Room 2A

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Room 2A

Steamer trunk

Hump back steamer trunk of wood panels with stenciled paper attached and metal reinforcements and hardware. Labels attached to trunk read: "via CANAL R,R."; "ADAMS EXPRESS CO. 59 Broadway NEW YORK"; "Hartford & New York STEAMBOAT COMPANY H.P.&P.R.R. ;partial label reads: "DODDS EXPRESS COACH COMPANY"; partial label reads "ASTOR HOUS". 1860's era womens's fashion print inside lid.
Costumes from 1976 bi-centennial play are in trunk.

Year (or year range): 
1860-1880
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Man's silk top hat

Man's black silk top hat

label inside: "130 Devonshire Street Cathedral Building BOSTON"

Year (or year range): 
1850-1872
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

World War I army helmet

Steel WWI army helmet with original padding and straps.

Year (or year range): 
1914-1918
Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Woman's work bonnet

Woman's cotton work bonnet. Single ply Z spun cotton, dyed with butternut or walnut hulls, woven in pinstripe. All hand stitched. Cap area lined with solid cotton. Ruffle of same fabric on face-edge. Drawstring at base of cap area of cotton cord Chin ties of same cotton fabric.

Hand sewn patch of same material on neck edge.

Year (or year range): 
1830-1850
Approximate era: 
1801-1850

Calash bonnet

Woman's calash bonnet in bottle green silk.

Year (or year range): 
1810-1840
Approximate era: 
1801-1850

Woman's black taffeta petticoat, unfinished

Woman's taffeta petticoat with unfinished waist and hem. Numerous flat pleats at waist. Horizontal bands of sets of three pleats at hem and midline. Machine stitched.

Year (or year range): 
1870-1910
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Woman's bodice jacket

Woman's bodice jacket of black heavy watered silk. Fully lined with white/ivory satin. Embellished with pleating on 3/4 sleeves, and entire neckline and back. No fasteners.

Year (or year range): 
1880=1910
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

woman's lappet

White gauze lappet with machine sewn ruffle of same material.

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

Woman's skirt

Woman's skirt; black crepe lined with black taffeta. Three bands of black ribbon decorative edging along hem line. Inside of hem lined with black velvet ribbon. Waist shows signs of alteration.

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

Two wigs/headdresses made of human hair

Two wigs of hair, one grey, one grey and dark brown. Interior of grey wig is crocheted, with brown braided ties. Lining of brown and grey wig is fine netted silk, with same fabric used for chin ties

Approximate era: 
don't know
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