.2878
Battle of the Thames Commemorative Ribbon
ca. 1824
INV.6599
Ribbon
ca. 1900
INV.2120
Ribbon pin
ca. 1900
Z.3422.3
Launching of Battleship Florida Ribbon
1910
INV.2844
Souvenir fabric swatch from "The Gates," Central Park, New York 1979-2005
2004-2005
2005.5
Committee badge, George Washington inauguration centennial
1889
1945.153
Badge
1889
1952.436
Ribbon
ca. 1907
INV.7331
Ribbon
ca. 1910
INV.7333
Ribbon
ca. 1900
INV.4365.9
Badge
INV.4365.1
Ribbon
ca. 1875
INV.4365.3
Ribbon
ca. 1879
INV.4365.5
Ribbon
1850-1900
INV.4365.7
Ribbon
ca. 1928
INV.2791.2
Ribbon
INV.2791.1
Ribbon
ca. 1928
INV.2791.4
Badge
INV.4283.6
Ribbon pin
ca. 1900
Z.3422.2
Ribbon
1888
INV.3092
Trade sign
2003.101
Centennial of Civil Government in the North West Ribbon
1888
INV.2556
Sign
2002.1.4837
Sign
2002.1.4838
Pacific Mills promotional textile
ca. 1876
2002.1.4839
Textile: A novel project
2002.1.4840
Promotional kercheif
2002.1.4841
Cigarette promotional textile
2002.1.4842
Yardage
2002.1.4844
Yardage
2002.1.4845
Yardage
2002.1.4846
Souvenir pillow cover
2002.1.4847
Badge in original box
1889
INV.3240
Badge
1889
1942.253a
Badge
1889
1942.253d
Badge
1889
1942.253f
Badge
1889
1942.253g
Sargent Kendall Jackson 1926 Ribbon with Medal
ca. 1926
1956.217
Set of 2 U.S. Sanitary Commission Ribbons
1914-1918
INV.2787.1-.2
Ribbon
late 19th - early 20th century
INV.1714
Ribbon
ca. 1901
1940.456
Set of 2 Tobacco Wrappers
let 19th - early 20th century
INV.13927.1-.2
Ribbon
ca. 1890
INV.2857
Ribbon
late 19th - early 20th century
INV.2199
Campaign ribbon
ca. 1888
Z.3412
Ribbon
1879 or later
Z.3413
Souvenir pillow cover
2002.1.4848
Tablecloth or cover
2002.1.4849
Tablecloth or cover
2002.1.4850
Ribbon
1889-1893
INV.7222.1
Political ribbon
1889-1893
INV.7222.2
Political ribbon
1889-1893
INV.7222.3
Souvenir doily
1876
2002.1.4843
Democratic Whig Nominations
1849
Z.3437
Democratic Whig Nominations
1848
Z.3438
American Regular Nominations
1858
Z.3439
Badge
1889
1942.253h
Badge
1889
1942.253i
Badge
1889
1942.253j
Badge
1889
1942.253k
Badge
1889
1942.253m
Badge
1889
1942.253n
Doorknob from Fifth Avenue Building
ca. 1909
2005.10.1
Shoe button hook
ca. 1897-1914
2006.1
Dice set
ca. 1920-60
2006.2
Medal with Statue of Liberty
2004
2006.3
Ashtray
ca. 1939
2006.7.1
Yardgoods (2 lengths)
ca. 1939
2006.7.2.1-2
Jack Banning's Putt-Pins
ca. 1950-1960
2006.8a-d
Pin-back buttons (qty. 137): various social causes
2006.5.1-137
Placemat
ca. 2005
2006.12
ERA YES: We must ratify by 6/30/82, N.O.W.-N.Y. Button
2006.5.1
I Will Survive button
2006.5.4
It's not Kosher to be a male chauvinist pig button
2006.5.5
Equal Rights Amendment: Vote Yes button
2006.5.2
Equal partnership in marriage button
2006.5.6
Beauty without cruelty button
2006.5.7
Fur: Death in Agony button
2006.5.8
Hunter: Destroyer of Wildlife button
2006.5.9
Boycott fur-bearing people button
2006.5.10
Save the Humans button
2006.5.11
friends of animals, inc. n.y.c. button
2006.5.12
Let's clear the air! button
2006.5.13
environment! button
2006.5.14
make peace with nature button
2006.5.15
Environmental issues button
2006.5.16
Survival button
2006.5.17
Overpopulation is everybody's problem button
2006.5.18
Conserve Earth: Colonize Space button
2006.5.19
Pollution Kills! button
2006.5.20
Help! button
2006.5.21
