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36 button

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Identifier: Artifact 2013.002
Scope and Contents Small metal round pin (5/8”) With blue border with white stars and a round white center with a red ‘36’ in the center. The 36 represents the 36th state needed to ratify the 19th amendment (women’s suffrage). Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, NJ (incorporated in 1892). 1 pc.
Dates: 1920

1911 Appalachian Exposition medallion

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Identifier: Artifact 2012.002
Scope and Contents Artifact 2012.002 Appalachian Exposition brass medallion. Knoxville, Tenn. 1911 (Sept. 11 - Oct. 1). Pictures sheaf of wheat, agricultural tools and wording on front; United States flag on back. 1 1/2” diameter, 2 small loops on the top. 1 pc.
Dates: 1911

“A cabin in the Smokies” (Oil painting by Wiley Oakley).

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Identifier: Artifact 2019.016
Scope and Contents “A cabin in the Smokies” (Oil painting by Wiley Oakley).
Dates: undated

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland (miniature book)

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Identifier: Artifact 2018.003
Scope and Contents Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. MiniaPress Printed and Published by Edmund S. Wood. Printed in the U.S.A. No date. Miniature book. Green cover with gold embossing. 1 vol.
Dates: 1950

Appalachian Exposition 1911 small leather purse

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Identifier: Artifact 2014.011
Scope and Contents Small leather purse with metal kisslock frame and chain for handle. ‘Appalachian Exposition 1911’ handwritten on one side; ‘Eva’ handwritten on the other side.
Dates: 1911

Appalachian Exposition B. P. O. E. pin

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Identifier: Artifact 2012.003
Scope and Contents Appalachian Exposition B.P.O.E. pin, 1910. Copper metal pin with Tennessee-shaped top (embossed: ’B.P.O.E. Knoxville 160. Detroit Reunion 1910) linked to rectangular embossed bottom With AE in white, ‘Appalachian Exposition Knoxville, Tenn.’ ‘COME TO KNOXVILLE IN 1910’ and elk head at lower right. B.P.O.E. = Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (also know as Elks Lodge). On back: Greenduck Co., Chicago. C clasp on back. Overall size of both parts: 2 1/4 x 2” 1 pc. artifact.
Dates: 1910

Appalachian Exposition creamer

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Identifier: Artifact 2014.004
Scope and Contents Artifact 2014.004 White earthenware creamer (finish is crackled), with AE (Appalachian Exposition) emblem in blue and gold on the front and “Knoxville, 1910” on the back. No maker’s mark. Crack on front. Gold decoration on front and back.
Dates: 1910

Appalachian Exposition cup

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Identifier: Artifact 2016.003
Scope and Contents Appalachian Exposition Knoxville, Tenn. Red glass cup with clear glass bottom (patterned) and handle. Gold lettering and on rim.
Dates: 1910

Appalachian Exposition pennant

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Identifier: Artifact 2016.002
Scope and Contents Appalachian Exposition pennant. Red, white and blue felt sewn together and gold glitter design and words ‘Knoxville, Tenn. 1910 Souvenir.’ Round disk of paper in center with photograph of the Administration Building and the words ‘Appalachian Exposition Sep. 12 to Oct. 12, 1910.’ (Paper is creased)
Dates: 1910

Appalachian Exposition spoon

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Identifier: Artifact 2013.001
Scope and Contents Appalachian Exposition sterling spoon with “Appalachian Exposition, Knoxville, Tennessee” on the bowl around a likeness of the main exposition building. Tennessee state seal on the handle. 1 pc. artifacts. 1910 or 1911.
Dates: 1910 - 1911

Appalachian Exposition spoon

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Identifier: Artifact 2015.001
Scope and Contents Silver spoon stamped ‘Appalachian Exposition’ on handle. Shell-shaped bowl. C. D. Kenny Co. stamped on back handle.
Dates: 1910 - 1911

Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, a Kingsport Press Miniature Presidential Book

