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Name Nineteenth Century

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Image of 1944.031 - Drum

1944.031 - Drum

Round, wooden drum with steel side supports and rawhide drumming surfaces on two sides.

Image of 1944.050.001 - Sword, Presentation

1944.050.001 - Sword, Presentation

Model 1872 Mounted Artillery Officer's presentation saber that was presented to Captain John Rusmey Brinckle (1839-1910). The saber has a steel blade that is etched on one side with martial symbols, scrolling floral motifs, an eagle, and "E Pluribus Unum." The reverse is etched with "J.R. Brinckle, U.S.A." amid scrolling floral motifs and marital symbols. The maker's stamp is etched into a shield-shaped device on one side of the blade near the grip: "Shannon, Miller & Crane, New York City, N.Y." The shagreen grip is wrapped with brass wire and the guard is brass with a reverse P shape. The scabbard is steel with simple brass fittings and is engraved on one side at the top with: "Presen

Image of 1944.060 - Flag

1944.060 - Flag

Hand-sewn American flag with seven red cotton and six white linen stripes. The blue canton has thirty-four hand-sewn white stars that have been applied around a group of four central stars . There is text in ink written on the reverse (third stripe from the bottom, hoist end): "Rumford 1401 Market St."

Image of 1944.076 - Dirk, Presentation

1944.076 - Dirk, Presentation

Naval presentation dirk that was given to Midshipman John P. Gillis (1803-1873) of Wilmington. The dirk has a 9" long tapered steel blade that is engraved on both sides with foliage decorations and an eagle and shield with "E Pluribus Unum" in a banner above it. the upper 5" of both sides of the blade also have bluing and brass high-lights. The delicate guard is brass and decorated on one side only with small punch work designs. The slender grip is ivory and carved with groups of horizontal ridges in various sizes. The brass scabbard has a single brass ring and is hand-engraved on one side with stylized leaf designs and on the reverse with script text: "Jn P. Gillis, U.S.N. U.S. Frigate Br

Image of 1944.103 - Drawing

1944.103 - Drawing

Framed Howard Pyle (1853-1911) illustration For "Sailors and Landsmen, A Story For 1812" that was published in "Harper's Weekly" on December 15, 1894. The drawing is a grisaille wash drawing with a bit of gouache that depicts a man and woman in 1812 period dress. The female figure is wearing a bonnet and shawl and the male figure is wearing a naval uniform. The couple are standing on a rustic bridge on the grounds of a large house in the left background.

Image of 1945.016 - Medal,Commemorative

1945.016 - Medal,Commemorative

Engraved silver Civil War commemorative medal awarded to Charles E. LaMotte (1839-1887). The medal has a pin back and a 1 1/2" long, royal blue grosgrain silk ribbon from which hangs a silver Maltese cross medal that is engraved on both sides. On the front, the top and bottom arms are engraved vertically with a list of Civil War battles/engagements: "Bethesda Church, Coal [sic] Harbor, Petersburg, Welden [sic] Railroad, Dabney's Mills, White Oak Road, Five Forks, Appomattox C.H." The two side arms of the cross have text engraved horizontally across them: "Peebles Farm, Chapel House, Hatcher's Run, Rowanty Creek." The back of the medal is engraved in a similar manner, with the top and bot

Image of 1945.029 - Flag

1945.029 - Flag

Thirty-four star silk Stars and Stripes flag with seven red and six white horizontal stripes and a blue canton with the stars arranged in rows. The flag has a printed design rather than being stitched together. Each of the short ends has been hand-stitched.

Image of 1946.025.001 - Silhouette

1946.025.001 - Silhouette

Framed, oval silhouette of Governor Thomas Collins (1732-1789) of Smyrna. The 3" x 1 1/2" bust portrait depicts a man facing right. There is pencil text beneath the image: "Governor / Thomas Collins / of Delaware / 1732-89." The silhouette is cut from white paper that has been mounted over a black silk background in a metal frame. Collins served during the American Revolution as a Lieutenant Colonel in Caesar Rodney's Upper Kent militia and within a year was a Brigadier General of the Delaware Militia. He served as President (Governor) of the state of Delaware from October 28, 1786 until his death on March 29, 1789.

Image of 1947.005.001 - Dress

1947.005.001 - Dress

Hand-stitched, full-length gold silk dress with a high waistline, long sleeves, and sawtooth decoration added at the neck and sleeves. The dress fastens at the back with ten hooks and eyes (all present) and has eight decorative silk-covered shell buttons (1 missing) at the back. The sleeves are slightly puffed and stiffened with buckram. The hem has two pleats that are stuffed with cotton batting. The bodice is also padded with cotton batting.

Image of 1947.005.033 - Suit

1947.005.033 - Suit

Hand-stitched small boy's playsuit worn by Felix O.C. Darley (1822-1888). The suit is one piece with long sleeves and trouser legs and is made from sturdy cotton gingham in a vibrant pattern of vertical stripes in orange, red, blue, yellow ,and white. It has a high waistline and drop seat with six buttons (all missing) up each side and a small peplum at the waist at the back. It has a round drawstring neck with ties at the front and back. The suit might fit a child of about three to five years old.

