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Bag
Name/Title
Bag
Entry/Object ID
1990.4.2
Description
Small, rectangular bag with the printed label, "The Best Shoes for BOYS AND CHILDREN at ORLEANS SHOE STORE." The top of the bag closes with a drawstring.
Context
Made for Orleans Shoe Store in Orleans, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1990.4
Source or Donor
Andrews, Dawn K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Bag,Containers,Category 07: Distribution & Transportation Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Orleans
Banner
Interpretative Labels
Banner, 1840 Captain John Barrett (1776-1856) Grafton, VT Cotton, wood, metal, paint Gift of Mary X. Barrett, 1947.6.3 The election of 1840 was one of the most politically charged in American history. It pitted incumbent Martin Van Buren against challengers William Henry Harrison and John Tyler. Harrison and Tyler ran on a platform of reform and change for the new Whig Party against Van Buren's Democrats, hence the slogan on the topmost banner. Harrison was a war hero who had won a victory at the Battle of Tippecoanoe, and was often called "Old Tippecanoe," hence the lower banner, which was carried by Captain John Barrett of Grafton when he attended a political rally on Stratton Mountain in 1840. For more about that rally, see the campaign pin on the right hand side of the case on the opposite side of this room. Grafton went on to serve as an elector for the state of Vermont and cast the state's electoral college votes for Harrison's win.
Name/Title
Banner
Entry/Object ID
1947.6.3
Description
White canvas banner with the hand-painted inscription, "ALL TRUE, FOR OLD TIP." The edges of the banner are folded back and the top and bottom and tacked onto wooden boards.
Context
Carried by Captain John Barrett to a political rally for William Henry Harrison on Stratton Mountain, 1840.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1947.6
Source or Donor
Barrett, Mary X.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Barrett, John (1776-1856)
1840
Grafton
Lexicon
Banner,Declaratory Documents,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Cotton, Wood, Metal, Paint
Relationships
Barrett, John (1776-1856)
Grafton, Stratton Mountain
Banner
Name/Title
Banner
Entry/Object ID
1995.12
Description
Square cotton banner with the painted inscription, "VERMONT THE STAR THAT NEVER SETS CORINTH DELECTI[ON] FIRM FOR OLD TIP". The top and bottom edges of the banner have nail holes evenly spaced all the way across.
Context
Made in Corinth, Vermont, during the election of William Henry Harrison. Possibly carried to a political rally at Stratton Mountain.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1995.12
Source or Donor
Gibson, Judith C.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1840
Corinth
Lexicon
Banner,Declaratory Documents,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Harrison, William Henry (1773-1841)
Stratton Mountain
Bedsheet
Name/Title
Bedsheet
Entry/Object ID
1995.46.7
Description
Half a linen bed sheet. One corner of the sheet has the inked label, "M. Gilfillin No 4".
Context
Owned by a member of the Gilfillan family of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1995.46
Source or Donor
Johnston, Mrs. Wendell L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Shaw, Miss Agnes
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Bedsheet,Bedding,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Warp Materials
Linen
Weft Materials
Linen
Relationships
Gilfillan family
Barnet
Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
1985.4.1
Description
Brown and cream plaid wool blanket, woven in a bird's eye twill. The plaid is in a "buffalo" pattern accented with two narrow stripes of green on the outside of each brown stripe. One edge has a self fringe, varying in length between 2 and 3 inches.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1985.4
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Blanket,Bedding,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Twill Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Materials
Materials
Wool
Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
1992.35.2
Description
White wool blanket embroidered in two corners with star, wagon wheel, or rosette designs. The wool embroidery is in a nine-pointed star, with one having wide points and the other straight. The star is stitched with yellow, blue, and brown thread. Each star is encircled with a herringbone-stitched circle of blue, and another of yellow. The blanket is marked at the center seam on the top edge, "PD".
Context
Made by Abigail Flagg Dewey of Berlin, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.35
Source or Donor
Ellis, Arthur Stone
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Dewey, Abigail Flagg (1783-1862)
1800-1814
Berlin
Lexicon
Blanket,Bedding,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Blanket Fragment
Name/Title
Blanket Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1961.26.8
Description
Wool and linen blanket fragment. The blanket is woven in a windowpane plaid design of yellow stripes outlined in blue on a pale yellow ground. One edge has additional blue stripes. The proper left side is hemmed.

Part of a handwoven blanket.
Context
Made by Cynthia Bates of Springfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1961.26
Source or Donor
Beckert, Mildred
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Bisbee, Cynthia Bates (1786-1816)
1800
Springfield
Lexicon
Blanket,Bedding,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Twill Weave, 2/2 Twill Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Materials
Materials
Wool, Linen
Relationships
Bisbee, Cynthia Bates (1786-1816)
Springfield
Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1981.7.3
Description
Yellow and white ribbon with the stamped silver inscription, "1880 1905 / SACERDOTAL SILVER JUBILEE REV. W. J. O'SULLIVAN MONTPELIER, VT." At the top of the ribbon is a round button printed with a photograph of St. Augustine's Church (Montpelier, VT) and a portrait of a man.
Context
Produced for the 25th anniversary of the ordination of Rev. W. J. O'Sullivan of St. Augustine's Church in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1981.7
Source or Donor
Guare, Paul
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1905
Lexicon
Ribbon, Commemorative,Commemorative,Memorabilia,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
O'Sullivan, W. J.
Montpelier
Counterpane
Name/Title
Counterpane
Entry/Object ID
1941.11
Description
Embroidered counterpane. The body of the counterpane is a white-and-blue wool blanket woven in a "windowpane" plaid check. Each "pane" (white square) is embroidered is crewel embroidered with blue wool yarn in dark blue, light blue, and white. The embroidered patterns are repeated often, but there is no consistency in the repeat. Imagery includes hearts, tulips, pineapples, flowers, and wreaths. The fabric is two 36" panels (full selvedge width) sewn together at the center. There is a light-blue applied hand-woven fringe on three sides.
Context
Made by Elizabeth Meigs Chittenden for her daughter, Betsy Chittenden Hill, who lived in Charlotte, Vermont. According to family history, the wool was from sheep raised on Governor Thomas Chittenden's farm in Williston, and the yarns were spun by Elizabeth Meigs Chittenden.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1941.11
Source or Donor
Hill, M.M.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Chittenden, Elizabeth Meigs
1800
Williston
Lexicon
Bedspread,Bedcover,Bedding,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Blue
Warp Materials
Wool
Weft Count
Weft Colors
White
Blue
Weft Materials
Wool
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Chittenden, Thomas (1730-1797), Hill, Betsy Chittenden
Charlotte
Counterpane
Name/Title
Counterpane
Entry/Object ID
1960.100
Description
Crewel embroidered counterpane. The ground fabric is plain-woven wool in a windowpane plaid design. The "panes" are white, and the stripes of the plaid are dark blue, yellow, and light blue. All four edges of the counterpane are bordered in widened version of the multi-colored stripe. Each pane is crewel embroidered with wool yarn in dark blue, light blue, yellow and white. The designed alternate between four-pointed stars with floral vines or medallions in the center and floral bouquets. One pane is marked with the initials ABW in cross stitches.
Context
Made by Polly Brown of Ira, Vermont, for her daughter Arethusa Brown Williams.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.100
Source or Donor
Edwards, Maude
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Brown, Polly
1825
Ira
Lexicon
Bedspread,Bedcover,Bedding,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Williams, Arethusa Brown
Counterpane
Name/Title
Counterpane
Entry/Object ID
1983.2.1
Description
Unquilted counterpane or bedcover pieced from 16 squares of white cotton. The seams between each square are decorated with herringbone-stitch embroidery, and three edges are trimmed with crocheted lace. Each block is embroidered with a red work design, stitched as an outline of the design in a single color: gold, red, green, blue, black, orange, purple, or variegated rainbow thread. The designs include thistles, maple leaves, poppies, dogwood, gothic lettering, birds on palm branches, a couple beneath an umbrella talking to a chipmunk, and Asiatic scene in a tent, children behind a wall, a birdbath, a small boy bringing flowers to a bird, and a woman and owl sitting on the moon. The scenes are illustrations from Kate Greenaway books.
Context
Made by Mary Hawes Northrup of Addison County, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1983.2
Source or Donor
Squier, Helen
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Northrup, Mary Hawes
1896
Lexicon
Bedspread,Bedcover,Bedding,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Silk, Floss, Embroidery
Relationships
Addison County
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1985.5.1
Description
Blue-and-white woven coverlet in the White Mountain pattern. The coverlet is overshot woven with a double leno-woven fringe on three sides. The blue is wool (weft), and the white is cotton (warp); they are both 2 ply. The coverlet is formed from two widths of fabric, joined together at the center.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1985.5
Source or Donor
Unknown
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Coverlet,Bedcover,Bedding,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Overshot
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Colors
Blue
Weft Materials
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1986.20.1
Description
White overshot coverlet with applied fringe on three side. The coverlet consists of two woven panels seamed together down the center, with the weaving patterns not matched. The fringe was likely added at a later date.
Context
Owned by Susan Little Church Cleveland.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1986.20
Source or Donor
Clough, Raymond
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1810
Lexicon
Bedspread,Bedcover,Bedding,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Cleveland, Susan Little Church (b. 1796)
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1981.38
Description
Jacquard woven double-cloth coverlet in blue and white. The center field is woven in a pattern of different styles of rosettes. The border is woven with a repeating pattern of scrollwork around an urn. The bottom two corners are woven with a rampant eagle holding a ribbon with the words "E. PLURIBUS UNUM" and the inscription "EMMILY E. ANDRUS / 1850" underneath.
Context
Owned by Emily Chapin Andrus of Pawlet, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1981.38
Source or Donor
Gillette, Florence A.
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Credit Line
thru Shirley K. Marshall, Secretary
Made or Created
Artist
Tyler, Harry
1850
Lexicon
Coverlet,Bedcover,Bedding,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Double Cloth
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Andrus, Emily Chapin (1787-1852)
Pawlet
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1983.6.1
Description
Panel of a blue-and-white summer and winter woven coverlet. The coverlet is woven of blue dyed wool and white cotton. The piece is two widths of woven fabric, seamed down the center, with wide hems on all sides, indicating that it was reworked after its original use.
Context
Owned by Adah Shepardson Walker in Clarendon, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1983.6
Source or Donor
Bullard, Elizabeth D.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Davis, James W.
Made or Created
1850
Lexicon
Coverlet,Bedcover,Bedding,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Summer and Winter
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Walker, Adah Shephardson (1808-1901)
Clarendon
Doily
Interpretative Labels
Doily, 1964.63.120 Linen France Gift of the State of Vermont, 1964 In 1949, the French people shipped 49 boxcars filled with tokens of gratitude for the trainloads of food, clothing, and medicine that the United States had sent in 1947 to assist France's recovery following World War II. The "Merci Train," a response to the "American Friendship Train," arrived in February. There was an antique boxcar full of gifts and messages for each of the 48 states, plus one for Hawaii and the District of Columbia to share. Vermont's boxcar arrived in the state aboard a flatbed car on February 9. It made short stops in Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, and White River Junction on its way to Montpelier. The official welcoming ceremony took place on February 10, and included Governor Ernest W. Gibson Jr. and Count Max de Montalembert, the French vice-consul in Boston. Bermont's boxcar contained hundreds of items--dolls, toys, paintings, crafts, pencil boxes, embroidered collars, wooden puppets, ornamental fans, paintings, vases, trinkets, books, cards, and letters. Some of the artwork was given to the Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont in Burlington, some French books to Middlebury College, and individual items were sent via legislators to towns and libraries throughout the state. The remainder--nearly 200 items--has been in the custody of and stored at the Vermont Historical Society. Pieces from the collection have been displayed twice since they arrived in that boxcar 70 years ago--in the 1950s and in 1988.
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.120
Description
Crocheted linen doily. The doily features several flat and dimensional petaled-flowers and is bordered with repeating fleurs-de-lis.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1964.63
Source or Donor
France
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
France
Lexicon
Doily,Furniture Coverings,Household Accessories,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Doll Quilt
Name/Title
Doll Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1972.28.14
Description
Small patchwork quilt sized for a doll. The quilt is pieced from rectangles of fabric, alternating between a green floral-patterned calico and various other printed cottons. It is backed in undyed cotton and bound with floral-printed cotton. It is hand-quilted in a diamond-pattern with brown thread.
Context
Purportedly made by Elbert Maxham of Middlesex, Vermont, before the age of 6
Acquisition
Accession Number
1972.28
Source or Donor
Erickson, Dorothy Edith Maxham (1914-1980)
Birkett, Nellie Maxham (1909-2005)
Acquisition Method
Made or Created
Artist
Maxham, Elbert (1872-1944)
1880
Middlesex
Lexicon
Quilt,Furniture, Doll,Needlework,Accessory, Doll,Art,Toys,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 09: Recreational Objects
Materials
Cotton
Doormat
Name/Title
Doormat
Entry/Object ID
2017.24.1
Description
Doormat made of varigated baling twine in shades of golden tan and green. The twine was braided and then woven into the mat.
Context
Made by Imelda Lepine in Morristown, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
2017.24
Source or Donor
Perron, Joseph A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Maurice, Imelda, Marie, Therese, and Jeanette Lepine
Made or Created
Artist
Lepine, Imelda R. (1899-1994)
1939-1994
Morristown
Lexicon
Doormat,Mat,Floor Coverings,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Jute
Doormat
Name/Title
Doormat
Entry/Object ID
2017.24.2
Description
Doormat made of green baling twine and tan baling twine. The twine was first braided and then woven.
Context
Made by Imelda Lepine in Morristown, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2017.24
Source or Donor
Perron, Joseph A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Maurice, Imelda, Marie, Therese, and Jeanette Lepine
Made or Created
Artist
Lepine, Imelda R. (1899-1994)
1939-1994
Morristown
Lexicon
Doormat,Mat,Floor Coverings,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Jute
Flag
Name/Title
Flag
Entry/Object ID
5.49
Description
Navy blue silk flag with hand-painted seal of the State of Vermont in the center. The seal is bordered in gold scroll decoration within a laurel-type wreath of two pine branches. The inscription "Freedom Vermont and Unity" is painted beneath the seal on a pink ribbon. The crest is a deer or elk head emerging from a blue and gold twist. The seal itself shows a country scene of a large evergreen tree in a field or pasture, with a cow, a pond, and sheaves of wheat in front of a mountain range. The flag is bordered on three sides by gold fringe.
Context
Said to be the artist's model for the first Vermont state flag.
Acquisition
Accession Number
5.49
Source or Donor
Vermont, State of
Acquisition Method
Loan
Credit Line
Adjutant General's Office
Lexicon
Flag,Organizational Objects,Ceremonial Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Vermont
Handkerchief
Interpretative Labels
Handkerchief, 1886 Possibly Mary Conner Whitney Putnamville, VT Cotton, ink This white handkerchief with faint purple scrawl from 1886 is an example of Vermonters' early attempts to connect with the deceased. In 1886, a seance was held in Putnamville, Vermont, not far from Barre. During the seance, a spirit writer allegedly penned the following note on the handkerchief: "Dear Mother, I am here..." The writer also attempted to sign the note as evidenced from the faint last indiscernible line. The handkerchief's owner was seance participant Mary Jane Wright, whose husband Medad had established the nearby settlement of Wrightsville. Mrs. Wright's daughter, Jennie, later claimed that the note had been written "without visible hands." The medium holding the seance was identified as "Mrs. Whitney." This may have been Mary Conner Whitney, whose daughter, Anna, had married Jacob Putnam, one of the members of the founding family of Putnamville. Had Mrs. Whitney in fact made contact with spirits? We do know that Mrs. Wright's eldest son, Prentiss, had died sometime after 1880. He was a bachelor who lived with his parents his entire life, working in the Putnams' lumber mills. Look closely at the rather illegible signature on the handkerchief - could it be the first few letters of the name "Prentiss?" Only the spirits know for sure.
Name/Title
Handkerchief
Entry/Object ID
1967.62.4
Description
White handkerchief with handwriting in purple ink saying, "Dear Mother I am here P[illeg]". The handkerchief has a wide border stitched with hem stitches and is creased into folds.
Context
Written during a seance by Spiritualist medium "Mrs. Whitney", supposedly without touching it in Putnamville, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1967.62
Source or Donor
Putnam, Ralph W.
Made or Created
Artist
Whitney, Mary Connor
1886
Putnamville
Lexicon
Handkerchief,Personal Assistive Objects,Personal Gear,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Wright, Mary Jane
Housewife
Name/Title
Housewife
Entry/Object ID
1951.43.5
Description
Roll-up sewing case consisting of a round, stuffed tube and long fabric flap. The long flap has three small patches, attached only at one side on top of each other: the bottom is a red black-sprigged calico, the middle is a white cotton, and the top is blue wool. The center of the flap has a blue pocket.
Context
Used by Chandler Watts during Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1951.43
Source or Donor
Camp, Rebecca
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1860
Lexicon
Housewife,Container, Needlework,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Watts, Chandler M. (1839-1911)
Stowe
Civil War
Linen
Name/Title
Linen
Entry/Object ID
1995.46.8
Description
Twist of white linen fibers.
Context
Owned by a member of the Gilfillan family of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1995.46
Source or Donor
Johnston, Mrs. Wendell L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Shaw, Miss Agnes
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Yarn,Textile Manufacturing Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Gilfillan family
Barnet
Linen
Name/Title
Linen
Entry/Object ID
1995.46.9
Description
Twist of undyed linen fibers.
Context
Owned by a member of the Gilfillan family of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1995.46
Source or Donor
Johnston, Mrs. Wendell L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Shaw, Miss Agnes
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Yarn,Textile Manufacturing Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Gilfillan family
Barnet
Linen
Name/Title
Linen
Entry/Object ID
1995.46.10
Description
Twist of long staple grey linen fibers.
Context
Owned by a member of the Gilfillan family of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1995.46
Source or Donor
Johnston, Mrs. Wendell L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Shaw, Miss Agnes
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Yarn,Textile Manufacturing Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Gilfillan family
Barnet
Linen
Name/Title
Linen
Entry/Object ID
1995.46.11
Description
Twist of light brown linen fibers.
Context
Owned by a member of the Gilfillan family of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1995.46
Source or Donor
Johnston, Mrs. Wendell L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Shaw, Miss Agnes
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Yarn,Textile Manufacturing Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Gilfillan family
Barnet
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.10
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1981". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte

