Room 2A

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Room 2A

Men's vests

Two men's vests. One from a formal suit in patterned black silk with three covered black buttons. One in grey corded fabric with four shell buttons.

Year (or year range): 
1900's
Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Stockings

Three pair of stockings. Two pair in cotton, one pair white, one pair black. One pair black stockings, possibly men's in silk. White stockings have darning on toe.

Year (or year range): 
early 1900
Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Wall hanging

Wall hanging of red and gold colored brocaded linen with embroidered/appliqued motif in center. Sewn on twisted fringe in gold colored linen.
Back of hanging is lined with plain weave fairly rough natural linen. 7 small copper circular hanging hooks are sewn to the back of the hanging. Hand stitched throughout.

Year (or year range): 
don't know
Approximate era: 
don't know

military full dress coat and vest uniform

Wool military dress coat and vest in fine wool. Vest is buff colored wool in 2/2 twill that has been fulled. Vest has 8 brass buttons (one is missing) in front closure, with 4 decorative brass buttons on pocket flaps. Back and lining of vest is cotton. Dress coat is of 2/2 twill fulled wool with trim in buff fulled 2/2 twill wool. Coat is lined with twill cotton, and shows signs of alteration (letting out). Coat front is embellished with 20 large brass buttons and closed with two heavy brass hooks and eyes. Sleeves are embellished with 3 brass buttons each. Seams machine sewed with some hand stitching on lining.

Year (or year range): 
after 1850
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Woman's plaid shawl

Civil War era woman's plaid shawl of single ply wool woven in a 2/2 twill. Twisted self fringe on three sides, fourth side has fringe missing. Reddish color of wool appears to be dyed with madder root. Greenish threads look yellowish under microscope. Dark thread looks like indigo under microscope,

Year (or year range): 
1860-1870
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Woman's dress in pieces

Metallic cloth dress in pieces with skirt, bodice and others.

Year (or year range): 
1955-1965
Approximate era: 
1951-1975

Duster - car coat

Heavy linen white duster for wearing in a motor car. Stonewear button front closure. Neck tab. Inner collar lined with blue chambray fabric.

Year (or year range): 
1911-1920
Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Box Factory advertisement - copy

Copy of advertisement for Box Factory of George M. Wheeler, manufacturer of Lock Cornered Wood Packing Boxes, Post Office address, Orange, MA, factory at Brush Valley, Warwick

Year (or year range): 
1900s
Approximate era: 
1901-1925
Donated by: 
A. George Day, Jr.
Donation date: 
08/08/2011

Woman's quilted work bonnet

Woman's everyday quilted work bonnet in brown cotton, lined with undyed cotton. Stuffed with unspun cotton fiber. Handstitched throughout.

Year (or year range): 
1840-1860
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Woman's hat 1890s

Woman's hat of black crepe lined with black silk. Originally had two ties of black grosgrain ribbon; now only one tie exists.

Year (or year range): 
1880-1890
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
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