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Collection
Wheatland
Object ID
W.89.28.1
Collection
Wheatland
Description
Gathered white cotton triangle with 2-inch printed border of pink and gray geometric designs. ¼ -inch machine-stitched hem on two edges. Fabric is gathered and finished with a plain fabric band, hand-stitched on the reverse. 2 shell buttons, 3 inches apart, are sewn on one edge with corresponding buttonholes (hand finished) on facing edge.
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Undersleeve
Length (cm)
34.29
Length (ft)
1.125
Length (in)
13.5
Width (cm)
24.13
Width (ft)
0.7916666667
Width (in)
9.5
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2018-01-24
Condition Notes
Stains.
Object ID
W.89.28.1
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Collection
Wheatland
Object ID
W.89.28.2
Collection
Wheatland
Description
Gathered white cotton triangle with 2-inch printed border of pink and gray geometric designs. ¼ -inch machine-stitched hem on two edges. Fabric is gathered and finished with a plain fabric band, hand-stitched on the reverse. 2 shell buttons, 3 inches apart, are sewn on one edge with corresponding buttonholes (hand finished) on facing edge.
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Undersleeve
Length (cm)
34.29
Length (ft)
1.125
Length (in)
13.5
Width (cm)
24.13
Width (ft)
0.7916666667
Width (in)
9.5
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2018-01-24
Condition Notes
Stains.
Object ID
W.89.28.2
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Collection
Wheatland
Object ID
W.1989.270.001
Collection
Wheatland
Description
Woman's long-sleeved heavy whit cotton nightgown with yoke of decorative stitching (may have been light blue) and eyelet.
Sleeves: set-in and gathered with tine corded edge. 20-inch lonf from shoulder to cuff. Top cuff stitched with floral design, scalloped edge. Cuff opening is tiny (6 inches). Raw edge of sleeve seam is hand overcast.
Front opening is a 17-inch long placket with 4 white 4-holed round shell buttons.
Round neck opening with stitched designs on a yoke that tapers in the center front (10 inches long). 9 one-quarter inch pintuck seams on both sides run to the hem of the skirt.
Back decoratively-stitched yoke tapers to a point on center back 8 inches from the neck edge with a band of decorative stitching. A band of tiny eyelet flowers with a scalloped edge is sewn around the inside edge of the neck opening.
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
DAC
Storage Wall
Island 2
Storage Cabinet
Unit 12
Storage Shelf
Shelf 2
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Nightgown
Length (cm)
124.46
Length (ft)
4.0833333333
Length (in)
49
Dimension Details
18 inches wide, shoulder to shoulder
Hem is 101 inches around
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2018-01-29
Condition Notes
Some acidification on fold lines. Some tiny stains.
Object ID
W.1989.270.001
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Accession Number
W.1989.270
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Collection
Wheatland
Title
Hand towel
Object ID
W.1989.240.001
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Collection
Wheatland
Title
Hand towel
Description
White woven lengthwise piece (both side edges are selvedges). Beautifully embroidered (6" long x 7" wide) white work monogram sewn in white cotton thread with satin, stem, buttonhole stitches and French knots. 2 inches below, trimmed with overcast. self-fringe. 1-inch wide drawnwork (bundles of 6 threads wrapped in center). 1/2" from edge is a 1/2-inch wide drawnwork stripe with single thread woven alternately by 2 central threads.
Unable to tell for sure what the monogram is.
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
DAC
Storage Wall
Island 3
Storage Cabinet
Unit 17
Storage Shelf
Shelf 5
Storage Container
Box W022
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Towel, Hand
Length (cm)
93.98
Length (ft)
3.0833333333
Length (in)
37
Width (cm)
68.58
Width (ft)
2.25
Width (in)
27
Dimension Details
37 inches long without fringe.
Condition
Fair to poor
Condition Date
2018-02-07
Condition Notes
Center length (exposed) and another lengthwise fold are brown. Significant hole to one side of monogram. 2 other holes. Self-fringe edge is worn with fabric fraying in 2 places.
Object ID
W.1989.240.001
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Collection
Wheatland
Object ID
W.1989.102.012
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Collection
Wheatland
Description
Single looped finger-hold handle. On exterior: gold band around base edge. Fine gold branch, 3/4" from top, alternating around the cup with 7 3-leaf clusters alternating above and below the branch.
Top scalloped rim painted gold. The 1-inch tan band circling the interio edge is embellished with gold flourishes on both upper and lower edges. Gold design in center bottom of cup bowl. Handle also is decorated in gold.
1989.102.007-011, 012-016, 019-021
Storage Location
Wheatland, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Butler's Pantry
Storage Wall
North Wall
Storage Cabinet
Built-in Cabinet
Storage Shelf
Top Shelf
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Teacup
Height (cm)
6.35
Height (ft)
0.2083333333
Height (in)
2.5
Length (cm)
13.335
Length (ft)
0.4375
Length (in)
5.25
Diameter (cm)
10.795
Diameter (ft)
0.3541666667
Diameter (in)
4.25
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2018-02-15
Condition Notes
(6 of 8 cups in good condition) 89.102.15 is fair: visible crack from along handle to base of cup. Break on side of cup has been glued, but chip out of rim.
89.102.20 is fragile. Large crack with opening from rim running almost 3" to base of handle.
