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Beecher Newspaper Caricatures Published During the Beecher Trial/Portraits of the Beechers

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Identifier: SC MS 0202
Overview A selective collection of newspaper caricatures, cartoons, sketches and portraits of the Beecher family especially related to the scandalous adultery trial in 1875 involving the Reverend Henry Ward Beecher and Mrs. Elizabeth Tilton. Beecher was the younger brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” The entire Beecher family was involved in the abolition cause. The collection contained in this bound volume is an interesting insight into the public opinion of the era...

Civil Engineering Works Photograph Collection

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Identifier: SC Photo-0020
Overview The collection of photographs illustrate various types of civil engineering works including the Whipple through truss railroad bridge, Pennsylvania through truss bridge, suspension bridges, cantilever bridges, reinforced concrete arch bridges and buttress dams. Among the bridge photographs are included the Brooklyn Bridge, the Firth of Forth Bridge, the Tay Bridge and Niagara Falls “Honeymoon” Bridge collapses, the Pecos River railroad trestle bridge and the “Luten Design” reinforced concrete...

Elijah D. and John Tompkins Social Services Account Book, 1843 - 1851

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Identifier: SC MS 0209
Overview This account book is an interesting observation into 19th century social services or attitudes. The notations in the little account book indicate that Elijah D. Tompkins had the title of “Overseer of the Poor.” The entries seem to have been made by an officer of the local government whose job was to deal with the diverse problems of a New Jersey township believed to be Hanover Township. Many entries are made regarding dealing with the indigent and the 19th century attitudes toward the poor. ...

Gold Discoveries Scrapbook 1848-1852

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Identifier: SC MS 0234
Overview A fascinating collection of nineteenth century published information about gold discoveries, mining, economical influence and transportation around the world. Anything anyone wanted or needed to know about gold is included in the newspaper articles glued to the pages of the scrapbook. Whoever took the time to collect the information had a very serious intent or need to know about gold.

King Iron Bridge Company Scrapbook, 1892

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Identifier: SC MS 0206
Overview This scrapbook is an interesting contrast of nineteenth century ephemera – albumen photographs and chromolithographic trade cards and calling/visiting cards. The photographs present the metal truss design of bridges built by the King Iron Bridge Company in various places in the 1880s. The trade cards promoting patent medicines and perfume and the calling cards display the beautiful art of the chromolithograph printing process. The scrapbook seems to represent a popular Victorian Era family...

Windsor County, Vermont General Store Day book 1819-1821

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Identifier: SC MS 0205
Overview This document is considered a store day book and begins on Tuesday, November 9, 1819 and ends Thursday, May 24, 1821. Based on the reoccurrence of family names as customers, the census records and left letters, the location of the country store/post office has been determined to be Weathersfield, Windsor County, Vermont. The daily entries list name of customer and items purchased or put on account. The purchased goods present an interesting view into life in nineteenth century rural...

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