A black and white photograph of a theatre production. On the proper right side a boy is sitting in a chair. He is wearing a suit and tie. His legs are crossed at the ankles and his hands are on his lap. There is a boy standing behind him. He is wearing a white chef's coat and hat, and is wearing blackface. On the proper left there is a girl sitting in a chair. She is wearing a fancy white ruffled dress. Her dark hair is pulled back and is parted in the middle. Her hands are folded on her lap and she has a bracelet on her proper left arm. There is a girl standing behind her with a striped dress, an apron, and a headscarf. She is also wearing blackface. The boy sitting in the chair is Oliver Howard Horner.
Part of a doorway is visible on the proper right side. It is mostly covered by a folding screen with floral fabric. There is also a folding screen with fabric on the proper left side. There is fabric hanging on the wall in the center and there is a fake fireplace in the middle. It is made with fabric and hand drawn bricks with a hand drawn grate in the center. There is black fabric draped on top for a mantle. There are two pictures on top of the "mantle" and there is also a picture hanging on the wall on the proper left side.
The photograph is dry mounted on a dark grey board. The bottom proper right corner of the board is missing. There are several areas along the edges where the grey part of the board has peeled off. The back of the board is grey. There is a long white stain in the center at the bottom. The corners have peeled of slightly.
Postcard with a black and white image of the bodies of Nease Gillespie, John Gillespie and Jack Dillingham. They are at the center of the image and are hanging from ropes by their necks. Their clothes are torn and several wounds are visible on their bodies and heads. A large tree is visible on the right side of the photograph and bags connected to the same ropes they are hanging from are visible in the background. They are surrounded by a large group of men and several children, many of which are looking at the camera. A man on the right side of the photograph has his right hand resting on the left shoulder of one of the hanging men. Printed in black text beneath the image is "Nease and John Gillespie and Jack Dillingham, murderers of Lyerly / family. Lynched August 6th, 1906. Salisbury, N. C." Printed in black text on the back of the postcard is "Post Card."
A wooden four poster bed frame with head board and foot board. The side rails screw into the frame providing greater strength and limited hiding places for vermin. This type of frame is known as the "Boyd Bedstead."
This quilted petticoat may have been made from a repurposed wholecloth bedcover or refashioned from a once larger skirt. The front of the textile is faced with a small-scale printed floral vine design in white, yellow, purple, and red blossoms with green leaves on a light brown ground. The back of the textile is faced with an orange striped cotton. A layer of cotton batting was quilted between the front and back facing fabrics. It was hand quilted with off-white cotton thread in an offset grid pattern with a leafy vine border design. The floral printed fabric was turned and hand stitched to the back fabric as binding. The fabrics and quilted motifs indicate it was probably made in the 1830s or 1840s. The fabric may have been imported from France.
The cut textile is turned under and the edges left raw at the interior waistline of the petticoat and the cotton batting can be seen along these raw edges. A small piece of printed cotton with a small-scale repeating design of purple flowers on a yellow ground is stitched at the interior proper left front waist. A long length of off-white cotton twill tape is attached around the back waist to hold gathers in the petticoat. The twill tape remains loose on the front so that the front of the petticoat has a flat silhouette. The petticoat is closed by tying these loose lengths of twill tape at the front waist.The hem of the petticoat is the original binding of the bedcover and the quilted vine border of the bedcover is turned horizontal around the bottom of the petticoat. The textile was probably repurposed into its current form as a petticoat between the 1870s and 1890s due to the flat front and gathered back waist.