Ella Wesner, c. 1880s, Napoleon Sarony (Canadian photographer, 1821-1896), Cabinet card, Museum purchase, 19220.127.116.11. A Vaudeville performer, Ella Wesner was […]
Military badge, 1942-1945, American, cotton, donated by John S. Van Gilder, 1918.104.22.168. This World War II badge depicts a mid-twentieth […]
Political pin, c. 1930s, gold-plated metal, donated by John Duvall, 1972.11.35. This quarter-sized clothing pin depicts the 32nd president of […]
1861-1865, Civil War Cannonball, Bequest of Warren. O. Whittle, 1947.2.14
This cannonball was probably used in a Model 1841 32-pounder seacoast weapon, either aboard a naval ship or for defense of the coast. The importance of Civil War naval battles was underestimated until fairly recently, but many crucial Union victories early in the war were naval battles such as those at New Orleans and Port Royal. Behind the cannonball are photographs from the Library of Congress of Union soldiers using such a 32-pounder Navy gun in the vicinity of Yorktown, Virginia.
(Library of Congress photograph reproduction numbers: LC-DIG-cwpb-01597, LC-DIG-cwpb-00133)
Rebekah Susan Green dressed for Halloween, c. 1910, Creator unknown, Black and white photograph, Bequest of Judge John Webb Green and […]
Scouting for Girls: Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts, 1920, Paper, 7.25 x 5 inches, Bequest of Judge John Webb […]
Camp Campbell U.S. Army Souvenir Booklet, c. 1943-1945, Paper, 12 x 9 inches, Gift of the University of Tennessee Alumni […]
Handmade “Courthouse” Pattern Quilt, c. 1864, Cotton, 82 x 80 inches, Gift of Mrs. Curtis W. Haynes, 1987.14.1. “Courthouse” or […]
Civil War Union Army Frock Coat, c. 1861-1865, Wool, silk, velvet, metal, and brass, 40 x 16 inches, Gift of George […]
Abraham Lincoln, by F. A. Lackner, 1948, oil on canvas, 32 in. x 28 in.