Donated by Edgar Storm - 2004 PC Computer with 17" monitor Pentium II, 64 MB ram, 6 GB hard drive; network card, ethernet card; 3-d graphics Donated by Mary Ann Reisdorf - 2003 Three black satin ladies' petticoats, circa 1870 Donated by Bob Heubusch 2003 Old Bauch & Lomb slide projector from the 1920's Donated by Mrs. Davis Young Pewter tea pot from the household of Peter Young born 1797 and who came to Warsaw in 1816. Old Sampler Donated by heirs of Miss May Healy, daughter of Judge Byron Healy Donated by Mrs. Ralph - 1960 Deskam of San Diego Donated by Dr. Barbara Weeks Thayer Family Tea Set Donated by Daniel W. Ball Perry, NY - 1957 This square piano was given to Mr. Ball's family around the turn of the century by a rich uncle. Donated by Emil Schell - 1974 Tiffany Lamp - belonged to his father Emil Schell, Sr. Donated by Elizabeth Bishop and her brother, Hubert Bishop Picture of Washington's first inaugural. Donated by Frank and Eva Beecher Old temperature gauge Frank and Eva retired from the Warsaw Hardware Store in 1972 Donated by Mrs. Helen Slaught Wiggins - 1967 Old barometer probably made in the 1870's Donated by Geoff Burgeson 2004 Old clear glass bottle with metal/rubber stopper ca 1899. Warsaw Bottling Works was located on the ground now occupied by the Wyoming County Public Safety building. Mr. Burgeson found the bottle in a dump around the old Almor Building when a kid about 50 years ago. Very Old Military Cape CA 1777. Called "great overcoat," it was worn by Russell Stone in the Revolutionary War and specifically in a battle where Burgoyne surrender near or along the Hudson. During the fight, he had one finger blown off. After that battle, three sons and his mother moved to Livonia. Oldest son ended up owning land now used by Retsof Salt Mine. One son was one of the first who settled in Orangeville. See History of Wyoming County for pictures and more information, including a picture of his daughter, Mrs. O. Tilton, D. Wolak recently returned the coat, provided the story and said the Orangeville farm remains in possession of her parents, Robert and Lois Calkins. The "great overcoat" was also worn by his son, Reuben Stone, during the War of 1812. Civil War Bayonet Donated by Isabelle Willard, Bolivar,1987 Civil War bayonet was used by Mason H. Hitchcock. He enlisted Sept. 20, 1861 at Warsaw, NY, and was discharged for disability Nov. 10, 1863. See exhibits upstairs in "War Room" Peacock Painting on Black Velvet CA 1910 Donated by Mrs. Gordon McGuire - 1987 This painting of a peacock on black velvet is an example of how prim young ladies of the post Victorian age spent their idle time. It was a popular way of expressing their art, both by amateur and professional artists. This particular example was created by Viola Buell Stortz of Warsaw during the early years of the 20th century. In fact, the Stortz family once owned a peacock which presumably was the inspiration of the painting. Born in Batavia, Viola Buell married Calvin Stortz, an area farmer. They lived within sight of the now gone Erie Railroad. Later they moved into Warsaw village and owned property on Wyoming Street. Mrs. Stortz died in 1961 at the age of 86. She was survived by one child, Avis, who is now Mrs. Gordon McGuire of Perry. Cherry Grandfather Clock CA 1815 Donated by Robert Brewer 1964 History written by Robert Brewer Nicholas Cleveland who was born in Fairhaven, Vt., in 1793 moved his family to Warsaw in a covered wagon in 1823 bringing the clock with him. He settled in the southwest part of the township. See more history. History (Cont'd) Early 1800's Cherry Grandfather Clock The Brewers and Baker families were neighbors. Mr. Cleveland's daughter, Laura, later married Nelson Baker. His father, Mr. Baker got sick one time and the Brewers did his chores. One day Robert Brewer was Mr. Baker's house admiring the clock. Mr. Baker said he could have it if he liked. The clock was in poor condition. It was sometime after his marriage that Robert Brewer took it to Ben Pratt of Genesee Street, a cabinet maker to repair the clock case. Pratt removed eight or ten coats of paint and refinished it. The wooden works were given to Edward Baker, a skilled clock mechanic to repair. At the time Baker rented a space in Brewer's barber shop at the corner of Main and Genesee Streets. He made some new gears but did not or could not get it to run. One day Robert Brewer noticed the clock had disappeared and located it in the basement under a water pipe that leaked. The case was so badly damaged it had to be refinished again. Finally Baker told Brewer to replace the wooden works with brass works. Brewer bought brass works from Edwin Miller. Harwood Martin later bought the wooden works but did not have them repaired. Apparently, they were made for a grandfather's clock that hung on the wall. Notes: Nicholas Cleveland was a local preacher in the Methodist Church, a veteran of the War of 1812 and is buried in the Relyea Cemetery on Wilder Road in the southwest Warsaw Township. James Blodget Desk a/ka/ "Hermit of Hermitage" CA 1850 Blodget is remembered as the "Hermit of Hermitage," the recluse of Wethersfield, the millionaire banker, the real estate operator extraordinary, and the lover who erected "The Home that Never Was." Blodget used his mechanical ability to assist his father and together they amassed a small fortune which he ultimately inherited. Blodget, at age 25, attended Yale University and graduated at the top of his class. He returned home after a year of teaching mathematics and devoted the rest of his life to business affairs. Before his death in 1905 he owned more real estate