A large sepia-toned cabinet card of Charles Young as a cadet at West Point. The image appears as an oval shape on a rectangular photograph adhered to a rectangular card mount. Young is pictured from the chest up. He is in uniform, with an Eagle insignia visible on his cap. He looks straight at the camera. At the bottom of the card is the photography's studio logo [Pach Bros] to the left and their address [841 Broadway New York] to the right.
A double-breasted great coat with a notched collar and full length sleeves made from hand-pieced American bison hide. The coat has eight (8) dark brown buttons in two rows down the center front opening. The buttons are hooked with loops of brown cording that are attached along both the proper right and proper left fronts so that the coat can be closed right over left or left over right. The proper right and proper left lapels have one (1) additional button and loop for added closure around the wearer's neck. There are two (2) exterior pockets on the coat, one at the proper right front waist and one at the proper left front waist. The body of the coat is lined with navy blue wool tweed while the sleeves are lined with off-white cotton or linen. The lining of the arms is machine-stitched.
This is a hardcover book, crimson in color, with extensive illustrations on the front cover. The title is written on a waving gold banner located in the top half of the front cover; the banner appears to be apart of a collage of military paraphernalia drawn in contrasting black ink, including a drum, saber, musket, and flag pole, which begins at a lower point on the cover. These items appear to have been pushed through an illustrated gaping hole of sunlight in the bottom right quadrant of the front cover. On the spine of the book is the title engraved in gold leaf in horizontally oriented text which reads [THE/HISTORY/OF THE/BLACK/PHALANX]. Below the title is a gold leaf shield filled with black text which reads [AMERICAN/PUBLISHING/COMPANY,/HARTFORD/CONN.].
A black-and-white photograph of a man dressed in a WW II U. S. Army military uniform. On his left shoulder two chevrons identify him as having the rank of corporal. An Army Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge is on his left breast pocket. His right hand is resting on a marble pedestal. The photograph is on cardstock. There are no inscriptions on the front or back.
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Donated by Don L. Durrah and D. Simone Durrah Logan in memory of Hattie J. Durr Whiddon Graham (1873-1950); Christopher Columbus Wayman Whiddon (1894-1973); Lina Irene
H x W x D: 4 3/16 × 1 1/2 × 8 1/4 in. (10.6 × 3.8 × 21 cm)
An Iver Johnson .32 caliber Safety Automatic Hammerless revolver used by Richard Todd Jones. The revolver has a mother-of-pearl handle. The trigger guard has been removed. At the end of the barrel is a front sight. Etched on the top of the barrel is “IVER JOHNSON'S ARMS & CYCLE WORKS / FITCHBURG, MASS. U.S.A.” Each line of etched text is capped with stars. At the bottom of the grip is additional etched text that reads “PAT. NOV.17.08 / PATENT'S PENDING.”