His obituary from the Rutland Herald:https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/thursday-jan-1-2004/article_9f99cfa6-0c34-5a45-9180-fb54afdae33c.html

FOREST DALE - Conrad Armand Lecompte, age 96, died at his home on December 30, 2003. He was born on September 19, 1907, in St. Louis de Gonzague, Province of Quebec, Canada. He was the eldest of Adorilla and Victorine (Villeneuve) Lecompte. He received his education in Quebec and Cornwall, Vt., his family having emigrated to Vermont in 1920. He completed his education at Elie Business College in Montreal, in the Canadian School of Railroading and Telegraphy. He was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Conquest, Saskatchewan in 1925, and worked for five different railroad companies as station agent and telegrapher at more than 60 stations, retiring in 1972 from the Central Vermont Railway. His longest assignment was at Orwell, Vt., until it closed in 1951. His longest employment was with the Rutland Railroad until it ceased operating. On February 8, 1937, he married Iola Anoe Baker of Forest Dale at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. They lived in Orwell and Forest Dale until her death in 2000. Conrad was a communicant at Saint Mary's. He served on the altar in his youth and at Saint Monica's in Forest Dale which he maintained for many years during the months it was open. He was an usher at Saint Monica's and Saint Mary's. He could still recite many of the prayers of the Latin Mass near the time of his death. After his retirement, Conrad participated in many senior functions. He was a founding member (in 1972), board member, former president and director emeritus of the Brandon Senior Citizens Center where he organized many activities and trips, was caller at weekly bingo games, and Santa Claus at Christmas parties. He was also a charter member of the Rutland area RSVP, as well as the Central Vermont Railway Veterans' Association. He was a member and officer in the Vermont State Council of Senior Citizens. He had a nearly photographic and encyclopedic memory which he attributed to his many years of telegraphy. He was a renowned raconteur, collector of railroad memorabilia, amateur historian, and historic preservationist decades before that term came into use. He also grew the best raspberries, as many satisfied customers will attest. He is survived by his brother, Roland LeCompte of Salem, Oregon; several nephews and nieces, including his namesake Conrad Waite of Vernon, Vt. He is also survived by his daughter, June and her husband Phil Sherwin of Arlington, Vt., and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as their three children and three grandchildren. He was happy to rediscover them late in his life, and took great interest in their activities. He is also survived by his nephew, Richard Baker, as well as Carlita LaPorte, Susan LaRock and Richard Hayes, all of Brandon, his "support team" who made it possible for him to remain at his home. He was predeceased by his brother, Lucien; and his sisters, Mignone, Alma and Laurette. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made either to the Brandon Senior Citizens Center, Post Office Box 237, Brandon, Vt., 05733, or to Saint Mary's Restoration Fund, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, Vt., 05733. Friends may call at the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, Friday, January 2, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass, conducted by Father Albert Baltz, will be held on Saturday, January 3, at Saint Mary's in Brandon at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1981
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2003.15.3
Description
Blue silk ribbon with a molded metal bar across the top and a metal medallion in the center. The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "DELEGATE 7TH ANNUAL CONVENTION AT Sioux falls, S. D. JAN. 23 - 28, 1899". The central medallion is printed with an image of a building and the inscription, "NATIONAL CREAMERY BUTTER MAKERS ASS'N." There is a blue, shield-shaped sticker on the back that reads, "FRANK TUTTLE MANF'G OF SOCIETY GOODS BNNER FLAGS AND BADGES ELGIN. ILL."
Context
Produced for the National Convention of the National Creamery Butter Makers Association in 1899.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.15
Source or Donor
Anderson, W. Thomas
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Parker Perry
Made or Created
Frank Tuttle
1899
Elgin
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ribbon, Metal
Relationships
Perry, Parker (1903-1988)
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2003.15.6
Description
Red silk ribbon with metal bar at the top. The bar is printed with the inscription, "WORCESTER SALT" and has a round, metal medallion hanging from the center with an image of a large back of salt and the inscription, "WORCESTER SALT THE STANDARD FOR QUALITY." The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "ANNUAL MEETING VERMONT DAIRYMEN'S ASS'N HELD AT BURLINGTON, VT. JAN, 8-9-10, 1907". The back of the ribbon has an attached paper label with the manufacturer's details and a long advertisement of their wares.
Context
Made for the annual meeting of the Vermont Dairymen's Association in Burlington, Vermont, 1907.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.15
Source or Donor
Anderson, W. Thomas
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Parker Perry
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1907
Newark
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ribbon, Metal, Plastic, Paper
Relationships
Burlington
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2003.15.7
Description
Red silk ribbon with metal bar at the top. The bar is printed with the inscription, "WORCESTER SALT" and has a round, metal medallion hanging from the center with an image of a large back of salt and the inscription, "WORCESTER SALT THE STANDARD FOR QUALITY." The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "ANNUAL MEETING VERMONT DAIRYMEN'S ASS'N HELD AT BURLINGTON, VT. JAN, 8-9-10, 1907". The back of the ribbon has an attached paper label with the manufacturer's details and a long advertisement of their wares.
Context
Made for the annual meeting of the Vermont Dairymen's Association in Burlington, Vermont, 1907.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.15
Source or Donor
Anderson, W. Thomas
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Parker Perry
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1907
Newark
Lexicon
Ribbon, Commemorative,Commemorative,Memorabilia,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ribbon, Metal
Relationships
Burlington
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2003.15.9
Description
Cream-colored silk ribbon with a metal bar across the top and a round metal medallion hanging from the bottom. The top bar is printed with the inscription, "St. Albans, Vt." The ribbon is printed in black with the inscription, "VERMONT Dairymen's Association ANNUAL MEETING JAN. 4, 5, 6 & 7 1898". The bottom edge of the ribbon is gathered to the center and secured around a metal ring. From the ring hangs a round metal button printed with an image of a man in 16th-century dress and the inscription, "COMPLIMENTS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY VT CREAMERY". The reverse of the medallion is printed with the inscription, "WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION IN COMMEMORATION OF THE FOUR HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LANDING OF COLUMBUS MDCCCXCII - MDCCCXCIII TO FRANKLIN COLK VERMONT CREAMERY ASSN."
Context
Worn by the St. Albans, Vermont, delegate to the Vermont Dairymen's Association at their annual meeting in 1898.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.15
Source or Donor
Anderson, W. Thomas
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Parker Perry
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1898
Newark
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ribbon, Metal
Relationships
St. Albans City
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.11
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1982". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte

His obituary from the Rutland Herald:https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/thursday-jan-1-2004/article_9f99cfa6-0c34-5a45-9180-fb54afdae33c.html

