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Historical Artifacts

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Title Related People Date Object Number
Ribbon
ca. 1910
INV.4080.2
Ribbon
ca. 1928
INV.4793
Ribbon
ca. 1858
INV.2871.3
Yellow Ribbon
ca. 1900
INV.4123
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
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
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 Badge Description Document
ca. 1930
INV.2561
Centennial ribbon
ca. 1876
INV.11725
Ribbon
1939
1941.1097
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
Paper lantern
1954.55[dup]
Pen
2003
2004.33.2
Card holder
2003
2004.19.1
Ribbon
late 19th - early 20th century
INV.2117
Ribbon
ca. 1916
Z.2229
Advertising ribbon
ca. 1900
INV.1731.1
Centennial ribbon
1876
INV.2878
Ribbon
ca. 1900
INV.2120
Ribbon
ca. 1907
INV.7331
Ribbon
ca. 1910
INV.7333
Ribbon
ca. 1900
INV.4365.9
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
ca. 1928
INV.2791.4
Sargent Kendall Jackson 1926 Ribbon with Medal
ca. 1926
1956.217
Ribbon
late 19th - early 20th century
INV.1714
Ribbon
ca. 1901
1940.456
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
Ribbon
1889-1893
INV.7222.1
Political ribbon
1889-1893
INV.7222.2
Political ribbon
1889-1893
INV.7222.3
Civil Defense Volunteer Organization Uniform
1942-1945
1946.89a-c
Button
1941.494b
Am I Not a Woman & a Sister
1838
2006.21.1
Am I Not a Man & a Brother
ca. 1800
2006.21.2
Ceremonial New York City street sign for Frederick Douglass Landing
2005
2006.25
Mounted Animal specimen: Bat
1849
Z.3296.2
Victor's Cafe '52
ca. 1980-2007
2007.6.226
Advertisement for Oriental Mixture Tobacco
PR.031.FF.TOBSMK.ORIE
Barnum & Bailey poster "Cleopatra, Egypt’s Beautiful Queen," 1912
1912
PR.067.2
Barnum & Bailey poster "Imre Kiralfy’s Columbus",1891
1891
PR.067.1
Laurens Cigarettes advertisement
PR.031.111.CIGMAN.LAUR
Half Pounds tobacco advertisement
PR.031.112.TOB.MISC.HALF
Buchanan & Lyall tobacco advertisement
PR.031.112.MFRAL.BUCH
Orient Insurance Co. advertisement, 1886
1866
PR.031.129.INS.MISC.ORIENT
Advertisement for Radway’s Ready Relief
1860
PR.031.126.RES.RAD
Bookmark
1863
2008.3a
Bookmark
1878
2008.3b
Bookmark
1887
2008.3c
Bookmark
1890
2008.3d
Bookmark
1890
2008.3e
Bookmark
1890
2008.3g
Bookmark
1892
2008.3h
Bookmark
1892
2008.3i
Bookmark
1892
2008.3j
Bookmark
1892
2008.3k
Bookmark
1863
2008.3l
Bookmark
1893
2008.3m
Bookmark
1893
2008.3o
Bookmark
1893
2008.3p
Bookmark
1893
2008.3q
Bookmark
1890
2008.3r
Advertisement
1892
2008.3s
Bookmark
1963
2008.3t
Bookmarks (2)
1976
2008.3u
Bookmark
ca. 1976
2008.3v
Peace sign candle
ca. 1965
2008.12
Barack Obama
2008
2008.13.1.1
Hillary Clinton
2008
2008.13.2.1
Silk ribbon from the Erie Canal celebration, New York City
1825
2008.14.1
Silk ribbon from the Croton Aqueduct Celebration, New York City, 1842
1842
2008.14.2
Silk ribbon from the French Revolution celebration, New York City
1830
2008.14.3
John McCain
2008
2008.13.3.1
Wilson/Caso
1974
2008.18.1.1
Kennedy/Cope
1960
2008.18.1.2
HUMPHREY/ FOR/ PRESIDENT
1968
2008.18.1.3
LABOR/ FOR/ CAREY
1974
2008.18.1.4
PAUL/ CURRAN/ FOR/ GOVERNOR
1982
2008.18.1.5
Moynihan For Senate
1982
2008.18.1.6
O!Dwyer /FOR/ U.S.SENATE