than any bank or individual in Wyoming County, NY and had other investments in Buffalo, Rochester and New York City. The Warsaw Historical Society archives document the genius as well as the eccentricities of Blodget, who played an important part in the development of Wyoming County. Please see his hand crafted 8-foot high, 59-inch diameter front wheel, wooden bicycle. Colonel Gibert Prey Donated by Raymond Calkins Prey was Caption of Company F, Wadsworth Guards who were largely recruited from the Town of Eagle. On October 23, 1862, Prey was made Colonel of the regiment. See exhibits upstairs in "War Room" David Starr Jordan Born in Gainesville, he taught at the South Warsaw School in 1868. He became First President of Leland Standford University. He was a noted authority on Marine Biology. Donated by Ruth Oney Day Java Village - 1957 This picture was painted by Mary Pond of Java in memory of her mother, Mrs. Mary Pond, wife of William Pond. Mrs. Pond was born in 1772 and died in 1850. Her maiden name was Mary Everett. Original Holland Land Company Deed Dated November 17, 1827 Grantors were residents of the City Amsterdan, United Netherlands Grantee was John Head, Genesee County Consideration for 62 acres in the Northwest Part of Lot No. 17 was $190.25 Notice grantors' signatures and paper seals Donated by Harry Brown - 2003 Major Jacob W. Knapp First New York Dragoons Major Knapp Camp, Sons of Union Veterans was named for him. Presented Jan. 3, 1901, Gibbs Post to Major Knapp Camp, Sons of Veterans See exhibits upstairs in "War Room" Original Promotion Certificate - 1812 War of 1812 Given to Truman Lewis who was promoted to Ensign in the Light Infantry in the 99th Regiment - Genesee County - in the 35th year of Independence. Dated May 23, 1812 Signed June 22, 1812 by Daniel L. Tompkins See exhibits upstairs in "War Room" Original 1827 Deed w Handwritten map Conveys from Grantors in the City of Amsterdan, 27 acres in Township No. 9, Range 20 for $123.75 Donated by Harry Brown - 2003 Local Authors and Warsaw History Computer Acquired 6-4-04 from Rick Bramer Athlon 900 mhz; 256 MB SDRAM; 20 GB hard drive; CD burner; Win 98; Video; sound; nic; modem; Reference Books Art, pattern glass, organs, house histories, sculpture, misc. History of Genesee County Wars Revolutionary; Civil; Spanish American; World War I; World War II See exhibits upstairs in "War Room" Wyoming County History & Architecture Monitor - 12 inch Donated by Gloria Miller -2004 Do Not Block Walkway Late Victorian Era Shawl Lace and taffeta outer wear made during the late Victorian period. 79-140.1 Rules Regulations & Bylaws CA 1871 Gibbs Post No. 130 - GAR See also exhibits in "War Room" upstairs. Ledger Book Gibbs Post 120 - GAR June 26, 1871 See also exhibits in "War Room" upstairs. Civil War Brass Bugle L = 17 3/4"; Bell 4 " Mouth Piece missing 78.892.1 See also exhibits in "War Room" upstairs. Civil War Brass Bugle L = 15" 6710.1 Donated by Mrs. Edward Karstead See also exhibits in "War Room" upstairs. Civil War Saber Saber length = 42 " Sheath = 37" 78.917.1 Donated by June Schloss Solinger See also exhibits in "War Room" upstairs. Civil War Era Bugle nickel color (not brass) L = 18 3/4" 78918.1 See also exhibits in "War Room" upstairs. 1924 Constitution & By-laws Women's Union of the Congregational Church Business Journal Feb. 1845 to July 1858 Trenching Tool or Shovel Used by armed forces for digging trenches. See also exhibits in "War Room" upstairs. Captured British Drum War of 1812 Diameter = 21 ; Height = 23" 78.919.1 Donated by grandson, William Mearns Donated by Delphine Devor Jackson, Michigan - 2004 The following were given in memory of Dr. LeMar M. Andrews who was instrumental in the formation of Wyoming County Community Hospital A 9 X 12 framed photograph of Dr. Andrews with engraving L M A on the bottom; taken in 1925. Hard cover book, "Golden Trinkets" by Lois Cordelia Andrews, a book of poems, Vantage Press; undated; with handwritten note "To Ann, with much love from the budding author - Lois" Newspaper clipping, undated, "Lois Andrews Publishes Book of Poems, A Teacher of Young Children Her verses Will be loved by Them and Their Parents" Three-page handwritten letter dated 7-15-2004 by Delphine Devor containing remembrances of her uncle Dr. LeMar M. Andrews. Three postcards in excellent condition as follows: Wyoming County Community Hospital by Smithers High School, Warsaw, NY by Smithers The Gridley Hotel, Warsaw NY Letchworth Rifles Uniform and Cap - CA 1870 Letchworth Rifles was the name of a national guard company with headquarters in Warsaw which attained state-wide recognition for marksmanship and military training during the 1870's and 1880's . More than 40 members of the Gibbs Post, GAR, made application to Governor Samuel J. Tilden for its formation. Commission of officers bore the date, May 18, 1876, which was the same date the unit was designated the 4th Separate Company of Infantry, 31st Brigade, N.Y. National Guard. The company was inspected and mustered in at Soldiers' Hall at the Irving Opera House on July 26, 1876. A large majority were civil war veterans from Warsaw including Capt. A. B. Lawrence, J. M. Smith, Charles T. Watkins. The company was named in honor of William P. Letchworth for his making Warsaw a depository for military stores, for organizing the company and for his various public enterprises. Commissioned to maintain order and repress lawless outbreaks of tramps and communists, the company's headquarters was the armory on the south side of Buffalo Street near the bridge in an 1824 building that was formerly the first Methodist