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Graf Coverlet - Floral Starburst Pattern

A beige and navy blue jacquard coverlet woven circa 1850 by F. Edward Graf. The pattern is an eight point floral starburst with a floral medallion ...

Graf Coverlet - Floral Starburst Pattern
Graf Coverlet - Double Lilies Pattern

A white and navy blue jacquard coverlet woven in 1851 by F. Edward Graf. The pattern is double lilies (a variation on double rose) with bushes ...

Graf Coverlet - Double Lilies Pattern
Graf Coverlet - Stars and Hearts Wreath Pattern

A white red and green jacquard coverlet woven in 1852 by F. Edward Graf. The pattern is an unusual stars and hearts wreath with birds and bush ...

Graf Coverlet - Stars and Hearts Wreath Pattern
Graf Coverlet - Double Rose Pattern

A red green and white jacquard coverlet woven circa 1890 by F. Edward Graf. This pattern is double rose in lattice with medallion border in reversed ...

Graf Coverlet - Double Rose Pattern
Graf Coverlet - Birds of Paradise Pattern

A jacquard coverlet woven circa 1880 by Edward Graf. This pattern is birds of paradise with a medallion border. The warp (vertical threads) is white ...

Graf Coverlet - Birds of Paradise Pattern
Graf Coverlet - Birds Nest

A white red, and green jacquard coverlet woven circa 1875 by F. Edward Graf. The pattern is birds nest with a floral medallion border. The warp ...

Graf Coverlet - Birds Nest
Graf Blanket - Tan and Brown Stripe

This brown and tan wool woven blanket was woven by F. Edward Graf circa 1880. Featuring alternating tan and brown stripes running vertically with ...

Graf Blanket - Tan and Brown Stripe
Graf Blanket - Cream with Pink Stripes

This cream and pink wool woven blanket was woven by F. Edward Graf circa 1890. It features a cream blanket with four pink stripes along the top and ...

Graf Blanket - Cream with Pink Stripes
Graf Blanket - Cream with Pink Stripes

This cream and pink wool woven blanket was woven by F. Edward Graf circa 1890. It features a cream blanket with four pink stripes along the top and ...

Graf Blanket - Cream with Pink Stripes
Graf Carpet - Yellow and Purple Plaid

This rag rug was woven by C. Albert Graf circa 1920. Rag rugs were woven using fabric scraps as the weft and cotton threads as the warp. This rug is ...

Graf Carpet - Yellow and Purple Plaid
Graf Carpet - Blue and White Plaid

This rag rug was woven by C. Albert Graf circa 1920.Rag rugs were woven using fabric scraps as the weft and cotton threads as the warp. This rug is a ...

Graf Carpet - Blue and White Plaid
Graf Carpet - Blue and White Plaid

This rag rug was woven by C. lbert Graf circa 1920. Rag rugs were woven using fabric scraps as the weft and cotton threads as the warp. This rug is a ...

Graf Carpet - Blue and White Plaid
Graf Carpet - Pink and White Plaid

This rag rug was woven by C. Albert Graf circa 1920.Rag rugs were woven using fabric scraps as the weft and cotton threads as the warp. This rug is ...

Graf Carpet - Pink and White Plaid
Graf Coverlet - Double Rose Extra Flower Pattern

A white and red jacquard coverlet woven circa 1868 by F. Edward Graf. The pattern is double rose extra flower lattice with bird and bush border. The ...

Graf Coverlet - Double Rose Extra Flower Pattern
Graf Coverlet - Double Rose Pattern

A red and green jacquard coverlet woven circa 1860 by F. Edward Graf. The pattern is double rose lattice with a medallion border in reversed chevron ...

Graf Coverlet - Double Rose Pattern
Graf Coverlet - Birds Nest Pattern

A white and red jacquard coverlet woven circa 1860 by F. Edward Graf. The pattern is birds nest with a floral medallion border. The warp (vertical ...

Graf Coverlet - Birds Nest Pattern
Graf Coverlet - Birds of Paradise Pattern

A white and brown brown jacquard coverlet woven circa 1895 by F. Edward Graf. The pattern is birds of paradise lattice with a medallion border in ...

Graf Coverlet - Birds of Paradise Pattern
Graf Coverlet - Double Rose Pattern

A red and green jacquard coverlet woven in 1859 by F. Edward Graf. The pattern is double rose with bird and bush border. The warp (vertical threads) ...

Graf Coverlet - Double Rose Pattern
Graf Coverlet - Double Rose Pattern

A white and navy blue jacquard coverlet woven in 1858 by F. Edward Graf. The pattern is double rose with bird and bush border. The warp (vertical ...

Graf Coverlet - Double Rose Pattern
Graf Coverlet - Double Rose Extra Flower Pattern

A jacquard coverlet woven circa 1880 by F. Edward Graf. This pattern is double rose extra flower with bird and bush border. The warp (vertical ...

