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Catalog # Name Description
1 ED1998.4.12 Blade, Stone Lamellar blade. Chipped stone tool used as a knife.  ED1998.4.12 (Blade, Stone) image
2 ED1998.4.2 Spear Point Chipped stone tool. Used as a spear point or knife.  ED1998.4.2 (Spear Point) image
3 ED1998.4.3 Tool, Stone Chipped stone tool. Used as a knife or spear head.  ED1998.4.3 (Tool, Stone) image
4 ED1998.4.4 Tool, Stone Chipped stone tool. Used as a knife or spear point.  ED1998.4.4 (Tool, Stone) image
5 ED1998.4.5 Tool, Stone Chipped stone tool. Used as a knife or spear point.  ED1998.4.5 (Tool, Stone) image
6 ED1998.4.8 Tool, Stone Chipped stone tool. Used as a knife or spear point.  ED1998.4.8 (Tool, Stone) image
7 ED1998.7.2 Spear Point Hardin barbed point. Used as a spear or a knife.  ED1998.7.2 (Spear Point) image
8 ED1998.7.4 Spear Point Belknap Contracting Stem Point. Used as a spear or knife.  ED1998.7.4 (Spear Point) image
9 ED1999.1.17 Biface Chipped stone tool that has been formed on two sides. It could have been used for cutting scraping, chopping, and sawing.  ED1999.1.17 (Biface) image
10 ED1999.1.21 Biface Chipped stone tool that has been formed on two sides. It could have been used for cutting scraping, chopping, and sawing.  ED1999.1.21 (Biface) image
11 ED1999.1.24 Hammer, Stone Hard stone used to shape arrow heads, spear points, and other lithics.  ED1999.1.24 (Hammer, Stone) image
12 ED1999.1.33 Biface Chipped stone tool that has been formed on two sides. It could have been used for cutting scraping, chopping, and sawing.  ED1999.1.33 (Biface) image
13 ED1999.1.39 Ax Head Grooved ax head made of formed stone.  ED1999.1.39 (Ax Head) image
14 ED1999.1.4 Hammer, Stone Hard stone used to shape arrow heads, spear points, and other lithics.  ED1999.1.4 (Hammer, Stone) image
15 ED1999.1.45 Hammer, Stone Hard stone used to shape arrow heads, spear points, and other lithics.  ED1999.1.45 (Hammer, Stone) image
16 ED1999.1.9 Biface Chipped stone tool that has been formed on two sides. It could have been used for cutting scraping, chopping, and sawing.  ED1999.1.9 (Biface) image
17 ED1999.5.3 Grindstone Clay grinding stone. Reproduction of early human tools.  ED1999.5.3 (Grindstone) image
18 ED1999.6.6 Spindle Spindle for spinning yarn. The stick is wood, pointed at both ends, with red and green stripes painted. The whorl is made of plaster or clay, painted with green, yellow, and red stripes.  ED1999.6.6 (Spindle) image
19 ED2003.7.14 Button Two abalone buttons attached to a card. "Pearl" brand.  ED2003.7.14 (Button) image
20 ED2019-130 Slate, Writing 17 writing slate boards (A-Q) which students in rural schools commonly used to practice writing, math, etc.  ED2019-130 (Slate, Writing) image
21 ED2019-131 Cup A replica of a tin cup which students in rural schoolhouses would use to drink water ED2019-131 (Cup) image
22 ED2019-132 Lunch Box Round tin pail, used to carry lunches for students in one-room schools. 2 pieces, A: lid and B: bucket with handle.  ED2019-132 (Lunch Box) image
23 ED2019-190 Bottle, Ink Small jar with black lid with "Skrip, tighten up. Tip bottle to fill well." Label on outside of jar reads "Washable Blue Writing Ink". Blue ink inside jar has dried up.  ED2019-190 (Bottle, Ink) image
24 ED2021-110 Pinafore Modern reproduction of a pinafore. A white, pinstripe with two pockets on the front. The opening buttons up in the back so that the pockets are on the front side of the body. This type of garment is worn over clothing, typically a blouse or a dress, to protect the clothing underneath. The small size suggests it was made for a child to wear.  ED2021-110 (Pinafore) image
25 ED2021-119 Stereoscope A stereoscope from the early twentieth century. The eyepiece is made from a silver metal and contains a floral design and the words "sun sculpture trademark" across the top. On the piece of wood that divides the eyepiece is a black sticker which reads "Property of Iowa State Teachers College." On the end of the stereoscope is a small, white sticker which says "12." The handle on the bottom of the device unfolds so that the viewer can hold it and view the stereograph properly. ED2021-119 (Stereoscope) image