meeting house in Warsaw. The armory eventually burned on Feb. 21, 1923. Drilling was done at the fairgrounds on Liberty Street. For more info, please read Vol. XII of the "Historical Wyoming" dated Oct. 1958. See also exhibits in "War Room" upstairs and an old photo album of members. William P. Letchworth William Prior Letchworth acquired over 1000 acres in about 1859 in the Castile area. He had fallen in love with the land surrounding a canyon known as the "Grand Canyon of the East." He built an estate for himself calling it the Glen Iris. In 1907, Letchworth deeded his property to the State of New York. The Glen Iris is now a Restaurant-Inn. Letchworth State Park attracts over a million visitors annually. Letchworth composed the inscription on the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, the symbol of Warsaw. A bronze statue of a Union soldier sets on top of the column. Four captured Confederate cannons surround the base. It was built for and displayed at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia, was returned to Warsaw in 1877 and dedicated during Warsaw's 1903 Centennial celebration. ` 1905 Warsaw High School Diploma Donated by Edward A. McCaffery - 2004 Framed 10 by 15 Academic Diploma, dated 6-12-05, George Glasier, Principal, Warsaw High School to Katherine McGuire including a listing of academic subjects. Five postcards: Lancaster Lodge - Season's Greetings - undated Thanksgiving Greetings - 1909 Martinez, CA - 1909 Pictured creek - 1912 - no description Lansing, MI - undated Charles W. Dann Diary CA 1864-1866 Donated by Harvey Granite - 2002 The diary or journal was written over many years by Charles W. Dann, Principal of the Warsaw Academy from 1864-1866. Included were diary entries from the 1850's in which Dann records some of his experiences as principal of seminaries in Perry and Webster, New York. Of special interest in the early pages are Dann's feelings about the Civil War, then coming to a close, Lee's surrender at Appomattox, and especially the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Dann also carefully records participation of local adults in his evening classes in German, his trips to Batavia and Rochester by rail, and his grief at the death of several of his children. Written in a beautiful hand, Dann's manuscript was the gift of Warsaw resident Harvey Granite, who had received it from Janet Pleninger, one of his students in RIT's Athenaeum, a program for retired adults in Rochester. Please see other journals including Andrew Young's 1869 description of Warsaw's deep involvement in the anti-slavery movement, 1833-1860 and the Civil War. Photo Album Letchworth Rifles Officers Many were Civil War Veterans See more exhibits in upstairs "War Room" Photo Album Local, State and National Union Soldiers & Leaders See more exhibits in upstairs "War Room" Stereoptic Viewer - CA 1890 Used to see views of the Civil War See more exhibits in upstairs "War Room" Civil War Knapsack 1865 Bible Needle Case Carried through Confederate the Civil War by Edson Barber Soldier Rebel Tooth Found on The Union Soldiers Gettysburg Battlefield Pistol Bullets Civil War Brass Bugle used in Civil War Canteen Carried by Company I Union Soldier's New York Volunteers in Civil War Uniform Button A quilt of the 18th Century CA 1782 This early quilt was inscribed by Kimball/Preston Family. It hung in the Gates House stairway until April 1991. Embroidered history of Salisbury, a Civil War Soldier ca 1920 The wording was embroidered on a piece of a World War I blanket. "Then conquer we must when our cause is just and this be our motto. IN GOD IS OUR TRUST" Civil War Chronicle of Milford Samuel Salisbury Born April 2, 1841. Enlisted in 21st Regiment Co., New York State Vol. Inf. May 7, 1861, Buffalo, NY. Mustered in May 20, 1861, Elmira, NY. Died March 14, 1885 Fought in Battle of Bull-Run, Aug.30, 1862. Taken sick at Lisbon, MD., sent to hospital. Discharged May 18, 1863. Hair Art w Poem - CA 1850 This artwork of hair with poem was presented by Etta Cofield Clark (Mrs. Earl Clark) in June 1975. It was created by her great grandmother, Elisa Anne Knox, from her daughter's hair. Poem Forget me not when far away Amid a thoughtless world astray Forget me not when in my bloom Forget me not when in the tomb Forget me not when irisie? Close My eyelids in there(sic) last repose This little present kindly take Keep __ for the ___ sake This from an affecttionate(sic) friend Elisa Anne Knox Attached to the back was a uniformed woman's photo, undated, name written on bottom. Warsaw Button Factory Interior Views (2) - CA 1900 Donated by Edwina Fuller - Castile - 2004 One 5 x 8 photograph on cardboard backing depicting office workers, two men and one young lady; men reading letters; lady with pen and paper; office furniture; storage cabinets One 5 x 8 photograph on cardboard backing depicting female production workers seated along a long table; one man standing; materials and equipment. Mrs. Fuller wrote that the first lady on the right is Mary Ellen McCallister from Wyoming. Beautiful Old Lace & Satin Shawl CA 1900 Donated by Virginia Warren - 2004 The shawl was owned by Mrs. Warren's great aunt, Nettie Burdick Freer. She lived in Hermitage until she passed away in 1936. The shawl was in the Bewley family for at least the last 70 years. Augustus Frank Silver Brushes CA 1880 A consistent supporter of the abolition of slavery, Frank served in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1858 to 1865. He introduced and was one of two floor-managers of the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery. The New York Tribune