A hand-operated embossing machine used by Claflin University. The exterior is painted black, with paint chipping away throughout surface. The embosser stands flat on a beveled base that is curved on two opposing sides, each containing a hole through the base at the end. The mechanism has a long, rounded lever, with a silver plated top on the end, hinged at the body of the embosser on the opposite side, with a spring element underneath, and is used to push the cylinder element into whatever material will be embossed. Below the cylindrical element, there is a two-tiered base, the bottom being circular with relief type (illegible) on the top, the other sitting on the top curved with straight ends in an oblong shape. There is a slit for the material being embossed to slide into between the pedestal and the cylinder. The main body of embosser has a relief 5-point star, painted red, with gold lines coming off of it, on both sides.
A black and white photograph of the Oberlin Academy Preparatory School Class of 1892. There are three (3) rows of students. The first row is one (1) girl in a white dress. Her hair is pulled back and she has curls in the front. She appears to be kneeling on the ground.
The middle row contains four (4) girls in white dresses. They are sitting down. The girl on the far proper right side has her hair pulled back with curls in the front. The girl to her left has curly hair which is also pulled back. The two girls to her left do not have curls, but their hair is pulled back with a bow.
The back row contains six (6) students. Three girls in white dresses and three boys in black suits. The boy in the middle is also wearing a black tie. There are two (2) girls on the proper right side. They have their hair pulled back with curls in the front. Eva Dyson is the female student on the proper left side. Her hair is pulled back as well. The boy to her right is wearing glasses.
The photo was taken in an interior setting. A rug, a chair, and some plants can be seen. All of the students are holding what appears to be a diploma in their hands. The photograph is mounted on a black board. The board appears to be marbled because of age and some of the corners are torn.
The image appears to have yellowed with age.
There are some spots on the back of the board. There is also a diagonal white label on the proper left side of the board. It reads [1892 Graduation/10.- DC] in pencil.
A black and white team photograph of baseball players from Chase County High School in Kansas. There are three (3) rows of boys. The two (2) boys in the front row center are sitting cross-legged and the two (2) boys on the sides are lying on their sides, with their legs facing out. They have their outer arms resting on their legs and their inner arms are on the floor, propping them up. The front row contains the only African American player. He is second from the proper left side and is holding a baseball in his hands. The other sitting player to his right has a catcher's mask in front of him. There are two baseballs in the shape of an "X" on the ground in front of them.
The middle row contains five (5) players kneeling on the ground. The player on the far proper right has his hands on his hips, the player in the middle has his hands in front of him, and the player on the far proper left has his arms on his side.
The back row contains four (4) people standing. The boy second from the proper right side is also a player on the team. The other three (3) boys are wearing suits. They are wearing neck ties, except for the boy on the proper right side, who is wearing a bow tie. They are standing in front of a backdrop. The backdrop, which has an unidentifiable image on it, is placed in front of a paneled wall. The boy second from the proper left is Oliver Howard Horner.
All of the players are wearing the same uniforms. The button down shirts have collars and have sleeves that end around the elbows. The shirts have letters across the chest. A "C." on the proper right side, a "C." in the center, and a "H.S." on the proper left side. The boys are wearing quilted pants with belts and black and white striped baseball socks. Several of the players are also wearing their baseball gloves. Many of the players are wearing white long sleeve shirts under their uniform shirts.
The photograph is dry mounted on a black board. The bottom proper right corner of the board is missing. There are several areas where the black part of the board has peeled off. The back of the board is grey. There are no markings on the back. In several areas on the sides and corners the grey has peel off a bit.