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Image of 1873.005 - Portrait

1873.005 - Portrait

Portrait of Judge Willard Hall (1780-1875), who served in the Delaware General Assembly, as U.S. Representative from Delaware, and as a judge for the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. The portrait depicts a three-quarters-view bust portrait of an elderly man with longish, white receding hair who is facing left. The subject wears a black suit with a white shirt and black bow tie. He is portrayed against a brown, empty background.

Image of 1874.001 - Lithograph

1874.001 - Lithograph

Framed, hand-colored lithograph of the Wesleyan Female Collegiate Institute in Wilmington, DE. The lithograph depicts an angled view from the right of a four-storey brick building with a three-storey-high covered, wrap-around balcony on the back part. The grounds of the building are contained behind a wooden fence and there is a weeping willow tree planted in the yard at the front. Three female and four male figures stand on the brick pavement in front of the building and there is a horse-drawn carriage standing in the cobblestone street on the left. Four girls (two on the balcony and two on the ground) can be seen within the grounds of the school. The school was built on the east side of Fr

Image of 1874.003 - Painting

1874.003 - Painting

Painting of the barley mill building on the right bank of the Brandywine river at what is now the foot of Adams Street by Henry C. Price (1837-1912). The painting shows a winter landscape scene with a mill building at the left side and a river with a dam in the middle ground. There are skaters on the ice above the dam and trees in the background. The mill began life as a barley mill in 1728 but by 1780 was a calico printing and dying works and later a cotton and carding mill before it burned down in 1857. There is a hand-written label on the back of the stretcher with text: "Presented by L. P. Bush / Painted by Henry Price / (son of Joseph Price) / formally [sic] of Brandywine)."

Image of 1878.002.001 - Scrimshaw

1878.002.001 - Scrimshaw

Sperm whale tooth that has carving on both sides. One side is carved with a full-length image of a standing, bearded officer figure in a dress coat with epaulets, saber, and cap. The figure has his left hand on his hip and a partially raised and pointing right arm. The opposite side is carved with an image of a lion among a forest of very stylized trees. The sky above the lion contains two birds in flight and an angel or cupid figure with a bow and arrow.

Image of 1874.005 - Ax Head

1874.005 - Ax Head

Native American stone ax head (?), probably from the mid to late Archaic Period (6000-1000 BC). There looks to be a groove at one end but the ax head seems to have been broken on both sides. There is an old red and white typewritten label affixed to one side: "Nov 1874 Indian Relic. / [foun]d near Chestnut & / Jackson Sts. Mr. Thos. D. / Nizar."

Image of 1879.003.001 - Portrait

1879.003.001 - Portrait

Unframed, oil on wood panel portrait of Gunning Bedford, Jr. (1747-1812). The bust portrait depicts an older man with short white hair, a chubby face, and small mouth who is facing right. The sitter wears a black overcoat, grey waistcoat, and white shirt with a lacy jabot. The wood panel has a bevelled edge and is painted black on the back with white, hand-written text: "Gunning Bedford, Jr. / May 1879 W. McCaulley." There is also an old type-written label affixed to the back with adhesive tape: "May 19, 1879. / Gunning Bedford, Jr. / small colored picture. / From Mrs. S. McCaulley."

Image of 1880.003 - Box, Storage

1880.003 - Box, Storage

Wooden relic box with a hinged lid and ink inscription on the lid: "Box made of wood from the church / built 1740 near 10th & Market St. / And presented with its contents to the / Historical Society by A.C. Brinton." There is also another fainter inscription in pencil on the front edge: "Wood from old church built / 1740 the present historical house / on Market Street near 10th 1895." Another note glued to the right side reads: "May 1880. wooden box / in shape of book / filled with relics / (relics removed) / from Amos C. Brinton."

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 1902.002 - Chair

1902.002 - Chair

Windsor chair with bamboo turnings; bow back with nine central spindles; the scrolled ends of mortised arms have ogee supports; saddle seat; caned legs; H-stretchers with plain side stretcher swelling in the center to accommodate the bamboo-turned medial stretcher.

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 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 1927.001.004 - Teapot

1927.001.004 - Teapot

Rococo-style, pear-shaped silver teapot with a fruitwood handle, molded circular foot, C-shaped handle, and hinged domed lid with a bell finial. The spout has leaf and swirl decorations. It is engraved with "B" in script on the side.

Image of 1927.001.005 - Creamer

1927.001.005 - Creamer

Silver Rococo-style creamer with a pear-shaped, double scroll handle and three shell-form feet and legs.

Image of 1927.009 - Painting

1927.009 - Painting

Framed painted panel from a hand engine entitled, "The Sea Green Lady / Water Witch of the Waves." The image is painted on a convex wood panel and presents a wind-blown lady in a long blue dress that is pushed back to reveal the lower half of her right leg. The subject is shown at an angle floating over the waves and has an open book in her right hand and a pink scarf at her shoulders. There is a ship in the left background. The painting is not signed by the artist but has an inscription on the back of the panel: "This Is one of the panels off of the gallery of the old hand engine of the Water Witch Fire Company No. 5 of Wilmington. It represents the Sea Green Lady (Witch of the Waves).

Image of 1927.030 - Fork

1927.030 - Fork

Fork from the Indian Queen Hotel with four tines that is decorated with raised lines and reeding on the face and underside of the handle. "Indian Queen" is engraved in script on the face of the handle.

Image of 1927.074.001 - Ax Head

1927.074.001 - Ax Head

Native American stone ax head, probably from the mid to late Archaic Period (6000-1000 BC), made with a 1" groove at about 1 1/2" in from one side. There is an old red and white typewritten label affixed to one side: "Indian hatchet dug up on farm near Wilmington."

Image of 1929.001 - Sideboard

1929.001 - Sideboard

Hepplewhite-Sheraton style sideboard with a kidney-shaped front and four slender, tapered legs. The piece has four bowed doors and one central bowed drawer. There are four original pieces of brass hardware and elaborate satinwood inlay decoration. There are two craftsmen's labels inside the drawers and one on the inside of the cupboard door: "George Whitelock, Cabinet and Chairmaker... Articles in his line may be supplied on the shortest notice."

Image of 1928.048 - Portrait

1928.048 - Portrait

Portrait of Quaker abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor, Thomas Garrett (1798-1871) of Wilmington. The half-length, three-quarters view portrait depicts an older man with short blond hair and blue eyes. The subject faces right and wears a black coat, grey vest, and white shirt and holds a piece of paper in his right hand. He is portrayed against a dark empty background.

Image of 1932.020.004 - Sash

1932.020.004 - Sash

Hand-stitched, red wool pleated sash worn by Captain Daniel H. Kent (1835-1901) of Company F, Fourth Delaware Regiment, in the Lincoln-Hamlin victory parade in Wilmington in 1860. The upper part has a 52" circumference with four pleats and white silk trim at the shoulder that has a small 6/8" diameter pin badge depicting Lincoln's Vice-Presidential running mate, Hannibal Hamlin. There is a 4 1/2" diameter red, white, and blue silk rosette pinned to the center of the front side. The base of the sash is also trimmed in white silk and has two red wool tails of different lengths (one is 15" long and the other is 23 1/2" long). Both are edged with a band of 2 1/4" long fringe trim that is made fro

Image of 1935.019 - Cradle

1935.019 - Cradle

Wooden cradle with hood and two thick rockers. It has dovetail construction with two hand holds at the side and a dark wood stain.