Artist Nicholas Maes of Dordrecht, Netherlands studied in Rembrandt’s studio and is believed to have painted this portrait entitled Lady Springett.
In 1861, producers working in the Pennsylvania oil fields were in desperate need for banking services. In response, Charles Vernon Culver started the Petroleum Bank of Titusville. That bank printed notes from this plate in denominations of $5, money that served as a form of currency in the oil region.
This image shows Gov. Lawrence seated behind a desk in his office at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg showing off a newspaper headline detailing the winner of the 1960 World Series. Fans often refer to the Pittsburgh Pirates as the ‘Bucs’ or the ‘Buccos.’
This clock, on exhibit in the main hall of Old Economy Village’s George Rapp House, dates to 1809. A Harmony Society cabinetmaker most likely constructed the case which houses the clock.
Currently on exhibit at the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, this toy is designed to resemble a mechanized dragline, a surface mining machine that excavates materials such as coal.
This fluted projectile point collection from the Shoop archaeological site in Dauphin County include some of the oldest artifacts kept by The State Museum’s Section of Archaeology.
In 1991, Eugene Wingert collected four adult Eastern Hellbenders Form Sherman’s Creek in Perry County and donated them to the Zoology and Botany collections of The State Museum of Pennsylvania. This salamander, one of the four, is a wet specimen, meaning that it was fixed first in formalin and is now stored permanently in ethyl alcohol.
John W. Goodsell, a native of Westmoreland County, found that the Inuit people were skilled artists who carved miniature figurines, many of which remain on exhibit at The State Museum, from the ivory tusks of narwhals and walruses.
World War I veteran Edward Martin received this Purple Heart while in command of a battalion of the 110th Infantry Regiment of the Pennsylvania National Guard.
Edward Martin received this Distinguished Service Cross for his “extraordinary heroism” on the battlefield during World War I.