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Thank you to all who visited for the opening weekend of our Fall exhibit "Around the World and Back Again!" If you missed us this weekend, not to worry! The exhibit will be up through November! 
Coffee pot • Painted terra cotta • Ethiopia • Circa 1990

#Aroundtheworldandbackagain #artifactoftheday #coffee
Thank you to all who visited for the opening weekend of our Fall exhibit "Around the World and Back Again!" If you missed us this weekend, not to worry! The exhibit will be up through November! Coffee pot • Painted terra cotta • Ethiopia • Circa 1990 #Aroundtheworldandbackagain  #artifactoftheday  #coffee 
This newspaper clipping was printed on the museum's large printing press 102 years ago! Our cast iron printing press was used by the Milverton Sun for decades. It didn't work anymore when it came to us, but through careful repair, it's now working again and is used in our print shop. If you visit us on Wednesday or Saturday, our print shop volunteer can tell you more about letterpress printing! #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #letterpressprinting #newspaper
This newspaper clipping was printed on the museum's large printing press 102 years ago! Our cast iron printing press was used by the Milverton Sun for decades. It didn't work anymore when it came to us, but through careful repair, it's now working again and is used in our print shop. If you visit us on Wednesday or Saturday, our print shop volunteer can tell you more about letterpress printing! #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection  #letterpressprinting  #newspaper 
Check out this #artifactoftheday "A Family Tree, Drawn by Captain William Frankland of Grand Manan Island for Mary Drisko, 1839". #grandmananmuseum #penandink #familytree
On this day 47 years ago, this issue of the Framfari was printed. Interesting to see how times have changed. #nihmgimli #artifactoftheday #gimliheritage #newiceland
It's so exciting when we have old photos to go with artifacts! Today's artifact of the day is this silk wedding dress, worn in 1905 by Sarah Hyde (Bates) in North Easthope. Swipe through to see more pictures. Sarah was one tiny lady — the skirt was too small for our child size mannequins and we had to carefully pin it into place! #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #weddingdress
It's so exciting when we have old photos to go with artifacts! Today's artifact of the day is this silk wedding dress, worn in 1905 by Sarah Hyde (Bates) in North Easthope. Swipe through to see more pictures. Sarah was one tiny lady — the skirt was too small for our child size mannequins and we had to carefully pin it into place! #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection  #weddingdress 
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Native Peoples looked to the skies to witness astronomical events, just like many people today will do for the eclipse. This fragment of pottery from the Crystal River site seems to show a bird flying across a celestial scene, possibly toward the sun. Archaeologists can look for clues to how people viewed and interacted with the heavens through artifacts like this one. What artifacts will archaeologists find that commemorated this eclipse event?? #artifacts #archaeology #pubarch #eclipse #eclipse2017 #totaleclipseoftheheart #putabirdonit #artifactoftheday
Native Peoples looked to the skies to witness astronomical events, just like many people today will do for the eclipse. This fragment of pottery from the Crystal River site seems to show a bird flying across a celestial scene, possibly toward the sun. Archaeologists can look for clues to how people viewed and interacted with the heavens through artifacts like this one. What artifacts will archaeologists find that commemorated this eclipse event?? #artifacts  #archaeology  #pubarch  #eclipse  #eclipse2017  #totaleclipseoftheheart  #putabirdonit  #artifactoftheday 
This is the crest of the Canadian Expeditionary Force's 108th Battalion. It belonged to Julius Stefanson, an Icelandic Canadian soldier who fought in the First World War. The NIHM is fortunate to have many artifacts that illustrate Icelandic-Canadian military history. #gimliheritage #newiceland #artifactoftheday #canadianmilitaryhistory
This is the crest of the Canadian Expeditionary Force's 108th Battalion. It belonged to Julius Stefanson, an Icelandic Canadian soldier who fought in the First World War. The NIHM is fortunate to have many artifacts that illustrate Icelandic-Canadian military history. #gimliheritage  #newiceland  #artifactoftheday  #canadianmilitaryhistory 
This is a fragment of a rare ginger beer bottle that was made here in Stratford! It was found in 2007 during excavation on West Gore Street. We know little about the company, but the bottle likely dates to between 1880 and 1900. #foundinourcollection #artifactoftheday #bottles #buriedtreasure
Today's artifacts of the day are three pairs of Edwardian shoes, all the same style but for a baby, a child, and an adult. During this time period, children were often dressed like little adults. #foundinourcollection #artifactoftheday #shoes
Today's artifacts of the day are three pairs of Edwardian shoes, all the same style but for a baby, a child, and an adult. During this time period, children were often dressed like little adults. #foundinourcollection  #artifactoftheday  #shoes 
#ArtifactoftheDay: Olney Hymns in Three Books by John Newton and William Cowper printed and sold by W. Oliver, J. Buckland and J. Johnson, London 1779. This is a first edition of the compilation of hymns written by John Newton and William Cowper. This is the first time the song “Amazing Grace” appears in print.
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This piece will be featured in our Amazing Grace exhibit which will accompany Broadway’s Amazing Grace: The Musical at the museum. Tickets are already on sale buy yours TODAY! #mBible #artifact #hymn #amazinggrace #washingtondc #broadwaymusical
#ArtifactoftheDay : Olney Hymns in Three Books by John Newton and William Cowper printed and sold by W. Oliver, J. Buckland and J. Johnson, London 1779. This is a first edition of the compilation of hymns written by John Newton and William Cowper. This is the first time the song “Amazing Grace” appears in print. ------ This piece will be featured in our Amazing Grace exhibit which will accompany Broadway’s Amazing Grace: The Musical at the museum. Tickets are already on sale buy yours TODAY! #mBible  #artifact  #hymn  #amazinggrace  #washingtondc  #broadwaymusical 
This photograph of the Mitchell CNR station c. 1970-80 already looks like an Instagram picture! As the Stratford Perth Museum, we  have lots of artifacts relating to other communities in the county, including Mitchell. We'll be giving this photo to the archives because our collection is mostly things, whereas theirs is mostly records, papers, and photos. #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #nofilter #nofilterneeded #railway #railwaystation
This photograph of the Mitchell CNR station c. 1970-80 already looks like an Instagram picture! As the Stratford Perth Museum, we have lots of artifacts relating to other communities in the county, including Mitchell. We'll be giving this photo to the archives because our collection is mostly things, whereas theirs is mostly records, papers, and photos. #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection  #nofilter  #nofilterneeded  #railway  #railwaystation 
We were asked to identify this stone.  We have some running theories, but welcome your thoughts.  It's not magnetic, it's solid, it's very smooth besides some marks which you can see.  There's a ruler so you can check out its size.  It was found in an old acid pit in Tuscola, Illinois.  #whatisit #historymystery #artifactoftheday #artifacts #localhistory #illinois
We were asked to identify this stone. We have some running theories, but welcome your thoughts. It's not magnetic, it's solid, it's very smooth besides some marks which you can see. There's a ruler so you can check out its size. It was found in an old acid pit in Tuscola, Illinois. #whatisit  #historymystery  #artifactoftheday  #artifacts  #localhistory  #illinois 
What's the oldest European artifact in our collection? This beautiful Elizabethan powder horn from 1587. It is covered in intricate carvings. Powder horns were used to hold powder for muskets. This one has a boar's head carved into the spout. Can you imagine all the places it's been? #foundinourcollection #artifactoftheday #powderhorn
What's the oldest European artifact in our collection? This beautiful Elizabethan powder horn from 1587. It is covered in intricate carvings. Powder horns were used to hold powder for muskets. This one has a boar's head carved into the spout. Can you imagine all the places it's been? #foundinourcollection  #artifactoftheday  #powderhorn 
#ArtifactoftheDay: A New Testament in English and Mandarin printed by the Presbyterian Mission Press.