FOREST DALE - Conrad Armand Lecompte, age 96, died at his home on December 30, 2003. He was born on September 19, 1907, in St. Louis de Gonzague, Province of Quebec, Canada. He was the eldest of Adorilla and Victorine (Villeneuve) Lecompte. He received his education in Quebec and Cornwall, Vt., his family having emigrated to Vermont in 1920. He completed his education at Elie Business College in Montreal, in the Canadian School of Railroading and Telegraphy. He was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Conquest, Saskatchewan in 1925, and worked for five different railroad companies as station agent and telegrapher at more than 60 stations, retiring in 1972 from the Central Vermont Railway. His longest assignment was at Orwell, Vt., until it closed in 1951. His longest employment was with the Rutland Railroad until it ceased operating. On February 8, 1937, he married Iola Anoe Baker of Forest Dale at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. They lived in Orwell and Forest Dale until her death in 2000. Conrad was a communicant at Saint Mary's. He served on the altar in his youth and at Saint Monica's in Forest Dale which he maintained for many years during the months it was open. He was an usher at Saint Monica's and Saint Mary's. He could still recite many of the prayers of the Latin Mass near the time of his death. After his retirement, Conrad participated in many senior functions. He was a founding member (in 1972), board member, former president and director emeritus of the Brandon Senior Citizens Center where he organized many activities and trips, was caller at weekly bingo games, and Santa Claus at Christmas parties. He was also a charter member of the Rutland area RSVP, as well as the Central Vermont Railway Veterans' Association. He was a member and officer in the Vermont State Council of Senior Citizens. He had a nearly photographic and encyclopedic memory which he attributed to his many years of telegraphy. He was a renowned raconteur, collector of railroad memorabilia, amateur historian, and historic preservationist decades before that term came into use. He also grew the best raspberries, as many satisfied customers will attest. He is survived by his brother, Roland LeCompte of Salem, Oregon; several nephews and nieces, including his namesake Conrad Waite of Vernon, Vt. He is also survived by his daughter, June and her husband Phil Sherwin of Arlington, Vt., and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as their three children and three grandchildren. He was happy to rediscover them late in his life, and took great interest in their activities. He is also survived by his nephew, Richard Baker, as well as Carlita LaPorte, Susan LaRock and Richard Hayes, all of Brandon, his "support team" who made it possible for him to remain at his home. He was predeceased by his brother, Lucien; and his sisters, Mignone, Alma and Laurette. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made either to the Brandon Senior Citizens Center, Post Office Box 237, Brandon, Vt., 05733, or to Saint Mary's Restoration Fund, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, Vt., 05733. Friends may call at the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, Friday, January 2, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass, conducted by Father Albert Baltz, will be held on Saturday, January 3, at Saint Mary's in Brandon at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1982
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.3
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1973". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte.
His obituary from the Rutland Herald: https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/thursday-jan-1-2004/article_9f99cfa6-0c34-5a45-9180-fb54afdae33c.html

FOREST DALE - Conrad Armand Lecompte, age 96, died at his home on December 30, 2003. He was born on September 19, 1907, in St. Louis de Gonzague, Province of Quebec, Canada. He was the eldest of Adorilla and Victorine (Villeneuve) Lecompte. He received his education in Quebec and Cornwall, Vt., his family having emigrated to Vermont in 1920. He completed his education at Elie Business College in Montreal, in the Canadian School of Railroading and Telegraphy. He was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Conquest, Saskatchewan in 1925, and worked for five different railroad companies as station agent and telegrapher at more than 60 stations, retiring in 1972 from the Central Vermont Railway. His longest assignment was at Orwell, Vt., until it closed in 1951. His longest employment was with the Rutland Railroad until it ceased operating. On February 8, 1937, he married Iola Anoe Baker of Forest Dale at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. They lived in Orwell and Forest Dale until her death in 2000. Conrad was a communicant at Saint Mary's. He served on the altar in his youth and at Saint Monica's in Forest Dale which he maintained for many years during the months it was open. He was an usher at Saint Monica's and Saint Mary's. He could still recite many of the prayers of the Latin Mass near the time of his death. After his retirement, Conrad participated in many senior functions. He was a founding member (in 1972), board member, former president and director emeritus of the Brandon Senior Citizens Center where he organized many activities and trips, was caller at weekly bingo games, and Santa Claus at Christmas parties. He was also a charter member of the Rutland area RSVP, as well as the Central Vermont Railway Veterans' Association. He was a member and officer in the Vermont State Council of Senior Citizens. He had a nearly photographic and encyclopedic memory which he attributed to his many years of telegraphy. He was a renowned raconteur, collector of railroad memorabilia, amateur historian, and historic preservationist decades before that term came into use. He also grew the best raspberries, as many satisfied customers will attest. He is survived by his brother, Roland LeCompte of Salem, Oregon; several nephews and nieces, including his namesake Conrad Waite of Vernon, Vt. He is also survived by his daughter, June and her husband Phil Sherwin of Arlington, Vt., and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as their three children and three grandchildren. He was happy to rediscover them late in his life, and took great interest in their activities. He is also survived by his nephew, Richard Baker, as well as Carlita LaPorte, Susan LaRock and Richard Hayes, all of Brandon, his "support team" who made it possible for him to remain at his home. He was predeceased by his brother, Lucien; and his sisters, Mignone, Alma and Laurette. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made either to the Brandon Senior Citizens Center, Post Office Box 237, Brandon, Vt., 05733, or to Saint Mary's Restoration Fund, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, Vt., 05733. Friends may call at the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, Friday, January 2, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass, conducted by Father Albert Baltz, will be held on Saturday, January 3, at Saint Mary's in Brandon at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1973
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Warp Colors
Green
Relationships
Central Vermont Railway, LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003)
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.4
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1975". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte

His obituary from the Rutland Herald: https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/thursday-jan-1-2004/article_9f99cfa6-0c34-5a45-9180-fb54afdae33c.html

FOREST DALE - Conrad Armand Lecompte, age 96, died at his home on December 30, 2003. He was born on September 19, 1907, in St. Louis de Gonzague, Province of Quebec, Canada. He was the eldest of Adorilla and Victorine (Villeneuve) Lecompte. He received his education in Quebec and Cornwall, Vt., his family having emigrated to Vermont in 1920. He completed his education at Elie Business College in Montreal, in the Canadian School of Railroading and Telegraphy. He was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Conquest, Saskatchewan in 1925, and worked for five different railroad companies as station agent and telegrapher at more than 60 stations, retiring in 1972 from the Central Vermont Railway. His longest assignment was at Orwell, Vt., until it closed in 1951. His longest employment was with the Rutland Railroad until it ceased operating. On February 8, 1937, he married Iola Anoe Baker of Forest Dale at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. They lived in Orwell and Forest Dale until her death in 2000. Conrad was a communicant at Saint Mary's. He served on the altar in his youth and at Saint Monica's in Forest Dale which he maintained for many years during the months it was open. He was an usher at Saint Monica's and Saint Mary's. He could still recite many of the prayers of the Latin Mass near the time of his death. After his retirement, Conrad participated in many senior functions. He was a founding member (in 1972), board member, former president and director emeritus of the Brandon Senior Citizens Center where he organized many activities and trips, was caller at weekly bingo games, and Santa Claus at Christmas parties. He was also a charter member of the Rutland area RSVP, as well as the Central Vermont Railway Veterans' Association. He was a member and officer in the Vermont State Council of Senior Citizens. He had a nearly photographic and encyclopedic memory which he attributed to his many years of telegraphy. He was a renowned raconteur, collector of railroad memorabilia, amateur historian, and historic preservationist decades before that term came into use. He also grew the best raspberries, as many satisfied customers will attest. He is survived by his brother, Roland LeCompte of Salem, Oregon; several nephews and nieces, including his namesake Conrad Waite of Vernon, Vt. He is also survived by his daughter, June and her husband Phil Sherwin of Arlington, Vt., and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as their three children and three grandchildren. He was happy to rediscover them late in his life, and took great interest in their activities. He is also survived by his nephew, Richard Baker, as well as Carlita LaPorte, Susan LaRock and Richard Hayes, all of Brandon, his "support team" who made it possible for him to remain at his home. He was predeceased by his brother, Lucien; and his sisters, Mignone, Alma and Laurette. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made either to the Brandon Senior Citizens Center, Post Office Box 237, Brandon, Vt., 05733, or to Saint Mary's Restoration Fund, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, Vt., 05733. Friends may call at the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, Friday, January 2, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass, conducted by Father Albert Baltz, will be held on Saturday, January 3, at Saint Mary's in Brandon at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1975
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.5
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1976". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte

His obituary from the Rutland Herald: https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/thursday-jan-1-2004/article_9f99cfa6-0c34-5a45-9180-fb54afdae33c.html

FOREST DALE - Conrad Armand Lecompte, age 96, died at his home on December 30, 2003. He was born on September 19, 1907, in St. Louis de Gonzague, Province of Quebec, Canada. He was the eldest of Adorilla and Victorine (Villeneuve) Lecompte. He received his education in Quebec and Cornwall, Vt., his family having emigrated to Vermont in 1920. He completed his education at Elie Business College in Montreal, in the Canadian School of Railroading and Telegraphy. He was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Conquest, Saskatchewan in 1925, and worked for five different railroad companies as station agent and telegrapher at more than 60 stations, retiring in 1972 from the Central Vermont Railway. His longest assignment was at Orwell, Vt., until it closed in 1951. His longest employment was with the Rutland Railroad until it ceased operating. On February 8, 1937, he married Iola Anoe Baker of Forest Dale at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. They lived in Orwell and Forest Dale until her death in 2000. Conrad was a communicant at Saint Mary's. He served on the altar in his youth and at Saint Monica's in Forest Dale which he maintained for many years during the months it was open. He was an usher at Saint Monica's and Saint Mary's. He could still recite many of the prayers of the Latin Mass near the time of his death. After his retirement, Conrad participated in many senior functions. He was a founding member (in 1972), board member, former president and director emeritus of the Brandon Senior Citizens Center where he organized many activities and trips, was caller at weekly bingo games, and Santa Claus at Christmas parties. He was also a charter member of the Rutland area RSVP, as well as the Central Vermont Railway Veterans' Association. He was a member and officer in the Vermont State Council of Senior Citizens. He had a nearly photographic and encyclopedic memory which he attributed to his many years of telegraphy. He was a renowned raconteur, collector of railroad memorabilia, amateur historian, and historic preservationist decades before that term came into use. He also grew the best raspberries, as many satisfied customers will attest. He is survived by his brother, Roland LeCompte of Salem, Oregon; several nephews and nieces, including his namesake Conrad Waite of Vernon, Vt. He is also survived by his daughter, June and her husband Phil Sherwin of Arlington, Vt., and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as their three children and three grandchildren. He was happy to rediscover them late in his life, and took great interest in their activities. He is also survived by his nephew, Richard Baker, as well as Carlita LaPorte, Susan LaRock and Richard Hayes, all of Brandon, his "support team" who made it possible for him to remain at his home. He was predeceased by his brother, Lucien; and his sisters, Mignone, Alma and Laurette. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made either to the Brandon Senior Citizens Center, Post Office Box 237, Brandon, Vt., 05733, or to Saint Mary's Restoration Fund, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, Vt., 05733. Friends may call at the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, Friday, January 2, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass, conducted by Father Albert Baltz, will be held on Saturday, January 3, at Saint Mary's in Brandon at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1976
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.6
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1977". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte

His obituary from the Rutland Herald: https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/thursday-jan-1-2004/article_9f99cfa6-0c34-5a45-9180-fb54afdae33c.html

FOREST DALE - Conrad Armand Lecompte, age 96, died at his home on December 30, 2003. He was born on September 19, 1907, in St. Louis de Gonzague, Province of Quebec, Canada. He was the eldest of Adorilla and Victorine (Villeneuve) Lecompte. He received his education in Quebec and Cornwall, Vt., his family having emigrated to Vermont in 1920. He completed his education at Elie Business College in Montreal, in the Canadian School of Railroading and Telegraphy. He was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Conquest, Saskatchewan in 1925, and worked for five different railroad companies as station agent and telegrapher at more than 60 stations, retiring in 1972 from the Central Vermont Railway. His longest assignment was at Orwell, Vt., until it closed in 1951. His longest employment was with the Rutland Railroad until it ceased operating. On February 8, 1937, he married Iola Anoe Baker of Forest Dale at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. They lived in Orwell and Forest Dale until her death in 2000. Conrad was a communicant at Saint Mary's. He served on the altar in his youth and at Saint Monica's in Forest Dale which he maintained for many years during the months it was open. He was an usher at Saint Monica's and Saint Mary's. He could still recite many of the prayers of the Latin Mass near the time of his death. After his retirement, Conrad participated in many senior functions. He was a founding member (in 1972), board member, former president and director emeritus of the Brandon Senior Citizens Center where he organized many activities and trips, was caller at weekly bingo games, and Santa Claus at Christmas parties. He was also a charter member of the Rutland area RSVP, as well as the Central Vermont Railway Veterans' Association. He was a member and officer in the Vermont State Council of Senior Citizens. He had a nearly photographic and encyclopedic memory which he attributed to his many years of telegraphy. He was a renowned raconteur, collector of railroad memorabilia, amateur historian, and historic preservationist decades before that term came into use. He also grew the best raspberries, as many satisfied customers will attest. He is survived by his brother, Roland LeCompte of Salem, Oregon; several nephews and nieces, including his namesake Conrad Waite of Vernon, Vt. He is also survived by his daughter, June and her husband Phil Sherwin of Arlington, Vt., and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as their three children and three grandchildren. He was happy to rediscover them late in his life, and took great interest in their activities. He is also survived by his nephew, Richard Baker, as well as Carlita LaPorte, Susan LaRock and Richard Hayes, all of Brandon, his "support team" who made it possible for him to remain at his home. He was predeceased by his brother, Lucien; and his sisters, Mignone, Alma and Laurette. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made either to the Brandon Senior Citizens Center, Post Office Box 237, Brandon, Vt., 05733, or to Saint Mary's Restoration Fund, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, Vt., 05733. Friends may call at the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, Friday, January 2, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass, conducted by Father Albert Baltz, will be held on Saturday, January 3, at Saint Mary's in Brandon at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1977
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.7
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1978". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte

His obituary from the Rutland Herald: https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/thursday-jan-1-2004/article_9f99cfa6-0c34-5a45-9180-fb54afdae33c.html

FOREST DALE - Conrad Armand Lecompte, age 96, died at his home on December 30, 2003. He was born on September 19, 1907, in St. Louis de Gonzague, Province of Quebec, Canada. He was the eldest of Adorilla and Victorine (Villeneuve) Lecompte. He received his education in Quebec and Cornwall, Vt., his family having emigrated to Vermont in 1920. He completed his education at Elie Business College in Montreal, in the Canadian School of Railroading and Telegraphy. He was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Conquest, Saskatchewan in 1925, and worked for five different railroad companies as station agent and telegrapher at more than 60 stations, retiring in 1972 from the Central Vermont Railway. His longest assignment was at Orwell, Vt., until it closed in 1951. His longest employment was with the Rutland Railroad until it ceased operating. On February 8, 1937, he married Iola Anoe Baker of Forest Dale at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. They lived in Orwell and Forest Dale until her death in 2000. Conrad was a communicant at Saint Mary's. He served on the altar in his youth and at Saint Monica's in Forest Dale which he maintained for many years during the months it was open. He was an usher at Saint Monica's and Saint Mary's. He could still recite many of the prayers of the Latin Mass near the time of his death. After his retirement, Conrad participated in many senior functions. He was a founding member (in 1972), board member, former president and director emeritus of the Brandon Senior Citizens Center where he organized many activities and trips, was caller at weekly bingo games, and Santa Claus at Christmas parties. He was also a charter member of the Rutland area RSVP, as well as the Central Vermont Railway Veterans' Association. He was a member and officer in the Vermont State Council of Senior Citizens. He had a nearly photographic and encyclopedic memory which he attributed to his many years of telegraphy. He was a renowned raconteur, collector of railroad memorabilia, amateur historian, and historic preservationist decades before that term came into use. He also grew the best raspberries, as many satisfied customers will attest. He is survived by his brother, Roland LeCompte of Salem, Oregon; several nephews and nieces, including his namesake Conrad Waite of Vernon, Vt. He is also survived by his daughter, June and her husband Phil Sherwin of Arlington, Vt., and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as their three children and three grandchildren. He was happy to rediscover them late in his life, and took great interest in their activities. He is also survived by his nephew, Richard Baker, as well as Carlita LaPorte, Susan LaRock and Richard Hayes, all of Brandon, his "support team" who made it possible for him to remain at his home. He was predeceased by his brother, Lucien; and his sisters, Mignone, Alma and Laurette. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made either to the Brandon Senior Citizens Center, Post Office Box 237, Brandon, Vt., 05733, or to Saint Mary's Restoration Fund, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, Vt., 05733. Friends may call at the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, Friday, January 2, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass, conducted by Father Albert Baltz, will be held on Saturday, January 3, at Saint Mary's in Brandon at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1978
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.8
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1979". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte

His obituary from the Rutland Herald: https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/thursday-jan-1-2004/article_9f99cfa6-0c34-5a45-9180-fb54afdae33c.html

FOREST DALE - Conrad Armand Lecompte, age 96, died at his home on December 30, 2003. He was born on September 19, 1907, in St. Louis de Gonzague, Province of Quebec, Canada. He was the eldest of Adorilla and Victorine (Villeneuve) Lecompte. He received his education in Quebec and Cornwall, Vt., his family having emigrated to Vermont in 1920. He completed his education at Elie Business College in Montreal, in the Canadian School of Railroading and Telegraphy. He was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Conquest, Saskatchewan in 1925, and worked for five different railroad companies as station agent and telegrapher at more than 60 stations, retiring in 1972 from the Central Vermont Railway. His longest assignment was at Orwell, Vt., until it closed in 1951. His longest employment was with the Rutland Railroad until it ceased operating. On February 8, 1937, he married Iola Anoe Baker of Forest Dale at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. They lived in Orwell and Forest Dale until her death in 2000. Conrad was a communicant at Saint Mary's. He served on the altar in his youth and at Saint Monica's in Forest Dale which he maintained for many years during the months it was open. He was an usher at Saint Monica's and Saint Mary's. He could still recite many of the prayers of the Latin Mass near the time of his death. After his retirement, Conrad participated in many senior functions. He was a founding member (in 1972), board member, former president and director emeritus of the Brandon Senior Citizens Center where he organized many activities and trips, was caller at weekly bingo games, and Santa Claus at Christmas parties. He was also a charter member of the Rutland area RSVP, as well as the Central Vermont Railway Veterans' Association. He was a member and officer in the Vermont State Council of Senior Citizens. He had a nearly photographic and encyclopedic memory which he attributed to his many years of telegraphy. He was a renowned raconteur, collector of railroad memorabilia, amateur historian, and historic preservationist decades before that term came into use. He also grew the best raspberries, as many satisfied customers will attest. He is survived by his brother, Roland LeCompte of Salem, Oregon; several nephews and nieces, including his namesake Conrad Waite of Vernon, Vt. He is also survived by his daughter, June and her husband Phil Sherwin of Arlington, Vt., and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as their three children and three grandchildren. He was happy to rediscover them late in his life, and took great interest in their activities. He is also survived by his nephew, Richard Baker, as well as Carlita LaPorte, Susan LaRock and Richard Hayes, all of Brandon, his "support team" who made it possible for him to remain at his home. He was predeceased by his brother, Lucien; and his sisters, Mignone, Alma and Laurette. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made either to the Brandon Senior Citizens Center, Post Office Box 237, Brandon, Vt., 05733, or to Saint Mary's Restoration Fund, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, Vt., 05733. Friends may call at the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, Friday, January 2, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass, conducted by Father Albert Baltz, will be held on Saturday, January 3, at Saint Mary's in Brandon at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1979
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.9
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1980". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte

His obituary from the Rutland Herald:https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/thursday-jan-1-2004/article_9f99cfa6-0c34-5a45-9180-fb54afdae33c.html

