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Name Nineteenth Century

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Image of 1896.003 - Portrait

1896.003 - Portrait

Framed photogravure portrait of Deputy Sheriff Thomas Griffin: Bust portrait of a balding man looking right. The subject wears a dark coat, vest, & bow tie. The frame is oak carved with scrolling foliage motifs.

Image of 1915.001.001 - Portrait

1915.001.001 - Portrait

Framed, oil on canvas self-portrait of Edmund Darley that presents a bust view of a forward-facing older man with a receding hairline, longish gray hair, and a mustache and small beard. The sitter wears a black suit, white shirt, and black bow tie.

Image of 1915.002.001 - Painting

1915.002.001 - Painting

Unframed watercolor painting of the Richardson Grist Mill by Robert Shaw (1859-1912). The mill building was built in 1785 by Richard Richardson and was last used by his grandson Samuel, who died in 1890. The painting depicts a landscape scene with a dirt road that leads up to the mill building at the top of a small hill. The mill has a low, pitched roof and single dormer window with a narrow chimney to the left of it. A horse and cart can be seen travelling away from the building down the dirt road, which runs in front of it. There is a body of water with a white post and rail fence around it at the right side. It is signed "R. Shaw" in the lower right corner. There is also pencil text on the

Image of 1898.002 - Portrait

1898.002 - Portrait

Framed, colored photgravure portrait of Judge Leonard E. Wales (1823-1897), an associate judge for the state of Delaware from 1864-1884. The bust view of the subject shows an older man with a white beard looking slightly upwards. The subject wears a buttoned black overcoat and black bow tie over a white shirt.

Image of 1900.002.001 - Lithograph

1900.002.001 - Lithograph

Framed chromolithograph of the steamboat "Robert Morris" of Philadelphia. The lithograph depicts a portside view of a steamer with two central smokestacks and a paddle wheel with text: "Robert Morris / Rail Road Line / for / Baltimore." The vessel is full of passengers and is flying three flags and two pennants. An American stars and stripes flag flies from the stern and there are two flags at the center, one of which has text "U.S. Mail" in blue on a white background, and the other has a coat of arms with an eagle and two rearing horses. A white pennant with blue text "Robert Morris" flies from the bow. There is also a smaller blue and white pennant with "RM" above the flag for U.S. Mail. A

Image of 1900.004 - Saber

1900.004 - Saber

Artillery Officer's saber with a steel blade, brass hilt, and ivory grip carved with horizontal flutes spaced about 1/8" apart. The pommel consists of a brass eagle's head and the guard is brass with a simple, graduated, five-ball design (with the largest ball at the center) on the knuckle guard. The blade is stamped "Winner" on one side near the hilt. The leather scabbard has two rings and brass-plated fittings that are simply embellished on one side with engraved vertical lines. A tan leather strap that does not appear to be original has been attached to the rings.

Image of 1908.005 - Painting

1908.005 - Painting

Painting of the Old Court House in New Castle with a view from the corner of 2nd & Delaware streets showing the tripartite Court House at an angle, with the Sheriff's House/Police Station beyond it on the right and just beyond the wall of the jail (demolished). Also visible is the spire of Emmanuel Church. The Court House is shown coated in yellow stucco with a covered entrance at the front door (both since removed). The flat inner frame survives and has black lettering along the lower edge: "Old Court House, New Castle, Delaware."

Image of 1909.001 - Sword, Presentation

1909.001 - Sword, Presentation

Presentation sword & scabbard that was presented to Lieutenant Colonel David L. Stricker (1839-1864): The steel blade is engraved with an image of a Union soldier and martial symbols on one side and "U.S. " on the reverse. The scabbard is silver-plated with brass fittings and has engraved armor and foliage motifs and text in a cartouche flanked by flags: "Presented to Lieut. Col. D.L. Stricker / by the / officers of the 2nd Regt. / Del Vols / Falmouth VA May 18, 1863". The scabbard is also engraved with the Delaware state seal. The hilt is gilded and decorated with a sculptural suit of armor and helmet at the pommel and a lion's head at the end of the quillon. The hilt is also decorated with

Image of 1910.001 - Sword

1910.001 - Sword

Officer's sword with a steel blade that has a 15 3/4" long area of bluing at the upper end near the hilt on both sides. This section contains engraved brass floral motifs, martial symbols, and an eagle with "E Pluribus Unum" in a banner above its head and a banner below with text, "Warranted." The guard and pommel are brass and the grip is bone carved with cross hatching on one side and diagonal lines on the other. The guard has a relief image of weapons and crossed flags and a small eagle's head at the tip. There is a 1/2" wide brass collar engraved with leaves and berries between the bone grip and the guard. The pommel is curved with a button-like, flat end. The scabbard is leather with two

Image of 1911.001 - Painting

1911.001 - Painting

Framed, oil on canvas painting of New Castle County Almshouse by Jefferson David Chalfant (1856-1931). The painting depicts a view southeast across what is now the south side of Broome Street between Second and Third Streets to the rear of the walled Almshouse property. View of a simple Classical Revival building (the third almshouse on the site, opened 1852) with flat cupolas. To the left is an earlier dormered building that is probably left over from the 1806 complex, which burned in 1850. In the foreground is a field with cows. The Christina River can be seen in the background. The Almshouse sheltered the poor and mentally ill. The buildings pictured here were torn down the same year Chalf

Image of 1927.001.002 - Wax Portrait

1927.001.002 - Wax Portrait

Framed wax miniature portrait of James John Bellah (1834-1901). The relief sculpture depicts a bust view of young boy with short brown hair facing left. The portrait is framed in a glossy black-painted frame with an eagle motif brass hanging ring. It is visible through a 2 3/4" x 2 1/4" viewing window.

