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Ephemera

 Subject
Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
Scope Note: Transient everyday items, usually printed and on paper, that are manufactured for a specific limited use, then often discarded. Includes everyday items that are meant to be saved, at least for a while, such as KEEPSAKES and STOCK CERTIFICATES.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Birthday ribbon and note from Harriet B. Coolidge to Britannia W. Peter Kennon, 1905 January 27

 Item — Box 11, Folder: 05
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection consists of papers collected by various members of the Peter families. It includes letters from George Washington, letters of condolence to Martha Washington after George Washington’s death, estate documents, Major George Peter’s military papers, land plats and surveys, photo albums, letterbooks, and notebooks that tell of the life of this prominent family in Virginia and the City of Washington.

Dates: 1905 January 27

Broadside, Celebration of Washington's Birthday, 1862 February 22

 Item — Box 1, Folder: BROAD 1
Identifier: 2018-SC-035-002
Scope and Contents

Broadside listing the order of exercises and order of procession for the Celebration of Washington's Birthday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire of February 22, 1862. Published by Chronicle Card Press.

Dates: 1862 February 22

Certificate for Galt & Brother reproduction of Mount Vernon cream ladle, 1909 February 16

 Item — Box 11, Folder: 06
Scope and Contents

Engraved form ceritifying that "Cream Ladle No 68944 is an exact reproduction of one onwed by General and Mrs. Washington and used for a number of years at Mr. Vernon." The ladle was produced by Galt & Bro. Jewellers, Silversmiths, Stationers, Washington D.C..

Dates: 1909 February 16

Certificate of membership in the Washington National Monument Society, circa 1849

 Item — Box 1, Folder: CERT 1
Identifier: 2018-SC-039
Scope and Contents

Printed certificate featuring vignettes of George Washington, the Washington National Monument obelisk and pantheon, and the tomb at Mount Vernon. Lithograph by E. Weber & Co., Baltimore.

Dates: circa 1849

Engraving of George and Martha Washington printed by C. S. Holland, 1838

 Item — Box 1, Folder: PRINT 1
Identifier: 2018-SC-079
Scope and Contents

Portraits of George and Martha Washington engraved by G. F. Storm. Border, featuring engraving of Mount Vernon, Residence of Washington, by T. Pollock. Includes an engraved biography of George Washington. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1838 by G. F. Storm & T. Pollock in the Clerks office of the District Court of Massachusetts. Printed by C. S. Holland.

Dates: 1838

First-day cover commemorating George Washington as First President, 1986 May 22

 Item — Box 1, Folder: FIRST 1
Identifier: 2018-SC-081
Scope and Contents

First-day cover with authorized gold stamp replica of a portrait of George Washington designed by the United States Postal Service and liscensed by the Postal Commemorative Society.

Dates: 1986 May 22

George Washington macerated currency medallion, circa 1900

 Item — Box 2
Identifier: 2018-SC-050
Scope and Contents

Made by the National Currency Souvenir Co., Washington, D.C. Stamped on verso, "Made of money destroyed by U.S. Treasury estimated at $3,000."

Dates: circa 1900

Invitation to Virginia Day the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 August 9

 Item — Box 11, Folder: 02
Scope and Contents

Invitation from The Board of World's Fair Managers of Virginia inviting Britannia W. Peter Kennon to be present at the ceremonies of Virginia Day at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Enclosed with an envelope and the calling card of Mrs. William Radford Beale.

Dates: 1893 August 9

Publisher's prospectus for steel engraving of Martha Washington by J. C. Buttre, 1865

 Item — Box 1, Folder: PUBLISH 1
Identifier: 2018-SC-087-002
Scope and Contents

Reduced copy of a steel engraving of Martha Washington presented to subscribers of the fortieth part of "The American Portrait Gallery." The engraving was presented with the pamphlet "Martha Washington" by Benson J. Lossing (New York : J. C. Buttre, 48 Franklin Street, 1865).

Dates: 1865