Stop at two button
2006.5.22
Environment (Save it) button
2006.5.23
Earth control button
2006.5.24
North Atlantic Network button
2006.5.25
unloved unusual unknown button
2006.5.26
March on Pollution: April 4 button
2006.5.27
Recycle Button
2006.5.28
Defeat the Fetus Fetishists button
2006.5.3
Kiss me: I'm German button
2006.5.29
Kiss Me: I'm Italian button
2006.5.30
Blood is life: pass it on button
2006.5.31
German Power button
2006.5.32
British Power button
2006.5.33
Kiss me: I'm Swedish button
2006.5.34
Erin go Bragh button
2006.5.35
Honor America button
2006.5.36
Beef with Honor button
2006.5.37
Share the road safely button
2006.5.38
I am a Zionist button
2006.5.39
I am a Capitalist button
2006.5.40
Love it or leave it button
2006.5.41
Jesus is Alive button
2006.5.42
Religious button
2006.5.43
Happy Birthday: He careth for you button
2006.5.44
Eagle button
2006.5.45
A Happy 150th Birthday: Edison button
2006.5.46
Combat Liberalism pin
2006.5.47
Away with all pests pin
2006.5.48
The Royal Wedding, 29 July 1981 button
2006.5.49
No sex please: We're British button
2006.5.50
Star shaped pin
2006.5.51
The Great Diamond Giveaway button
2006.5.52
Laissez Faire: Don't tread on me button
2006.5.53
Think soup: La Potagerie button
2006.5.54
E.T. button
2006.5.55
Spock Button
2006.5.56
Come home America button
2006.5.57
Man of La Mancha button
2006.5.58
WABC $25,000 button
2006.5.59
WABC $25,000 button
2006.5.60
Clearwater Crew button
2006.5.61
Hunger Project button
2006.5.62
Backside Historical Society button
2006.5.63
The Castle: Bayside Historical Society button
2006.5.64
Municipal Art Society: New York Walks button
2006.5.65
South Street Seaport Museum button
2006.5.66
Support Your Local Police button
2006.5.67
U.S.S. Constitution button
2006.5.68
I am a Volunteer: NYC Health Department ribbon
2006.5.69
Starve a Rat Today button
2006.5.70
Operation Block Power: Better Block button
2006.5.71
We Like This Block button
2006.5.72
Teddy's Bearthday button
2006.5.73
I love New York button
2006.5.74
Hudson River Sloop Restoration Inc. Button
2006.5.75
New York, New York button
2006.5.76
New York Shakespeare Festival: Usher button
2006.5.77
Comicart Convention pin
2006.5.78
DD [heart] MoMA button
2006.5.79
Give Peace a Chance button
2006.5.80
The Future in Our Hand button
2006.5.81
Life of Earth, Stop Spending on Death button
2006.5.82
We want to live: Diasarm now button
2006.5.83
Flower of the anti-nuclear movement: Spiderwort button
2006.5.84
Peace button
2006.5.85
Dove button
2006.5.86
Shut Them DOwn: Mobilization for Survival button
2006.5.87
Work for Peace Ribbon
2006.5.88
Mobilization for survival button
2006.5.89
Students for Peace button
2006.5.90
Jobs with Peace button
2006.5.91
War is not healthy for children and other living things Button
2006.5.92
Peace with Honor button
2006.5.93
Continental Walk for Disarmament & Social Justice button
2006.5.94
Disarm Button
2006.5.95
Bread not Bombs Button
2006.5.96
Turn America Around Button
2006.5.97
Peace and Music Button
2006.5.98
Peace Button
2006.5.99
Ban the Bombers button
2006.5.100
Don't Pay War Taxes
2006.5.101
ABM is an EDSEL
2006.5.102
No Nukes Button
2006.5.103
Gulag Archipelago button
2006.5.104
Patchwork Majority button
2006.5.105
No Way: FDA Button