Image of 1912.001.002 - Sword

1912.001.002 - Sword

Model 1840 Foot Officer's sword with a steel blade, the upper 20" of which is engraved on both sides with martial and floral motifs. The base of the blade is stamped with "S" "B," each under a crown. The hilt is brass with a cast relief image of an eagle with spread wings on one side of the guard. The reverse side is stamped with "E.I" inside an oval cartouche with three stars above. The brass knuckle guard has a central relief image of a flower flanked by foliage. The brass pommel is button-shaped with an extended nipple at the end. The hilt still has its acorn motif sword knot attached and the grip is brass wire wrapped. The scabbard appears to be silver-plated (has a dark, tarnishe

Image of 1914.001.001 - Portrait

1914.001.001 - Portrait

Framed, oil on canvas portrait of Zenas B. Glazier. The bust portrait depicts a man with dark, side parted hair and long, curling sideburns. The subject wears a black overcoat and stock over a white, high-collared shirt. He is portrayed against a brown, empty background.

Image of 1915.001.003 - Wallet

1915.001.003 - Wallet

Hand-sewn, needlework wallet with three interior compartments that is worked in a flame stitch on double mesh canvas in shades of red, rose, purple, green, gold, rust, brown, blue and black. The lining is loosely woven red wool.

Image of 1915.002.004 - Etching

1915.002.004 - Etching

Unframed, black & white etching of Grace United Methodist Church at 9th and West Streets in Wilmington by Robert Shaw (1859-1912). The building was designed by Thomas Dixon and built in 1868. The etching depicts a view of a Victorian Gothic style church building with two towers from a street corner. There are two horse-drawn carriages visible on the street in addition to five pedestrians (two couples and one lone woman). The image has a printed "Rob Shaw 1893" in the lower left corner and a "Rob Shaw" in pencil, also near the lower left corner. There is old pencil text written on the back: "Grace M.E. Church / Wilmington / Del. / From Rob Shaw Estate / March 1915."

Image of 1918.001 - Portrait

1918.001 - Portrait

Posthumous portrait of Judge Willard Hall (1780-1875): Bust portrait of an older man with receding white hair and bushy eyebrows who has his head turned to face the viewer. The subject wears a dark overcoat and black bow tie over a white shirt and is shown against an empty background

Image of 1927.002.001 - Sword

1927.002.001 - Sword

Model 1852 naval officer's sword and scabbard that is said to have belonged to Captain Charles Corbit of Company C, First Delaware Cavalry. The sword has a 29 1/2" long steel blade that is etched with "U.S." and various naval motifs, including an anchor, eagle, crossed oars, and a U.S. flag and masthead. One side is engraved "Ironproof" and "Clauberg / Solingen" around a knight in armor motif. The gray shagreen grip is wrapped in brass wire, and the pommel and guard are brass with fish and oak and acorn motifs with "USN" on the underside. The pommel has a central eagle motif surrounded by thirteen stars. The leather scabbard has brass fittings with knot motifs and two rings. The drag has a

Image of 1927.002.002 - Holster

1927.002.002 - Holster

Brown leather saddle holster that belonged to Captain Charles Corbit of Company C, First Delaware Cavalry. The holster consists of a pair of joined 14 1/2" long holsters that have flip-up leather covers. Each holster has a small attached pouch for five cartridges at the front, a 3/4" wide leather strap and buckle at approx. 5 1/2" up from the bottom of the holster, and 3 1/2" long x 1 1/2" wide leather tab at one side of the cartridge case. Each holster cover also originally had a 3 1/2" long leather buttonhole tab that attached to a brass fixed button on the front of each holster (one missing). Each holster is attached at the center by a 5 1/2" wide x 5-6" long leather strip with a 2 1/2"

Image of 1927.002.005 - Bayonet, Socket

1927.002.005 - Bayonet, Socket

Civil War era socket bayonet that belonged to Captain Charles Corbit of Company C, First Delaware Cavalry. This bayonet was designed for the Model 1853-59 .577 caliber English Enfield rifle-musket that was used by both Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War. The bayonet has a 17 1/4" long, triangular blade and a 7/8" diameter (down to 3/16" diameter) socket with a screw clamp to secure it to the rifle. The top edge of the blade is stamped with "B / 67" and "W."

Image of 1927.005.002 - Bayonet, Sword

1927.005.002 - Bayonet, Sword

Sword bayonet for a Model 1853 English artillery rifle. The bayonet has a slightly curved yataghan blade that is 22 7/8" long with a wide 15 1/4: long fuller. There are no manufacturer's marks. The worn grip has a cross-hatched pattern with four steel rivets on one side and three rivets and a screw on the reverse. The upper portion of the hilt is slotted with a push pin for rifle attachment.