credits him with ensuring its passage. He was a son of Dr. Augustus Frank who came to Warsaw in about 1825, who later became a very successful businessman and conductor of the Underground Railroad. The physician was an early member of the Warsaw Anti-slavery Society and a delegate to the conventions forming the American Anti-Slavery in Philadelphia in 1833 and the New York Anti-Slavery Society in Utica in 1835. He designed the 140 N Main Street mansion located across from the Civil War Monument, now the law offices of Charlotte Smallwood-Cook, the first female district attorney in New York State. Please see other artifacts of the Frank Family acquired in 2003 and Frank Hodge Photograph CA 1890 This original photo was used on the first panel of the Wyoming County Tourist Promotion Agency's 2004 brochure "Wyoming County's Historic Freedom Trail." Hodge came to Warsaw after the Civil War. He was buried with other Union veterans in the Grand Army of the Republic section of the Warsaw Cemetery. His grave stone reads, "Born in Slavery, Died a Free Man." Hodge became a coachman and volunteer fireman in Warsaw. Please see other Hodge photos, other URR artifacts as well as Civil War Flag, 12 x 32 feet Donated by William Luengen Wethersfield Springs - 1974 The handmade wool flag has 34 stars, 13 stripes and was made by the wives of soldiers fighting during the Civil War. It was in the Justice Morgan family a grandfather of Mrs. Vincent Morgan. J. Morgan furnished the cloth and sponsored the making. Wives and widows of Civil War soldiers met alternately in their homes and spent the evening cutting the material and sewing the flag. Finished long before the Civil War was over, it was unfurled at the news of the war's end and used in a staged celebration and subsequent events. Seth M. Gates Portrait Made after his retirement from the United States Congress, Seth Gates was a prominent foe of the slave interests in Congress and had a bounty of $500 in the South. He was also listed as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad although there is no documented evidence that his home ever sheltered escaping slaves. The Gates House was also the meeting place for the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a fraternal organization for Civil War Veterans. The collections of the Historical Society also include the original chairs of the GAR and its songbooks. This building, Warsaw's oldest meeting house, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is now the home of the Warsaw Historical Society. See also for more information about the Gates Family. 1934 Commencement Invitation - Bliss High School - Florence S. Reed Donated by Shirley Hall, mother of Ms. Reed - 2004 Square Pianos Square pianos became extremely popular during the 1840's and 1850's. Having one was a status symbol as it brought an aura of culture and wealth into the parlor of many upper-class families. They reflected elements of the late Empire, Gothic and Rococo periods. Notice the leafy carving on the legs, the carving on the edge of the base and the skirt of the case which are characteristic of the Rococo period. They were usually made of mahogany in New York City. Footed Sugar Bowl; Mulberry; CA 1850 Transferware; Staffordshire, England L. Bishop Coll 78-38-1 A+B Handled Sugar Bowl, Covered; Octagonal; Blue & White; Ironstone; CA 1850; Transferware; 5" high; J. Clemantson, "Sy denham"; L. Bishop Coll 78-106-1 A+B Soup Tureen, Handled; Octagon; CA 1850; 10 x 10 x 4";damage to handle; chip on pedestal + lip; Blue & White, Transferware, Ironstone; Made in Staffordshire, England; Scene of trees and river; L. Bishop Coll Creamer; CA 1850; damaged handle, Blue & White, Transferware, Ironstone; 4 5/8" high; 3 x 2 base; Country scene each side, Made in Staffordshire, England Cereal Bowl, 7 1/4" Blue & White Transferware; CA 1900; Made by Johnson Bros., England; "Old Castler" pattern; Norris Castle, Est 1792, chipped edge 78.105.1 Blue and White Ironstone Butter Plate; CA 1844; 6 1/8 d; J. Meir & Sons; Majara Pattern; English Mark 78.50.1 Flow Blue Sugar Bowl, CA 1840; no cover; 5 1/4", chips; 6 x 4 1/4"; sev cracks inside; 61.4.1 Flow Blue Platter; Ironstone; 13 1/4 x 10"; Marked Kaolinware; "Phine" pattern; cracked; 78.121.1 Staffordshire Teapot; 7 "; Mulberry; 11 " wide; cover 5 "; Oriental-Indian pattern; 78-93-1A Mulbery Transferware Saucer; Reproduction of Rogers 1780; Made in England; John Stevens & Sons; Burslem; 78.90.1 Mulberry Transferware 5" Cup Plate Rhone R.N. & Ft.; 78.918.1 Mulberry Transferware 9 " Dinner Plate; CA 1860; "Abbey Ruins" pattern; T. Mayer-Longpart; mended chip; 78.94.1 Mulberry Transferware 9" Dinner Plate; CA 1850; "Clyde Scenery" pattern; Made by Jacksons Warranted, Staffordshire, England; 78.91.1 5" Flow Blue Custard Dish; Royal Sem-porcelain; CA 1850; Marked Alfred Meakin Ltd., England; 78.118.1 5 3/4" Flow Blue Saucer; CA 1850; Marked M. Lancaster, New Wharf, England; 78.123.1 7 " Flow Blue Soup Bowl; "York pattern; Marked J & C Meakin; Gift of Mrs. Margaret McBain; 78.125.1 Oval Serving Platter; CA 1880; "Blue Foral" pattern; 10 1/4 x 13 1/4"; Made by K & C, Transferware; Ironstone; 78.85.1 Saucer, 6" Blue & White; Marked "Satsama"; Cauldon, England; 78.122.1 Blue & White 5 3/4" Saucer; "Silver Lake" pattern; Swinmertons, Staffordshire, England; 78.104.1 Cup & Plate,;Blue & White, 5 3/4"; CA 1860; "Florentine" pattern; Marked T & J Mayer; L. Bishop Coll.; 78.44.1 Flow Blue Saucer; 5 3/4"; Marked Pavasion Granite HCMA Elsmore & Son, England Mulberry Dinner Plate, 9 "; CA 1850; Transferware; "M.B. Lasso" pattern; L. Bishop Coll; Attr to William