Bellows

Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc.
Date:
early 20th century

Wood and leather bellows. It is possibly a reproduction. A bellows is a device for delivering pressurized air in a controlled quantity to a controlled location.

Description (physical):

6"w, 16" length

Location:
845 N. Jefferson Avenue Port Allen, Louisiana 70767
Identifier:
2011.024.003
Institution:
West Baton Rouge Museum

Dresser

Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc.
Date:
c.1870-1880

An Eastlake dresser believed to have been brought into the museum's "Aillet House" when Anatole and Leocadie Aillet moved into the home in 1880. The dresser has a mirror and is of burled walnut.

Description (physical):

96"h,47"w, 21.5"d

Location:
845 N. Jefferson Avenue Port Allen, Louisiana 70767
Identifier:
1998.009.003
Institution:
West Baton Rouge Museum

Flag

Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc.
Date:
c. 1861

CONFEDERATE MILITARY UNIT FLAG (87.16.1A) WITH GOLD TASSLES (87.16.1B) FOR INFANTRY, 4TH REGIMENT, COMPANY F (formerly C), DELTA RIFLES (West Baton Rouge) This is a fragment of a silk flag or banner that once belonged to the Delta Rifles Infantry of WBR. The full flag was presented to the Delta Rifles on April 20, 1861 in WBR at the Rail Road Depot to Captain Favrot. The ground fabric is a blue/green color, faded to a golden tan in some areas. The word "DELTA" is painted in gold letters, outlined in black, in the center of the fragment. Read more »

Description (physical):

15.25"h, 28" w (Dimensions are of the flag on the board)

Location:
845 N. Jefferson Avenue Port Allen, Louisiana 70767
Identifier:
1987.016.001
Institution:
West Baton Rouge Museum

Teacup and Saucer

Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc.
Date:
1900s

A Coalport China saucer with teacup having a pink glaze with gold Florentine highlights.

Description (physical):

Teacup: 2" diameter; Saucer: 3.38" diameter

Location:
845 N. Jefferson Avenue Port Allen, Louisiana 70767
Identifier:
C.128.003
Institution:
West Baton Rouge Museum

Painting

Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc.
Date:
1988

An oil painting on canvas entitled "The Betsy Ann" and depicts the sternwheel riverboat, which was active from 1899-1940. The painting is by Marcus D. Swayze.

Description (physical):

23"h, 27"w

Location:
845 N. Jefferson Avenue Port Allen, Louisiana 70767
Identifier:
1988.001.001
Institution:
West Baton Rouge Museum

Currency

Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc.
Date:
1862

A Confederate one-dollar note issued as a City of Baton Rouge Certificate on June 18, 1862.

Description (physical):

2.625"w, 5.75"h

Location:
845 N. Jefferson Avenue Port Allen, Louisiana 70767
Identifier:
1987.036.001
Institution:
West Baton Rouge Museum

Currency

Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc.
Date:
early 1860's

A Confederate $2.00 bill issued in Richmond, Virginia.

Description (physical):

3"w, 5.25"h

Location:
845 N. Jefferson Avenue Port Allen, Louisiana 70767
Identifier:
C.611.002
Institution:
West Baton Rouge Museum

Certificate, Stock

Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc.
Date:
1859

A stock certificate issued to William S. Pike for four shares of stock in the "Baton Rouge, Grosse Tete, and Opelousas Rail Road Company."
The certificate number is "No. 250."
The date on the certificate is July 7, 1859.

Description (physical):

6"w, 8.125"h

Location:
845 N. Jefferson Avenue Port Allen, Louisiana 70767
Identifier:
C.422.001
Institution:
West Baton Rouge Museum

Machine, Sewing

Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc.
Date:
late 19th century

Pony toy sewing machine or a child's sewing machine. It features a painted floral motif and the word PONY on one side.

Description (physical):

9"h, 7.5"w, 3.75"d

Location:
845 N. Jefferson Avenue Port Allen, Louisiana 70767
Identifier:
C.418.001
Institution:
West Baton Rouge Museum

Vase, flower

Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc.
Date:
early 20th century

A handmade flower vase shaped from an artillery shell, otherwise known as Trench Art. The shell is probably from World War I. It features Art Nouveau styling to a repoussé rose decoration. The shell is marked: "75 DEC. - D.278 L.45.D."

Description (physical):

11"h, 3.5" diameter

Location:
845 N. Jefferson Avenue Port Allen, Louisiana 70767
Identifier:
C.402.001
Institution:
West Baton Rouge Museum
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