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This manuscript was printed in 1885 in Shanghai, China. The characters of some Asian writing systems are so complex and numerous that the first translations of the Bible in these languages were produced using woodblocks. #mBible #mandarin #translation #book
#ArtifactoftheDay : A New Testament in English and Mandarin printed by the Presbyterian Mission Press. ------ This manuscript was printed in 1885 in Shanghai, China. The characters of some Asian writing systems are so complex and numerous that the first translations of the Bible in these languages were produced using woodblocks. #mBible  #mandarin  #translation  #book 
Today's artifact of the day is a piece of the original Stratford Festival tent, which was in use from 1953 to 1956. Swipe to see a photo of the interior of the tent. The audience in the photo has umbrellas because the  tent was prone to leaking! #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #stratfordfestival #stratfordontario
The city of Thessalonica in Macedonia, named after princess Thessalonike, came under Roman control in 168 BC but was made a free city. During the Roman period, Thessalonica was ruled by local officials with the Greek title “politarch” (city ruler). Early archaeological explorations at Thessalonica discovered an official stone inscription adjacent to the Vardar Gate which specified “politarchs” as the leaders of the city in the 1st century AD. Subsequent discoveries and research demonstrated that the position of politarch was an annual magistracy in use by the free cities of Macedonia Province starting in the Roman period, and there were multiple politarchs in office at once rather than a single ruler. The majority of the recovered “politarch” inscriptions have been discovered in Thessalonica, indicating the continuous use and prominence of this particular position in Thessalonica and around Macedonia from the 1st century BC to the 3rd century AD. By the time the Apostle Paul arrived in about 49 AD, Thessalonica was the capital and most important city of Macedonia Province. Paul followed his regular protocol and reasoned from the Scriptures for three Sabbaths in the synagogue, which resulted in some of the Jews, many of the God-fearers, and even certain women of the elite becoming Christians. However, those who were unpersuaded formed a mob and accused Paul and the Christians of sedition, stating that he was upsetting the Empire, breaking the decrees of Caesar, and swearing allegiance to another king. Because Paul and his team could not be immediately found, the mob instead brought Jason and other local Christians before the “politarchs.” There was no legal authority to prosecute on the basis of a religious dispute, but a bond or fine was paid before their release, and Paul was obligated to leave the city, presumably by order of these politarchs in order to avoid a riot. Acts 17:1-9. #archaeology #biblicalarchaeology #biblearchaeology #thessalonica #thessaloniki #politarch #macedonia #greece #roman #inscription #greek #law #politics #caesar #paul #apostle #christianity #luke #acts #thessalonians #newtestament #bible #ancient #history #artifact #artifactoftheday
The city of Thessalonica in Macedonia, named after princess Thessalonike, came under Roman control in 168 BC but was made a free city. During the Roman period, Thessalonica was ruled by local officials with the Greek title “politarch” (city ruler). Early archaeological explorations at Thessalonica discovered an official stone inscription adjacent to the Vardar Gate which specified “politarchs” as the leaders of the city in the 1st century AD. Subsequent discoveries and research demonstrated that the position of politarch was an annual magistracy in use by the free cities of Macedonia Province starting in the Roman period, and there were multiple politarchs in office at once rather than a single ruler. The majority of the recovered “politarch” inscriptions have been discovered in Thessalonica, indicating the continuous use and prominence of this particular position in Thessalonica and around Macedonia from the 1st century BC to the 3rd century AD. By the time the Apostle Paul arrived in about 49 AD, Thessalonica was the capital and most important city of Macedonia Province. Paul followed his regular protocol and reasoned from the Scriptures for three Sabbaths in the synagogue, which resulted in some of the Jews, many of the God-fearers, and even certain women of the elite becoming Christians. However, those who were unpersuaded formed a mob and accused Paul and the Christians of sedition, stating that he was upsetting the Empire, breaking the decrees of Caesar, and swearing allegiance to another king. Because Paul and his team could not be immediately found, the mob instead brought Jason and other local Christians before the “politarchs.” There was no legal authority to prosecute on the basis of a religious dispute, but a bond or fine was paid before their release, and Paul was obligated to leave the city, presumably by order of these politarchs in order to avoid a riot. Acts 17:1-9. #archaeology  #biblicalarchaeology  #biblearchaeology  #thessalonica  #thessaloniki  #politarch  #macedonia  #greece  #roman  #inscription  #greek  #law  #politics  #caesar  #paul  #apostle  #christianity  #luke  #acts  #thessalonians  #newtestament  #bible  #ancient  #history  #artifact  #artifactoftheday 
#ArtifactoftheDay A Catholic translation of the New testament in German, translated by Jerome Esmer and printed in 1527.
