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Colt sells his first revolvers to the U.S. government.
January 2017 
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ThisILoveThis I Love
Every volunteer and staff member has a few collection items that capture their imagination in a special way. We've started a series to highlight these items and share them with the museum community. This contribution comes from Sim Salata, Collections Manager for Grey Roots Museum & Archives.

 "I love this snuffbox because of its large, engaging graphic of a 19th century working man's face, cheekily peeking out from beneath the visor of his black cap. He could be a bricklayer, sailor, cab driver, bartender or cobbler - he is the working class 'any man' of his time, and his pleasant expression is likely meant to be a selling feature of this container. The box is not in the best condition, but the graphic can still teach us about the history of men's fashion! This fellow sports muttonchops (an extravagant style of sideburns - also known as sideboards or side whiskers), which extend from the hairline to below the ears. The term sideburns is a 19th-century corruption of the original burnsides, named after American Civil War general Ambrose Burnside who was known for his unusual facial hairstyle that connected thick sideburns by way of a moustache, but left the chin clean-shaven.

In period literature, 'side whiskers' usually refers to this style, in which the whiskers hang well below the jaw line. As with beards, sideburns went quickly out of fashion in the early twentieth century. In World War I, in order to secure a seal on a gas mask, men had to be clean-shaven (this did not affect mustaches)."

Thank you to Grey Roots Museum & Archives for sharing your collection online!

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SpotlightOnline Collection Spotlight
"This unique collection, including the nation's first feminist library, documents the mass political movement for women's full citizenship in the 20th century, both in the United States and throughout the world. The collection contains books, scrapbooks, political cartoons, textiles, photographs, organizational records, fine arts, decorative arts, and artifacts produced primarily by women, about women." Collections Overview, NWP

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