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Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Title
Hardwicke Mansion
Object ID
P.77.31.10
Date Range
Nov. 1881
  1 image  
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Title
Hardwicke Mansion
Description
Watercolor on paper of the Hardwicke mansion; beige coloring with gray/white roof and columns, green shutters on windows. The main section of the house has a grand elliptical facade with four monumental columns. The section adjacent to this has arched windows. The house continues in several smaller sections to the viewer's right; one of these sections is a greenhouse. The surrounding area is filled with grass and trees. NOT FOUND IN BOX 0066, July 2023
The painting has a caption at the bottom which reads '"HARDWICKE" NEAR LANCASTER PA'. The painting is dated "Nov. 1881" in the lower right corner.
Hardwicke was the country seat of the attorney and judge Charles Smith who married Jasper Yeates' daughter; it was built east of Lancaster, overlooking the Conestoga River, in about 1804. It may have been designed by Stephen Hills, who also designed the Old Capital Building in Harrisburg. John J. Snyder states the house was "the most sophisticated and most elegant Federal mansion in Lancaster County." He says the Smiths moved to Baltimore in the 1820s, after which a son of ironmaster Robert Coleman owned the building.
Hardwicke later became the summer home of the Cassatt family where artist Mary Cassatt was born (1844). Apparently a Colonel Wiley owned it when the railroad demolished it in Nov. 1881.
Date Range
Nov. 1881
Year Range From
1881
Year Range To
1881
Creator
Stauffer, David McNeely, 1845-1913
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
DAC
Storage Cabinet
Cabinet 2
Storage Shelf
Shelf 2
Storage Container
Box 0067
People
Stauffer, David McNeely
Search Terms
Drawings
Hardwicke
Frame
Window mat only.
Image Size
4 x 8.125 inches
Object Name
Painting
Oither Names
Watercolor
Material
Paper, Ink
Medium
Painting, Watercolor
Related Publications
J.W.W. Loose, The Heritage of Lancaster, pp.74-75.
Height (cm)
10.16
Height (ft)
0.3333333333
Height (in)
4
Width (cm)
20.6375
Width (ft)
0.6770833333
Width (in)
8.125
Dimension Details
Hinged within a window mat..
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2017-06-28
Condition Notes
The front of the painting is in almost perfect condition, except for a few small brown dots; the reverse has several glue stains in the corners and along the sides where the paper was apparently attached to a previous backing.
Mounted in a hinged window mat.
Object ID
P.77.31.10
Place of Origin
Manheim Twp.
Role
Artist
Credit
Acquired through the generosity of the James Hale Steinman Foundation, Heritage Center Collection
Accession Number
P.77.31
Images
Less detail
Collection
Heritage Center Collection: Fine Arts
Title
Fraktur
Object ID
G.98.27.1
Date Range
c. 1808
  1 image  
Collection
Heritage Center Collection: Fine Arts
Title
Fraktur
Description
Printed fraktur taufschein (B&BC in German) for Michael Ruthisill, born Aug. 17, 1808 and baptized Aug. 30, 1808 by Pastor (Gotthilf Henry Ernestus) Muhlenberg at the Lutheran Church in Manheim Township, Lancaster County. Parents were Philip and Susanna (Schreiner) Ruthisill and the sponsors were Michael and Catharina Ruthisill (grandparents?).
Certificate printed by Lancaster printer Benjamin Grimler in 1803. Penwork & decoration attributed to the "Ruffled Tulip Artist" by the Earnests (9-14-98). See object file for info.
Printed on laid paper, fraktur has a large central heart and two smaller hearts at bottom with verses in German in each. Large heart has main text, with blanks filled in by scrivener/artist in red ink. 1/4-inch-wide yellow border around perimeter. Hand-drawn floral motifs surround the large heart: large tulip-like flowers at top and bottom center, flowering vine at sides and smaller flowers above small hearts and within large heart. Colored in red, green and yellow.
The "Ruffled Tulip Artist" was working circa 1799-1813. He drew distinctive ruffles around large and folky tulips and infilled in German on printed three-heart forms, of which seven are known - all birth & baptismal certificates.
Klaus Stopp, The Printed Birth & Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans, Vol. III, p. 128.
Ellis and Evans, History of Lancaster County, p. 498.
Earnests, Papers for Birth Dayes, Vol.II, pp. 659-60.
Provenance
Donor reports his wife has Rudisill ancestors. He and his wife received this fraktur with instructions to sell the piece upon their demise in order to pay for funeral expenses. The fraktur was never sold, even now that his own wife has died. See genealogy of Rudisill family in file, given by Lisa Garrett, cousin of donor's wife. Lisa says donor died in 1998.