Image of 1947.005.038 - Bowl

1947.005.038 - Bowl

Porcelain punch bowl with a Rose Medallion pattern that features colorful Chinese genre scenes on both the interior and exterior. The exterior features a continuous band of decoration of figures in various home and garden scenes. The lip of the bowl has a 1 1/2" wide border of densely packed bird, floral,and butterfly motifs on a gold ground. The interior of the bowl features separate panels of figural and floral panels separated by bands of Chinese lattice work in gold and red on a white ground. There is no manufacturer's stamp.

Image of 1947.005.056 - Silhouette

1947.005.056 - Silhouette

Unframed silhouette of George Lodge (1797-1880) of Brandywine Hundred, who married Anne Cloud in 1822. This silhouette is one of a pair done at the time of their marriage. The 3" x 1 1/2" silhouette depicts a man in profile facing left. The figure has a high forehead and prominent nose. The portrait has been cut out from white paper that has been mounted over a piece of black paper to provide contrast and set behind a piece of glass that has been reverse-painted in black with a scalloped oval opening trimmed with paired silver teardrop motifs and a silver rosette in each corner. The paper beneath the portrait has an impressed Peale's Museum stamp that features an eagle with spread wings ove

Image of 1947.005.057 - Silhouette

1947.005.057 - Silhouette

Silhouette of Anne Cloud, who married George Lodge of Brandywine Hundred in 1822. This silhouette is one of a pair done at the time of their marriage. The 3" x 1 1/2" silhouette depicts a young woman in profile facing left. The figure has her hair up with a thin strand visible over her forehead and wears a lace ruffle at the neck. The portrait has been cut out from white paper that has been mounted over a piece of black paper to provide contrast and set behind a piece of glass that has been reverse-painted in black with a scalloped oval opening trimmed with paired silver teardrop motifs and a silver rosette in each corner.

Image of 1947.005.058 - Drawing

1947.005.058 - Drawing

Framed study of George Washington for the composition "The Triumph of Patriotism: Washington Entering New York, 25 Nov. 1783". The drawing depicts a a front-facing view of Washington on horseback with the outline of a flag blowing behind him. He is looking to the right and wears a billowing cape. There is a Hardcastle Gallery Framing label on the back of the frame.

Image of 1947.024.009 - Creamer

1947.024.009 - Creamer

Silver Neoclassical-style creamer with an urn-like shape, square base, and plain, curved C-stap handle. The piece has beaded decoration at the rim and is engraved with the initials "MH" in script on the side.

Image of 1947.025.001 - Hat

1947.025.001 - Hat

Hand-stitched man's white beaver hat that has a 1" wide band consisting of a tan silk grosgrain ribbon. It has a leather sweatband on the inside and is lined with pale blue paper. The inside of the crown has a gold stamp: "Dubell & Co. / No. 2 E. Third St. / Wilmington."

Image of 1948.033.001 - Portrait

1948.033.001 - Portrait

Framed, oil on canvas portrait of Thomas Carson Hambly (1798-1885) of Christiana, Delaware. The half-length portrait depicts a man with dark, curly hair that is piled up at the center and sideburns who is seated in a red chair. He wears a black overcoat with a white shirt, waistcoat, and cravat. There is a label on the reverse of the panel: "By J.H. Mifflin / 34 Arch St/Philadelphia" (probably written by the restorer, Hannah Mae Horner, whose Oct. 1885 label also appears on the reverse. Also label on frame: "From / Snow & Roos, / Depot of Goupil & Co. / San Francisco".

Image of 1948.033.002 - Portrait

1948.033.002 - Portrait

Framed, oil on canvas portrait of Amelia Eliza Clayton Hambly (1803-1891), wife of Thomas C. Hambly. The half-length portrait depicts a woman with brown eyes and dark hair that is piled up and curled into ringlets. The subject wears a dark colored dress that is belted at the waist with a gold buckle and a white, gauzy overjacket that has short puffed sleeves and is pinned at the front. She also has a long gold chain around her neck. The dark mark on her forehead is said to be a birth mark. There is a label on the reverse of the panel: "By J.H. Mifflin / 34 Arch St / Philadelphia" (probably written by the restorer, Hannah Mae Horner, whose Oct. 1885 label appears on the reverse. Also labe

Image of 1948.047 - Flag

1948.047 - Flag

Hand-stitched, wool, American Stars & Stripes flag with seven red and six white stripes that are printed onto the fabric. The 31 1/2" x 25 3/4" navy blue wool canton contains forty printed white stars. The 2 1/2" wide canvas hoist is a sleeve that has eight old tack holes along it and hand-written text on the upper corner, near the canton, on one side: "A.D. Warner."

Image of 1948.067 - Collage

1948.067 - Collage

Framed collage of Old Swedes Church made with moss and other natural materials that shows a view of the church and graveyard with the steeple and trees to the left. It has a painted sky and a label on the reverse: "(c. 1850) / Old Swedes/ by Anna / Brinckle". The artist is said to have used the frontispiece drawing by Benjamin Ferris for his book, "Original Settlements on the Delaware" (1845) as a model for this collage.