Martin Luther’s 1522 translation of the New Testament was extremely controversial, and he used it to further his own readings of the biblical text. The New Testament’s translation into “Protestant” phrases encouraged the Catholic scholar Jerome Esmer to produce his own translation of the New Testament into German. Published in 1527, Esmer’s text actually drew heavily upon Luther’s German, but he made a number of changes to bring the translation back in line with the theology of the Latin Vulgate. #mBible #artifact #german
#ArtifactoftheDay  A Catholic translation of the New testament in German, translated by Jerome Esmer and printed in 1527. Martin Luther’s 1522 translation of the New Testament was extremely controversial, and he used it to further his own readings of the biblical text. The New Testament’s translation into “Protestant” phrases encouraged the Catholic scholar Jerome Esmer to produce his own translation of the New Testament into German. Published in 1527, Esmer’s text actually drew heavily upon Luther’s German, but he made a number of changes to bring the translation back in line with the theology of the Latin Vulgate. #mBible  #artifact  #german 
Today's artifact of the day is our Brooks steam car, made right here in Stratford in 1926. It's one of only eight known complete Brooks cars in the world. Come see and learn more about our fascinating steam car in its permanent museum display! #artifactoftheday #steampower #vintagecar #car #stratfordontario
Today's artifact of the day is our Brooks steam car, made right here in Stratford in 1926. It's one of only eight known complete Brooks cars in the world. Come see and learn more about our fascinating steam car in its permanent museum display! #artifactoftheday  #steampower  #vintagecar  #car  #stratfordontario 
In May 1986, Marjorie Hugman presented her father's medals, Major General C.B. Price, to the Royal Montreal Regiment. Maj Gen Price was the regiment's first regimental sergeant major. His medals are now in the museum permanent exhibition. / En mai 1986, Marjorie Hugman présenta les médailles de son père, le major-général C.B. Price, au Royal Montreal Regiment. Le major-général Price fut le premier Sergent-major du régiment. Ses médailles sont maintenant dans l'exposition permanente du musée. #royalmontrealregiment #medals #militarymedals honours #ww2 #ww1 #museumofinstagram #ArtefactsduJour #ArtifactoftheDay #military #donation #militarymuseum
In May 1986, Marjorie Hugman presented her father's medals, Major General C.B. Price, to the Royal Montreal Regiment. Maj Gen Price was the regiment's first regimental sergeant major. His medals are now in the museum permanent exhibition. / En mai 1986, Marjorie Hugman présenta les médailles de son père, le major-général C.B. Price, au Royal Montreal Regiment. Le major-général Price fut le premier Sergent-major du régiment. Ses médailles sont maintenant dans l'exposition permanente du musée. #royalmontrealregiment  #medals  #militarymedals  honours #ww2  #ww1  #museumofinstagram  #ArtefactsduJour  #ArtifactoftheDay  #military  #donation  #militarymuseum 
#ArtifactoftheDay: A Torah scroll written in Hebrew from Yemen, dating to around 1820.
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The Torah is the most important scroll in
Jewish communities. It contains the law of Moses and is read aloud weekly on the Sabbath.
This Torah scroll is parchment from domesticated ranch-raised goat in the Yemeni Republic (Yemen). It is open to Deuteronomy 6:4-10. #mBible #yemen #scroll
#ArtifactoftheDay : A Torah scroll written in Hebrew from Yemen, dating to around 1820. ------ The Torah is the most important scroll in Jewish communities. It contains the law of Moses and is read aloud weekly on the Sabbath. This Torah scroll is parchment from domesticated ranch-raised goat in the Yemeni Republic (Yemen). It is open to Deuteronomy 6:4-10. #mBible  #yemen  #scroll 
Today's artifact of the day is a painting by Jim Anderson, a Stratford artist, advocate, archivist, and overall interesting person! He restored several heritage homes over his lifetime, and this painting reflects his passion for them. Stay tuned for our upcoming fall exhibit all about Jim Anderson! #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #painting #art #heritage
Today's artifact of the day is a painting by Jim Anderson, a Stratford artist, advocate, archivist, and overall interesting person! He restored several heritage homes over his lifetime, and this painting reflects his passion for them. Stay tuned for our upcoming fall exhibit all about Jim Anderson! #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection  #painting  #art  #heritage 
RepostBy @museumofbible: "#ArtifactoftheDay Beautiful materials have been used throughout time to cover the Bible. One instance of this is this large Bible covered in mother of pearl with an accompanying box. The Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat gave this fine set to a European diplomat. #artifact #mBible #beautiful"
RepostBy @museumofbible: "#ArtifactoftheDay  Beautiful materials have been used throughout time to cover the Bible. One instance of this is this large Bible covered in mother of pearl with an accompanying box. The Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat gave this fine set to a European diplomat. #artifact  #mBible  #beautiful "
(Swipe to look inside the book) Today's artifact of the day is a 1918 county directory from our reference collection. What's so interesting about a directory? They're great for seeing who lived where and when, and what businesses were around. And the advertisements are pretty cool to look at! #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #oldbook
(Swipe to look inside the book) Today's artifact of the day is a 1918 county directory from our reference collection. What's so interesting about a directory? They're great for seeing who lived where and when, and what businesses were around. And the advertisements are pretty cool to look at! #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection  #oldbook 
Look at those stripey uniforms! Today's artifact of the day is this photo of a Stratford hockey team. The back of the photo says they're "in the new arena" — presumably the William Allman Memorial Arena, built in 1924! #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #hockey #stratfordontario
#ArtifactoftheDay Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s hand written sermon notes.
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Spurgeon was a British preacher in the 1800s who preached enough sermons to fill 63 printed volumes. Each Sunday morning Charles Spurgeon would preach to his congregation from his pulpit using bullet point notes for his sermon. His secretary transcribed his sermons as he preached, then presented them to Spurgeon every Sunday evening for review. Spurgeon would revise his sermon in preparation for its publication in The Sword and the Trowel magazine or in a local newspaper the following day. Spurgeon’s hand-corrected revisions were almost always done in purple ink, used by Spurgeon to honor Jesus as Lord and king. #artifact #mBible #notes
#ArtifactoftheDay  Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s hand written sermon notes. —�— Spurgeon was a British preacher in the 1800s who preached enough sermons to fill 63 printed volumes. Each Sunday morning Charles Spurgeon would preach to his congregation from his pulpit using bullet point notes for his sermon. His secretary transcribed his sermons as he preached, then presented them to Spurgeon every Sunday evening for review. Spurgeon would revise his sermon in preparation for its publication in The Sword and the Trowel magazine or in a local newspaper the following day. Spurgeon’s hand-corrected revisions were almost always done in purple ink, used by Spurgeon to honor Jesus as Lord and king. #artifact  #mBible  #notes 
Today's artifact of the day is another gem from our textile photography project. Before we took its photo, this 1940s ball gown was listed in our catalogue simply as "beige/brown dress"! The ball gown was worn by the wife of Thomas E. Henry, a mayor of Stratford in the 1940s. The gown is handmade with gold embroidery. It seems to glow in the lights! #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #vintagedress
Today's artifact of the day is another gem from our textile photography project. Before we took its photo, this 1940s ball gown was listed in our catalogue simply as "beige/brown dress"! The ball gown was worn by the wife of Thomas E. Henry, a mayor of Stratford in the 1940s. The gown is handmade with gold embroidery. It seems to glow in the lights! #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection  #vintagedress 
#ArtifactoftheDay Watts Divine Songs was the first hymn book composed for children and was one of the most popular books of the period.  It was originally published in 1715, and ran through 100 editions before the middle of the century.  It was equally popular in America, and was frequently reprinted.
