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Historical Artifacts

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Title Related People Datesort icon Object Number
Emery board
ca. 1960-1970
2003.68.21
Paperweight
ca. 1960-1980
2002.1.58
Pin-back button
ca. 1960-1980
2011.22.6
Pin-back button
ca. 1960-1980
2011.22.10
Gentleman's costume: 1750
ca. 1961
1961.42
Lady's costume: 1665
ca. 1961
1961.43
Gentleman's costume: 1665
ca. 1961
1961.45
Gentleman's costume: 1620
ca. 1961
1961.7
Gentleman's costume: 1850
ca. 1961
1961.22
Lady of 1850
ca. 1961
1961.23
Gentleman's costume: 1860
ca. 1961
1961.26
Button
ca. 1961
2002.70.1
Button
ca. 1961
2003.64.38
SUPPORT CORE SIT-INS
ca. 1961
2003.64.43
Gentleman's costume: 1914
ca. 1962
1962.33
Gentleman's costume: 1797
ca. 1962
1962.38
Lady's costume: 1797
ca. 1962
1962.37
Lady's costume: 1939
ca. 1962
1962.55
Gentleman's costume: 1939
ca. 1962
1962.81
Gentleman's costume: 1928
ca. 1962
1962.21
Lady's costume: 1928
ca. 1962
1962.8
Lady's costume: 1720
ca. 1962
1962.31
Gentleman's costume: 1720
ca. 1962
1962.32
Gentleman's costume: 1892
ca. 1962
1962.34
Button
ca. 1962
2003.64.62
Button
ca. 1962
2003.64.58
Button
ca. 1962
2003.64.59
Button
ca. 1962
2003.64.60
Lady's costume: 1942
ca. 1963
1963.151
Lady's costume: 1685
ca. 1963
1963.18
Gentleman's costume: 1685
ca. 1963
1963.17
Gentleman's costume: 1835
ca. 1963
1963.11
Lady's costume: 1855
ca. 1963
1963.33
Lady's costume: 1835
ca. 1963
1963.6
Gentleman's costume: 1610
ca. 1963
1963.28
Gentleman's costume: 1855
ca. 1963
1963.34
Button
ca. 1963
2003.64.67
THERE'S STILL TIME BROTHER WORK FOR A SANE NUCLEAR POLICY
ca. 1963
2003.64.63
U.S. Navy flight jacket
ca. 1963
2011.14
Gentleman's costume: Father of the Bride 1946
ca. 1964
1964.5
Lady's costume: 1790
ca. 1964
1964.20
Lady's costume: Bride of 1946
ca. 1964
1964.6
Lady's costume: 1907
ca. 1964
1964.10
Gentleman's costume: 1770
ca. 1964
1964.24
Gentleman's costume: 1660
ca. 1964
1964.31
Lady's costume: 1660
ca. 1964
1964.23
Gentleman's costume: 1907
ca. 1964
1964.18
Gentleman's costume: 1942
ca. 1964
1964.4
Scranton for President
ca. 1964
2002.20.7
Button
ca. 1964
2003.64.65
W.E.B. DuBOIS CLUBS OF AMERICA
ca. 1964
2003.64.37
Button
ca. 1964
2003.64.41
Campaign cane
ca. 1964
2010.24.51
Lady's costume: 1869
ca. 1965
1965.11
Lady's costume: 1869
ca. 1965
1965.7
Lady's costume: 1845
ca. 1965
1965.10
Lady's costume: 1905
ca. 1965
1965.49
Costume: Gentleman of NY 1790
ca. 1965
1965.16
Gentleman's costume: 1845
ca. 1965
1965.19
Gentleman's costume: 1905
ca. 1965
1965.51
Longshoreman's unloader's hook
ca. 1965
2002.21.1
Button
ca. 1965
2003.24.1
Button
ca. 1965
2002.74.30
Button
ca. 1965
2003.15.3
Button
ca. 1965
2002.74.2
Button
ca. 1965
2003.64.42
Button
ca. 1965
2003.64.47
white peace sign on black
ca. 1965
2003.64.66
Peace sign candle
ca. 1965
2008.12
Gentleman's costume: 1845
ca. 1966
1966.16
Lady's costume: 1776
ca. 1966
1966.47
Gentleman's costume: 1806
ca. 1966
1966.44
Lady's costume: 1675
ca. 1966
1966.46
Gentleman's costume: 1730, N.Y.
