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  • Margaret Stewart Sewing Sampler, 1811
    Margaret Stewart Sewing Sampler, 1811
    object  1811,     A sampler sewn by Margaret Stewart in 1811. The sampler measures 38cm x 90cm, and there is a dark green trim around the outside. The lettering on the sampler reads "Learning will stand you friend when riches fail and happy are those that attain it". The sampler is also inscribed ...
    object  1811,   A sampler sewn by Margaret Stewart in 1811. The sampler measures 38cm x 90cm, and there is a dark green trim around the outside. The lettering on the sampler reads ...
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
    1812 History
  • Blue and White China Platter- Catharine Currie
    Blue and White China Platter- Catharine Currie
    object  c1800,     This china platter features a blue and white estate scene and a decorative border. It is flat and oval shaped. This platter comes from the Catherine Currie Estate.
    object  c1800,   This china platter features a blue and white estate scene and a decorative border. It is flat and oval shaped. This platter comes from the Catherine Currie Estate.
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
    1812 History
  • Candle Mold
    Candle Mold
    object       This candle mold is made of both wood and pewter. There are eighteen pewter casings, set in a wooden-framed box, supported by two metal rods. There is also a loop across the top of the mold to tie wicks onto while the candles are setting.Candles would have been an important ...
    object     This candle mold is made of both wood and pewter. There are eighteen pewter casings, set in a wooden-framed box, supported by two metal rods. There is also a loop ...
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
    1812 History
  • Candle Lantern
    Candle Lantern
    object  c1800,     ... provide insight into the objects used during the War of 1812....
    object  c1800,   ... provide insight into the objects used during the War of 1812....
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
    1812 History
  • Cross Belt Plate- 49th Regiment of Foot
    Cross Belt Plate- 49th Regiment of Foot
    object       This brass cross belt plate is oval shaped and stamped with a "49". This number symbolizes the 49th Regiment of Foot, the Royal Hertfordshires. The 49th Regiment is perhaps the most well known of those who fought in the War of 1812. The 49th first came to Canada in 1803 ...
    object     This brass cross belt plate is oval shaped and stamped with a "49". This number symbolizes the 49th Regiment of Foot, the Royal Hertfordshires. The 49th Regiment is perhaps the ...
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
    1812 History
  • Cross Belt Plate- Royal Newfoundland Regiment
    Cross Belt Plate- Royal Newfoundland Regiment
    object       This is an oblong, convex brass plate for a soldier's cross belt from 1803-1812. It is stamped with the cipher "GR" and "Royal Newfoundland Regiment". This regiment served in Niagara during the War of 1812 and were present for the attack on Fort George in May 1813. The Royal Newfoundland ...
    object     This is an oblong, convex brass plate for a soldier's cross belt from 1803-1812. It is stamped with the cipher "GR" and "Royal Newfoundland Regiment". This regiment served in Niagara ...
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
    1812 History
  • Cross Belt Plate- Regiment de. Watteville
    Cross Belt Plate- Regiment de. Watteville
    object       This rectangular bass plate is stamped with a crown and "GR" cipher with an inscription: "MAIDA" (above crown) and "Reg. de. Watteville" (below cipher). This item is from a cross belt of a uniform of a Regiment of Swiss mercenaries in the British Service, possibly led by Lieutenant Colonel Victor ...
    object     This rectangular bass plate is stamped with a crown and "GR" cipher with an inscription: "MAIDA" (above crown) and "Reg. de. Watteville" (below cipher). This item is from a cross ...
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
    1812 History
  • 18th Century Military Officer's Sash
    18th Century Military Officer's Sash
    object       This an eighteenth century officer's woven silk maroon sash with tassels on the ends.
    object     This an eighteenth century officer's woven silk maroon sash with tassels on the ends.
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
    1812 History
  • Cross Belt Plate- Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles
    Cross Belt Plate- Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles
    object       This brass cross belt plate was fashioned to represent the Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles. The rectangular plate is stamped with the initials "GLI" and the number one for 1st Battalion. There is also a thistle motif stamped in the centre. Raised in December of 1811, the Glengarry Light Infantry was ...
    object     This brass cross belt plate was fashioned to represent the Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles. The rectangular plate is stamped with the initials "GLI" and the number one for 1st Battalion. ...
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
    1812 History
  • Cross Belt Plate- 41st Regiment of Foot
    Cross Belt Plate- 41st Regiment of Foot
    object       This brass cross belt plate is stamped "41" and a crown which was created to represent the Forty-first Regiment of Foot, also known as the Welsh Regiment.The first battalion came to Canada from Ireland in 1800. Its services were at Detroit, Queenston, Miami, Frenchtown, Fort George, Stoney Creek, Fort Stephenson, ...
    object     This brass cross belt plate is stamped "41" and a crown which was created to represent the Forty-first Regiment of Foot, also known as the Welsh Regiment.The first battalion came ...