1974
2008.18.1.7
STANLEY SIMON/ THE BRONX
1984
2008.18.1.8
BORO/STANLEY/SIMON/PRESIDENT
1984
2008.18.1.9
Duryea/ for Governor
1974
2008.18.1.10
Vote/ LaGuardia /American Labor
1937
2008.18.1.11
ELECT/BUCKLEY/VOTE CONSERVATIVE/COLUMN "D"
1965
2008.18.1.12
IN NEW YORK/VOTE/CONSERVATIVE/IN NOVEMBER
1965
2008.18.1.13
HALLEY
1951
2008.18.1.14
I GAVE TO COPE, 1962, AFL-CIO
1962
2008.18.1.15
For Governor/ Carey
1974
2008.18.1.16
Bella for senate
1976
2008.18.1.17
FOUNDED IN 1847/CUNY/DESTROYED IN 197??/FREE TUITION/OPEN ADMISSIONS
1974
2008.18.1.18
WIN WITH/WAGNER
1954
2008.18.1.20
HUMPHREY
1968
2008.18.1.22
AFL-CIO COPE/FOR LBJ & HHH
1974
2008.18.1.23
BACK /IKE'S/PROGRAM
1956
2008.18.1.24
KENNEDY FOR PRESIDENT
1960
2008.18.1.25
FOR/WILLKIE/PRESIDENT
1940
2008.18.1.26
President/Nixon./Now more/than ever
1972
2008.18.1.27
STEVENSON/1960
1960
2008.18.1.28
STEVENSON
1956
2008.18.1.29
STEVENSON/KEFAUVER/WAGNER
1960
2008.18.1.30
Re-Elect/Carter/Mondale
1980
2008.18.1.31
FREEDOM DAY/FEB. 3/NO SCHOOL
1948
2008.18.1.32
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
1940
2008.18.1.33
AL/BLUMENTHAL/FOR/MAYOR
1973
2008.18.1.34
Abe/Hirschfeld/for U.S.Senate
1964
2008.18.1.35
NEW YORK CITY SHAKESPEARE TERCENTENARY CELEBRATION/ 1616/1916
1916
2008.18.2.1
Medal
1945
2008.18.2.2
Carving set
19th century
2008.28.1a-c
Save Grand Central: No more bited out of the Big Apple!
Z.3599.1
Save the Theatres
Z.3599.2
I am a friend of Cast Iron Architecture
Z.3599.3
"BACKSTAGE AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL"
Z.3599.4
Rosette with a portrait of Lincoln
Z.3583
The Checkered Game of Life
1866
2000.496b
Dresses Worn by the "First Ladies" of the White House (Paper Doll Cut-outs)
1937
2008.33
Tray
1964
2008.36.2
World's Fair Souvenir Scarf
1964
2008.36.3
World's Fair Souvenir Scarf
1964
2008.36.4
Set of three boxed puzzles
1964
2008.36.5
Captain William Bainbridge Naval Medal
1817
2008.42.173
Medal
1813
2008.42.175
Cyrus Field Medal
1858
2008.42.197
Metis shipwreck
1875
2008.42.213
New York City souvenir hot pad
ca. 1939
2008.39.1
New York City souvenir hot pad
ca. 1939
2008.39.2
New York World's Fair souvenir hot pad
ca. 1939
2008.39.3
New York World's Fair souvenir hot pad
ca. 1939
2008.39.4
New York City souvenir hot pad
ca. 1939
2008.39.5
The Circle of Friends of the Medallion 1st Issue
1909
2008.42.313
Medal
1902
2008.42.341
Medal
1913
2008.42.348ab
Medal
ca. 1912
2008.42.349
State Department Lifesaving Medal
1862
2008.42.368
Joseph Francis Lifesaving Medallion
1890
2008.42.370
Medal
1908
2008.42.371
State Department Lifesaving Medal
ca. 1861
2008.42.382
Medal
ca. 1850
2008.42.383
Metal printing plates (2)
ca. 1839
2008.42.411
Militia jacket
ca. 1861
1934.145b
G.B. McClellan pin
Z.3605
Parker-Davis button
Z.3606
16/1
1896
Z.3607
Pin
Z.3608
American flag
Z.3611
Long May It Wave American Flag pin-back button
Z.3613
Navy badge
Z.3615
Badge
Z.3617
Pin-back button
Z.3619
Silver star badge
Z.3620
Pin-back button
Z.3621
American flag pin
Z.3622
Campaign button
Z.3623
Medalet
1832
Z.3624
"A NEW BEGINNING IN '88/DUKAKIS-BENTSEN"
Z.3625
Medal
Z.3626
Fields Borough President button
Z.3627
"PART OF/THE WAY WITH/LBJ"
Z.3628
"EAST SIDE/WEST SIDE/WANTS WILLKIE"
