Buchanan, James

Cane

A brown wooden cane with a carved white ivory handle. On the handle the inscription reads "M. Mengel. Jan 13,  1883". The cane is  said to have belonged to James Buchanan.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00249

Location: RR 01 (housed with AC 00248, 00412, 00598, and 00758

Subject: Cane

Format: Miscellaneous

Drinking Dipper

A carved wooden dipper, purportedly made of orange root, given to James Buchanan.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00303

Location: Shelf 20 (housed with 00297-00308)

Subject: utensil

Format: Miscellaneous

Glass Inkwell, 1867

Cut glass pen holder and inkwell with pewter cap, reportedly given to J. Foullerout by James Buchanan in 1867.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00407

Location: Shelf 24

Subject: Inkwell

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

James Buchanan Bronze Commemorative Medal, c.1960

Large bronze medal featuring James Buchanan's profile and “1857” on obverse, issued by the U. S. Mint. The reverse side of the medal features a farmer leaning on a plow, talking with a Native American Chief while an American flag flies in the background. Gift of Dan Bechtel, class of 1975.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00060

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with 00058-00088, 00507, 00590, 00607, 00735)

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

James Buchanan Coins

Two gold coins commemorating President James Buchanan's birth place. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00735

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with 00058-00088, 00507, 00607)

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Obverse James Buchanan Commemorative Coin, 2010

Gold one dollar James Buchanan presidential commemorative coin released by the US mint in August 2010.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00607

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with AC 00059-00063)

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

James Buchanan Commemorative Medal

Silver commemorative medal featuring the profile of James Buchanan on the obverse side and Wheatland, Buchanan's house, on the reverse.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00059

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with 00058-00088, 00507, 00590, 00607, 00735)

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

James Buchanan Doré Coin, 1856

Bronze coin featuring James Buchanan bust and “No Sectionalism” on obverse and symbol for 31 states on reverse, issued for the 1856 presidential campaign. Donated by Boyd Lee Spahr, class of 1900, in 1960.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00061

Location: Shelf 3

Subject: Commemorative Medal, Political Campaign, Politics

Format: Currency/Medallions

Two Presidential commemorative coins (one silver, one gold) featuring James Buchanan in profile on the front with the dates of his term in office and a picture of the White House on the reverse.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00507

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with 00058-00088, 00507, 00590, 00607, 00735)

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

James Buchanan Teacups and Saucers

A set of five white and pink china teacups and saucers with gold gilt detail. President James Buchanan used this set while in office at the White House.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00549

Location: Shelf 20

Subject: Tea Set

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Face of Pocket Watch

Internal mechanism of pocket watch with white face and gold pieces which purportedly belonged to James Buchanan.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00231

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00181-00187, etc.)

Subject: Watch

Format: Jewelry

Harriet Lane Tintype Case Interior

Tintype of Harriet Lane in a brown case with red velvet interior from around 1857. Lane, the niece of President James Buchanan, acted as First Lady of the United States from 1857 to 1861.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00321

Location: Shelf 25

Subject: Tintype, Photography

Format: Artwork/Photography

Subscribe to Buchanan, James