2006.5.106
No Confidence button
2006.5.107
An American Tragedy Button
2006.5.108
Chile Si, Junta No button
2006.5.109
March on: New York & L.A. button
2006.5.110
Free the Watergate 500 button
2006.5.111
MIA: MIssing or prisoner button
2006.5.112
Free Irish Political Prisoners Button
2006.5.113
P.O.W.'s never have a nice day button
2006.5.114
Silent no Longer button
2006.5.115
Peace for Biafra button
2006.5.116
Free own POW'S button
2006.5.117
No More! Witch Hunts we Resist button
2006.5.118
Stop 1984 in 1976 button
2006.5.119
NORML Button
2006.5.120
Emergency Aid to El Salvador button
2006.5.121
Free Hugo Blanco button
2006.5.122
Impeachment with Honor button
2006.5.123
El Salvador: Democratic Revolutionary Front Button
2006.5.124
Civil disobedience is Civil Defense button
2006.5.125
Freeze Nuclear Weapons button
2006.5.126
People's Peace Treaty
2006.5.127
Up Against the Wall, Commies button
2006.5.128
Silent Majority buttons
2006.5.129
Clenched fist button
2006.5.130
SOS button
2006.5.131
Women's power button
2006.5.132
Flag button
2006.5.133
Hands breaking rifle button
2006.5.134
Ladybug button
2006.5.135
Throw the buggers out button
2006.5.136
National Security Uber Alles button
2006.5.137
Civil Defense Volunteer Organization Uniform
1942-1945
1946.89a-c
Pin-back buttons (qty. 91): various political campaigns
2006.14.1-91
Pin-back buttons (qty. 91): various political campaigns
temp2006.14.1-91
Wallace '72 Button
2006.14.1
Wallace/LeMay Button
2006.14.2
Italian Americans for Ford Button
2006.14.3
Greek Americans for Ford button
2006.14.4
Czechoslovakians for Ford button
2006.14.5
German Americans for Ford Button
2006.14.6
Lithuanians for Ford
2006.14.7
Youth for Ford Button
2006.14.8
Taxi Drivers for Ford Button
2006.14.9
Yes Nixon: no jelly button
2006.14.10
Jackson Button
2006.14.11
Goldberg/Paterson Button
2006.14.12
udall button
2006.14.13
Drafted Button
2006.14.14
I love Pat button
2006.14.15
Labor for Nixon
2006.14.16
I am a Ford/Dole senior citizen button
2006.14.17
McGovern/Shriver button
2006.14.18
Kiss me, I'm for McGovern Button
1972
2006.14.19
18/21 My first vote: McGovern
2006.14.20
Urban Professionals for MccGovern/Shriver button
2006.14.21
McGovern Button
1972
2006.14.22
McGovern/Shriver button
2006.14.23
Vote Socialist Workers button
2006.14.24
Capitalism fouls things up button
2006.14.25
We the people want ... Jobs, Equality and Detente button
2006.14.26
Archie Bunker for President button
2006.14.27
Bunker in '72 button
2006.14.28
Howdy Doody for President Button
2006.14.29
I go Pogo Button
2006.14.30
Liz Holtzman for Senator Button
2006.14.31
Brooke: United States Senator button
2006.14.32
Buckley button
2006.14.33
Senator Buckley button
2006.14.34
Moynihan Button
2006.14.35
Moynihan Button
2006.14.36
Jim Buckley: The Senator Button
2006.14.37
Javits works for me button
2006.14.38
Javits button
20006.14.39
JVL button
2006.14.40
Ottinger for Senator button
2006.14.41
Senator Goodell Button
2006.14.42
Koch Button
2006.14.43
Dinkins button
2006.14.44
Beame Button
2006.14.45
Javits Button
2006.14.39
Marchi Battista Kelly Button
2006.14.46
Ed Koch Button
2006.14.47
Mario Cuomo for Mayor Button
2006.14.48
O'Dwyer Button
2006.14.49
Rudy Button
2006.14.50
Rudy Giuliani Button
2006.14.51