Z.3629
Landon/Knox political button
Z.3631
"ROOSEVELT/FOR/EX/PRESIDENT"
Z.3632
Barack Obama button
2008
2009.3.1
Pin-back button
2008
2009.4.1
Pin-back campaign button
2008
2009.4.2
Rudy Giuliani button
2008
2009.4.3
Pin-back button
2008
2009.4.4
Pin-back button
2008
2009.5.2
Pin-back button
2008
2009.5.5
Identification Token
Z.3633
Pin-back button
Z.3635
Avis Rent a Car button
Z.3637
Pin-back button
Z.3638
Pin-back button
Z.3639
Pin-back button
Z.3640
Pin-back button
Z.3641
Insignia
ca. 1860s
2009.9.1a
Buttons
Early 20th century
2009.10.1a-j
Pin-back button
1960
2009.13.1
Pin-back button
1988
2009.13.2
Pin-back button
1972
2009.13.3
Rain bonnet
2009.13.8ab
Napkin
1957
2009.13.9
Barack Obama
2008
2008.13.1.2
Barack Obama
2008
2008.13.1.3
Hillary Clinton
2008
2008.13.2.2
John McCain
2008
2008.13.3.2
Pin-back button
ca. 1974
2009.8.13
Pin-back button
ca. 1975
2009.8.14
I was There ,2009 Inauguration, Obama, Biden
2009
2009.4.5
Yes We Did
2009
2009.15
Political button
2008.39.7
Political button
2008.39.8
Political button
2008.39.9
Political button
2008.39.10
Political button
2008.39.11
Political button
2008.39.12
Political button
2008.39.13
Political button
2008.39.15
Political button
2008.39.16
Political button
2008.39.17
Political button
2008.39.18
Political button
2008.39.19
Political button
2008.39.20
Political button
2008.39.23
Political button
2008.39.24
Political button
2008.39.25
Political button
2008.39.26
Political button
2008.39.28
Political button
2008.39.29
Political button
2008.39.30
Political button
2008.39.31
Political button
2008.39.32
Political button
2008.39.33
Political button
2008.39.34
Political button
1964
2008.39.35
Political button
1964
2008.39.36
Political button
1964
2008.39.37
Political button
1964
2008.39.38
Political button
July 10, 1976
2008.39.39
Political button
1976
2008.39.40
Political button
1976?
2008.39.41
Political button
1976
2008.39.42
Political button
1976
2008.39.43
Political button
1976
2008.39.44
Political button
1974
2008.39.46
Political button
1964
2008.39.47
Political button
1964
2008.39.48
Political button
1964
2008.39.49
Political button
1964
2008.39.50
Political button
1992
2008.39.52
Political button
1992
2008.39.53
Political button
1974
2008.39.54
Political button
1974
2008.39.55
Political button
1964
2008.39.56
Political button
1968
2008.39.57
Political button
1968
2008.39.59
Political button
1968
2008.39.60
Political button
late 1950s-early1970s
2008.39.61
Political button
1950s-1970s
2008.39.62
Political button
1950s-1970s
2008.39.64
Political button
1970
2008.39.65
Political button
1948
2008.39.68
Political button
1960s
2008.39.69
Political button
1960s
2008.39.71
Political button
1970
2008.39.72
Political button
1960s
2008.39.73
Political button
1964
2008.39.74
Political button
1960
2008.39.75
Political button
1984
2008.39.76
Political button
1996
2008.39.78
Political button
1972
2008.39.79
Political button
1970s-1990s
2008.39.80
Political button
1966
2008.39.82
Political button
early 20th c.
2008.39.83
Political button
1940s
2008.39.85
Political button
1940s
2008.39.86
Political button
20th c.
2008.39.87
Political button
20th c.
2008.39.88
Political button
1970
2008.39.89
Political button
20th c.