Graf Coverlet - Double Rose Extra Flower Pattern
Graf Coverlet - Double Rose Pattern

A red, green and white jacquard coverlet woven circa 1880 by F. Edward Graf. This pattern is double rose in lattice with medallion border in reversed ...

Graf Coverlet - Double Rose Pattern
Graf Coverlet - Double Rose Extra Flower Pattern

A red and white jacquard coverlet woven circa 1860 by F. Edward Graf. This pattern is double rose extra flower in lattice with bird and bush border. ...

Graf Coverlet - Double Rose Extra Flower Pattern
Portrait of Frederick Edward Graf

Black and white photograph of Frederick Edward Graf, weaver, Gasline. Head and shoulders portrait of man looking to the left of the photographer. Man ...

Portrait of Frederick Edward Graf
Portrait of Christian Albert Graf

Black and white photograph of Christian Albert Graf. Head and shoulders portrait of man looking to the left of the photographer. Man has short, dark ...

Portrait of Christian Albert Graf
James Macklem Ledger- 1809 to 1816

Kept from 1809 to 1816, this brown suede-covered journal with gold lettering on the spine, provides insight into the daily lives of early Upper ...

James Macklem Ledger- 1809 to 1816
Proclamation By Lt. Col. Jas. P. Preston of the Invading American Army

A Proclamation dated 30 May, 1813 by Lt. Col. James P. Preston of the invading American Army upon the taking of Fort Erie during the War of 1812. He ...

Proclamation By Lt. Col.  Jas. P. Preston of the Invading American Army
Graybiel Blacksmith Ledger - 1791 to the mid 1800s

The brown, hard covered Graybiel ledger, with handwritten ink entries from 1791 to the mid 1800s, is believed to have originated in Pennsylvania ...

Graybiel Blacksmith Ledger - 1791 to the mid 1800s
Oil Painting of Gravelly Bay and Sugarloaf Hill in Port Colborne

An oil painting of Gravelly Bay and Sugarloaf Hill in Port Colborne. It is most likely a view taken from near Tennessee Avenue and Steele Street. The ...

Oil Painting of Gravelly Bay and Sugarloaf Hill in Port Colborne
Musket Balls- c. 1812

These five musket balls were found on Nickel beach at a home on Lakeshore Road East, Port Colborne Ontario. It is believed that during the War of ...

Musket Balls- c. 1812
Cannonballs- C. 1812

Two cannonballs, one smaller and lopsided was found in a backyard on Catharine Street in Port Colborne and the other larger one was found elsewhere ...

Cannonballs- C. 1812
Cannonball- C. 1812

Cannonball that was found at the south end of Elm Street, near the lake, in Port Colborne. It is believed that military stores and munitions were ...

Cannonball- C. 1812
Cannonballs- C.1812

This set of four cannonballs were found at Gravelly Bay in Port Colborne. It is believed that the cannonballs were found here because of their ...

Cannonballs- C.1812
Mennonite Exemption Certificate- John Graybiel,1812

An original hand-written certificate dated August 31, 1812 declaring that John Graybiel of the Township of Wainfleet, County of Lincoln was a ...

Mennonite Exemption Certificate- John Graybiel,1812
Zavitz Mill Stone

A mill stone from the Zavitz Mill located near the Eagle Marsh Drain (western end of Tennessee Avenue and Lakeshore Road in Port Colborne). The ...

Zavitz Mill Stone
Marriage Certificate Between Peter Neff and Maria Durrin

A marriage certificate between Peter Neff and Maria Durrin. Clockwise starting from top right: Peter Neff a son of Abraham Neff. Bottom Right: ...

Marriage Certificate Between Peter Neff and Maria Durrin
Powder flask

A small copper flask that was presumably used for gun powder. There is a brass rim at the opening and a metal lever to open it. The design on the ...

Powder flask
Large Copper Powder Flask

This large copper powder flask has a brass rim and spout at the top. Below the spout is marked "Dixon & Sons", the Manufacturer. The spout is marked: ...

Large Copper Powder Flask
Powder flask & stopper

A hand-made powder horn, dated approximately 1800, that is believed to have existed since 1790. Both the flask and the stopper are made wood. For ...

Powder flask & stopper
Abraham Laing's Lead Bucket and Metal Ladle

A lead bucket and metal ladle that are believed by some to have been used for making bullets. The ladle has a copper scoop and measures 35 cm long ...

Abraham Laing's Lead Bucket and Metal Ladle
Lt. David Morgan's Cabin Photograph

This is a photo of Morgan Cabin that was owned by Lieutenant David Morgan. Chief (Major) John Norton was known to have visited this cabin in April ...

Lt. David Morgan's Cabin Photograph

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