Pieces of History

Parasol made of black polished cotton with folding wooden handle, 1880s, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Parasol made of black polished cotton with folding wooden handle, 1880s, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Paperweight made of glass in the shape of a bell advertising the New York Telephone Company, 1930, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Paperweight made of glass in the shape of a bell advertising the New York Telephone Company, 1930, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Painting entitled “The Seal Hunters,” by James Stowell, 1958, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Painting entitled “The Seal Hunters,” by James Stowell, 1958, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Oxshoe, 1870s, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Oxshoe, 1870s, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Overcoat worn by a member of the Women’s Ambulance and Defense Corps. (WADC) during WWII, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Overcoat worn by a member of the Women’s Ambulance and Defense Corps. (WADC) during WWII, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Ornament containing mud from the 1972 flood, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Ornament containing mud from the 1972 flood, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Organ made by Mason & Hamlin Organ Co., 1869, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Organ made by Mason & Hamlin Organ Co., 1869, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Odometer made by New Departure for bicycles, 1885, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Odometer made by New Departure for bicycles, 1885, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Nutcracker made by the Perfection Nutcracker Company, 1879, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Nutcracker made by the Perfection Nutcracker Company, 1879, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Notebook containing notes taken during sewing classes, 1900, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

Notebook containing notes taken during sewing classes, 1900, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society