FOREST DALE - Conrad Armand Lecompte, age 96, died at his home on December 30, 2003. He was born on September 19, 1907, in St. Louis de Gonzague, Province of Quebec, Canada. He was the eldest of Adorilla and Victorine (Villeneuve) Lecompte. He received his education in Quebec and Cornwall, Vt., his family having emigrated to Vermont in 1920. He completed his education at Elie Business College in Montreal, in the Canadian School of Railroading and Telegraphy. He was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Conquest, Saskatchewan in 1925, and worked for five different railroad companies as station agent and telegrapher at more than 60 stations, retiring in 1972 from the Central Vermont Railway. His longest assignment was at Orwell, Vt., until it closed in 1951. His longest employment was with the Rutland Railroad until it ceased operating. On February 8, 1937, he married Iola Anoe Baker of Forest Dale at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. They lived in Orwell and Forest Dale until her death in 2000. Conrad was a communicant at Saint Mary's. He served on the altar in his youth and at Saint Monica's in Forest Dale which he maintained for many years during the months it was open. He was an usher at Saint Monica's and Saint Mary's. He could still recite many of the prayers of the Latin Mass near the time of his death. After his retirement, Conrad participated in many senior functions. He was a founding member (in 1972), board member, former president and director emeritus of the Brandon Senior Citizens Center where he organized many activities and trips, was caller at weekly bingo games, and Santa Claus at Christmas parties. He was also a charter member of the Rutland area RSVP, as well as the Central Vermont Railway Veterans' Association. He was a member and officer in the Vermont State Council of Senior Citizens. He had a nearly photographic and encyclopedic memory which he attributed to his many years of telegraphy. He was a renowned raconteur, collector of railroad memorabilia, amateur historian, and historic preservationist decades before that term came into use. He also grew the best raspberries, as many satisfied customers will attest. He is survived by his brother, Roland LeCompte of Salem, Oregon; several nephews and nieces, including his namesake Conrad Waite of Vernon, Vt. He is also survived by his daughter, June and her husband Phil Sherwin of Arlington, Vt., and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as their three children and three grandchildren. He was happy to rediscover them late in his life, and took great interest in their activities. He is also survived by his nephew, Richard Baker, as well as Carlita LaPorte, Susan LaRock and Richard Hayes, all of Brandon, his "support team" who made it possible for him to remain at his home. He was predeceased by his brother, Lucien; and his sisters, Mignone, Alma and Laurette. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made either to the Brandon Senior Citizens Center, Post Office Box 237, Brandon, Vt., 05733, or to Saint Mary's Restoration Fund, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, Vt., 05733. Friends may call at the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, Friday, January 2, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass, conducted by Father Albert Baltz, will be held on Saturday, January 3, at Saint Mary's in Brandon at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.5
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1980
Lexicon
Ribbon, Membership,Ribbon, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Merit Badge
Name/Title
Merit Badge
Entry/Object ID
1999.47.1
Description
Round white wool patch with an image of an evergreen tree appliqued in green wool. A white wool W is appliqued over the tree.
Context
Awarded to Marjorie Favreau at Camp Waupanong in Brattleboro, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1999.47
Source or Donor
Harrington, Winnifred F.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1940
Lexicon
Badge, Merit,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Favreau, Marjorie (1894-1969)
Camp Waubanong
Merit Badge
Name/Title
Merit Badge
Entry/Object ID
1992.72.3
Description
Shield-shaped patch of white felt appliqued with green felt in a four-leaved clover design. The clover has the letter H in every petal (the logo for 4-H club).
Context
Made for Camp Waubanog in Windham County, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.72
Source or Donor
McCorison, Marcus A. (1926-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1935
Lexicon
Badge, Merit,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
McCorison, Marcus A. (1926-2013)
Townshend
Napkin
Name/Title
Napkin
Entry/Object ID
2011.4.1.1-12
Description
Set of twelve matching napkins. The napkins are made of Canton line with satin stitched white work embroidery. The embroidery is of a stylized dragon in one corner and the letter S in the opposite corner. Each edge is held in a 2-inch hem with drawn worked hem stitches at the connecting point.
Context
Used by Ida Pearl Switzer Gibson at the inaugural reception of her husband, Ernest Gibson, Jr. at his election to Governor of the State of Vermont in 1949.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2011.4
Source or Donor
Newcomer, Grace Gibson
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1935
China
Lexicon
Napkin,Linen, Table,Food Service Accessories,Food Service T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Gibson, Ernest Willard, Jr. (1901-1969), Gibson, Dorothy Switzer (1902-1958)
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1998.47.2
Description
Machine-embroidered patch showing three hanging gondolas in front of three light-green mountain peaks. The word "Killington" in red stretches across the top, and the word Vermont in red is at the center bottom.
Context
Produced for Killington Ski Resort. Owned by Eve Jacobs of Niskayuna, NY.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1998.47
Source or Donor
Carnahan, Paul A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Eve Jacobs-Carnahan thru Paul
Made or Created
1970-1975
Lexicon
Patch, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Killington Ski Resort
Killington
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1998.47.3
Description
Blue patch with green border. The inscription, "MADONNA", is embroidered across the center in white beneath a green and white logo for four mountain peaks.
Context
Produced for Smuggler's Notch Resort. Owned by Eve Jacobs of Niskayuna, NY.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1998.47
Source or Donor
Carnahan, Paul A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Eve Jacobs-Carnahan thru Paul
Made or Created
1970-1975
Lexicon
Patch, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Smuggler's Notch Resort
Jeffersonville
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1998.47.4
Description
Red textile patch in the shape of a signal flag. The patch has a black border and the black embroidered inscription, "BIG BROMLEY". Beneath the inscription is a yellow sun with a smiling face. The back of the patch is printed in red, "BIG BROMLEY MANCHESTER VERMONT".
Context
Produced for Bromley Resort. Owned by Eve Jacobs of Niskayuna, NY.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1998.47
Source or Donor
Carnahan, Paul A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Eve Jacobs-Carnahan thru Paul
Made or Created
1970-1975
Lexicon
Patch, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Bromley Mountain Ski Resort
Manchester
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1977.41
Description
Round yellow patch edged in green. The patch has the inscription, "GMC INTERSECTIONAL / VERMONT BICENTENNIAL / 1977 / TAMARACK NOTCH . MENDON" with an illustration of a Vermont state flag flying over evergreen trees and mountains.
Context
Made for Vermont's celebration of the US Bicentennial
Acquisition
Accession Number
1977.41
Source or Donor
Hagerman, Robert
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1977
Lexicon
Patch, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Fabric
Relationships
Mendon
US Bicentennial Celebration
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1980.3
Description
Rectangular textile patch with a white ground and multi-colored embroidery of the inscription, "U.S. VERMONT BICENTENNIAL" and the Vermont Bicentennial Commission's logo.
Context
Produced for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1980.3
Source or Donor
Cate, Weston A., Jr.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1976
Lexicon
Patch, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Vermont
Vermont Bicentennial, US Bicentennial Celebration
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1998.47.1
Description
Rectangular embroidered patch with a rounded bottom edge. The patch shows two skiers on a double chair lift over white-embroidered silhouettes of mountain peaks. The patch is bound in red thread.
Context
Produced for Spruce Peak. Owned by Eve Jacobs of Niskayuna, NY.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1998.47
Source or Donor
Carnahan, Paul A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Eve Jacobs-Carnahan thru Paul
Made or Created
1970-1975
Lexicon
Patch, Insignia,Insignia,Status Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Relationships
Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.150
Description
Navy blue (now faded) felt triangular pennant appliquéd with the red felt word, "Spaulding" in gothic letters.
Context
Owned by Winona O'Neil Goodall while a student at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.16
Source or Donor
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1915-1916
Lexicon
Pennant,Flag,Organizational Objects,Ceremonial Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Goodall, Winona O'Neil (1898-1960), Spaulding High School
Barre City
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2003.62.1
Description
Triangular green felt pennant appliquéd in yellow felt with the words, "Camp Wihokowi" in gothic letters. The short end of the pennant is bound with yellow felt and there are felt tabs attached to either corner of the short end.
Context
Owned by Helen Phipard Dumville who attended Camp Wihakowi in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.62
Source or Donor
Dumville, John P. (b. 1950)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Helen P. Dumville
Made or Created
1925-1930
Lexicon
Pennant,Flag,Organizational Objects,Ceremonial Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Dumville, Helen L. Phipard (1917-2005), Camp Wihokowi
Northfield
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
1999.22.2
Description
Triangular blue wool pennant flag with the appliqued, red wool inscription, "SPAULDING". There are two ties at the top and bottom of the back edge. There is a tag on the reverse that reads, "A PRODUCT OF GREEN MOUNTAIN STUDIOS WHTIE RIVER JUNCTION, VT."
Context
Made for Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont by Green Mountain Studios in White River Junction, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1999.22
Source or Donor
Dopp, Sarah L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Green Mountain Studios
1925-1928
White River Junction
Lexicon
Pennant,Flag,Organizational Objects,Ceremonial Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Dopp, Leroy James, Jr. (1910-1995), Spaulding High School
Barre City
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2000.55.1
Description
Navy blue felt pennant with white lettering: "MIDDLEBURY". To the left of the word is a white oval with blue building and the date 1800.
Context
Made for Middlebury College of Middlebury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2000.55
Source or Donor
Unknown
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Pennant,Flag,Organizational Objects,Ceremonial Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Middlebury College
Middlebury
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2000.19.3
Description
Navy blue wool felt pennant with the white printed inscription, "TRINITY COLLEGE OF VERMONT" and the school's logo (three circles covering a triangle). The broad end is bound in white wool felt and has two strips of fabric attached at both the top and bottom. The cardboard manufacturer's tag is still attached and reads, "Collegiate Pacific Felt Products / Traditional Wool Felt Pennants".
Context
Commissioned by Trinity College of Vermont of Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2000.19
Source or Donor
Staff
Acquisition Method
Collected by Staff
Credit Line
collected by Paul Carnahan
Made or Created
Wool Felt Products, Inc.
2000
Roanoke
Lexicon
Pennant,Flag,Organizational Objects,Ceremonial Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Trinity College of Vermont
Burlington
Promotional Ribbon
Name/Title
Promotional Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2003.15.4
Description
Round white button with attached green silk ribbon. The button is printed with an image of a large, neoclassical building and the inscription, "SOLDIER'S MEMORIAL BUILDING STOWE, VT." The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "OLD HOME WEEK / STOWE, VERMONT AUG. 16-23, 1903 / BREATHES THERE A MAN WITH SOUL SO DEAD, WHO NEVER TO HIMSELF HATH SAID, 'THIS IS MY OWN, MY NATIVE LAND.'" The back of the ribbon has a paper label with a long advertisement for the manufacturer.
Context
Made for Old Homes Week in Stowe, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2003.15
Source or Donor
Anderson, W. Thomas
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In memory of Parker Perry
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1903
Newark
Lexicon
Ribbon, Promotional,Advertising Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ribbon, Paper, Metal
Relationships
Stowe
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1986.8.1
Description
Pieced quilt consisting of 36 blocks, each 9-14" square. The blocks are in a cross pattern created with small rectangles of plain white and several patterns of pink, floral-printed fabric. At the center of each square is the inked name of a woman from Vermont. All the names appear to have been written by the same hand.
Context
Made by Iona Bell Jasmin of
Acquisition
Accession Number
1986.8
Source or Donor
Jasmin, Rolla Maxime, Sr. (1900-1989)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Jasmin, Iona Bell (1896-1982)
1920
Vermont
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Barre City, Montpelier, Hardwick, Morrisville, Craftsbury, Rock County, Clairemont, Washington, Berlin, Cabot, Orange, Marshfield, Wolcott, Manchester, Greensboro
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1976.17.1
Description
Pieced quilt in the Garden Maze pattern. The quilt is pieced of white cotton and red-printed calico cotton with a small, repeating design of stylized flowers. The pieced design creates an overall geometric pattern through the use of bands. The bands are quilted along the piecing seams and the white ground is quilted diagonally. Alternate names for this pattern include Wild Goose and Cupid's Arrowpoint.
Context
Made by Lucy Bemis for her son, Ira Bemis, at his marriage, 1855.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1976.17
Source or Donor
Tracy, Helen Prouty (1908-1999)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Bemis, Lucy Austin (1796-1887)
1855
Vermont
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Bemis, Ira (1835-1911)
Marshfield
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
2016.55
Description
Pieced "postage stamp" quilt. All the pieces of the quilt face are square, and the colors are arranged to hint at a log cabin pattern with a small, central square (yellow) surrounded by ever larger squares (red). There are no solid fabrics used. Pieces included woven patterns, largely plaids with some stripes, and printed calicos in floral patterns. The quilt in backed in red calico printed with a small pattern of a crossed hammer and axe. The edges are bounded in pink-and-red floral calico. There are 17,820 pieces on the front (per donor).
Context
Made by Minnie Smith of Athens, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2016.55
Source or Donor
Prasch, Susan
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Smith, Minnie (1856-1936)
1890-1899
Athens
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.100
Description
Pieced quilt in a Log Cabin pattern in various silks. The silks used are of a large variety of colors and woven patterns, largely strips and plaids. The center piece of the center block is red, but the rest of the blocks have light-blue centers. Within each block, the fabric choices are mirrored, but there are no repeated blocks. Some fabrics are used within multiple blocks, but there is no pattern to the repetition. The quilt is backed with black and rust-red striped silk and bound with blue silk ribbon. It is machine quilted with blue threads, vertically and diagonally.
Context
Likely owned by a member of the Kent family in Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1976.43
Source or Donor
Tarshi, Andrew
Tarshi, Susan
Gay, Olivia
Ancel, Janet
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Calais
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.141
Description
Pieced quilt in the Kings of St. Andrews Cross pattern. The fabrics used are all printed cottons, or calicos, with various floral, geometric, and plaid patterns. Each block consists of a pointed cross around a center white square. Between each block is banding of white cotton printed in a pink geometric pattern. The center of each block is signed with a name; most of the names are of women from Calais, VT, and E. Montpelier, VT, but some are from Richmond, VT, and Swansea, NH. The names all appear to have been written in the same hand. There are shaped cutouts at the bottom to corners for bed posts.
Context
Likely owned by a member of the Kent family in Calais, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1976.43
Source or Donor
Tarshi, Andrew
Tarshi, Susan
Gay, Olivia
Ancel, Janet
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Made or Created
1850-1875
Calais
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
East Montpelier, Richmond, Swansea
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.161
Description
Pieced quilt made of 7-inch blocks placed diagonally with 2-3/4-inch sashing between them. Each block is stitched into an hourglass or bowtie patter featuring brown, pink, and blue printed cotton. The bottom corners are cut out to fit bed posts. The reverse also pieced, though more plainly with purple printed blocks and white sashing.
Context
Likely owned by a member of the Kent family in Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1976.43
Source or Donor
Tarshi, Andrew
Tarshi, Susan
Gay, Olivia
Ancel, Janet
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Made or Created
1825-1850
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Calais
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
2004.38.1
Description
Narrow pieced quilt in the Rolling Star or Carpenter's Wheel pattern. The quilt is pieced from solid red and solid white cotton in a pattern that resembles stars or snowflakes. The two short ends have a border of alternating squares and stars. The edges are bound with red tape. The quilt is hand pieced and hand quilted. The quilting is extravagant and follows the piecing pattern. The quilt is marked with the handwritten inscription, "Mattie Sept. 11, 1879".
Context
Made by Mattie Galusha in Shaftsbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2004.38
Source or Donor
Williams, Harriet Simmons
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1879
Shaftsbury
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1980.20
Description
Crazy quilt pieced of silk fabrics in satin, plain, and velvet weaves. The corner of each block is decorated with an orange pompom, and every seam is elaborately embroidered with stitches ranging from blanket stitch to herringbone stitch. A United States flag ribbon has been appliqued on the top row, and a velvet pouch has been appliqued near the center.
Context
Made by Mary Davis Alcott and Frances Ellen Alcott Williams of Chester, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1980.20
Source or Donor
Durbrow, Faith Williams
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Alcott, Mary Davis (1814-1901), Williams, Frances Ellen Alcott (1836-1908)
1880-1870
Chester
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Silk, Silk
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1980.22
Description
Pieced quilt made of 14-inch blocks with sashing in between. Each block is made of three-inch square in varying prints of brown, red, blue, pink, and orange. Each block has two prints and plain white square in the center. The center square of each block bears an inked name.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1980.22
Source or Donor
Gallison, Claribell
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1850
Wilmington
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1981.23
Description
Crazy quilt pieced irregularly of various silks. Each seam is decorated with feather stitch embroidery. Decorative motifs include horse shoes, needles, flowers, and one block that is similar to the Dresden Plate pattern. The quilt is backed with five strips of silk, dotted all over with yellow pompoms.
Context
Made by Emma Ann Shepherd Scribner in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1981.23
Source or Donor
Landry, Rosemary S.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Scribner, Emma Ann Shepherd (1852-1920)
1883
Montpelier
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1982.23.1
Description
Pieced quilt in a Variable Star or Ohio Star pattern. Each block has a star pieced from solid white and printed calico cotton form from triangles around a central square block. The quilt is composed of nine rows of 10.5-inch blocks set diagonally with 2.5-inch sashing. The sashing is quilted in a cable design. The central squares are each signed in ink with the name of a resident of Randolph Center, Vermont.
Context
Made in Randolph Center, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.23
Source or Donor
Babson, Jane
Babson, David
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Made or Created
1850-1875
Randolph
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1982.24.16
Description
Pieced crib quilt in a star design. The quilt uses two fabrics: a floral calico of white vines on red ground, and a calico of black lines on white ground. The blocks alternate between solid red blocks and red stars on white blocks. The stars are eight-pointed and situated around a white circle. Each row is 5 block across, and they are oriented diagonally. Each block is 5-1/2" x 5-1/4". They are hand pieced, but the binding is stitched by machine.
Context
Made by Lemira Barrett Goodhue of Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.24
Source or Donor
Coolidge, John (1906-2000)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Goodhue, Lemira Barrett (1849-1929)
Goodhue, Lemira Barrett (1849-1929)
1880
Burlington
Lexicon
Quilt, Crib,Quilt,Quilt, Bed,Needlework,Bedcover,Art,Bedding,Category 08: Communication Objects,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Coolidge, Grace Anna Goodhue (1879-1957)
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1982.24.56
Description
Crazy quilt pieced of various silks in satin, plain, brocade, and velvet weaves. The seams between each piece are decorated with embroidery--mostly feather stitch--and the pieces are highly decorated with embroidery and paint. Embroidered motifs include flowers, fan, crescent moon, store, star, daisy, musical staff, razor, person drawing, dog, fly, bird, butterfly, woman, cat, shaving cup and spider on a web. Painted motifs include strawberries, flowers, spider, insect, owl on the crescent moon, butterfly, and birds on branches. The center block is embroidered with the initials "AIG" and the date "1887". The quilt is backed with a cotton printed with a repeating design of thistles. The back has yarn ties, but they do not go through to the top layer.
Context
Owned by Andrew Issacher Goodhue of Burlington, Vermont. Likely made for him by his wife, Lemira Barrett Goodhue.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.24
Source or Donor
Coolidge, John (1906-2000)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Goodhue, Lemira Barrett (1849-1929)
1887
Burlington
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Silk
Relationships
Goodhue, Andrew Issachar (1848-1923)
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1982.24.57
Description
Small crazy quilt pieced of various silks in satin, plain, brocade, and velvet weaves. The seams between each piece are decorated with embroidery, mostly feather stitch. The entire perimeter of the quilt is decorated with satin ribbon loops, 1-5/8" long, in several different colors. The quilt is backed with a yellow striped silk and tied with blue yarn. There is no batting.
One of the pieces is the same fabric that is used as the backing of 1982.24.56.
Context
Likely made by Lemira Barret Goodhue of Burlington, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.24
Source or Donor
Coolidge, John (1906-2000)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Goodhue, Lemira Barrett (1849-1929)
1885
Burlington
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1982.29.1
Description
Family tree autograph quilt signed with names of members of the Sparrow family of Calais, Vermont. The quilt is pieced of squares with cross designs set diagonally. The blocks are largely grouped into sets of four, with single blocks filling in around the edges. Each block contains three fabrics: a dark/prominent print (forming the cross), a light/subtle print filling the triangles at the edges, and a plain white center square. The center square of each block has the name of a person, sometimes the person's life dates, and the person's relationship to either the maker or recipient of the quilt (i.e. grandmother).
Context
Made by a member of the Sparrow family of Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.29
Source or Donor
Sparrow, Helen Martha
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1887
Calais
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Interpretative Labels
Quilt, 1932 Frances Slater Russo Rutland, VT Cotton "Grandmother's Flower Garden" was one of the most popular patterns of the early 20th century, but even so this quilt is a particularly beautiful example of the form. Looking closely, you can see that each tiny hexagon has been handstitched. Francis Russo worked as a seamstress during the Great Depression, and earned ten cents an hour doing that work. She made this quilt for a neighbor, and earned $100 for it. At her previous rate, that would mean she spent a thousand hours working on the quilts, which is easy to believe.
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
2002.1.1
Description
Paper-pieced quilt in the pattern Grandmother's Flower Garden. The design consists of small hexagons forming flowers. Each flower has an orange center, with the "petals" made of printed cottons in various colors. Each is then bordered by a row of white, and they are held together by hexagons in plain green. The same green is made into a border around the whole quilt, and is quilted into a feather design. Both the piecing and quilted are handstitched.
Context
Made by Frances Slater Russo for her neighbor
Acquisition
Accession Number
2002.1
Source or Donor
Hanson, Rosina
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Made or Created
Artist
Russo, Frances Slater
1932
Vermont
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1972.59
Description
Red and white pieced quilt in a feathered star pattern, likely a variation of a California Star pattern. The quilt is pieced from two fabrics: a pink cotton printed with tiny striped and sprigs and a solid white cotton. It is hand quilted with 8-10 stitches per inch in a pattern of scallops and feathers. There is clamshell quilting in the corners of the white squares with a quilted medallion in the center. The pink stars have grid quilting in their centers.
Context
Made in Glover, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1972.59
Source or Donor
Lyman, Pearle V.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1850
