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Miniature portrait on Ivory, c.1890

A miniture portrait of a woman painted on ivory placed in a small gold frame. This object was owned by Elizabeth Anna Low, class of 1891.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Portraits

Format: Artwork/Photography

Small Toy Papoose with Doll, c.1890

A small toy papoose made of leather and decorated with red, blue, green and yellow bead work. A small porcelain doll is tied into the center of the papoose. This item comes from the Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho, and belonged to Zatae Longsdorff,...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: toy, bead work

Format: Miscellaneous

Watercolor of a Man and Woman, c.1890

A small watercolor painting of a man and a woman in 19th century dress. The painting is matted and framed in a gold frame. This object was owned by Elizabeth Anna Low, class 1891. 

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Painting

Format: Artwork/Photography

Bone Bracelet, c.1890

A bracelet made of small bones strung onto a hemp rope. This object is from the Shoshone at Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho, and belonged to Zatae Longsdorff, class of 1887.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Bracelet

Format: Jewelry

Painting of Angel on Marble, c.1890

A small painting  on marble of a female angel sitting in a budding tree with black hand painted text at the bottom that reads "Spring Blossoms.". The painting is frames in a white and gilt decorative frame. This object belonged to Elizabeth Anna...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Painting

Format: Artwork/Photography

Beaded Leather Bands (4), c.1890

Four bands tan leather wrapped with various color strands of beads. On the ends of the bands are thin strips of leather. These objects are from the Shoshone Indians at Fort Hall, Idaho, and belonged to Zatae Longsdorff, class of 1887.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: bead work

Format: Miscellaneous

Army of the Potomac Pin, 1890

Army of the Potomac Pin given to Horatio Collins King in 1890, recognizing his service in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Military, Civil War, Honors and Awards

Format: Pins/Buttons

Belles Lettres Prize for Oratory medal, 1891

Small gold medal for the Belles Lettres Society Sophomore Prize for Oratory won by Montgomery Porter Sellers in 1891.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Literary Societies, Oratorical Contests, Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Phi Kappa Psi Handled Cups, c.1890

Six sterling silver handled cups that were presented to Phi Kappa Psi by Frysinger Evans, a member of the class of 1892.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Greek Life

Format: Miscellaneous

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1893

Copper key inscribed with name of Mervin Grant Filler as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1893.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Miscellaneous

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1895

Copper key and pin inscribed with name of Amy Fisher as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1895.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Belles Lettres Prize for Oratory medal, 1895

A Belles Lettres gold medal engraved with the society's symbol and motto, hung from a black crepe ribbon. This medal was awarded to Edgar Rohrer Heckman for winning the Sophomore Oratorical contest in 1895. 

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Award Medals, Oratorical Contests, Literary Societies

Format: Currency/Medallions

Romeo and Juliet Tray, 1895

A long white rectangular tray with hand painted gold details around the edge of the tray and a hand painted design of Romeo and Juliet, a sword, a question mark, and the text "Romeo and Juliet." in gold. This...

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: China

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1897

Copper key inscribed with name of Edgar Rohrer Heckman as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, 1897.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

'97 Pennant

Large red and gray triangle pennant with "97" sown on.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Pennants

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1898

Large copper key inscribed with name of Leon Cushing Prince as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1898.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1898

Copper key inscribed with name of Montgomery Porter Sellers as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1898.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Pins/Buttons

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1898

Copper key inscribed with name of Walter Wesley Rice as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1898.

Decade: 1890-1899

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Miscellaneous

Phi Alpha Pi Pipe, c.1900

Ceramic pipe with writing on in that once belonged to members of the Phi Alpha Pi sorority.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Greek Life

Format: Miscellaneous

Desktop with graffiti

Hinged, wooden desktop carved with names, believed to have been used by Phi Kappa Sigma around the turn of the twentieth century.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Greek Life

Format: Furniture

Pennants

Three red felt pennants of various sizes. Two large pennants with "1900" in white lettering and one small pennant with "D" in white lettering tied to a small twig.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Pennants

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Leather Dickinson Tobacco Pennant, c.1900

Small leather Dickinson pennant that came as a souvenir in a package of tobacco.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Tobacco Souvenir

Format: Ephemera

Sesqui-Centennial Anniversary Pin, 1901

Button made by Dickinson College celebrating Carlisle and Cumberland County’s sesqui-centennial anniversary in 1901.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Anniversaries, Buttons, Carlisle, Cumberland County

Format: Pins/Buttons

White Tray with Cherub, c.1890

A small white rectangualer dish with gilt decorations along the edge of the plate and a painted cherub with a bouquet of roses in the middle of the plate. This object belonged to Elizabeth Anna Low, class of 1891.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: China

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Football, 1903

Football from Dickinson v. Lafayette, 1903. Originally owned by Charles S. Messner.

Decade: 1900-1909

Subject: Football

Format: Athletic Equipment

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