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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Resource Type: Physical Object
 Decade: 1870-1879
Boots
Pair of boots or "High Button Shoes" of ivory kidskin leather. The shoes, designed with slightly rounded toes, button closed along outer side, with 8 domed leather-covered buttons on each shoe. Edge along buttons is scalloped, as is the upper edge of the boot. The The low, stacked heels are rounded at sides and back, and are curved at front, and taper slightly to base. Left Shoe markings: "Excelsior" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc115018/
Creeping Baby Clockwork Doll
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The view of the doll is from the side. She wears a pale yellow outfit and an open-weave bonnet with a frilly border. The baby doll is barefoot. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc41234/
O-daiko (Barrel Drum)
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A finely decorated rooster sits atop the drum which rests on a pillow and a stand. The stand is also intricately decorated with imagery, foliage, flowers, water, patterns, and serpents. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc47581/
Épinette des Vosges
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The five-stringed instrument's sound box is long, narrow and shallow. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc47596/
Fan
Folding fan of bone and satin. Guards and sticks of bone, intricately carved with pierced latticework. Plain off-white silk satin leaf. Chased metal bail ring at pivot with mother-of-pearl beads. Off-white silk tassel tied to bail. Inscribed on silk leaf along one guard: "Hood W. [illeg.] / June 5th /73"; other inscriptions on other guard, too fragile to examine. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38052/
Fan
Folding fan with mother-of-pearl sticks and guards. Leaf of white needlepoint lace backed3with cream satin. Silver-colored "U" shaped bail ring at bottom. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38032/
Jacket
Jacket of black silk satin. The jacket, formed as a basque bodice with typical close-fitting achieved by seaming, has extended front panels and is edged with ivory lace. The jacket is embellished with dark blue velvet and olive brown chenille appliques of floral and leaf forms and black jet beading. Lined in ivory silk satin. Photograph is from the exhibition Haute Couture - The Great Paris Designers, held at The Grace Museum, Abilene Texas, October 17 - December 30, 2000, and shows jacket as displayed with a period hat (Accession #: 1981.015.001) and skirt (Accession #: 1967.025.099). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29991/
Mi-gyaung
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The instrument looks like a crocodile with a highly decorated surface reminiscent of the scaly hide of a reptile with a painted face and jaw. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc47582/
Shoes
Pair of shoes of ivory kid leather. Rounded toes, with stitched detailing on tongues and with applied leather bow at instep with many "loops" creating large "poof". Shoes of ivory kid leather. Short, modified Louis heel covered with same leather. Stamped inside left Shoe: "Mayer & Stern/ Phila. / Centennial / 1776-1876" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114765/
Woman's Two-piece Dress: Jacket and Skirt
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Side view of nineteenth-century dress made of blue bengaline, tan taffeta and dark blue satin stripes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc31221/