2008.39.90
Political button
1970
2008.39.92
Political button
1980s
2008.39.93
Pin-back button
2009
2009.17
political/cultural button
Z.3648
poitical button
Z.3649
cultural button
Z.3650
Keith Haring button
2008.13.4a-f
Keith Haring button
2008.13.5a, b
Keith Haring
2008.13.6a-c
Keith Haring button
2008.13.8
World's Fair Souvenir Plate
1960s
2008.36.7
1964-1965 New York World's Fair
2008.36.8
1964-1965 New York World's Fair
2008.36.9
NYC2012 Candidate City/100 Days Until the Decision/July 6, 2005
2005
2009.6.5
Mike Farrell Presents THE BROADWAY GAME
1981
2009.11
Ghettopoly
2002
2009.14
Key
1948
Z.3661.1
New York Sun
ca. 2000
2009.22.1
New York Sun
ca. 2000
2009.22.2
Button
1997.6.150
Pin-back button
Z.3671
Napkin
Z.3676
U.S. Sloop of War "Hornet"
1935
2009.23
Bassinet
1940
2009.24
"Harry's New York Bar"
2009.25.2
"Official New York World's Fair 1964-1965 3 Minute Timer"
1964-1965
2009.26.1ab
"Official New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Perpetual Calendar"
1964-1965
2009.26.2ab
"1964-1965 New York World's Fair Daily Dime Bank"
1964-1965
2009.26.4
Pencil
1964-1965
2009.26.5
Souvenir pin-ball game
ca. 1968
2009.27.2
Puzzle
1960-1970
2009.27.3ab
"In God We Trust, Obama"
2009
2009.31.1
"1/20/09"
2009
2009.31.2
"Obama' 08"
2008
2009.31.3
"Use with Good Judgement, Obama Condoms"
2009
2009.32.1
"Hope Is Note A Form of Protection, Obama Condoms"
2009
2009.32.2
"The Ultimate Stimulus Package, Obama Condoms"
2009
2009.32.3
Time For A Real Hero
2009
2009.42.1
McCain Button
2009
2009.42.2
McCain '08
2009
2009.42.3
Rubber stamp
2009
2009.42.4
Shopping Bag
2009
2009.43.1
Barack Obama: 44th President
2009
2009.43.2
La Cote Basque
2008.47.4
Clos Normand
2008.47.5
L'Aiglon
2008.47.6
Chez Vito
2008.47.7
Chez Vito
2008.47.8
The Magic Pan Creperie
2008.47.9
Quo Vadis
2008.47.10
Le Moal
2008.47.11
L'Etoile
2008.47.12
Copain Restaurant
2008.47.13
Faisan D'or
2008.47.14
Le Vert-galant
2008.47.15
Le Madrigal
2008.47.16
Maud "Chez Elle"
2008.47.17
La Toque Blanche
2008.47.18
Voisin
2008.47.19
Brasserie
2008.47.20
Le Pavillon
2008.47.21
Versailles
2008.47.22
La Cocotte
2008.47.23
Divan Parisien
2008.47.24
Au Canari D'Or
2008.47.25
La Bourgogne
2008.47.26
Le Marmiton
2008.47.27
Le Veau d'or
2008.47.28
Le Bistro
2008.47.29
La Grande Cuisine de France Restaurants
2008.47.30
La Fonda Del Sol
2008.47.31
El Toro Marisqueria
2008.47.32
Trattoria
2008.47.33
Delsomma
2008.47.34
Mario's Villa d'este
2008.47.35
Puccini Restaurant
2008.47.36
Bianchi and Margherita
2008.47.37
Mediterranee
2008.47.38
Sardi's
2008.47.39
Sardi's East
2008.47.40
Italian Pavilion
2008.47.41
Mamma Leone's
2008.47.42
Alfredo
2008.47.43
Sea-Fare of the Aegean
2008.47.44
Verdi
2008.47.45
The Rainbow Grill
2008.47.46
Luchow's Restaurant
2008.47.47
Luchow's
2008.47.48
Al and Dick
2008.47.49
Peter's Backyard Restaurant
2008.47.50
Danny's Hide-A-Way
2008.47.51
Gallagher's Steak House
2008.47.52
Old Homestead Steak House
2008.47.53
Chandler's Restaurant
2008.47.54
Hickory House
2008.47.55
Scoop
2008.47.56
Downing Square
2008.47.57
Pen & Pencil
2008.47.58
FRANKIE and JOHNNIE'S Restaurant
2008.47.59
Envoy
2008.47.60
Gilmore's Steak House
2008.47.61
Manny Wolf's Chop House
2008.47.62
Assembly Restaurant
2008.47.63
The Russian Tea Room
2008.47.64
Act II
2008.47.65
Candy Striped Barberry Room
2008.47.66
The Cortile
2008.47.67
Lindy's
2008.47.68
The Ground Floor
2008.47.69
Reubens, That's All
2008.47.70
SHERRY'S 1890
2008.47.71
King Henri IV
2008.47.72
Harvey's Chelsea Restaurant
2008.47.73
IMPERIALE RESTAURANT
2008.47.74
Tête-à-tête
2008.47.75
L'Armorique
2008.47.76
The White Turkeys
2008.47.77
MERCURIO
2008.47.78
Restaurant Drury Lane
2008.47.79
Janssen's
2008.47.80
Top of the Sixes
2008.47.81
The Sign of the Dove
2008.47.82
The Toast
2008.47.83
THREE CROWNS RESTAURANT
2008.47.84
Press Box
2008.47.85
Louise Jr.