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
2006.34
Description
Redwork embroidered quilt embroidered with Kate Greenaway motifs. Each embroidered motif is stitched onto a solid white 11-1/4" cotton block. Motifs include George and Martha Washington, Grover Cleveland, animals, children, and nursery rhyme scenes. It is hand quilted in a clamshell pattern, but the embroidered images are left unquilted.
Context
Embroidered by Mary Loraine Putnam in Stockbridge, Vermont. Pieced and quilted after her death.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2006.34
Source or Donor
Davis, Mary Ordway
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Putnam, Mary Loraine Holmes Richardson (1851-1929)
1892-1895
Stockbridge
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1973.49.4
Description
Piece quilt with corners shaped for a high-post bed. The quilt is pieced with long borders of chintz cotton printed with a brown stripe with brown vines that fades into a white stripe with full-color floral vines. The interior alternates blocks of the same fabric as the border with blocks of other chintz fabrics. The blocks in the outer rows of piecing are single fabric blocks while the blocks in the middle of the quilt are made from 9 squares and rectangles (a central square surrounded by corner square and border rectangles. The patterns used include florals, plaids, and abstract geometric prints. The quilt is backed with beige cotton.
Context
Used by the Jones family of Chelsea, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1973.49
Source or Donor
Waterson, Anne D.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1840
Chelsea
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Jones, Deacon Ivory (1760-1825)
Chelsea
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1988.6.3
Description
Pieced quilts made from irregularly sized and placed rectangles of woolen fabric in blues, browns, yellows, and greens. . A few squares in the center are pieced from smaller shapes. The reverse is backed in brown pieced wool. The edges are bound with wool in brown, and blues. The quilt is stuffed with wool batter, and rather than being quilted, it is tied.
Context
According to popular history, the quilt was brought to Calais in 1789 by Abijah and Lois Wheelock, the first permanent settlers. However, it likely postdates that even by several decades.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1988.6
Source or Donor
Jackman, Robert
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Anderson, Betty Jackman
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Wheelock, Abijah, Wheelock, Lois Nichols
Calais
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1975.29
Description
Silk crazy quilt assembled in zig-zags with black banding. Fabrics include solids, stripes, and plaids. The zig-zags are created by piecing crazy-pieced parallelograms together. The top is marked, "1797. April 4th. Rev J. D. Wickham. April 4th, 1881." in cross stitches.
Context
Stitched birthdate and name of Rev. Joseph Dresser Wickham of Manchester, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1975.29
Source or Donor
Schauffler, Marjorie
Made or Created
1881
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Ribbon
Relationships
Wickham, Joseph Dresser (1797-1891)
Manchester
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1966.16
Description
Pieced quilt in a feathered star pattern. The quilt is pieced from two fabrics: solid white cotton and solid blue cotton. It is hand quilted with flowers quilted into every other white square and the center of the blue stars. One corner is embroidered in light blue thread with the inscription, "Pieced and Quilted by Cynthia (Lamoureux) Osborn Isle La Motte Vermont About 1900".
Context
Made by Cynthia Lamoureux Osborne in Isle La Motte, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1966.16
Source or Donor
Lamoureux, Bertha O.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Osborne, Cynthia Lamoureux
1900
Isle la Motte
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1966.23
Description
Wool and cotton tied quilt in the Barn Raising variant of a Log Cabin pattern. Each 13-inch block has a light-green center square, and the surrounding pieces are carefully placed to form a large diamond pattern of contrasting light values. Fabric designs include solids, plaids, stripes, tweeds, and florals. The quilt is backed in a solid pink cotton and bound in light green cotton.
Context
Made by Harriet Boyce of Johnson, VT, for her daughter-in-law Ada Prior Boyce of Johnson, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1966.23
Source or Donor
Hostler, Leslie D.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Boyce, Harriet Emeline Scribner(1837-1927)
1902-1925
Johnson
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Boyce, Ada Edith Prior (1878-1959)
Johnson, Underhill
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.35.1
Description
Tied quilt pieced of fabric strips stretching the full length of the quilt. The strips alternate between a white cotton printed with lilacs, and a light purple cotton. The reverse is back entirely in the lilac-printed cotton. Rather than quilted, the piece is tied with white yarn. The pieces is all machine stitched.
Context
Likely owned by a member of the Dewey family of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.35
Source or Donor
Ellis, Arthur Stone
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1900-1914
Montpelier
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Montpelier, Berlin
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1991.36
Description
Wholecloth quilt faced with chintz printed in a large, closely repeating pattern of pheasants nestled within flowers beneath a fruit tree. The ground color is tan, and the printing is blue, red, and black, with areas of white bordering the print. The quilting at the center follows the outline of the printed motif, but the quilting of the rest of the piece is in a scalloped pattern. The quilt is backed with cream-colored cotton, and the edges are bound with woven tape.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.36
Source or Donor
Tracy, Helen Prouty (1908-1999)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1830-1850
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.1
Description
Pieced quilt consisting of 30 pictorial block. Blocks range from scenery, to buildings, to maps. They are bordered by strips of blue flowered calico and tan calico printed with trees. The blocks are quilted, and the border is tied. Each of the blocks exhibit different techniques, including piecing, applique, drawing, stenciling, machine quilting, and hand quilting. The quilt is backed with plain muslin with an applied panel listing the maker of each block.
Context
Made by residents of Addison County to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial in 1991.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.77
Source or Donor
Vermont Statehood Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Smith, Kim
1991
Addison County
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Pewter
Relationships
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.2
Description
Pieced quilt made up of nineteen blocks. The blocks are both pieced in traditional patterns and appliqued pictorially. One block is decorated to look like a stamp and is the length of two regular blocks. The block beneath the stamp lists the towns in Bennington County and the makers of the quilt. The blocks are set in strips of grey and black calico and bordered and backed by maroon calico.
Context
Made by residents of Bennington County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.77
Source or Donor
Vermont Statehood Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Sherey, Sharon
1991
Bennington County
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.3
Description
Vermont statehood bicentennial quilt, Caledonia county. The quilt consists of a central square block depicting a variation of the Vermont bicentennial logo altered to be more closely represent Caledonia County. The block is surrounded by Twenty-four 8 x 8" blocks that each use different techniques, including piecing, applique, embroidery, and drawing. The blocks are set in bands of plain dark green, a the quilt is bordered in white with a pieced green edge. The backing is green floral calico. A panel on the reverse has the names of the makers mapped to their corresponding blocks. Both machine and hand stiching is used.
Context
Made by residents of Caledonia County in celebration of Vermont's bicentennial.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.77
Source or Donor
Vermont Statehood Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1991
Caledonia County
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Caledonia County
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.4
Description
Pieced quilt made up of seventeen pictorial blocks placed irregularly over a large, pieced and embroidered map of Chittenden County Each block is attached only at the top, leaving it like a flap. Each block represents a town in Chittenden County, showing images of buildings, icons, or scenes from the town and utilizing several different techniques, including piecing, applique, embroidery, painting, and stenciling.
Context
Made by residents of Chittenden County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.77
Source or Donor
Vermont Statehood Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Hayes, Donna
1991
Chittenden County
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.5
Description
Pieced quilt formed of twenty block set in strips of maroon and tan-and-black calico. The blocks alternate between traditional geometric patterns and pictorial blocks, showing buildings, scenes, and wildlife.
Context
Made by residents of Essex County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.77
Source or Donor
Vermont Statehood Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Hunsberger, Melissa
1991
Essex County
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.6
Description
Pieced quilt formed of nine blocks. The blocks alternate between plain white blocks with decorative quilting and embroidered inscriptions, and pictorial blocks showing buildings from Grand Isle County.
Context
Made by residents of Grand Isle County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.77
Source or Donor
Vermont Statehood Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Cota, Dottie
1991
Grand Isle County
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.7
Description
Pieced quilt formed of sixteen pictorial blocks with dark brown sashing, bordered by a strip of tan calico and a red border. The blocks show scenes, buildings, maps, and wildlife from Franklin County, VT and use several techniques including piecing, applique, embroidered, and inking.
Context
Made by residents of Franklin County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.77
Source or Donor
Vermont Statehood Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Emen, Connie
1991
Franklin County
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Leather
Relationships
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.8
Description
Pieced quilt of thirteen pictorial blocks, twelve square blocks around a large central block. The central block shows a farm scene with two people, sheep, swans, pigs, a horse, corn, a barn, and a house. The surrounding blocks show a sheep, buildings, a map, mountains, and a listing of the names of the towns in Lamoille County, VT. The quilt is backed in plain, cream-colored cotton and has a hand-inked description of the blocks, including the names of their makers.
Context
Made by residents of Lamoille County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.77
Source or Donor
Vermont Statehood Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Butler, Fran
1991
Lamoille County
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Lamoille County
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.9
Description
Pieced quilt formed of 20 pictorial blocks surrounding a large, appliqued central block. The blocks show scenes, buildings, and objects of interest from around Orange County, VT, as well as geometric patterns. They showcase several different techniques including piecing, appliqe, drawing, painting, and embroidery.
Context
Made by residents of Orange County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.77
Source or Donor
Vermont Statehood Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Anderson, Doris
1991
Orange County
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.10
Description
Pieced quilt formed of twenty pictorial and geometric blocks set in a pieced border of two shades of green. The blocks include traditional quilt block patterns as well as scenes, buildings, and animals from Orleans County, VT. Each block is inked with the name of the town it represents and its maker.
Context
Made by residents of Orleans County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.77
Source or Donor
Vermont Statehood Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Bouffard, Frances
1991
Orleans County
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.11
Description
Pieced quilt made of twenty-eight 8"x8" blocks and two 16"x16" blocks with black sashing. The blocks are primarily pictorial, showing buildings, scenes, and wildlife associated with towns in Rutland County, Vermont. The two larger squares shows the logo for Green Mountain College and the logo for the Vermont Bicentennial. The blocks used piecings, applique, and embroidery. The quilts has a pieced border of triangles and rectangles forming evergreen trees, and each corner is quilted in a maple leaf pattern. The backing fabric is blue and white floral printed calico.
Context
Made by residents of Rutland County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.77
Source or Donor
Vermont Statehood Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Waston, Marilyn
1991
Rutland County
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Rutland County
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.12
Description
Pieced quilt made from twenty-five 8"x8" blocks with dark green sashing and border. The blocks are largely pictorial and show buildings, maps, scenes, and wildlife associated with towns in Washington County, Vermont. They use a variety of techniques, including piecing, applique, embroidery, and drawing. There is a block on the reverse with an image of Betsy Ross and the names of the quilters.
Context
Made by residents of Washington County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.77
Source or Donor
Vermont Statehood Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Pearson, Barbara
1991
Washington County
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Washington County
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.13
Description
Pieced quilt with 24 pictorial blocks. The blocks show a church, a school, a castle tower, ski trails, a maple leave, a wood heating stove, a covered bridge, a map, business logos, and various other buildings in Windham County, VT. The blocks are separated by green calico sashing. The top left block is embroidered with the names of the towns in Windham County.
Context
Made by residents of Windham County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.77
Source or Donor
Vermont Statehood Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Brook, Joanne
1991
Windham County
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.14
Description
Pieced quilt made from twenty-five 8"x8" blocks with brown sashing and border. The blocks alternate between traditional quilt block patterns and pictorial blocks showing scenes, buildings, and wildlife associated with towns in Windsor County, Vermont. They use a variety of techniques, including piecing, applique, embroidery, and drawing. There are two extra pictorial blocks sewn into the backing, showing a church and a train.
Context
Made by residents of Windsor County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.77
Source or Donor
Vermont Statehood Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Porter, Karen
1991
Windsor County
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Windsor
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1987.38.1
Description
Pieced quilt made of plain white and red floral-printed calico cotton. The blocks alternate between a plain white block, and white blocks with triangular corners in the printed fabric. The plain blocks are quilting in straight, vertical lines, and the corner-pieced blocks are quilted in a 5-pointed star pattern. There are 8 rows of 5 blocks, and each block is about 8-3/4" x 8-3/4". The edges of the quilt are bordered in the same printed fabric as the block corners. The un-pieced blocks are inscribed with religious sayings and Bible verses. The reverse is stamped in the lower right corner, "Brandon/Soldiers Aid Society" and signed "Made by Mrs. L B. Fairbanks/of Brandon, Vermont.
Context
Made by Carolina Bowen Fairbanks of Brandon, Vermont, to be sent to a soldier during the Civil War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1987.38
Source or Donor
Historical Society of York County
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
In Memory of Sophia Wilfong
Made or Created
Artist
Fairbanks, Carolina Frances Bowen (1843-1944)
1860
Brandon
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Civil War
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1964.24
Description
Pieced quilt in the Chimney Sweep, or Album Patch, pattern. The pattern consists of squares and rectangles of patterned cotton set around a solid white cotton cross to form a stepped square. Each block is placed diagonally within the quilt, orienting the stepped squares into diamonds. The center of each block is signed in ink. Fabric patterns include stripes, plaids, and florals. Most of the blocks use a single printed fabric to form the design, but some use two different patterns. The top is quilted to a solid white cotton backing, but there is no batting. The quilt is hand pieced and hand quilted.
Context
Made by Sarah Anne Brown and friends in New Haven, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1964.24
Source or Donor
Best, Isabel A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Brown, Sarah Anne
1853
New Haven
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1964.28.2
Description
Red and white pieced quilt in a feathered star pattern, likely a variation of a California Star pattern. The quilt is pieced from two fabrics: a white cotton printed with small red flowers and a red cotton printed with blue-and-tan flower buds. It is hand quilted.
Context
Made by Hattie Phillips of South Duxbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1964.28
Source or Donor
Willard, Mrs. Charles
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Phillips, Hattie
1870
South Duxbury
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1983.2.2
Description
Silk crazy quilt formed of 20 blocks. The seams between each piece are decorated with embroidery, largely variations of feather stitches. Pieces are further decorated with elaborately detailed painting and embroidery. Motifs include the letter S, a carnation, a pansy, paisley elements, a spiderweb, a fish, a butterfly, a young boy with a hoop, and Eastern European person in a field, clovers, maple leaves, and other flowers.
Context
Likely owned by a member of the Squier or Northrup families of Addison County, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1983.2
Source or Donor
Squier, Helen
Acquisition Method
Gift
Lexicon
Quilt,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Silk, Silk
Relationships
Addison County
Rope
Name/Title
Rope
Entry/Object ID
2012.24.2
Description
Length of blood stained cotton rope. The braided rope is tied in a hank.
Context
Used during the murder of Isabelle Norton in Randolph, VT, 1941.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.24
Source or Donor
Angell, Philip A., Jr.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1936-1940
Lexicon
Rope,Cord,Multiple Use T&E for Materials,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Rope
Relationships
Norton, Isabelle Mary Tilton (1917-1941), Reid, William J.
Randolph
Rug
Interpretative Labels
Tufted Rug with Sugaring Scene, 1950-1975 Wool Museum Purchase, #2001.15 Rugs such as this could be made with left-over yarn or scrap wool, providing both a warm floor covering and an artistic expression for the creator. Though made after the Great Depression, this rug exhibits both the craft of the rug-maker as well as the imagery used by Vermont to define its identity.
Name/Title
Rug
Entry/Object ID
2001.15
Description
Tufted or punch needle rug made of wool yarn with linen canvas backing. The rug shows a traditional Vermont sugaring scene including (from left to right) a barn, a tree being tapped, a farm house, tapped trees with metal buckets, a sugar house with steam rising from the vent, and a wooden collection tub on a sled. The rug has a purple and maroon border that includes green maple leaves.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2001.15
Source or Donor
eBay, Inc.
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Made or Created
1950-1975
Lexicon
Rug, Throw,Rug, Loop,Rug,Floor Coverings,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Warp Materials
Linen
Weft Materials
Linen
Materials
Wool, Linen
Rug
Name/Title
Rug
Entry/Object ID
1990.29.1
Description
Tufted runner rug. The design is a combination of Asian and Southwestern American motifs. There is a geometric medallion in the center over red ground and wave design around the border. The rug is made of silk yarn on a cotton foundation. A label sewn onto the back of the rug reads, "Silk yarn Made by Lillie Ridlon about 1934 Cuttingsville, Vt."
Context
Made with silk yarns made by Lillie Ridlon in Cuttingsville, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1990.29
Source or Donor
Ridlon, Hazel B.
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Credit Line
through Janice R. Lawrence
Made or Created
Artist
Ridlon, Lillie
1934
Cuttingsville
Lexicon
Rug, Throw,Rug,Floor Coverings,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Cotton
Relationships
Shrewsbury
Rug
Name/Title
Rug
Entry/Object ID
1959.22
Description
Braided corn husk rug with grain sack backing. The grain sack is Barteldes brand and stenciled, "Plainfield, VT."
Context
Possibly used in East Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.22
Source or Donor
Wilkinson, Madeleine
Lexicon
Rug,Floor Coverings,Category 02: Furnishings
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cornhusk
Relationships
Plainfield, East Calais
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1941.26
Description
Linen sampler with floral border, pictorial elements on the bottom, and multiple alphabets. Along the top edge is the inscription: "Executed/ Mary Gibson aged 10, 1832." The border is a variation on the strawberry vine, stitched in blue, brown, green, red, and yellow. The top alphabet is an uppercase Italianate script in green cross stitch. The second alphabet is capitalized marking stitches in green cross stitch, followed by a lowercase marking script in green cross stitches with numbers up to ten. Followed by numbers up to eight in green box stitch. The third alphabet is Germanic marking stitches in green eyelet stitches. The images on the bottom of the sampler depict a church, trees, a woman, flowers, a strawberry plant, a bouquet in a basket, and a small building in cross stitches (the woman is embroidered). It was previously mounted but removed. The red, brown, light green, and blue threads are wool. The dark green and one of the tan colors are silk.
Context
Made by Mary Gibson in Ryegate, Vermont in 1832
Acquisition
Accession Number
1941.26
Source or Donor
Dyke, Abbie
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Davis, Mary Gibson (1822-1900)
1832
Ryegate
Lexicon
Sampler,Embroidery,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Materials
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Weathersfield
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1979.1
Description
Alphabet sampler on plain-woven linen. The sampler has three alphabets: marking capitals (in brown), script capitals (in brown), and marking lower-case letter (in light blue). The alphabets are followed by the numbers 1-10 in light blue. Each line is separated by an orange border. The bottom center of the sampler is marked, "Almira Torrey" in light blue and "Corinth" in light pink. There is a decorative blue border above the name, and an orange zig-zag border along the bottom. The whole is stitched in cross stitches.
Context
Made by Almira Torrey in Corinth, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1979.1
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Made or Created
Artist
Torrey, Almira
1845
Corinth
Lexicon
Sampler,Embroidery,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1992.35.3
Description
Alphabet sampler on loosely woven linen. The sampler consists of three complete alphabets (fancy capitals, marking capitals, and marking lower-case letters) and the numbers 1-10 followed by the inscription, "Julia P. Dewey Berlin Aged 9 Years August" and the verse, "Juses permit they gracious name to stand/ As the ^first cross of an infants hand as move/ And while her fingers oer this canv/ Engage her tender heart to see thy love/ With they dear children let her share aPart/ And write they name thyself upon her heart". Beneath the inscriptions is the large word, "BEAUTY" stitched in eyelet stitches with a decorative vine beneath. There is a faux Chinese symbol in the lower right corner in black.
Context
Made by Julia P. Dewey of Berlin, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.35
Source or Donor
Ellis, Arthur Stone
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Dewey, Julia P.
1823
Berlin
Lexicon
Sampler,Embroidery,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1980.10.1
Description
Rectangular sampler made with silk yarn on a plain-woven linen ground. from the top, the sampler consists of a script alphabet (capitals) in pink and blue, a marking alphabet (capitals) in blue, a marking alphabet (lowercase) in white, the numbers 1-10 in white, and the inscription, "Eliza Barnett of Goffstown in the 8 year of her Age/Happy the child whose green unpractis'd years/The guiding hand of parent fondnefs rears/To rich instructions ample field removes/Prunes every fault and every worth improves/This needle work of mine can tell/When a child is learned wee/By my parents I was taught/Not to spend my time for naught./Eliza Barnett of Topsham July The 13 AD 1812". Each line is separated by a simple border line.
Context
Made by Eliza Barnett of Goffstown, NH and Topsham, VT in 1812.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1980.10
Source or Donor
Atwell, Florence Barnett (1890-1980)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Artist
Barnett, Elizabeth
1812
Topsham
Lexicon
Sampler,Embroidery,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Goffstown
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1980.10.2
Description
Small sampler of silk on linen. From the top, the sampler consists of a marking alphabet (capitals) in blue and pink, a marking alphabet (lowercase) in brown and white, number 1-8 in brown and white, a script alphabet (capitals) in brown and pink, individual letter alternates in brown and white, and the words "Elizabeth G. Bayley born Feb. 11 1817, aged fourteen" in white and blue. Each line of letters is separated by a simple border. All stitches are cross stitches over two yarns.
Context
Made by Elizabeth Bayley of Newbury, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1980.10
Source or Donor
Atwell, Florence Barnett (1890-1980)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Artist
Bayley, Elizabeth (1817-1856)
1831
Lexicon
Sampler,Embroidery,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Newbury
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
2005.15
Description
Square sampler of blue and white silk on a plain-woven linen ground. The sampler consists of multiple alphabets (capital marking, script, numbers 1-11, marking alternates, and lowercase marking) follows by the inscription, "Achsah Foster/Made in school A.D. 1814 by Roxcinda Richardson/in the 9th year of her age."

