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Confectionary
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A pressed-glass candy confectionary in the shape of a sitting hen. Cardboard was used at the bottom to hold in the contents. The mark "J.H." is...
Andiron
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
One of a pair of Late Federal andirons made of brass and iron, with a ball-shaped top. Note: "pied de beche" (beast foot/cloven hoof)
Basin
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A water basin made of Staffordshire pottery. It is paired with a pitcher. The design is blue on a white surface.
Bayonet
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A steel-blade bayonet having a solid brass hilt. Marked: "68."
Bed, Four-Poster Tester
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A mahogany four-poster tester bed having ball brass feet.
Bed, Half-tester
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
An Eastlake half-tester bed believed to have been brought into the Aillet House when Anatole and Leocadie Aillet moved into the home in 1880. The bed...
Bellows
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
Wood and leather bellows. It is possibly a reproduction. A bellows is a device for delivering pressurized air in a controlled quantity to a...
Bonnet
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A hand-crocheted wool bonnet, with a natural gray color.
Bonnet, baby
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A baby bonnet handmade by Mrs. Julia Levert McGuire and worn by Mrs. Auguste Hebert, Jr. The bonnet is dated ca. 1890-1899.
Book
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A book entitled: "Code de Procedure Civile." This code was one of the legal codes established under Napoléon. The book is dated 1839.
Candlestick
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A Sheffield silver plated (silver plate over spelter) candlestick base with a ruby glass hurricane shade.
Certificate, Stock
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
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...
Chair
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
Carved hardwood planter's chair. The planter’s chair is a reclining chair with a canted cane back and seat (not original) joined by scrolled arms and...
Chest
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
Small travel chest having a red leather cover with brass nail trim. Paper lines the inner tray of the chest. Family lore says that it was brought...
Crumber
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A silver-plated crumber (2 pieces) with a floral designed handle. The crumber is incised with floral design. Mark: V-L,VALENTINE SILVER CO.,QUAD-...
Currency
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A Confederate one-dollar note issued as a City of Baton Rouge Certificate on June 18, 1862.
Currency
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A Confederate $2.00 bill issued in Richmond, Virginia.
Currency, Confederate
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A Confederate hand-signed five dollar bill issued out of Shreveport, Louisiana. The bill is dated March 10, 1863. Inscription:Payable at Treasurer's...
Currency, Confederate
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A Confederate five-dollar bill issued by the State of Louisiana.
Currency, Confederate
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A Confederate five-dollar bill issued by the State of Louisiana.
Currency, Confederate
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A Confederate twenty-five cent bill issued by Iberville Parish, Louisiana. The bill is dated January 20, 1862.
Currency, Confederate
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A Confederate twenty-five cent bill issued by Iberville Parish, Louisiana. The bill is dated January 20, 1862.
Currency, Confederate
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A Confederate twenty-five cent bill issued by Iberville Parish, Louisiana. The bill is dated January 20, 1862.
Currency, Confederate
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A Confederate fifty-cent bill issued by Iberville Parish, Louisiana. The bill is dated January 20, 1862.
Desk
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A planter's desk, made of cypress. Desk came from Alma Plantation, in Pointe Coupee Parish.
Doubloon
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
"Top of the Mart" Mardi Gras Doubloon featuring Julien Poydras; green color. The doubloon is two-sided. The front is embossed "Julian Poydras-...
Dresser
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
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...
Easel
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
An Eastlake style wood easel, black lacquer with a inset wood floral design stained in shades of green and amber. The easel has a shelf that can be...
Flag
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
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...
Fork, fish
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A silver plated fish fork used in the table service on the Steamship "Natchez." The fork has a design of grapes and grape leaves on the handle.
Gown, baptismal
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A lace baptismal gown, dated 1883. The gown was worn by Mrs. J.A. Tucker, the donor.
Gown, Wedding
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A silk golden-colored wedding gown having separate caps for the top of the sleeves (a pair of sashes), the collar, the belt, and the shawl. The dress...
Grinder, coffee
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A coffee grinder set on a wood base. The grinder has a long metal handle with a wood knob on the end. The drawer in the base is of wood with a metal...
Handcuffs
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
Adjustable ratchet style iron handcuffs. The design consists of a square bow with notches on the outside which were engaged by a very simple "tear-...
Inkwell
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A silver inkwell made of Old English silver with glass inkwell intact. Made in the shape of an 18th century quill pen inkwell. The demise of the...
Letter press
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A cast-iron letter press with a screw mechanism to raise and lower the weight.
Machine, Broom
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A broom press used by Louisiana folk artist Bill Tippit. It is solid wood with iron parts, all painted green. Process for using the machine:Insert...
Machine, Sewing
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
Pony toy sewing machine or a child's sewing machine. It features a painted floral motif and the word PONY on one side.
Mirror, Wall
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A gilt wall mirror with an églomisé (a reverse painting on the glass).
Model, instructional
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A large-scale model (1"=1') of a sugar mill. First shown at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri during the World's Fair of 1904.
Painting
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
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...
Painting
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
An framed oil painting entitled: "Study in Blues." The painting is by Alice Peaks Reiss. She was born in Baton Rouge and graduated from Newcomb...
Pitcher
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A pitcher for washing made of Staffordshire pottery. It is paired with a basin. The design is blue on a white surface.
Pitcher, cream
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A pressed-glass cream pitcher made in the shape of a dog to represent President Franklin Roosevelt's dog, Fala.
Pot, Mustard
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
Paris porcelain mustard pot, with lid, used on the Steamship "Natchez." The pot has a blue and gold designed leaf pattern on the sides and lid.
Pottery
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A Newcomb pottery cup.
Pottery
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A Newcomb pottery saucer featuring a stylized pineapple motif on the rim; pale blue and white colors. Stamped on the bottom: "74-2, DX-27." "B...
Prie-dieu
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A French mahogany prieu dieu which is a prayer desk primarily intended for private devotional use, but may also be found in churches. It is a small,...
Print
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A linoleum block print entitled: "Dreams." The woodblock is by B. Malaika Favorite of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This print is numbered: "2/15." The...
Purse
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, Louisiana
A purse made of beads in the colors of rose, blue, yellow, orange, and green. The purse has a floral pattern on a beige, or off-white, background....
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