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Sentimental Hairwork

In Nov. 1929, Mary Sherman Greene donated this “hair album” to the Steinheim Museum at Alfred University. As described on her website, Joyce Tice says ‚ÄúDuring the 1850s to 1870s a custom developed to make a small decorative wreath from … Continue reading

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Class of 1876

Over the entrance to the Steinheim building is a stone that many never notice, even though it’s in plain sight. Engraved with an enigmatic “76” it sits above the window just over the door. The July 1876 “Alfred Student” provides … Continue reading

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Steinheim

The Steinheim. “Stone Home.” An iconic building on the Alfred University campus. It appears on various mementos created over the years, collected by alumni; eventually they make their way to the University Archives. This plate is one of a series … Continue reading

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Stone Pipe

This stone pipe was collected from the Cornplanter/Kinzua Region of Warren County, PA (which is now underwater at the Allegheny Reservoir, north of the Kinzua Dam). Cornplanter (1750-1836) was a prominent Seneca chief. The pipe was donated to the University … Continue reading

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The Golden Lily Shoe

These shoes are part of a foreign shoe collection housed in the Archives & Special Collections. The collection was part of the Steinheim Museum collection at Alfred University. The Golden Lily is the name for shoes made for foot binding … Continue reading

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