The bottom portion of the sampler is pictorial with a single scene showing a four-bay house, several trees, some birds' nests or bird baths on stands, and a man in a top hat and tailcoat walking up a hill.
Context
Made by Roxcinda Richardson of Orange, VT in 1814
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.15
Source or Donor
Beard, Elsie
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Richardson, Roxcinda (b. 1808)
1814
Lexicon
Sampler,Embroidery,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen, Silk
Relationships
Foster, Aschah
Orange
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1959.21.2
Description
Linen sampler embroidered with 2-ply silk thread. The design consists of a floral border surrounding three alphabets, a maker inscription, a verse, and floral elements. The outer border consists of a continuous, curvilinear vine in stem stitch with alternating pink and white flowers (satin stitch) and green leaves (satin stitch). The center is surrounded by a narrow border of flame stitches in white.

The uppermost alphabet contains all capital letters and numbers up to 7 in a fancy script. The letters are cross stitched in black thread, much of which is disintegrated. A narrow green border of cross stitches separates the uppermost and second alphabets. The to subsequent alphabets are marking letters done in cross stitches. The first is in capital letters and the second is lower case; they are separated by a narrow border of black thread, and a green and pink strawberry border sits below.

Across the center in green thread is the inscription, "Sarah Bayley Cobb Aged 12 years. Wrought under/the care of Mifs Lucinda Washburn. Hardwick, July 1821," followed by a border of queen stitches in pink thread. Beneath the border is the verse, "Oh that forever may be mine/ Those joys that humanise the heart/That wake at pity's plaintive shrine/And sympathy's soft tear impart."

Across the bottom are three floral elements: a large bouquet in a basket flanked by two swags. The basket is cross stitched while the swags are both filled with stem stitches.