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
    1812 History
  • Military Shako Plume
    Military Shako Plume
    object  c. 1812,     This plume with black feathers and a wooden base would have been placed on a soldier's shako. It is believed to have belonged to Captain Martin McLellan who took part in the battle of Queenston Heights and was killed at the battle of Fort George on May 27, 1813. However, ...
    object  c. 1812,   This plume with black feathers and a wooden base would have been placed on a soldier's shako. It is believed to have belonged to Captain Martin McLellan who took part ...
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
    1812 History
  • British Stove Pipe Shako Plate
    British Stove Pipe Shako Plate
    object       This is a regulation issue plate for a stove pipe shako that was supplied to infantry regulars between 1803 and 1812. There is a Hanoverian crown on the crest with a "GR" cipher surrounded by a Garter containing the motto of the Royal family. The motto is "Honi soit qui ...
    object     This is a regulation issue plate for a stove pipe shako that was supplied to infantry regulars between 1803 and 1812. There is a Hanoverian crown on the crest with ...
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
    1812 History
  • Military Gorget
    Military Gorget
    object       This copper gorget, dated 1796 to 1815, was worn by British officers as a decorative piece to signify rank. It is crescent shaped with a beaded rim and contains the cipher "GR", which is enclosed in laurels and mounted under a Hanoverian crown.Gorgets were worn around the neck, below the ...
    object     This copper gorget, dated 1796 to 1815, was worn by British officers as a decorative piece to signify rank. It is crescent shaped with a beaded rim and contains the ...
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
    1812 History
  • Sir Isaac Brock Hat Box
    Sir Isaac Brock Hat Box
    object  1812,     This is the black tin box for Sir Isaac Brock's hat (971.275.1A) that arrived from England after his death at the Battle of Queenston Heights. The box is shaped to fit the hat. During his funeral, in 1824 and 1853, the hat was placed on the coffins. Many of the ...
    object  1812,   This is the black tin box for Sir Isaac Brock's hat (971.275.1A) that arrived from England after his death at the Battle of Queenston Heights. The box is shaped to ...
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
    1812 History
  • Belt Plate- British Light Dragoon
    Belt Plate- British Light Dragoon
    object       This is a rectangular brass belt plate with the Hanoverian crown, cipher "GR", and surrounding garland of laurel leaves in silver. It is a British Light Dragoon regulation issue for an officer in the army between 1810 and 1820.
    object     This is a rectangular brass belt plate with the Hanoverian crown, cipher "GR", and surrounding garland of laurel leaves in silver. It is a British Light Dragoon regulation issue for ...
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
    1812 History
  • Floral Beaded Purse- c. 1800
    Floral Beaded Purse- c. 1800
    object  c. 1800,     This is a beaded purse, circa 1800s, with a green, blue, pink and red floral design and geometric patterned borders. The top of the purse has been ripped off. This purse can provide insight into the domestic fashion trends during the time of the War of 1812.
    object  c. 1800,   This is a beaded purse, circa 1800s, with a green, blue, pink and red floral design and geometric patterned borders. The top of the purse has been ripped off. This ...
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
    1812 History
  • Brown Leather Hatbox
    Brown Leather Hatbox
    object       This brown leather hatbox features a metal clasp and a red silk lining. The hatbox consists of two sections, so that two hats may be stored. The lid features a handle and the base features carved rosettes.
    object     This brown leather hatbox features a metal clasp and a red silk lining. The hatbox consists of two sections, so that two hats may be stored. The lid features a ...
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
    1812 History
  • Bureau Scarf- c. 1808
    Bureau Scarf- c. 1808
    object  c. 1808,     This white bureau scarf is made of homespun flax and has a plain weave with a fringe on one end. It is believed to have been created by Magdelene Servos Whitemore sometime around 1808 and may have been used domestically during the War of 1812-1812.
    object  c. 1808,   This white bureau scarf is made of homespun flax and has a plain weave with a fringe on one end. It is believed to have been created by Magdelene Servos ...
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
    1812 History
  • White Silk Ribbon- c.1804
    White Silk Ribbon- c.1804
    object  c. 1804,     This white silk ribbon has a reverse weave with a sheen and plain area that is separated by a beaded weave. It is believed to have belonged to a United Empire Loyalist around 1804. This item can provide an understanding of the textiles used during the War of 1812 era.
    object  c. 1804,   This white silk ribbon has a reverse weave with a sheen and plain area that is separated by a beaded weave. It is believed to have belonged to a United ...
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
    1812 History
  • Military Uniform Epaulet- c. 1812
    Military Uniform Epaulet- c. 1812
    object  c. 1812,     This gold braided epaulet, circa 1812, was worn as a decoration on part of a uniform. This epaulet is from the uniform of Captain Jacob A. Ball, who is believed to have been a Captain in the 1st Lincoln Militia during the War of 1812-1814. Jacob Ball shows up on ...
    object  c. 1812,   This gold braided epaulet, circa 1812, was worn as a decoration on part of a uniform. This epaulet is from the uniform of Captain Jacob A. Ball, who is believed ...
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
    1812 History
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