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Name Twentieth Century

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Image of 1932.029.001 - Portrait

1932.029.001 - Portrait

Portrait of Queen Christina of Sweden: Three-quarters view of a young woman with curly brown hair and a very masculine face. The subject is facing sideways and to the right but turns to face the viewer. She wears a heavy satin full-length gown with large sleeves and a thin blue scarf over her shoulders. She holds a document in her right hand and the blue scarf with her left. She has a floral sprig in her hair and is shown against an architectural backdrop. Painted on the reverse of the canvas: "Cristina / Drottning Au Sverige / Efter Orig Au / David Beck / (Tillh Nationalmus Stockholm) / Cop Au Victor Lagerstrom / 1932." The frame is signed by Francis Coll.

Image of 1932.029.002 - Portrait

1932.029.002 - Portrait

Portrait of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden: Three-quarters view of a large standing man who is facing slightly left with his right hand on a cane and his left on his hip The subject has a brown beard and mustache and blue eyes and is dressed in red and yellow robes of state with a large brimmed red hat and sword. He is shown against an architectural backdrop. The text on the back of the canvas: "Gustaf Adolphus II / King of Sweden / after original by M Meriam / (in ____ Museum) / Copied by Victor Lagerstrom, 1932"; "Gustav II Adolf / Konvg au Sverige / efter Orig. Au / M. Meriam / Tillh Skoklosters Saml) / Cop au Victor Lagerstrom 1932." " Frame is signed by Francis Coll.

Image of 1937.010 a - Doll

1937.010 a - Doll

One of a pair of dolls dressed in Swedish national costumes: Female doll with blonde hair and a composition head, plastic forearms, and a stuffed body and legs. The shoulders and hips are jointed. The doll is dressed in the Swedish national costume (Dalecarlia) with a wool hat and skirt, cotton shirt, striped pantalettes, white petticoat, red knit stockings, white leather jacket with sheepskin trim, and black leather shoes with buckles. There is a label on the bottom of the left shoe: "Made in Sweden".

Image of 1937.010 b - Doll

1937.010 b - Doll

One of a pair of dolls dressed in Swedish national costumes: Male doll with brown hair and a composition head, plastic forearms, and a stuffed body and legs. The shoulders and hips are, jointed. The doll is dressed in the Swedish national costume (Dalecarlia) with a black wool hat, coat, and short jacket (both with red trim), yellow wool trousers with black trim and red pom-poms, white cotton shirt, white knit stockings, and black leather shoes with buckles. There is a label on the bottom of the left shoe: "Made in Sweden".

Image of 1938.003.005 - Plate, Commemorative

1938.003.005 - Plate, Commemorative

White porcelain Tercentenary commemorative plate with a border pattern of small diamonds and a 6" diameter central black and white transfer-printed image of the New Castle courthouse. The manufacturer's mark is printed in black on the reverse: "Spode's Mansard / Copeland / Spode / England / U.S. Patent 88,688 / Rd. No. 777.266 / Delaware Tercentenary Celebration / 1638-1938 / Old Court House, New Castle."

Image of 1938.003.006 - Plate, Commemorative

1938.003.006 - Plate, Commemorative

White porcelain Tercentenary commemorative plate with a border pattern of small diamonds and a 6" diameter central black and white transfer-printed image of the Old Town Hall, Wilmington. The manufacturer's mark is printed in black on the reverse: "Spode's Mansard / Copeland / Spode / England / U.S. Patent 88,688 / Rd. No. 777.266 / Delaware Tercentenary Celebration / 1638-1938 / Old Town Hall, Wilmington, 1798."

Image of 1938.003.007 - Plate, Commemorative

1938.003.007 - Plate, Commemorative

White porcelain Tercentenary commemorative plate with a border pattern of small diamonds and a 6" diameter central black and white transfer-printed image of the Old College at the University of Delaware. The manufacturer's mark is printed in black on the reverse: "Spode's Mansard / Copeland / Spode / England / U.S. Patent 88,688 / Rd. No. 777.266 / Delaware Tercentenary Celebration / 1638-1938 / Old College, / University of Delaware, 1834."

Image of 1938.003.008 - Plate, Commemorative

1938.003.008 - Plate, Commemorative

White porcelain Tercentenary commemorative plate with a border pattern of small diamonds and a 6" diameter central black and white transfer-printed image of the Zwaanendael House in Lewes. The manufacturer's mark is printed in black on the reverse: "Spode's Mansard / Copeland / Spode / England / U.S. Patent 88,688 / Rd. No. 777.266 / Delaware Tercentenary Celebration / 1638-1938 / Zwaanen Dael House, Lewes."

Image of 1938.003.009 - Plate, Commemorative

1938.003.009 - Plate, Commemorative

White porcelain Tercentenary commemorative plate with a border pattern of small diamonds and a 6" diameter central black and white transfer-printed image of Old Swedes Church in Wilmington. The manufacturer's mark is printed in black on the reverse: "Spode's Mansard / Copeland / Spode / England / U.S. Patent 88,688 / Rd. No. 777.266 / Delaware Tercentenary Celebration / 1638-1938 / Old Swedes Church, Wilmington, 1699."

Image of 1938.003.010 - Plate, Commemorative

1938.003.010 - Plate, Commemorative

White porcelain Tercentenary commemorative plate with a border pattern of small diamonds and a 6" diameter central black and white transfer-printed image of the Old State House in Dover. The manufacturer's mark is printed in black on the reverse: "Spode's Mansard / Copeland / Spode / England / U.S. Patent 88,688 / Rd. No. 777.266 / Delaware Tercentenary Celebration / 1638-1938 / Old State House, Dover 1791."

