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  • Tall Case Clock
    Tall Case Clock
    object       A tall case clock with clockworks made in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania by B. Eby and walnut case made at a later date, possibly c. 1840, in Waterloo County, Ontario. The clock face is signed on the back: B. Eby. See also: Joseph Schneider Will, 1843; Joseph E. Schneider Account Book, ...
    object     A tall case clock with clockworks made in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania by B. Eby and walnut case made at a later date, possibly c. 1840, in Waterloo County, Ontario. The ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
  • Betty Lamp
    Betty Lamp
    object       Hand-forged iron lard lamp simple in design without wick pick but with linked hook device for hanging. This was the best lighting source used by the Pennsylvania Germans before the advent of kerosene in the 1850s. Other light sources were hand-dipped or moulded candles. It could be hung from a ...
    object     Hand-forged iron lard lamp simple in design without wick pick but with linked hook device for hanging. This was the best lighting source used by the Pennsylvania Germans before the ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
  • Wedding Shirt
    Wedding Shirt
    object       A wedding shirt of made by Mary Schneider Nahrgang for her son, John Nahrgang.
    object     A wedding shirt of made by Mary Schneider Nahrgang for her son, John Nahrgang.
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
  • Show Towel
    Show Towel
    object       A single rectangular panel of white cotton with wool embroidery. The top and bottom has applied knotted fringes of concentric semicircles with tufts. The left side is hemmed. Decorative motifs include: (top) the date "1852" within a blue circle with tulip motifs, flanked on either side by 8-point (yellow and ...
    object     A single rectangular panel of white cotton with wool embroidery. The top and bottom has applied knotted fringes of concentric semicircles with tufts. The left side is hemmed. Decorative motifs ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
  • Fraktur - Bilt
    Fraktur - Bilt
    object       Colourful, very detailed drawing of ellipses and faces. The drawing is contained in a yellow, blue, and red striped border, with red and blue dots. Near the bottom there are two birds with red heads and wings, and green bodies. The date "1823" is also drawn in red and green ...
    object     Colourful, very detailed drawing of ellipses and faces. The drawing is contained in a yellow, blue, and red striped border, with red and blue dots. Near the bottom there are ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
  • Fraktur - Bilt
    Fraktur - Bilt
    object       Detailed picture of two birds probably done for or by either Abraham S. Clemens or his father Abraham C. Clemens. The drawing is of two central birds which are perched on the stalks of flowers, which are growing out of a pot. The birds have yellow beaks, blue heads, yellow ...
    object     Detailed picture of two birds probably done for or by either Abraham S. Clemens or his father Abraham C. Clemens. The drawing is of two central birds which are perched ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
  • Secretary Desk
    Secretary Desk
    object       A two-piece pine secretary desk with original grained finish and deep pumpkin painted interior. The upper section of this desk is blind storage. Both doors of the upper section have a single raised panel. Inside are three dividers for files or books with shelving above. The lower portion is a ...
    object     A two-piece pine secretary desk with original grained finish and deep pumpkin painted interior. The upper section of this desk is blind storage. Both doors of the upper section have ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
  • Mennonite cradle with heart cutouts
    Mennonite cradle with heart cutouts
    object       A beautifully handcrafted baby cradle painted brown with hearts cut in the head and footboards. The headboard sides have a scroll pattern cut into the wood. There are six pegs, three on each side, to attach bedding. The bottom of the cradle is dovetail construction with three slats. The two ...
    object     A beautifully handcrafted baby cradle painted brown with hearts cut in the head and footboards. The headboard sides have a scroll pattern cut into the wood. There are six pegs, ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
  • Highchair
    Highchair
    object       Hand and machine-made, painted highchair owned by Louisa Schneider Troxel. It is a child's Windsor highchair in the Sheraton style, painted dark green with freehand painted embellishments in yellow. The striping and freehand decoration has been applied in and around incised lines and ring turnings on legs, spindles and posts. ...
    object     Hand and machine-made, painted highchair owned by Louisa Schneider Troxel. It is a child's Windsor highchair in the Sheraton style, painted dark green with freehand painted embellishments in yellow. The ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
  • Windsor Chair
    Windsor Chair
    object       A set of four hoop-back Windsor chairs from Louisa Snyder's home in Kitchener, Ontario. Signed "J. Troxel" under the seat of two chairs. The hoop-back Windsor chair has a back formed by a continuous steam-bent bow that is wedged into the seat. They have loops that are flat in cross-section, ...