Date Range
c. 1808
Year Range From
1803
Year Range To
1815
Creator
"Ruffled Tulip Artist"
Made By
Grimler, Benjamin
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
DAC
Storage Wall
Island 5
Storage Cabinet
Unit 43
Storage Shelf
Shelf 3
Storage Drawer
Bin 3
People
Rudisill, Michael
Muhlenberg, Gotthilf J.E.
Rudisill, Philip
Rudisill, Susanna
Schreiner, Susanna
Rudisill, Catharina
Grimler, Benjamin
Subject
Fraktur art
Frakturs (Documents)
Search Terms
Fraktur
Object Name
Fraktur
Material
Paper, Ink, Watercolor
Height (cm)
33.02
Height (ft)
1.0833333333
Height (in)
13
Width (cm)
40.64
Width (ft)
1.3333333333
Width (in)
16
Dimension Details
Frame is H: 23" W: 25.75"
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2017-11-06
Condition Notes
Condition when received: Entire piece buckled, pasted onto brown Kraft paper. Multiple tears and losses, especially at center of right and left sides; tears and small hole at center. Some foxing, general soiling, and water damage to colors in vining at sides. Color smears and fingerprints, esp. at top and bottom floral device. Small tears and curling at most edges.
At present: Conserved, matted and placed in sealed package by Marilyn Kemp Weidner in 1999 for $1,553. Framed by Lancaster Galleries.
Object ID
G.98.27.1
Notes
Four other copies of Grimler's printed certificate known, according to Klaus Stopp (The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans Vol. III, p. 128). Three of these were filled out for Warwick Twp. residents;the other for a Manheim Twp. resident. This 1803 print preceded Grimler's partnership with brother Henry which opened in 1804. From 1799-1812, when Lancaster was the seat of State government, the two brothers were employed by the Legislature to do the State printing. Benjamin was elected to the Lower House of the Assembly in 1824 and died in 1832.
See Rudisill genealogy in file, given by Lisa Garrett. It states John Michael Rudisill was born 17 Aug 1808 and died 8 Nov 1843. He married Maria Magdalena Kurtz on 17 May 1829, daughter of Conrad Kurtz and his wife Susanna Barbara Erb.
Large 8" x 10" color transparency in object file.
Place of Origin
Manheim Twp.
Role
Artist
Credit
Gift of Daniel S. Kauffman, Heritage Center Collection
Accession Number
G.97.27
Images
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Collection
Wheatland
Object ID
W.89.355
Collection
Wheatland
Description
Flat, brown, tooled leather case. Tooling has criss-cross, dot, and star patterns. Rounded on one end, open on the other. Small pointed flap at open end. Hard leather.
Made By
Andrews, H. F.
Subcategory
Food Service T&E
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Inscription Text
H.F. Andrews Strasburg PA'
Inscription Type
Stamp
Object Name
Case, Eyeglass
Material
Leather
Makers Mark
Embossed gold stamp.
Length (in)
5.5
Width (in)
1.75
Object ID
W.89.355
Place of Origin
Strasburg
Accession Number
W.89.355
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Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Object ID
G.01.46.01
Date Range
c. 1913
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Description
Baskets quilt, all cotton, has 16 pieced blocks on point alternating with white blocks. Pieced blocks center a basket of a yellow foliate print and a red print of small squares, all on a ground of the same red print. The yellow basket handle is appliqued. The 5"-wide outer border, the back, and the applied binding, are white cotton. Cotton batting.
Hand-stitched quilting designs, pencil lines still visible. The basket blocks have 2 strings of diamonds, a triangle, 3 hearts and a fleur-de-lis. Alternate white blocks have a large flower at center and a 3-leaf motif in each corner. Perimeter open triangles have a diamond grid. Border has running cable.
Provenance
Quilt was made by Elenora Brackbill, donor's aunt, who lived and died in Strasburg area. Donor believes the quilt was made for her own birth (Oct. 16, 1913). Elenora was a single woman and a "practical" nurse who assisted with births, nursing adult patients and cleaning. Elenora first lived in one half of the house on the family farm with her single sister Mary. The family farm was located near the Strasburg Mennonite cemetery just west of Strasburg.
Elenora and Mary then moved to 209 W. Main St. in Strasburg when donor was in her 20s (i.e., 1930s). Elenora died at age 95 and is buried in Strasburg Mennonite cemetery. Donor recalls the family all attending St. Michael's Lutheran Church on E. Main St. They were not Mennonite and did not dress plain. Maker's parents were Amos Brackbill (1840-1913) and Hannah Catherine Bair Brackbill (1849-1922).
