Half Model Of <i>Guerriere</i>

Named for the defeated British vessel, Guerriere was launched at Philadelphia on June 20, 1814.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0058
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
credits:
Courtesy, Rear Admiral Arthur Farenholt

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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1916 Ford Model T Touring Car: The Tin Lizzie

Date:
c. 1910s
Creator:
Ford Motor Co.

As a teenage farmhand, Samuel Treon, of Red Cross, Northumberland County, drove this Ford Model T on errands and to church. Treon was one of many Americans whose first horseless carriage was the famous Model T, affectionately known as the "Tin Lizzie."Between 1908 and 1927 Henry Ford produced over fifteen million of his practical and affordable Model Ts. Ford's mass-production of the Model T forced many of Pennsylvania's early auto manufacturers who operated small shops out of business.

Location:
300 North St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Institution:
State Museum of Pennsylvania

Phaeton

Creator:
A. Mauser & Brother

The Phaeton was a light and sporty vehicle which the average man might be able to afford. The Buggy was similar and even less expensive.This Phaeton was made in McEwensville, Pennsylvania.

Location:
300 North St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Institution:
State Museum of Pennsylvania

National Road Mile Marker

This cast iron half obelish-shaped mile marker was located halfway between Brownsville and Centerville in southwestern Pennsylvania on the National Road, now U.S. 40.

Description (physical):

Cast iron

Location:
300 North St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Institution:
State Museum of Pennsylvania

Foot-powered Tablesaw And Jigsaw

Date:
c. 1850
Creator:
Jehu G. Cunningham

This saw was created in New Granada, Fulton County, Pennsylvania.

Location:
300 North St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Institution:
State Museum of Pennsylvania

Dug-out Canoe

Date:
c. 1250

Dug-out canoe found in Mud Pond, Luzerne County, PA, and carbon 14 dated at 1250 A.D.

Location:
300 North St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Institution:
State Museum of Pennsylvania

Conestoga Wagon Painting

Date:
1883
Creator:
Newbold Hough Trotter (1827-1880)

This work was painted in Philadelphia, PA.

Location:
300 North St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Institution:
State Museum of Pennsylvania

Conestoga Wagon

Date:
c. 1840

Conestoga wagon bodies did not float across rivers. They were not watertight, had no buoyancy and were loaded very heavily. This wagon could carry three tons of goods. It was made in Pennsylvania around 1840.

Location:
300 North St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Institution:
State Museum of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Recruiting Poster

Date:
1861-1865
Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0069
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park
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