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Identifier: Artifact 2011.001
Scope and Contents Artifact 2011.001.01 Extracts from The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, a Kingsport Press Miniature Presidential Book (1930). Extracts from The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge is in small typeface with about sixty words per page in twelve lines in 129 pages. The books in this series are titled Addresses of Abraham Lincoln (1929), The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge (1930), and Washington’s Farewell Address (1932). The miniature books in this collection were created by the Kingsport Press...
Dates: 1930

“Battle of Fort Saunders [Sanders] Nov. 29, 1863” streetcar token

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Identifier: Artifact 2016.001
Scope and Contents “Battle of Fort Saunders [Sanders] Nov. 29, 1863” streetcar token, on verso “West End ST. R .R./ ONE FARE”. Knoxville Journal 11-29-1938. The token was the same size as later tokens but one cent cheaper. Used on the mule or horse drawn streetcars. West Knoxville was a separate incorporated town from 1888 until 1897. “The Battle of Fort Saunders” (as spelled on the token) was commemorated on the West End car line fare, the only line of which approached the historic battlefield, which was all of...
Dates: 1890 - 1900

C. M. McClung & Co. Hardware & Supplies, Knoxville, Tenn-- Metal Stencil

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Identifier: Artifact 2014.012
Scope and Contents “From C. M. McClung & Co. Hardware & Supplies, Knoxville, Tenn.” Metal Stencil used for painting label on items sold by the company. Brass with small wooden handle/rim at the bottom.
Dates: 1920 - 1950

Ceramic toothpick holder, 1982 World’s Fair of Knoxville, Tennessee

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Identifier: Artifact 2003.02.01
Scope and Contents Egg-shaped ceramic toothpick holder with artwork of the Sunsphere and rainbow design on front with the words: The 1982 World’s Fair, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Dates: 1982

Copper Medallion, Appalachian Exposition, 1911.

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Identifier: Artifact 2009.001
Scope and Contents Souvenir medallion with Appalachian Exposition, Knoxville, Tenn., 1911; verso American flag.
Dates: 1911

David A. Deaderick gold nugget watch fob

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Identifier: Artifact 2014.007
Scope and Contents David A. Deaderick went to the California gold rush, ca. 1849-50, with the East Tennessee Gold Mining Company. He did not strike gold, but came back with a gold nugget he had made into a watch fob with a stone (amethyst?) or colored glass inlaid on the end, ca. 1852. His initials ‘DAD’ were etched into the stone.

Housed in small black jeweler’s box with ‘Huguenin’ on inside cover. This is where the family kept the fob for many years.
Dates: 1849 - 1850

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 75 Years, 1934-2009 pin

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Identifier: Artifact 2009.003
Scope and Contents Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 75 Years, 1934-2009 (pin).
Dates: 2009

Hope Brothers spoon

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Identifier: Artifact 2018.004
Scope and Contents Sterling silver teaspoon, ‘M’ engraved on handle. Stamped on back W & W? Hope Brothers. Pattern is colonial look, similar to 1810 by International. 1 pc. with photocopy information about Hope.
Dates: undated

Jane Huff Stokely miniature watercolor portrait

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Identifier: Artifact 2014.006
Scope and Contents Jane Huff Stokely (1785-1865) was born in Va., the daughter of John Huff and Elinor Corder Huff, who moved to Cocke County when she was a small child. She and her brother Isaac were scalped by Indians and left for dead in 1792. She survived and always wore a bonnet to cover her scalp. She married Royal Stokely in 1805 and became the mother of ten children. The family lived in the Del Rio community. (See article by Eddie Walker, Newport Plain Talk, July 17, 1996).
Dates: 1800 - 1810

Kodak Milling Company

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Identifier: Artifact 2017.004
Scope and Contents Kodak Milling Co., Kodak, Tenn.

Marvel Bolted White Plain Flour (paper bag, 10 lbs).

Marvel Feed Sack (cloth sack, 100 lbs).

