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Ribbon

Ribbon

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Collection of ribbons in assorted sizes, shapes, colors and fabrics
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Eyeglasses case

Eyeglasses case

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Hinged metal glasses case with black paper covering and purple velvet lining.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Human hair wig

Human hair wig

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Man's human hair wig sewn in strips on a net; donor says it belonged to "Capt. Wm. Davis - whaling vessel owner out of Nantucket" who was his maternal great great step-grandfather
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Child's vest

Child's vest

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Plum-colored child's vest decorated with jet beads; lined cotton velvet.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Snuff box

Snuff box

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Oval snuff box with hinged lid and original japanned (varnished) finish.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Magnifying lens

Magnifying lens

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: "Cable riding bow spectacles" as advertised in Sears 1902 catalogue.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Wool carpet bag

Wool carpet bag

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Cotton-lined wool carpet bag with leatherette handles.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Wallet

Wallet

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Leather wallet.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Petticoat

Petticoat

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Silk and lace petticoat similar to those in the 1902 Sears catalogue.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Leather wallet

Leather wallet

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Leather, cardboard and cloth wallet for letters; gold-stamped "R.R. tickets" and "Stamps"on pockets
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
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