Tip-Up Model

Creator:
J. Stevens and Co., Chicopee Falls, Mass., U.S.A.
Description (physical):

Model: Tip-Up Model. Firearm. L: 46.5 in. Top of barrel: J. STEVENS & CO, CHICOPEE FALLS MASS. PAT.SEPT.6.1864. butt plate: STEVENS / CHICOPEE FALLS / MASS. U.S.A.

Location:
720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, Wyoming, 82414
Identifier:
2002.14.3v1
Institution:
Buffalo Bill Historical Center

Top Lever Hammer SxS Double

Date:
ca. 1870
Creator:
Smith and Wesson Firearms Co., Springfield, MA

Fore-end tip missing. Skeleton butt-plate. Oval escutcheon on stock. Barrels very lightly pitted. Overall condition very good. Lightly engraved. Rib extension with dolls head part of lock. Fore-end attached to stock. Furnish notes DBW (Wesson), DSC (Dexter Smith) and JWS (Stark ??) are the monogram marks. May be Gustave Young engraved. Exceptional engraving and Damascus pattern. High grade.

Description (physical):

Model: Top Lever Hammer SxS Double. Serial Number: 94. Shotgun. Wood, steel. L: 45 in, H: 8 in. Rib] Wesson Fire Arms Co Springfield MA | [trigger guard] No. 94 | [water table] Patented Dec 31 1867, Jun 9 1868, Nov 24 1868 | [bottom of barrel] 12 (2 monograms, "JWS" and "DBW-DS") | [forend lump] 5t

Location:
720 Sheridan Avenue,Wyoming,Cody,82414
Identifier:
1998.32.201v2
Institution:
Buffalo Bill Historical Center

Militia Officer's Coat

Date:
circa 1815-1825
Description (physical):

Wool, silk, brass. Length: front 13 5/8" (34.7 cm), back 43 3/4" (111.1), Waist 37 7/8" (96.2 cm), sleeve length 23 3/8" (59.5 cm), cuff 1 width 2 1/3" (5.4 cm), collar width 3 1/2" (9 cm), pocket opening 7 1/2" (19 cm), cuff dia. 10 7/8" (27.7 cm), braid on shoulders 3 3/4" (9.5 cm), braid on collar 5 5/8" (14.3 cm).

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.20.25
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Lynn, Massachusetts, Female Shoe Workers On Strike In March 1860

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0065
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
credits:
Library of Congress

Bone Model Of Essex

Date:
c. 1800s

The people of Essex County and Salem, Massachusetts, presented the 36-gun frigate Essex to the U.S. Navy in 1799. Within weeks she began active service in the Quasi-War with France. Essex had two tours of duty in the Mediterranean against the Barbary pirates between 1801 and 1805. Captain David Porter commanded her throughout the War of 1812. In a single cruise in the summer of 1812 she captured ten prizes. Porter's journey to the Pacific, where he decimated the English whaling fleet, brought Essex greater renown. Read more »

Description (physical):

Material: Bone

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0036
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
credits:
Courtesy, Naval Historical Foundation

Model Of The Ship Of The Line USS Vermont

Seventy four-gun model. The original ship was designed by William Doughty, built at the Boston Navy Yard from 1818-1848, and launched September 14, 1848. Read more »

Description (physical):

Scale of model: 1/4" to 1'. Original ship dimensions: Length 196' 3"; Moulded Beam 53' 6"; Depth of Hold 21' 7"; Displacement 2,633 tons.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0001
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

12-pounder Gun-howitzer Model 1857

Date:
1857
Creator:
Revere Copper Company
Location:
20 Bernard Rd,Virginia,Hampton,23651
Identifier:
2010.1234.0001
Institution:
Fort Monroe Casemate Museum
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M1855 Springfield

Date:
1860

U.S. SPRINGFIELD M1855 RIFLE-MUSKET, .58 CAL. PERCUSSION. LOCK & BARREL DATED: 1860; IRON TIP; NO PATCH BOX (REPLACEMENT STOCK?); M1861 REAR SIGHT (NON-STANDARD). Origin: SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS.

Description (physical):

Material: Iron, Wood. L: 142.2 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 619
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Cartridge Box Shoulder Strap With U.S. Breastplate

Date:
c. 1862

CARTRIDGE BOX SHOULDER STRAP WITH U.S. BREASTPLATE. BLACK BUFF LEATHER; BACK STENCILED: JAMES BOYD & SONS/ MANUFACTURERS/BOSTON". TREATED 6/15/1992 AT HFC." Origin: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.

Description (physical):

Material: Leather. L: 160, W: 5.6 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 559
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

The Revisionist: Lexington, 1775

Date:
June 1971
Creator:
Michael Ramus
Publisher/Studio:
American Heritage

Laughably reasonable American colonists confront British forces for the first time in this American Heritage political cartoon. The lead colonist declares, "Don't fire unless fired upon but if they mean to escalate this minor peace-keeping operation into a major police action, let it begin here." A sign behind him reads, "Keep off ye grass."

Description (physical):

H: 10 7/8", W: 8 3/16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0011
Institution:
American Heritage Archives