Browne, Longton, 1857-1860; 78.95.1 White & Golden Trimmed Creamer; CA 1885; Marked Commemorative, Warsaw Salt Baths, Warsaw, NY; M. J. J. Brininstool & Sons; Made in Germany Blue & White Luncheon Plate; CA 1870; 8 1/4"; "American Artist Scenery"; Series Staffordshire; Village of Little Falls, CT; L. Bishop Coll.; 78-80-1 Milk Pitcher; Blue & White; 4 3/4"; Ironstone; CA 1870; Staffordshire; Marked C. Phililps Mfg.;78.82.1 Sugar Bowl & Cover; 3 7/8" base; 5" floral design; Marked T.E. P.P.Co.; Donated by Erma M. Hitchcock, Widow of Burt Hitchcock; Oct 6, 1959; 78-70.1A&B Mulberry Teapot & Cover; 5 "; CA 1850; Transferware; unmarked; L. Bishop Coll.; 82.011.1A&B Mulberry Tray, Bread; Heact Midathan; Scoll; CA 1891; 9"; L. Bishop Coll.; 82.012.1 Sugar Bowl & Cover; 4 x 7 "; Sprays of Gold Flowers; Top final and Handles; M . Adamantine China, American Co. located in Wheeling, W. Virginia; In production 1896-1903; 78.62 1A&B Fluted Edge Butter Dish; CA 1900; gold, blue flowers; leaf design; 3" d.; unmarked; L. Bishop Coll.; 78-60-1 Fluted Edge Butter Dish; CA 1900; 3" d.; Gold Blue Flower leaf design; L. Bishop Coll.; 78-59-1 Covered Tureen China; CA 1900; 9 3/4 x 6 x 2 3/8"; 2 handles; handed cover; Royal Semi-Porcelain; Johnson Bros., England; 78-68-1B Large Oval Porcelain Platter; CA 1842-1855; Made by T. J & J. Mayer; elaborate cartouche; pink flower motif; 13 x 9'; England; 79.069.1 Cream Glaze Ceramic Vase; CA 1920; Swirl Style; 9 3/4"; Marked 773 Brown & Ivory Soup Bowl; Floral Pattern; Made by L.A. Belle, China; 78.53.1 Lunch Plate; CA 1900; 8"; "Floral Design; Royal semi-porcelain; Marked Johnson Bros., England; 78.67.1 Tea Cup without handle; Porcelain; Oriental Style, blue and white; 2 3/4"; unmarked; 78.107.1 Blue & White Floral Saucer; CA 1888-1902; 4 1/4" d.; Made by K & G Laneville, France; "Egaltine" pattern; 79.727.1 Floral Motif Lunch Plate; CA 1900; 8"; M. Havilland-Lomoges, C.F. H./G.G.M.; 78.55.1 Ceramic Commemorative Candy Dish; CA 1885; gold trim; 5"; Warsaw Salt Baths; M. J. J. Brininstool & Sons, Warsaw, NY; Made in Germany Transferware Lunch Plate; CA 1850; Blue & White; Staffordshire, Ironstone; M. J. Clementson, "Siam" pattern; L. Bishop Coll.; 78.108.1 Transferware Dinner Plate; CA 1845-1853; Blue & White; Staffordshire; Ironstone; M. J. Heath; "Ontario Lake Scenery", England L. Bishop Coll 78.41-1 Oval Platter; 13" Rosebud Flora Design; Marked American China Co., Toronto, Ontario for expert to the USA; L. Bishop Coll.; 78.65.1 Transferware Dinner Plate; CA 1842-1852 Staffordshire, Ironstone; 10" d., "Vine" pattern; Marked J. Edwards; Dale Hall; L. Bishop Coll.; 78.54.1 Spatterware; Blue & White Milk Pitcher; CA 1900; 9"; Flower Motif; Donated by Anna Charles Law (Appleby) 78.23.1 Vitreous Porcelain; White Pitcher 78.56.1 Covered White Tureeen with Gold Trim; 9 "; purchased in 1867 by J.D. Brownwell, Silver Springs; Donated by Mrs. Bill Lamberson, her daughter in 1956; 56.1 1a&b 24 PC. Porcelain Tea Service, unmarked; "Violet Motif"; teapot, 4"; Sugar Bowl, 3 1/4"; spooner 2 1/4" creamer, 2 1/4"; 6 plates; 12 cup & saucers; L. Bishop Coll.; 78.71-1.16 Ceramic Water Pitcher; CA 1880; 8 3/4"; Bennington Brown glaze; 78-310.1 Ceramic Sugar Bowl; reproduction of white Ironstone of 1850's; grape motif; 5 " 78. Oval, White Ironstone, Tureen; CA 1906; Staffordshire; John Maddock & Sons, England; 78.57.1 Opal Glass Decanter; painted floral Design, applied handle Porcelain, Blue & White Soup Bowl; CA 1891; 6 1/4"; Marked Royal Coat of Arms, England 82.010.1 Flow Blue, Ceramic Dinner Plate; CA 1891; 9"; Made Lancaster England; L. Bishop Coll., 61.5.1 Flow Blue Dinner Plate; CA 1891; Made Lancaster, England; L. Bishop Coll., 61.3.1 Soup Bowl; Footed; CA 1891; Blue & White; Faience. M., Trademark for P. Regout; Maastrcht "Abbey"; Made in Holland; 82.009.1 Flow Blue, semi-porcelain, Saucer; CA 1891; Marked Henry Alcock & Co., England; "Touraine" pattern; 78.120.1 Flow Blue Porcelain Cup Plate; 5"; CA 1891; Oriental Motif; 78.119.1 Blue & White Footed Soup Bowl; Transferware; 15 1/8"; On Tower Mk "Malta" Germany, CA 1896; 82.008.1 Flow Blue Saucer; CA 1850; "Troy" pattern; Impressed mark "IMPROVED STONE CHINA; 78.124.1 Blue & White Lunch Plate; CA 1890; Transferware; 8 1/8"; Staffordshire; "Amoy"; L. Bishop Coll., 78.43.1 Red Spatterware Creamer; 4 "; CA 1900; 78.48.1 Large Ceramic Teapot; CA 1930; "Poppy" pattern; M. Enterprise Aluminum Co., Massallow, Ohio; Mulberry Toothbrush Holder - CA 1880 Transferware; Ironstone 5 3/4"; 79.33.1 White Ironstone Water Pitcher - CA 1895 8"; Marked J & G Meakin; Hanley, England; Child's Porcelain Toy Tea Service - CA 1918 Donated by Frederica Grove, Warsaw, NY. 83.003 Staffordshire Milk Pitcher; Blue & White; Ironstone; Made by George Philips, Longport, England; "Freiburg" pattern; Eng. Reg Nov. 5, 1896; L Bishop Coll., 78.40.1 Flora Design Porcelain Vase - CA 1950 6 "; Gold trim; Made by Roayl Crown, Czechoslavakia; 82.002.1 Yoked Loop Goblet - CA 1860 Flint; EPAG; Made by McKeet Brothers, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Donated by Mrs. Mary Quackenbush, Col. Ridgeway, Wyoming, NY; Beloved to her grandmother; 78.87.1 Plain Six-sided Pedestal Compote - CA 1920 9 x 7" wide; Donated by Adele Higgins Georgias; 79.722.1 Plain Six-sided Pedestal Compote - CA 1920 10 x 9" wide; Donated by Adele Higgins Georgius; 79.722.1 Covered Compote - CA 1875-1884 "Cupid & Venus" or "Guardian Angel"; 8 x 8 wide; M. Richards and Hartley Flint Glass Co.; Marriage: Cover is "Actress"; Adams & Lo., Pittsburgh, PA; 78.661a+b Early 1900's Purse Donated by Bill Braunton, husband of Lottie Braunton who carried the purse. Cut Glass Spoon Holder - CA 1920 6"; L. Bishop Coll.; 82.003.1 GAR Encampment in Buffalo CA 1900 This photo was found at the Wyoming County Poor House also known as the County Home by Edward Kemp. Third one from left on back row is Mr. Greene, the cheese maker. Notice the supporting wives and daughters' hats of the GAR veterans. 