ca. 1966
1966.62
Lady's costume: 1799
ca. 1966
1966.56
Gentleman's costume: 1781
ca. 1966
1966.43
Gentleman's costume: 1934
ca. 1966
1966.17
Lady's costume: 1882
ca. 1966
1966.8
Button
ca. 1966
2003.64.36
Button
ca. 1966
2003.64.53
Gentleman's costume: 1650
ca. 1967
1967.32
Lady's costume: 1730
ca. 1967
1967.47
Gentleman's costume: 1700, N.Y.
ca. 1967
1967.7
Lady's costume: 1650
ca. 1967
1967.27
Lady's costume: 1630
ca. 1967
1967.14
Lady's costume: 1724
ca. 1967
1967.1
Gentleman's costume: 1673
ca. 1967
1967.41
Lady's costume: 1785
ca. 1967
1967.10
Gentleman's costume: 1690
ca. 1967
1967.9
Lady's costume: 1711, N.Y.
ca. 1967
1967.2
Gentleman's costume: 1630
ca. 1967
1967.18
Button
ca. 1967
2003.64.15
Lady's costume: 1806
ca. 1968
1968.8
Gentleman's costume: 1875
ca. 1968
1968.11
Gentleman's costume: 1799
ca. 1968
1968.9
Gentleman's costume: 1620
ca. 1968
1968.4
Gentleman's costume: 1775
ca. 1968
1968.13
Write in Dick Gregory President Peace and Freedom
ca. 1968
2001.204
Spiro Our Hero
ca. 1968
2002.74.84
Button
ca. 1968
2003.64.31
Political pin-back button
ca. 1968
2003.64.56
VIETNAM for the VIETNAMESE
ca. 1968
2003.64.50
Souvenir pin-ball game
ca. 1968
2009.27.2
Button
ca. 1968-1972
Z.2201
Button
ca. 1969
2002.74.101
WORK FOR PEACE NOV. 13 & 14 (dove)
ca. 1969
2003.64.46
vietnam moratorium
ca. 1969
2003.64.57
Button
ca. 1969
2003.64.16
STOP ABM
ca. 1969
2003.64.35
Pin-back button
ca. 1969
2012.36.2
Bank safe deposit box and contents burne in the attack on the World Trade Center
ca. 1970
2002.38
Button
ca. 1970
2002.74.154
Pin-back button
ca. 1970
2002.74.65
Button
ca. 1970
2003.64.32
Button
ca. 1970
2003.64.55
Shoe horn
ca. 1970
2003.68.6
Eyeglass cleaning cloth
ca. 1970
2003.68.20
Button
ca. 1970
2003.64.7
Button
ca. 1970
2003.64.30
SEND FEDERAL REGISTRARS TO SUN FLOWER MISSISSIPPI NOW M.F.D.P.
