Box 31-1127 contains 11 scarves representing a variety of department stores, hand-weavers, styles, and patterns. Every scarf is made from wool yarns of varying colors. Patterns include stripes, border stripes, and solid colors. Weaves include loose plain weave, plain weave, curtain weave and twill weaves. Two scarves are identified as made in Ireland. One was made by the Crock of Gold LTD, Ireland. Four were made by Tenafly Weavers in Tenafly, New Jersey. One was made by Madawaska Weavers, St. Leonard, New Brunswick. Another was made in Germany. One scarf has the name of former department store Bonwit Teller printed on an attached paper tag.
Box 31-1416 contains 7 textiles, including 5 finished baby blankets and 2 baby jackets, all from outside sources other than Churchill Weavers. One baby jacket, by Davis Hand Woven Textile Mill of Keyser, WV, is in a loose plain weave structure overall of white wool. One baby jacket, by Julius Berger of Newark, NJ, is in a fine-weight plain weave structure overall of white wool. One blanket, sold by Pogue's of Cincinnati, is in a plain weave structure with blocks in a lace weave, with a plain weave block in the center of each, all of pastel blue wool, with a windowpane check in a white rayon-interlaced floating yarn stripe. One blanket, sold by Marshall Field of Chicago, has a center field in
Box 31-1417 contains 2 buntings and baby clothes that include 1 romper set (overalls and shirt), robe, and gown. The two hooded buntings are constructed from quilted cotton fabric with small scale polka dot print. Each bunting has animal caricature appliqué and is adjustable with snap button closure on the sides. The romper for a baby boy is comprised of white cotton short-sleeved button-down shirt and sky blue cotton overalls with appliqué. The robe, also for a baby boy, is constructed from 80% acetate and 20% nylon materials and features appliqué. The gown is a baby girl's layette made of cotton knit fabric with pink nylon ribbon ties for closures.
This is a side panel for a bed curtain made of hand-woven linen panel with blue block printing. The block printing is comprised of two tones of blue: dark navy blue and a medium blue in the center of the pattern. It is a batik print, and the pattern is a large floral and foliage print with a bird sitting on a branch. The repeat is approximately 20.25" wide. There are imperfections in the printing, such as slightly misaligned repeats and white spots in blue printed areas, which likely occurred at the time this fabric was printed. The panel is comprised of two panels of fabric that are hand stitched down a vertical seam with white thread. There is a .75" wide linen trim with a blue printed vin
A 3 1/2-inch by 5 1/2 -inch postcard commemorating Franklin D. Roosevelt. It is light grey/beige (could have been originally white). The front is a large image of an American flag, overlaid by an outline of the U.S. that has images representing the U.S. at war: a newspaper with the headline "Free Press," a microphone, a church, the Statue of Liberty, a battleship, tank and war planes, factories and farm, and a sign for war bonds. Across the entire image are the initials F, D, R with the words "freedom" at the top of the F, "defense" at the top of the D, and "recovery" at the top of the R. At the top edge, right of center, it says "(Democracy in Action) F. D. R." At the bottom right in sm
This is a bed curtain valance made of hand-woven linen with a blue block printed trim. The linen is starched. The top edge of the valance is straight while the sides are scalloped and wide toward the bottom of the piece. The corners are rounded, and the bottom of the valance is slightly scalloped. The valance is wider on the sides, and the center of the panel is narrower. There is a .75" wide linen trim with a blue printed vine pattern placed through the center. The trim is gathered around the corners. The trim is treated as a binding and finishes the ends of the fabric.
This is a large bed curtain made of a hand-woven linen panel with blue block printing. The block printing is comprised of two tones of blue: dark navy blue and a medium blue in the center of the pattern. It is a batik print, and the pattern is a large floral and foliage print with a bird sitting on a branch on every repeat. The repeats are approximately 29.25" long and are about 20.25" wide. There are imperfections in the printing, such as slightly misaligned repeats and white spots in blue printed areas, which likely occurred at the time this fabric was printed. There is a .75" wide linen trim with a blue printed vine pattern placed through the center. The trim is treated as a binding, and
This is an uncirculated Farmers Bank of Kentucky twenty dollar note, plate D. The date, serial, and signature lines are not filled in. The note is printed in black ink with a red overprint on beige paper. There is a single line border on all four sides. In the upper left corner is a bust portrait of Elizabeth Moss Crittenden in an oval frame. In the lower left corner is a bust portrait of John J. Crittenden. At the top near center and also in the upper right corner is a line for the serial number with the plate letter. Under these, left of center is a patterned circle with black in the center and a red overprint scallop on the outside. The number "20" is in white in the center. To the right o
This large political poster has a sepia toned lithograph print of Woodrow Wilson at its center. The image has a thin, tan colored border and a thicker (originally white) border as well. At the center of the poster along the bottom edge is a facsimile of Wilson's signature.
This liquor chest is a large wood box with iron straps, hinges and lock. The interior is paper lined and has wood separators for a total of eight glass decanters. There are four larger and three smaller hand-blown glass decanters inside, each with a glass stopper and trimmed in gold leaf paint. One small decanter is missing and two of the other are broken.
This is a marking gauge. It has a wood shaft with a arch shape seen in section that is marked off in inches. The arch shaped wooden fence is secured by a steel thumbscrew. The fence has two morticed brass plates pinned to it.
This Christine Todd Whitman campaign button is made by the celluloid process and has a safety pin on the back. It has a white background with a red trim around the edge and the center image of Whitman. "A New Republican" and "Whitman '96" in black lettering surrounds her image. This was from her run for Governor of New Jersey.
This is a coin, envelope, coin holder, coin envelope and information pamphlet from the Capitol Medals, Inc. States of the Union medals series. This coin/medal is made of oxidized bronze. The obverse features the New Jersey state capitol building in the center with an inscription around the edges that reads: "NEW JERSEY STATE CAPITOL/ TRENTON." Beneath the image of the capitol bulding it reads "1964/ CAPITOL MEDALS." The reverse depicts the coat of arms of the state of New Jersey which features a shield with three plows on the face. The shield is topped with a forward facing helmet that is topped with a horses head. The female figures Liberty and Ceres are supporting the shield. Liberty is h
This is a portable desk consisting of a rectangular wooden box with a dark brown varnish. There are lighter colored ovals in the center of each face of the box and floral patterned borders around each edge. The varnish is heavily cracked and peeling. The front of the box has a metal keyhole and there is a metal handle on the proper right side of the box. The proper left handle has broken off and is inside of the box. Inside the box are several layers of trays. The first layer is a removable mirror in a wooden frame. The back of the frame has three wooden keys that retract to allow the backing to be removed. The front of the frame has a geometric pattern around the border in gold paint. The se
This is a promotional pinback celluoid-process button. The button is circular with a dark blue background and has white text that reads, "I'M THE GUY / THAT PUT THE / CRUST ON / PIES." The button has a stickpin closure and a paper advertising label that reads, "The / FAVORITE / CIGARETTES / Factory No 25 2ND District, Va. / PHELPS & SONS MFG CO. / NEWARK / N.J."