1850's Lady's Bonnet Made of taffeta, satin, net, wire, the bonnet has artificial flowers at the center top accompanied by beige satin ties. Note also the braided piping at the crown below the flowers. It is 10 x 14 x 7" wide. American Samplers During the late 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, samplers were generally made by young girls attending schools which offered a curriculum of a variety of the usual subjects reading, writing, languages, deportment, as well as intensive instruction in needlework. Proficiency in needlework was not only a necessity but an important mark of social accomplishment and artistic expression. The young student often crafted her sampler under the watchful eye and strict supervision of her instructress. The sampler was so named because it was an "exemplar" of the repertoire of stitches and embroideries that the child was learning to master. Samplers are unique artifacts usually signed and dated by their makers, often stating their place of origin, or readily observable to that place by the repetition of identifiable regional characteristics often linking various schools to a given place. It is primarily the look and charm of these pieces that makes one more sought after than another. Pressed Glass Goblet Water - CA 1920 "Honey Comb"pattern; 6" Glass Cruet - CA 1930 White enamel & gold trim; 8" & cover; ruffled lip; L. Bishop Coll.; 82.002.1A+B Pyrex Glass Teapot - CA 1950's Made USA; 8"; 79.732.1A Etched Glass Cruet & Stopper - CA 1900 8"; L. Bishop Coll.; 82-001.1A+B Footed Covered Compute - CA 1930 Pressed glass; "Daisy and Circles" 6" - 8" D; L. Bishop Coll.; 82.004.1A+B Glass Candlesticks - CA 1930 Paneled; 6 3/4"; 78.803.1 Kerosene Lamp Pattern Glass Base; Burner wick; Queen Anne Brass Hand Bell - CA 1850 Painted wood handle; 5"; Old School Bell; 78.30.1a Glass Dome - CA 1865 Originally for clock; 7 " D; Donated by Ned Miller; 78.36.1 Hanging Kerosene Lamp - CA 1890 Brass frame converted to electric; Bristol Glass Shade; Smoked Bell prisms; L. Bishop Coll.; 78.25.1 Wax Vase in Glass Dome - CA 1890 Original art; 78.27.1a-b William H. Taft Commemorative Plate 6 "; Ceramic in semi-porcelain; Donated by Arcade County Judge; Marked "Souvenir, Warsaw, NY"; 78.168.1 Black Screw-top Cap Figural Bottle Marked Poland; Green; Mineral Springs Water; The Moses Bottle Co. Facsimile of the First Bottle; Hiram Ricker & Sons, Inc.; 6 1/4"; 78.353.1 Ink Bottle w Wood & Cork Top - CA 1900 3 "; Clear pressed galss; Labeled "Fill to this line" 78.697.1a+b Punch Cup - CA 1913 2"; Pressed Glass; "Flower & Diamond Point"; U.S. Glass #15147; Pittsburg, PA.; 79.255.1 Glass Paper Weight - CA 1890 4 x 2 "; Scene: Warsaw Baptist Church; Labeled Saltwork's Photo Art Studio, Warsaw, NY; 78.31.1 Liquer Stemware - CA 1920 4"; "Paneled Smocking"; U.S. Glass Co., Bartlett Collins; Pittsburgh, PA; 78.51 Footed Spillholder - CA 1890-91 Early American Pattern Glass, 6"; "Ribbed-for-get me-not"; U.S. Glass Co., Pittsburgh, PA Covered, Handled Butter Dish - CA 1870's Early American Pattern Glass; "Stippled Panel"; Maker unknown; Donated by Mrs. Levi Billings (M. Rathbone, Perry, NY; 78.61.1a+b Pattern Glass Spooner - CA 1910 Early American; "Ten Pointed Star"; Higbee & Co., Bridgeville, PA; Salt-Pepper Shaker + Stand - CA 1886 Early American Pattern Glass; Non-flint Blue and Amber Shakers; 3"; Stand is clear glass; 6"; "Daisy in Diamond" O'Hara Glass Co., U.S. Glass Co.; Pittsburgh, PA; 79.253.1 Linus W. Thayer He was a Wyoming County Judge and was good friends with President Grover Cleveland, another judge, who married a Wyoming County girl, Fannie Folsum. Son of Willard Thayer, he was born in Gainesville, 5-22-1811. He learned Latin and French under private instruction and entered the seminary in spring of 1832. He took over his father's farm and also taught school in Perry the winter of 1836-37. After commencing law practice, he partnered with James R. Doolittle and came to Warsaw in 1841. He was the first occupant of a mansion located at 188 North Main Street. Grover Cleveland visited his home while courting Fannie Folsom. He rose to such a position that for many years there was not an important law case in the state in which he was not counsel on one side or the other." He was Secretary of the Wyoming County Agricultural Society which was formed in 1843. As a leader of the early Episcopal Church, he acted as chairman of Warsaw's memorial services for President Lincoln. He welcomed civil war soldiers home during Warsaw's celebration after Lee's surrender. See also Gridley Hotel Lamps - CA 1880 Clear & frosted glass; 8 "; Diamond Pattern; Trimmed in Brass; Once hung in the Gridley Hotel; Downstairs Hall & Upstairs Hall; Acquired by L. Bishop when hotel was torn down; 78.81.1 a+b Compote - Pedestal - CA 1860 9" D, 5"; "Moon+star" Flint in Cooperative Flint Glass Co., Beaver Falls, PA; 78.89.1 Collection of Open Salts (7) - CA 1880's Glass; Various Sizes & Styles; Cut glass; Early American Spoon Holders - CA 1889 Set of three; 7 3/4"; Pattern Glass; "Royal Ivy"; Northwood Glass Co.; Indiana, PA; Early American Creamer - CA 1899 7 3/4"; Pattern Glass; "Royal Ivy"; Northwood Glass Co., Indiana, PA; Cast Iron Child's Toy Trivet - CA 1890's 13" x 2 "; L. Bishop Coll.; 78.786.1a+b Oatka