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Wild Turkey, Male, 1827, from “The Birds of America,” Plate 1, double elephant folio edition, London, by John James Audubon, […]


Sumida gawa Pitcher, c. 1900, probably Inuoue Ryosai III (Japanese, 1888-1971), Gift of Nella C. Moss, 1936.4.576. Sumida gawa pottery—known […]


Commemorative Certificate for WWI Monument at Verdun, France, 1920, Georges Scott (French, 1873-1943), Lithograph, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Louis […]


Theodore Roosevelt and Charles W. Fairbanks Political Campaign Token, 1904, Bronze, Gift of Janette Starkey, 1964.13.1. Theodore Roosevelt acceded to ascended […]


Witch Pitcher, c. 1891-1898, Creator unknown (German), Porcelain, Gift of Nella Moss, 1936.4.930. Pitchers collected in the nineteenth century often […]


Saint Christopher Hood Ornament, René Lalique (French, 1860-1945) Crystal, Gift of John S. Van Gilder, 1934.1.286.1 This hood ornament (or […]


Snuff box, c. 1900, Yup’ik, Alaska, Wood, ivory, and leather, Gift of Louis Phillip Wulff, 1949.4.199. Yup’ik people traditionally carved […]


Ella Wesner, c. 1880s, Napoleon Sarony (Canadian photographer, 1821-1896), Cabinet card, Museum purchase, 1986.13.2.1. A Vaudeville performer, Ella Wesner was […]


Jar, c. 1900, Creator unknown (Chinese), Porcelain, Gift of John S. Van Gilder, 1957.5.1.1. Blue and white “ginger jars,” originally […]


Alligator pitcher, c. 1910, German (Creator unknown), Pottery, Gift of Nella C. Moss, 1936.4.81. This pitcher depicting an alligator was […]