26 ED2021-120 Stereoscope A stereoscope from the early twentieth century. The eyepiece is a silver metal with a floral design and the words "sun scultpture trademark" across the top. On the end of the stereoscope is a small, white sticker with an unreadable number. The handle on the bottom of the device unfolds so that the viewer can hold it and view the stereograph properly. ED2021-120 (Stereoscope) image
27 ED2021-140 Pen A plastic, black dip pen with a silver nib. The back of the nib reads "R. Esterbrook & Co. - 702 - School Medium Firm." A dip pen, unlike a fountain pen, must continuously re-dip into ink while writing in order to replenish the ink on the pen. This particular nib was targeted towards school children. ED2021-140 (Pen) image
28 ED2021-141 Pen A plastic, black and yellow dip pen with a silver and gold nib. The body of the pen is from the Speedball brand. The back of the nib reads "A-5 - Ross F. George - Speedball made by Hunt MFG Co. - USA." A dip pen, unlike a fountain pen, must continuously re-dip into ink while writing in order to replenish the ink on the pen. ED2021-141 (Pen) image
29 ED2021-142 Pen A plastic, red dip pen with a silver and gold nib. The body of the pen is from the Speedball brand. The back of the nib reads "D-5 - Ross F. George - Speedball made by Hunt MFG Co. - USA." A dip pen, unlike a fountain pen, must continuously re-dip into ink while writing in order to replenish the ink on the pen. ED2021-142 (Pen) image
30 ED2021-143 Pen A wooden, red dip pen with a silver nib. The back of the nib reads "R. Esterbrook & Co. - 788 - Oval Point - Made in the USA." A dip pen, unlike a fountain pen, must continuously re-dip into ink while writing in order to replenish the ink on the pen. ED2021-143 (Pen) image
31 ED2021-145 Slate Pencils A set of three slate pencils (A-C) from the late nineteenth century. The bottom of the pencils are gray and the top sections are wrapped in an American flag design. Children used these writing utensils to write on their slates in school. This method was much cheaper than writing on paper as students could erase their boards after showing the teacher their work. ED2021-145 (Slate Pencils) image
32 ED2021-147 School Bell A handheld school bell. The handle is black and the bell is a dark, brassy color with green oxidation marks starting to appear. Inside of the bell is a metal weight attached to a metal hook which swings back and forth to make noise. Compared to the other similar bell (ED2021-148), this one shows a lot more wear on the handle and on the bell. ED2021-147 (School Bell) image
33 ED2021-148 School Bell A handheld school bell. The handle is black with an extra metal cap attached to the tip and the bell is a light, brassy color. Inside of the bell is a metal weight attached to a metal hook which swings back and forth to make noise. ED2021-148 (School Bell) image
34 ED2021-149 School Bell A medium-sized, handheld school bell. The handle is brown with a piece of tape wrapped around the middle and the end of a screw appearing at the tip. The bell is a brown, brassy color. Inside of the bell is a metal weight attached to a metal hook which swings back and forth to make noise. ED2021-149 (School Bell) image
35 ED2021-16 Roving White, tan, brown and gray roving. Roving is wool that has been washed and carded in preparation for spinning.  ED2021-16 (Roving) image
36 ED2021-182 Hammer, Stone Round stone attached to a wooden stick with leather strapping.  ED2021-182 (Hammer, Stone) image
37 ED2021-195 Nail A set of seven square head nails (A-G) that are modern replications of what early Iowans used to build houses, buildings, schools, etc
38 ED2021-196 Copybook A Palmer Method Handwriting workbook for grades three and four from 1948. It has a brown cover, and belonged to a student named Mary Ann (according to the fading ink on the cover). This book intended to help students practice their cursive penmanship.
