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Eyeglasses case

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

Human hair wig

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
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Swivel gun

Description: Epoxy cast of swivel cannon in 3 separate parts (called a "verso"); European (possibly Spanish); replica of one found in ship wreck off Padre Island probably from wreckage of 1554, Spanish Fleet disaster; earliest known in Western Hemisphere
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Knitted cotton coverlet

Description: Knitted cotton coverlet in pineapple pattern. It was made in Fairmount, GA by Mrs. Ballew at 14 years of age; she picked the cotton, hand-ginned it, spun it, and knitted this coverlet
Date: unknown
Creator: Ballew
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Crazy quilt

Description: Faggoted crazy quilt made of worsted wool on cotton lining; several different embroidered such as eagles, flowers, etc.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Higa

Description: The higa, a raised fist of Muslim origin, was used extensively in Spain to ward off the "evil eye"; often attached to horse bridles for luck or good fortune
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

"Glimpses of Texas"

Description: Pages 401 and 432 of a booklet that includes traveler's descriptions and illustrations of life, topography, etc. in Texas. These pages include a poem ("Somewhere") and a portion of an anecdote titled, "The Black Marble."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Man Figurine]

Description: Wood carving or a man wearing a yellow shirt and a wide-brimmed hat, holding a walking stick. It is part of a collection of 23 figures including: 4 men, 2 dogs, 1 tree, 2 cows, 2 reindeer and 12 sheep; all except 1 have wooden stands or bases; hat brims are cardboard
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Chalkboard

Description: Double slat padded wooden frame (cotton?); probably 20th century
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Slate board

Description: Slate board with wooden frame, probably 20th century
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Sheep Figurine]

Description: Wood carving of a white sheep that is part of a collection of 23 figures including: 4 men, 2 dogs, 1 tree, 2 cows, 2 reindeer and 12 sheep; all except 1 have wooden stands or bases; hat brims are cardboard
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Man Figurine]

Description: Wood carving of a man wearing a long yellow shirt and a hat with a brim which is a part of a collection of 23 figures including: 4 men, 2 dogs, 1 tree, 2 cows, 2 reindeer and 12 sheep; all except 1 have wooden stands or bases; hat brims are cardboard
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Dog Figurine]

Description: Wood carving of a dog lying down. It is part of a collection of 23 figures including: 4 men, 2 dogs, 1 tree, 2 cows, 2 reindeer and 12 sheep; all except 1 have wooden stands or bases; hat brims are cardboard
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Toy sewing machine

Description: Hand-crank toy sewing machine; all metal, painted black with floral patterned design in gold, red and brown; maker's mark, "Eagle", made in Germany, probably first quarter of 20th century
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Sheep Figurine]

Description: Wood carving of a white and brown sheep with horns collection of 23 figures including: 4 men, 2 dogs, 1 tree, 2 cows, 2 reindeer and 12 sheep; all except 1 have wooden stands or bases; hat brims are cardboard
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Hoop tongs

Description: Hoop tongs used for holding light, thin stock, hoops, or rings.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Child's vest

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