Rifle, Military

Date:
c. 1940

Japanese type 99 Arisaka rifle, probably produced between 1939 and 1945. This rifle has a mark on the left side of the receiver that identifies it as being manufactured by the Kokura Arsenal. The mark follows the serial number, 8897. The top of the receiver has something written in Japanese. This is one of a collection of pieces brought from Japan to America after WWII by Joseph Andrew LaBauve, originally from Brusly, who was a marine sergeant in the Pacific.

Description (physical):

34.5"length, 2.25" width, 8" depth

Location:
845 N. Jefferson Avenue Port Allen, Louisiana 70767
Identifier:
2007.003.003
Institution:
West Baton Rouge Museum

Snare Drum, "Welcome Lafayette"

Date:
1824
Creator:
Abner Stevens Music Shop and Store, Pittfield, Massachusetts

The drum cylinder is made from brown varnished bent wood shell with a six and one half inch overlap secured with brass headed tacks arranged in vertical rows as well as in a circle around the ivory breather hole and in teardrop patterns above and below breather. Hoops are 1 and 1/2" high, red, and secured with small pegs. Six leather rope tighteners survive and are not decorated. Four gut snares are attached to the bottom hoop. Read more »

Description (physical):

Wood, skin, rope, leather, ivory, brass, iron (tacks). Overall H: 14 3/4"; diameter: 18"; drum head diameter: 17"

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, 01566
Identifier:
1.105.13
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village

Silver Infantry Grade Officer's Epaulette

Date:
circa 1815-1820
Description (physical):

Silk, silver, wood. Greatest overall length 6 1/4" (15.8cm); bullion length 3 5/8" (9.2cm), greatest width 4" (10.2cm)

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.20.26
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Homemade Epaulette

Date:
1830
Creator:
Hannah Townsend
Description (physical):

Cotton, silk. 5"(12.7) x 3"(7.6cm)

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.20.28
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Wool Coatee

Date:
circa 1820
Description (physical):

Wool, linen, gilt braid, brass.

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.20.3
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Red and Blue Infantry Enlisted Man's Coat

Date:
circa 1830-1850
Description (physical):

Wool

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.20.7
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Militia Officer's Chapeau-De-Bras

Date:
circa 1830-1835
Description (physical):

Silk, beaver, paper. H: 11" (27.9 cm); L: 16" (40.6 cm)

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.22.11a-b
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Tarbucket-style Militia Cap Or Hat

Date:
1847
Creator:
Burr and Shaw, Providence, Rhode Island
Description (physical):

Leather, brass. Lvisor bill to crown: 10 1/4" (26 cm); Diameter of crown: 6 7/8" (17.5 cm); Inside: 6 3/4" x 7 7/8" (17.1 cm x 20 cm)

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.22.12
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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White Tarbucket-style Cap Or Hat

Date:
circa 1835-1836
Creator:
John B. Baker, Boston, Massachusetts
Description (physical):

Leather, sheet brass, gold braid, white paint. H: 8 1/2" (21.6 cm); Diameter of crown: 6 7/8" (17.4 cm)

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.22.14
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Black Top Hat Decorated For Military Use

Date:
Hat is circa 1820, decorations are circa 1830
Description (physical):

Beaver, fur, paper

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.22.5
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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