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This piece will be featured in our Amazing Grace exhibit which will accompany Broadway’s Amazing Grace: The Musical at the museum. #mBible #amazinggrace #artifact #music
#ArtifactoftheDay  Watts Divine Songs was the first hymn book composed for children and was one of the most popular books of the period.  It was originally published in 1715, and ran through 100 editions before the middle of the century.  It was equally popular in America, and was frequently reprinted. —�—� This piece will be featured in our Amazing Grace exhibit which will accompany Broadway’s Amazing Grace: The Musical at the museum. #mBible  #amazinggrace  #artifact  #music 
This hard-to-photograph object is a replica of a deck prism found in the shipwreck of the HMS Erebus. Deck prisms were set into the deck of the ship and directed sunlight into the interior of the ship, like natural lanterns. This and several other fascinating replicas are found in our Franklin Exploration exhibit. Swipe to see a demonstration of how it distributes light when a flashlight is shone on it. #artifactoftheday #hmserebus #franklinexpedition
This hard-to-photograph object is a replica of a deck prism found in the shipwreck of the HMS Erebus. Deck prisms were set into the deck of the ship and directed sunlight into the interior of the ship, like natural lanterns. This and several other fascinating replicas are found in our Franklin Exploration exhibit. Swipe to see a demonstration of how it distributes light when a flashlight is shone on it. #artifactoftheday  #hmserebus  #franklinexpedition 
#ArtifactoftheDay A Latin Vulgate corrected from the Hebrew.
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Printed in England in 1580, this version of the Vulgate was corrected from Hebrew manuscripts in an effort to verify the accuracy of the Latin translation. During this time, there was a strong desire to return to the original biblical languages of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek in order to ensure the accuracy of Bible translations. #mBible #artifact #hebrew
#ArtifactoftheDay  A Latin Vulgate corrected from the Hebrew. ———— Printed in England in 1580, this version of the Vulgate was corrected from Hebrew manuscripts in an effort to verify the accuracy of the Latin translation. During this time, there was a strong desire to return to the original biblical languages of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek in order to ensure the accuracy of Bible translations. #mBible  #artifact  #hebrew 
#Repost @stratfordperthmuseum (@get_repost)
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Today's artifact of the day is this teeny tiny set of spoons. They are replicas of an anointing spoon used at British coronations. These are from the 1940s. #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #spoons #perthcounty #DiscoverMore #DiscoverON
Today's artifact of the day is this teeny tiny set of spoons. They are replicas of an anointing spoon used at British coronations. These are from the 1940s. #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #spoons
Today's artifact of the day is this pair of costumes worn by Maggie Smith as Rosalind in a 1977 Stratford Festival production of As You Like It. They are currently on loan from the Stratford Festival Archives and on display as part of our Conceal/Reveal exhibit. Come see them and the other wonderful costumes in this exhibit! #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #maggiesmith #stratfordfestival
Today's artifact of the day is this pair of costumes worn by Maggie Smith as Rosalind in a 1977 Stratford Festival production of As You Like It. They are currently on loan from the Stratford Festival Archives and on display as part of our Conceal/Reveal exhibit. Come see them and the other wonderful costumes in this exhibit! #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection  #maggiesmith  #stratfordfestival 
Check out the #artifactoftheday posted by @museumofbible Can't wait till they open in November
Check out the #artifactoftheday  posted by @museumofbible Can't wait till they open in November
After a study on head wounds conducted in 1915, steel helmets were highly recommended to protect the German troops in the trenches. Shortly after, the "Stahlhelm" replaced the iconic "Pickelhaube" / Après une étude sur les blessures crâniennes conduite en 1915, des casques en acier furent recommandés pour protéger les troupes allemandes dans les tranchées. Rapidement après ces conclusions, les "Stahlhem" ont remplacé l'iconique "Pickelhaube" #ww1 #worldwar1 #ww1helmet #germanmilitaria #ArtifactoftheDay #ArtefactsduJour #1GM #stahlhelm #artefact #artifact
After a study on head wounds conducted in 1915, steel helmets were highly recommended to protect the German troops in the trenches. Shortly after, the "Stahlhelm" replaced the iconic "Pickelhaube" / Après une étude sur les blessures crâniennes conduite en 1915, des casques en acier furent recommandés pour protéger les troupes allemandes dans les tranchées. Rapidement après ces conclusions, les "Stahlhem" ont remplacé l'iconique "Pickelhaube" #ww1  #worldwar1  #ww1helmet  #germanmilitaria  #ArtifactoftheDay  #ArtefactsduJour  #1GM  #stahlhelm  #artefact  #artifact 
#ARTifactoftheDay The Dream of Moses, a lithograph by Salvador Dali, shows Moses lying asleep and dreaming of Egyptian landmarks such as the pyramids and a sphinx. ---------
In the center of the work is a bull, perhaps representing the Egyptian god Hathor or Apis; it may also be alluding to the golden calf. To Dali, the bull represents the monotheistic god. He emphasizes the point by depicting a Roman Catholic bishop in a miter approaching the animal. A black angel sits atop some ruins, watching the spectacle. #art #dali #egyptian #mBible
#ARTifactoftheDay  The Dream of Moses, a lithograph by Salvador Dali, shows Moses lying asleep and dreaming of Egyptian landmarks such as the pyramids and a sphinx. --------- In the center of the work is a bull, perhaps representing the Egyptian god Hathor or Apis; it may also be alluding to the golden calf. To Dali, the bull represents the monotheistic god. He emphasizes the point by depicting a Roman Catholic bishop in a miter approaching the animal. A black angel sits atop some ruins, watching the spectacle. #art  #dali  #egyptian  #mBible 
Today's artifact of the day is a homemade wooden periscope with a story. For a few years, this periscope had gotten separated from its paperwork and assumed to be a prop. But recently the paperwork was found and we learned that it was made for the Royal visit to Stratford in the 1930s or 40s, to peek over crowds. It still works, just a bit dusty and cracked. #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #periscope
Today's artifact of the day is a homemade wooden periscope with a story. For a few years, this periscope had gotten separated from its paperwork and assumed to be a prop. But recently the paperwork was found and we learned that it was made for the Royal visit to Stratford in the 1930s or 40s, to peek over crowds. It still works, just a bit dusty and cracked. #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection  #periscope 
Today's artifact of the day is this stunning pink satin evening gown, rediscovered while continuing with our textile photography project. Unfortunately, we have little information on this piece, but it appears to date from the early 20th century. #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #vintagedress P.S. Did you guess "coconut scraper" for yesterday's artifact? It came to Perth County from India in 1919.
Today's artifact of the day is this stunning pink satin evening gown, rediscovered while continuing with our textile photography project. Unfortunately, we have little information on this piece, but it appears to date from the early 20th century. #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection  #vintagedress  P.S. Did you guess "coconut scraper" for yesterday's artifact? It came to Perth County from India in 1919.
This artifact baffled us when we found it hiding on a collection room shelf. It was listed in our catalogue simply as a "grater"! What do you think this mystery artifact is? We'll let you know if you're right. #foundinourcollection #artifactoftheday #mystery
This artifact baffled us when we found it hiding on a collection room shelf. It was listed in our catalogue simply as a "grater"! What do you think this mystery artifact is? We'll let you know if you're right. #foundinourcollection  #artifactoftheday  #mystery 
#ArtifactoftheDay A silver Kiddush cup from 19th century Russia.
