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Title

Sear Family

Subject

Sear Family Artifact Collection

Description

Collection of Artifacts belonging to the Randy and JoAnn Sear and their family. Items are physical, ephemera objects with relation to the 19th century and early forms of photography, mainly Daguerreotype. Also included are photographs, educational artifacts, and wooden box items.

Creator

April White
UNK History Harvest
Director: Dr. Jinny A. Turman

Source

Sear Family

Publisher

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Date

06/20/2015

Contributor

University of Nebraska at Kearney - History Harvest
April White (Curator)
Dr. Jinny A. Turman (Project Director)
Dr. Tom Kiffmeyer (Digital Photographic Archivist)

Rights

History Department - University of Nebraska at Kearney
Sear Family

Relation

History Harvest

Format

JPEG Collection of Artifacts, Ephemera, Photographs

Language

English

Type

Collection

Identifier

Sear_UNK_History_Harvest_2015

Coverage

Nebraska
Kearney, Nebraska
Shelton, Nebraska
Detroit, Michigan

Items in the Sear Family Collection

This Trippensee Planetarium c. 1900 was created and originally used for educational purposes in a classroom setting. It had possibly been found by John Spahr in a schoolhouse near Shelton, Nebraska. The object is made of various materials, and still…

Four black and white photographs (daguerreotypes) in their original boxes. Each box has red fabric (possibly velvet or velveteen), a gold-colored frame (possibly real gold or gold gilt), with decoration on the outside of the box, and each has a small…

Handcrafted, wooden box c. 19th century. Box opens with the top lid, and contains several removable, wooden drawers and compartments. Sear Family attests that the box was handcrafted.

Four black and white photographs of "Burt" Fox, Hubert. He is the one wearing the light-colored fur/feather chaps. In the photograph where he is on another man's shoulders, the second man has not been identified.