Artifact of the Month Archive


Bustles were used mainly in the mid-to-late nineteenth century to expand and support the back of a woman’s dress.

Emerson “Patriot” Radio

With a world war looming, Emerson Radio and Phonograph Company began producing the “Patriot” line of radios in 1940.

Fork and Spoon Set

Elegant pattern names accompany this circa 1890 serving set: “Assyrian Head” for the fork and “Fontainebleau” for the spoon.


Stamped on the spine of this circa 1850 earthenware “book” is the title, “Departed Spirits.”