Image of 1938.006 - Plate

1938.006 - Plate

Pewter presentation plate from the Delaware Tercentenary that has a 7 1/2 inch diameter central image of a harbour scene in Marstrand, Sweden and text " Marstrand". The design is surrounded by two double bands 1 3/8 inches apart with text "1638 1938 Fran mor Annikas Federnebygd Dar Jensarna Sova Under Kyrkohallen / Fran Marstrands Invanare Till Delaware - Minnet". There is a soldered brass triangular hanger and gold and blue manufacturer's sticker on the back with text: "J. Martin /Johahsson / Juvelerare / Crowned Initials / Kungl, Hofleverantor / Goteborg".

Image of 1938.007.001 - Banner

1938.007.001 - Banner

Tan nylon banner commemorating the Delaware Tercentenary of 1938. The square banner is trimmed along the bottom edge with a 2" yellow nylon twisted rope fringe. The top edge is affixed with brass tacks to a 40" long wooden rod with gold finials. The banner hangs from a yellow nylon twisted cord that has tassels at each end. The tassels hang down 22" on either side of the banner. The banner has a yellow central image of the Kalmar Nyckel that is surrounded by an image of three crowns and text: "1638 / 1938 / Kalmar Nyckel / Tercentenary / of Delaware."

Image of 1938.008 - Painting

1938.008 - Painting

Framed watercolour painting of Float #1 in the Delaware Tercentenary Parade. The painting depicts a Native American settlement of 1600 with seven figures (four adult males, two women, and a child) in a village settlement scene on top of a wheeled parade float platform. It is signed "Joseph T. Sennett" (the artist) in the lower left corner and "Van Horn & Son" (the float designers) in the lower right corner. There is text inside a scroll format in the upper left corner: "An Indian Village 1600 / Float #1 / Historical Parade / Delaware Tercentenary Celebration / June 27, 1938 / Christopher L. Ward / Chairman, Executive Committee / Designed, executed, and directed by / Rollin W. Van Horn." There

Image of 1940.051 - Flag

1940.051 - Flag

Machine-stitched, wool Swedish flag with a royal blue field that is divided by a yellow cross that is pieced in, not printed. The arms of the cross are 8 1/2" wide. The 1 1/4" wide white canvas hoist has a brass ring at the lower end and a length of rope threaded up through the hoist to emerge from the top end (30" of rope are exposed). There is a white grosgrain silk manufacturer's label with blue text sewn onto one side of the hoist: "ABE Bernstrand & Co / Skeppsbron 16 Stockholm / EX1 MA Stormcluck."

Image of 1943.038.005 - Medal

1943.038.005 - Medal

British copy of the original satirical medal produced by Karl Goetz after the sinking of the RMS Lusitania off the coast of Ireland by a German submarine on May 7, 1915. One side depicts the Lusitania going down with "Keine Bann Warr" (no contraband) above, while the reverse shows the figure of Death selling tickets to a crowd of passengers at the Cunard Line booking office who are ignoring warnings about submarine activity with "Geschaft uber Alles" (business above everything) above. The medal comes in a burgundy cardboard presentation box with a lithographed picture of the Lusitania on the cover. Inside is the original printed anti-German propaganda leaflet.

Image of 1943.106 - Banner

1943.106 - Banner

Single-sided banner printed on yellow fabrikoid (a faux leather material introduced by the by Dupont Company in 1908) with black text: "Equal / Suffrage / Association / of / Wilmington / Founded / 1895." The base of the banner has a scalloped edge trimmed with 1 3/4" long gold and white tassels and it is mounted to a fluted white plastic pole with ridged gold finials and gold silk cord.

Image of 1945.038 - Knife

1945.038 - Knife

Hitler Youth hike knife (Hitler Jugend fahrtenmesser) that has a 5 3/8" long steel blade that is engraved on one side with "Blut und Ehre!" and stamped on the reverse with a hallmark of two stag's heads facing away from each other, under which is "K & Co. / Solingen / Ges. Geschutzt." The pommel and cross guard are steel and the grip is black plastic with cross-hatching and secured by two steel rivets. One side has a 7/8" long x 1/4" w red and white diamond-shaped enamel motif with a swastika at the center. The 6" long steel scabbard is painted black and attached to a 5 1/4" long leather strap with a 5/8" wide leather collar at the top that secures with a press stud.

Image of 1946.047.001 - Flag

1946.047.001 - Flag

Machine-stitched, cotton Swedish flag used at the Delaware Tercentenary Celebration in 1938. The flag has a royal blue field divided by a yellow cross and is pieced together, not printed. The arms of the cross are 9" wide. The flag has a 1" wide white canvas hoist with two 5/8" diameter brass eyelets. The hoist is stamped "4 x 6."

Image of 1949.029 - Portrait

1949.029 - Portrait

Unframed, oil on canvas portrait of the Honorable George Gray (1840-1925). The portrait depicts a half-length, front-facing portrait of an older man with white hair and a mustache. The subject wears a black three-piece suit and white shirt and has a pair of pince-nez hanging from a black cord around his neck.

Image of 1949.037.052 - Coin

1949.037.052 - Coin

United States one cent coin that was minted in Philadelphia between 1859-1909. The obverse side depicts a Native American head facing left surrounded by "United States of America" and the date 1902 below. The reverse side depicts a wreath with "one cent" within and a shield above.