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Wax jack owned by the Dennis Family

Subject of:
Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, American, founded 2001  Search this
Medium:
britannia metal, silver, beeswax, and cotton (fiber)
Dimensions:
H x W (width includes handle): 6 3/4 × 5 1/8 in. (17.1 × 13 cm)
Type:
taper jacks
Date:
early 19th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Families  Search this
U.S. History, 1783-1815  Search this
U.S. History, 1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of M. Denise Dennis, in honor of the Dennis Family
Object number:
2014.273.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Domestic
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5af65afe1-957d-4820-9177-ebc89e0b1e60
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.273.1

Bible given to Perkins William Dennis

Published by:
American Bible Society, American, founded 1816  Search this
Owned by:
Perkins William Dennis, American, 1853 - 1918  Search this
Subject of:
Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, American, founded 2001  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, cardboard, metal, and leather
Dimensions:
H x W (closed): 5 × 3 5/8 × 1 13/16 in. (12.7 × 9.2 × 4.6 cm)
Type:
Bibles
Date:
1863
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Families  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of M. Denise Dennis, in honor of the Dennis Family
Object number:
2014.273.11
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a620a206-26a4-4a6f-9205-b2c4ebb6e8ba
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.273.11

The Black Christ and Other Poems

Title:
Book owned by the Dennis family
Published by:
Harper & Brothers, American, 1817 - 1962  Search this
Written by:
Countee Cullen, American, 1903 - 1946  Search this
Subject of:
Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, American, founded 2001  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, cardboard, book cloth (textile material), and tape
Dimensions:
H x W (closed): 8 × 5 3/8 × 3/4 in. (20.3 × 13.7 × 1.9 cm)
H x W (open): 8 × 11 1/4 × 3/4 in. (20.3 × 28.6 × 1.9 cm)
Type:
hardcover books
Date:
1929
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communication  Search this
Families  Search this
Poetry  Search this
U.S. History, 1919-1933  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of M. Denise Dennis, in honor of the Dennis Family
Object number:
2014.273.18
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1929, 1957 Harpers & Brothers. Permission required for use.
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
Harlem Renaissance (New Negro Movement)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ba6e7d81-6d82-4931-b2fb-ca5a71312056
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.273.18
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The Underground Rail Road

Title:
Book owned by the Dennis family
Published by:
Porter & Coates, Publishers, American  Search this
Written by:
William Still, American, 1821 - 1902  Search this
Subject of:
Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, American, founded 2001  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, cardboard, book cloth (textile material), and tape
Dimensions:
H x W (closed): 9 3/4 × 7 1/4 × 2 1/4 in. (24.8 × 18.4 × 5.7 cm)
H x W (open): 9 3/4 × 14 1/2 × 2 1/4 in. (24.8 × 36.8 × 5.7 cm)
Type:
hardcover books
Date:
1872
Topic:
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Communication  Search this
Families  Search this
Literature  Search this
Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of M. Denise Dennis, in honor of the Dennis Family
Object number:
2014.273.19
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
Anti-slavery movements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55d56e067-ea70-46f1-b791-a58f2b0d77ae
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.273.19

The Black Phalanx: A History of the Negro Soldiers of the United States in the Wars of 1775-1812, 1861 - '65

Title:
Book owned by the Dennis family
Published by:
American Publishing Company, American, 1868 - 1905  Search this
Written by:
Joseph T. Wilson, American, 1836 - 1891  Search this
Subject of:
Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, American, founded 2001  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, cardboard, and book cloth (textile material)
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 × 6 1/2 × 1 3/4 in. (22.9 × 16.5 × 4.4 cm)
Type:
books
Date:
1888
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communication  Search this
Families  Search this
Literature  Search this
Military  Search this
U.S. History, 1865-1921  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of M. Denise Dennis, in honor of the Dennis Family
Object number:
2014.273.25
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52289a8a0-d528-4eaf-a810-22b279123ff5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.273.25

Glasses of Henry W. Dennis with eyeglass case

Owned by:
Henry W. Dennis, American, 1815 - 1882  Search this
Subject of:
Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, American, founded 2001  Search this
Medium:
metal, crown glass, cloth, and rubber
Dimensions:
H x W (glasses): 2 1/8 × 4 5/8 × 5/8 in. (5.4 × 11.7 × 1.6 cm)
H x W (case): 2 3/8 × 5 1/8 × 3/4 in. (6 × 13 × 1.9 cm)
Type:
eyeglasses
eyeglass cases
Date:
mid-19th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Families  Search this
U.S. History, 1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of M. Denise Dennis, in honor of the Dennis Family
Object number:
2014.273.27ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Personal Effects and Items
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5de50d59a-cefe-4583-b9d0-18c1234428ef
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.273.27ab
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An Explanatory and Phonographic Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language

Title:
Dictionary owned by the Dennis family
Published by:
Bolles & Williams, American  Search this
Written by:
William Bolles, American, 1800 - 1883  Search this
Subject of:
Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, American, founded 2001  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, cardboard, and book cloth (textile material)
Dimensions:
H x W (closed): 9 3/4 × 7 1/4 × 3 1/8 in. (24.8 × 18.4 × 7.9 cm)
Type:
books
Date:
1845
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communication  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Education  Search this
Families  Search this
Literature  Search this
U.S. History, 1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of M. Denise Dennis, in honor of the Dennis Family
Object number:
2014.273.6
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5fccb815b-3038-497c-8dc5-2d39354b5233
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.273.6

Indian Head penny owned by the Dennis family

Produced by:
United States Mint, American, founded 1792  Search this
Subject of:
Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, American, founded 2001  Search this
Medium:
copper and nickel
Dimensions:
Diameter: 3/4 × 1/16 in. (1.9 × 0.2 cm)
Type:
money
pennies
Date:
1863
Topic:
African American  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Families  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of M. Denise Dennis, in honor of the Dennis Family
Object number:
2014.273.7
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Coins and Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd563e358f1-d8e7-4968-bed3-507e1c1d572f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.273.7
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The Poems of Phillis Wheatley

Title:
Book owned by the Dennis family
Published by:
R.R. & C.C. Wright, American  Search this
Written by:
Phillis Wheatley, American, 1753 - 1784  Search this
Subject of:
Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, American, founded 2001  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, cardboard, and book cloth (textile material)
Dimensions:
H x W: 7 1/2 × 5 1/2 × 1/2 in. (19.1 × 14 × 1.3 cm)
Type:
books
Date:
1909
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communication  Search this
Families  Search this
Literature  Search this
Poetry  Search this
U.S. History, 1865-1921  Search this
U.S. History, Colonial period, 1600-1775  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of M. Denise Dennis, in honor of the Dennis Family
Object number:
2014.273.8
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd591f522b9-a74b-4666-9cad-e84023a60163
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.273.8
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