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The kiddush cup is used to hold wine during Sabbath observances. The person who presides over the ritual recites the traditional prayer for the occasion, and after drinking from the cup, passes it on to the other participants. #cup #artifact #mBible
#ArtifactoftheDay  A silver Kiddush cup from 19th century Russia. ---------- The kiddush cup is used to hold wine during Sabbath observances. The person who presides over the ritual recites the traditional prayer for the occasion, and after drinking from the cup, passes it on to the other participants. #cup  #artifact  #mBible 
Instead of just one artifact of the day, here are four! This is a selection of canning jars  from our collection. They have varying lid styles and date from approximately the 1920s to mid-century. Check out the odd one on the far right!  Have you been doing any preserving? #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #canning
Instead of just one artifact of the day, here are four! This is a selection of canning jars from our collection. They have varying lid styles and date from approximately the 1920s to mid-century. Check out the odd one on the far right! Have you been doing any preserving? #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection  #canning 
This beautiful 1916 I.O.D.E. signature quilt is today's artifact of the day. Signature quilts had a variety of purposes including fundraising, commemoration, and genealogy. We have 25 of them in our collection, all from around Perth County. We're currently photographing them so that they can be viewed online soon. #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #quilts
This beautiful 1916 I.O.D.E. signature quilt is today's artifact of the day. Signature quilts had a variety of purposes including fundraising, commemoration, and genealogy. We have 25 of them in our collection, all from around Perth County. We're currently photographing them so that they can be viewed online soon. #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection  #quilts 
Today's artifact of the day is this lovely ladies toiletry box. It was owned by the wife of R. J. Russell, a Stratford photographer in the late 1800s. Engraved on the lid is "Mrs. Russell". #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection
Today's artifact of the day is this lovely ladies toiletry box. It was owned by the wife of R. J. Russell, a Stratford photographer in the late 1800s. Engraved on the lid is "Mrs. Russell". #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection 
The picture shows the battlefield of Passchendaele. The "Third Battle of Ypres" launched by the British in July to secure the Belgian coastal ports and quickly became synonymous with ‘mud’. The offensive had ground to a near-halt by October when the Canadians, now regarded as Shock Troops, were ordered to finish it off. The #ArtifactoftheDay are three pieces of barbed wire. On the battlefield, soldiers used barbed wire to slow or halt enemy attacks. / L'image montre le champ de bataille de Passchendaele. La «Troisième bataille d'Ypres» Déclenchée par les Britanniques en juillet pour prendre le contrôle des ports côtiers belges, la « troisième bataille d’Ypres » devient rapidement synonyme de « boue ». L’offensive en est presque à un point mort en octobre lorsque les Canadiens, maintenant perçus comme des troupes-choc, reçoivent l’ordre d’en finir. Les #ArtefactsduJour sont trois morceaux de barbelés. Sur le champ de bataille, les soldats ont utilisé des barbelés pour ralentir ou arrêter les attaques ennemies. #barbelé #barbedwire #paschendale #paschendale100 #canadaatwar #ww1 #worldwar1 #thirdbattleofypres #militaria #militarycollection #ww1battlefields
The picture shows the battlefield of Passchendaele. The "Third Battle of Ypres" launched by the British in July to secure the Belgian coastal ports and quickly became synonymous with ‘mud’. The offensive had ground to a near-halt by October when the Canadians, now regarded as Shock Troops, were ordered to finish it off. The #ArtifactoftheDay  are three pieces of barbed wire. On the battlefield, soldiers used barbed wire to slow or halt enemy attacks. / L'image montre le champ de bataille de Passchendaele. La «Troisième bataille d'Ypres» Déclenchée par les Britanniques en juillet pour prendre le contrôle des ports côtiers belges, la « troisième bataille d’Ypres » devient rapidement synonyme de « boue ». L’offensive en est presque à un point mort en octobre lorsque les Canadiens, maintenant perçus comme des troupes-choc, reçoivent l’ordre d’en finir. Les #ArtefactsduJour  sont trois morceaux de barbelés. Sur le champ de bataille, les soldats ont utilisé des barbelés pour ralentir ou arrêter les attaques ennemies. #barbelé  #barbedwire  #paschendale  #paschendale100  #canadaatwar  #ww1  #worldwar1  #thirdbattleofypres  #militaria  #militarycollection  #ww1battlefields 
#ArtifactoftheDay  In 1491, this so-called “Poor Man’s Bible” was published as a short octavo, making it less expensive, more portable, and easier to study than the larger-format Bibles.
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After the invention of the movable type printing press, printers began to experiment with format and supplemental content when producing Bibles, anticipating a growing public market interested in Bible reading. #mBible #history #artifact
#ArtifactoftheDay   In 1491, this so-called “Poor Man’s Bible” was published as a short octavo, making it less expensive, more portable, and easier to study than the larger-format Bibles. ----------- After the invention of the movable type printing press, printers began to experiment with format and supplemental content when producing Bibles, anticipating a growing public market interested in Bible reading. #mBible  #history  #artifact 
Today's artifact of the day is this photo of a road crew paving Albert Street for the very first time, circa 1900. Paved roads showed great progress in a community. See this photo and many others in our You Are Here exhibit, all about Perth County! #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #stratfordontario
Today's artifact of the day is this photo of a road crew paving Albert Street for the very first time, circa 1900. Paved roads showed great progress in a community. See this photo and many others in our You Are Here exhibit, all about Perth County! #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection  #stratfordontario 
#ArtifactoftheDay A copy of the Mirror of Human Salvation, a popular work of theology in the Late Medieval Period.
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The manuscript is open to two facing pages. Starting on the far left, you see an image of the Last Supper, or the last meal Jesus shared with his disciples, which is narrated in Matthew 26, Mark 14, Luke 22, and John 13. Set alongside this New Testament story are three Old Testament parallels: the miracle of manna (Exodus 16), the Passover (Exodus 12), and Melchizedek giving Abraham bread and wine (Genesis 14). #artifact #mBible
#ArtifactoftheDay  A copy of the Mirror of Human Salvation, a popular work of theology in the Late Medieval Period. ---------- The manuscript is open to two facing pages. Starting on the far left, you see an image of the Last Supper, or the last meal Jesus shared with his disciples, which is narrated in Matthew 26, Mark 14, Luke 22, and John 13. Set alongside this New Testament story are three Old Testament parallels: the miracle of manna (Exodus 16), the Passover (Exodus 12), and Melchizedek giving Abraham bread and wine (Genesis 14). #artifact  #mBible 
It's a pioneer era George Foreman grill! Today's artifact of the day is this griddle. When used, the fat from  meat trickles down the canals and collects at the base. Then the fat can be used for other things like cooking or soap. Find this and other neat pioneer artifacts in our You Are Here exhibit! #artifactoftheday
It's a pioneer era George Foreman grill! Today's artifact of the day is this griddle. When used, the fat from meat trickles down the canals and collects at the base. Then the fat can be used for other things like cooking or soap. Find this and other neat pioneer artifacts in our You Are Here exhibit! #artifactoftheday 
#ArtifactoftheDay The Khabouris Codex written on parchment in Iraq during the eleventh century AD.
