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    • Fingerprint camera

    • Fingerprint camera

    • Cameras; Fingerprinting; Fingerprints; Law enforcement; Police;

    • A Watson and Holmes fingerprint camera. It has a gray metal body with film holder loaded with film at the back. A front shroud separates it from the rest of the camera and houses sockets for small light bulbs. There is a red light indicator on the...
    • R. B. Graflex Series B camera

    • R. B. Graflex Series B camera

    • Cameras; Photographic apparatus & supplies; Photography;

    • An R. B. Graflex Series B single lens reflex camera. It has a wooden body with a black leather cover and a focus knob on the right side releases a flap over the lens. The other controls on the right side, listed from top to bottom are: controller...
    • Military dress overcoat, 1940-1945

    • Military dress overcoat, 1940-1945

    • Clothing & dress; Coats; Military uniforms; War;

    • Heavy olive-drab wool coat lined with cotton twill fabric. Part of U.S. Army uniform. Double-breasted, with wide lapels, a self-belt in back, and two side placket pockets. Back has high slit that can be buttoned closed. Stamped label at neck reads:...
    • Italian Fascist flag, 1940-1945

    • Italian Fascist flag, 1940-1945

    • Fascism; Flags; Marks (Symbols); National emblems; Slogans;

    • An Italian Fascist flag. Fringe on three sides made of gold metal twisted braid, while the fourth side has five pairs of ribbon ties, each 7 inches long. The flag is made of three panels, one solid green, one white, and one red, with center oval...
    • Ankle boots

    • Ankle boots

    • Boots; Clothing & dress; Footwear; Leather goods; Shoes;

    • A pair of men's black ankle-high black leather boots. The heels are re-soled with "Goodyear Wingfoot" heels and there are elastic inserts on each side of boot. The twill ribbon pull-loops on back have "La Victoria" woven into them. Donor stated...
    • "The Leona" undergarment, La Crosse

    • "The Leona" undergarment, La Crosse

    • Clothing & Dress; Clothing industry; Lingerie; Underwear; Textiles;

    • Women's undergarment designed and made in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Called "The Leona" after its inventor and manufacturer, this is a "three-in-one" which consolidates camisole, drawers, and slip into one undergarment. This "Leona" is constructed of a...
    • Child's cowboy hat

    • Child's cowboy hat

    • Clothing & dress; Cowboy hats; Hats; Headgear;

    • Child's red straw cowboy hat with plastic edge on the brim. It has three white grommets on each side and a black chin cord. There is an image of a cowboy with a gun on the front. There's a patch of leather on the inside front of crown with "Bar X"...
    • Univex 8 mm Cine Camera

    • Univex 8 mm Cine Camera

    • Cameras; Motion picture cameras; Motion picture devices; Objects;

    • An 8 mm Univex Cine Camera in original box. It came in a brown cast metal case with an Art Deco pattern on the sides. Small Ilex Univer f:5.6 lens. There is a folding viewfinder on top and a metal exposure table on the right side of the nameplate. ...
    • Metal planting pot

    • Metal planting pot

    • Containers; Metalwork; Plant containers;

    • Dark brown metal planting pot of Asian origin. It depicts a floral/leaf design with birds along the side in red, green, blue, white, and pink enameled colors. The Hixon House collection consists of artifacts used by the Hixon family of La Crosse,...
    • Wooden toy wagon

    • Wooden toy wagon

    • Carts & wagons; Objects; Toys; Wood; Woodwork;

    • Wooden wagon for a bowling play set. Attached to the wagon are wooden red wheels and a red and cream-colored string used to pull the small wagon (however, it is broken now). Nine wooden pins and two wooden balls come with the set. The label...
    • Embossing stamp

    • Embossing stamp

    • Blind stamps; Cast ironwork; Hotels; Office equipment & supplies;

    • Paper embossing stamp made of cast iron, painted black with gold and red star painted on each side. The stamp reads: "The Northern Hotel Company, Incorporated 1903, La Crosse, Wis."
    • Small bed with decorative wood frame

    • Small bed with decorative wood frame

    • Beds; Decorative arts; Furniture; Wood carvings; Woodwork;

    • A youth-sized bed with a wooden frame. It has a curved walnut headboard with a carved decoration. The mattress and box springs may not be original. It was brought from England by Rev. Henry Green, Alice Green Hixon's grandfather. The ID number is...
    • Bed with carved wooden frame

    • Bed with carved wooden frame

    • Beds; Decorative arts; Furniture; Wood carvings; Woodwork;

    • A bed with a decorative wood headboard and baseboard. There are carved wooden urns on corners of headboard and the carved decorative medallion on left side of headboard is missing. The ID number is on the top of the left-side rail. It is located in...
    • Chamber pot

    • Chamber pot

    • Chamber pots; Containers; Hygiene; Sanitation;

    • White chamber pot with a handle and blue flowers and leaves painted on the lid and sides. There is a gold color border around edges and design on lid and side. The bottom reads: "Adamantine China". The Hixon House collection consists of artifacts...
    • Infant boots

    • Infant boots

    • Clothing & dress; Boots; Footwear; Leather goods; Shoes;

    • Pair of infant's black leather high-top shoes/boots. There are four buttons on the outer side. The lining inside is printed "7175." The bottom of each shoe has a circular brand stamped into it with the picture of the bottom of a foot and the...

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