Bottling Works Pop Bottles Donated by John R. Nugent, Warsaw, NY; Cast Iron, Rectangular Trivet - CA 1890's 3 1/4" x 4 "; L. Bishop Coll.; 78.473.1 Cast Iron Sadiron - CA 1898 1 3/4" x 2 "; Owned by Elizabeth Dutton Hammond; 46.91a+b Child's Toy Electric Iron w Trivet - CA 1900 5 " x 2 3/4 x 4"; Cord attached; Marked American Beauty; 78.282.1 Warsaw Bottling Works Bottles - CA 1890's 9"; Molded in Warsaw; A.C. Vosburgh; Teapot & Cover - CA 1880 6"; Royal Semi-porcelain; Marked "Venetian" Ridgeways Stoke-on-Trent; English; L. Bishop Coll.; 82.005.1a+b Cut Glass Rose Bowl - CA 1900's 6"; Diamond pattern; Maker unknown; Etched Glass Parfait - CA 1900's 5 1/4"; L. Bishop Coll; 78.46.1 Cologne Bottle - CA 1890 4 "; Blown glass; Etched Flower Design; Glass & Cork Stopper; 79.254.1a+b Iron Frame Swivel Shaving Mirror - CA 1880's 16" x 9 1/4"; Donated by Mrs. Agnes Frank Budington, 1962; SEE also grooming brushes used by Hon. Augustus Frank; 62.2-1 Modified Kerosene Lamp - CA 1880's 16"; Modified to electric; Glass Base; Light bulb; 0.22.1a Child's Toy Sadiron & Trivet - CA 1880 Painted Gold; Cast Iron; 2 1/4" x 3"; L. Bishop Coll; 78.787.1a-b Toy Stove w Utensils - CA 1895-1900 Two frying pans; kettle w handle; All Cast Iron; L. Bishop Coll; 78-789-1A-F 8" Shallow Soup Bowl - CA 1918 Marked Roayl Staffordshire dinnerware; "Tonquin" by Clarice Cliff; Made in England Clarice Cliff (1899-1972) One of Great Britain's great ceramic artists, she joined the Royal Staffordshire pottery company in 1916. She taught modeling, firing, gilding and pottery design. After 1927, with a group of assistants, she began hand-decorating white wares (mainly tablewares) with bold geometric designs in vivid colors. Most of her pieces are marked by her signature 9 " Dinner Plate - CA 1855 Blue & white transferware; Ironstone; Marked T. J. & J. Mayer; "Florentine"; 78.102.1 "Blue Willow" Platter - CA 1880 8 3/4 x 10 3/4"; Rectangular; 78.84.1 Painted Flagpole Holder Cast metal; 6 3/4"; Marked T. E. Reading The Lattice Bridge at the Middle Falls This 11 x 8 3/4" framed black and white print of the Middle Falls in Letchworth State Park depicts the bridge as it appeared when built in 1840. The bridge was lost to the Genesee River 9-6-1864. The dam above the bridge formed the pond which furnished the several area mills with power. The wooden bridge in the background was built in 1851-52 and burned May 6, 1875. Rev. George D. Miller Became pastor of the Warsaw Presbyterian Church in 1894 for six years. In 1912, he returned as pastor and remained until 1939. While he was minister, the church grew into a society having many organizations. He was married to Mary Frank Miller, daughter of Hon. Augustus Frank. See also Frank artifacts. Two- Piece Lady's Dress CA - 1860 This wool serge type dress with taffeta trim on waist has Lego-0-Mutton sleeves; a. waist 34 x 44" l; b. waist 33 x 19" L; Brown with bronze taffeta trim; Skirt, full, plain, no trim; b. Waist has taffeta dog-type collar and yoke; dropped collar, sailor cut shape; twisted trim at waist of material and taffeta/rosette at end of trim; moth damage; 79.338.1a-b U.S. Flag One boxed U.S. Flag, size 3 X 5, high quality cotton bunting, sewed stripes, embroidered stars, canvas heading and metal eyelets made by Valley Forge Flag Company; Donated by Robert Holley, 2004; Boddy Eye Glasses - CA 1890 "Given by family of Arthur J. Smith, son of Newton P. and Mary Boddy Smith of Wethersfield, N.Y. Arthur resided for many years at 61 Brooklyn Street, Warsaw, NY." Donated by Helen Hudens, 1994; Christmas Gift Catalogs - (4) 1957, "Sears Christmas Book"; 417 pages, worn condition; 1966 "Sears Christmas Book"; 637 pages; slightly worn condition; 1959 "Sears Christmas Book"; 494; damaged spine; 1992 "The Great American Wishbook"; Mint condition; Donated by Virginia Warren, 2004; Woman's Hat - CA 1940 Hat Box, cardboard; m. "Mallory" Coat of Arms 12 x 17 x 7; Women's hat; black pipe cleaner with veil; Donated by Virginia Warren, 2004; Man's Hat - CA 1940 Man's hat; suede, gray, ribbon band; m. Adam, Fifth Ave. quality; treated for water resistance; 12" w X 6" h; cardboard hat form; Worn by Harlen Warren; Donated by Virginia Warren, 2004; Five Pieces - Transferware - CA 1895 (1) (a) covered sugar, green transferware; 6" h; double handles; m. "Marlborough" Waterloo Potteries; Royal Premium Semi-porcelain; T & R Boote, England. (2) Creamer, Green Transferware; 4" H; slight crack inner lip; " Marlborough" Waterloo Potteries; Royal Premium Semi-porcelain; T & R Boote; England. (3) Gravy Boat; Green Transferware; 2 3/4" x 6" L; m. "Marlborough" Waterloo Potteries; Semi-porcelain; " T & R Boote, England. (4) Ladle, gilted handle; unmarked; 6" long; Donated by Virginia Warren, 2004; James Blodget Bicycle a/ka/ "Hermit of Hermitage" Blodget is remembered as the "Hermit of Hermitage," the recluse of Wethersfield, the millionaire banker, the real estate operator extraordinary, and the lover who erected "The Home that Never Was." Blodget used his mechanical ability to assist his father and together they amassed a small fortune which he ultimately inherited. Blodget, at age 25, attended Yale University and graduated at the top of his class. He returned home after a year of teaching mathematics and devoted the rest of his life to business affairs. Before his death in 1905 he owned more real estate than any bank or individual in Wyoming County, NY and had other investments in Buffalo, Rochester and New York City. The Warsaw Historical Society archives document the genius as well as the eccentricities of Blodget, who played an important part in the development of