Out of Many

Many peoples populating the vast lands of the new nation often carried with them small remembrances and traditions of their past lives. Holding and creating these objects rekindled memories and allowed people to share their cultural heritage with others over time.

Eagle, around 1850

Gift of Joel Barlow

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Decorated egg, Ukrainian, around 1880

Gift of J. Pastushenko

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Brooch with shamrocks, Irish, around 1850

Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, PhD, in memory of Ella Rice Templin

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Passover plate, Jewish, 1800s

Gift of L. Lieberman

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Icon, Russian, 1800s

Gift of Mrs. John Van Shaick

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Drinking bowl, Norwegian, 1800s

Gift of Mrs. W. D. McKim

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Reproduction fanner basket, African American, date unknown
 

Gift of Dr. Baruch S. Blumberg

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Face vessel, African American, 1850s

Gift of Estate of Mary Elizabeth Sinnott

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Tankard, English, around 1850

Gift of Helen Augusta Mosher, in memory of her parents, Ellen and Richard Rothwell

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Abacus, Chinese American, 1900s

Gift of Brown University, Department of Mathematics

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