Date Range
c. 1913
Made By
Brackbill, Elenora, 1879-1974
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
DAC
Storage Wall
Island 3
Storage Cabinet
Unit 16
Subcategory
Bedding
Object Name
Quilt
Material
Fabric
Height (in)
82
Width (in)
82
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2015-02-23
Condition Notes
Quilt was never used according to donor, however there are minor stains and soiling at various points on front and back, including some acid burn where likely exposed to wood. Pencil marks for quilting very evident.
Object ID
G.01.46.01
Place of Origin
Strasburg
Credit
Gift of Hannah C. Brackbill, Heritage Center Collection
Accession Number
G.01.46.
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Collection
Music Collection
Title
Violin in case
Object ID
2021.034.001
Date Range
1984
Collection
Music Collection
Title
Violin in case
Description
Violin in hard black plastic case.
A) Violin - Label on the interior reads, "MADE BY ROY ZIMMERMAN / STRASBURG, PA / 1984." Spruce front plate, cherry back plate, rib, neck, and scroll. Complete with four strings, bridge, and chin rest.
B) Case - Inside of case is padded with black fuzzy padding, two small storage compartments with lift tabs. Black plastic handle, two metal locks and two rings for a strap on case.
Violin owned by William Conroy.
Provenance
This gift is given in memory of Roy Zimmerman.
Purchased by donor from Roy Zimmerman for $1000, circa 1999. Violins are commonly made from spruce,and maple. Maple is used for the back plate, rib, neck, and scroll. Spruce is used for the front plate of a violin.
This violin is very unusual in that it is constructed of cherry with a spruce front plate.
Referred to as a fiddle by donor who used it when playing "folk" music with various groups, including Stone Soup.
Date Range
1984
Made By
Zimmerman, Roy
Last Owner
Conroy, William
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
DAC
Storage Wall
Island 1
Storage Cabinet
Unit 09
Storage Shelf
Shelf 4
People
Conroy, William
Zimmerman, Roy
Subject
Lancaster County Folk Music & Fiddlers' Society
Search Terms
Lancaster County Folk Music and Fiddlers' Society
Object Name
Violin
Material
Cherry, Spruce
Length (in)
24.25
Width (in)
8.25
Depth (in)
3.5
Condition
Good
Condition Notes
Requires restringing and reinstallation of bridge. Only one small ding on rear of violin body.
Object ID
2021.034.001
Place of Origin
Strasburg
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Accession Number
2021.034
Other Number
MG-855
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Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Title
Mantel at Hardwicke
Object ID
P.77.31.66
Date Range
Oct. 1881
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Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Title
Mantel at Hardwicke
Description
Watercolor on paper, depicting a mantel and fireplace. the mantel has numerous decorations along the top and down both sides, the largest of which, in the center, show a group of roman soldiers, lions and cherubs. the two gold andirons have devils' head on top.
The caption on the bottom reads 'MANTEL AT "HARDWICKE" LANCASTER PA: DEMOLISHED NOV: 1881/BUILT'
The neoclassical composition ornaments were probably by the notes Philadelphia manufacturer Robert Wellford. When Hardwicke was demolished in 1881, this mantel was purchased by Andre Jackson Steinman for use in his house on the corner of E. Orange and N. Shippen Streets. It is still in that building, which is now the Showcase of Fashion. (Written by Scott Sager)
Date Range
Oct. 1881
Creator
Stauffer, David McNeely, 1845-1913
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
DAC
Storage Cabinet
Cabinet 2
Storage Shelf
Shelf 4
Storage Container
Box 0066
People
Stauffer, David McNeely
Steinman, Andrew Jackson
Frame
Window mat only.
Image Size
10.25 x 7.25 inches
Object Name
Drawing
Material
Paper
Medium
Drawing
Height (cm)
13.0175
Height (ft)
0.4270833333
Height (in)
5.125
Width (cm)
17.4625
Width (ft)
0.5729166667
Width (in)
6.875
Dimension Details
This piece is currently float-mounted in hinged window matting.
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2000-12-13
Condition Notes
Small brown marks appear in the upper right area of the picture. There are remains of a previous backing on the corners of the reverse.
The piece is currently float-mounted in hinged window matting.
Object ID
P.77.31.66
Place of Origin
Manheim Twp.
Role
Artist
Credit
Acquired through the generosity of the James Hale Steinman Foundation, Heritage Center Collection
Accession Number
P.77.31
Images
Less detail
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Object ID
G.78.90
Date Range
1845
Collection
Heritage Center Collection
Description
Miniature Empire chest of drawers. Cherry case with mahogany veneer on drawer fronts and edges of top and bottom. Large top drawer overhangs three graduated drawers, all with cock beaded molding. Pressed glass pulls. Overhang of top is supported by S-scrolls at sides. Turned bulbous feet. Small nails with oblong heads used throughout.
