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Recent Object Acquisitions

January 2014 to June 2014

Buchanan's Inaugural Rail Car Window Screen (2014.006) Purchase made possible through the generosity of Andrew Bieber, Michael Birkner and
Robin Wagner-Birkner, Margot Brubaker, Tom and Jan Dunlevy, Thomas G. Englert, Jerre and Phyllis Frankhouser, Dr. Wendell L. Funk, Eugene and Bernadette Gardner, Anne and Gene Gardner, Susan and James Volker.

Two Drop Leaf Tables (2014.007) Gift of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the Revolution.

 
June 2014 to February 2015
  • Baseball Jacket from the New Era Midget Championship team (New Providence) in 1946. (2014.008) Gift of Carl Beck
  • Wacker Brewing company bottle opener. (2014.009) Gift of John I. Mengel
  • 2 Hog Scraper Candlestick Holders, Bronze Plaque for RCA Patent Registered By Mary Doersom, Deck of RCA Cards (2014.014) Estate of Mary Doersom
  • Portrait of William Yeisley Sener. 2 Doll Trunks, dolls with accessories and clothing (2014.016) Gift of Carolyn Rusk
  • 2 Oil Portraits, painted by Oswald S. Freeland, circa 1850.  Luther Richards & Elizabeth Reitzel Richards. (2014.018) Gift of Catharine Earl
  • 6 Porcelain Plates with provenance to President James Buchanan. (2014.019) Gift of Paul and Judy Ware
  • Portrait, Adam Reigart, Jr. by Jacob Eichholtz, 1815. (2014.021) Estate of William B. Weaver
  • Print, George Washington's Triumphal Return to New York (2014.022)  Gift of Paul Ripple
  • Portrait, Clara Slaugh.  Portrait, Mary Slaugh. (2014.023) Gift of Nancy Slaugh Leech Mohr and Helena Slaugh Freeburg.
  • Evening Dress with Court Train worn by Harriet Lane Johnston, c. 1898.  Made by House of Worth, Paris.  Harriet Lane Johnston's Silk shoes, 1870s. (2014.024) Purchase thanks to the generosity of Ms. Marjorie Bardeen and Mr. Robert M. Gethner, Dr. and Mrs. William R.A. Boben, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Bowman, Mr. James Buchanan, Mr. Todd Buchanan, Ms. Alice Collier, Mr. Thomas H. Cook, Mrs. Nora Corra, Mr. Thomas Englert, Mr. Ted Ewing, Ms. Diane Feinstein, Wendell Funk, M.D., Susan and John Garofola, Mr. John Henry, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jardel, Ms. Diane Kaznowski, Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Krasne, Ms. Emily Miller, The Georgina T. and Thomas A. Russo, Thomas R. Ryan, Ph.D., Mrs. Constance D. Santarelli, Ms. Robin Sarratt, The Honorable and Mrs. Jere Schuler, Ms. Marilyn Stein, Ms. Susan L. Stone and Mr. Victor Lane, Paul W. and Judy S. Ware
  • Wooden Office Chair, used by James Buchanan in his Library. (2014.025) Gift of John R. Weitzel
  • Star-patterned, wool bed cover, made by Martha Lutz Walter of her husband William Walter's uniforms. (2014.026) Gift of Barbara B. Hunsberger
  • 2 Portraits, Painted by Jacob Eichholtz, c. 1830.  William (1793-1852) & Mary Weaver Albright (or Albrecht). (2015.001)  Gift of Ellen L. Brinton
  • 4 Portfolios featuring the works of Helen Rutter Cruess (2014.002)  Gift of Paul Montigny
  • 2 Portfolios featuring the works of Helen Rutter Cruess (2014.002)  Gift of Lynn K. Miller
  • Commemorative Plaque awarded to Melissa Coleman in 1961 for the creation of the emblem of  Lancaster County . (2015.004)  Gift of Nancy Coleman
  • Portrait of Hazel Dell Brown.  Painted by Florence Starr Taylor, 1975 (1904-1991) (2015.005)  Gift of John and Cynthis Buckwalter.
  • RCA 4.5 inch Image Orthicon Tube (2015.007)  Gift of Robert Neuhauser.
  • Printed Broadside, Hamilton Bank Country.  Designed by E. L. Malbertt, 1980.  (2015.008) Gift of Barbara Renninger.
  • Brass bell holder with one large and one small servant bell with provenance to President James Buchanan.  (2015.009)  Gift of Rodney Lockwood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
February 2015 to April 2015

Painted Sheet Iron Tray
Painted by Raymond J. Schnader, circa 1945-1952
Gift of Barbara B. Hunsberger
Schnader was a highly productive artist. Born in 1914, Schnader lived in Rohrerstown.  He was a former carriage painter, transitioned to decorative painting in his 30s and produced designs on tinware, furniture, etc.
Great example of revival decorative arts that grows alongside a rise in tourism in the Lancaster County region.

Mogul Cigarette Silk featuring President James Buchanan
Manufactured in New York, circa 1912-1915
Gift of John S. Geist
The complete set featured 24 Presidents.  Mogul was an expensive hand-rolled all-Turkish cigarette that was started by an independent maker in New York City and by 1914 was owned by the American Tobacco Company.

Tall Case Clock
Owned and passed down through the Bausman family
Made by Frederck Maus, Philadelphia, Circa 1785.
Gift of Walt Dunlap
Andreas Bausman (1734-1814) settled near Lancaster circa 1755.  He bought 317 acres along what is now Millersville Pike, Bausman, PA. He had no heirs. When he died in 1814 he was one of the wealthiest farmers in the county.  His nephew, John Bausman (1780-1861), moved to Lancaster from Germany to take over Andreas' estate.  John BausmanlLived there and was a successful farmer until his death in 1861.
Frederick Maus made clocks in Philadelphia circa 1785s. He is known to have traveled to Lancaster at least once.

Token
1928 Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Realm of Pennsylvania
This token indicated that someone was at the 1928 National Konklave and subsequent march on Washington, D.C.  Similar tokens were made for those from Michigan, Illinois, Ohio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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