Wyoming County. Blodgett who grew up in Hermitage, NY, personally built the bicycle in 1882 using a unique design for the time. He created an innovative lever-driven pedal arrangement that was then unused by the bicycle industry. The historic, 8-foot high, 59-inch diameter front wheel, wooden bicycle. The bicycle is fragile and no longer ridable, but serves as a wonderful example of local craftsmanship and personal innovation. Many stories exist of Blodget riding the bicycle in Hermitage 120 years ago. Significant Dates in Warsaw's History 1803 - Warsaw Settled by Elizur Webster 1807 - First school opened in a log shanty on South Main Street 1808 - Town of Warsaw partitioned from Batavia 1808 - Town's first church organized - the Congregational Church 1808 - First physician, Chauncey L. Sheldon, started to practice here 1811 - Post Office opened. Receipts first year were $50 1812 - 1815 Warsaw furnished nearly 60 men in the War of 1812 1813 - Almond Stevens established the first store 1816 - Year without a summer 1817 - First lawyer settled here 1817 - Singing schools commenced 1817 - First Sunday School formed in log cabin on West Hill 1817-1821 - First church ediface erected 1823 - Library started 1825 - Erie Canal opened 1828 - Genesee Registrar, the town's first newspaper published 1833 - Fire company of 20 men organized 1833 - Formed Anti-slavery Society 1836 - Tower clock bought - placed in tower of church 1836 - The American Citizen, an anti-slavery newspaper was published 1839 - Liberty Party formed at First Presbyterian Church 1839 - Warsaw abolitionists mobbed 1841 - Warsaw had 15 stationmasters and conductors of the underground railroad 1841 - Wyoming County partitioned from Genesee County 1841 - Warsaw chosen as county seat 1843 - The Village of Warsaw incorporated by special act of the Legislature 1844 - First Wyoming County Fair held in Warsaw 1846 - Cobblestone school building, the Warsaw Academy, constructed 1851 - Fugitive Slave, Mary Jones arrives pregnant with daughter 1851 - Joshua Darling opened the first bank 1852 - First railroad put into operation - presently the Erie-Lackawanna 1853 - Academic department added to the school 1856 - Had a population of 1200 citizens 1856 - Augustus Frank, son of Dr. Augustus Frank elected first Republican Congressman 1859 - First stone side walks laid 1859 - Artificial gas plant opened 1865 - Augustus Frank co-introduced 13th Amendment 1867 - Warsaw's biggest fire. All the stores on the west side of Main Street from Buffalo Street to a point opposite Genesee Street destroyed. Loss $150,000 1868 - George W. Frank and Elbert E. Farman established Park Street 1869 - Andrew W. Young published his History of Warsaw 1869 - Elbert E. Farman appointed D. A. 1870 - Private water system put into operation 1871 - First street lights - Artificial gas used 1871 - Present fire department formed 1872 - Fire hall built on E. Buffalo Street 1873 - Three story school house built on Buffalo Street 1876 - Elbert E. Farman appointed Consul General at Cairo 1877 - First pupils were graduated from Warsaw High School 1877 - Civil War Monument erected 1878 - First water bound Macadam street laid 1882 - Elbert E. Farman chiefly instrumental for securing from Egypt the granite obelisk known as "Cleopatra's needle" which stood in front of the temple of Caesar in Alexandria and which is now in Central Park, New York. 1882 - Telephone exchange opened with 12 1882 - Manufacture of salt commenced 1891 - Electric power plant built and streets lighted with electricity 1893 - Town & Village built town & village hall 1893 - Political Equality Club started 1893 - Ella Hawley Crossett elected President of New York State Suffrage Association 1903 - Warsaw celebrated its Centennial 1906 - Warsaw Public Library opened 1907 - Yorkshire Salt Plant closed, the last one of eight plants in town 1908 - Fire truck and team purchased 1909 - Pavilion Natural Gas Company starts s supplying the community 1911 - Hospital started, present Wyoming County Community Hospital 1914 - Main Street paved, the first street so paved 1920 - Village purchased first motor fire truck 1922 - Bus line started operating through Warsaw 1925 - Village buys fairgrounds for a park 1938 - 1939 - Filter sewage treatment plant and swimming pool constructed 1952 - Wyoming County Community Hospital dedicated. Cost $1,850,000 1953 - Warsaw Central School Building dedicated. Cost over $2,100,000 1961 - Elementary School opened on West Court Street. Cost $600,000 1967 - Flood Control Project in Oatka Creek 1967 - Cass Combination of newspapers sold 1968 - Fire Hall on East Buffalo Street demolished Edison Cylindrical Phonograph Player Oak - CA 1910 Songs in bottom of case: "Left All Alone Again Blues"; "The Night Boat" - Rachel Grant "Love will find the Way" - R. Miller "A Perfect Day (XYLO)" - Low Chiba "Friscoe" "When I'm Alone, I'm Lonesome" - Leola Lucy "Tears - Dry Yours" - Fox Trot; Green Bros. Novelty Orchestra "Nobody Ever" - Fox Trot - Tuxedo Dance Orchestra "Kismet" - Fox Trot - Green Bros., Novelty Orchestra "Fully Ruffles" - One Step - Green Bros Novelty Orchestra 79.706.1a-d & 79.705.11a-18 & 79.705.1a-10b Select School Flyer - CA 1837-1840 Robert Paddock ran a Select School located in what is now called the "old Masonic Hall". Professor Paddock used his teaching income to secure a Yale degree. The old cobblestone structure which housed the "Select School" was then known as the Warsaw Academy and is presently located on South Main Street next to what is now the First Baptist Church of Warsaw. See also education exhibits upstairs. Donated by Frank E. Pierce