    object     A set of four hoop-back Windsor chairs from Louisa Snyder's home in Kitchener, Ontario. Signed "J. Troxel" under the seat of two chairs. The hoop-back Windsor chair has a back ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
  • Joseph Schneider Haus
    Joseph Schneider Haus
    object       The second home built on Lot 17 German Company Tract, Waterloo County, by Joseph Schneider prior to 1816. A "Form of an Assessment for the Township of Waterloo Block Number two on the Grand River in the Home District in the Province of Upper Canada for the Year of our ...
    object     The second home built on Lot 17 German Company Tract, Waterloo County, by Joseph Schneider prior to 1816. A "Form of an Assessment for the Township of Waterloo Block Number ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
  • Drawing
    Drawing
    object       A painted drawing of two birds perched on the bough of an apple tree made for Joseph D. Bauman's granddaughter, Lovina Bauman. The German text below the drawing states that it was made in 1883.
    object     A painted drawing of two birds perched on the bough of an apple tree made for Joseph D. Bauman's granddaughter, Lovina Bauman. The German text below the drawing states that ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
  • Drawing
    Drawing
    object       A piece of blue paper with black ink drawings on both sides. On one side is a simple drawing of a stylized bird sitting on a nest. The word "Penmanship" is written on the body of the bird. On the other side of the paper, the words "HuntingFishing" are written. ...
    object     A piece of blue paper with black ink drawings on both sides. On one side is a simple drawing of a stylized bird sitting on a nest. The word "Penmanship" ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
  • Cabbage Cutter with Star Motif
    Cabbage Cutter with Star Motif
    object       A large cabbage or slaw cutter made of light-coloured unfinished wood which is darker in some places from use. It consists of a long board triangular shaped at the top and cut off straight at the bottom. A hole at the top of the board enables it to be carried. ...
    object     A large cabbage or slaw cutter made of light-coloured unfinished wood which is darker in some places from use. It consists of a long board triangular shaped at the top ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
  • Fruit Jar
    Fruit Jar
    object       A small storage jar, with sloping shoulders and a distinct lip. It is glazed inside and out, except underneath the base. There is an unglazed spot on the body at the largest circumference, where this jar may have touched another one during the firing process. The colour is a bright ...
    object     A small storage jar, with sloping shoulders and a distinct lip. It is glazed inside and out, except underneath the base. There is an unglazed spot on the body at ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
  • Storage Jar
    Storage Jar
    object       A redware pottery storage jar with decorative glazing of a tree and paired birds.
    object     A redware pottery storage jar with decorative glazing of a tree and paired birds.
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
  • Earthenware Covered Bowl
    Earthenware Covered Bowl
    object       A slightly irregularly-shaped lidded bowl, with applied semi-lugged handles on the sides. There is an opening between the bowl and the handles, showing dents where attached. The bowl is light brown, slightly mottled, inside and out. The lid is round, and light brown with a round integral knob. Bowl is ...
    object     A slightly irregularly-shaped lidded bowl, with applied semi-lugged handles on the sides. There is an opening between the bowl and the handles, showing dents where attached. The bowl is light ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
  • Earthenware Flowerpot
    Earthenware Flowerpot
    object       A green flowerpot with an integral saucer. There are two incised lines on the rim of the pot and one below the rim. The sides are straight and taper in towards the base. There is a hole in the side for drainage. The glazing is uneven, and darker green on ...
    object     A green flowerpot with an integral saucer. There are two incised lines on the rim of the pot and one below the rim. The sides are straight and taper in ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
  • Earthenware Flowerpot
    Earthenware Flowerpot
    object       An unglazed flowerpot with an integral saucer, and a hole in the side for drainage into the saucer. It has a crimped rim, and an incised circumferal line below the rim. Below the incised line is another crimped border attached or incorporated (?). The sides taper inwards from beneath the ...
    object     An unglazed flowerpot with an integral saucer, and a hole in the side for drainage into the saucer. It has a crimped rim, and an incised circumferal line below the ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
  • Butter Press with Carved Bird Motif
    Butter Press with Carved Bird Motif
    object       A small wooden butterpress with a bird motif and decorative edge. The bird has distinct features - an eye, tail feathers, and decorative wavy lines on the body. The border is formed by incised lines chip carving. The wood is very smooth and shiny indicating that the butterpress was well ...
    object     A small wooden butterpress with a bird motif and decorative edge. The bird has distinct features - an eye, tail feathers, and decorative wavy lines on the body. The border ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
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