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Tintype of a family

Tintype of a family, with hand-painted colors in a green display box.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Photography, Tintype

Format: Artwork/Photography

Red Devil decals

Two decals of Red Devil sitting on a letter "D".

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Red Devil

Format: Miscellaneous

Christmas Tree Ornament

Gold metallic ornament containing college seal encircled by wreath.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: College Seal, Christmas Decorations

Format: Ornaments

Cheerleader Uniform

College cheerleader uniform consisting of a red and white knit sweater and a knee-length wool skirt.

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Athletics, Skirt, Sweater, Uniform

Format: Clothing

Dickinson Beat Gettysburg button

Red and white button with “Dickinson Beat Gettysburg” printed in black. Belonged to James A. Strite, class of 1929.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics, Pins

Format: Pins/Buttons

Denny Hall ceramic jar

White ceramic jar with Denny Hall image on lid.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Denny Hall

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Bell

A large silver metal bell with a black handle.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Bell

Format: Miscellaneous

College Seal Keyring

Brass colored, metal key ring with metal charm that features the college seal on the front. Reverse features the facade of Old West.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: West College (Old West), College Seal, Key Chain

Format: Miscellaneous

Band  Uniform Blazer

White wool blazer with red and white cord piping on pockets and lapel and a red and white college seal on left breast pocket. 

Decade: 1950-1959

Subject: Jacket, Uniform, Blazer

Format: Clothing

Lancet

A brass medical instrument used by Benjamin Rush to bleed his patients for medical treatments.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: medical equipment

Format: Miscellaneous

Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority Pin

Zeta Tau Alpha sorority pin awarded to Dorothy Harpster.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Sorority Pin, Greek Life

Format: Pins/Buttons

Face of Pocket Watch

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

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Watch

Format: Jewelry

Carlisle, Pennsylvania Button

A round white metal button with "I love (red heart symbol) Carlisle" in black lettering.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Button, Carlisle

Format: Pins/Buttons

Mug

A wide-bottom mug with a platinum trim and Dickinson text. The mug belonged to Ellis Stern who was a member of the class of 1949.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Mug

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Green Silk Tapestry

Green silk tapestry with interwoven pattern and fringed edges.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Tapestry

Format: Textiles

Dickinson College patch

Round red felt patch with white border and intertwined “DC” in center.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Patches

Format: Textiles

Mermaid Players Banner

Canvas banner with a colored felt design for the Mermaid Players.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Banner

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Dickinson Fund Award

A wavy oval-shaped metal strip attached to a square plastic base with the text engraved "UNITED STATES STEEL FOUNDATION DICKINSON COLLEGE FOR IMPROVEMENT ALUMNI GIVING INCENTIVE AWARD AMERICAN ALUMNI COUNCIL". In 1970 it was awarded to the...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Honors and Awards

Format: Plaques/Trophies

John Dickinson Society Pocket Notebook

Black leather pocket notebook with "John Dickinson Society" embossed on the cover, given to members of the society. Inside the "3 P's of Public Speaking" and "Speaker's First Aid Kit" cards can be found. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Donor Relations

Format: Miscellaneous

Japanese Footwear

Two pairs of red painted wooden Japanese traditional footwear. One pair has a pair of plastic red and white polka dotted toe covers. There are a total of seven pairs of shoes in the collection. 

Decade: Unknown

Subject: footwear

Format: Clothing

Cross and Initial Pin

Gold inverted triangle pin in red and black enamel with black triangle and white cross in center, with a chain leading to a pin in the shape of a G".

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Sorority Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Swim Team Warm-Up Jacket

Red cotton jacket with white striping and zipper, red devil's head patch on back with "Dickinson Swim Team" in white. Labeled with white number "6" on left, near waist.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics, Jacket

Format: Clothing

Three Varsity Soccer Letters

Three varsity soccer letters. Two are large red block letter “D”s with white trim and an embroidered soccer ball, and one is a medium white “D” with red trim and embroidered soccer ball.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Athletics

Format: Clothing

Masonic pin

Gold Masonic symbol pin which belonged to Mervin Grant Filler.

Decade: Unknown

Subject: Masonic Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Alchometer

A black tin case containing an alchometer apparatus, with instructions, consisting of a glass graduated cylinder, a metal tube and clip, a small candle, a small glass orb and a glass flask. This apparatus was developed by Chemistry Professor...

Decade: Unknown

Subject: scientific equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

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