The 9-yarn-wide hem is accented by a hem stitch all the way around.
Context
Made by Sarah Bayley Cobb in Hardwick, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.21
Source or Donor
Field, Helen K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Field, Sarah Bayley Cobb (1809-1863)
1821
Hardwick
Lexicon
Sampler,Embroidery,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Materials
Materials
Linen, Silk
Relationships
Wright, Lucinda Washburn (1802-1826)
The Christian Messenger
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1972.28.13
Description
Sampler on linen with three alphabets, the word "MODESTY", a poem, and several pictorial elements. At the top are two marking alphabets in black, pink, and blue, first capitals then lower case. The next alphabet in script capitals in pink and green. The next alphabet is stitched entirely with eyelet stitches in blue, pink, and black. Beneath the alphabet, the word "MODESTY" stretches across the entire piece, stitched in eyelets and with the Y and T inserted vertically on the end. Beneath the word is a simple border of a vine and flower buds. In the bottom section is the inscription, "A damask cheek and ivory arm/Shall ne'er my wishes win/Give me an animated form/That speaks a mind within/Sally Partridge's Sampler". Pictorial elements in the bottom section include five people, animals, several different patterns of flowers in vases, and flowering trees.
Context
Made by Sarah Partridge in Braintree, VT, ca. 1830.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1972.28
Source or Donor
Erickson, Dorothy Edith Maxham (1914-1980)
Birkett, Nellie Maxham (1909-2005)
Acquisition Method
Made or Created
Artist
Hutchinson, Sarah Partridge (1821-1854)
1830-1835
Braintree
Lexicon
Sampler,Embroidery,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Warp Materials
Linen
Weft Materials
Linen
Materials
Linen, Silk
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.40a
Description
Small rectangular sampler with brown and green embroidery. The sampler has two marking alphabets, the first in cross stitches and the second in eyelet stitches. Between the two alphabets is the inscription, "IRENE RICE| ABR|IR.SR.CR|WOODSTOCK OCTOBER 18011".
Context
Made by Irene Rice in Woodstock, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.25
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Artist
Rice, Irene (1793-1842)
1801
Woodstock
Lexicon
Sampler,Embroidery,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Linen
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.40b
Description
Rectangular sampler with three alphabets stitched in blue, brown, white, pink, red, and black cross stitches. Each alphabet has letter alternates worked in, rather than placed at the end. The first alphabet is capital marking letters with alternates for A, C, D, G, K, M (2), N (2), S (2), T, U, and W (2). The second alphabet is lowercase marking letters with alternates for g, o, r, t, v, w, y, followed by two ampersands, the numbers 1-9, and the name "Calista Rice." The third alphabet is script letters with alternates for nearly every letter, some not placed in order, and no H. Extra alternates for A, D, K, L are placed at the end. Last is the inscription, "Calista Rice Exampler Woodstock Sep. 18th 1820."
Context
Made by Calista Rice in Woodstock, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.25
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Artist
Baldwin, Calista Rice (1805-1891)
1820
Woodstock
Lexicon
Sampler,Embroidery,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Linen
Sampler
Name/Title
Sampler
Entry/Object ID
2012.13
Description
Small, rectangular sampler of silk on linen. The sampler consists of an alphabet (capital marking letters), the numbers 1-9, the inscription "OLIVE LAUGHTONS", another alphabet (lowercase marking letters), capital alternates, and the inscription, "Made by Olive Laughton Sampler in the Eleven year".
Context
Made by Olive Laughton of Norwich, VT in 1797
Acquisition
Accession Number
2012.13
Source or Donor
Faran, Judith Loveland
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Laughton, Olive
1797
Norwich
Lexicon
Sampler,Embroidery,Needlework,Art,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Silk
Name/Title
Silk
Entry/Object ID
1982.27.5
Description
Two yard length of blue and black shot silk with white selvedges.
Context
Matches a bodice worn by Josephine Pratt Guernsey of Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1982.27
Source or Donor
Mowbray, Barbara Heple (1925-2000)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1875
Lexicon
Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Guernsey, Josephine Pratt (1858-1940)
Northfield
Silk Fragment
Name/Title
Silk Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1950.2.1
Description
Paper envelope full of tangled fibers and insect cocoon. A paper note is attached to the front that reads, "Injured cocoons of Silk Worms, picked apart to be used for weaving with other material. The worms were raised and silk prepared by Mrs. L.M. Flint at Norwich, VT in 1837."
Context
Silk raised in Vermont by Laura Flint in Norwich, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1950.2
Source or Donor
Flint, Edgar, M.D.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Flint, Laura M. (1822-1899)
1837
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Paper
Silk Fragment
Name/Title
Silk Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1950.2.2
Description
Tissue packet of silk fibers. A paper note stitched to the tissue reads, "Silk just as it is reeled from the cocoons of the silk worm at least 50 cocoons are used to make one thread, after the end is found by a little picking it will reel down to the mouth of the worm inside. Mrs. L.M. Flint."
Context
Silk from worms raised by Laura M. Flint in Norwich, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1950.2
Source or Donor
Flint, Edgar, M.D.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Flint, Laura M. (1822-1899)
1837
Norwich
Lexicon
Sample, Material,Category 10: Unclassifiable Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Paper
Stocking
Name/Title
Stocking
Entry/Object ID
1950.2.6
Description
Unfinished knitted silk stocking with needles. Paper label reads: "Stocking commenced 50 years ago, unfinished for want of perseverance"
Context
Begun by Laura Flint of Norwich, VT using silk from worms she raised herself.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1950.2
Source or Donor
Flint, Edgar, M.D.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Flint, Laura M. (1822-1899)
1837
Norwich
Lexicon
Stocking,Hosiery,Footwear,Clothing,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Metal
Tape
Name/Title
Tape
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.19a
Description
Small fragment of woven tape or ribbon. The tape is patterned in blue and white stripes. The blue is wool and the white is linen.
Use
Used as edging on blankets or clothing.
Context
Made by either Sarah Sterling Rice or Sarah Rice Goddard in Reading, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864), Goddard, Sarah Rice (1800-1875)
Reading
Lexicon
Ribbon, Textile,Trim, Textile,Notion,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Warp-faced Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
Blue
White
Warp Materials
Linen
Weft Count
Weft Colors
White
Weft Materials
Materials
Linen, Wool
Tape
Name/Title
Tape
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.19b
Description
Fragment of white linen tape.
Use
Used as edging on blankets or clothing.
Context
Made by either Sarah Sterling Rice or Sarah Rice Goddard in Reading, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864), Goddard, Sarah Rice (1800-1875)
Reading
Lexicon
Ribbon, Textile,Trim, Textile,Notion,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Warp-faced Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Colors
White
Weft Materials
Materials
Linen
Thread
Name/Title
Thread
Entry/Object ID
1932.5.3
Description
Plaited bunch of mult-colored silk threads in white, pink, and blue.
Context
Silk was raised by Mary Hunt Palmer Tyler of Brattleboro, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1932.5
Source or Donor
Brown, Helen Tyler
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Tyler, Mary Palmer Hunt (1775-1866)
1830-1840
Brattleboro
Lexicon
Thread,Notion,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Tyler, Royall (1757-1826)
Thread
Name/Title
Thread
Entry/Object ID
1995.46.12
Description
Spun linen thread or yarn on a wooden dowel.
Context
Owned by a member of the Gilfillan family of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1995.46
Source or Donor
Johnston, Mrs. Wendell L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Shaw, Miss Agnes
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Thread,Notion,Needleworking Equipment,Textileworking T&E,Category 04: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Materials
Linen, Wood
Relationships
Gilfillan family
Barnet
Towel
Name/Title
Towel
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.13ab
Description
Square linen towel woven in a blue-and-white checked pattern. All four sides have a wider blue stripe, indicating that these were woven to shape. Two sides are selvedges and the other two sides have narrow rolled hems. The towel is accompanied by a fragment of a larger piece in the same checked pattern. One side is hemmed, and there is evidence of removed gathers.
Context
Made by Hannah Caryl Hager in Chester, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.25
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Artist
Hager, Hannah Caryl (1788-1871)
19th Century
Chester
Lexicon
Towel, Hand,Towel,Hygiene Objects,Toilet Articles,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
Blue
White
Warp Materials
Linen
Weft Count
Weft Colors
Blue
White
Weft Materials
Linen
(a)
Materials
Linen
Towel
Name/Title
Towel
Entry/Object ID
1961.26.9
Description
Large white linen towel with fringe at one end and a tape for hanging at the center of the other end. The towel is woven in an Ms and Os weave, creating a honeycomb pattern.
Context
Made by Cynthia Bates Bisbee of Springfield, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1961.26
Source or Donor
Beckert, Mildred
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Bisbee, Cynthia Bates (1786-1816)
1800
Springfield
Lexicon
Towel,Hygiene Objects,Toilet Articles,Category 03: Personal Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Ms & Os
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Colors
White
Weft Materials
Materials
Linen, Linen
Relationships
Bisbee, Cynthia Bates (1786-1816)
Springfield
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2004.73.5a-d
Description
Set of four varsity letter patches that together spell out the year, 1959. Each patch is burgundy looped-pile fabric appliquéd on white felt. All but one of the 9 patches are lined with plain-woven cotton fabric.
Context
Earned by Theodore Allan Rossi for playing football at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2004.73
Source or Donor
Rusconi, Alba Natalie Rossi (1913-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1959
Lexicon
Badge, Merit,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Rossi, Theodore Allan (b. 1941)
Barre City
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2004.73.7a-b
Description
Pair of varsity patches in the shape of football cleats. Each patch consists of burgundy looped pile fabric appliqued to white felt. The outlines of the shoes are machine embroidered with chain stitch in white thread. Each patch is lined with plain-woven cotton fabric.
Context
Earned by either Theodore or William Rossi for playing football at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2004.73
Source or Donor
Rusconi, Alba Natalie Rossi (1913-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1959-1963
Lexicon
Badge, Merit,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Wool, Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Rossi, William Lawrence, Rossi, Theodore Allan (b. 1941)
Barre City
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2004.73.8
Description
Varsity patch in the shape of a football. The white felt patch is appliquéd with a brown, looped pile fabric. The outlines of the football are machine embroidered in chain stitch with white thread. The patch is backed with heavily starched plain-woven white cotton.
Context
Owned by Theodore Allan Rossi or his brother, William Lawrence Rossi, for playing football at Spaulding High School
Acquisition
Accession Number
2004.73
Source or Donor
Rusconi, Alba Natalie Rossi (1913-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1959-1963
Lexicon
Badge, Merit,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Relationships
Rossi, Theodore Allan (b. 1941), Spaulding High School, Rossi, William Lawrence
Barre City
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2004.73.9
Description
Varsity patch in the shape of a star. The white felt patch is appliquéd with a brown, looped pile fabric, leaving a narrow white border around the edges. The patch is backed with plain-woven white cotton.
Context
Earned by Nicholas Allan Rossi or his brother, Lawrence Rossi, for playing football at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2004.73
Source or Donor
Rusconi, Alba Natalie Rossi (1913-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1959-1963
Lexicon
Badge, Merit,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Rossi, Theodore Allan (b. 1941), Rossi, William Lawrence
Barre City
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2004.73.1a-d
Description
Set of four varsity letter patches that together spell out the year, 1959. Each patch is dark red felt appliquéd on white felt. The 1 and one 9 patches are lined in plain-woven cotton.
Context
Earned by Nicholas Allan Rossi for playing football for Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2004.73
Source or Donor
Rusconi, Alba Natalie Rossi (1913-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1959
Lexicon
Badge, Merit,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Rossi, Theodore Allan (b. 1941)
Barre City
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2004.73.2a-d
Description
Four varsity letter patches that together spell out the year 1962. Each letter is black felt appliquéd onto white felt. They are each lined with plain-woven cotton.
Context
Earned by William Lawrence Rossi for being the Junior Varsity football manager at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2004.73
Source or Donor
Rusconi, Alba Natalie Rossi (1913-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1962
Lexicon
Badge, Merit,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Rossi, William Lawrence
Barre City
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2004.73.3a-b
Description
Two varsity letters, J and V. Both letters consist of a burgundy looped pile fabric appliquéd onto white felt. The patches are lined in starched, plain-woven cotton fabric.
Context
Earned by William Lawrence Rossi for being the Junior Varsity football manager at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
2004.73
Source or Donor
Rusconi, Alba Natalie Rossi (1913-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1962
Lexicon
Badge, Merit,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Wool, Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Rossi, William Lawrence
Barre City
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2004.73.4
Description
Felt letter S. The letter is made from black felt appliquéd over white felt, with a narrow white border all the way around the letter. The letter is lined with thin, plain-woven white cotton.
Context
Owned by Theodore Allan Rossi for playing football at Spaulding High School, 1959
Acquisition
Accession Number
2004.73
Source or Donor
Rusconi, Alba Natalie Rossi (1913-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1959
Lexicon
Badge, Merit,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Wool, Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Spaulding High School, Rossi, Theodore Allan (b. 1941)
Barre City
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2021.4.1
Description
Yellow felt W in gothic script over a green felt ground. The W is formed with three lines in the center connected by a horizontal stripe, and it has two decorative swashes on the left side.
Context
Awarded to Herbert Guy Howe by Windsor High School Athletic Association, 1930-1932
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.4
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1930-1932
Lexicon
Badge, Merit,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Howe, Herbert Guy (1914-2002)
Windsor
Varsity Letter
Name/Title
Varsity Letter
Entry/Object ID
2021.4.2
Description
Yellow felt W on a green felted ground. The W has rectangular serifs on either end.
Context
Awarded to Herbert Guy Howe by Windsor High School Athletic Association, 1930-1932
Acquisition
Accession Number
2021.4
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1930-1932
Lexicon
Badge, Merit,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Howe, Herbert Guy (1914-2002)
Windsor

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