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The Khabouris Codex is a complete Peshitta, or traditional Syriac New Testament which does not include the disputed books of 2 Peter, 2 John, 3 John, Jude and the Book of Revelation. Though this manuscript dates to the eleventh century, a scribal note records that this codex was copied from a much older Peshitta, dating to the second century AD. #manuscript #artifact #mBible
#ArtifactoftheDay  The Khabouris Codex written on parchment in Iraq during the eleventh century AD. ----------- The Khabouris Codex is a complete Peshitta, or traditional Syriac New Testament which does not include the disputed books of 2 Peter, 2 John, 3 John, Jude and the Book of Revelation. Though this manuscript dates to the eleventh century, a scribal note records that this codex was copied from a much older Peshitta, dating to the second century AD. #manuscript  #artifact  #mBible 
This poor bottle is sick! In certain soil conditions, buried glass will begin to break down over time. This bottle has glass disease, caused by silica layers leaching. Check out the iridescent sheen! This is a wine bottle found at Fryfogel Inn, likely from the mid 19th century. #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #bottle #fryfogelsinn #fryfogelstavern
Today's artifact of the day is this beautiful mint green dress, rediscovered while photographing our textiles collection. Our guess is that this dress is from around 1915, what's yours?  #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #textiles
Today's artifact of the day is this beautiful mint green dress, rediscovered while photographing our textiles collection. Our guess is that this dress is from around 1915, what's yours? #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection  #textiles 
#ArtifactoftheDay:  the Rosebery Rolle, named after the medieval English mystic, Richard Rolle.
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This fourteenth-century manuscript contains his commentary and English translation of the Psalms and the Canticles. Rolle's translation was one of the earliest  English translations of biblical text. His original work was created for one of his pupils, Margaret Kirkby, an anchoress (solitary nun) near Yorkshire, England. #mBible #artifact
#ArtifactoftheDay :  the Rosebery Rolle, named after the medieval English mystic, Richard Rolle. ---------- This fourteenth-century manuscript contains his commentary and English translation of the Psalms and the Canticles. Rolle's translation was one of the earliest  English translations of biblical text. His original work was created for one of his pupils, Margaret Kirkby, an anchoress (solitary nun) near Yorkshire, England. #mBible  #artifact 
This Stratford intersection looks very different today! This postcard from the early 1900s is today's artifact of the day. It shows the old post office and the war memorial at the intersection of Erie St and Ontario St. In 1961, the post office was torn down and the war memorial relocated to its present site beside the river. #foundinourcollection #artifactoftheday #postcard
This Stratford intersection looks very different today! This postcard from the early 1900s is today's artifact of the day. It shows the old post office and the war memorial at the intersection of Erie St and Ontario St. In 1961, the post office was torn down and the war memorial relocated to its present site beside the river. #foundinourcollection  #artifactoftheday  #postcard 
I'm working on my espionage skills today with the help of some binoculars believed to have belonged to W. K. Gordon. #museumlife #claysday #claysadventure #huntingforoil #tarletonstate #artifactoftheday
(Swipe to see our proof press!) Today's artifact of the day is this 1960s commercial printing block from Hudson's of Stratford. One of our volunteers used our turn-of-the-century proof press to print it on paper. Did you know we have a working print shop where we offer workshops? #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #printing
(Swipe to see our proof press!) Today's artifact of the day is this 1960s commercial printing block from Hudson's of Stratford. One of our volunteers used our turn-of-the-century proof press to print it on paper. Did you know we have a working print shop where we offer workshops? #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection  #printing 
#ArtifactoftheDay With the advent of printing came several new innovations in how the text of the Bible was presented that enhanced study. This edition of Summa Contra Gentiles, was printed in 1476 in Italy. That is over two hundred years after the death of its author, Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274). He was one of the most influential Christian theologians of the Middle Ages. #mBible #artifact #middleages
#ArtifactoftheDay  With the advent of printing came several new innovations in how the text of the Bible was presented that enhanced study. This edition of Summa Contra Gentiles, was printed in 1476 in Italy. That is over two hundred years after the death of its author, Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274). He was one of the most influential Christian theologians of the Middle Ages. #mBible  #artifact  #middleages 
Street signs for Brunswick and Nile are today's artifacts of the day! All of Stratford's street signs used to look like these. We are not certain of how old these are. #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #streetsigns
#ArtifactoftheDay A Rheims New Testament printed in 1582.
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The first Catholic New Testament printed in English by John Fogny. It was produced in Rheims, France, thus it is called the “Rheims New Testament.” Father Gregory Martin, a noted scholar, translated this New Testament  entirely from the Latin Vulgate with comparisons to the Greek. #mBible #artifact #france
#ArtifactoftheDay  A Rheims New Testament printed in 1582. ---------- The first Catholic New Testament printed in English by John Fogny. It was produced in Rheims, France, thus it is called the “Rheims New Testament.” Father Gregory Martin, a noted scholar, translated this New Testament entirely from the Latin Vulgate with comparisons to the Greek. #mBible  #artifact  #france 
Before the Stratford Beacon-Herald, there were the Beacon and the Herald, which merged in 1923. Today's artifact of the day is this cabinet card (photograph) of the Herald staff circa 1910. #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #newspaper
Before the Stratford Beacon-Herald, there were the Beacon and the Herald, which merged in 1923. Today's artifact of the day is this cabinet card (photograph) of the Herald staff circa 1910. #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection  #newspaper 
#Repost @museumofbible
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#ArtifactoftheDay This Bodmer papyrus leaf  preserves most of Psalms 62-64, copied in Greek by Christian scribes in the third or fourth century AD.
