A first edition of the novel, This Child's Gonna Live, by Sarah E. Wright.
The cover features a background image of a sepia toned portrait of Sarah E. Wright with off-white text. The book is 276 pages. The novel is set in a fishing village on Maryland's Eastern Shore during the Depression. It tells the story of an impoverished wife of an oysterman and her family.
A black and white photograph portrait of Regina Egertion Wright holding a rolled and tied diploma. She wears a light-colored dress. This photograph was originally framed with the diploma, 2011.156.15.1
Colored Training School diploma issued to Regina Egertion Wright on June 25, 1918. This diploma was granted by the Authority of the State of Maryland and the Board of School Commissioners. Wright's years of study were from 1909 to 1911. The diploma was signed by the principal, superintendent, and president of the school as well as the mayor of Baltimore.
The diploma is matted inside a wooden frame along with a small black and white photograph of Regina Egertion Wright in a white dress holding the rolled diploma at her side.
This is a ten pound anchor with bolt and two rounded flukes. A twenty-four link chain is attached to the anchor and a yellow nylon rope is tied to the end of the chain. The weight is indicated on the anchor on either side of the base. The patent number is transcribed on one of the flukes in a circular configuration around a central star that reads "PAT/ 2019220." On the other fluke is the maker's mark "ZURN" in an oval shape. The anchor, chain and yellow nylon rope show signs of rust staining.
This metal lunchbox is black with white interior. The letter V is inscribed on the lunchbox on both of the tops of the sides. The bottom is inscribed with manufacturer information that reads "THERMOS/ brand/ PRODUCT/ AMERICAN THERMOS PRODUCTS CO./ NORWICH CONN. U.S.A." The reverse of the inscription appears on the interior. There are two metal clasps at front and a metal and plastic handle at top. Small lines adorn the top vertically and horizontally on the base. On either side of the lunchbox are stylized, scalloped box shapes impressed into the metal.
This oil lantern has a gray metal top, sides and circular base. A glass shade is contained within a metal frame. The glass inscribed with text near top at the front that reads "H/ LOC-NOB/ REC'D IN U.S.A." On the reverse of glass, also inscribed near the top is the company and lantern style "DIETZ/ D-LITE/ N.Y. U.S.A." Base used for holding oil and stopped with a rubber stopper at front. A thin wire handle attached at metal sides. Small wires crisscross the glass. The company name "DIETZ" is inscribed on the lantern along the top of the base to the left of the stopper, although barely legible. To the right of the stopper, on the top of the base is inscribed the place of manufacture "NY USA", again barely legible. Also inscribed at the top of the base is the lantern type "No. 2 D-LITE." Also included at the very top, curving around the edge is the manufacturer information and lantern style. "DIETZ/ NO. 2/ D-LITE/ N.Y.U.S.A." On either side of the top ring is the manufacturer's logo featuring the name enclosed in an oval "DIETZ". There is a small wick included inside the lamp.
This is a rectangular rug woven with burnt sienna, brown, and tan threads in a consistent geometric pattern. The central geometric design includes larger sections of tan framing a looser, open pattern of oblong shapes framed by a thick border of a tighter, square dominated geometric pattern which downplays the tan background and brings the burnt sienna to the forefront. Tan fringe edges the short sides of the rug.