ca. 1970
2003.64.44
REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM FOR ALL WOMEN
ca. 1970
2003.64.33
PLANNED PARENTHOOD WORLD POPULATION
ca. 1970
2003.64.61
The Anglers' Club of New York Honor Medal
ca. 1970
1974.1
Spoon
ca. 1970
2009.57.13
Knife
ca. 1970
2009.57.14
Knife
ca. 1970
2009.57.15
Pin-back button
ca. 1970
2012.36.8
Jack knife key chain
ca. 1970s
2003.68.5
Button
ca. 1971
2003.64.25
Button
ca. 1971
2003.64.34
Button: Viva McGovern/Shriver
ca. 1972
INV.7078
Button
ca. 1972
2003.64.54
Bayonet and scabbard
ca. 1973
1953.130ab
Campaign souvenirs (2)
ca. 1973
INV.7085
Button
ca. 1974
2003.64.48
Pin-back button
ca. 1974
2009.8.13
Por Los Ninos/Vote May 3
ca. 1975
2002.74.136
Button
ca. 1975
2002.74.145
RE-ELECT/BERNSTEIN/SENATOR
ca. 1975
2002.74.18
Button
ca. 1975
2002.74.23
Senator Goodell
ca. 1975
2002.74.24
Vote Reform/Kassal/for Congress
ca. 1975
2002.74.27
Button
ca. 1975
2002.74.38
Button
ca. 1975
2002.74.75
Button
ca. 1975
2002.74.17
Button
ca. 1975
2002.74.25
War is not healthy for children and other living things
ca. 1975
2003.24.3
Saidel/City Controller
ca. 1975
2002.74.35
Button
ca. 1975
2002.74.40
U.S.A. NEEDS NEW YORK
ca. 1975
2003.64.45
Pin-back button
ca. 1975
2009.8.14
Button
ca. 1975-1980
2003.24.2
Pin-back campaign button
ca. 1975-2005
2011.22.11
Bookmark
ca. 1976
2008.3v
Campaign cane
ca. 1976
2010.24.40
Campaign cane
ca. 1976
2010.24.41
Campaign cane
ca. 1976
2010.24.52
Commemorative cane
ca. 1976
2010.24.141
Pin-back campaign button
ca. 1977-1985
2011.22.9
Pin-back button
ca. 1978
2001.117
Miniature Furniture; Inlaid Drum Table
ca. 1980
1983.37ee
Pin-back button
ca. 1980
2002.33
Button
ca. 1980
2002.74.69
Button
ca. 1980
2002.74.79
Button
ca. 1980
2002.74.50
Lunch box
ca. 1980
2003.41
Swizzle stick
ca. 1980
2003.45.1
Mug
ca. 1980
2003.45.2
Button
ca. 1980
2004.23.6
Pin-back button
ca. 1980
2011.22.7
Victor's Cafe '52
ca. 1980-2007
2007.6.226
Pin-back campaign button
ca. 1981
2002.20.4
SUPPORT THE UPPER EAST SIDE HISTORIC DISTRICT
ca. 1981
2003.64.22
TEACH PEACE
ca. 1982
2003.64.40
Miniature Furniture, American Breakfront
ca. 1983
1983.37b
Miniature Furniture, Chest with Five Inlaid Drawers
ca. 1983
1983.37cc
Miniature Furniture; Provincial Chest
ca. 1983
1983.37ff
Miniature Furniture; Three-Shelved Corner Table
ca. 1983
1983.37gg
Miniature Furniture, Settee
ca. 1983
1983.37c
Miniature Furniture, Smoker's Stand
ca. 1983
1983.37e
Miniature Furniture, Circular Table with Inlaid Top
ca. 1983
1983.37f
Miniature Furniture, Tilt-top Table
ca. 1983
1983.37g
Miniature Furniture, Large Corner Cabinet
ca. 1983
1983.37i
Miniature Furniture, Swivel Desk Chair
ca. 1983
1983.37j
Miniature Furniture, "Butler's" Tray Table
ca. 1983
1983.37m
Miniature Furniture, Tea Table
ca. 1983
1983.37o
Miniature Furniture, Dining Room Table
ca. 1983
1983.37p
Miniature Furniture, Bentwood Rocker
ca. 1983
1983.37w
