Money Scale In A Wooden (oak) Case

Creator:
James Boone, Jr.

Inscription in black ink on lid, "James Boone, junior.  A.D. 1773." and also in front of case:" James Boone Junior". Interior of case has three partitions to hold scales and weights. A printed table: "A TABLE of the Value an Weight of COINS, as they now pass in Pennsylvania" is glued under the lid as is a hand written note with similar information. Additional notes on the coin weigths is written in black ink directly on the underside of the lid.

Description (physical):

Material: Wood, steel, brass, lead, silk, wool, paper, iron. L: 5.81", W: 2.69", H: 1.13".

Identifier:
2003.00.0090
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Wooden Canteen

Date:
C. 1770s

Wooden canteen, carved initials "IP", branded "IG" and "USTATES."

Description (physical):

Wood, leather and iron. H: 3.5", W: 7.25". 

Identifier:
2003.00.0033

Thomas Truxtun Portrait

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0025
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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Thomas Truxtun's Porcelain Punch Bowl

Date:
c. 1800s
Description (physical):

Material: Porcelain

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0024
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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Alfred Leaving Boston Harbor

Creator:
Nolan Van Powell

The 24-gun ship Alfred, built in Philadelphia in 1774, was purchased by the Continental Navy in November 1775 and named for the Saxon king who is considered the founder of the English Navy. Alfred served as Commodore Hopkins' flagship for the expedition to the Bahamas. At the end of 1776, Alfred, now under command of John Paul Jones, made a cruise to the fishing grounds off Nova Scotia and in company with Providence captured nine prizes.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0012
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
credits:
Courtesy, Noland Van Powell
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Abraham Whipple's Commission

Date:
October 10, 1776
Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0007
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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Surprize Captures The Harwich Packet

Creator:
E. Tufnell
Description (physical):

Watercolor.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0006
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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Battle Of The Virginia Capes

Date:
1781
Creator:
V. Zveg

On September 5, 1781, the French navy blocked the British navy from getting to the isolated British soldiers, commanded by General Charles Cornwallis, in Virginia. In addition, the American and French infantries freely encircled Cornwallis' escape. The Battle of the Virginia Capes effectively sealed off the British army at Yorktown, and ensured the Franco-American victory.

Location:
1 Waterside Dr. Norfolk, Virginia, 23510
Identifier:
2011.02.0002
Institution:
Hampton Roads Naval Museum

Bonhomme Richard Versus Serapis

Date:
1800S
Creator:
Giles, James
Description (physical):

Painting, Oil On Canvas

Location:
Washington Navy YardNavy Art Collection, Building 67,Washington,Navy Yard
Identifier:
71-011-A
Institution:
U.S. Navy Art Collection

England's Vietnam [not original title]

This reproduction of a cartoon from December 1776 depicts a meeting of Parliament during the opening months of the American Revolution. Lord North is on the left-hand side of the cartoon. A map of North America, top left, bursts into flames to the astonishment of the presiding officer.

Description (physical):

H: 11 1/8", W: 7 3/16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0004
Institution:
American Heritage Archives