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It is one of forty-nine leaves that survive from an original eighty-four, making this manuscript the oldest copy of the Psalms in Greek where more than half the contents survive. It is named “Bodmer” for the rare manuscript and book collector who bought various papyrus manuscripts smuggled out of Egypt to Switzerland. #mBible
#Repost  @museumofbible ・・・ #ArtifactoftheDay  This Bodmer papyrus leaf preserves most of Psalms 62-64, copied in Greek by Christian scribes in the third or fourth century AD. ---------- It is one of forty-nine leaves that survive from an original eighty-four, making this manuscript the oldest copy of the Psalms in Greek where more than half the contents survive. It is named “Bodmer” for the rare manuscript and book collector who bought various papyrus manuscripts smuggled out of Egypt to Switzerland. #mBible 
Yes, the feet are shells too! These lovely pieces are part of a shell china set that was given as a wedding gift in 1945. Since then, they've traveled across the Atlantic three times and finally made their way into our collection. #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #teaset
Yes, the feet are shells too! These lovely pieces are part of a shell china set that was given as a wedding gift in 1945. Since then, they've traveled across the Atlantic three times and finally made their way into our collection. #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection  #teaset 
#ArtifactoftheDay This Bodmer papyrus leaf  preserves most of Psalms 62-64, copied in Greek by Christian scribes in the third or fourth century AD.
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It is one of forty-nine leaves that survive from an original eighty-four, making this manuscript the oldest copy of the Psalms in Greek where more than half the contents survive. It is named “Bodmer” for the rare manuscript and book collector who bought various papyrus manuscripts smuggled out of Egypt to Switzerland. #mBible
#ArtifactoftheDay  This Bodmer papyrus leaf preserves most of Psalms 62-64, copied in Greek by Christian scribes in the third or fourth century AD. ---------- It is one of forty-nine leaves that survive from an original eighty-four, making this manuscript the oldest copy of the Psalms in Greek where more than half the contents survive. It is named “Bodmer” for the rare manuscript and book collector who bought various papyrus manuscripts smuggled out of Egypt to Switzerland. #mBible 
#Repost @stratfordperthmuseum (@get_repost)
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Today's artifact of the day is a ship in a bottle, assembled sometime during the 20th century! The process of making a ship in a bottle is fascinating and worth looking up if you're not familiar with it. #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #shipinabottle
#Repost  @stratfordperthmuseum (@get_repost) ・・・ Today's artifact of the day is a ship in a bottle, assembled sometime during the 20th century! The process of making a ship in a bottle is fascinating and worth looking up if you're not familiar with it. #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection  #shipinabottle 
Today's artifact of the day is a ship in a bottle, assembled sometime during the 20th century! The process of making a ship in a bottle is fascinating and worth looking up if you're not familiar with it. #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection #shipinabottle
Today's artifact of the day is a ship in a bottle, assembled sometime during the 20th century! The process of making a ship in a bottle is fascinating and worth looking up if you're not familiar with it. #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection  #shipinabottle 
Found at Pergamum, in addition to Miletus and Phrygia, altars of the Roman period have been discovered with inscriptions stating dedication to “unknown gods.” A 1st century BC Latin inscribed altar found on the Palatine Hill in Rome mentions “whether to a god or goddess sacred” and has been compared to the “unknown god” altar of Athens, but the type from Rome appears to be generic and applicable to any deity. Allegedly, an altar to an unknown god was discovered in Athens in 1208 AD by Pope Innocent III, but it has not been located in modern times. The concept of an altar to the unknown god has generated discussion, research, and debate due to its peculiarity and the way in which the Apostle Paul used the inscription during his speech in Athens. At the Areopagus of Athens in about 50 AD, Paul used an altar to the “unknown god” as an illustration to argue that the God called unknown to the Athenians is the one true God. Ancient Greek philosophers used the generic “theos” (god) in their works to refer to an ambiguous Supreme god, so his explanation would have been particularly relevant to the educated philosophers of Athens which he addressed. There was also important historical context for Athens. The altar to the unknown god may have been a result of the Cylon affair of the 6th century BC involving appeasement of an unknown god to abate a plague in Athens, and the proposed solution by Epimenides to sacrifice and make altars to the “unknown god.” A few writers of the Roman period specifically mention the presence of altars dedicated unknown gods, and even an unknown god, including the very accurate 2nd century AD traveler and historian Pausanias. Ancient sources and recently rediscovered altars confirm that the inscribed “unknown god” altar that Paul made reference to in Athens was an actual monument, and not merely a hypothetical object used for a speech. Acts 17:23-31. #archaeology #biblicalarchaeology #biblearchaeology #altar #greek #inscription #god #athens #greece #pergamum #turkey #rome #latin #palatine #areopagus #paul #apostle #philosophy #christianity #luke #acts #newtestament #bible #ancient #history #artifact #artifactoftheday
Found at Pergamum, in addition to Miletus and Phrygia, altars of the Roman period have been discovered with inscriptions stating dedication to “unknown gods.” A 1st century BC Latin inscribed altar found on the Palatine Hill in Rome mentions “whether to a god or goddess sacred” and has been compared to the “unknown god” altar of Athens, but the type from Rome appears to be generic and applicable to any deity. Allegedly, an altar to an unknown god was discovered in Athens in 1208 AD by Pope Innocent III, but it has not been located in modern times. The concept of an altar to the unknown god has generated discussion, research, and debate due to its peculiarity and the way in which the Apostle Paul used the inscription during his speech in Athens. At the Areopagus of Athens in about 50 AD, Paul used an altar to the “unknown god” as an illustration to argue that the God called unknown to the Athenians is the one true God. Ancient Greek philosophers used the generic “theos” (god) in their works to refer to an ambiguous Supreme god, so his explanation would have been particularly relevant to the educated philosophers of Athens which he addressed. There was also important historical context for Athens. The altar to the unknown god may have been a result of the Cylon affair of the 6th century BC involving appeasement of an unknown god to abate a plague in Athens, and the proposed solution by Epimenides to sacrifice and make altars to the “unknown god.” A few writers of the Roman period specifically mention the presence of altars dedicated unknown gods, and even an unknown god, including the very accurate 2nd century AD traveler and historian Pausanias. Ancient sources and recently rediscovered altars confirm that the inscribed “unknown god” altar that Paul made reference to in Athens was an actual monument, and not merely a hypothetical object used for a speech. Acts 17:23-31. #archaeology  #biblicalarchaeology  #biblearchaeology  #altar  #greek  #inscription  #god  #athens  #greece  #pergamum  #turkey  #rome  #latin  #palatine  #areopagus  #paul  #apostle  #philosophy  #christianity  #luke  #acts  #newtestament  #bible  #ancient  #history  #artifact  #artifactoftheday 
Found this out exploring. Both sides tapered to a narrow edge from a peak in the middle. Underside flat. Is it an artifact?. #isitanartifact #lithictool #stonetools #quartz #artefact #artifact #ontario #artifactoftheday #indigenous #scraper #arrowhead #maybe #anthropology #firstnations #ancient #ancienttools #quartzscraper #lakeofthewoods
"Love many, trust few, always paddle your own canoe." This 1892 autograph book is today's artifact of the day. 19th century autograph books were a little different than the ones we have today - instead of being signed by famous people, they were often full of poems, sayings, and greetings from friends and relatives. #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection
"Love many, trust few, always paddle your own canoe." This 1892 autograph book is today's artifact of the day. 19th century autograph books were a little different than the ones we have today - instead of being signed by famous people, they were often full of poems, sayings, and greetings from friends and relatives. #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection 
#ArtifactoftheDay This is a Gospel Lectionary in Old Church Slavonic. It was made in Russia, ca. 1550-1560.