Miniature Furniture, Roll Top Desk
ca. 1983
1983.37x
Miniature Furniture; Lowboy
ca. 1983
1983.37dd
Miniature Furniture, Secretary
ca. 1983
1983.37a
Miniature Furniture, Wig Stand and Bowl
ca. 1983
1983.37k
Miniature Furniture, Provincial Desk
ca. 1983
1983.37aa
Miniature Furniture, Small corner Cabinet
ca. 1983
1983.37h
Miniature Furniture, Samanier (Chest)
ca. 1983
1983.37bb
Miniature Furniture, Winthrop Desk
ca. 1983
1983.37n
Pin-back button
ca. 1983
2004.23.7
Commemorative cane
ca. 1983
2010.24.121
Islanders Club membership badge on chain
ca. 1983
2012.10
Miniature Furniture; Open work Tray-Top Table
ca. 1984
1983.37ii
New York, New York! The Ultimate Big Apple Trivia Game
ca. 1984-1994
2013.9
Pin-back button
ca. 1985
2002.74.15
Button
ca. 1985
2002.74.37
Pin-back button
ca. 1985
2002.74.45
Button
ca. 1985
2002.74.52
Button
ca. 1985
2002.74.59
Game
ca. 1985
2002.1.3517
SEIU/32B-32J/AFL-CIO
ca. 1985
2002.74.58
VIVA NICARAGUA LIBRE
ca. 1985
2003.64.18
Pin-back button
ca. 1986
2002.74.3
SAVE the BEACON THEATRE
ca. 1986
2003.64.21
Miniature Armchair
ca. 1987
1987.33
Pin
ca. 1989
2002.20.10
Souvenir cane
ca. 1989
2010.24.127
Shell casing
ca. 1990
2002.21.2b
Shell casing
ca. 1990
2002.21.2c
Pin-back button
ca. 1990
2002.6.18
Shell casing
ca. 1990
2002.21.2a
Street sign from Christopher Street
ca. 1990
2003.54
Re-elect Nadler for Congress...He's on our side
ca. 1990
2002.74.33
Button
ca. 1990
2002.74.46
Button
ca. 1990
2002.74.49
Proud/UAW/Retiree
ca. 1990
2002.74.55
Pin
ca. 1990
2002.74.57
Button
ca. 1990
2002.74.61
Pin
ca. 1990
2002.74.62
Pin
ca. 1990
2002.74.63
Button
ca. 1990
2002.74.68
TRUMP
ca. 1990
2002.74.70
Vote for The Hudson River Museum
ca. 1990
2002.74.77
Button
ca. 1990
2002.74.44
Pin-back button
ca. 1990
2002.74.48
Button
ca. 1990
2003.64.17
Ashtray
ca. 1990
2004.22
Souvenir cane
ca. 1990's
2010.24.126
Button
ca. 1991
2003.64.20
Button
ca. 1991
2003.64.39
Souvenir cane
ca. 1993
2010.24.125
Button
ca. 1994
2003.64.27
Button
ca. 1994
2003.64.19
Token from peep shows
ca. 1995
2001.47.1
Button
ca. 1995
2003.64.24
Token from peep shows
ca. 1995
2001.47.2
Token from peep shows
ca. 1995
2001.47.3
Pin-back campaign button
ca. 1996
2001.190
Pin-back button
ca. 2000
2002.60.5
Pin-back button
ca. 2000
2002.60.7
Desk clock
ca. 2000
2002.58.1
Button
ca. 2000
2003.64.28
Flashlight in case
ca. 2000
2004.4ab
New York Sun
ca. 2000
2009.22.1
New York Sun
ca. 2000
2009.22.2
Pin-back button
ca. 2000
2011.22.1
Pin-back gay pride button
ca. 2000
2011.22.8
Pin-back button
ca. 2001
2002.71.2
Pin-back button
ca. 2001
2002.57
Keys on keyring
ca. 2001
2002.11.2a-c
Pin-back button
ca. 2001
2002.71.1
Cane with September 11th imagery
ca. 2001
2003.62
Pin-back button
ca. 2002
2002.60.2
Pin-back button
ca. 2004
2011.22.5
Lapel pin
ca. 2010
2010.29.2
Lapel pin
ca. 2010
2010.29.3
Lapel pin
ca. 2010
2010.29.4
Piece of wood from the "Treaty Oak"
ca.1654