39 ED2021-22 Lunchbox Black, metal oblong lunch pail with 2 handles. Box (A) and lid (B). ED2021-22 (Lunchbox) image
40 ED2021-28 Quill, Porcupine 8 porcupine quills. Prior to European colonization, porcupine quills were used by Native populations to sew and as decoration. They could be dyed prior to being used as adornment.  ED2021-28 (Quill, Porcupine) image
41 ED2021-44 Wick Trimmer A metal candlewick trimmer. Small and rusted. ED2021-44 (Wick Trimmer) image
42 ED2021-52 Postcard Three replica postcards, laminated. A-C.  A: Folded card, featuring a cut out drawing of a rabbit with flowers. Exterior: "Easter Greetings". Interior: "Some Easter wishes were planted- /The grew, and grew, and grew,/ And now, beneath each each flower pot/ You'll find them blooming/ for you," opposite: drawing of three potted flowers.  B: Single sheet postcard. Front: Brown, black, and pink drawing of stylized flowers and butterflies. "A Birthday Greeting/ I've a weakness for beautiful flowers/ For very nice people-- and how!/ But wishing you Birthday gladness--/ That's my weakness now!". Back: Personal letter beginning "Dear Sister", dated Sept 22, 1932.  C: Single sheet postcard. Front: Printed image of a witch riding a broomstick in front of houses at sunset. "Hallowe'en Joys/ Here's-wishig-that-this-Hallowe'en/ Will-bring-you-much-delight;/ Its-joys-remain-as-a-parting-gift/ When-the-witches-take-their-flight." Back: Personal letter beginning "Dear Sis + bro:" Postmark: "Cooksville, ILL: Oct 31 PM 1935" 1 cent stamp, Addressed to "Mrs. Wilbur Lesher, Towanda, Illinois."  ED2021-52 (Postcard) image
43 ED2021-54 Glasses Children's eye glasses from the 1930s. The glass pieces are rimmed in a gold color and the ear pieces are very looped, almost resembling a candy cane shape. ED2021-54 (Glasses) image
44 ED2021-57 Shell, Sea A plastic bag containing 8 shell halves (clam shells) of varying sizes and a smaller, plastic bag containing about 22 shell buttons. 6 of the shells have circle-shaped, cut-out holes from button-making. At one point in history, Muscatine, Iowa was considered the "pearl button capital of the world" since its location on the Mississippi river provided a lot of clam shells for pearl button manufacturing. (Items: A-E, G-I= shells, F = small bag of shell button cut outs). ED2021-57 (Shell, Sea) image
45 ED2021-58 Stereograph A stereograph with a picture of a man sitting in a boat on a canal in Italy. The image is titled "The Rialto Bridge, Venice" and lays on top of a general, green background color. Stereograph images were viewed through stereoscopes and allowed the viewer to see the image in 3D. ED2021-58 (Stereograph) image
46 ED2021-59 Stereograph A stereograph with a picture two people sitting underneath a tree on a rural landscape. There is no title for the image. The pictures are surrounded by an orange background color. Stereograph images were viewed through stereoscopes and allowed the viewer to see the image in 3D. ED2021-59 (Stereograph) image
47 ED2021-61 Curling Iron A victorian-era curling iron, with a slim, metal tong base and wooden handles. The user would stick the metal tong base either on a curling iron heater or in the flame of a heat source (i.e. candle) and use the heated tongs to curl their hair. ED2021-61 (Curling Iron) image
48 ED2021-64 Quipu Knots A set of replica quipu knots made with white, blue, and yellow threads. The person who created this example modeled various types of knots used by the Inca to record information. Also with the quipu is a 2-page packet of instructions explaining the various knots and how to make one with modern-day materials. ED2021-64 (Quipu Knots) image
49 ED2021-87 Apron A vintage flour sack apron/bib for a child. It is made from a thin, fabric material that is has a light blue color, a white floral design, and white thread. There are only 2 strands (one on each side of the waistline) to tie together around the back of the child and one pocket on the right side. ED2021-87 (Apron) image