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The different sections open with decorative banded headpieces in the Balkan Style, incorporating a complex interlacing of white bands popular in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It also contains four full-page portraits of the Evangelists, like this fascinating portrait of Saint John. #mBible #lectionary #artifact
#ArtifactoftheDay  This is a Gospel Lectionary in Old Church Slavonic. It was made in Russia, ca. 1550-1560. ---------- The different sections open with decorative banded headpieces in the Balkan Style, incorporating a complex interlacing of white bands popular in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It also contains four full-page portraits of the Evangelists, like this fascinating portrait of Saint John. #mBible  #lectionary  #artifact 
Today's artifact of the day is an electric magnet that was used to remove metal shards from the eyes of Stratford GTR/CNR shop workers. This item is on loan from the Stratford General Hospital and is currently on display in our Railway Century exhibit, along with many other fascinating railway artifacts! #artifactoftheday #railway #medical
Today's artifact of the day is an electric magnet that was used to remove metal shards from the eyes of Stratford GTR/CNR shop workers. This item is on loan from the Stratford General Hospital and is currently on display in our Railway Century exhibit, along with many other fascinating railway artifacts! #artifactoftheday  #railway  #medical 
The artifact of the day is this diary, written by a Stratford woman in 1929. Like many people of the time, this woman wrote about the weather every day, which helps researchers with studying historical weather patterns. It was a nice day 88 years ago! #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection
The artifact of the day is this diary, written by a Stratford woman in 1929. Like many people of the time, this woman wrote about the weather every day, which helps researchers with studying historical weather patterns. It was a nice day 88 years ago! #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection 
#ArtifactOfTheDay Unknown 14th Battalion (Royal Montreal Regiment) member somewhere in France during World War I. Around his neck, he is wearing a pair of binoculars. / #ArtefactDuJour Un membre inconnu du 14e Batallion (le Royal Montréal Regiment) quelque part en France pendant la Première Guerre mondiale. À son cou, il porte des jumelles. #ww1 #worldwar1 #1GM #artefact #artifact #museumcollection #militaria #ww1militaria #binoculars #vintagebinoculars #museum
Today's artifact of the day is not a funky lampshade — it's this fantastic Christian Dior hat, likely from the 1960s! It's large in comparison to some of our other hats so that a big hairstyle can be accommodated. #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection
Today's artifact of the day is not a funky lampshade — it's this fantastic Christian Dior hat, likely from the 1960s! It's large in comparison to some of our other hats so that a big hairstyle can be accommodated. #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection 
Today's artifact of the day is this ration book. During the Second World War, Canadians were issued these books, which contained coupons that allowed them to get rationed goods like tea, sugar, and coffee. This one was used right here in Stratford! #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection
Today's artifact of the day is this ration book. During the Second World War, Canadians were issued these books, which contained coupons that allowed them to get rationed goods like tea, sugar, and coffee. This one was used right here in Stratford! #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection 
#ArtifactoftheDay This Book of Hours contains beautiful illuminations, but they are forged!
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The work of the Spanish Forger is well documented.  This unknown individual from the turn of the 20th century painted in his own illuminations into original manuscripts from the medieval period by either scraping off the original work, or by using the margins. #Spanish #mBible #artifact
#ArtifactoftheDay  This Book of Hours contains beautiful illuminations, but they are forged! ---------- The work of the Spanish Forger is well documented. This unknown individual from the turn of the 20th century painted in his own illuminations into original manuscripts from the medieval period by either scraping off the original work, or by using the margins. #Spanish  #mBible  #artifact 
Today's artifact of the day is this little box of headache powder, to help "women who suffer each month". And don't worry, it doesn't contain opium, morphine, or cocaine! #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection 
P.S. Did you guess 'hair crimper' for yesterday's artifact of the day?
Today's artifact of the day is this little box of headache powder, to help "women who suffer each month". And don't worry, it doesn't contain opium, morphine, or cocaine! #artifactoftheday  #foundinourcollection  P.S. Did you guess 'hair crimper' for yesterday's artifact of the day?
#ArtifactoftheDay: These vessels were excavated from Tel Dothan in Israel.
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Located just west of the Jordan Valley, this site is nestled between the Jezreel Valley to the north and the Samarian mountains to the south. In the Bible, the city of Dothan is first referenced in Genesis 37, where Abraham’s great-grandsons are tending sheep.
These artifacts were in use during the times associated with Abraham in the land of Canaan (ca. 1750-1550 BCE). In Genesis, this land was promised to Abraham and his descendants by God, but it would be several centuries before the Israelites would occupy Canaan. #mBible #vessel #artifact
#ArtifactoftheDay : These vessels were excavated from Tel Dothan in Israel. ---------- Located just west of the Jordan Valley, this site is nestled between the Jezreel Valley to the north and the Samarian mountains to the south. In the Bible, the city of Dothan is first referenced in Genesis 37, where Abraham’s great-grandsons are tending sheep. These artifacts were in use during the times associated with Abraham in the land of Canaan (ca. 1750-1550 BCE). In Genesis, this land was promised to Abraham and his descendants by God, but it would be several centuries before the Israelites would occupy Canaan. #mBible  #vessel  #artifact 
What do you think this is? Leave a comment and we'll tell you if you're right! Hint: it's not as scary as it looks. #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection
Headed to the beach this weekend?
Can you find your route on this scrap of map showing parts of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern shore.
This scrap of map was discovered in the attic of Clara Barton's boarding house home.
#Artifact #ArtifactOfTheDay #Map #RoadTrip #ClaraBarton
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The artifacts discovered in Clara Barton's boarding house home are property of the @usgsa , being cared for by @civilwarmed
Headed to the beach this weekend? Can you find your route on this scrap of map showing parts of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern shore. This scrap of map was discovered in the attic of Clara Barton's boarding house home. #Artifact  #ArtifactOfTheDay  #Map  #RoadTrip  #ClaraBarton  ... The artifacts discovered in Clara Barton's boarding house home are property of the @usgsa , being cared for by @civilwarmed
This is a red kaolin pipe, industrially made, sometimes called a Hexagonal stemmed or milled Chesterfield pipe form. It is a reed pipe that dates to the later part of the 19th century. They are known to be made by many makers in Ohio and Virginia but were also likely made by additional manufacturers located in the US and Canada.  #artifact #artifactoftheday #archaeology #historic #history #americanartifacts #ontarioarchaeology #pipe
Today's artifact of the day is this adorable pair of shoes, possibly from the 1930s! #artifactoftheday #foundinourcollection