INV.1062
Plaque: fragment of wood from Charter Oak
ca.1688
INV.826
Bowl made of wood from Charter Oak
ca.1688
INV.820
Brick from Walton House
ca.1770
INV.1253c
Combination checker and backgammon
ca.1792
1958.10a-kk
Pie crimper
ca.1800-1850
Z.93
Pastry jagger/crimper
ca.1800-1850
Z.93
Ribbons
ca.1844
INV.7417
Spinning top
ca.1875
1932.150a-t
Paperweight
ca.1880-1910
2002.1.35
Block puzzle
ca.1890
1932.139a-u
Doll
ca.1904
2004.26.14
National Institute of Social Sciences Medal
ca.1905
1943.140
Pin-back button
ca.1914
INV.1942o
Dollhouse furn: victrola
ca.1924
INV.9527
Model of New York World's Fair, 1939
ca.1939
INV.283
Lady's costume: the late 19th century "Gibson Girl era"
ca.1957
1957.123
Tool chest with tools
chest ca. 1790; tools ca. 1790-1850
L.1927.1
Button
Cosmocton, OH
Z.2645
J. L, 3 years, December 15, 1922; J.L., Weight 29 lbs, February 15, 1923
December 15, 1922 ; February 15, 1923
Expanded Metal Wastebasket
Early 1980s
2004.24
Bootjack
early 19th century
1946.63
Whale's tooth
early 19th century
1955.34
Political button
early 20th c.
2008.39.83
Ribbon
early 20th century
INV.2215
Buttons
Early 20th century
2009.10.1a-j
Silversmith's form/stake
early 20th Century
2012.23.1
Political button
July 10, 1976
2008.39.39
Political button
late 1950s-early1970s
2008.39.61
Medal w/ribbon: ...Causas Melius
late 19th - early 20th century
1943.120[dup]
Ribbon
late 19th - early 20th century
INV.2266
Ribbon
late 19th - early 20th century
1940.922
Reception and House Ribbon
late 19th - early 20th century
INV.2271
Ribbon
late 19th - early 20th century
INV.2198
Ribbon fragment
late 19th - early 20th century
INV.7309
W.M. Ribbon
late 19th - early 20th century
INV.4790
Ribbon
late 19th - early 20th century
INV.2272
Ribbon fragment: delegate
late 19th - early 20th century
INV.10416
Ribbon
late 19th - early 20th century
INV.2270
Ribbon
late 19th - early 20th century
Z.2462
Ribbon
late 19th - early 20th century
INV.2796
Ribbon
late 19th - early 20th century
INV.2117
Ribbon
late 19th - early 20th century
INV.1714
Ribbon
late 19th - early 20th century
INV.2199
Sleigh
late 19th Century
1941.909
Ribbon with Photo of Woman
late 19th century
INV.6900
Ribbon
late 19th century
1935.26
The Walt Disney Collection, Alice in Wonderland doll
late 20th c.
2003.39.1
Indian Stone ax head or adze
Late Woodland period
1845.3
Butter knife
mid 20th Century
2009.57.16
Salad fork
mid 20th Century
2009.57.17
Spoon
mid 20th Century
2009.57.18
Advertising drink spoon
mid 20th Century
2009.57.19
Knife
mid 20th Century
2009.57.20
Cup and saucer
mid 20th Century
2009.57.8ab
Maria Spatz
Mid-19th century
1937.329
Seminole Chief Osceola (1804-1838)
Mid-19th century
1940.71
Male Iroquois Native American
Mid-19th century
1951.335
Andrew Jackson Indian Peace Medal
Probably 1831
1966.101
Photograph of Elizabeth Hughes with her mother
summer, 1918
Creative: Tronvig Group