2008.47.86
Fred's
2008.47.87
Parsley's Restaurant
2008.47.88
Village Barn
2008.47.89
Cavanagh's
2008.47.90
Asti
2008.47.91
The Nip
2008.47.92
Zucca's
2008.47.93
Spindletop Restaurant
2008.47.94
Chandler's Restaurant
2008.47.95
THE STOCK YARDS
2008.47.96
THE COFFEE MILL
2008.47.97
ORIGINAL BILL'S GAY NINETIES CAFE & RESTAURANT
2008.47.98
THE CATTLEMAN
2008.47.99
Game Cock
2008.47.100
One fifth avenue
2008.47.101
Promenade Cafe
2008.47.102
Hamburg Heaven
2008.47.103
El borracho
2008.47.104
NEW YORK'S FAMOUS IRISH RESTAURANTS
2008.47.105
The Baroque
2008.47.106
THE GINGER MAN
2008.47.107
Ernie's
2008.47.108
Restaurant Nippon
2008.47.109
KABUKI Restaurant
2008.47.110
BARBETTA
2008.47.111
ORSO
2008.47.112
"EL MOROCCO"
2008.47.113
PAPA LOU'S
2008.47.114
Leone's
2008.47.115
Gaucho Room
2008.47.116
THE FORUM OF THE TWELVE CAESARS
2008.47.117
Stockholm Restaurant
2008.47.118
INN OF THE CLOCK
2008.47.119
Finland House
2008.47.120
Max Loew's Viennese Lantern
2008.47.121
Camelot
2008.47.122
The Golden Door
2008.47.123
The Town House Restaurant
2008.47.124
Peacock Alley, The Waldorf-Astoria
2008.47.125
The Roundtable
2008.47.126
THE PENTHOUSE RESTAURANT
2008.47.127
The Left Bank
2008.47.128
Patio
2008.47.129
Cavaliere
2008.47.130
Mandarin House
2008.47.131
United States Lines
2008.47.132
Empress Chinese Cuisine
2008.47.133
50th Anniversary, Belmont Park
2008.47.134
Al Schacht Restaurant
ca. 1960
2008.47.135
FALA
2008.47.136
Beatrice Inn
2008.47.137
Prince George Hotel
2008.47.138
The Monk's Inn
2008.47.139
Serendipity 3
2008.47.140
Mormando Restaurant
2008.47.141
The Cork Store
2008.47.142
Osteria Del Circo
2008.47.143
The Towers
2008.47.144
Stork Club
2008.47.145
The Princeton Club of New York
2008.47.146
Harmonie Club New York
2008.47.147
The Playboy Club
2008.47.148
4-40 Club
2008.47.149
"21"
2008.47.150
"21"
2008.47.151
Rainbow Room
2008.47.152
Hotel Astor
2008.47.153
Golden Jubilee, Hotel Astor
2008.47.154
The Maisonette
2008.47.155
Hotel St. Regis
2008.47.156
King Cole Bar
2008.47.157
Park Lane New York
2008.47.158
The Barclay
2008.47.159
The Town House
2008.47.160
Cafe de la Paix
2008.47.161
Hicks
2008.47.162
Rue Des Gourmets
2008.47.163
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