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Collection Highlights

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Title Related People Date Object Number
Aaron Burr (1756-1836)
1836
1927.59
Anna Pavlova (1881-1931)
1924
1952.45
Architect's Sign
ca. 1837
1953.197
Armchair
1856-1857
1857.11
Armchair
1785-1789
1916.7
Baby walker
1700-1750
INV.14959
Badge of the Society of the Cincinnati
ca. 1802
1972.12ab
Balustrade section from Federal Hall, New York
1788-1789
1884.3
Batter pitcher
1798
1937.587
Brandywine bowl (brandewijnkom)
ca. 1700
1911.38
Cake board
1825-1835
1937.1562
Cake board
1825-1835
1937.1562
Camp Bed
1777-1785
1871.8
Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis), Havell plate no. 26
c. 1825
1863.17.26
Castle Garden, New York City
1859
1972.13
Cayambe
1858
S-91
Chaise (side chair)
1779
1817.13
Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827)
1824
1940.202
Chatelaine
ca. 1761
1954.179a-d
Checkers Up At The Farm
1875
1928.29
Civil Defense Volunteer Organization Uniform
1942-1945
1946.89a-c
Decanter and stopper
1823-1845
1936.696ab
Diana of the Tower
1899
1977.3
Dish: footed compote with cover
1825-1845
1936.693ab
Doll: girl w/fur trimmed coat and velvet hat on stand
ca. 1893
1961.31
Draft wheel
ca. 1863
1865.6
Dragonfly table lamp
c. 1900-1906
N84.113
Dressing table
1795-1810
INV.14982
Elisha Kent Kane, M.D. (1820-1857)
1858
1859.1
Euphemia Toussaint (1815-1829)
ca. 1825
1920.6
Fire Chief Harry Howard
ca. 1857
1937.328
Fire engine condenser case of the Clinton Fire Company No. 41
ca. 1842
1937.1631
Flags on 57th Street, Winter 1918
1918
1984.68
Fragment of the equestrian statue of King George III (tail)
1770-1776
1878.6
Framed leaves from Abraham Lincoln's bier
1865
1947.47
French press
1812-1819
1943.368
George Washington (1732-1799)
1835
1858.32
Grenadier cap
1740-1770
1890.3
Ice cream dish
1877-1878
1980.14
Kast
1675-1690
1941.914
Keg from the Erie Canal celebration
ca. 1825
X.48
Kerchief
1776-1777
1952.63
Ki On Twog Ky (also known as Cornplanter ) (1732/40-1836)
1796
1867.314
Marian Anderson (1897-1993)
c. 1940-45
1947.216
Masonic apron
1770-1800
1951.523ab
Medicine Man (Blackfoot): Plate 173
1866-68
1872.23.173
Memorial sample card
1947.490a
Mrs. Charles A. Lamb (1829-1893)
1878
1893.2
Mrs. Pierre Toussaint (ca. 1786-1851)
ca. 1825
1920.5
Mrs. William Walton (1708-1786)
ca. 1750
1902.4
Negro Life at the South
1859
S-225
Panoramic View of New York City (in Eight Sections)
1842-45
1915.76
Pewterers' banner
1788
1903.12
Physician's saddlebags w/bottles & bundles
1800-1850
1954.11
Pierre Toussaint (ca. 1781-1853)
ca. 1825
1920.4
Portrait of an Unidentified Woman
ca. 1700-1725
1952.80
Proposed Coat of Arms for New Amsterdam, New Netherland: Preparatory Drawing for a Presentation to the Dutch West India Company
ca. 1630
1885.5
Punch bowl: Landing of Lafayette
1840-1850
1910.24
Salver
1772-1773
1928.24
Seated Man Writing, from the Economical School Series
c. 1810-14
1953.274f
Section of water pipe
1800-1840
X.47
Settee
1807-1814
INV.14952
Shrewsbury River, New Jersey
1859
S-229
Slant-front desk
1775-1795
1947.461
Slave shackles
ca. 1866
1921.20
Snake jug
1871
1906.6ab
Stained glass window
ca. 1656
1951.414b
Stained glass window
ca. 1656
1951.414c
Subway controller
1904
1922.103
Tammany Bank
ca. 1875
1937.1237
The Bulls and Bears in the Market
1879
1971.104
The Course of Empire: Desolation
1836
1858.5
The Course of Empire: Destruction
1836
1858.4
The Course of Empire: The Arcadian or Pastoral State
ca. 1834
1858.2
The Course of Empire: The Consummation of Empire
1835-1836
1858.3
The Course of Empire: The Savage State
ca. 1834
1858.1
The Daughters of Heber Reginald Bishop (Elizabeth, Harriet, Mary, and Edith)
ca. 1895
1905.22
The Indian Hunter
1860
1939.390
The Indian: The Dying Chief Contemplating the Progress of Civilization
1856
1875.4
The Intelligence Office
1849
1959.46
The Peale Family
1773-1809
1867.298
The Solitary Oak (The Old Oak)
1844
1858.75
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
1805
1867.306
Tontine Coffee House, N.Y.C.
ca. 1797
1907.32
Undutiful Boys
1835
1858.23
View from Cozzen's Hotel Near West Point, N.Y.
1863
S-189
Wedding dress
ca. 1712 with several alterations into the 20th century
1949.115a
White Mountain Scenery, Franconia Notch, N.H.
1857
S-105
Wig curler
1760-1775
INV.5924.77
William Pitt, the Elder, First Earl of Chatham (1708-1778)
ca. 1770
1864.5
William Walton (1706-1768)
ca. 1750
1902.3
Wooden leg of Gouverneur Morris
ca. 1780
1954.148
Creative: Tronvig Group