Object ID
W.1989.102.012
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Accession Number
W.1989.102
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Collection
Wheatland
Object ID
W.89.104.3
Collection
Wheatland
Description
Tapered glass cup, 2 inches deep with 10 vertical 1.125 inch ovals extending from the base of the cup. Rounded on top.
Stem flares in middle and again at the base.
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Glass, Cordial
Height (cm)
9.525
Height (ft)
0.3125
Height (in)
3.75
Diameter (cm)
5.715
Diameter (ft)
0.1875
Diameter (in)
2.25
Dimension Details
Base: 1.8125 ins.
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2018-02-15
Object ID
W.89.104.3
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Collection
Wheatland
Object ID
W.1960.001.001
Collection
Wheatland
Description
Miss Hetty's clear glass cordial with 2-inch deep cup, 2.625-inch stem and circular base. 10 vertical 1.125-inch ovals around the cup. Stem enlarges, bulb-like, near the base.
Note: See object file for additional information.
Provenance
Hetty Parker had them (from Wheatland) and gave them to donor's mother (whose aunt was friend of Hetty's)--originally were at least 1/2 dozen. Passed to donor (Nellie J. Montgomery).
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
DAC
Storage Wall
Island 3
Storage Cabinet
Unit 17
Storage Shelf
Shelf 4
Storage Container
Box W001
People
Buchanan, James
Parker, Esther "Miss Hetty"
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Glass, Cordial
Height (cm)
10.795
Height (ft)
0.3541666667
Height (in)
4.25
Dimension Details
Diameter of base: 2.25 inches
Diameter of top: 2.125 inches
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2018-02-21
Object ID
W.1960.001.001
Accession Number
W.1960.001
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Collection
Wheatland
Object ID
W.89.35.2
Collection
Wheatland
Description
Monogrammed white bolster case with 2 seamed edges. 3.5-inch hem at open end. Sewn onto the end is a 3.5-inch ruffle with eyelet design and scalloped edge. Hand-embroidered white-thread initials "LAH" above hem seam near ruffle/opening.
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
DAC
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Cover, Bolster
Length (cm)
168.91
Length (ft)
5.5416666667
Length (in)
66.5
Width (cm)
52.07
Width (ft)
1.7083333333
Width (in)
20.5
Dimension Details
Length is 63 inches with a 3.5-inch ruffle = 66.5 inches total
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2018-06-04
Condition Notes
Some tears; holes/worn threads along lengthwise seam. Recent repair to ruffles & tears with iron-on tape. Also a tape sewn onto part of ruffle edge with sewing machine zia-zag stitch.
Object ID
W.89.35.2
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Collection
Fine Arts Collection: Paintings
Object ID
2018.004.001
Date Range
1856
  1 image  
Collection
Fine Arts Collection: Paintings
Description
Portrait of James Buchanan, painted by William McMaster. The artist painted this as a copy of his July 1856 Buchanan portrait after the General Election in November 1856. This portrait was commissioned by the Empire Club, which was a powerful political organization in New York during the mid-19th century. Captain Isaiah Rynders was the founder of the Club; his "sluggers" committed voter intimidation and election fraud on behalf of Tammany Hall throughout the 1840s and 1850s. The Empire Club purportedly paid McMaster $1,000 (equal to $28,571 today) to paint a copy of McMaster's July 1856 Buchanan portrait. This copy was hung in the Capitol Rotunda when Buchanan took office; however, at some point during his term, as his popularity began to sink, it was removed. Mounted in a Rococo Revival gilt wood and gesso frame with ornamental projecting corners featuring ornate scrolling foliage patterns with centre repose engraved with sculptural shells & acanthus leaves and fleur-de-lis patterns.
Provenance
The Empire Club
To - U.S. Government
To - Alexander Smith Cochran
Sold to subsequent collectors
To - Richard C. von Hess Foundation
To - LancasterHistory
Date Range
1856
Creator
William McMaster
Last Owner
Empire Club
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
DAC
People
Buchanan, James
McMaster, William
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Empire Club
Portraits
Object Name
Portrait
Material
Paint, Canvas, Wood
Height (cm)
90.17
Height (ft)
2.9583333333
Height (in)
35.5
Width (cm)
72.39
Width (ft)
2.375
Width (in)
28.5
Dimension Details
Frame dimensions: 48.25 x 38.5
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2022-02-22
Condition Notes
Small sections of gilding missing from gesso frame. Recommend gesso frame be repaired to prevent moisture destroying more of the gilding and gesso.
Object ID
2018.004.001
Place of Origin
New York, New York
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.004
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Collection
Wheatland
Title
Wheatland the Country Residence of Hon. James Buchanan
Object ID
2018.005.001
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Collection
Wheatland
Title
Wheatland the Country Residence of Hon. James Buchanan
Description
Color lithographic print of "Wheatland the country residence of Hon. James Buchanan Published by Edwin Clark Lancaster Drawn by J.F. Reigart." The lithographic print is framed in a 19th century gilded art frame.
Provenance
Berks History Center
To - LancasterHistory
Year Range From
1856
Year Range To
1857
Creator
J.F. Reigart
Storage Location
Wheatland, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Library
Storage Wall
West Wall
People
Buchanan, James
Search Terms
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Object Name
Print
Material
Wood, Paper, Glass
Medium
Lithograph
Technique
Print
Condition
Good
Condition Date
2018-01-08
Condition Notes
Lithographic print is in good condition. The gilded gesso frame is missing gilding and is being damaged by moisture.
Object ID
2018.005.001
Accession Number
2018.005
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