Hebrew Guiliani Button
2006.14.52
Korean Guiliani Button
2006.14.53
Biaggi for Mayor button
2006.14.54
Biaggi for Mayor Button
2006.14.55
Vote Biaggi for New York Button
2006.14.56
Mike for Mayor Button
2006.14.57
Mike button
2006.14.58
McCall/Mehiel Button
2006.14.59
Mary Anne Krupsak Button
2006.14.60
I'm for Malcolm Wilson Button
2006.14.61
Rockefeller button
2006.14.62
I'm a democrat from Rocky
2006.14.63
Samuels Button
2006.14.64
Governor Samuels button
2006.14.65
Ed Samuels button
2006.14.66
Elect Carey Governor Button
2006.14.67
Elect Nadjari button
2006.14.68
Conservative Keating Button
2006.14.69
Mario Cuomo Button
2006.14.70
Re-Elect McCall button
2006.14.71
Re-elect Goodman button
2006.14.72
Abrams Attorney General button
2006.14.74
Blumenthal/Clingan button
2006.14.73
Peter Lane pin
2006.14.75
Re-elect Frank Padavan Button
2006.14.76
Yes yes Nanette Dembitz button
2006.14.77
Cliff Wilson Cares Button
2006.14.78
Nolan button
2006.14.79
Susan Alter button
2006.14.80
David Weprin Button
2006.14.81
Re-elect Flack Button
2006.14.82
Re-elect Gunning Button
2006.14.83
Elect Pitaro button
2006.14.84
Re-elect Murphy button
2006.14.85
Di Falco button
2006.14.86
Sansivieri Button
2006.14.87
Re-elect Councilman Clingan
2006.14.88
Elect Robert Sikorski button
2006.14.89
Elect All Stabile Button
2006.14.90
Elect Peter Chanhales
2006.14.91
Elephant; symbol for Ichabod T. Williams & Sons
c. 1890
2006.16ab
Doll recovered from the World Trade Center Recovery Effort: Little Red
c. 2000
2006.17
Medallion w/ ribbon
1940.288
Washington Centennial Souvenier
1940.294
Pin
INV.6264
Medal: War with Spain
1845.51
Medal: Washington Hunt to Brig Gen J. Watts de Peyster
3391c.4
We want F.D.R. again
1940.698[dup]
Badge
1941.415[dup]
Pin w/ photo of McKinley
1941.496[dup]
Button
1941.494a
Button
1941.494b
Button
Z.2190[dup]
Button
1940.526[dup]
Button
1940.533[dup]
Button
1940.707a
Button
1940.707b
Ike in '56
INV.6880[dup]
Uncle Tom's Cabin [card game with box and 20 cards]
1852
LIB.YC.1852.Uncle
Chelsea Jeans
n.d.
2002.85.2
Am I Not a Woman & a Sister
1838
2006.21.1
Am I Not a Man & a Brother
ca. 1800
2006.21.2
Fugio cent
1787
INV.13869a
Fugio cent
1787
INV.13869d
Fugio cent
1787
INV.13869c
Fugio cent
1787
INV.13867a
Fugio cent
1787
INV.13879a
Fugio cent
1787
INV.13879b
Fugio cent
1787
INV.13879c
Cufflinks, pair
ca. 1939
2006.28.1a,b
Watch fob or key chain
ca. 1939
2006.28.2
Bookmark
ca. 1939
2006.28.3
Ceremonial New York City street sign for Frederick Douglass Landing
2005
2006.25
Re-Elect Betsy Gotbaum
ca. 2005
2006.22
Roundels from the West Side Highway, New York City
ca. 1931
2006.31.1-5
Jones' Prepared Paper for the Million
ca. 1868
2007.1
Great $15,000 race Coney Island Jockey Club, Sheepshead Bay.
1899
LIB.SY1899.no.14
Polka des Zouaves, composed for the Piano by Henry Prince
1856
LIB.M125a.Prince
New-York Fire Zouaves
1861
LIB.SY-B.1861.71
The 2d. N.Y. Fire Zouaves, 1862
LIB.SY-B.1862.265
The Crows that Met Me on the Boardwalk, Coney Island, N.Y.
PR.054.57.CI.CROWD
Dear Old Luna Park
1904
PR.031.8MUS.116.BLU
Down at Rockaway
1904
PR.031.8MUS.116.OAK
"All Roads Lead to the Café Martin"
PR.031.73SBK.3.MARTIN
Hangover Breakfast
PR.031.73SBK.3.BIRD
Untitled (Hotel Astor)
1909
PR.031.62.NYCREST-H.HOAST
Creative: Tronvig Group