Three color printed cards (two Kodak Milling Company; one the H. N. Underwood Barn).
Dates: undated

Ku Klux Klan knife and medal

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Identifier: Artifact 2019.012
Scope and Contents One brass pocket knife with the words “Ku Klux Klan” on one side, and the image of a hooded figure on the other side. 1 pc. + one brass medal with the letters “KKK” cut out and the words ‘Member in Good Standing’ on the front. 1 pc.
Dates: undated

Lincoln and Johnson 1864 campaign button

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Identifier: Artifact 2016.004
Scope and Contents Lincoln and Johnson 1864 campaign button (circular tin-type, embossed, with red ribbon). Image on both sides.
Dates: 1864

Manhattan Project A Bomb pin (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) and Blue Diamond Coal Company scrip

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Identifier: Artifact 2019.012a
Scope and Contents Sterling silver pin with the words ‘Manhattan Project A Bomb’ on front; ‘sterling’ and ‘Whitehead-Hoa? on back). 1 pc. + silver-colored piece of scrip from Blue Diamond Coal Co., Westbourne, Tenn. ,‘5’ on one side; ‘payable in merchandise only...’. Diamond shaped hole cut in item. 1 pc.
Dates: undated

Masonic token / penny. Mountain View Chapter No. 163 R.A.M. Sevierville, Tenn.

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Identifier: Artifact 2017.001
Scope and Contents Masonic token / penny from Mountain View Chapter No. 163 R.A.M. (Royal Arch Mason) in Sevierville, Tenn. Chartered Jan. 24, 1905. Reverse pictures a keystone, chisel and mallet.
Dates: 1905

McClung - Thomas Family Collection -- Gift of Frincke & Dempster. (artifacts)

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Identifier: MSC 0941
Scope and Contents From the estate of Harold Carl Frincke, gift of Alexine Thomas Frincke Dempster and Harold Carl Frincke, Jr. Includes four pastel portraits possibly by Flavius Fisher, framed (Charles James McClung, Charles McClung Thomas, Charles McClung and Matthew McClung); hair pin (Hugh Lawson McClung, CSA --on loan from McClung Collection to ETHS Museum); handkerchief and lace head dress (Margaret McClung; black ‘thread lace’ shawl (Margaret Cowan McClung); flannel petticoat (Charles Thomas McClung); baby...
Dates: 1834-2002

M.E. Thompson plaque (“Knoxville’s Centennial Mayor”) Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Coile.

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Identifier: Artifact 2019.030
Scope and Contents Plaque with the words “M.E. Thompson. Knoxville’s Centennial Mayor, 1892.” (silver, shield-shaped), mounted on wooden backing. Small brass plaque at bottom says: “Name plate from the Fire Engine M.E. Thompson, Knoxville Fire Department, 1892. Donated on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Ferris (Frank) A. Dawson, grandson of Knoxville Mayor M.E. Thompson.” Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Coile via Jack Lewis. + Knoxville News-Sentinel article, November 28, 1926, re: Knoxville Fire Department and the fire...
Dates: 1892; 1926

“National Academy of Design. To Lloyd Branson, Antique School, First Prize, 1875.”

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Identifier: Artifact 2012.005
Scope and Contents National Academy of Design first-prize silver medal awarded to Lloyd Branson, 1875. The medal was designed by William Barber, chief engraver of the U.S. Mint, and cast by the U.S. Mint for the National Academy of Design in silver and in bronze. 2 1/2” diameter. Silver was given to the first-prize winner; bronze to the second. In leather case with blue satin lining, Tiffany & Co., New York. (Case is damaged; in two pieces.)
Dates: 1875

National Conservation Exposition medallion, 1913

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Identifier: Artifact 2019.015
Scope and Contents National Conservation Exposition medallion. Flat bronze (?) disc with three figures, decorative elements, and the words ‘National Conservation Exposition Knoxville, Tenn. Sept-Oct. 1913’ embossed on the front (back is smooth).
Dates: 1913

“Neubert Springs Hotel & Water Co., White Sulphur Water, Knoxville, Tenn.” glass bottle with stopper.

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Identifier: Artifact 2015.004
Scope and Contents “Neubert Springs Hotel & Water Co., White Sulphur Water, Knoxville, Tenn.” glass bottle with stopper; 1 clear glass bottle with molded label, one gallon, 6 x 11".
Dates: undated