Inscriptions in pencilled script: Under bottom drawer is "Made in 1845 by Daniel Kurtz, Lancaster, Pa." On back of 2nd bottom drawer is "Mrs. Kurtz Lancaster, Pa." Chest back has: "Made in 1845 by Daniel Kurtz" and chest bottom has "Flora Kurtz got 1889 from Grandmam when I was 13 years".
A business card, now in file, reads "DANIEL KURTZ./NO. 130 CHARLOTTE STREET,/LANCASTER, PA." On reverse side is written: "Made by Daniel Kurtz in the/ midsumer [sic] of 1845 and/ presented to Miss Lizzy Stoner/ as a token of respect/ Lizzie Stoner who in the/ same year 1845 became his/ wife, later the mother of/ E.S. Kurtz."
Daniel Kurtz, son of Conrad, was raised in the Golden Triangle area. In 1847 he renovated the "Overlook" house on Fruitville Pike and lived there until listed in 1860 Census in the SE Ward of the City
Provenance
File states donor (Mary Herr Glenn) acquired this piece from her neighbor Florence Kurtz, later Mrs. Daniel Musselman Groff.
Maker Daniel Kurtz was a carpenter/builder. Son Emanuel S. Kurtz became a job printer, resided on Church St. and Florence (Flora) was his daughter. She, at age 13, was the recipient of the chest from her "grandmam" (Lizzie Kurtz) in 1889. How and when donor acquired this chest from her neighbor Florence is unknown.
Date Range
1845
Made By
Kurtz, Daniel, 1824-1908
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
DAC
Storage Wall
West Wall
Storage Cabinet
Unit 26
Subcategory
Furniture
Inscription Position
Four places
Inscription Technique
Pencil
Inscription Text
Under bottom drawer is "Made in 1845 by Daniel Kurtz, Lancaster, Pa." On back of 2nd bottom drawer is "Mrs. Kurtz Lancaster, Pa." On chest back is: "Made in 1845 by Daniel Kurtz" and chest bottom: "Flora Kurtz got 1889 from Grandmam when I was 13 years".
Inscription Type
Inscription
Object Name
Chest of Drawers
Oither Names
Miniature Chest Of Drawers
Material
Wood, Glass
Height (in)
11.25
Width (in)
8.75
Depth (in)
5
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2015-05-12
Condition Notes
Multiple blemishes overall. Top has 2 losses of veneer at right and 1 at left end. Bottom has veneer at back left edge, as well as a repaired break of this corner with leg. Long crack along grain at back.
Object ID
G.78.90
Place of Origin
Manheim Twp.
Credit
Gift of Mary H. Glenn, Heritage Center Collection
Accession Number
G.78.90
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Collection
Print Collection
Object ID
2003.250
Date Range
August 20, 1875
Collection
Print Collection
Description
Broadside: Railroad House at Public Sale, Strasburg
Issacher Rees, August 20, 1857
Date Range
August 20, 1875
Year Range From
1875
Year Range To
1875
Made By
Herald Office
Storage Location
LCHS / Willson Memorial Building
Storage Container
Box B2
Classification
Minorities
Subcategory
Art
Object Name
Print
Material
Paper, Wove
Height (in)
20.5
Width (in)
13.5
Condition
Fair
Object ID
2003.250
Place of Origin
Strasburg
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Collection
Print Collection
Object ID
2003.264
Date Range
March 21, 1931
Collection
Print Collection
Description
Broadside: Public Sale. Household Goods, (Mrs.) J. Sldus(?) Herr, March 21, 1931
Date Range
March 21, 1931
Year Range From
1931
Year Range To
1931
Made By
News Print
Storage Location
LCHS / Willson Memorial Building
Storage Container
Box B2
Classification
Minorities
Subcategory
Art
Object Name
Print
Material
Paper, Wove
Height (in)
23
Width (in)
14
Condition
Good
Object ID
2003.264
Place of Origin
Strasburg
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Collection
Collateral Appraisements
Title
Collateral Appraisements
Object ID
Coll App 1902 F001 B
Date Range
1902
Collection
Collateral Appraisements
Title
Collateral Appraisements
Description
Appraisements of real estate for inheritance tax. Some personal property appraisals are also included. Appraisals include: name of decedent; location and description of real estate; description of personal property; valuation of real estate and personal property; and assessed tax. May also include names of heirs. Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by first letter of decedent's last name. Handwritten; from 1886, handwritten on printed forms.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by first letter of decedent's last name.
Date Range
1902
Date of Accumulation
1849-1913
Year
1902
Creator
Register of Wills
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0002
People
Bahill, Catharine
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Collateral appraisement
Manheim Twp.
Place
Manheim Twp.
Extent
16 boxes (8 cubic feet)
Object Name
Appraisal
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Coll App 1902 F001 B
Box Number
002
Additional Notes
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
Classification
RG 03-00 0312
Description Level
Item
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